I currently have a Shaw Phone, Internet on my desktop, and plain cable TV. Do I have to get another Motorola ethernet box? A wireless box? Not sure what I need for my system.
What type of TV?
All you are (probably) going to need is a router and a cable (Data) or a Wifi Router if your TV is WIFI enabled..
A Panasonic Vierra Plasma. The TV has a built-in WiFi.
Depending on the TV model (some are Wifi ready but still need a WIFI card) all you will need for internet conectivity is a WIFI router.
Of course, now that you have a nice HD TV you won't be happy until you have a HD source..
You will still be able to watch HD from Youtube ect, just not off of your "plane cable" (plane cable is be standard def only)
For a router I have had good luck with Asus' offerings, (not that D-link or Linksus don't make good stuff too)
This one is what I have, set up is easy and it works well.
1. wireless router (you don't want to have a wire in between your new tv and your router, to connect to your new tv)
since most tv now a day are high definition (hd) tv in order for you to view hd in your new tv you need
2. hd box and hd package subscription from your internet service provider
4. you need a little setup on tv to get connected to your wireless router
once is setup correctly sit back and enjoy
I'm just checking in to see if your questions have been answered here. As suggested, if you plan on connecting your TV to the internet wirelessly, a wireless router or Shaw wireless modem will be required (your TV probably also allows for an internet connection through ethernet, however you would need to connect a physical cable from a router to your TV with this, which you may not want).
To get true HD picture when watching TV, you'll need an HD cable box. More information on HD hardware options can be found on our products page. Let me know if I can answer any other questions here!
Yes the Cisco wi-fi that Shaw supplied works fine - after about an hour on the phone with support to finally get it going (installer gave me erroneous information). I have an HD PVR that I bought a few years ago and it seems to work fine - but is quite limited in what it can record and I have to get another one for the bedroom TV. There goes another $400. This is getting expensive!
If your only issue is with how much it can record, look at an 'Expander"
Memory Express also has the DCX3400 for $248
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