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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-05-25, 02:24 AM
 
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still cant stream a vod movie WOW!
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post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-05-25, 02:46 AM
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I only use a 630 occasionally now and have recorded some movies lately and it works fine and the new version seems fine also. When we used 630's heavily and yes we had 2 630's and a couple of 600's, etc. we had pixellation grief, glitching and all sorts of problems.
Light users recording one program at a time occasionally and having one 630 probably are happy.
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post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-05-25, 10:23 AM
 
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So what are you saying here? The " Most advanced PVR in Canada" should only be used sparingly in order for it to work the way they advertise it? Really?????
The 630 is a piece of junk plain and simple. It would be really nice if SD could bring out a PVR that works well and provides excellent service to all of the SD customers like the old 505 did.
Iff SD is looking to move forward with theri services this is one area they should really concentrate on. The sat providers in the US have pvr's that record up to 9 different programs at the same time and also have wireless receivers. Just think how nice that would be especially with the flat panel' being hung on walls,over fireplaces etc.
SD is about ten years behind the times here.
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post #19 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-05-25, 11:20 AM
 
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I have resisted purchasing a 630. I see so many complaints on this forum that I will not waste money on one. We had promises for many years on how Shaw Direct was going to update and fix the 530. It NEVER happened. Then the 630 arrives on the scene touted as the most advanced PVR in Canada. What a crock!!!
In the year 2020 they will still be trying to fix the 630......that is if something they will probably call the 730 has not already made an appearance and been billed as the "Most advanced PVR in Canada".
The 630 still has most of the same issues as the old 530 and from what I read here, it has added some new problems.
I would like to have a good PVR but the 630 certainly does not warrant the money they want. Maybe I would buy one for $50. Naw.... it still would be a waste of $50.
Looks like the new 9.22 firmware is not helping.
I don't see too many problems on my 605 so I will stay with it until the 630 is functioning properly. Only problem is that it may take forever.
As others have said when you come to a forum like this, of course you're going to hear complaints. My 630 works great, including my 1TB PVR expander which is always over half full, even with version 9.22.
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post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-05-25, 01:58 PM
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Just stating what my experience has been. Does not make it right. I agree it should be way better.
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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-05-25, 04:38 PM
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The 630 is middle of the pack when it comes to reliability, features and quality. For the best PVR, go with Bell but programming is more expensive. The worst are cable company Cisco PVRs. That, of course, can change anytime a new model is released. New PVR models and those with major new features recently added tend to be very buggy. The 630 is starting to get fairly mature and stable as PVRs go. It's still needs some work to get as good as the Bell PVRs, but their basic design has been around for a lot longer than the SD 530/630 design. The entire Canadian BDU industry has a disgraceful record with their proprietary hardware. In any other market segment, these devices would be considered a joke in every respect. They only exist due to market protection.
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post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-05-30, 02:57 PM
 
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I use my 630 a lot, and for some time did not have problems. It was a period 2 versions of firmware ago when I had the pixilation problem (channel dependent) which bugged me a lot, I could never be sure if recording 2 shows in parallel if I would have the pixilation or not. I did not have the problem for quite a long time now. I also had a period with signal loss on mildly bad weather on some channels. It was a cracked LNB after the tech changed it all was OK, now I have the signal even during strong storms.
I also don't remember when was the last time when the receiver reseted or locked also (months ?). This was not really a big problem but was happening occasionally with older firmwares. Same for my 605.
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post #23 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-06-10, 07:39 PM
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Is there a way where you can set the 630 so it will NOT update the firmware automatically without unplugging.Just want to test something
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post #24 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-06-12, 07:04 AM
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Anyone???????
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post #25 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-06-12, 09:41 AM
 
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NO. Short answer.

Shaw Direct DVR830 / DVR 605/ 605, Sony Xbr65" 950E", Sony XBR4 850d, Oppo 980H, Yamaha 7.1 Surround, PS4! WDLive
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post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-06-13, 09:14 AM
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Nope. All you can do with firmware updates, if your receiver is in AO mode (target other than 0000) is manually trigger download, or nothing and it will do it in its time.

I you want to use the receiver at all, you it will get the new firmware flag sometime, as it is always broadcast (initially per receiver, eventually to an "all" flag.
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post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-06-13, 11:16 PM
 
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Normal procedure for me is to leave a receiver on 24/7. I've been told they update only when turned off, so will never turning it off "block" an update? Or will it eventually turn itself off during some random show and update anyway?
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post #28 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-06-14, 08:40 AM
 
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No, leaving it on will not block an update. I leave mine on 24/7 and receive all the updates.
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post #29 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-06-14, 08:54 AM
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Nothing will block an update. If you leave a receiver on, it will eventually force update on its own.
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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 2013-06-14, 05:02 PM
 
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Yes....... I was watching a program after midnight when the receiver updated to 9.22. Bummer, it was a good show. So, there is no way to block an update. It is like paying taxes.
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