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Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-26, 04:33 PM
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Posted By Jimsathome
My point exactly... Go buy the 75e XKu LNB.

My point exactly...

Go buy the 75e XKu LNB.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-26, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 467,862
Posted By Jimsathome
I tried this near Kamloops, BC but it didn't work...

I tried this near Kamloops, BC but it didn't work well for us. (Although we certainly wished it would have.)

But logic dictates that it shouldn't work. Shaw Direct maintains 2 different LNBs in...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 431,663
Posted By Jimsathome
JasperJoe and frenchophile, I'm now a fan of...

JasperJoe and frenchophile,

I'm now a fan of tuning to the channel that's the most important to you and your family. If you watch say TSN HD more than any other, then fine tune to it.

If you...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 431,663
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool I just used a landscaping tie I had lying around...

I just used a landscaping tie I had lying around and nailed it to a short retaining wall (temporarily of course) and made certain its plumb. Then use "U" clamps made from 3/8" or 1/4" redi rod or buy...
Forum: Bell Satellite TV Hardware Installation Forum   2019-10-04, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 784,814
Posted By Jimsathome
Your logic is sound except attaining 100% on all...

Your logic is sound except attaining 100% on all Channels virtually never happens. I tend to fine tune Sat Dishes (yes I muck with Shaw Direct too - this is a bit of a hobby) to the channels the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-09-30, 08:45 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool Cannibalize a Cable Splitter...

Yes, I could make such a device. I'd just cannibalize a Cable Splitter like this:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51v9noBihZL._SY355_.jpg

But again, we'd just be checking the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-09-30, 01:43 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool Still Lost...

Thanks for at least finding the limits M8 and the Link to the Blog (although I think you got the only Tech info there). => 10.5 to 14.2 volts for vertical, and 15.2 to 21.0 volts for horizontal => at...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-09-29, 08:14 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Thumbs down Now I'm stuck...

Hi Folks,

I keep coming back to this unit as a possible solution if the Cabling is marginal. It appears to be a unit used in multi-residence applications in High Rises or Apartments (Condos)
...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-09-29, 04:36 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Hi ExDilbert & All, Just a quick note for...

Hi ExDilbert & All,

Just a quick note for reference. I found the applicable ANSI Specifications for interior applications, and surprise it's quite recent (2018) which is a bonus. I suspect the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-09-29, 04:26 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool Of course the plan evolved...

Hi ExDilbert,

As per this earlier post (https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/11-shaw-direct-satellite/125300-tough-installation-location-help-please-5.html#post1148421) the plan was ...we'll run the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-09-28, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 467,862
Posted By Jimsathome
Thanks Bayguy. Lonsat already gave me the...

Thanks Bayguy. Lonsat already gave me the spreadsheet.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-09-28, 03:19 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Hi Gents, Here's the latest. The Tech came...

Hi Gents,

Here's the latest. The Tech came on Wednesday, and again on Thursday before he left for Kelowna for Friday. He replaced the LNB and one (on the Line/Cable I deemed dead earlier),...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-09-27, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 467,862
Posted By Jimsathome
Hi LONSat, Have you compiled one that...

Hi LONSat,

Have you compiled one that includes G1 with all the changes?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-09-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool More Twists and Turns

Hi Gents,

Here's the latest update. The neighbor decided that everything was fine, so he stalled on contacting Shaw Direct...

This week I was up at the Kemess Mine in Northern BC on business...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-09-03, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 467,862
Posted By Jimsathome
Hi Shoeboxlady, What you need is the latest...

Hi Shoeboxlady,

What you need is the latest LNB (A SHAW75E-G1). It's the "thing" the dish bounces the signal into, and the cables connect to on the dish assembly that run to your receiver. Call...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-08-27, 01:38 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool Another Calamity => Xku LNB Failure?

Hi Gents,

I decided this effort needed two parts. So here' part two.

FYI => The effort a couple posts above, where I simply adjusted the skew didn't last long. The lower channels held in for...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-08-27, 12:48 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool Hi again Gents. As mentioned above, we went...

Hi again Gents.

As mentioned above, we went up to the Cabin for a long weekend (we took a couple days off work) and met up with one of my brothers and his wife who drove in from their home in...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-08-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool More Complications

Hi JasperJoe & All,

The geography =>Harper Mountain, to the right in the screenshot from Google Maps, dictates the location of the Dish to overcome it's elevation. Our dish is indicated by the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-08-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Thanks for the file LONSat. It took me a...

Thanks for the file LONSat.

It took me a while, but I could really drill down into which side (Vertical or Horizontal) of F1R / G1 should remain in play.

The F1R / G1 Horizontal side has far...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-08-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Thanks LONSat. That's what I was afraid of....

Thanks LONSat.

That's what I was afraid of.

I'll cross reference your "redline" New Channel Lineup (Numerical) from you post here: https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/3088525-post1595.html with...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-08-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool Hopefully I've got this sorted correctly...

Thanks LONSat. :wink

The choice really boils down to the F1R / G1 Feeds. (13V. That's the F1R/G1 Vertical Transponders or 17V That's the F1R/G1 Horizontal Transponders). The vast majority of...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-08-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool It's all about the Data

Hi Bayguy.

Please remember this is installed at a Cabin on a lake in BC - near Kamloops and normally would be able to receive feeds from all 3 Birds.

Normally the 4 outputs from the Xku LNB...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-08-15, 04:25 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
I just did a quick (?) pass on the Lyngsat sites...

I just did a quick (?) pass on the Lyngsat sites and if it would hold as it is right now (their charts were updated on August 14th), the feed to lose is obviously F1r/G1 Horizontal Transponders which...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-08-15, 02:38 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool Making Progress Slowly

LONSat is right on. The issue is probably getting worse every day. The best scenario is all French channels and the remaining SD channels are on one feed. The problem is to map them all once they...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-08-13, 02:07 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Hi Folks, On our last trip to the Cabin a...

Hi Folks,

On our last trip to the Cabin a couple weeks back, the neighbor was complaining he was missing more and more channels. I suspect that Shaw Direct's continued shuffling of channels from...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-06-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Hi Team, For now the neighbor is quite...

Hi Team,

For now the neighbor is quite happy. It seems the 13V/10KHz feed => the F1/G1 Vertical channels that are lost didn't impact them at all. So the urgency has diminished immensely.

There...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-06-03, 02:03 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Hi HowardDoin, Thanks for the links. I was...

Hi HowardDoin,

Thanks for the links. I was hoping someone already compiled a list of what channels were on what feed.

I already had the Lyngsat pages and was up to 1:00 am last night, trying...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-06-03, 01:01 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 59,499
Posted By Jimsathome
Cool Hi Gents, Well I guess we were wrong about...

Hi Gents,

Well I guess we were wrong about it lasting a long time. I arrived at the Cabin for the first time this year. My brother opened it up last week, so I was looking forward to a week off...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-04-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 168,405
Posted By Jimsathome
Glad to hear you got good service from Shaw...

Glad to hear you got good service from Shaw Direct. Most folks only post to complain. Good stories are a refreshing change. Thanks.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-02-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 168,405
Posted By Jimsathome
Don't get me wrong tvmaster, the Eagle Aspen was...

Don't get me wrong tvmaster, the Eagle Aspen was Shaw's chosen multiswitch but they've just moved on since then.

And it may not be for technical reasons as they'd have to change out thousands of...
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