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Shaw 500GB Dual Tuner HD PVR Receiver (DCX3510-M)

  • Model #: DCX3510-M
  • Web Code: 10230113
2.1
(34 ratings)
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Enjoy high-definition entertainment with the Shaw DCX3510-M HD PVR. It supports Full HD video and comes loaded with HDMI connectivity, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Volume multi-channel audio levelling support. Plus, you can store hours and hours of your favourite shows right on the 500GB internal hard drive.

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  • Audio and video support includes Full 1080p high-definition output, HDMI connectivity, and award-winning Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Volume intelligent multi-channel audio levelling
  • An internal 500GB hard drive can be expanded to 1TB or more using an external disk drive connected to the set-top's eSATA interface (external hard drive sold separately)
  • Interactive program guide makes it easy to find your favourite shows
  • Enjoy a variety of genres from the commercial-free digital music channels
  • Pause live TV and record one show while watching another
  • Includes IR remote control, power cable, HDMI cable, coax cable, and manual

What's in the Box?

  • IR Remote Control
  • Power Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • Coax Cable
  • Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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2.1 / 5
Based on 34 ratings,24 Reviews
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  • from Surrey, BC
  • Oct 21, 2014
1.0

Shaw DCX3510m

This pvr and Shaw's response to acknowledging it's problems are crap!! 6 phone calls, 7 resets, 2 in home tech visits all in last 3 weeks. I'm back to using my old one. Stay away unless you enjoy a lot of grief! Couldn't rate it below no stars!

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Oct 07, 2014
1.0

Defective software and hardware

The DCX3510 has numerous ongoing defects that have not been addressed by Shaw. Here's a list of the ones I've encountered after owning it for about 2.5 years, that continue to not be addressed: - recordings will occasionally lock themselves for content (even if you don't even use parental controls). The workaround is to unplug the box and plug it back in .... which works. Plain software defect. - the fastforward function will jump you back between 5s-60s (no way to know how long) when you stop fastforwarding. Sometimes it will even jump you back further than where you started! - recordings will sometimes have 'blank/blackscreens' at random intervals, apparently some defect in the way it records. - recordings for 'series' recordings will randomly fail to record episodes, even without any conflicts or other recordings around that time - it may just randomly decide not to record a particular episode. - recordings will sometimes be randomly cutoff, without any conflicting recordings. - the box will occasionally freeze up when you are moving through the menu - there is often lag when navigating the menu, and sometimes it will completely stop responding then catch up every button you pressed a few minutes later - the box will occasionally go to showing "PSLD" or "BOOT" and get stuck there, with no functioning until unplugged and plugged back in. - there is no picture in picture or frame by frame advance functionality

  • from Okotoks, AB
  • Sep 02, 2014
1.0

Poor implementation of software

Nice and small, easy to fit in but once you start navigating the frustration begins. I don't watch SD channels, all my HD channels are nicely grouped together. With the new box they are all over the place because if a channel is SD and HD, the SD channel broadcasts in HD and the HD channel is not there. What a dogs breakfast of channels and trying to navigate across my tight bundle of HD is now frustration city. No thanks - bye bye new MPEG 4 channels - not worth the bother. What puzzles me is it is only software that does this, make it an optional feature you can turn on or off and bang you're back in business.

  • from Burnaby, BC
  • Jun 09, 2014
1.0

Do not buy...

I recently upgraded from my old 3400 series PVR, and this new one has many flaws in its software, I noticed the comments dating back a year ago, and Shaw still has not addressed the deficiencies and released a solid firmware update. The only functionality that works is the new guide. All other functionality is less superior than the previous products. not being able to bring up the guide from PVR menu is crazy... every time you pause a program and the next program slot begins it jumps to live. It cuts off PVR recordings and has issues with scheduling multiple programs on the dual tuners...Shaw please do something quick!

