Myself through rogers.. have NEVER seen an 8600.
I just looked it up.. and Cisco does make an 8600HD.. which IS a PVR.. but it has a card slot in it... like used in the US markets for CABLECARD.
It DOES look like the 8642 series though.
It might be that for whatever reason that it IS on the network.. it just doesn't have the right provisioning, etc on it.. that it just DEFAULTS to being a normal box.
I know they do that with some of the OLDER boxes.. some have HDMI, etc out.. could do HD.. but only have an SD box profile for them.
Rogers 9865, LG 47LV5400 LED TV, Onkyo HT-R690.