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Forum: SiriusXM Satellite Radio   2019-06-26, 08:25 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 179,916
Posted By Ouser
Just did my obligatory annual call in. First csr...

Just did my obligatory annual call in. First csr could not/would not help, transferred to retentions, offered the streaming/car package for 150$, I said I had seen it online for 99$.

Then offered...
Forum: SiriusXM Satellite Radio   2018-04-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 179,916
Posted By Ouser
Thanks to the posts here, I just saved $$$. I...

Thanks to the posts here, I just saved $$$. I have two radios that I call in to renew every year at around 130$ each (saving 50% off the email quoted price). Today I got 6 months for 36$ each. So...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2016-03-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,821
Posted By Ouser
both mine too!

both mine too!
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2016-01-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 99,282
Posted By Ouser
This week the Global simsubs of shows has been...

This week the Global simsubs of shows has been nothing short of terrible. The audio is messed up to the point of dialogue been inaudible.

I will be filing a complaint with SD and the CRTC.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2015-08-27, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 911,046
Posted By Ouser
check out the thread: upgraded internal HDD. ...

check out the thread: upgraded internal HDD.

It details the steps required, including factory reset for new drives. Its pretty straight forward.
Forum: SiriusXM Satellite Radio   2015-07-04, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,639
Posted By Ouser
Renewal notice came in, 175$ for each of two...

Renewal notice came in, 175$ for each of two radios. Only paid 100$ last year and previously.

This year was easy, called, pressed #2 to cancel service, explained and was offered 100$ per radio...
Forum: Home Automation and Security   2015-06-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,506
Posted By Ouser
Netgear Arlo- wireless camera

After waiting patiently for Nest to announce an outdoor camera (which never happened) I purchased the netgear Arlo.

Truly wireless. Weatherproof (we will see), HD streaming.

So far I am very...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2015-06-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 911,046
Posted By Ouser
Past warranty? Are you sure? If you multiple...

Past warranty? Are you sure? If you multiple receivers on your account you have the 'receiver warranty' fee on your bill. ShawDirect have always been really good about exchanging boxes...just give...
Forum: Home Automation and Security   2015-06-01, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By Ouser
Thanks folks... appreciate the help!:)

Thanks folks... appreciate the help!:)
Forum: Home Automation and Security   2015-05-31, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By Ouser
DropcamPro question

Anyone using one of these?

I have two questions-- wifi bandwidth - does it tie up your home wifi?

and, do you use it to look out a window at night? Ive read that the nightvision reflects back...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2015-05-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 118,680
Posted By Ouser
If... you can get to the states, Amazon FireTV is...

If... you can get to the states, Amazon FireTV is phenomenal.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2015-02-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,217
Posted By Ouser
I Just gave up my WDlive and now I run a Matricom...

I Just gave up my WDlive and now I run a Matricom Qbox in the family room and an Amazon FireTV in the upstairs.

The Qbox is great, but not user friendly for a novice to android or Kodi.
The...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2015-02-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 911,046
Posted By Ouser
It still boggles my mind that almost 20 years...

It still boggles my mind that almost 20 years ago, I had a vcr in the UK, that could 'read' the time tags of OTA tv signals and delay recordings. So for example, the superbowl runs 40 mins past its...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2015-01-06, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,192
Posted By Ouser
what are you using to play the file? Kodi- which...

what are you using to play the file? Kodi- which version? Is it streaming from a local or network source? Is it wifi or ethernet?

I just got the matricom Gbox-Q. Had some teething issues, but...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-10-24, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 911,046
Posted By Ouser
How many scheduled recordings do you have in the...

How many scheduled recordings do you have in the database? Im wondering if a 'flush' would clear out the memory lag, and free up the resources that are causing the box to trip over.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-10-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 241,185
Posted By Ouser
Unwatchable pixellation

Recorded 'The Flash' on CTVHD. Had to delete and d/l due to extreme pixellation during 'fast scenes' (oh the irony)

Probably due to CTV's compression.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-09-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 91,451
Posted By Ouser
Seems to have remedied itself... :)

Seems to have remedied itself... :)
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-09-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 91,451
Posted By Ouser
Red face no data

Anyone else lost the data beyond tomorrow?

Or is it just me?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-08-31, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 911,046
Posted By Ouser
^^^ just a thought, but do you have anything...

^^^ just a thought, but do you have anything connected by HDMI that could be ' turning off
' the PVR? HDMI is two way, I know I had some issues with my ps3 and TV that caused the 630 to reboot...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-08-27, 02:52 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 91,451
Posted By Ouser
Im not blaming you- but perhaps if the s/w was...

Im not blaming you- but perhaps if the s/w was downloaded prior to your departure, the recordings would be safe. Mine did need a manual reboot after the d/l but since (touch wood) has been solid.
...
Forum: Windows Computing   2014-08-27, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By Ouser
Chrome x64

I purchased a win 8.1 Yoga 2 pro with high dpi screen, and for ages was frustrated with the blurry appearance of Chrome in desktop mode.

Finally a fix! Chrome x64 released yesterday- installed...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-08-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 118,680
Posted By Ouser
update--- dont do it yet!

Just updated one of my wd gen 3 players.

Over half of my mp4 collection wouldnt play. Checked the WD forum and its a widespread issue.

I had to roll back the firmware by downloading the older...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-08-11, 03:55 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 91,451
Posted By Ouser
I've just returned from the UK, and after seeing...

I've just returned from the UK, and after seeing the guides from multiple providers I have to say that the new guide is very much on par with virgin media/BT/sky etc...the best I saw was the BBC's...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-08-03, 10:16 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 91,451
Posted By Ouser
TheHans- perhaps before you do a factory reset,...

TheHans- perhaps before you do a factory reset, take advantage of the new 'backup settings' feature. I read that you can use a usb key to save your settings and upcoming recordings! I havent tried...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-08-02, 06:50 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 91,451
Posted By Ouser
TheHans, May I suggest a reset? It doesnt sound...

TheHans, May I suggest a reset? It doesnt sound like your 630 is behaving. Perhaps it didnt take the install correctly? I have experienced none of the issues you have mentioned. Sorry.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-08-01, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 911,046
Posted By Ouser
Its the new hd guide! Check out the last few...

Its the new hd guide! Check out the last few pages of the HD guide page on this forum.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=171690&page=9
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-07-30, 07:51 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 91,451
Posted By Ouser
Yup, all recordings and settings migrated...

Yup, all recordings and settings migrated successfully after the 630 updates!
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-07-29, 03:34 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 91,451
Posted By Ouser
yay! 630 targeted and d/l now! All receivers in...

yay! 630 targeted and d/l now! All receivers in one day!
I really like the look of the new guide- feels quicker too!
I noticed a 'back up option' for settings. If this is what we have been asking...
Forum: SiriusXM Satellite Radio   2014-07-29, 09:36 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 179,916
Posted By Ouser
retentions call

Got an email about my subs today- would have been 300$+ for two radios. Ridiculous!
Called and got no joy- transferred to retention's and got the 87$ deal per radio.

Im getting tired of doing...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-07-29, 08:34 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 91,451
Posted By Ouser
Just got the update message on my 605. Nothing...

Just got the update message on my 605. Nothing on my 630's yet!

Awesome!
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