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Old 01-11-2017, 06:07 PM   #1
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Shaw has finally launched the X1 platform for TV's.

http://m.marketwired.com/press-relea....b-2187749.htm

Here is a video contained within the press release.

http://bit.ly/2j7nchm

Check out the shaw.ca website here

https://www.shaw.ca/blueskytv/
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:02 PM   #2
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So after pulling the plug on Shomi Shaw is simply added streaming to their DVR devices? Wake me up when they have 4K.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:16 PM   #3
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Does anyone know how/if this can be incorporated with a gateway system? no way am i purchasing all new boxes that can't be connected.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:20 PM   #4
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'The future of TV' looks a lot like the past 20 years of TV with a new name.
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Quite the post history for the thread creator.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:30 PM   #6
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Wait, is the only new thing this does is let you talk to your tv to change the channel?
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Actually grabbed this today because online orders get a free install, and I'm still using the old ass Motorola boxes.

Funnily enough, I'll actually save money per month (like, 10$ a month for the 2 year term) over what I'm paying now for my granfathered service and internet 125.

Hopefully once the 2 year is up 4k will be available.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:01 PM   #8
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Quite the post history for the thread creator.
Shaw employee?
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:37 PM   #9
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I find it endlessly interesting watching companies/industries with antiquated business models try to catch up with times... usually too late.
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Wait, is the only new thing this does is let you talk to your tv to change the channel?
It also tells you Glen Gulutzan is our coach. For $100/month.
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Quite the post history for the thread creator.
If you're gonna continually promote Shaw products/services on here (and nothing else) at least give us a deal
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:49 AM   #12
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snooze - At least with gateway launch was $99.00 for 2 year plan not the bait and switch of $99.00 then 172.00 I will stick with just internet for now. Not really worth the hassles of being a beta tester for 2 years if you have the pay $135 bucks a month average.

Also looks like Comcast added a Netflix channel did shaw? Telus has had this for years
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:11 PM   #13
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So it's the Apple TV Siri... but by Shaw. I'm going to go ahead and get expectations nice and low for this one.
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When I googled the Comcast X1 platform it indicated that they rolled this out in 2013 in their US markets.

Seems Comcast are already releasing (or soon will be) the xi5 and/or xi6 models.

Does anyone know if this is actually a step forward for shaw? Or are they introducing 4 year old technology?

EDIT: Looks like comcast is still heavily pushing the x1 box and that the xi5/6 models might be for a different platform.

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Old 01-12-2017, 12:58 PM   #15
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Wireless boxes like Telus? Or still COAX?
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So basically it's a Gateway with a microphone? Wow is that underwhelming. Willing to bet the voice functionality will be awful too.
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Does anybody use voice search on any device???

Shouting out commands to your tv seems like a ridiculous way to relax with a good tv show and 8 glasses of scotch.
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wow. if i was a shaw employee id be really worried about the direction of my company
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:16 PM   #19
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I wish my Apple TV could find content on Plex for me..
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:34 PM   #20
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Hey GWsurvey,

Why don't you go on the record one way or the other:

Shaw Employee or Not Shaw Employee.

Full disclosure will at least give a marginal amount of credibility around here, and maybe we can even ask you questions?

A non-response will confirm GWsurvey = Shaw Employee.
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