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This morning I connected my brand-new (not refurbished) 830. I got a 60 Hz slight hum from my TV set after I powered up the 830. I have never had that problem with anything I've connected to the TV. I guessed that it was a ground-loop problem so I plugged the TV into the same power bar as the 830. End of problem. Shaw Direct may wish to consider that if a customer calls in with that problem.

I expected drama, based on my previous refurb 630 problems. Nope, the activation went without drama. :) I really like the new guide that provides show Season# and Episode#.

My only little quibble is the connection instructions that came in the box. It says not to press any buttons until the "blue light" goes off and the 830 restarts. It never happened; all it needed was a refresh.

As a side note, the problem with my now going-to-the-dump 630 was that only WGN acted as if it was not subscribed although I have always been subscribed. My 600 continued to receive WGN. I went thru hoops with Shaw Direct and finally most of the channels on the 630 disappeared. That's it! Warranty or not, I don't want to fool with another 630 refurb so I ordered the 830. Glad I did.

Another side note, the online MY ACCOUNT does not show WGN as being subscribed. My wife told me NOT to call or CHAT Shaw about it. Don't fix what ain't broke.
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LOL about the clock! We had to get rid of our Shaw rcvr and we keep looking below the TV for the time but it isn't there! @k801809 please tell your ppl to think about that when they make new rcvrs!
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K8 asked why ppl use manual timers, Rural Router said:
There is no “SMART” recurring auto-tune, it is a single event function only.
This is what I said when K8 asked last year:
Is a "smart timer' the thing that says like "Set a reminder for all episodes" or "Automatically tune to this airing"? There is no "automatically tune to every airing." We don't want reminders you have to be watchin gthe TV to see those, we want it to go to that channel even if we aren't there. Is there another way to make the rcvr change channels at the right time every week besides a manual timer?
Sadly, no - regarding tuning without recording. Using guide information, SMART will record that particular name of program, but not based solely on day and time of day.
Yes, same answer K8 gave us last year. Really sorry to hear that it isn't working now. :(
Shaw Direct doesn't care about the receiver's IP address location in Canada if that is the concern.
Altho maybe some body wants TV from a different area? Like they were living in one province then they moved but they still have the address in the old province for Shaw and they want stations from there?
Canada is not like the US where only local stations can be carried. Most stations from most markets are available across Canada.
I know that's mostly true (we really liked that about Cdn satellite TV!) but I thought there were some stations you could only get in certain places, or the simsubs were different or something. Pretty sure I've seen some ppl on this board say they have addresses somewhere else in Canada.
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