Learn about the equipment features and tech specs of the Arris Portal MP2150. The MP2150 is the new generation of Portal available with your Shaw Gateway HDPVR unit. This version is the same as the MP2000 unit, however, it supports an IR Tethering and has a touchscreen interface on the front of the unit.

Video Tutorial

Learn how to connect your Gateway HDPVR Portal with this video Tutorial.

Video Tutorial: How to connect a Gateway HDPVR Portal

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Arris Portal Specs

With the Arris MP2150 Portal connected to your TV, you can view HD channels and full HD quality 1080p Video On Demand content made available to you through your Shaw Gateway HDPVR system. Plus, you can record up to 6 programs simultaneously while playing back a previously recorded program, and view 3D* content in MPEG4 format at up to 1080p resolution.

To view content in HD: Connect an HDMI cable between your TV and Portal for picture and audio (HDMI carries both picture and audio). Alternatively, you can connect a component (red, green, blue) cable for video, and an RCA (red, white) cable for audio.

If you don’t have an HD TV: You can use an RCA/composite cable between your TV and Portal. You will be able to view and access HD channels, however the picture will be displayed in standard definition. Reference the wiring diagrams below for a visual explanation of the setup options.

Arris MP2150 Portal



HD Yes
Hard Drive Capacity 500 GB**
Recording Hours (SD/HD) N/A, Portal accesses the Gateway HDPVR Hard Drive for content
Tuners n/a
Video Output Composite, Component, HDMI
Audio Output RCA, Coaxial and Optical SPDIF
Dolby 5.1 Yes
eSATA Port (for Expander) No
AV Format MPEG4
3D Capable

Yes, supports 3D* content in:

  • MPEG2 format up to 1080i resolution
  • MPEG4 format up to 1080p resolution
Dimensions (W x D x H) 5.0cm (9.8in) x 18.2cm (7.2in) x 4.5cm (1.8in)
Serial Number Prefix B
IR Tether No - Port is an IR Blaster (output, not input)
Documentation Arris MP 2150 Manuals
Wiring Diagrams Click on image below for an expanded view

*To view 3D content, you will need a 3D-capable HD TV.

Wiring diagrams

These wiring diagrams will assist you in connecting your Arris MP2150 Portal.









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