Problems with new Shaw Direct firmware leaves some customers fuming

Over the last week Shaw Direct has been quietly and slowly rolling out new firmware – version 06.22 – for the company’s HDDSR 605 and HDPVR 630 direct-to-home satellite receivers.

The update began with a select group of Shaw Direct customers last week, however, it has only been in the last few days that the majority of Digital Home readers received the new firmware.

Newest Shaw Direct HD Receivers get a firmware update

Over the last week Shaw Direct has been rolling out new firmware – version 04.06 – for the company’s HDDSR 605 and HDPVR 630 direct-to-home satellite receivers.

Shaw says the new firmware leaves the user interface largely unchanged but includes numerous bug fixes which make for a smoother and problem free experience.

Shaw Direct HDPVR 630 arrives in September

Canada’s number two Direct-to-home satellite television provider Shaw Direct announced today that its new dual tuner high definition PVR will arrive in stores on September 1st.

Features of the new Shaw Direct HDPVR 630 include: dual tuners; a 320GB hard drive; component video and HDMI outputs; Ethernet and eSata port; and MPEG-4 decoding.