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2019-11-22 04:11 PM
Thanks bpsmicro re: Credit Cards

Many Many Thanks bpsmicro!! I previously went to the website and I guess I got into setting up a credit card since it asked for all sorts of information. My wife later did the same thing. I was pretty frustrated at that point after all of the telephone hold time etc. No problem with the CC switch over within SD since I have plenty of time until the next billing due date.

This time I got into the right webpage. Easy. I wasted hours on this when just a few minutes online did it. Again BIG THANKS

Originally Posted by bpsmicro View Post
..."Auto Payments". Under that, the first option is "Edit credit card". Enter the new info. Click "Sign Up" Done....
2019-11-22 03:21 PM
k801809 It is true that there needs to be 10 days to update information - the request for withdrawal is sent to the bank 10 days prior, so any changes made under that won't be reflected. Your balance will just roll over to the following month and withdraw at once (unless you make a onetime manual payment through the website in the meantime).
2019-11-22 01:50 PM
bpsmicro Log into your site. In the first page you'll see "Auto Payments". Under that, the first option is "Edit credit card". Enter the new info. Click "Sign Up" Done.
The caveat is they say they want 10 days notice. But I know from experience that if you're under that and it is unsuccessful billing the first time, they'll try again in a few days. Just recently I noticed almost en entire month after my billing date that I had old info that had failed, and they just rolled over the next month when I corrected it.
2019-11-22 01:37 PM
2 hrs 40 min on telephone hold - Then Gave Up

2 hours 40 minutes on telephone hold and then I gave up. I am on pre-authorized credit card billing. I got a different CC from a different bank. I want to change the Shaw Direct CC to the new CC. The website is not clear about changing cards. I went to online chat. I was told they could not help me, but I should use the SD app. I have no cell phone, therefore no app. It was suggested that I try again on the telephone at 7AM ET.

2019-10-14 11:48 AM
Originally Posted by starchoice View Post
So what programming package or dollar value do you have to receive this discount?
I have the old "Digital Advantage pack" plus time shift.
2019-10-14 09:56 AM
RuralRouter The 830 has a number of good features, but the features left out of the black box makes it undesirable to me.
2019-10-13 05:27 PM
goalsgo There you go, point proven.
2019-10-13 12:37 PM
Originally Posted by goalsgo View Post
Is Shaw the only guilty party here or are all TV providers on the same bandwagon? ...
Actually Bell Satellite did a similar thing to it's line of PVR's.

Their 9242 had features like: picture in picture, swap tuner and a coax output for a separate TV that they have abandoned with their newer receivers (9400 and 9500).

Disgusting that such useful features have been eliminated from their lineup.
2019-10-13 10:22 AM
goalsgo Full agree ! 👏👍
2019-10-13 10:15 AM
OlStatic And that is why I didnt get an 830 yet.... no clock and no front lights like the 630... Seriously who likes to have a device sitting in their entertainment shelf looking like just a brick of metal/plastic?
2019-10-13 04:07 AM
starchoice I miss the digital coax out (orange) for music connections which the 317 and 500 series had, among others.
2019-10-12 09:30 PM
tvmaster wow, no clock or indicator lights? what did that cost Motorola, .15 cents in leds?
2019-10-12 07:29 PM
JasperJoe No clock, no recording or loss of sat signal lights, but the loss of component outputs is the killer for me too.
2019-10-12 03:44 PM
tvmaster besides losing component outputs, what else does the 830 kill? I bought a spare 630 for just this reason, and some 605’s, as I use component outs to feed my SageTV system.
2019-10-12 03:13 PM
goalsgo Is Shaw the only guilty party here or are all TV providers on the same bandwagon? Anyone remember Beta vs VHS? I am holding on to my 630 receivers because of functionalities and connections that have disappeared on the 830's.

10 (yes 10) years ago I bought a high-end Denon DVD player and the only output was HDMI: no RCA, no component, no composite, no S video, no optical, no coax.

It seems technological "advances" both add and remove functionalities and it is very frustrating for the end-user. This is true in both hardware and software. For example even Apple removes some functionalities that were present on earlier versions of their Mac OS.

The bottom line is that most of these changes are there to benefit the corporations in some way, not the end consumer and that is sometimes not a pleasant thing for the consumer.
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