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Was on the phn with shaw direct this afternoon regarding a faulty 505. I asked about upgrading to a 605 and then the rep mentioned that shaw will be releasing a 700 series receiver this year along with the new satellite being operational.
He said it will be a whole home dvr along with many other features - said similar to shaws cable system.

Anyone have more info?
 

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you've got to be kidding me, I just upgraded all 5 of mine to the 600 series!!!!!!!!!!!! I've had just about enough of SD!!!!!
 

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its a rumour- please note!

Okay- lets not overreact. This is a RUMOUR. No offense to the OP, but he has only 1 post.

Let's confirm this before we react. I was told that the 630 could be used as a whole home pvr with the appropriate updates.

With SD, promises are the carrott.

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I don't think you will "need" to upgrade. I would thing the 6xx series will be good for quite a while, at least just to receive TV. I think that the 6xx can do whole home, plus eSATA DVR expander, ad maybe Shaw VOD.

Whishful thinking, is that they would totally make Shaw Direct compatible versions of the DirecTV HR22 platform, which uses at least both SWiM (Single Wire Multiswitch), and coaxial networking which they call DECA. Or at least their versions of the same thing.

The other way would be to have a four tuner DVR gateway box, and the same client boxes the Shaw Cable gateway uses.
 

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I may only have one post (2 now!) but that doesn't mean I am spreading false rumors...
That is exactly what the service rep told me.
 

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And not to take anything away, it may be true, but we all know what some csr's actually know. ;-). And why would we need to replace? To keep up with the Jones's?
 

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Certainly nothing to get excited about anyway. After all the hooplah, the 600 series does nothing (not counting DVR capabilities) except: offer a smaller box, a cooler (but less intuitive) remote, and a completely pathetic and sorry excuse for an INFO screen(s). Who were they kidding? This board was rife with hope and expectations for about four years, regarding the new INFO capability alone, and look what they gave us. Not only a mere skeleton of information (still WAY more info on the Zap2It site) and TWO screens just to get the date. Wow.
 

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this is a rumour, there has been no release of info on a new 700 series receiver.
I dropped in to Best Buy a few days ago to pick up two 600 receivers, they are only $100 and I have two open ports on my multi switch and two TV's not is use, so made sense.

Best Buy had none in that store and only a few left chain wide so I was told by the Mgr. He said the 600 was discontinued and new model (is this the dawn of the "700"?) will be available next week (November 2).

Hmmmm? What does a retailer of Shaw product know? I though screw it and ordered one 600 from BB online and set it up just in case its not true. If I see new one next week they can help me trade up!

I don't believe it but I just had to share the tidbit rumor!
 

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700 Series

I spoke with a Shaw Direct CSR this morning, Thursday October 29, 2015. I was told that a 700 series is in the works, but no further information is available.
 
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