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Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2020-02-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 521
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Posted By Straffer44
Just found out that Small is now $81 from $76 and...

Just found out that Small is now $81 from $76 and Medium is $98 from $93. It was mentioned on here a while ago that both include the multi receiver fee.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2020-02-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 121,073
Posted By Straffer44
I was used to the yearly increase but looking...

I was used to the yearly increase but looking back through some bills the increase is now every 8 months.
Dec 2017 $4
Dec 2018 $4
Aug 2019 $4
Apr 2020 $6

Funny I thought the yearly increase...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2020-02-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 121,073
Posted By Straffer44
Just opened my bill. I used to get upset with...

Just opened my bill. I used to get upset with the $3 "adjustment", now its $6. Makes you want to cancel the whole works. Hard to do the math when you don't know how much the other packages are...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-05-01, 03:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,956
Posted By Straffer44
I had to do that in addition to the pencil and...

I had to do that in addition to the pencil and tinfoil trick
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-05-01, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,956
Posted By Straffer44
They said it included shipping and it was a new...

They said it included shipping and it was a new 600. I made an assumption about the remote being included.
I did buy a 600 off kijiji for $40 and the remote was not functional (some buttons did not...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-04-30, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,956
Posted By Straffer44
As a "long time" customer I was offered a 600 for...

As a "long time" customer I was offered a 600 for $50 on my last call to shaw to replace a 505. This was $100 off. Funny how the 600 was selling for $50 a few years back (direct from shaw) now it...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-03-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 51,643
Posted By Straffer44
We have a 505 hooked up to a vcr for recording...

We have a 505 hooked up to a vcr for recording shows. Just got an email "Urgent: Contact us to avoid a service disruption". Mentions an offer to upgrade but the offer will likely be what the 600...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-03-01, 10:05 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 93,499
Posted By Straffer44
I got him to try your suggestion and sadly it did...

I got him to try your suggestion and sadly it did not work. I tested it myself and I got a notification with the none setting. It was worth a try :)
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-02-27, 08:12 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 93,499
Posted By Straffer44
Deleting reminders on a DSR600

A neighbor of mine has a large number of reminders in his DSR600, around 150 of them. Is there a way to delete all of them? Deleting them one at a time is very, very slow.
He has no idea how they...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-01-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 165,291
Posted By Straffer44
I get both feeds in addition to the HD. Have you...

I get both feeds in addition to the HD. Have you tried a receiver refresh through the shaw direct web site?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-08-04, 10:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,714
Posted By Straffer44
Just did a hard reset and all is back to normal.

Just did a hard reset and all is back to normal.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-08-04, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,714
Posted By Straffer44
Picture quality on ctvnewsnet hd

Has anyone noticed that the scrolling news feed at the bottom of the screen seems to have a shake in it? A few other channels I have tried have what looks like dropped frames from compression.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2016-03-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,771
Posted By Straffer44
Hold the power button down on the front of the...

Hold the power button down on the front of the 605. The lower "dot" on the colon for the time will blink, when it stops release the power button. The unit will restart.

I have done both on my 605...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2015-09-01, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,691
Posted By Straffer44
Fimreware on the yamaha is 1.06 Our shaw...

Fimreware on the yamaha is 1.06
Our shaw package is digital indulgence so no hbo or amc. We hardly watch any live tv anymore and download most of it. Mostly toronto locals and occasionally detroit...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2015-08-28, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,691
Posted By Straffer44
Strange... I use the 605 with the same 475...

Strange...
I use the 605 with the same 475 yamaha using the optical and have not experienced the drop-outs.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2015-08-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,691
Posted By Straffer44
Can you use the optical output on the 605 to the...

Can you use the optical output on the 605 to the yamaha?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2015-02-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 165,662
Posted By Straffer44
A quick check could be made by swapping receivers...

A quick check could be made by swapping receivers i.e. take the 630 to the basement and the 605 up. Would rule out any cable issues.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-10-24, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,750
Posted By Straffer44
Did you use the vr mode with the -rw disc (as...

Did you use the vr mode with the -rw disc (as opposed to video mode)? The -rw with vr mode should be "copy once" compliant. This is strange as I have not gotten any protection messages with my dvd...
Forum: Free to Air Satellite Television   2013-10-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,642
Posted By Straffer44
My openbox s10 box died in the fall and i was...

My openbox s10 box died in the fall and i was looking for a replacement. I was thinking about the geosat and an amiko mini hd. Both have advantages (scanning and real time clock) but i decided to...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-10-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,750
Posted By Straffer44
This is strange. I have the same recorder...

This is strange. I have the same recorder (toshiba d-r4) that gave me a protection message years ago hooked up to a dsr-605. I have yet to have any problems. Last night i hooked the 605 up to a...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-10-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,750
Posted By Straffer44
What channel or show had the protection flag? A...

What channel or show had the protection flag?
A few years ago I was timeshifting a movie on TMN and my dvd recorder gave me the protection error. I emailed TMN and was told they do not prevent...
Forum: Free to Air Satellite Television   2013-09-26, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,668
Posted By Straffer44
Thanks for the reminder. I used that article a...

Thanks for the reminder. I used that article a few years back when i installed the big dish after moving it from a neighbors.
Forum: Free to Air Satellite Television   2013-09-24, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,668
Posted By Straffer44
Replacing cband lnb with c/ku lnb

Any suggestions on which sat and transponder to use to optimize a new c/ku lnb.

My current cband lnb and 10' mesh dish (small holes) receive from Galaxy 14 at 125.0°W to AMC 9 at 83.0°W.

I have...
Forum: Free to Air Satellite Television   2013-09-10, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,098
Posted By Straffer44
Thanks for the suggestion but the last sat in my...

Thanks for the suggestion but the last sat in my arc is AMC9 at 83W
Forum: Free to Air Satellite Television   2013-09-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,098
Posted By Straffer44
Thanks for all the replies. I hope france24...

Thanks for all the replies.

I hope france24 comes back but at least I know the problem is not on my end. Looks like I might have to consider getting an amiko alien 2 to replace the openbox. I...
Forum: Free to Air Satellite Television   2013-09-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,098
Posted By Straffer44
France24 problem

Until recently i was able to receive this channel without any problems on my nanosat premium receiver. Other channels on this transponder still come in, BON, RT Spanish, etc. Now France24 says "no...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-01-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,288
Posted By Straffer44
DSR401 replacement under MRW

Does anyone know what the dsr401 will be replaced with under the multi receiver warranty.

My 301 was replaced with a new 605 last winter for free. I was told that normally the deal with the 605...
Forum: Free to Air Satellite Television   2012-12-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,622
Posted By Straffer44
my openbox s10 found them after a blind scan of...

my openbox s10 found them after a blind scan of the tp but not with a fta scan only. They scan in with $ but they are open.
Forum: Free to Air Satellite Television   2012-09-02, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,658
Posted By Straffer44
It is working for me but the strength is weaker...

It is working for me but the strength is weaker than normal (is breaks up at times). For me 12152 is usually the tough one but is now seems stronger (for the last two months). I am in ontario...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-10-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 64,873
Posted By Straffer44
Digital Indulgence east/west feeds

When I changed my packed to digital indulgence I was told that the west feeds for the US networks would cost me $1 more per month (which I agreed to). I just got a promo for the digital indulgence...
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