An installer was here today to move my dish as a tree had grown in front of it. He had a box of 830's. They are actually smaller than the 630 although about half inch higher, but more than 1 inch less from front to back. He had some interesting information which I will share but of course may not be true. He said that Shaw was about to release the 730 when they started to work with a gateway system and delayed it to the 830 which is hoped will be able to use that in future. So they are apparently working to make the 830 a whole home, multi tuner receiver. He claimed that the 830's would run cooler with no need for a "big" fan. He had played with one briefly and noticed it to be much quicker in response. All very interesting if true. He said he had 3 630's left and then he would be installing 830's. He also mentioned that everything was being kept secret for no good reason that he could think of.
I went into 2 retailers yesterday. One had 2 receivers (630) and the other (Best Buy) had none. "We usually have a shelf full of Shaw Direct receivers. I don't know when or if we will get more." He speculated the Shaw Direct might stop supplying retailers and only ship direct. (AS Telus is doing)
Last edited by ronsnbrd; 2017-07-13 at 06:38 PM.
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