Threads merged. Here's a comparison of the 8300 and 8642 - you'll have to decide what's important to you since each has strengths/weaknesses.
2010-11-18, 03:58 PM
Yeah, don't be so quick to move to the 8642. I did and while I was glad I did, when I did it. I am not so happy now. The 8300 now seems to have more features then the 8642. I would think that Rogers will have to give the 8642 some of the missing features eventually. But it is weird that they have have major missing features on their newest current model. Mainly call display. And you lose the copy to VCR on the 8642.
Anyway, Make sure to compare features now.
2010-12-03, 06:54 PM
My 8300 rental died unceremoniously last week and upon returning it for a new one the Yonge and Lawrence Rogers Video store seemed to have only the 8462 on the shelf. I'm reserving judgment on the new one until I've lived with it a little longer.
2010-12-09, 02:27 PM
I had an 8300 swapped out for a 8642 this morning, no questions asked.
2010-12-11, 02:22 AM
I just recived my new HDPVR and had the Old PVR 8000 I had some issues before with the box with the hard drive the agent told me the next time I could loose the box. So they recommend me to get a new box.
2010-12-11, 05:05 PM
Can I switch it for one of the newer versions:
so basically this model:
for this one:
I am renting both of them and have them "free for life"?
Or will Rogers fight me on it?
How did you get them "free for life"?
2010-12-12, 09:21 AM
Free for life was an old winback promo they had when you switched from Satellite to Cable. They gave you a free PVR (HD if you requested) for 1 satellite PVR, to rent for free as long as you remained a Rogers customer in good standing, they also credit you the PVR digital fee. If you took cable internet, they also threw in a free (to own) SD box plus a free cable modem (to own as well). It was a great promo at the time. Later the promo was changed to just 2 years free and now they just give you a free PVR to own if you sign up to a contract. (Back then, they never had contracts for cable).
I had my PVR upgraded a few month ago with no problem. My promo officially ends in "2049", so I'm sure there will be many more changes to make until then.
2011-01-01, 09:31 PM
I swapped my rented 8300 for a 8642 last Monday without any hassles or extra cost at a Rogers Plus store in Rexdale.
Sometimes the video was jittery/blocky when recording two shows at the same time. I didn't mention my eHDD issues (losing recorded shows) as I'm sure they wouldn't know what I'm talking about.
The lady said she would not be able to replace it with a similar model "unfortunately" and would have to upgrade me. Yay. I didn't have to ask, beg, complain or anything.