Effective Summer 2020 (exact date TBD), Shaw customers will no longer be able to access any video programming using this TV box. Visit About: Legacy TV box upgrade program for details. Note: This box cannot be re-activated, or moved from one account to another.

This article will guide you through the features and tech specs of the Pace Whistler TV box. The Pace Whistler is a high definition TV box with PVR functionality, capable of viewing HD channels and accessing Video On Demand.


Pace Whistler TV box

To view content in HD: Connect an HDMI cable between your TV and TV box for HD 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-capable TV: You can use a coaxial, RCA/composite or S-Video cable to connect this digital box to a standard definition TV. See the wiring diagrams below for a visual explanation of the setup options.

Pace Whistler
Pace Whistler Cable Box - Front
Pace Whistler Cable Box - Back
HD Yes
Hard Drive Capacity 160 GB
Recording Hours (SD/HD) ~ 95/20
Tuners 2
Video Output Coaxial, Composite, Component, S-Video, HDMI
Audio Output RCA, Coaxial and Optical SPDIF
Dolby 5.1 Yes
eSATA Port (for Expander) Yes
AV Format MPEG2
3D Capable Yes supports 3D content in:
  • MPEG2 format up to 1080i resolution
Dimensions (W x D x H) 344.0cm (17.0in) x 38.0cm (15.0in) x 8.0cm (3.0in)
Serial Number Prefix PAAQ
IR Tether Yes
Documentation Pace Whistler User Guide
Wiring Diagrams Click on images below for an expanded view

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Wiring diagrams

These wiring diagrams will assist you in connecting your Pace Whistler TV box.

Wiring Diagram for Pace Whistler Cable Box with HDMI Cable


Wiring Diagram for Pace Whistler Cable Box with Component Video and RCA Audio


Wiring Diagram for Pace Whistler Cable Box HDMI Cables to a Receiver


Wiring Diagram for Pace Whistler Cable Box - HDMI Cable and Optical Audio Connection to a Receiver

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