"You don't "need" a new dish at the cabin. Having a new dish with XKu installed will just make it easier to take receivers back and forth, as you don't need to call Shaw Direct and have V-codes changed.
Plus, if you get a new dish/LNBF the same as at home, you get all the HD and other channels, and when G1 comes online, those channels too. "
This is all good stuff!
To clarify, "existing dish" meant the one currently not in use at the cabin; the one in the photo.
I would prefer for convenience sake to NOT change the dish and just change the V codes on the 505 receiver. This MUST be done via Shaw? Is there anything I can do in advance to make the call easier? What info is req'd?
Mom has only one TV at home but three working receivers (one is not HD nor have an HDMI output however - don't ask me why), so there will not be swapping of receivers on a regular basis. I will set up the one on the island and leave it.
But I am curious, you've mentioned that some channels will not be available on the 505. Why would this be (since this is an HD receiver) and which channels would they be? And finally, what is the G1 you refer to?