Winegard Shaw Update Kits in Stock (SK-73UP)
Shaw Direct has recently implemented the third and final phase of its transition plan from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 satellite encoding. This change will bring many exciting new features to Shaw Direct customers, including expanded high definition (HD) programming options, enhanced programming guide functionality, and additional receiver features.
While Winegard strives to build products with longevity in mind, this change will cause any Shaw TRAV’LER (model SK-7002 or SK-7003) system built prior to November 1, 2017 to lose ability to properly identify and lock to Shaw Direct orbital satellites, rendering the antenna non-operable.
We have the Winegard upgrade kit to retrofit affected TRAV’LER systems in stock
The kit includes the following:
A new IDU (interface control box)ODU (under turret electronics assembly)
Specialized tool to remove and reinstall ODU ODU mounting screws
SK-7002 systems will also require an XKu LNB upgrade.
We have stock and are currently installing the SK-73UP kits.