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • May 07, 2014
1.0

I would give it a zero rating if I could

Simply put do not buy this product...the user interface is a step down from the previous hardware version. It constantly locks up and freezes. Deletes endings of shows. Doesn't record shows you've scheduled even though it has a "little red dot" beside the show name. PVR needs constant rebooting because it locks up. It will update it's firmware right in the middle of you watching tv, or recording a program, therefore you losing what you were recording. Stay away! Go with the Gateway sytem or an entirely other cable service provider.

  • from Langley, BC
  • Feb 09, 2014
5.0

Excellent HD PVR

This new modem HD PVR is excellent. Much faster than the older model I retired and the new guide is excellent. No more scrolling through channels I don't even get. I recommend this unit.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jan 20, 2014
2.0

Nice new Guide...but missing some key features

Picked up this unit on sale to try it out. Was thinking this would be an upgrade from my 3416 model. Gotta admit, liked the new Guide look, more modern. Tho, in the end, took it back the next day and will stick with my 3416 for now till Shaw comes up with something better PVR wise or replaces their Gateway offerings. This unit missing two key features which were the deciding factors for me returning it: 1) Can't extend any recordings (to start early or end later) unless it's a "live" show. 2) Can't view Guide at all when watching a recording. Com'on Shaw, get with it. Many other bad reviews on this DCS3510 model. As the others say, buyer beware.

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Jan 08, 2014
1.0

RETURNED!

It freezes so much that it is not usable. I used to think my old PVR lags a lot, but this one lags so much it is unusable.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Nov 06, 2013
1.0

Too many problems

Way too many things to write down to complain about. Just one warning, make sure you have easy access to the power cord as you will be resetting the box quite often, as that is the standard fix from Shaw. Every time I watch a recorded program, I have to power the box off and on to get back to the pvr menu. That is, if it actually recorded my program. It does like to record several copies of really old season programs on its own volition, if you like to watch the same older program over and over. This unit will really challenge you.

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Oct 13, 2013
2.0

Do Not Recommend

I bought this units even though i read all the bad reviews and I have to say after using it for 6 months I'm very disappointed. This machine constantly freezes when scrolling through the guide. When the unit freezes and you power it down it takes around 5 minutes for the unit to power itself up. You hit the arrows on the remote in the guide and you see a light flash on the unit but nothing happens, the unit receives a command but nothing happens. When you order a channel unfortunately it takes this thing for ever to update the channel or even allow you to watch it while the other digital boxes I can view the new channels instantaneously. I'm usually a calm person but this unit has had me cursing out loud on too many occasions. The only thing i like about this unit is that it reorganizes the channels, like all the HD channels are where the standard ones are and the fact that it only shows the channels you have is nice. If you read this please really consider another unit, its not worth the time and frustration that this unit will cause you. I was really stupid for buying this unit even after reading the bad reviews. I thought people were being to harsh with their reviews but I was wrong this thing is very buggy.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Aug 26, 2013
5.0

Works Just Fine

I'm not sure what some people are talking about in regards to buggy software. I purchased this a week ago because I needed a new HDPVR, and was worried at first since everyone was mentioning how buggy it was. I haven't had any issues. In fact, I like the smaller size compared my old one. 2 other things is that now only the channels you are subscribed to will show in the menu, so no more having to set those up. As well, it now will default to the HD channel (should that channel be available in HD), another huge bonus, as in the past I had go thru the list myself manually to only have the HD channels in the menu guide. Like I said, only had it for a week, so haven't ran across any issues thus far.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jul 04, 2013
1.0

Don't Buy! Buggy Software

The bottom line is that Shaw released a product that was not ready. I imagine they were quite aware of what they were dumping on their customers. I have issues with recordings occasionally failing/kicking out, sporadic offline messages, etc. They have done a number of updates but have not solved the core stability problems. I suspect the software is a mess under the hood and the company/team/responsible group is struggling to rescue a failed project. Shaw should be ashamed. They have gotten used to abusing their customers and then relying heavily on their poor support people to clean up the mess. The menu eye candy is not worth the change. If you have an old box that works, keep it.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • May 02, 2013
5.0

Great PVR!

