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  1. If Shaw has "forced" an xKu VCode onto your receiver (such as the National Menu VCode 4378) you will no longer be able to tune signals that are coming from the Anik F1R - IF - you still have the older dual Ku band dual LNB(s). But you will still be able to tune channels that are coming from the Anik F2 which is what most of us watch. The proper VCodes for the dual quad setups are VCodes 4320 (Classic Menu), 4322 (Advanced Menu) or 4377 (new National Menu). You can temporarily reset your receiver to these older codes by pressing the Options key on your remote followed by the key sequence 1, 1, 2, 2. A menu will then pop-up to show two alternate test VCodes. Select the one that starts with a Q (for quad), then exit and wait a few seconds. Your channel map will change and you can test if your channels have been restored. If not, you have some sort of problem with your hardware (dish misalignment, LNB, cables, etc.). The next refresh Shaw sends to your receiver will reset it back to the VCode they are using for your account. There is no reason to upgrade to an xKu LNB here because it isn't going to let you get any channels off the Anik G1 (the "x" means extended Ku band which is a slightly higher frequency that the G1 uses - that is what the newer xKu LNB's support. Eventually you will need to upgrade if your existing LNB(s) die because the older dual quad LNBs are getting harder to find or are no longer available.
  2. I think Knowledge Network (National 223) is now on the G1 satellite and cannot be received Lakeside.
  3. There is an error on this spreadsheet. CTV Comedy West is actually on National menu 436, Advanced 176, Classic 547. Not that it really matters. If it is on G1 and not F1R we can't get it anyway. Comedy East we can because it is on F2.
  4. What Shaw has been doing is changing the Vcodes that some accounts were using. If you were on the old "Classic" or "Advanced" channel lineups, you may have been moved over to the new "One National" lineup without your permission. They changed my Vcode from 4322 to 4378 and now I cannot get some channels that I used to.
  5. No, CemPanel is a different product than Duroc. It is quite a bit lighter and easier to work with for cutting, etc. I just did a roof of 20+ sheets with it to replace an old and leaky tile roof. I purchased mine from, Constru Muros which is in Guadalajara at the SW corner of Gonzalez Gallo and Rio Reforma - address is 2594 Gonzalez Gallo. For a roof application I would recommend the 10 mm. or 12 mm. sheeting depending on the spacing between supporting purlins.
  6. Is an excellent material to make a quick roof. Comes in 4' x 8' sheets. Referred to as CemPanel and is available in 6,8,10 or 12 mm. thicknesses.
  7. I have had a couple of boxes of screws confiscated from my carry-on by security prior to an AeroMexico flight out of Mexico City. Agent told me no "hardware" items allowed in carry-on baggage.
  8. My wife had a misfortunate health issue last week and was admitted to this new hospital to spend a few days recuperating after experiencing a life threatening emergency condition. The facility is very nice - at least the part that is completed so far. The doctors seemed to be very good, the nursing staff - not very good yet. The prices seemed to me to be extremely high - probably gringo rates. The charge for a room is $3,480 per day!! Last time we were in Puerta de Hierro it was $2,000 but this was a couple of years ago. I don't think many lower income people will be using this facility. I would be interested to know if anyone else has had any similar experiences so far.
  9. The Fester store beside Wal-Mart has a black asphalt coating which is elastomeric and with fibers in it. Good for foundation walls and crack sealing of rook flashing, etc. it is called Fester Microlastic and available in 4 ltr. Or 20 ltr. Pails. About $1500 pesos for the pails.
  10. No, the problem seems to be something unique to outlook and Hotmail email. It is very slow responding some times for such tasks within the program such as looking up an address from the address book (within live.com) or deleting an email message once read, etc. I do not seem to have any issues with other internet related tasks such as viewing the web boards or using Google to search from IE. I do use a VPN (Nord VPN) so am wondering if that might have something to do with it?
  11. Yes, I am having a lot of difficulty today as well - I use outlook.com.
  12. Just remember, you have to be a little bit careful if you are mixing the types of LNB's you are using (on different dishes) on the same account. The new triple LNB uses a different software setup for its channel selection scheme (referred to as the "V-code") than the older twin LNB setups like most of us have here in the south. It is a bit difficult to explain to the Shaw techs why you need to have different V-codes on different receivers - but it is possible. You can tell what your receiver's V-code is set to by looking at the first 4 digits of the "Map Status" in the configuration menu.
  13. My neighbour just tiled the inside of his. Used a swimming pool type grout. Should be a lot easier to clean.
  14. Thanks for the lead. Their website is www.iFibramx.com. They show a local office in Ocotlan. Some really nice packages on their website. May be a solution for those of us in Chapala and east along the Carretera to Mezcala. iFibra Reforma No. 216 Col. Centro, Ocotlan Tel: 392-925-0718
  15. The contractors are stringing the cable on both CFE poles and Telmex poles.
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