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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 2018-04-22, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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$$ deal for receivers that have to be replaced?

Shaw says that they're going to obsolete my old Standard Definition receiver and I need to buy (or rent) a new one. I don't particularly want to do this but I guess I have to. What's the best deal? Try to find one on kijiji or pay the $99 SD wants for a 600?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 2018-04-22, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've found a few 600s in my area for $40-50 and 630s for $175.

How do I find out if their balance is clear with Shaw?
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You will have to get the seller to either give you the Unit ID before the sale and call Shaw Direct to verify the unit is free and clear or do it at the sellers place or the place where you arrange the exchange. I have not had any issue with calling in to Shaw to verify a unit ID.

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As a "long time" customer I was offered a 600 for $50 on my last call to shaw to replace a 505. This was $100 off. Funny how the 600 was selling for $50 a few years back (direct from shaw) now it is 150 or 200? I mentioned that the 505 had a defective composite video jack and it should be replaced under my multiple receiver fee.. I was told that it still worked and the warranty did not apply. Next time I call the 505 will not be functional.......Better to pay shipping than $50 but if you need a new remote consider the $50 deal.
I wonder if the 830 is $100 off so about $200?

If buying used dont forget shaw will not replace a non functional unit even if the account is in the clear.
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How much are Shaw charging you shipping, tax, etc., for that $50 600? And does that include either an IR or RF remote?
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They offered a 600 + remote for $99

The $40 600s on kijiji included remotes too.
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 2018-05-01, 01:18 PM
 
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They said it included shipping and it was a new 600. I made an assumption about the remote being included.
I did buy a 600 off kijiji for $40 and the remote was not functional (some buttons did not work). Of course i did not find this out until i got home.
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I've found that disassembling and cleaning the carbon contacts with rubbing alcohol works wonders on non-functional buttons.
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I had to do that in addition to the pencil and tinfoil trick
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Shaw says that they're going to obsolete my old Standard Definition receiver and I need to buy (or rent) a new one. I don't particularly want to do this but I guess I have to. What's the best deal? Try to find one on kijiji or pay the $99 SD wants for a 600?
You should call Shaw again if they're making you pay because your receiver is now obsolete. They should be willing to exchange it under the multi-receiver fee. Say the one you want to exchange is damaged, then you'll get the free switch.
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obsolete 505?

So here’s a question: I use my DSR505 in conjunction with an old, TiVo Series 2. it's standard def only, and has composite and s-video inputs, which interface perfectly with the DSR505. I believe most of the SD channels are still working on the 505. in June, will the SD channels also start disappearing, or will the 505 still be capable of receiving most SD channels from the Classic channel map?
I know the HD channels are going, going, gone from the 505, but I don’t use it for that anyway.
Anyone hazard to guess?
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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 2018-05-07, 08:41 AM
 
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The 505 should continue to receive the SD channels until they start converting and dropping them between April 2019 and Sept 2019. The only way it would become a complete boat anchor is if they drop the channel map. If you can find a 605 around it would have all the connectivity of a 505

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Almost. The 605 lacks S-video.
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Thanks you are correct, forgot they dropped the s-video connectivity on the 6xx series.

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Say the one you want to exchange is damaged, then you'll get the free switch.
^^ Exactly....I , quite recently, had an ancient 401 legacy receiver that suffered from " a complete failure - no LED action " , which was replaced by a 600 for simply the shipping fee.

Having a "complete failure" was ideal since there was no need for the CSR to go through the diagnostic trouble shooting script greatly reducing the time expended on the phone.

Being an outdated unit, the old receiver does not need to be returned but simply recycled locally.
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