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Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-04-16, 10:05 AM
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Posted By zbroke
I recently upgraded a 530 to a 830 and it works...

I recently upgraded a 530 to a 830 and it works fine. All I did was swap one for the other. So now I have a 630 and 830 on my account. I'm located in TX.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2016-11-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
I did a change of address a couple of months ago....

I did a change of address a couple of months ago. I was in Canada when I made the call so timing was good as far as making the call from the homeland (if that is even necessary which is another...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2016-02-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,326
Posted By zbroke
I can't think of anything worst than watching...

I can't think of anything worst than watching hockey in SD on a 70" screen. It's terrible.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2016-02-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
Thanks I suppose I was too quick at blaming my...

Thanks I suppose I was too quick at blaming my location.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2016-02-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
RDSHD and RDS2HD Issue

Recently, I've been experiencing issues with these 2 channels. It seems to me that I'm receiving the non HD feed for these 2 channels.

I would appreciate if someone South of the border (I'm in...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-03-26, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
False alarm. This morning I rebooted my 630 a...

False alarm. This morning I rebooted my 630 a couple of times and everything started working again. Weird.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-03-25, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
Looks like I lost RDSHD tonight. I'm in Texas. Is...

Looks like I lost RDSHD tonight. I'm in Texas. Is it possible they moved it to new bird?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-12-25, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
Alright! New LNB's received and swaped. I'm back...

Alright! New LNB's received and swaped. I'm back in business just in time for Wold Juniors Championship.... Sweet!
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-12-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
If you are curious about the effect of SUN and...

If you are curious about the effect of SUN and ICE on LNB's...

Cracked One: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/88604449/lnb/LNB2.jpg

Busted One:...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-12-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
Love the McGyver approach! Between the 2 Ipads...

Love the McGyver approach! Between the 2 Ipads and 4 iphones in this household I could make it work!

All jokes aside, it's a beautiful afternoon in Texas and I climbed up there. BOTH my LNB's are...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-12-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
envirogeek, the dishes are mounted J mount on the...

envirogeek, the dishes are mounted J mount on the chimney. The chimney is made of siding and wood (not brick) so it's possible that the wood had some infiltration and bloated. I'll have to look at...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-12-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
There was a solid 2" of ice on the ground but...

There was a solid 2" of ice on the ground but there was hardly any on the dish that I could see other than some icicles on the LNB's. I assumed that there was a thin coat of ice on the dishes that...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-12-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
Yeah I get 0db on all 299 and 700. No bars nada....

Yeah I get 0db on all 299 and 700. No bars nada. Nothing electronic or electric broke. Even the pool pump survived in freeze mode. Both dish have a dual LNB. So 4 in 8 out at the switch. I just use...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-12-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 446,914
Posted By zbroke
Ice Storm in Texas took out my dish

Setup:

1. 10+ years customer, never had Shaw in Canada always here in TX
2. 2 X 75cm, one pointing to each bird (obviously not G)
3. Reception is great

On Friday Dec 6th, a huge ice stom hit...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-09-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 127,003
Posted By zbroke
Quite an interesting mixture of teams you follow...

Quite an interesting mixture of teams you follow there...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-09-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 911,198
Posted By zbroke
I'm a bit curious about your comment " I guess...

I'm a bit curious about your comment " I guess it'll have to do for now". Since all you have to do is power off the PVR when you're done watching TV and your programs get recorded, I wonder what...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-09-03, 10:50 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 127,003
Posted By zbroke
Well can't argue about taste. Sportsnet is in...

Well can't argue about taste. Sportsnet is in English no?

They will show a lot of junior major games as well. A nice addition.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-08-28, 09:03 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 127,003
Posted By zbroke
I disagree. Sports channels is something you...

I disagree. Sports channels is something you can't mess around with. Daddy will gladly subscribe to a service provider if it doesn't carry Space HD. The same daddy would NEVER subscribe to a provider...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-08-26, 09:55 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 127,003
Posted By zbroke
Just announced today RDS2. Come on SD pick it up...

Just announced today RDS2. Come on SD pick it up quickly!
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-08-25, 08:41 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 127,003
Posted By zbroke
Sweet! No delays. I'm happily surprised.

Sweet! No delays. I'm happily surprised.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-07-28, 09:05 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 127,003
Posted By zbroke
Well I suppose this is a very subjective...

Well I suppose this is a very subjective subject... But one thing they made clear was that they will bid against RDS for the HABS account so if they get it, that will be a game changer for them and...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-07-25, 08:30 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 127,003
Posted By zbroke
TVA Sports

Anyone heard if SD will carry the new TVA SPorts Channel launching this fall? HD?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-07-02, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 911,198
Posted By zbroke
Well I'm no SD 630 Support but 2.1db is way, WAY...

Well I'm no SD 630 Support but 2.1db is way, WAY too low. AS SD Support indicated anything under 5.0 is asking for trouble. You most likely need your dish realigned (or are you the one with the tree...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-05-27, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 911,198
Posted By zbroke
I turned on my 630 yesterday after about 2 weeks...

I turned on my 630 yesterday after about 2 weeks of not using it. I found it odd 'cause the image projected was a giant DENON logo. This happens when my AVR doesn't detect a source for the selected...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-05-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 911,198
Posted By zbroke
PVR Flush

630 owners:

taken from another thread, this is important information that belongs in the Owner's thread in case something like that happens. I'm a strong critic of the 630 but I can recognize a...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-04-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 106,946
Posted By zbroke
Last night I have the hockey game programmed to...

Last night I have the hockey game programmed to record automatically. It's a recurring timer that has worked flawlesly all season. Although I'm home watching the game live I always let the recording...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-04-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,281
Posted By zbroke
Wish List Item 1: Multi-Selection editing. For...

Wish List Item 1: Multi-Selection editing. For example, if I have 15 episodes of Dora for my daugther and I want to delete them, I want to be able to check mark each episode then do 1 delete...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-04-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 911,198
Posted By zbroke
Well first thing that comes to mind is that there...

Well first thing that comes to mind is that there are 3 "active" threads. The mods should really, REALLY do some merging here. The new firmware thread should definetely go.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-03-15, 10:10 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 106,946
Posted By zbroke
Wondefull. Another spontaneous reboot for...

Wondefull. Another spontaneous reboot for absolutely no good reason. Just watching TV... Didn't even have the remote control in my hand.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2011-03-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 106,946
Posted By zbroke
If your 630 is connected to your display through...

If your 630 is connected to your display through an AVR, then another way to force a new handshake is to switch to a different input (bluRay or something) then switch back. That could save you from...
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