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post #76 of 80 (permalink) Old 2020-01-08, 11:17 AM
 
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I'm waiting for my Contract to expire and get rid of Shaw.
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post #77 of 80 (permalink) Old 2020-01-22, 06:50 PM
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New to Bluecurve

Sorry if I'm not to technical, but could use some advice re my trial Bluecurve experience.

I ordered Bluecurve in Nov and finally received equipment 6 weeks later (Presently use Shaw Direct).

First of all I received all refurbished equipment (apparently a shortage on 4K equipment). Discover that only 4 tuners were working (although loyalty dept and tech told me there only was 4 ) . Two other techs and online info indicates there are 6 tuners. Apparently there is no other 4K pvrs available. I thought this was an improvement over satellite so decided to move head and ordered a 2nd 4K pvr to add recordings , Tech arrived to install the new box but advised me he could only get the old 1v3. I decided to go ahead as I was still on the trial period (I did have it extended when I was going to cancel). For the last 8 days I have been either chatting or calling Shaw with problems. I now feel the 4K and 1v3 are not 100% compatible. This is what I don't know. Have not found the tech support to be very helpful/honest.
To continue with Bluecurve I am considering exchanging the faulty 4K box with another 1v3 (Trying to get two 4K boxes does not seem impossible as they are not being produced anymore). We have about three days to decide whether to cancel or continue. We weren't really unhappy with Shaw direct , but would like to be able to record more programs at once.
I would like to know about other peoples experience with Bluecurve and should we continue with the older boxes (1v3). Wireless is not available in our area. It's been a frustrating week. Thanks
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post #78 of 80 (permalink) Old 2020-01-22, 07:25 PM
 
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Is Telus an option in your area? They have something like ten 4K channels and more HD channels than Shaw. Does Shaw have any?

Telus 4K PVR & 2 wireless boxes; switched from Shaw for more HD and 4K channels, 3 AppleTVs
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post #79 of 80 (permalink) Old 2020-01-23, 01:19 PM
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The only 4k channels on Shaw aren't really channels.
NetFlix 4k and Amazon Prime 4k are available through the 4k box (App Section) and only if you are a subscriber.

https://support.shaw.ca/t5/tv-articl...vice/ta-p/5144

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post #80 of 80 (permalink) Old 2020-02-14, 02:23 PM
 
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Shaw wireless Blue Curve box

Shaw has now brought out the BlueCurve TV Player | Wireless 4K (Xi6) box.

Has anyone traded their previous box for this one? They both will play 4K content. Is this new box any better? I only have one TV so the ability to connect wirelessly doesn't benefit me.

Sony 4K 65" TV- Shaw PVR 6412
Sony STRDH540 Receiver - Magnavox NB500MG9 Blu-Ray
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