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Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-08-06, 10:29 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 77,436
Posted By classicsat
That looks like a fairly new TV, and the 600...

That looks like a fairly new TV, and the 600 remote is a good 5 years or more old. RCA has been resold many times over the years, and now is just a name slapped on Chinese TVs.

Chances are there...
Forum: Home Computing   2019-03-31, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By classicsat
No. I prefer longer form less time sensitive...

No. I prefer longer form less time sensitive communications such as Usenet and web forums. It gives me the time to create a full thought out, and usually correct spelling and grammar, response.

I...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-03-03, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 317,018
Posted By classicsat
In theory, any should work, 3 wire controllers...

In theory, any should work, 3 wire controllers run a motor in the controller, and switches to shut it off when the motor and switch position match. The rotator and controller motors are just in...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-02-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,804
Posted By classicsat
Not really. They are pretty locked down and...

Not really. They are pretty locked down and proprietary.

They may be worth some parts value. The front panel has a keen LED display and multiplex chip, usable by Arduino types.
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-01-27, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,146
Posted By classicsat
Also Rogers version of G4 TechTV came from there...

Also Rogers version of G4 TechTV came from there for some time.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-12-02, 01:18 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 425,542
Posted By classicsat
Both sides of the older quad should be 10750, or...

Both sides of the older quad should be 10750, or thereabouts.
Forum: Home Computing   2018-10-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By classicsat
My brother has an A500. Back in its day, it was...

My brother has an A500. Back in its day, it was used for gaming. The only "expansion" was a 512MB RAM/RTC board (with a lithium battery), and a 4 joystick adapter I made, to play 4 player Gauntlet.
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2018-09-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By classicsat
I was flipping around the c-band satellite system...

I was flipping around the c-band satellite system looking for a fee, and found ABC's feed.
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2018-09-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,303
Posted By classicsat
I am fairly lucky in my part of Mid-western...

I am fairly lucky in my part of Mid-western Ontario, where I can receive a few stations that are not that bad for Classic Rock, if you listen to them in moderation (too much, and the automation...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-07-29, 11:13 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 139,574
Posted By classicsat
Maybe Velocity. Or Youtube.

Maybe Velocity. Or Youtube.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-06-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 139,574
Posted By classicsat
From the looks, same place (transponder), just...

From the looks, same place (transponder), just switching to MPEG4.
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2018-05-27, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,696
Posted By classicsat
At this point, no. If my fortunes or employment...

At this point, no. If my fortunes or employment situation changes, I could consider it.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-05-27, 11:28 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 162,061
Posted By classicsat
You should get a channel map and be able to tune...

You should get a channel map and be able to tune the channel. If you have an older non X-Ku quad LNBF. You might need it activated to get a correct V-code for your dish otherwise.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2018-05-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,269
Posted By classicsat
Almost. The 605 lacks S-video.

Almost. The 605 lacks S-video.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-12-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 447,306
Posted By classicsat
They aren't going to disable them likely. ...

They aren't going to disable them likely.

They are most likely going to require XKu to receive much programming going forward, as programming is moved from MPEG2 SD and HD locations to the mostly...
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2017-12-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,962
Posted By classicsat
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Victoria...

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Victoria Williams version, after the Judy Garland/Meet Me In St. Louis Version.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-12-01, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,171
Posted By classicsat
Frankly the EPG on the receiver is more than...

Frankly the EPG on the receiver is more than adequate for our purposes.

Otherwise in general, web forums related to the programs, to see new episodes and shows.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2017-11-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By classicsat
No Shaw Direct receiver had Firewire. The real...

No Shaw Direct receiver had Firewire. The real only way go get recordable (not copy protected) HD out of a Shaw Direct box, is component.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-11-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 438,374
Posted By classicsat
Open terminator. Its purpose is to prevent...

Open terminator. Its purpose is to prevent unauthorized connection to a coax port, in this case the 3.5dB port, because that signal is too hot to reliably use for anything. 7dB is enough attenuation...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-10-24, 01:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 32,943
Posted By classicsat
Short term yes, within the lifetime of the...

Short term yes, within the lifetime of the current F1R, F2, and G1. I am just thinking out loud a longer term, if/when satellites are up for replacement. Of course, if Shaw Direct will be a thing...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-10-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 62,413
Posted By classicsat
AFAIK, all current 6xx and 8xx receivers are...

AFAIK, all current 6xx and 8xx receivers are directly CSS compatible. You just need a splitter for DVR receivers.
Also, the CSS switch should be directly compatible with the XKu LNBF. At least that...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-10-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 32,943
Posted By classicsat
F1R and F2 will be replaced, if Ku satellite will...

F1R and F2 will be replaced, if Ku satellite will still be viable going forward. The XKu will for sometime be the issued LNBF going forward.

Eventually, they may revert to a standard F1/F2 (or...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-10-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By classicsat
The issue is this one booting or not (with no...

The issue is this one booting or not (with no satellite connection I reckon), not activation.

I presume it is already active on an account.
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2017-10-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By classicsat
Not really much. Out in the country we have...

Not really much.

Out in the country we have counter stores, and for the past couple decades they were often part of another business.

Last big thing we bought from Sears was a washing machine,...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-10-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 425,542
Posted By classicsat
You don't, at least easily, to receive G1 for...

You don't, at least easily, to receive G1 for consumer Shaw Direct. It might work for the sort of receiver cable headends use.

You need to get an LNB (or two) with a 10070 Mhz LO, and an input...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-10-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 32,943
Posted By classicsat
The V-code needs set, to account for the fact...

The V-code needs set, to account for the fact the X-Ku LNBF provides the F1 satellite signals at a different frequency than the standard Ku LNBF. The F1 frequencies are in effect shifted up so the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-10-15, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By classicsat
The scrolling LEDs are just its boot indicator....

The scrolling LEDs are just its boot indicator. It should complete and go to a channel/clock display or no LED, even without a satellite signal (in which case the satellite LED should light red).
...
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2017-10-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,318
Posted By classicsat
Where I am in mid-western Ontario, commercial...

Where I am in mid-western Ontario, commercial music radio isn't that bad, but the automation shows, at times.

But I don't listen to the new music stations, just classic rock mostly, and they do it...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-10-05, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By classicsat
From the spec sheet, it seems it will. You...

From the spec sheet, it seems it will. You install it before the multiswitch, and may need their special trunk multiswitch.

I don't think it is to fix a weak signal, but to amplify it so it can...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2017-08-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 139,574
Posted By classicsat
I thing customer annoyance will be minimal, if...

I thing customer annoyance will be minimal, if they are in Canada, and keep pace with hardware upgrades (oval dish with x-Ku LNBF, 6xx or 8xx series receiver).

That they may be "moving" services...
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