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  1. Problems with new Shaw Direct firmware leaves some customers fuming

    Industry News
    Over the last week Shaw Direct, Canada's second largest direct to home (DTH) satellite television distributor, 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...
  2. Updated Bell External Hard Drive FAQ

    Industry News
    In the last five years, the amount of high definition programming on television has exploded but unfortunately the storage capacity of many HD PVR's has remained virtually unchanged. To deal with the problem, companies like Bell TV have resorted to offering consumers the ability to connect an...
  3. Sharing an Eastlink Account?

    Hi, A friend of mine said I could use his extra Eastlink HDPVR at my house and i would be able to receive all of his programming even though I only have basic, Eastlink non-digital cable. Is this possible? Furthermore, is it legit? Thanks!
  4. Study finds television set top boxes are major energy hogs

    Industry News
    In 2010, television set-top boxes in the United States consumed approximately 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, equivalent to the annual output of nine average (500 MW) coal-fired power plants, according to recent research by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The researchers...
  5. Shaw Direct HDPVR 630 arrives in September

    Industry News
    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...
  6. Confusion over HDPVR's

    Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion
    Hi Im new here. I want to ask about the prices of HDPVR's offered by Shaw. Currently they have two available. The HDPVR 1tb or the HDPVR 500gb (i assume its the new pace)...
  7. Do Pace HDPVRs have better video quality than older Motorolas?

    Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion
    I have a dual-tuner DCT6200 hdpvr. It's of course a bit older. Shaw signal quality has gotten worse and worse over time. I'm wondering if the modern Pace HDPVRs would provide any better image quality? I'm looking to switch to Telus Optik TV, but I called and they said they'd no longer sell...
  8. DCT6416 PVR function suddenly "inoperative"

    Shaw Cable
    I noticed last night that my PVR recordings and scheduled recording list have been wiped out. My PVR shows a message on screen that the PVR is disabled and I need to call a 1-888 number. (The HD is coming through fine) Anyone know what this is all about? Time to get a different PVR model? Also...
  9. Bell to release a new HD PVR the 9252.

    Bell Satellite TV PVR, HD PVR and HD Receivers
    I have had this confirmed today after days of speculation and rumours on this and other sites. I will endeavor to get more details and post them as soon as I can.
  10. Official: Telus Launches Satellite TV

    Telus Satellite TV
    For those who don't know this already, Telus is simply reselling the Direct-to-Home Satellite service of Bell TV. The only real reason, that I can see for getting Telus branded DTH service, as opposed to Bell TV branded service, is to get bundle discounts on other Telus services such as...
  11. ExpressVu 9242 Reviews - Owners please vote in the poll!

    Bell Satellite TV PVR, HD PVR and HD Receivers
    I am currently writing an article on the ExpressVu 9242 and I would like to get feedback from users of the unit. I am only interested in objective feedback on the 9242 model (not rants) that discuss the pros and cons of this unit. Please be sure to vote in the poll One post per member, this...
  12. Pace Tahoe (775D) HDPVR owners' thread

    Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion
    The word from a member is that the Pace Tahoe 775D launched today to a limited roll out of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, & Ontario. The intro price is $448 until May 31st and that next month non-all digital markets in AB and BC should get the Pace terminals in stock. If you bought one of these units...
  13. Installation Questions - See Links in Post 1.

    Bell Satellite TV Hardware Installation Forum
    Edit by 57 - here's a link for the various LNBFs: 92XX series installation: 92XX/94XX Installation 101 - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums Having read the topics of attaining satellite 82 after receiving satellite 91 the...
  14. Bell TV 9200 HD-PVR discussion Thread - See Post 1

    Bell Satellite TV PVR, HD PVR and HD Receivers
    Edit - the 9200s are being phased out. Please see the following threead: This thread is now open because this product has been announced and will become available in early July. See announcement thread This thread is only for...