This article will help you connect your Shaw Gateway HDPVR portal (MP2000 or MP2150) to your TV.

If you need answers to other common Self Connect questions, our Self Connect FAQ article has you covered.

Before you begin

  • Remove any plastic wrapping from your Shaw Gateway HDPVR portal.
  • If you already have a Shaw Gateway HDPVR (XG1v3-A) in your home, make sure that device is powered on and your channels are working, before activating your new Shaw Gateway HDPVR portal.
  • If you have a new Shaw Gateway HDPVR (XG1v3-A), please complete its setup and activation first, then return to this article.

What's included

A remote, HDMI cable, power cord, and coax cable are included with your Gateway HDPVR portal. If something is missing from your kit, let us know. A 2-way splitter is not included but can be requested

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Connecting your HDPVR portal

To connect your Shaw Gateway HDPVR portal:

  1. Place your HDPVR portal in a well ventilated location.
  2. Attach a coax cable from the coax wall outlet to the CABLE IN port on your HDPVR portal.
  3. Attach an HDMI cable from your portal’s HDMI Out to TV port, to one of your TV’s open HDMI IN ports. Make note of which HDMI port you select on the TV (HDMI1, HDMI2, etc.).
  4. Attach the power cord to the back of your portal and plug it into an electrical outlet. It will power on automatically

Activating your HDPVR portal

To activate your Shaw Gateway HDPVR portal:

  1. Turn on your TV and set it to display the HDMI source you attached your portal to.
    • If your TV is on the correct HDMI source, you will see "To set up this Shaw Gateway..." on your TV.
  2. To activate your Shaw Gateway HDPVR portal, please contact a Shaw agent at or through the My Shaw app between 7:00am to 9:00pm PT.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I program my Shaw Gateway HDPVR portal remote for my TV?
To see more on how to program your HDPVR portal remote to work with your TV, visit our full instructions.

How can I wire my modem and Shaw Gateway HDPVR portal to the same coax outlet?
If you have two devices that need to share the coax outlet, you’ll need a 2-way splitter and 3 coax cables. Attach one cable to the wall outlet and splitter port labelled IN. Attach each of the other two cables to an OUT splitter port, and then to your HDPVR portal and modem.

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Why doesn’t the power button on my remote turn my Gateway HDPVR portal on or off?
The power button on your remote only controls your TV. Your HDPVR portal is always on but will go into sleep mode when it isn't being used.

Need to return some equipment?
A return shipping label should be provided in your kit. For instructions on how to return equipment to Shaw, including if you need a return shipping label provided to you or if you are moving, see How To: Return Shaw equipment.

Need support?

Connect with us anytime by clicking the blue chat bubble on this page, visiting or by using the My Shaw app. The quickest support for activating your equipment is available from 7am-9pm PT, seven days a week.

You can log in to the My Shaw website or app (Apple App Store | Google Play Store) anytime to manage your Shaw account.

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