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Forum: Shaw Gateway   2017-08-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,253
Posted By loracweb
I don't believe they have a fan. Haven't actually...

I don't believe they have a fan. Haven't actually figured how to open one up but there's no vent. These models use 2.5" HDD allowing them to keep cooler than the older models. Even the DCX3510 didn't...
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2017-08-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 342,329
Posted By loracweb
I use the Vantec NST-366SU3-BK 3.5" SATA 6GB/S to...

I use the Vantec NST-366SU3-BK 3.5" SATA 6GB/S to USB 3.0/ESATA HDD Enclosure and it seems to work fine on all the units. The CX series is discontinued which is why i had to switch to the newer...
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2017-07-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 200,607
Posted By loracweb
The drive isn't properly formatted. I suggest you...

The drive isn't properly formatted. I suggest you get a replacement.
Forum: Shaw Gateway   2016-06-06, 04:48 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 225,065
Posted By loracweb
The formatting used in the Gateway is different...

The formatting used in the Gateway is different than the old Motorola units. Since it doesn't seem to like the drive, best option would be to format the drive using a PC. Depending on the connections...
Forum: Shaw Cable   2016-03-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,584
Posted By loracweb
It is upgradable just not in people's homes. It's...

It is upgradable just not in people's homes. It's quite possible they decided to launch new Gateway units before they decided on the Comcast software.

If & when they do decided to use the Comcast...
Forum: Shaw Cable   2016-03-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,584
Posted By loracweb
Cox, Shaw and Time Warner all use OCAP for their...

Cox, Shaw and Time Warner all use OCAP for their DCX3510 and Comcast uses this for the XG1 PVR (ie. Display reads BOOT when plugged in). 1st generation Gateway (regardless of provider) all use thin...
Forum: Shaw Cable   2016-03-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,584
Posted By loracweb
I don't believe any Gateway could be upgraded to...

I don't believe any Gateway could be upgraded to use Comcast X1 software w/o having to go into the shop.
Forum: Shaw Cable   2016-03-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,584
Posted By loracweb
The Shaw XG1 isn't the same as the one Comcast...

The Shaw XG1 isn't the same as the one Comcast uses. I don't know that any of the units currently in use would run the X1 platform without a factory reset as they don't run OCAP which Comcast is...
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2016-02-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 107,747
Posted By loracweb
It doesn't matter. With the DCX3510 everything is...

It doesn't matter. With the DCX3510 everything is in HD unless the channel is SD only. So in Vancouver as an example there is no difference between CBC on ch3 vs. Ch209.
Forum: Shaw Gateway   2015-12-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,253
Posted By loracweb
There's a company out of Vancouver that has had a...

There's a company out of Vancouver that has had a 4TB for sale for a while now. 6TB coming soon as well. They have a website and can also be found on eBay, CL, Kijiji as well.
Forum: Shaw Cable   2015-12-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,584
Posted By loracweb
I know the testing of the Comcast X1 software is...

I know the testing of the Comcast X1 software is still ongoing. I asked a tech about it and he said they had to sign an NDA regarding it.
Forum: Novus Cable   2015-12-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,463
Posted By loracweb
Highly unlikely since it doesn't come from Arris....

Highly unlikely since it doesn't come from Arris.

A DCX3510 that doesn't use OCAP will work (ie. Not Shaw / TWC).

I might be able to reprogram the Shaw Gateway to work, but haven't tested it...
Forum: Shaw Gateway   2015-10-30, 01:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,253
Posted By loracweb
I have a business package which gives me...

I have a business package which gives me unlimited Internet for the most part. It isn't a big deal since cable is only useful for sports.
Forum: Shaw Gateway   2015-10-30, 01:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,253
Posted By loracweb
That's too bad. That makes it no use to me since...

That's too bad. That makes it no use to me since I don't get HD channels w/o the HD overlay.
Forum: Shaw Gateway   2015-10-30, 01:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,253
Posted By loracweb
The DCX3510 converts SD channels to HD if that...

