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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2013-09-08, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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G1 compatible with Shaw 505 receiver

Will my Shaw 505 receiver receive signals from the new G1 satellite with the new LNB installed or is the 505 now obsolete?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2013-09-08, 08:23 PM
 
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Hi rony you should ask that in the Shaw board but I'm pretty sure it wont work.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2013-09-09, 07:22 AM
 
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I believe all the new channels on the new satellite are MPEG4-encoded, and the older models won't decode those. So your old receiver will "work" (and indeed I still have a 505 in operation here), but it'll only get the same channels that it gets now.

Most, if not all new channels will be MPEG4-encoded, and a lot of existing channels will be converted or dropped. So eventually, the older receivers will become totally obsolete.
SD will offer you a new 600 receiver for $50, or a 630 PVR for, I believe, $250.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2013-09-10, 09:34 AM
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The 505 will not receive channels that are MPEG4. That means all of G1, and a handful of other channels.

It can be configured to use the X-Ku LNBF and still receive what it used to. Set for XKu, it will get the new channel list.

Obsolete is relative. I use mine as a source for my TiVo to record.
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