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Work Arounds - 3 Shows because 1 minute overlap

Thank you! Until Shaw realizes this, there are two options:
1. Manual Recording - the PVR list does not name the show that was recorded
2. PVR Options - Raise the priority of the most desired show in the PVR-Options listing.
You will lose the lower rated show in order to record the higher priority show

...Theres no option to end recording sooner or on the hour.
 

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I think X-Files should do an episode called "Shaw's 630"

As I mentioned before, we're having trouble getting it to record properly. We brought up the guide for tonight and it's on Ch034 at 8pm. Pressed record this episode. The 630 wanders off and does its scheduling thing. After half an hour or however long it was scheduling (just seems like half and hour) we checked and yes, it was set to record at 8pm tonight . . . . on Ch037!!!! Let's just say we don't want to record on Ch037 right now. Ultimately we discovered "Other Channels" and that we could force it to record on Ch034. For some reason "Other channels" only allows you to set one channel (e.g. if we set CTV Ch034 (and its clone 293), if we had previously set Fox, it drops Fox).

There are NO recordings immediately before or after so there are no conflicts.

So why the heck would it set up 037 when we told it we want 034?

The way it is right now, we can't trust this thing to record anything on its own - have to check everything then often beat it into submission.

(and a separate whine - we had 6 one hour programs set up the other night - two in parallel at a time running for 3 hours straight. The **** thing recorded 5 of the 6).

Arrrrgh!
 

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There are NO recordings immediately before or after so there are no conflicts.
No 1-Minute overlap of another show just before the start of X-Files? Strange!
You might try to change the timer to manual recording or just playing around.

Strange....

We check the scheduled recordings every morning just to be on the safe side.
 

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new firmware

I got mine without notice think in the middle of the night where it stped a reccrding in the middle of the progrmme to start the download. Sort of pissed me off. Like nt haiving the notices on screen allows me to transfer stuff from teh 630 PVR to a DVD when it gets to full and I need to delete stuff, I hate on screen graphics and think that whoever invntedsnipes and onscreen logos should be shot or perhpas something ab it less drrastic.

I found the multi delete whihc is nice, but once I slect many things to delete I have not figured out what to do to delete them all anyone figure this out.

I have alos noticed that the PVR will try and record things the first time they are on and if three things are on at once it does not find a later rerun of one of the toop two programmes in the poriority list and record that so the 3rd things that is only on once can be recorded.

At least now back to where it was before the last upgrade.
 

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Hi adm22 -

For the Multi delete, once you have selected all your programs, there is an option at the bottom of the TV screen just below your PVR program list that says:

Press the "C" (yellow) button on your remote and it will ask you to confirm the deletion and then it will delete all selected.

This is a great feature! Thank you SD😀
 

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Just discovered that an old feature has returned. It used to be in the guide that if you typed in a number that didn't exist or was hidden the guide would move to the next nearest channel number. The recent behaviour was that if typed in a number that didn't exist the guide display would not move. This feature was removed several revisions ago but seems to have returned in this release. I miss keyed a channel number and was surprised the guide moved to whatever the next channel number was.
 

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Skip, fast forward sequence problem

I have not seen anyone report this glitch that was introduced by this new update. If on playing a recording, you skip forward (or back) and then immediately fast forward, it will fast forward for a second or two and then resume normal speed all by itself. If you then hit fast forward again, it will stay in ff until you take other action. If after a skip you wait 2 seconds and then ff, it will stay in ff. Apparently few people do this but I do it often and it is very annoying. Is Shaw aware of this?
 

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Good question, Gary. My excuses are: initially I was in the US and phoning is not an option and I really didn't think of using other methods to contact them. I get home and lots of things to do , then summer comes with less TV, even less sports ( I'm not into baseball) and I get sort of used to it. But it really boils down to procrastination, the same reason that I haven't posted here earlier.
However, with a nudge from you, I decided it was time and after thinking about how to contact them, I decided that using email was the best way because it would give the person replying a chance to research if necessary. I sent it yesterday and am awaiting a reply.
 

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Answer from Shaw

I wrote:
My question has to do with something that has been bothering me ever since the new firmware, 50.25, for the 630 was put out.
If on playing a recording, you skip forward (or back) and then immediately fast forward, it will fast forward for a second or two and then resume normal speed all by itself. If you then hit fast forward again, it will stay in ff until you take other action. But if after a skip you wait a few seconds and then ff, it will stay in ff. So it is just if the fast forward follows immediately after a skip that this spontaneous action takes place.
Has this glitch in the this firmware release been noted and will it be fixed in the next update?

Shaw answered:
Hi Ron,

Thank you for contacting Shaw Direct, this email is in response to your request received 10/13/2016.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to mention this. We will be sure to forward your feedback to our technical team for them to review this. With every update of our firmware we strive to correct issues such as these, and getting feedback is what allow us to do so.

I hope this answers your questions, please do not hesitate to get back to us for further assistance. We are available by chat through the Shaw Direct web site, and by phone at 1-888-554-7827.
 

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Forcing Firmware update?

Is there a way to force the Firmware update?

I get a warning that it cannot be started. A minimum EcbNo dB on Tuner 1 is required to start the download.


EDIT All of a sudden I got a message asking if I wanted to update NOW. So I am doing it as I type.
 

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Was the download of firmware successful for you?

It is my understanding that a decent Ecb (signal to noise ratio; more good to bad ratio of data) must be available to the download. This is to prevent defective firmware being installed. I believe the figure Shaw Direct recommends is at least an Ecb of 6.0.

If the download did not complete: A low Ecb/Signal Level will occur if your dish is not properly aligned. You might want to check for foliage, trees or other obstructions that may lower the signal level. Perhaps the wind has moved the dish.

If you don't see any obstruction, I suggest that you give Shaw Direct a telephone call to ask for their advice if your signal levels are generally low.
 

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Tune to channel 344 Classic/040 Advanced and check your signal levels - OPTIONS, 4, 7, line C or E (if you're using a PVR you could potentially be tuning on tuner 2). EcbNo needs to be at least 5.5.
 

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I dont know if this is a bug or if its by design but I found an issue with the pvr list.

I had The Masked Singer tapped last night but unfortunately it was a baseball game that was recorded instead.
So I went to look for when the episode would be repeated to tape it again and noticed in the pvr list its not set to record next Wednesday because its conflicting with shows.

So I went to check the upcoming recordings list and see that because survivor is on on so many channels at the same time and it has a higher priority than the masked singer the pvr has allotted the tuners to tape it from two different channels which causes the masked singer to be in conflict.

It gets worse because the two shows are on at 12am and the same thing happens.

The Pvr should pick a channel for the survivor and then ignore it for any other channel and/or timeslot.

This could explain why someyimes that it missed recording some shows.
 
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