The DCX3510 converts SD channels to HD if that channel is available in HD. IE. CBC CH3 looks the same as CH209.
Forum: Shaw Gateway   2015-10-30, 01:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,253
Posted By loracweb
Does this unit have HD overlay like the DCX3510?

Does this unit have HD overlay like the DCX3510?
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2015-09-26, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 609,924
Posted By loracweb
Lots of ideas... :) As for the drives, I...

Lots of ideas... :)

As for the drives, I haven't tried 2+2. I have had a DCX3400 use a 2TB drive with the internal 500GB.

The unit just doesn't like drives larger than 2TB. I don't see any...
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2015-09-26, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 609,924
Posted By loracweb
1. You don't need to format with a DCX unit 2....

1. You don't need to format with a DCX unit
2. I'd say 4TB (2+2)
3. You need a 'Motorola security bit'. There's a company in Vancouver that sells them. I'm sure you can also find them on eBay /...
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2015-08-08, 06:23 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 200,607
Posted By loracweb
DCX3510 recognises and formats a 2TB drive.

DCX3510 recognises and formats a 2TB drive.
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2015-08-02, 02:38 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 200,607
Posted By loracweb
Noted. I encourage to get in touch with Shaw to...

Noted. I encourage to get in touch with Shaw to get your unit replaced first. I will test this at some point, but it isn't a high priority.
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2015-08-01, 06:42 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 200,607
Posted By loracweb
I'll have to test this. I've never actually...

I'll have to test this. I've never actually upgraded a unit with OCAP software in it before. It's possible the software may not work the same way as previous STB software.
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2015-08-01, 02:54 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 200,607
Posted By loracweb
I would call or chat with them first, as they...

I would call or chat with them first, as they will want to send a tech out. I'm not allowed to give out my website address, but if you look on eBay you can find sellers that offer this tool. It is...
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2015-08-01, 02:29 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 200,607
Posted By loracweb
According to the thread...

According to the thread http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/67-shaw-cable-hd-tuner-hd-pvr-discussion/157621-motorola-dcx3510-m-owners-thread.html the DCX3510 didn't launch until November of 2012.

Best...
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2015-08-01, 01:29 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 200,607
Posted By loracweb
Wouldn't it still be under warranty? The units...

Wouldn't it still be under warranty? The units have not been out for three years yet.

There are no instructions posted anywhere as far as I know on how to swap the HDD in the DCX3510.
Forum: Shaw Cable   2015-07-02, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 419,232
Posted By loracweb
Pay now. Features will show up down the road, but...

Pay now. Features will show up down the road, but you'll need new hardware to take advantage of them.

They will lose customers by always increasing rates, but I'm guessing they feel the extra...
Forum: Shaw Cable   2015-06-30, 11:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,584
Posted By loracweb
They will almost certainly use the DCX3600 which...

They will almost certainly use the DCX3600 which is what Comcast now uses. The external hard drive is just firmware. Almost no cable provider in the USA allows for eSata.

Cogeco also spent lots...
Forum: Shaw Cable   2015-06-04, 03:02 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 92,670
Posted By loracweb
Someone has to pay for all the overtime they hand...

Someone has to pay for all the overtime they hand out. From what i understand you can get all the OT you want (double time) from the moment you leave their six week training course (for CSR's). I...
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2015-05-01, 09:50 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 200,607
Posted By loracweb
It sounds like the hard drive was on its last...

It sounds like the hard drive was on its last legs to be sure. HDD issues are almost always just the drive itself and not the board. You can test to see if your second tuner is working by pressing...
Forum: Cogeco   2015-04-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 359,175
Posted By loracweb
It sounds very much like the hard drive since...

It sounds very much like the hard drive since nothing else would make a clicking sound unless something was preventing the fan from spinning. Since it boots and you get a good picture it is most...
Forum: Shaw Cable   2015-04-17, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,677
Posted By loracweb
I know you get a one time hardware discount. I...

I know you get a one time hardware discount. I don't know exactly what the discounts are on tv packages, but my understanding is that it is pretty good.
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