Really enjoying the features of this. There are still some tweaks that still need to be made, but nothing is glitching too much. My experience with Shaw tech support has always been great. I like how on this PVR it only shows the channels you're subscribed to - no more annoying "subscription required" message. Great picture and sound quality when watching HD content.

  • from Burnaby, BC
  • Apr 05, 2013
2.0

Works when it wants to

This PVR can be really frustrating, realizing that they are still working the bugs out of it doesn't seem to be any consilation especially when spending a few hundred dollars on it. Constant freezing, slow menus, recording getting deleted because the device decides to reset itself. Shaw should really be compensating us for putting out a buggy hardware.

  • from Edmonton , AB
  • Mar 28, 2013
5.0

Splendid

Ive been using this pvr for about 2 weeks now and i just saw all the negative reviews but after the recent software update no need to fear, this thing rocks!!! Its user friendly and the picture quality is amazing. Highly recommended.

  • from Spruce Grove, AB
  • Mar 21, 2013
4.0

leaps above the old pace pvr

Replaced a pace pvr with the lack of memory issue(freezing and constant resets). This motorola box is so much faster and has way more feature's. I like the HD guide, and the fact it only shows subcribed channels, no more hitting channels with the "call your service provider" message. I have had this box for about a month now. no issues.

  • from Surrey, BC
  • Feb 16, 2013
1.0

Waste of hard earned money

Had this box for over a month, have yet to record properly with their buggy new guide., it is slow and after "updates" and "fixes" still does not work. They don't seem to acknowledge problems with the box, when you contact customer service , their answer for problems is unplugging and plugging in the box to reset. Do not waste your money. Many people having problems check shaw's own forum on the 3510 for more info on the many problems

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jan 23, 2013
1.0

Buggy

The software is very buggy, the menu button on the remote will not work, due to a software issue, making it difficult to watch recordings, and when you can get it to play, they frequently crash. I do not recomend this box at all.

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Jan 22, 2013
1.0

Garbage

Do not buy this unit. It is a useless piece of garbage. The pause feature restarts on its own after a couple of minutes, and if you try to watch a program you are recording from the beginning while the program is still running - sports, for example - the stupid thing takes you to the live broadcast and not the recording. As you can imagine, this is a great way to ruin a hockey game. If Shaw doesn't come to pick this thing up immediately I'm going to go down to their offices and throw it through the window. I hate this thing.

  • from Sherwood Park, AB
  • Jan 18, 2013
1.0

Wait to buy this

Great potential but absolutely horrible right now. Inconsistent, freezes, lost functionality from earlier models. It uses a shaw in- house designed guide that is causing a lot of this. Totally a beta version that should have been tested before rolled out!!!

  • from Parksville, BC
  • Jan 18, 2013
5.0

Does what it is intended to do.

When the DIRECTIONS are followed, easy as pie, this new unit is quieter than the others. Had a slight update problem but was reslved over the phone with Shaw's Technitions. Great service!

  • from Burnaby, BC
  • Jan 06, 2013
1.0

Guide Super Slow

Nice interface, but the HD guide doesn't work very well. Takes forever to load pages and has to be rebooted daily. Think Shaw released this a bit too soon...

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jan 05, 2013
4.0

Nice upgrade

Picked up this unit to replace my 160gb Motorola PVR. The Pros: 1080p output, (mainly upscaling but some of the new MPEG4 channels are broadcast in full 1080p) Smaller footprint, I would say it's close to 50% smaller then the older motorola boxes. The Cons: Utilizes the new Shaw HD guide which takes a bit getting used to, probably the worst part is that Shaw is continuing to develop the guide as it only went live in the middle of November. They are continuing to tweak it so there are still some bugs. Overall: A nice upgrade especially for those who want ultimate picture quality.

  • from Parksville, BC
  • Jan 02, 2013
4.0

Basic choice

When I followed the "on line" instructions with a Shaw rep. the hook up was fast and easy. This tuner works better than the previous unit. Better sound and picture. It works quieter. Be ready for the new format, like anything else it'll take getting used to.