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Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-11-14, 12:24 AM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Unplug it for a minute or two (not when...

Unplug it for a minute or two (not when recording.) If that doesn't work, a factory reset may help.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-11-08, 10:39 AM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Yes, that is a broken recording. They usually...

Yes, that is a broken recording. They usually don't play back. The only thing that can be done is to delete it.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-11-08, 12:28 AM
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Posted By ScaryBob
That's the same as the 630 here. It was replaced....

That's the same as the 630 here. It was replaced. Call Shaw in the morning if you can. The wait times are shorter then. Otherwise, get a callback.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-11-07, 07:02 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
A couple of other members have had the same thing...

A couple of other members have had the same thing happen since the update (myself included.) The others froze at 8:00EDT. This one is stuck at 9:00EST. Sounds like the same thing. Does the front...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-11-06, 01:37 AM
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Posted By ScaryBob
This should not be "normal." The people who write...

This should not be "normal." The people who write the software need to track down the memory leaks, memory overwrites, data corruption or whatever it is that causes this to happen so frequently....
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-11-01, 12:40 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Yes, as noted in the firmware upgrade thread.

Yes, as noted in the firmware upgrade thread.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-10-22, 12:21 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
I haven't found a way. It's just one of the many...

I haven't found a way. It's just one of the many usability issues that need to be addressed but aren't. There's a notable lack of info about bug fixes in the latest update as well.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-10-14, 03:45 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Is Instant PPV activated on your receiver? I...

Is Instant PPV activated on your receiver? I believe 3D content is PPV, which must be activated by Shaw before it can be accessed. Activation is free and phone line connection is required.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-10-10, 10:52 AM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Yes it is. The hard drive will map it out and...

Yes it is. The hard drive will map it out and replace it with a good sector but the data may still be bad or gone.

It's more likely just a bad spot in the recording. The 630s are buggy enough...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-10-04, 07:34 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Menu > Recordings > Options for individual...

Menu > Recordings > Options for individual timers. Menu > Settings > PVR (or something like that) to set the default.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-10-04, 12:06 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
I would try a factory reset with drive format....

I would try a factory reset with drive format. That will mean loss of recorded programming. There are a couple of other things to try but this sounds like a hardware issue. A factory reset is the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-10-04, 11:48 AM
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Posted By ScaryBob
It could be overheating. Is it in a cool spot...

It could be overheating. Is it in a cool spot with lots of ventilation?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-09-13, 01:50 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
In any event, LOD is an unreliable way to delay...

In any event, LOD is an unreliable way to delay any significant portion of a program. It's great for skipping back briefly or a short pause. An accidental channel change wipes the buffer instantly. I...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-09-13, 10:56 AM
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Posted By ScaryBob
So, if you are watching a long game using LOD and...

So, if you are watching a long game using LOD and the viewing extends past the next two shows, the game will be erased, regardless of length. If a game is followed by two very short shows, it's...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-09-12, 10:03 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
That's new info. Any other PVR I've used has just...

That's new info. Any other PVR I've used has just recorded a fixed amount of time, say one hour. Anything before the previous hour (or whatever the buffer holds) is inaccessible. A running buffer,...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-09-10, 09:38 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
That's my thought as well. LOD depends on there...

That's my thought as well. LOD depends on there being at least one free tuner. Sometimes, a single timer just wants to use the same tuner as LOD. If there appears to be a conflict, sometimes a timer...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-09-10, 11:47 AM
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Posted By ScaryBob
To answer your original question, I thought...

To answer your original question, I thought buffering goes past program boundaries as well (Bell PVRs do) but that may have changed. I've seen the 630 do odd things at program end, especially when...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-09-10, 11:23 AM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Press the record button. It will give you the...

Press the record button. It will give you the option of recording the program or manually stop. Choose manual stop. Just don't forget to stop it when the game actually ends or it will wipe out all...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-07-02, 01:50 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Try unplugging it for 2 minutes. Then check the...

Try unplugging it for 2 minutes. Then check the signal level and Ebno in the options/setup/status screen.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-05-19, 07:37 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
I will give that a try. I assume that works by...

I will give that a try. I assume that works by letting the TV adjust to different aspect ratios based on picture format. I tried it once but my TV appears to adjust aspect ratio by physical input,...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-05-19, 12:17 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Which points out another pet peeve of mine with...

Which points out another pet peeve of mine with the 630. It does not remember separate zoom modes for SD and HD. That means I must change the aspect every time I watch a cropped or letterboxed SD...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-05-11, 09:27 AM
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Posted By ScaryBob
The Bell 9200 does. It was discontinued about 2...

The Bell 9200 does. It was discontinued about 2 years ago. The majority of current BDU PVRs appear to be designed to cut costs, not provide features. That includes the HDPVR 630.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-04-06, 08:10 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
I've owned an average of 2 PVRs for the last 8...

I've owned an average of 2 PVRs for the last 8 years and only had one hardware failure in that time. That was due to a failed hard drive. The same PVR also experienced a faulty HDMI port, common for...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-04-06, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,993
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Posted By ScaryBob
Thumbs down Motorola will not license their encryption...

Motorola will not license their encryption technology and existing receivers are too expensive to replace so SD is stuck with Motorola. So are their customers. After experiencing dropouts every 30...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-03-06, 11:15 AM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Shaw did not start Star Choice/Shaw Direct. They...

Shaw did not start Star Choice/Shaw Direct. They purchased it. The service went downhill from there. Shaw's main interest interest in satellite was to provide cable head end feeds. (Bell and ground...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-03-05, 03:28 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Low Ecb/No triggers a number of problems in the...

Low Ecb/No triggers a number of problems in the 630. With those levels, I'm surprised it worked at all. Some problems will not go away until the signal levels increase *and* a reset is performed. I...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-03-04, 11:30 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
Recording 2 HD channels at once can cause...

Recording 2 HD channels at once can cause pixelation issues and dropouts. I've noticed it most often with FOX HD and CTV HD. Watching recorded shows at the same time can make it worse. Rebooting with...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-03-04, 01:52 PM
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Posted By ScaryBob
The 630 is sensitive to signal issues. Mine gets...

The 630 is sensitive to signal issues. Mine gets screwed up every time a heavy rain storm or thunderstorm storm rolls through. It's yet another serious problem with the 630 that needs to be fixed....
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-03-03, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 912,055
Posted By ScaryBob
I think there is also a hidden menu to reset just...

I think there is also a hidden menu to reset just the programs database. Haven't had to use it myself but it has been discussed on the forum. It will recover valid programs but without any detailed...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-03-03, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 912,055
Posted By ScaryBob
This problem has occurred and been reported a...

This problem has occurred and been reported a number of times on the forum. It's due to a corrupted recordings database. It may be possible to recover some of the programming. I forget all the...
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