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Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-12-29, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 483,114
Posted By RuralRouter
When physical buttons, knobs, and visual on-box...

When physical buttons, knobs, and visual on-box displays on consumer electronics are now longer produced in favor of on-screen menus we must depend totally on the remote control device. A wonky...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-12-01, 08:09 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 83,337
Posted By RuralRouter
600 no longer gets updates

The 800 may have a more speedy processor. The 6xx series of receivers will no longer receive firmware updates.
See the post by a Shaw Direct employee at the link shown below.

I have a 600 and...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-11-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 117,325
Posted By RuralRouter
Talking Thanks bpsmicro re: Credit Cards

Many Many Thanks bpsmicro!! I previously went to the website and I guess I got into setting up a credit card since it asked for all sorts of information. My wife later did the same thing. I was...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-11-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 117,325
Posted By RuralRouter
Thumbs down 2 hrs 40 min on telephone hold - Then Gave Up

2 hours 40 minutes on telephone hold and then I gave up. I am on pre-authorized credit card billing. I got a different CC from a different bank. I want to change the Shaw Direct CC to the new CC. ...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2019-11-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By RuralRouter
Question Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Read-Only

I have a Canon PowerShot ELPH 180. I like it, but the photos on the SD card are Read-Only. I cannot rename them unless I copy them to my computer desktop and then alter them at that file location. ...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-11-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 75
  Sticky: New Firmware 50.25
Views: 18,594
Posted By RuralRouter
Coding Error - Manual Timers

It is my understanding that the 830 manual timers have the same daylight savings problem as the 630. I think it is a programming error not to have "Options" automatically updating like the PVR...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-11-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 75
  Sticky: New Firmware 50.25
Views: 18,594
Posted By RuralRouter
Bayguy, they didn't work. That is how we learned...

Bayguy, they didn't work. That is how we learned that the timers were 1 hour off.
I am going to do my best to remember LONsat's tip, but I will probably be posting the same thing next time shift...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-11-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 75
  Sticky: New Firmware 50.25
Views: 18,594
Posted By RuralRouter
Good Advice

I hope that I will remember this good advice. Maybe my wife and I together will have one memory of this.:smile

" In the spring start the edit with the latest timer if it is back to back with...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-11-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 75
  Sticky: New Firmware 50.25
Views: 18,594
Posted By RuralRouter
I tried to change the times, but the timer would...

I tried to change the times, but the timer would not fire with a date starting in the past. I have erased all the timers and started over. The WEEKDAY is complicated since my timers start after...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-11-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 75
  Sticky: New Firmware 50.25
Views: 18,594
Posted By RuralRouter
Separate Clocks and Not Available Non-PVR Receivers

It seems that manual timers keep a separate clock from the main clock of the satellite receiver - guide etc. Why did they design it that way? It makes no sense.

The switch between Daylight...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-11-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,324
Posted By RuralRouter
We are still getting dropouts on CNN. The faulty...

We are still getting dropouts on CNN. The faulty feed must be what is being transmitted TO Shaw FROM CNN - My guess anyway.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-29, 08:21 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 246,690
Posted By RuralRouter
Split decision on the "Call Back" feature. On...

Split decision on the "Call Back" feature. On the negative side, I would have to stick by the landline (no cell) until they called. On the plus side, I could watch TV or do other things until the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-28, 03:28 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 117,875
Posted By RuralRouter
k801809 said "... the unit will select whichever...

k801809 said "... the unit will select whichever drive has more space."

Does % of capacity and its affect on efficiency a factor to determine when recording shifts to the internal drive? ...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-28, 12:46 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 117,875
Posted By RuralRouter
Question Percentage

I reviewed post #7. I saw that 2TB was in spec for the external drive. I wonder what the design spec is for the internal hard drive to take over when the external drive reaches XX% of capacity. ...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-26, 12:14 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 117,875
Posted By RuralRouter
Question Automatic External to Internal recording

At what percentage of external hard drive capacity will recording start on the internal drive?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 83,337
Posted By RuralRouter
There was some good discussion on that forum...

There was some good discussion on that forum about whether of not an HD of more than 1 TB worked.

When I bought the 1 TB hard drive, the link showed a 1 TB model. I see that the link is no longer...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 83,337
Posted By RuralRouter
Post 630 Quirk or External HD

Starchoice, not exactly what you have experienced. This may be my 630 or the external hard drive I installed back in April. I just love the new HD, but I twice now I experienced a quirk. The...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 159,328
Posted By RuralRouter
Have you performed a soft restart of your...

Have you performed a soft restart of your receiver; i.e. press and hold the power button until something happens on screen or on the receiver?

Sent from my Western Electric model 500
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 159,328
Posted By RuralRouter
I like it.

I like it.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 117,325
Posted By RuralRouter
The 830 has a number of good features, but the...

The 830 has a number of good features, but the features left out of the black box makes it undesirable to me.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-12, 11:32 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 117,325
Posted By RuralRouter
I recently used the Shaw Direct CHAT feature. I...

I recently used the Shaw Direct CHAT feature. I got a rep within 15 minutes and all is well. Luck of draw?
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,961
Posted By RuralRouter
Thumbs up Zap2It Now Working Properly

I gave up on Zap2It. My wife tried the Zapper this morning and Lo and Behold they have risen from the dead. All is now well in Zapland. I'm glad that they are back in the functioning world of TV...
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,961
Posted By RuralRouter
We were loyal users of Zap2It. I am sorry that...

We were loyal users of Zap2It. I am sorry that Zap2It is having so much trouble with the Shaw Direct listings. Just my opinion, I suspect that Zap2It has lost staff and the remaining staff or new...
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,961
Posted By RuralRouter
Smile TV Passport email system now working

I am so happy that TVPassport.com has finally sent an email to me to confirm my existence and accredit me to their listings service. Everything works – All EAST & WEST US Networks.

It has been...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-06, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,867
Posted By RuralRouter
While audio channel 833, Spokane PBS radio was on...

While audio channel 833, Spokane PBS radio was on SD, I had the receiver switch (manual timers) from my several different overnight video news channels to switch to BBC "World News Update" at 5AM ET....
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-05, 12:49 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,961
Posted By RuralRouter
OK, got it. My misunderstanding. Good luck with...

OK, got it. My misunderstanding. Good luck with the Rogers listings on Zap2It. :smile
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-05, 12:26 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,961
Posted By RuralRouter
Question Rogers Ignite on Zap2It is OK

Zap2It listings for Rogers Ignite Cable service for Mississauga has all of the USA networks EAST and WEST. k801809, It is strange that Zap2It has the Shaw Direct National listings in a state of...
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-05, 11:15 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,961
Posted By RuralRouter
Per Zap2It

Missing at this hour (10AM, Oct 5, 2019) from the Zap2It guide for ALL CHANNELS:

231 ABC East
232 CBS East
234 NBC East
238 CBS West
239 Fox West
240 NBC West
241 PBS West
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-10-05, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,867
Posted By RuralRouter
starchoice, I feel your pain. I have a 600...

starchoice, I feel your pain. I have a 600 dedicated to audio, rarely used for video.
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-05, 10:22 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,961
Posted By RuralRouter
Shaw Direct Zap2It Missing Channels

Everyone in Canada has lost IFC and CosmoTV as of Sept 30, 2019. No other provider in Canada has IFC, which is as a result of a business decision by Corus Entertainment.

IFC was on the...
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