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post #226 of 315 (permalink) Old 2018-08-27, 01:09 AM
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ralphf, what's going on with Memory Express and your DVR? :-)
They gave me a refund. I am hoping that some one one here will try an external hard drive and let us know if it works.
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post #227 of 315 (permalink) Old 2018-09-07, 10:40 AM
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For those that have gone from a 630 to 830 pvr, or may have both, do you notice that the guide is not as sharp or clear on the 830 as it was on the 630? Just recently switched myself and I find the channel logos and info in the guide are not as sharp or clear. Is this true with the channels then? Are they not as sharp or is the picture quality actually a bit better?
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post #228 of 315 (permalink) Old 2018-09-07, 10:46 AM
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Are the boxes set to the same output format? 1080i/p for example? Are the boxes connected to the same input on the TV, or a different one that may be calibrated (or not calibrated) differently?

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post #229 of 315 (permalink) Old 2018-09-07, 11:29 AM
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Same output format and same input on the tv. I almost think the picture quality is slightly better, but the guide is definitely not as clear. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed the same thing.
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post #230 of 315 (permalink) Old 2018-12-03, 02:00 PM
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HDCP required for DSR-830?

Hey everyone. It's been years since I've posted here.

My dad is currently OTA-only, and is moving to a rural area where satellite is the only option, and I much prefer Shaw to Bell to avoid the nationwide simsubs.

He is currently using my old Sony 34XBR960 which has a working HDMI port, but the HDCP part of it is blown (apparently a known issue with Sony, and replacement parts are no longer available). TV still works great after 14 years, and it would be a waste to just chuck it.

As the DSR-830 no longer has component outputs, will the HDMI output require an HDCP-compliant port to be functional?

If not, which most recent HD PVR had 1080i component outputs (I might get the promotional 830 hooked to an LCD TV in the basement and find a used legacy receiver for the main living room)?
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post #231 of 315 (permalink) Old 2018-12-03, 05:44 PM
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@foxfan The 630 is the predecessor PVR that has component connections.

A previous post in this thread reported HDCP errors because the HDMI cable was too long, so the 830 does implement HDCP (typical of modern devices.)

EDIT: I noticed they updated the manual to describe the 800/830 even though the link says 2014.

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post #232 of 315 (permalink) Old 2019-01-09, 12:07 PM
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830 vs 630 advantages?

Sorry if this topic has been covered directly, but I can only find loose results. I'm in Mexico, where the price of an imported 800 or 830 box is at least twice (if not more) than purchasing one in Ottawa. I've been having perfect reception with my 605 and 600 series. Really peed me off that Shaw has removed the "05" models, because of the display and because of the optical audio output.

I have not been able to find any future-proof advantages to purchasing an 830 series to replace my 605. From what I can discover, even with the third satellite not being able to reach Mexico, I should still be able to get everything that the original birds provide, while those satellites are viable. (I don't care to record programs, and would only buy the much-more expensive 830 over the 800 because, again, the display and the optical.)

I have a friend who will bring me one down next month if I want it (although I see BestBuy doesn't have the 830 and doesn't plan to, it looks like).

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post #233 of 315 (permalink) Old 2019-01-09, 01:02 PM
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I only have 4 600 series receivers. From what I understand, the 800 receivers have faster processors and better VOD capabilities. but they don't receive any extra channels , so I don't think you need to spend money on a new receiver
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post #234 of 315 (permalink) Old 2019-01-09, 02:02 PM
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They have wireless (wifi) internet capabilities and the ability to record series based on team playing and perhaps a few other programming features.
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post #235 of 315 (permalink) Old 2019-02-15, 05:32 PM
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Since the 830 has wifi can I get Netflix directly from it like the Apple TV or do I still need to use my Apple TV too?
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post #236 of 315 (permalink) Old 2019-02-16, 12:39 AM
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The wifi only lets you connect the 830 to order PPV and get VOD. It does not allow you access the general internet and/or OTT services like Netflix.

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post #237 of 315 (permalink) Old 2019-03-19, 12:03 PM
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Question WiFi on 830

What is the benefit of WiFi on the 830 pvr. Can I add a signal to my home network and watch a program on a smart in another room?
Or is it mainly for on demand services?
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post #238 of 315 (permalink) Old 2019-03-19, 12:49 PM
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The wifi is the allow you to watch VOD and report back PPV etc. No it does not allow you to watch in another room.
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post #239 of 315 (permalink) Old 2019-03-28, 05:22 PM
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Now that I'm on here and actually posting - I wanted to poll this group on 8XX receiver features. We're still actively developing the platform and I honestly don't receive too much customer feedback as to what the platform may be missing.

Are there any features, or enhancements, that would make your lives easier, or your viewing experience better? Obviously I can't guarantee we would be able to implement *everything*, but would love to hear where our customers want to see this platform go in the future.

Note, the 6XX models will no longer be receiving customer-facing updates. Any software updates in the future are limited to under the hood improvements.
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post #240 of 315 (permalink) Old 2019-03-28, 10:13 PM
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That is a shame. Myself I have no reason whatsoever to switch to the 8XX model.
The loss of the front display and the Esata port are enough to keep the 6xx for as long as I can.
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