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NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

theClubHopper
I'm a Reliable Contributor

The new Navigatr PVR software rolled out this morning, in select areas (Newmarket, Oshawa, Ajax, Brampton, Mississauga and Milton). I live in Aurora, and I guess that lumps us in with Newmarket, because my 8642HD's update started around 3:10AM this morning, and completed about 40 minutes later.

 

I should be happy, right?

Nope! The update WIPED MY DRIVE. It now shows "0% full". And none of my Scheduled Recordings were carried over.

 

I rebooted.. because you never know, might just be a first-time startup glitch. Nope, they're gone.

 

In anticipation of the update happening this AM, shortly after midnight, while still on the old Guide software, I took a video with my phone of me scrolling through my Recordings, so I'd know what I was missing (so I could try to find as much of it as I could online, if the need arose). My 500GB drive was 84.8% full, with over 100 recordings. Now it's empty.

 

I was able to do an online chat with a Rogers tech (@4:45AM) to alert them to the issue, and to implore them to stop the rollout of the software immediately - for everyone's sake. Of course, my complaint was the first they'd heard of it. "The software was tested extensively..." I was told. They always say that though..

 

Screenshots:

Before the Navigatr update:

 

4 hrs later, after Navigatr was installed:

 

Don't know what will happen next, but I will be amazed if they can somehow recover my drive.

 

Post if the same happened to you.

 

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Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

Lurker
I'm a Senior Advisor

"My 1GB drive was 84.8% full, with over 100 recordings"

 

Said it before, will say it again.  If you use your PVR for anything more than temporary timeshifiting, you're inviting trouble.

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

JohhnyRockets
I'm a Trusted Contributor

@theClubHopper

Why am I not surprised? This sounds eerily similar to what they did a few years ago with the 8300 PVRs. In this case, there was a new version of SARA rolled out which caused major issues and multiple complaints. Among them were wiped out recordings and a hard drive spinning up and down issue. Many customers begged and pleaded with Rogers to stop the rollout until they could figure out what was wrong. Did Rogers listen? Not a chance! They merrily went on their way messing up customer hardware and doing nothing more than apologizing for the inconvenience. If you called them up to report your issues you were likely to be told that this was the first time they had heard of such an issue. One year later and customers were still reporting issues. Rogers likely spent more time coming up with a fix than they did in testing the new software. One can only hope that somewhere along the line, Rogers will finally learn!

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

theClubHopper
I'm a Reliable Contributor
@Lurker - oh I know. I don't archive anything that has been watched. Frequent vacations and trips out of town mean things build up faster than we can watch them.

Apart from Top Gear(16 episodes dating back to December) and a full season of Motive, everything else was since June.

If we could back up our PVRs, it wouldn't be so bad. But nope, copy protection and encryption put an end to that.

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

lgarey
I Plan to Stick Around

Yep, mine too! Seriously? So stupid! At first I was locked out of every channel - Parental Controls. When I put in my pin I still can't open my Settings menu to change anything. Rebooted, still can't access settings. My other NextBox - not PVR - no parental controls needed and no Settings issues.

Really frustrated about losing everything. All my upcoming recordings are gone too...

 

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

petey1952
I've Been Here Awhile

I really don't like the new format of the guide and programming areas.  This new and improved look may be tested and such but I really want my old (classic) view back.  I liked it and was very happy with it.

The series programmed used to be easy to spot (little symbol on the list.  Now it shows how many are scheduled but not if it is a series .

 

What bothers me the most is the way this was snuck out in the middle of the night whether I wanted it or not.  Couldn't they make it optional.  I don't download every little update to my home systems or my phone because once I find something that works well for me I like it to stay that way.  Oddly enough just last night my wife and I were talking about how much we were enjoying the new netbox with pvr.  This morning I'm not so sure that still applies.

 

 

SOMEBODY PLEASE PUT IT BACK.  or at least let me choose the new look or the old one.

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

JGWilson
I Plan to Stick Around
NAVIGATR deleted my PVR, which was only 34% full. Very unimpressive. I'd like to get that stuff back.

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

Unfortunately, there is no real way to get it back. 
its not recorded anywhere else, etc.


Unfortunately, with ANY pvr from ANY company.. none of them will EVER gaurantee any recordings.  😞
Technically when you pay for TV, you are paying for the license to WATCH the show, not to KEEP it.  That we can kind of with the PVR is a bonus.. but not gauranteed 😞

 

not saying this is RIGHT.  Far from it.  No no one should have to loose ANYTHING..

Just saying the legal facts, etc stuff behind it.

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

Anyone replying that theirs has been wiped.

Can you please say WHICH model box you have?  Just in case there is some corilation.

 

eg: looking at digitalhome.ca.. someone who has a NB2 and NB3.. nb3 was fine, NB2 was wiped.

Just in case, this is something which then ONLY happens on the NB2.

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

RogersPrasana
Retired Moderator
Retired Moderator

 

Hi @theClubHopper

 

We’re sorry to hear that you’ve lost your recordings with the update to Navigatr.

 

At this time we are aware of the loss of recordings for some customer with the new guide update and apologize for the inconvenience.

 

I'm going to have someone reach out to you from @CommunityHelps in a private message, please check your messages from the envelope icon in the top right hand side of your screen.

