[mythtv-users] Firewire problem with Shaw Cable

Jeff junk_inbox at verizon.net
Mon Nov 2 15:55:01 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 9:02 PM, Tim Korsrud <public at korsrud.com> wrote:

> I called Shaw in Saskatoon regarding the firewire port this week.  At first
> they told me that nothing had changed, but I explained that it was working,
> and now is disabled in the service menu.  They told me that the firewire
> port was never intended to be activated and was deactivated on all of shaw's
> cable boxes.  I told them that the firewire port was one of the main reasons
> I subscribed to Shaw, and that it had been working for the past 6 months.
>  They told me there is nothing they could do.
> I then emailed them to ask again if there is something that could be done,
> and I got the same response that the never intended to enable to the
> firewire port and it will not be reenabled.

Since you're apparently in Canada, the US FCC ruling has no bearing on
you...  I think you're stuck. :-(

> Has any one been successful in getting Shaw to address their firewire
> issues?  I know that I could buy a HD-PVR, but I would rather not go to that
> expense.
Probably the only thing you can do now... :-(

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