Just migrated to BlueCurve from Gateway (original Gateway, not Bluesky Gateway). Overall its ok but definitely a few drawbacks that I wish I would have known about. My sports mancave is toast!!! I had 4 tvs to watch multiple games (just in this room, not counting other TVs in the house). With Bluecurve I only have 3 Bluecurve (having to pay extra for the 3rd one) TV players for the whole house.
Is there anyway that I can use my Gateway or even old HD-PVR's to just get a basic signal on the additional TVs or once you go BlueCurve are you forced to use the Bluecurve TV player on any set you want to be able to view content on?
@CptClarkdale103 -- Is there any way ...
From a Shaw web-page
Up to three BlueCurve TV boxes can be installed and networked together for Increased storage and tuners.
In addition, each BlueCurve TV Player (XG1v3) may have up to 3 portals connected, with a 12 TV maximum.
This seems to require only one account.
@CptClarkdale103 -- Doesn't apple here as I have Wireless 4K (Xi6) players
Well, you did ask for "any way" to get picture onto up to 12 TVs. 🙂
> Does this apply to my old HD-PVR as well?
I am not sure what you mean by "this" ?
Shaw allows you to have multiple PVRs (Motorola, Pace, Gateway) on one account. I don't know about the technical issues about having multiple BlueCurve devices.
You probably know that the Shaw Gateway uses MOCA to drive multiple TV screens.
You would require a separate account to run any legacy equipment with BlueCurve, including Motorola stand alone PVRs, non PVRs and the Gateway system. They can be physically connected to your cable, but won’t work without another account.
@CptClarkdale103 -- I've hooked up my old Motorola HDPVR but there is no signal. What would I have to do to get this running on the same account as my BlueCurve gateway?
I recommend that you contact Shaw (online-chat is currently given priority over telephone) and get an authoritative response from Shaw on how to "activate" that Motorola HD PVR, or whether it is even possible to add it to your current account.
I will save you the trouble of calling Shaw.
Can BlueCurve TV co-exist with old Gateway/HD Guide hardware?
No, BlueCurve TV is designed to be an all-in-one product and is not designed to co-exist with any legacy Shaw video hardware.