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Shaw BlueCurve TV Hardware Information

For those looking for hardware specifics on BlueSky TV here is the support landing page: https://community.shaw.ca/docs/DOC-9889

BlueSky TV Box - Also known as XG1v3 "RDK"

Connections
  • HDMI Out Yes
  • Mini-HDMI No
  • DVI No
  • Component No
  • Composite Yes
  • S-Video No
  • Coaxial (out) Disabled
  • RCA Audio Yes
  • S/PDIF (Coaxial) No
  • S/PDIF (Optical) Yes
  • IR Tether No
  • USB Disabled
  • HDMI In Disabled
  • Ethernet Disabled
  • eSATA Disabled
  • HD Compatible Yes
  • Tuner Type Digital
  • No. of Tuners Six*
  • Internal HDD 500GB
  • PVR Expandable No
  • MPEG-4 Yes
  • 1080p Capable Yes
  • 3D Capable Yes
  • VOD Capable Yes
  • Manufacturer Arris
  • Width 35 cm / 13.8 in
  • Depth 20.5 cm / 8.1 in
  • Height 6 cm / 2.4 in
*12 simultaneous recordings are supported when multiple PVRs are networked together

BlueSky TV Portal - Also known as XiD
The BlueSky TV portal connects over MoCA to the BlueSky TV box (PVR). Like our older whole-home hardware, customers are able to access recordings from anywhere in their home when connected to a portal.
New Features with BlueSky TV
  • Reduced Size - this box is very small
  • HDPVR and HD Compatible - Portals can be used to create a whole-home HD and PVR networked exo-system
  • HDMI only
  • External power pack
  • RF4CE - Portals can be completely hidden from sight and remote commands will still register.
  • 1080p HEVC - Shaw's first HEVC compatible set-top for future format conversions

Connections
  • HDMI Out Yes
  • Mini-HDMI No
  • DVI No
  • Component No
  • Composite No
  • S-Video No
  • Coaxial (out) Yes
  • RCA Audio No
  • S/PDIF (Coaxial) No
  • S/PDIF (Optical) No
  • IR Tether No
  • USB No
  • HDMI In No
  • Ethernet No
  • eSATA No
  • HD Compatible Yes
  • Tuner Type Digital
  • No. of Tuners n/a
  • Internal HDD No
  • PVR Expandable No
  • MPEG-4 Yes
  • 1080p Capable Yes
  • 3D Capable Yes
  • VOD Capable Yes
  • Manufacturer n/a
  • Width 13.5 cm / 5.31 in
  • Depth 8.7 cm / 3.43 in
  • Height 3.2 cm / 1.25 in

XR11 Remote - also known as BlueSky Remote

The XR11 is a remote with voice control which is included with the BlueSky Box and Portal
Features
  • Voice key and microphone
  • Backlight- all keys, amber colour
  • Accelerometer - keys are illuminated for 3 seconds when remote is picked up. Lighting fades up and down
  • Buttons are laser cut
  • Tactile "D" key for accessibility
  • Colour - light grey
  • Aim Anywhere

Remote Shortcut Keys
Button + Feature
  • A - Help menu
  • B - Video on Demand
  • B - Enable video preview in full screen guide
  • C - Sports App (scores, teams, and other detailed info)
  • D - Delete selected recording
  • D - Clear history

Programming the Remote details can be read here: https://community.shaw.ca/docs/DOC-9879

EDIT by Dr.Dave: Starting October 15, 2019, Shaw renamed BlueSky TV to BlueCurve TV.

Shaw Employee, Opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.

Last edited by Dr.Dave; 2019-11-24 at 12:06 PM.
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