The Portal accesses content from the Arris Gateway system, or Gateway HDPVR. With the Arris Gateway (shown above), a Portal is required for each TV in the home that you wish to access the system on. The Gateway HDPVR may be used as a standalone unit for a single TV, in which case five additional Portals can be added optionally, if you wish to access the system on multiple TVs.
With the 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 system. In addition to this, you can record up to 6 programs simultaneously while playing back a previously recorded program, and view 3D* content in MPEG4 format up to 1080p resolution.
To view in HD: Connect an HDMI cable between your TV and Portal 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 do not have an HD TV (i.e. component or HDMI ports are not available on the input panel of your TV): connect an RCA/composite (red, white, yellow) 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.
|Arris Portal |
|Hard Drive Capacity|
N/A, Portal accesses the Gateway Hard Drive for content
|Composite, Component, HDMI|
|RCA, Coaxial and Optical SPDIF|
eSATA Port (for Expander)
Yes, supports 3D* content in:
- MPEG2 format up to 1080i resolution
- MPEG4 format up to 1080p resolution
Dimensions (W x D x H)
|25.0cm (9.8in) x 18.2cm (7.2in) x 4.5cm (1.8in)|
Serial Number Prefix
|No - Port is an IR Blaster (output, not input)|
*To view 3D content, you will need a 3D-capable HD TV.