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ianmac3
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Transfer Recording From Digital TV To Ignite TV

Are all my previous program recordings transferred at the installation of Ignite.

 

 

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Gdkitty
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Re: Transfer Recording From Digital TV To Ignite TV

No.
They are two very different types of systems.

On the older regular boxes, they were all recorded LOCALLY on the box itself.
vs on Ignite they are stored at the ROGERS side.

If your boxes are owned, as long as you dont un-plug them, they should stay up and running, enough to be able to do playback of what is on them.



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@Gdkitty wrote:  If your boxes are owned, as long as you dont un-plug them, they should stay up and running, enough to be able to do playback of what is on them.

You'll probably need to do more than that. You'll have to disconnect any PVRs from the RF coax feed before calling Rogers to switch.  If you don't any digital boxes you have will likely become deactivated when the Digital Cable Service stops and IgniteTV starts. Of course, you'll also need to leave any PVRs plugged into power, and perhaps on a UPS because they will probably not reboot once you're on Ignite.

 

It's probably a good idea to watch any digital cable PVR recordings you have before you switch to IgniteTV.



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@Gdkitty wrote:

If your boxes are owned, as long as you dont un-plug them, they should stay up and running, enough to be able to do playback of what is on them.


Let me add to that: Yes, do not un-plug the power cord but you DO need to ensure that the old PVR's cable connection IS disconnected before your Digital TV service gets cancelled.  If you do not do that second part, your PVR will get de-authorized and you no longer be able to view your recordings.



ianmac3
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Re: Transfer Recording From Digital TV To Ignite TV

I thank you all for your very helpful info'.

To ask perhaps a silly question, not being expert in these matters, if I am able to keep the nextbox would I be able to play the existing recordings in the Ignite system or would I need a separate system together with a separate TV. 

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@ianmac3 wrote:

I thank you all for your very helpful info'.

To ask perhaps a silly question, not being expert in these matters, if I am able to keep the nextbox would I be able to play the existing recordings in the Ignite system or would I need a separate system together with a separate TV. 


Digital TV and Ignite TV are incompatible with each other so there is no way to use your old Nextbox with your new Ignite TV service.  Also, don't count on being able to watch recordings on your Nextbox indefinitely.  At some point, Murphy's Law will kick in, the Nextbox will reset, and at that point, you will lose access to anything that has been recorded on it... so, for that reason, I would not pay any money to buy it out if you do not own it already.

 

Which Nextbox PVR do you currently have?  If it has component video outputs and there are recordings that you really want to keep, you could use something like this to archive those recordings to your computer.



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Re: Transfer Recording From Digital TV To Ignite TV

A few more comments:

 

1. If you're renting your current PVR, you will need to return it.

2. Theoretically, you could connect the "old" PVR to another set of inputs on the "same" TV.

3. As mentioned several times, don't count on being able to watch recordings once you no longer have digital cable. The PVR will get deauthorized, or reboot, or something that will preclude watching those recordings.  Watch the recordings before you switch. If the recordings have a lot of meaning to you, then you can copy them to a computer as mentioned above, or to a DVD Recorder (in Standard Definition).  Most programming is available somewhere on the web, so it's extremely rare that you cannot view it somewhere (YouTube, etc)

4. I believe that Rogers is still providing a small credit for boxes if you have purchased them.  You can check at the time of order.

 

 



ianmac3
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I thank you again for your info' and advice.

I believe I have Nextbox 3 and have noted a video output connection on the back.

I will do my homework re transferring to DVD and / or computer.

Thanks again.

 

mikexp
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Re: Transfer Recording From Digital TV To Ignite TV

I would like to move from nextbox to Ignite as Rogers is charging me quite a bit more per month to keep my NextBox.

They tell me that the box will be rendered useless and my SO will lose her much loved recordings.

I own the nextbox, I purchased it from Rogers.  How is it fair that they would now break it?  Why can they not continue to authorize it on my account?  If this is really not technically possible, should they not unlock it for us so we do not lose our investment?  It's certainly worth more than the $50 credit I've been offered to return it to them.

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@mikexp : Looks like your post may have been added to this existing thread. Please read posts 3, 7, etc. 

 

Theoretically you could keep your old PVR, however, you'd need to disconnect it from the RF-coax before changing to IgniteTV because it will be deauthorized otherwise and keep it on a UPS because it will not boot once you're on IgniteTV.

 

The PVR is not worth more than $50 because you can purchase used ones on Kijiji for $40-50 at this time since lots of people have switched to Ignite. A PVR is also a time-shifting device, not an archiving device.

 

Many programmes are now available online. You could perhaps copy the programming you're interested in to a DVD Recorder, but that would be SD quality.