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post #106 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-23, 05:20 PM
 
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Shaw nixed the Esata external HDD access and supposeduly replaced it with USB2 access.
I am waiting to hear folks that tried it to see how it works.
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post #107 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-23, 05:58 PM
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post #108 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-23, 06:00 PM
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Shaw nixed the Esata external HDD access and supposeduly replaced it with USB2 access.
I am waiting to hear folks that tried it to see how it works.
I have a external hard drive hooked up to the 830 works fine so far no issues hooking it up
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post #109 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-23, 08:14 PM
 
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Re USB port

If it is the same as the 6xx series you can backup your configuration. Hidden channels. Guide preferences etc and transfer that to another reciever.

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post #110 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-24, 01:52 AM
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Re USB port

If it is the same as the 6xx series you can backup your configuration. Hidden channels. Guide preferences etc and transfer that to another reciever.
I had to reformat my hard drive and its contents when I hooked it up to the 830 from the 630. Nothing was saved, the rest can you transfer guide preferences etc, my guess would be no, I could not find a way to do it.
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Will the USB power a 2.5" drive?
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Will the USB power a 2.5" drive?
Well the 630 you needed a external hard drive with a power source, that was esata, the usb chances are no on the 830, but that is a guess. Mine has a external power source
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The 830 is basic , or so it seems as far as bells and whistles, It has no record light on the screen(front panel), no sat light on the front panel either. Just the power button light. No clock etc. It seems to work good as far as reception, recordings work good, no audio issues, channel change quick, Guide functions work good.
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post #114 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-24, 04:32 PM
 
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this 830 is more underwhelming than phelps vs the shark!
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post #115 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-24, 09:33 PM
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Will the USB power a 2.5" drive?
The USB2.0 standard provides up to 0.5A from the port. I tested an external 2.5" drive rated at 0.5A on the 630 once and it worked, even though it's not recommended. I didn't use it for long since it was just a test. My long term solution was to put a 1TB drive in the 630. The 830 already has that.

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Will the USB power a 2.5" drive?
The official answer is no, you need a USB3.0 port for that. That, of course, begs the question of why the 830 lacks a USB3.0 port. The other solution is to use a Y cable that uses 2 USB ports to power the drive. Some 2.5" USB 2.0 external drives come with a suitable Y cable and they can be purchased on eBay. Then the issue of the 630 and 830 only having one USB 2.0 port arises. If the 2.5" USB drive has a power connector, a 5V power brick can be used to power it.
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post #116 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-25, 07:55 AM
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So, no 4k capability and you still need two lines to make full use of a dvr. No thanks,
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post #117 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-25, 08:17 AM
 
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Oh come on, its not really any worse that the Bell Sat offerings, with the exception of the 2 lines now is it ? At least it has built in WiFi not a dongle....lol
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post #118 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-25, 09:27 AM
 
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Allan: it's not a matter of being better than the competitors, it's no different than the model it's replacing, and in some respects even worse.
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post #119 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-25, 12:27 PM
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If my new 830 functions well, does not reboot, does not have audio issues. Then it is a plus for me, even though I lost some display lights clock etc.
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post #120 of 303 (permalink) Old 2017-07-25, 12:57 PM
 
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I am starting to understand why Shaw doesnt seem too excited about the product.
So far theres nothing thats telling me that its better than the 630 except for the bigger HDD but its not that difficult to replace the drive in the 630 either so even there theres no advantage...

I am super disappointed... I guess I will just buy the remote for my 630 and keep using it...
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