Are there known issues with the audio output over HDMI? On some HD channels with the audio on the Max box set to Surround, I receive no centre channel information (all sounds but dialouge). Then I have to go into the menu and switch it to Stereo which sometimes results in some static/buzzing sound on SD channels. Is this just an issue because I am using HDMI for audio and video?
Is your audio coming out of your TV speakers or a surround sound system?
If it's just through your tv speakers, then you wouldn't have a center channel. So the same issue would happen even on RCA audio, if it were set to "surround" or "5.1". Should be "stereo" if it's going through your TV
I'm using audio over optical and I get drop outs on every 5.1 broadcast. It's extremely annoying and SaskTel's response is that they only support audio over the RCA jacks. What a joke that they only support stereo sound!
I'm also waiting for their new software so I can get some use out of this glorified VCR they like to call a PVR.
I'll be bailing the minute after 1 year is up if these issues aren't addressed.
3 HD STB has been available in certain places for months, it's never been advertised
What are the places? Do you have to use a separate internet service in that case? Is this with the fibre optic that's been promised for so many years or through DSL?
SaskTel phones me every month or so with a special offer, and when I tell them 3 STB's they always say their lines can't handle it, or in some cases they say you can get if you get 2 lines, 1 for 2 of the STB's, and a 2nd line for the 3rd STB. They say internet speed will be degraded if the STB's are in used however.
certain places = case by case basis in certain neighbourhoods in regina/saskatoon. it's not really a service offering, just some places happen to have a loop short enough that it'll support 3HD streams and internet np.
some times yeah, it's done with 2 lines, 2 gateways (2HD on 1 gateway, 1 + internet on the 2nd)
and if your line is marginal, you may see internet slowdown when watching tv
max might look good...but access 7 has complete game coverage of
WHL games, MLB, University games, as well as litty jimmy playing
football that grandad can sit home and watch a complete game, with
catching a cold at the local field.
I called and they say there were no fees but they failed to mention what you just told me. Thanks for your help I will be making another call to confirm. I hate that they didn't disclose that to me in any way--that may be enough to sway me into staying with Shaw Direct.
I decided to give it a try for the 4 month promo they are having. If it is good I will keep it since it is signifigantly cheaper when bundled with my cell phone, internet and securtek. I really like shaw direct and think that it is the best satellite provider especially for their service; although the hardware is garbage compared to bell. Did you have the DTVR for max? If so was it a good receiver? Any problems? thanks