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Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2015-10-01, 09:16 PM
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Posted By tico
My 530 has an extension cable moving the uhf...

My 530 has an extension cable moving the uhf antenna into to rafters of my basement, my 630 is stock.

I change channels on both from the main floor and upstairs (two floors away from the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2015-08-02, 11:27 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 102,545
Posted By tico
Same issue with drive not recognized. Diag...

Same issue with drive not recognized.

Diag R shows the drive connected, factory reset screen and system status say drive not found.

Problem is with 3 different drives (the original 320GB, a...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-10-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 356,516
Posted By tico
You are not the only one. It is VERY annoying. ...

You are not the only one. It is VERY annoying. Other errors are when you finally manage to navigate your pvr list and select a recording, it plays the first 2 seconds and then boots you back to TV...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-06-06, 10:50 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 102,545
Posted By tico
OK, so there is some "hidden stuff"...maybe. But...

OK, so there is some "hidden stuff"...maybe. But not 250 GB worth, think about it- the stock drive was 320GB - leaving 70GB for data? I'd maybe go for that percentage idea, for VOD and stuff, but...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-06-05, 08:44 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 102,545
Posted By tico
thanks, I rechecked mine and it is 745 GB (I...

thanks, I rechecked mine and it is 745 GB (I couldn't remember if it was exactly 745 before, I was running a different drive at the time).

So, next question(s) - is 745 the maximum recognized by...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-06-05, 06:40 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 102,545
Posted By tico
Just put a seagate 2.5" 1TB drive in. I don't...

Just put a seagate 2.5" 1TB drive in. I don't know the exact model, however I could get this if someone wants it - I bought a USB 2.0 external drive with the 1TB seagate inside and harvested the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-06-05, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,100
Posted By tico
Had something similar happen, what a pain. Was...

Had something similar happen, what a pain. Was on the phone for more than an hour with tech support, had to elevate to a manager after the first one.

First tech support checked my signal strength...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-02-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 108,289
Posted By tico
OPTIONS 4-7 Lines H and it will tell you if you...

OPTIONS 4-7 Lines H and it will tell you if you are targeted...


Finally got it. Took 5 tries, last one after a hard reboot. Was about to try a factory reset if that didn't work.

Regarding...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-02-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 108,289
Posted By tico
OK, Update. Sort of. I was targeted somewhere...

OK, Update. Sort of. I was targeted somewhere in the past few hours.

I forced the download and about 22mins to 24mins into the process I heard the sound come back on (I had stepped out to...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-02-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 108,289
Posted By tico
Here is an easy couple to test in the new...

Here is an easy couple to test in the new firmware, if someone with it wouldn't mind checking:

Start playing back a recording. Pause it. Press "menu", look at the menu screen for a second then...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-11-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,573
Posted By tico
Glad to see that there is some progress. ...

Glad to see that there is some progress. Disheartening to hear about the marginal coax F terminations. This is really, really important - I would say more so than the actual type of coax used. I'd...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-11-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,573
Posted By tico
I keep forgetting that LyngSat has that list of...

I keep forgetting that LyngSat has that list of channels for SC. I am familiar with LyngSat, but mostly for my FTA browsing for feeds and ethnic channels; I was really sad to see C.A.R.T. go under,...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-11-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,573
Posted By tico
Of secondary note: I don't believe that those...

Of secondary note: I don't believe that those signal "boosters" can do anything to help if the LNB switching voltage is not present. Let's say for the sake of argument you are getting 17V midway,...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-11-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,573
Posted By tico
Jim: Connect the multiswitch SAT B inputs...

Jim:

Connect the multiswitch SAT B inputs only to the two lines you have already run out to the dish. Then connect the receiver with your run of lengthy coax to the output of the switch and...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-11-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,573
Posted By tico
Signal strength of 39 is effectively no signal. ...

Signal strength of 39 is effectively no signal.

I have two guesses - I don't want to mess with my multiswitch right now as I have recordings in progress.

To recap LNB switching:

- each...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-11-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 356,516
Posted By tico
Options 4-8-1 gets you there.

Options 4-8-1 gets you there.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-11-08, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By tico
I personally haven't noticed any worsening of PQ...

I personally haven't noticed any worsening of PQ over the past 2 years, but, if there is any PQ issue stemming from bandwidth, it would most likely have to do with the expansion of HD services. Each...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-11-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,573
Posted By tico
No I haven't. Not sure what it's saying, that...

No I haven't. Not sure what it's saying, that putting stuff is bad or good? The pink line looks OK (stuff filled), but the greyed out lines below are not so nice.

Anyways, the plot doesn't...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-11-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,573
Posted By tico
Grease

I've taken some pictures of my tube of dielectric grease, but I can't post them. Here is all the info from the label:

Front:
Permatex. Dielectric Tune-up Grease. UPC19751. No 67VR. 28g.
...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-10-28, 02:35 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,573
Posted By tico
I've been away for a while. The grease can be...

I've been away for a while. The grease can be obtained at Canadian Tire ("Tune-up Grease" I think). It is used to grease ignition components to seal out moisture and prevent deterioration.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-10-28, 02:31 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 102,545
Posted By tico
"I have tried Western Digital drives, 2-Green...

"I have tried Western Digital drives, 2-Green 1-Black, they all went into a constant reboot cycle, so appears they don't work for some reason. These are full size drives and have to be powered...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,573
Posted By tico
Another thing about grounding - there will be a...

Another thing about grounding - there will be a change in electrical "ground" or "neutral" potential between two separated points. A 100' piece of wire running from your basement to your roof will...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 356,516
Posted By tico
And another thought - based on the similarities...

And another thought - based on the similarities between this 630 and the 530 (even some of the bugs) I'm 90% certain that the never appearing firmware upgrade from the 530's is running on these...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 356,516
Posted By tico
OK, here's a new one: Parental Locks: I set...

OK, here's a new one:

Parental Locks: I set mine to TV: 18+, Movies: Adult. Mostly because I don't want to see H**NY W*T NURSES or other such titles in the guide. My son is learning to read and...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 356,516
Posted By tico
Ok, this might be getting down into the overly...

Ok, this might be getting down into the overly picky category, but aside from the quirks and issues already discussed in this thread:

Viewing by "Interest" there is no way to see which programs...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-12, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By tico
Depends on the receiver, most have 2 composite...

Depends on the receiver, most have 2 composite outputs, plus component, plus RF. Just use one of the other outputs and perhaps live without HD on the 19".
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,573
Posted By tico
The multiswitch should have a ground point on it....

The multiswitch should have a ground point on it. Or you can make one with the 5th input (antenna) going to your ground block if you like. AFAIK there is no electrical code governing this - just...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 356,516
Posted By tico
PEANO: MENU BAR is accessed by "Options - 8"...

PEANO:

MENU BAR is accessed by "Options - 8" or press "Menu" button

Try:
MenuBar -> PVR -> Upcoming Events
and
MenuBar -> PVR -> Options

This is where you will find priorities and other...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,573
Posted By tico
Hi Jim, Just a thought. If you had a...

Hi Jim,

Just a thought. If you had a nighttime shot of the sky of a known date and time, in which a couple of planets or stars are recognizable, we could do a sort of overlay.

...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 356,516
Posted By tico
First a thanks to SD 630 support for all the...

First a thanks to SD 630 support for all the explanations and attention given this matter.

Regarding the receiver Lockup issue -this happened to me at 15:17 Thursday as one tuner was recording...
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