I own a nextbox 3.0 pvr. I was told to swap it out for a new one about a month ago because it was freezing during playback. They gave me a refurbished one that worked at first but now is doing the same thing. I spent over two hours on phone today with tech support, then loyalty, then a manager. At first they wanted me to swap out the box again. I have a brand new 4k smart tv and Onkyo a/v receiver surround system that the good people from Onkyo helped me to set up and calibrate. I told folks at Rogers that it did not make sense to keep swapping out boxes, getting refurbished replacements and having the same problem happen again—too frustrating. Looks like I will have to try a Rogers 4k pvr on rental since they do no sell them anymore and see how that goes. If it doesn’t work any better, I will be switching everything except my cell phone from Rogers to Bell and getting Bell fine and a free whole home pvr instead of paying monthly rental to Rogers. Rogers is reluctant to admit that the nextbox 3.0 has major flaws and is offering me no real incentive to keep on using them after I have been a loyal customer for 30 years. I thought they might at least give me a break on the 4k pvr, but no such luck—so much for their loyalty department.
As you have noted, it's usually not worthwhile replacing the box numerous times if the issue is actually somewhere else. Give Rogers a call and have them check the signal at your home and neighbourhood and you can even check the signal yourself using the link I provided.
Yep, that's a strange one. You would usually see how many minutes are remaining in the programme there - something like -15 for minutes. It's possible you have reached the end of a recording that didn't record the entire programme? Is the red record light on, on the front display? Do you have a "runaway recording?" Is this for "pause live TV" or for watching a programme that has finished recording?
Have you gone into your list to see how many percent of your hard drive you've used up? What does that say? Have you checked the signal per my previous post (2 posts up)?