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Set-up Shaw PVR and Digital box

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Setting up a Shaw PVR (Personal Video Recorder), digital box, and internet involves several steps. Here's a general guide to help you through the process. Keep in mind that the specific steps might vary based on your exact equipment and location. As of my last update in September 2021, these are the general steps you should follow:


1. Unboxing and Connections:

  • Start by unboxing the PVR, digital box, and any associated cables.

  • Connect the digital box to your TV using an HDMI cable. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the back of the digital box.

  • Connect the digital box to the power outlet using the provided power adapter.

  • If your PVR is separate from the digital box, connect it to your TV and power outlet as well.

2. TV Setup:

  • Turn on your TV and select the HDMI input that corresponds to the connected digital box. This could be HDMI 1, HDMI 2, etc.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the digital box. This may include selecting your language, time zone, and other settings.

3. Cable Connection:

  • Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet to the “Cable In” or “RF In” port on the back of the digital box.

4. Internet Setup:

  • If your digital box supports internet connectivity for features like on-demand content or updates, connect an Ethernet cable from your router to the Ethernet port on the back of the digital box.

5. PVR Setup (if applicable):

  • If you have a PVR, it might have additional features like recording and time shifting. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to set up these features.

6. Remote Control:

  • Insert batteries into the remote control that came with the digital box.

  • Follow the instructions in the manual to pair the remote control with the digital box.

7. Activation:

  • Your Shaw digital box and PVR might need to be activated by Shaw's service. You may need to call their customer service or follow the activation instructions provided with your equipment.

8. Testing:

  • Test the digital box and PVR functionalities, such as changing channels, accessing on-demand content, and recording shows if your PVR supports it.

9. Internet Connection:

  • If you're setting up Shaw internet, connect the provided modem to the cable outlet using a coaxial cable.

  • Connect your computer or router to the modem using an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi.

10. Activating Internet:

  • Depending on Shaw's procedures, you might need to call their customer service or follow the activation instructions provided with your modem to activate your internet connection.

11. Wi-Fi Setup:

  • If you're using a Shaw-provided modem with Wi-Fi capabilities, access the modem's settings using a web browser (instructions should be provided with the modem). Set up your Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password.

12. Final Testing:

  • Test your internet connection by browsing websites and streaming videos.

  • Test the digital box and PVR again to make sure they're still functioning as expected after connecting to the internet.

Remember that these are general guidelines, and the actual steps might vary based on your specific equipment and Shaw's current procedures. If you encounter any issues during the setup process, don't hesitate to contact Shaw's customer service for assistance.

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