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Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-01-01, 11:20 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 114,467
Posted By Mayhemm
That is the question, isn't it? As I...

That is the question, isn't it?

As I mentioned above, Vantec has a habit of making subtle changes to their products and not making it known (ie: by changing the model/revision number). At first,...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-12-31, 10:46 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 114,467
Posted By Mayhemm
Talking Success!

Well, finally got it to work after a long and arduous process:

Started out that it would immediately lock up no matter the drive used, so I changed the eSATA cable. Now it would detect the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-12-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 114,467
Posted By Mayhemm
UPDATE: Looks like I had a bad eSATA cable. I...

UPDATE: Looks like I had a bad eSATA cable. I tried two other drives in my enclosure and it would still lock up the PVR. Finally got it in my head to switch cables. This time the orange light...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2012-11-18, 05:44 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 114,467
Posted By Mayhemm
Thumbs down Nothing is ever easy...

So....that didn't work at all.

My 630 freezes/crashes soon after restarting it. The little pulsing orange light that moves back and forth during reboots gets stuck on the middle position and...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-10-11, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 350,362
Posted By Mayhemm
Angry Just about had enough...

Ok, this is starting to become a real annoyance. A while ago I made a post that my 630 was not recording despite having the proper timers set.

Since then it recorded all of Thursday's shows (2/2)...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-10-07, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 350,362
Posted By Mayhemm
Thumbs down Cannot access recorded programs!

Ok, ladies and gents, I may have a brand new problem (story of my life).

I had to go out of town on business last week, so I made sure all my timers were set before I left. Today, I turn on the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 246,896
Posted By Mayhemm
Update 3: Phoned SD and talked to a CSR. She...

Update 3: Phoned SD and talked to a CSR. She transferred me to CR without complaint. They then changed my order to the $199 deal, also without complaint. Pretty painless actually. I was...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 246,896
Posted By Mayhemm
Continued from post #703...

Continued from post #703 (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=1149572&postcount=703)

Update 2: Got an e-mail the next morning indicating that I had been transferred to customers...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 246,896
Posted By Mayhemm
Considering the damage done by the software they...

Considering the damage done by the software they did release (disabling the DVI connection on AVRs for example), it's pretty scary that they thought the unreleased software was even worse. Of...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 246,896
Posted By Mayhemm
Question about the $199 + rental deal: Has...

Question about the $199 + rental deal: Has anybody inquired as to whether you're locked into the commitment to purchase after 12 months?

I mean, what if after 3 months the 630 starts to fail...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 181,280
Posted By Mayhemm
Well....whadda ya know....

Looks like I'm eating crow, since the 630 was actually released on time (if not a bit early).

Hopefully this is a sign of change for the better over at Shaw. However, they still have a long way...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-09-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,231
Posted By Mayhemm
Reparations for DSR530 customers considering moving to 630?

I don't know if we're allowed to discuss this type of thing or not, but here goes.

Now that the 630 is showing up in people's homes, I was wondering if unhappy owners of the 530 are being offered...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-08-02, 02:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 26,347
Posted By Mayhemm
This is true. I have seen such promotions...

This is true. I have seen such promotions offered before, but they have never been for a comparable STB, only for that company's entry level model.

Sure, some other provider may take the 530 off...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-08-01, 06:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 26,347
Posted By Mayhemm
I actually came to this conclusion several years...

I actually came to this conclusion several years ago when I was at university. However, several members of my family here at home who are not as computer-savvy still watch it. Though I think...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-08-01, 07:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 26,347
Posted By Mayhemm
You are quite correct. If they refuse, my plan...

You are quite correct. If they refuse, my plan was to get programming via other media (network websites, VPN, etc). There's nothing I need a live feed for.

Who knows? Maybe my desertion will be...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-08-01, 07:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 26,347
Posted By Mayhemm
Simple. It's in their best interest. New...

Simple. It's in their best interest.

New 630 = ~$399
My monthly bill = $120
New 630 (Tax in) = ~$438.90
438.90/120 = 3.66 months

If they cough up the new unit, I stay. If they refuse, I...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-08-01, 06:02 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 246,896
Posted By Mayhemm
Wouldn't a more appropriate pool be regarding...

Wouldn't a more appropriate pool be regarding when they're actually going to release it? SD's promises are about as trustworthy as your average politician.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-08-01, 05:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 59,243
Posted By Mayhemm
Well....at least there's picture and sound...

Might as well chime in. WARNING! This could be a long one.

I started with SD in 1998 because they were the only locally-available alternative to analog cable.

Pre-HD Era (1998-2005) -- 400...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2010-07-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 181,280
Posted By Mayhemm
You said it, man. I'll believe that when I see...

You said it, man. I'll believe that when I see it!

Notice how they're touting the same old "see what's on up to 14 days in advance" BS they've been preaching for the last decade or so?
Forum: What's On Television?   2010-01-26, 01:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,575
Posted By Mayhemm
Just discovered Top Gear was on BBC Canada a few...

Just discovered Top Gear was on BBC Canada a few days ago and immediately noticed something was off.

So let me get this straight; The episodes have been edited for time to make room for...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2009-01-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 181,280
Posted By Mayhemm
Yes. How dare those of who have spent thousands...

Yes. How dare those of who have spent thousands of dollars and countless hours building home theater setups, in order to best utilize the features you (Starchoice) touted, complain when you disable...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2009-01-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 181,280
Posted By Mayhemm
....and it gets worse.

Just thought I'd let everyone know that sometime in the last few days, I got the F6 update for my DVR-530......and it did NOT fix the DVI Repeater problem!!!!

*Facepalm*

Is it wrong to want to...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2008-12-27, 08:53 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 181,280
Posted By Mayhemm
Yeah, turns out it was just the 530 in the next...

Yeah, turns out it was just the 530 in the next room doing it. Damned UHF remote still gets the occasional signal through even though I took off my antenna.

Come on, F6!
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2008-12-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 181,280
Posted By Mayhemm
Huh. Maybe that's why over the last day or...

Huh.

Maybe that's why over the last day or so I keep finding my 530 turned on when I know I left it turned off?

Here's hopin'!
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2008-11-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 69,458
Posted By Mayhemm
When I bought my STBs, they were touting a 7-day...

When I bought my STBs, they were touting a 7-day guide. Perhaps they have reneged on that claim since, in reality, the guide does like you say and only goes 2-3 day maximum.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2008-11-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 181,280
Posted By Mayhemm
Wow. Is Starchoice really trying to piss off ALL...

Wow. Is Starchoice really trying to piss off ALL its HD customers? First they make some of the new features on the "upcoming" Spring update 530-only. Now they're issuing firmware updates that are...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2008-11-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 69,458
Posted By Mayhemm
LOL! What a joke. My current "7-day" guide is...

LOL! What a joke. My current "7-day" guide is lucky if it goes half that far, so if the trend continues I may finally get a true 7-day guide when this update hits.

I'll believe it when I see it....
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2008-10-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,935
Posted By Mayhemm
"Typical BS that satisfies 73% of their...

"Typical BS that satisfies 73% of their customers."

Quoted for truth.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2008-10-24, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By Mayhemm
WOW. They must have low expectations for their...

WOW. They must have low expectations for their award.

I've been with Starchoice for 10 years (so I admittedly have not dealt with their competition), and I have never been overly impressed with...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2008-10-24, 02:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,602
Posted By Mayhemm
I guess Starchoice is "going green". :rolleyes: ...

I guess Starchoice is "going green". :rolleyes:

Encouraging people to leave TVs that can draw up to 500W of power on all the time as "display pieces" is really good for the environment (and the...
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