2006-09-07, 05:30 PM
Anyone else have the Rogers PVR explorer 8300?
Whenever I do a manual recording, it doesn't show up in the list of recorded programs. The manual they gave is 4 pages long, and doesn't help.
There have been issues with manual recordings. I often get two future recordings in the "to be recorded" section when I do a manual recording. Only one is recorded, but it's kind of weird.
Try again, but don't be surprised if it comes up weird. If possible, use the name based recording method.
Do you have the SD or HD version? I've moved the thread to the correct forum.
2006-09-07, 07:56 PM
I believe it's the SD version, since I don't have HDTV. Is there a fix for this? Should I get a new box?
There is no fix from what I hear. It's just a bug, perhaps fixable in the next firmware version, whenever that is. Not many people do manual recordings, rather using name based and "in this timeslot" or whatever.
2006-10-11, 02:36 PM
I have a big issues with manual recording on my Rogers SD PVR (I think it's the 8000). I was away most of Sept. and tried to record a bunch of shows this way while I was gone. I got nothing. I hope the next version allows you to set recording by date.
When I was away last year, I set a bunch of manual recordings and they worked fine for me. However, I set most of them as "one episode" recordings - not daily or weekly.
This only goes out 2 weeks, however, I got all those recordings for sure (this was for the Tour de France).
Rather than do weekly or daily manual recordings, I use name-based recording for that and do an all-episode or timeslot recording and they work, provided the programme name doesn't change (which hasn't been much of an issue with SD channels).
2007-09-20, 08:30 AM
I have a Rogers SA8300 HDPVR and would like to know if there is a way of scheduling a recording beyond six days as what is provided by the IPG.
From what I've been able to surmise reading these posts, is that its not possible.
I used to have a Rogers SD8000 (I think this is the name) in which I was able to schedule recordings beyond a week, much like a VCR.
With the PVR go into "list", press the "B" preferences button and set up a manual recording. You can set it up for up to 2 weeks out.
If the programme is further out than that, you can set up a manual recording that repeats say weekly (every Friday say) and then you could get a programme 3-4 weeks out, but it would also record the programmes 1-2 weeks out which you could then delete.
Unfortunately it doesn't do what my VCR does and that is set any single recording you want for up to a year in advance so, guess what - I use my VCR for that! I often do this when I'm on vacation since the manual recording on the PVR is a bit flaky, so the VCR is a backup in case.
Or do what I indicated in post 6.