My nextbox pvr seems to turn on by itself. It can be off for hours and then I'll come in the room and the power is on. I live alone so no one else in the house would be turning it on. I've noticed this tends to happen more overnight. Is this because the system updates automatically? My box is a rental so if this is a glitch I'll just exchange it.
Yep: the PVR is set to update its firmware at night, usually around 2 a.m. This has been occurring a lot recently.
Also: There was an update last night for me at 2am ... I turned the PVR off at 4am this monring ... but it came back on shortly thereafter.
Thanks for the reply. That would explain it. I was actually up around 4:30 and noticed it was on, so I turned the power off, but it was back on again around 7 am. Glad to know that this is not a specific problem with the nextbox but part of the regular update process.
I noticed after an update a few days ago the recorded list had changed format (preferred the older one as didn't take up as much screen space) and the remote has become very slow. Not sure if its the remote or the box actually but when doing a FF and then I press Play it takes it a very long time to stop so I'm several seconds in after I press play. I don't like that.
Yes, I notced that as well. I also preferred the old format as it took up less of the screen. I've also noticed that after that update, anything I had set up to "record series" had deprogrammed and I had to reset everything again. Not happy about that either.
Channel changing has always been slow for me with the nextbox. It's fast if I actually input the number of the channel I want to go to, but if I'm just flipping stations it's painfully slow. That has been my major complaint with the nextbox since day 1.
Just got 8642HD from Rogers store sign up with Rent to Own program. First box was used and failed hard drive, second and third box remote doesn't work. Believe it is weak IR receiver inside unit, the remote control TV and DVD without issue.