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Post by frizle on Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:21 pm

Moving to an area that does not have telecable - a friend suggesting sharing a shaw tv account with someone - anyone out there? I also don't have a dish or receiver
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Post by cosalamx on Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:17 am

I'd suggest that you contact one of the local service providers, Linfoot, Satellite Systems of Ajijic, etc. and arrange your own service. Any savings to someone who has a legal connection, would not, in my opinion, offset the risk of loss of service by pirating the signal for you.

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Post by David on Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:44 pm

Cosalamx is correct. CP electronics in Guad can set you up too. I use Ed Linfoot but others get good service from CP. Get your own account, billed to your credit card and you'll have no trouble.
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Post by bimini6 on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:05 pm

It is my understanding that sharing is not pirating. Each customer can have 5-6 units, is that not correct?

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Post by David on Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:38 am

Yes, each subscriber may have 5 receivers. Each HD TV needs it's own receiver. However, "sharing" your account with another household is not allowed.
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Post by bimini6 on Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:29 am

Mi casa es su casa! Very Happy

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:06 pm

I think the rule of thumb here would be: If it's under the same roof it's probably OK but if your stringing a cable across the street to your amigo's casa then it's probably stealing.......
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Post by David on Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:39 pm

Some folks here who do this aren't even neighbors which is defintely not OK.
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Post by larryc on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:45 am

Can you get what we call the big 4 American network TV channels?

Fox, NBC. ABC and CBS
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Post by David on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:51 am

Yes, and you get both the East and West coast feeds, in HD too.
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Post by larryc on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:59 am

now were cooking.
Dish, Direct Tv or Shaw or all can offer this?
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Post by David on Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:50 pm

I can veryify only Shaw but I'm pretty sure the US Direct and Dish provide networks although probably not East and West.
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Post by GBATRUCKS on Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:42 am

Many of us dumped Dish when they realigned their sat. last year requiring a larger dish-receiver. I went with Shaw & would never go back...In addition to the U.S. channels, they have some great programing on the Canadian stations. We use the Detroit & Spokane feeds, so if you miss your show on one, you can catch it on the other. BTW, if you are up to here with political crap, do subscribe to BBC World for the the unvarnished truth.
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Post by albertrv on Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:20 pm

Good chance we are going to lose 100% of our HD signals from Shaw Direct when their new bird gets turned on late 2012. First they are moving the channels to mpeg4 compression which means one of the newer 600 series receivers. Moot point however as the new satellite footprint looks like it will be too far north to receive.
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:24 pm

Wow....that sucks. I can live without the HD but wouldn't want to give up my hockey on the regular channels. Hopefully they don't change that......
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Post by albertrv on Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:34 pm

I can't live without HD so I'm wondering what to do instead.

Telsat has already published the signal foot print and I can't see it changing. Remember Shaw has actually been turning a blind eye on subscribers south Cdn border. The footprint cuts Oregon in half and heads east in a straight line.

By the sounds of it you will continue to receive all the programing you now get on Standard Def. channels. This is until one of the old birds needs to be replaced. I can't remember the exact dates of replacement but it is years down the road. While we will never know until it has happened it sounds like having one of the new 600 series receivers will be a waste of money. If a person already has one it will continue to receive the old signals just fine. Shaws PVR630 is so buggy that I would hate to own one this far from Canada. Lots of stories of people on their 3rd and 4th box.
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:43 pm

I was planning on bringing a new unsubscribed box down. Looks like I could get the cheaper non HD one however I want PVR and I think all the PVR models have HD capability.
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Post by albertrv on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:06 pm

I'm using a PVR 530 which when through the hassles of a warranty replacement a year ago. (they are buggy too) Shaw doesn't have any non HD PVR's at all. The one thing is that any PVR that you bring down will get HD until the change over. And you will still have a PVR to record standard def.
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Post by albertrv on Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:12 pm

One thought.... If it was me, and knowing about the problems with Shaw PVR equipment, I would activate it in Canada, after which you could suspend your account until you get it down here. You wouldn't have to mount the dish, just head for a friends place and hook up to his Shaw dish. Also make sure you are bringing the 75E dish down and not what they normally sell.
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:05 pm

I was planning on getting the dish down at the lake. Too big for carry on. To activate the box up here I suppose I will need a dish to hook it up to so it can download the activation items........
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Post by albertrv on Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:39 pm

All you need is a friend with an account. Just change the cables over to your box and give Shaw a call to get it going. Also a good idea to leave it on for a night or until it upgrades the software. There is a way to force it so it could be done in a couple of hours. I'd have to look up the instructions for that. Might also be a good idea to check prices down here for the dish. Remember you can get one for free in Canada which goes a long way towards the shipping if you don't have room.
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Post by David on Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:52 am

Pete's assessment isn't that dire. We'll wait and see and deal with it then. The changes are a year away. If you want to avoid the rush, you could worry now.
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Post by Hensley on Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:21 am

Is the PVR unit the one that gets rid of the commercials?
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Post by albertrv on Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:31 am

Here are the two links from a different thread about this. The first is from Telesat showing the footprints of G1. Shaw Direct will be using the extended KU Band and as you can see it doesn't go too far into the US at all. The second link if from Digitalhome.ca and is a thread exactly on our problem.

www.telesat.com/File/BD3DD86FFE6947009DCE9151B407CF75

www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=142811

I don't have the old satellite footprints handy but this new bird is much further north than anything else from Shaw. Yes it is true that we will truly need to do a wait and see. Hopefully there will be enough signal bleed that a large offset dish might work for us down here.
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Post by albertrv on Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:34 am

Apparently because of some satellite changes for Direct TV it is now a usable system with a 2.4M dish. But thats about all I know.

Another area I haven't looked into, mainly because of my own internet problems is "Internet TV"
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