DSR5** series forced obsoloescence by Shaw
I just found out yesterday, purely by chance in a conversation with a Shaw Direct CSR, that anyone owning DSR5** series equipment won't be able to sell it or gift it to anyone else. I was told no one (aka a person who tries to add those pieces of equipment to their list of receivers) would be able to activate these receivers. So, if you own one, they're dead-in-the-water.
When did they make that law? The CSR told me "a couple of months ago", but I saw no proof of it sent to my email address, the same place they send my bill. Did anyone else get notification of this? I still receive all HD material that it originally received, and it's a perfectly fine receiver for a spare room, garage, etc., and will be until sometime in 2019.
Oh, they made me the big offer of a $99 DSR600, no clock, display, multiple outputs, which I can buy on Kajiji for $50.
Am I the only one that's surprised this is the path Shaw is forcing its' customers down?
Essentially, I can't sell it, or even transfer it to a friends account, as Shaw won't re-activate it.
Last edited by tvmaster; 2017-01-13 at 12:09 PM.