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Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-01-26, 09:33 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 109,509
Posted By bobbyt
I have a free port on the LNB but no way of...

I have a free port on the LNB but no way of running another cable (finished and weather proofed basement). Is there a multiplexer of some sort that can combine both LNB into one cable, then split...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2007-09-30, 03:42 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 76,115
Posted By bobbyt
Turned on my DSR530 for the first time since Aug...

Turned on my DSR530 for the first time since Aug ready for the new TV season and all I get are scrolling (and sometimez freezing) blue bars. :( Any new PVR options coming down the pipeline anytime...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2007-03-02, 11:10 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 57,994
Posted By bobbyt
Does anybody else notice the bright yellow line...

Does anybody else notice the bright yellow line doen the left side of NBC HD detroit? Both TVs I have show this line and it's been there for at least a year since, I figure they would have fixed...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2007-03-02, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,587
Posted By bobbyt
Splitting a signal for dual tuners

Are you able to split dish signals in the same way you split a cable signal? Due to a recently finished basement I couldn't run a 2nd line to my 530. I thought I had my problem solved by buying an...
Forum: 2006   2006-10-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,967
Posted By bobbyt
Does anyone know how to do a factory reset on a...

Does anyone know how to do a factory reset on a DSR401?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2006-10-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,538
Posted By bobbyt
Only major bug I've had with CC is shows not...

Only major bug I've had with CC is shows not recording when they should be.
I was watching tv the other night and noticed it wasnt recording a show I have a weekly timer for.
I switched to the...
Forum: 2006   2006-10-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,564
Posted By bobbyt
I have a Viewsonic N6 device that i used to use...

I have a Viewsonic N6 device that i used to use for this (I have since upgraded my monitor)
it takes various inputs and outputs as VGA at whatever resolution you set.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2006-10-07, 05:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,360
Posted By bobbyt
Coming from CompressVU to * C I can tell you *C...

Coming from CompressVU to * C I can tell you *C still has a leg up on the encoding end of things but you're right. How can the very people who set these standards be watching this and not be...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2006-09-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,538
Posted By bobbyt
Are there any new starchoice PVRs on the horizon?

Are there any new starchoice PVRs on the horizon?
Forum: 2006   2006-09-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By bobbyt
Is this over ADSL2?

Is this over ADSL2?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2006-03-24, 09:30 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 81,459
Posted By bobbyt
for some reason my 530 is cropping all standard...

for some reason my 530 is cropping all standard def channels when set to 1080i or 720p output modes (except when the channel info banner is on the bottom.)

http://www.ok-hi.com/crop1.jpg...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2006-03-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 123,806
Posted By bobbyt
Did fox detroit get a lot softer looking this...

Did fox detroit get a lot softer looking this week? Are we making more bandwidth for a new channel?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2006-02-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 72,428
Posted By bobbyt
Hope this doesn't stray off topic but has anyone...

Hope this doesn't stray off topic but has anyone tried opening the DSR 530? or done so without destorying the case?
Now that the warranty is almost up on the 530 I'm tempted to play with this usb...
Forum: 2006   2006-02-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,218
Posted By bobbyt
Does anybody else notice a high pitched noise...

Does anybody else notice a high pitched noise coming from the power supply on both 505 and 530 units? Much like the sound of crt televisions make only higher. I'm not sure if it's electrical noise...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2006-02-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 42,350
Posted By bobbyt
Woh that's awesome. Looking forward to this once...

Woh that's awesome. Looking forward to this once mine takes on the update.
Did they disable HDCP on the 530 as well?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2006-02-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 81,459
Posted By bobbyt
Has anyone compiled a complete list of known bugs...

Has anyone compiled a complete list of known bugs and what version some of them have been fixed in? Such a chart/sticky would be handy for both users of the 530 and starchoice to keep track of what...
Forum: 2006   2006-02-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,345
Posted By bobbyt
Isnt it 599 at futureshop/bestbuy with all the...

Isnt it 599 at futureshop/bestbuy with all the same credits?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2006-01-08, 10:25 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 123,806
Posted By bobbyt
What unique programming does CTV offer that the...

What unique programming does CTV offer that the other HD channels don't?
Looking at the guide now I see Housewives on both ABCHD and CTVHD. ABC has DD5.1 and the better picture. I dread the day...
Forum: 2006   2006-01-01, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,166
Posted By bobbyt
Excellent. Thanks for letting me know. I'll...

Excellent. Thanks for letting me know. I'll follow up on my cancellation and let bell know about my intention to sell. Thanks
Forum: 2006   2006-01-01, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,166
Posted By bobbyt
Does bell ask for the cards backwhen you cancel?

I'm about to put my old expressvu equipment up on ebay and was wondering if I should keep the cards or sell with the unit. Does Bell ask for them back when you cancel? I cancelled but they told me...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2005-12-30, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,305
Posted By bobbyt
this mpeg4 move sounds really far off in the...

this mpeg4 move sounds really far off in the future. I could see them first trying to pull an expressvu and up the compression a bit more to get the new channels in before going the more expensive...
Forum: Bell Satellite TV   2005-12-25, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,632
Views: 568,428
Posted By bobbyt
Signed up to Expressvu in 2000 with the $12/mo...

Signed up to Expressvu in 2000 with the $12/mo base packages and a couple $1.95 addon packages and was impressed by the picture quality and how much money I was saving over cable TV.

It wasn't...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2005-12-25, 01:03 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 72,428
Posted By bobbyt
Anybody heard of a way to transfer the raw...

Anybody heard of a way to transfer the raw recorded files off a 530 to a PC?(messy rig or otherwise) The internals of the 530 are an IDE to USB interface correct?

I know, silly question to ask...
Forum: 2002 and Prior   2002-12-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,717
Posted By bobbyt
law and order fan eh?

I can, just not in widescreen like on SDTV channel.. and netsd has MUCH less compression artifacts. The show is a work of art and shouldn't be shown in anything less.
Forum: 2002 and Prior   2002-12-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,717
Posted By bobbyt
Alias not on SDTV anymore?

The one show I look forward to all week and BEV pulls it from the SDTV lineup. Now I'm tempted to go HDTV but they don't have a hdtv pvr out. (and i'm far from having the money).

btw, anyone else...
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