 

@RogersPrasana

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

HarleyMama
I've Been Here Awhile

To say I am displeased is a major understatement that my NB2 was totally wiped of all recordings and programs set up to record is a MAJOR understatement!!!!!!!  I work overnights and as such am not able to watch shows at the same time as the general public and enjoy catching up when I get home from work in the morning.  Not sure if you, Rogers, has heard the saying, "If it ain't broke........" to my thinking you should have left well enough alone, guess what, it's broke now! 

Spoiler
 

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

lgarey
I Plan to Stick Around
I'm going to disagree. We pay for the service of a PVR. The licencing means we cannot take things from our PVR and distribute them; however, we have paid to keep them in our PVR. If Rogers rolls out a new program and it deletes everyone's PVR recordings this is WRONG!!! We have paid for a service that they have deleted. Rogers should compensate everyone who owns a PVR and has this new Navigatr - they won't, but they should!

Keeping programs in a PVR is not a bonus if you pay for it! It is a service you pay for! The legalities of PVR recordings is not why we lost our programs. It was an error on Rogers end. Accidental or not, it's an error.

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

Hi @lgarey

 

Sorry to hear that you’ve also lost your recordings with the update to Navigatr.

 

At this time we are aware of the loss of recordings for some customer with the new guide update and apologize for the inconvenience.

 

I'm going to have someone reach out to you from @CommunityHelps in a private message, please check your messages from the envelope icon in the top right hand side of your screen.

 

 

@RogersPrasana

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

OLDYELLR
I'm a Senior Advisor

@theClubHopper wrote:
My 1GB drive was 84.8% full, with over 100 recordings. Now it's empty.

 

I presume you mean 1TB.

 


Rogers PayGo. Location: S-W Ontario

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

OLDYELLR
I'm a Senior Advisor

@lgarey wrote:
I'm going to disagree. We pay for the service of a PVR. The licencing means we cannot take things from our PVR and distribute them; however, we have paid to keep them in our PVR. If Rogers rolls out a new program and it deletes everyone's PVR recordings this is WRONG!!!

You are correct. In the computer world the caveat is to ALWAYS back up your data before making any changes or updates. Granted, most people don't, but that's the risk they take and they've been warned.  In this case the customer had no option to back anything up. Could you just imagine the uproar if Microsoft pushed through an update that wiped out cstomers' hard drives? This is absolutely irresponsible and unacceptable!

 

 

 


Rogers PayGo. Location: S-W Ontario

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

dmortson
I'm Here A Lot

Yes my PVR was wiped completely. All scheduled recordings gone. All the channels I removed from the list are gone. Everything I recorded is gone. I can't see a way of removing the 500+ duplicate channels from the listing, so now I'm back to having to hit down twice as much as I used to... and the old menu that took up 25% of the screen is better than the one that takes up over half...

 

Seriously did nobody test that the customers settings and recordings should've moved over, or was it a start new and we don't care thing?

 

You can't tell something is better if they lose everything they have...

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

SpeedyC
I'm a Reliable Contributor

Ditto for my Mom and I ... we both have the 8642 DVRs.

 

Luckily I only lost one show ... my Mother lost many hours of programming.

 

Did anyone actually asked for this new NAVIGATR Update?

 

Like the old system wasn't slow enough, someone decided to make it even more annoying?

 

"Sorry" from Rogers isin;t going to cut it ...

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

JohhnyRockets
I'm a Trusted Contributor

@RogersPrasana wrote:

 

Hi @theClubHopper

At this time we are aware of the loss of recordings for some customer with the new guide update and apologize for the inconvenience.

 

@RogersPrasana


It is all well and good to "apologize for the inconvenience." I think what many of us want to know, even those of us who have not had the update yet is what will Rogers do about this? Based on past experiences I have seen Rogers continue with update roll-outs even when they are aware that there are issues? Will you learn from your past mistakes and put a hold on rolling out this update any further until the issues that you are aware of are rectified?

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

 

In addition, the settings panel is completely blank. It appears my hide channels has been moved into the favourites

so at least that wasn't tossed.

 

Losing the recorded stuff was bad enough, but losing the recording settings....really?

 

It would've been nice to have asked the customers, or beta tested for feedback...

 

The old interface was fine and much nicer looking than this, just needed some tweeks...

 

1. Faster

2. Hide all the channels I don't pay for.

3. Hide all the channels not in my preferred language (ie English).

4. Hide all the on demand channels, since I can simply hit the on-demand button and get to them.

 

The new search is annoying. Could've put a radio button on it (tv shows or movies or actors), so if I'm looking for a show, I don't have to sift through every actor that's every had the letter "a" in their name, when I'm looking for a specific show.

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

@dmortson

 

Apparently while on the guide.. if you hit C.. it will change some filtering.
This should give the option of a view which hides all the un paid for channels.

 

 

 

Re: NAVIGATR UPDATE **WIPED MY DRIVE**

Again, i encourage everyone who is posting and having this issue...

PLEASE post which model PVR you are using.

 

 

So far from what i have seen here and elsewhere.. only specifically seen people reporting the 8642.

 

It may help them sort out WHAT this problem is.. narrowing down the search to those specific units.