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Old 2010-05-14, 02:50 PM   #16
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Thanks for the info.

And of course, I'm sure it won't be possible to achieve such compatibility through firmware upgrade or some sort of extender that could be connected using one of several ports disabled on our current Moto hardware.
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Old 2010-05-15, 06:52 PM   #17
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Old 2010-05-16, 10:57 AM   #18
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The old Motorola boxes would not be compatible with home networking since they don't have the MoCA interface.
Dr Dave - Is that also true for the PACE Summit boxes
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Old 2010-05-16, 07:21 PM   #19
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Networking disabled for launch, suprise is, it will be Canada's largest HDPVR with 500GB internal Hard Drive (and not the 160,250 or 320GB variants) with support for a 1TB External HD. List price $398.00 rolling out very soon. Networking with the latest firmware has been under testing for many months already. The USB port de-activated as well as the Ethernet. The E-sata active for the External HD function.
I heard the same thing yesterday from a tech guy, the 500GB (yes!) but no networking yet (boo). And he said May 18 or 19, so really right around the corner!

There's already a DCX3400 thread here, with links to some useful info:
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=113475

Hopefully it's OK if I post a link to another forum, where there's a bit of talk about the differences between the DCH3416 (almost same as DCT3416?) and newer DCX3400:
http://www.***************/forum/r23...400-or-DCH3416

Uh, alright, it looks like it's not OK to reference that forum, sorry.
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Old 2010-05-16, 08:59 PM   #20
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Sorry Thunder, I don't know which of the Pace boxes support MoCA and if they would be compatible with Shaw's implementation.
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Old 2010-05-17, 12:24 PM   #21
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It's like anything, costs go down as technology becomes old or market saturated. I remember when the old Zenith homeworks 500k cable modem was $450. suffice to say they are all in some dumpster now.
*edit- this was a response to Pokerchip's comment.
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Old 2010-05-18, 12:38 PM   #22
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Also have been testing the Pace DC900X with networking for 9HD tv's too, that is still a ways off though.

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Shaw Champ,

What's your source on the Pace DC900X?

I wasn't aware that Shaw was seriously considering it...
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Old 2010-05-18, 07:17 PM   #23
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So there is a new Shaw PVR coming out for $398 with 500 Gig of storage? Sounds like this is the one to wait for! Can anyone confirm this and when is the estimated date for Vancouver?
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@ Bowmah

The time frame for launch is from May 19th onwards, depending on stock/inventory levels, system by system process, over the next few weeks. Look for Shaw.ca to be updated soon based on locale.

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Old 2010-05-18, 08:05 PM   #25
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Thanks Shaw Champ. Glad I got the inside info here. Was about to buy the 3416 but will now wait. Spoke with a Shaw rep last night and was told there were NO MORE new Motorola PVR's left. Guess that was a lie. Anyhow, thanks!
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Old 2010-05-18, 08:25 PM   #26
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No problem at all. Depending on where you are some places have sold out of the Motorola PVR's so rep could be right and honestly do not think someone would want to mislead you. However, one thing to consider (and I know the equipment can get expensive) is a 3416 with a 1TB external hard drive will offer more space and could weigh in cheaper. Personally I brought an OEM 1TB and seperate enclosure for my 3416. Think of a 3416 @ $198 + 1TB external $150 on sale at Shaw or cheaper elsewhere, or even sourcing yourself will maybe come cheaper than $398.00 for the new box. But then as a customer I would want to weigh that up with the future capabilities on the DCX 3400 and the whole home networking down the road that this box can do.

Also consider new offering from PACE later on still with their equipment also most likely being 500GB internal, external hard drive capability, and then streaming HD content for up to 9 tv's!

We work off feedback everyday, one main thing was the equipment costs.

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Old 2010-05-18, 09:29 PM   #27
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So if I can find a $198 for the 3416 then I might re-consider. At the moment, the chain stores have it for $350. Instead of $350, I will gladly wait for $400 for the new Motorola. I know Pace is only going to get better and I cannot wait till the day for Shaw to offer PVR anywhere like Telus. In fact, I am almost ready to switch after using Shaw for 15+ years. Cannot believe the trouble I am having with this current Pace unit and with support for giving me the run around the last 2 days. I got the long winded explanation about how there are known issues that are still not 100% resolved for Pace units but to me, that is not my problem. That is Shaw's supplier, not mine. Shaw is the person I pay and the one I am complaining to. The unit is going back.

So you are a Shaw customer service person? Can you provide some more info about streaming HD content around the house. This is a great thing that I have been waiting for. It might be big enough for me to try a competitor actually. Like I said, 15+ years with Shaw and a lot disappointed at the moment.
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Old 2010-05-18, 10:43 PM   #28
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Regarding multi-room DVR solutions - I consider it vapourware until it actually appears. Note that A28 guide is only one component of a complete solution, with firmware being another big part.

Also regarding May 19 DCX3400 launch, don't believe it until you see it.

Too many people posting internal Shaw deadlines and goals, which may or may not come to be. You won't know for sure until an official announcent is made.

Note that these opinions are mine and not necessarily those of my employer...
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Old 2010-05-18, 11:04 PM   #29
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Based on what Motorola has told me, the DCX line are good to go with MoCA from a firmware perspective.
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Old 2010-05-18, 11:15 PM   #30
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That might be Motorola's view, but why would you assume it to be Shaw's?
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