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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2010-07-05, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Setting up Shaw PVR

Hello - I have purchased a used PVR for use with my Shaw satellite and am not 100% sure how to now hook it up. We've got it working to watch cable, but am I correct in understanding that I need to run a second cable line from the satellite outside into the house to hook up to the back of the PVR, or can I just splice the cable we currently have running so that it will hook into both spots in the back of the PVR?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 2010-07-05, 10:10 AM
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Puzzled by your reference to cable, but assuming it is a Starchoice Satellite (Shawdirect) PVR model 530, then you need two feeds from the dish.
Your dish also needs to be the eliptical dish, not the old larger round dish
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2010-07-05, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the confusion - yes, I meant satellite. Thanks for the reply! I was thinking that's what we needed to try and do but wanted to be sure before we attempted to add a line through the house.

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