These are definitely the worst boxes ever. 1 purchased 3.0 stuck with this same issue. Definitely not a signal issue. Another purchased 3.0 work fine but it seems like the hard drive is dead, can't record watch any recordings without it freezing.
I own many super old boxes and they work great. The old silver pvrs are champs
I own a SA8300HD and a SA8300SD, which I've had for almost 8 years. Not a bit of trouble with either of them. And the SARA interface is so much simpler, with features the Nextbox Navigatr lacks. Sometimes change for the sake of change is not such a good idea. The only worthwhile Nextbox 3.0 feature is the ability to record and watch more shows at the same time, but even that has bugs that won't let you accurately schedule start and stop times.
I ended moving the box closer to where the cable comes into the house and disconnected all of the stuff connected to the cable (modem; home monitoring; other cable box) and tried Granite's solution. BTW, the signal appeared to be stronger at this point.
After doing this a few times, low & behold, the box started to update. It had nothing to do with any scheduling at the head end.
Keep trying and see if there is any way to boost you signal or cut down on interference.
@Teddy2010 : If Rogers can't see your box, there is a signal/connection issue in your home or in your neighbourhood. The signal from your box is not getting back to the head end, perhaps due to a bad splitter or cable, etc. See the following previous link on checking signal, etc.
If you're not a technical person, it's very likely that you'll need to have Rogers into your home to check connections, signal etc.
So much for solving the issue. Since I responded, I have had the same problem about 4 or 5 times. When I finally get the box to update, I had problems with the hard drive in the PVR. Mid-September the whole box bricked and, try as I might, I could get the thing to work again. Ended up having to get a new PVR from Rogers. What annoys me most is that they no longer do the "rent to own" deal. The store clerk said it was because they had too many complaints about boxes bricking. I think Rogers just wants to keep getting the rental revenue!
Thanks for the updates! Keep us posted.
@Teddy2010, did you end up having a service call today? Based on your last post I'm not sure if you kept the appointment or opted to swap out your box.
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Oh no! I know how frustrating it must be having your NextBox 3.0 PVR stop working all of a sudden. I know I rely pretty heavily on my PVR to catch up with all of my programs.
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