Hi all. I'm making the switch from shaw direct to shaw cable on Friday and a question just popped into mind. Right now I have one shaw direct HDPVR hooked up to two tv's in different rooms of the house and can control it from anywhere in the house with the remote control. Will I be able to do this with the shaw cable remote and HDPVR as well? It's kind of a deal breaker. Thanks to all who answer
Location: Victoria, BC Shaw TDC770D, Panasonic TC-P42S1, Sharp Aquos LC32D40U, HK AVR120, Pioneer DVR-650H-K,
I just did the same thing, switch Shaw Direct -> Shaw Cable, and I certainly miss not having to point the remote right at the box. Not a deal breaker for me, however; this experience is far better than shaw direct!
I had a similar setup but what I ended up doing was getting the Summit box with expander and located the IR sensor so I can control one box with two tvs in the right locations. I think all pace boxes come with IR sensors.
You could try tracking down a UEI Remote Extender (converts your Shaw IR remote to use RF), made by the same company that makes the Shaw Universal Atlas PVR remote. A search for "Remote Control Extender" and perhaps part number SV1100 will bring up a few sources of this device, which goes for about $35.
The RF transmitter apparently sits in place of one of the AA batteries; the RF receiver re-emits the RF signal as IR in front of the set-top or other device(s).