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post #91 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-07-25, 09:43 PM
 
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Also, I don't have a phone at my cottage, so can I activate my new receiver on my account without it being connected?
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post #92 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-07-26, 10:14 AM
 
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I've read that if you have more than 3 receivers activated on your account, SD may call you randomly to request that you have all your receivers at one location. What information do they ask for when they call, as I will have 3 at home, and probably 2 at my cottage.
They have never called me and I have 7 receviers on my account, all active.
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post #93 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-07-26, 11:42 AM
 
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lol good enough!
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post #94 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-07-26, 03:20 PM
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Just as an FYI, when BTV check the STBs, they have some sort of signal sent to the STB and the only way to see that number would be if you are at the location of the STB hooked to a TV. The STB number is certainly not enough since anyone could copy that to a piece of paper.

We've seen losts of those discussions in the BTV forum, but I don't recall it here in SD.

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post #95 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-10-03, 10:50 AM
 
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Question Cottage Package?

I know Shaw direct has a cottage package but I can't find it on their website. I'm sure I read it last week.

Anyone have a link or info on it?

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post #96 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-10-03, 11:39 AM
 
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Think it was called "Home away from Home" or something like that. Might be defunct.
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post #97 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-10-03, 12:14 PM
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It is still available. They do not advertise it, you must call them up and ask for the Home Away From Home package. You just need proof of you're second residence (tax or utility bill with your name on it). It will cost you $99 plus tax. They will send you the second dish you need to your primary residence.
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post #98 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-10-06, 09:34 AM
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Home away from home

@QCK, actually they do advertise it. I saw an ad for "Home-away-from-home entertainment" this morning in the latest edition of "Inside Scoop".
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post #99 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-10-06, 11:19 AM
 
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HOH & extra dish

Hello I have the HAFH program and a total of 5 receivers active. Is it possible to buy a 3rd dish and use an old spare receiver as well with an RV? Spend time between the cottage and camping in the RV and would really like the ability to have a portable dish for the road!
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post #100 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-10-07, 01:46 AM
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You can have 6 receivers on your account, so that should work out fine for you. The portable dishes look pricey, but I guess that's the only option for an RV?
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post #101 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-10-08, 02:32 AM
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I use a metal tripod and tube and a 75e dish. Pretty inexpensive. Probably could just use a homemade stand with the dish at ground level or on picnic tables as I have seen in use.
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post #102 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-12-08, 05:37 PM
 
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Is it common for people to have 6 receivers on one account ?? Like in my mind I would think that shaw would get suspicious of account splitting once you get to 5 or 6? am I wrong? Although I suppose if you take into account some people have them in the garage, basment, all bedrooms and living room, maybe it is common ?
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post #103 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-12-08, 07:56 PM
 
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Is it common for people to have 6 receivers on one account ?? Like in my mind I would think that shaw would get suspicious of account splitting once you get to 5 or 6? am I wrong? Although I suppose if you take into account some people have them in the garage, basment, all bedrooms and living room, maybe it is common ?
Think of it this way.....

Living room
master BR
kids rooms x 2
rec room / bar
den
garage / patio



could easily go over 6 in one home....
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post #104 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-12-08, 10:20 PM
 
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yep easy to get 6 receivers quickly

1 in the living room
3 bedrooms (2 kids + 1 house owner's bedroom)
1 in the office
1 tv in the basement
well i guess i'm happy not having 3 kids if so id be screwed and forced to go on cable
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post #105 of 302 (permalink) Old 2011-12-08, 10:36 PM
 
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Before I gave up and switched to Telus Optik I had 4 receivers at home and 2 at the cabin. Really only used 3 at home but had 4 from the days before I had a PVR. I had 2 receivers at one location with one feeding the TV and one the VCR.

Now I don't have TV service at the cabin any more with Optik but the Home away from Home package (and possibly the Service Reps at SD for the most part) are the ONLY thing that I miss about Shaw Direct.

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