The reboots have NOTHING to do with moitoring what you are watching.
Especialy since EVERY TV signal now, (bell, rogers, shaw, etc) are all digital, they have the capability of knowing what people are watching at ANY time anyways.
Agree'd though, the reboot, no matter WHEN they are, will cut into SOMEONES viewing time. 😞 They need to change it so they are not required, even if that means different hardware.
I had Bell and Starchoice before Rogers. Not one of those cable providers interrupted viewers watching tv to do 'so called upgrades'. They would change the programming info for the following day but did not freeze or shut down your box. I watched a news program from the U.S. that stated this is more about monitoring what customers watch and their habits than it is about a necessity of program upgrades. Do they sell this info. to marketing experts.
Why can't they just add programming - where you can hold back the update and pick a more convenient time between 2:00 AM and 6:00AM that would be easy to do for them and it would not interrupt a good movie- I KNOW IT'S VERY ANNOYING !
Realizing the update has to be done - but they could add a little more flexibility to the software.
COME ON ROGERS PROGRAMMERS FIX IT ! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST - STAY THERE !
I was with Bell Fibe before moving to a building in Cityplace in Toronto where it's Rogers or the highway.
The Fibe boxes are much faster and I don't remember the boxes updating and rebooting.
For me I get home from work at 1 am and they kill the best moment for me to relax and watch tv.
Last night the updates took between 30 and 45 minutes.
Yes, the rogers boxes need to often to a reboot, etc when updating (vs the Bell ones may not?)
They do update at usually midnight to 3am window for most people.
It is a MAJOR inconvienence for people like you who may work a later shift, etc.
There should be an option to CHOOSE the time.
But they likely chose those times, as after midnight, i am sure the % of people watching is extreemly low.
I have the following workaround for you until the problem is fixed. Set the PVR to record a programme during this timeframe and the PVR will not reboot during the recording. Set it to record say one of the Stingray channels (ch 726). This takes very little hard drive space or PVR resources. Just delete the recording the next day, or once a week. This workaround has been successful as discussed in similar threads on the topic.
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