If the truth were known, I bet the 605 already supports an external HD if Shaw would allow it in the software. Remember Shaw does not do what is best for the customer, but rather what makes the most profit for the company.
The 605 is identical to the 630, aside from software and having a built-in hard drive. It's absolutely possible, but the 605 software has disabled it.
Good to see that the 600 gets rid of the huge "channel will change in one minute" banners when an auto-tune is about to take place. On the 505, they covered two-thirds of the screen, marred plenty of shows I was looking to archive. 600 gives a tiny triangle with exclamation point instead.
Does anyone have a freezing issue on their 600 receivers? I have three of them and sometimes when I go to change the channel the receiver freezes. I have to unplug and plug it back in to get it to work again.
When it happen yesterday i remember going from 2 channels on the old satellites. BUT I did go from and SD channel to an HD channel. First the channel says it cant acquire a signal and the VOD msg pops up, so i switch to another channel and thats when the rcvr reboots.
I have a DSSR 600 that i ordered. It arrived and when I opened the box it had no remote. I called SD and they said it does not come with a remote I plan on mounting the receiver behind a wall mounted plasma out of site. What kind of remote can I use and/or does the DSSR 600 require line of site? I don't know why they don't include the remote I find it strange? Is the DSSR 600 RF compatible? Will be using with a Samsung F8500 plasma.
Generally the 600 do come with remotes if it was bought new and in a green coloured box. Refurbished units are usually shipped without remotes and are in a brown box. The 600 is a line of sight receiver or IR. The 605 and 630 can be out of sight receivers.