After months of delay, Canada's number two direct-to-home (DTH) satellite provider Shaw Direct has announced the release of its MPEG-4 capable HDDSR 605 high definition digital satellite receiver.

The new device, which Shaw customer service has been promising to its customers for over a year, will sell for $199 beginning today.

The receiver builds on Canada's most advanced HDPVR, which was launched by Shaw Direct in September and offers similar interactive services, such as Dynamic Search Options

Features of the new HD receiver include: a new 14 day on-screen guide with an improved colour-coding system and an option to hide the channels you don't subscribe to; picture in guide; a USB port on the front panel, HDMI connectivity; component video outputs; digital audio out; eSata port for potential hard drive add-on and an Ethernet port or internet connectivity.

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