Your remote is actually four different remotes. It operates your Shaw Direct receiver plus your TV, VCR and another auxiliary item like a DVD player.
The function of many buttons change depending on what mode it is in. Its important to remember this as you operate the remote. If its not doing what youre expecting it to, check the mode.
Your remote is designed to be easy to operate. Its menus and navigation are logical. The key to smooth remote operation is to understand what the buttons do.
So, well tell you, from top to bottom.
Power: This is the button with the star. It turns the component on or off. Not working? Check the mode. It must be in TV mode for it to work the TV.Mode buttons
Source: This controls where the image is coming from. Chances are, you wont use it, because youll always want your TV image to come from the Shaw Direct receiver.
Some people may need it if they hook an old-fashioned rabbit-ear antenna or maybe a PlayStation or Nintendo game to an older-model TV set.
Getting a snowy screen? It could be that you hit the Source button by mistake.
PPV: This allows you to access the Pay Per View screens. Press this button to bring up a list of what is or will be playing on each Pay Per View channel. To purchase a movie or event, use the arrow keys to highlight a program in yellow. Hit Enter, and your system, which is hooked to a phone line, will call Shaw Direct to make the purchase. This can happen only after your account has be activated for Instant Pay Per View.
Arrow Keys: Use these keys like you would cursor keys on your computer to highlight selections from menu screens. Youll also find them useful for navigating through the Interactive Program Guide.
Enter: There are two enter keys. The big round one inside the arrows and the smaller one under the No. 9. Youll use them to jump through menus. Press Enter to select the option youve highlighted and youll go there.
Exit: This gets you out of where ever you are. If youre watching a show and you turn on the guide, press exit to return to the show. If youre in the guide, click on a show to see it. Then, press exit to return to the guide.
This is the group of six buttons located under the arrow keys. You use them to navigate through the Interactive Program Guide and the satellite specific menus that allow you to use the many high-tech features of your receiver like the parental controls and timers.
Vol + and -: This adjusts the volume on your TV. Remember, if you want to control the TV volume, youll have to program to the remote to do this.
Mute: Turns the sound off on the TV. Once again, it must be programmed to do this with your TV or stereo.
Channel + and -: Depending on the mode youre in, this will change the channel on the receiver, TV or VCR. You can also use this button to scroll through entire screens of data in the Interactive Program Guide.
Last Channel: This returns to the last channel watched. With over 650 channels available, this may become your favourite button.
Number Keys: Use these buttons to enter passwords, channel numbers and select items from various menus. For example, instead of scrolling down to the No. 4 option with the arrow keys, you can jump there by pressing 4.
Help: Weve built some useful information into the help screens. You can go here to see a directory of icons and what they mean. As well, youll find some basic information about your system. Press it again, or press Exit, to turn off the help screens and return to your program or menu.
VCR or DVD keys: These are common buttons for controlling the VCR or DVD operations. Youll find rewind, play, fast forward, stop and pause.