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  1. Industry News
    Apple announced today the eighth major release of its Mac OS X operating system (OS) is now available from the Mac App store. Called Lion, the new OS, is perhaps the most radical OS update in years thanks to more than 250 new features including Multi-touch gestures, system-wide support for...
  2. Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion
    Last night a new version of firmware was sent out to all Motorola advanced set top boxes in all regions (except Vancouver). The upgrade was completed in Vancouver with few incidents a couple weeks so there should be few for most customers. Firmware updates should be the following on most...
  3. Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion
    As some may have noticed an update was done to Motorola DCTs last night in Vancouver region. The guide update (to version A28.0-5) corrected a couple minor bug fixes and updated some features of the VOD system. VOD Enhancements: -Multi-skip -- allows user to change rate of FFWD/REW operation...
  4. Shaw Direct Satellite
    Starting the morning of Wednesday February 16, HDDSR 605 and HDPVR 630 receivers will begin to be updated from Current Version 00.13 to 04.06. The overall usage and look/feel of the system is unchanged with this download. 04.06 for the HDDSR 605 includes a few new and updated features and...
  5. Shaw Direct Satellite
    I don't know if we're allowed to discuss this type of thing or not, but here goes. Now that the 630 is showing up in people's homes, I was wondering if unhappy owners of the 530 are being offered any kind of incentive to upgrade? I call this "reparations" since the 530 was such a poor product...
  6. Industry News
    In November 2008, Star Choice, now called Shaw Direct, announced that it would be updating the firmware of its DVR530, DSR505, DSR317, and DSR207 satellite receivers in the spring of 2009. At the time, Canada's number two Direct-to-home satellite television provider promised firmware updates...
  7. Industry News
    Although it was only "officially" launched today, Digital Home readers disappointed with the small hard drives contained in Rogers new 8642 HD PVR have already begunn replacing their tiny 160GB internal drives with more massive 1TB drives. The hard drive swap, which could void your warranty...
  8. Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)
    I've had Mediaroom for a week now with 1 PVR and 2 regular boxes. I think the system is great; the PVR software is much better than what is available with Shaw, the menu and guide system is excellent and the size of the boxes is much nicer as well. I also really like the remote a lot more than...
  9. Industry News
    Mozilla has released an update to the Firefox web browser which fixes a critical security flaw which could allow an attacker to take control of an infected system. Firefox 3.6.2 also includes fixes for several other security and stability issues. In a blog posting, the company says it...
  10. Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion
    Hey, just a newbie here with a question regarding the new Shaw Pace PVR with PVR expander package. If i currently have a Motorola 3416 should i upgrade to the newer Pace/PVR expander package? Or should i just stick with what i have already? My main reasons for wanting to upgrade were a faster...
  11. Windows Computing
    I bought Gateway solo 2150. It was really cheap and I thought that I could do a few upgrades for the kid. It only has a CD-Rom Drive and I would like to know of a good cheap DVD-Writer or just a DVD-Player to replace it with. Also maybe a larger HD Also Is it very difficult to replace stuff...
  12. Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion
    So this new firmware should support a larger internal drive? That's even better than external! Are there drive compatibility lists, or should any SATA drive work? Admin EDIT: This thread is strictly for discussing how to upgrade an INTERNAL drive for Shaw PVR with firmware 16.74 Edit by...
  13. Windows Computing
    Hi All: Apologies in advance if this is an old question, but I was unable to find anything on it after several searches. I plan to build a new PC starting mid-May. I will put Vista on it. Does anyone know what, if any, Windows 7 upgrade path MS will offer to recent Vista buyers...
  14. Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless
    Rogers Wireless is doubling the length of time - to 24 months from 12 months - that its smartphone subscribers must wait to upgrade their mobile devices at a discount, the latest move by the cable giant to clamp down on rising costs at its key wireless unit.
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