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2015-04-26 10:48 AM
Stavr0
Cisco 8642 stutter / dropped frame

Tune to CBC news 618 or 619, watch the news ticker at the bottom of the screen.

Stuttering / dropped frames every few seconds.

Hit the pause and go playback, it's even WORSE.

This problem has been known for over two years!
2014-06-11 06:40 PM
yyzlhr 100 ft of HDMI is nearly $100 whereas 100 feet of RG6 is only $15. Huge price difference.
2014-06-11 06:34 PM
deck You can get very long cables for roughly 1$/foot at Monoprice. Shorter cables are basically free (relative to the cost you pay at retail). Well, most Monoprice products are basically free when compared to retail.

http://www.monoprice.com/Search?pg_n...ultiCategoryId
2014-06-11 06:26 PM
yyzlhr Once you get longer than 12 feet HDMI cables start getting very expensive. Not sure if they even make ones that are long enough to replace the coax wiring in an entire house. Not to mention cable company techs don't fish wires for customers so the idea would be difficult to implement either way.
2014-06-11 04:45 PM
MCIBUS That's right. I understand why they don't do it because of cost. One it would be expensive to have all those outlets on one receive and two it would cost the provider in lost revenue. One receiver for the entire house hold vs instead of the additional cost of purchasing or rent for additional TV STBs.

I'm not sure of the cost of have that many HDMI cables or if their is certain length they can reach out from the source PVR that I don't know.

To bad though.
2014-06-11 01:41 PM
yyzlhr MCIBUS was saying that an 8 tuner PVR should be able to feed 8 televisions without utilizing any additional STBs.

Your setup has several STBs all networked via coax to your PVR.
2014-06-11 07:12 AM
Phils I'm not sure I understand. The PVR in my home feeds the other receivers through the coax cables.
2014-06-11 01:41 AM
yyzlhr
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Originally Posted by MCIBUS View Post
No?

What I'm saying is with the PVR it may have 8 tuners but if its hooked up to a Home-PVR system you can watch other channels via the set top box on each tv. What I was referring to was that with the 8 tuner PVR Rogers should of made it that you can hook up 8 tvs(like a Bells 9241 PVR) where you have one receiver but hook up 8 tvs via 8 UHF remotes with different remote control address like Bell has for their receivers.This way you only need onee receiver for your entire house, saving you the expense of buying or renting a receiver for each of your tvs.So basically coming out of the back of your PVR you have either:
8 RF outputs
8 RCA outputs
8 HDMI outputs
or a combination of these totaling 8 outputs on the PVR.
When SD was all that was available that would have worked but in order to get an HD signal to multiple televisions in the home you'd have to either run HDMI cables through your walls to each TV which is simply not feasible as HDMI cables are not designed to be particularly long. The length that would be required to wire up multiple rooms would be very expensive.
2014-06-10 06:54 AM
Phils I think the limit is 5 receivers for the $4.99 per month multi-receivers fee. At least that's what I have and, if I recall correctly, they said I would get charged a second multi-receiver fee if I wanted a 6th.
2014-06-09 08:37 PM
SonyWE610Owner
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Originally Posted by hercules130 View Post
However, will they rent me 3 PVRs for one subscription?
Of course @8.95 a pop + tax...so $30 bucks a month.
2014-06-09 02:09 PM
hercules130 Hey, if we can put PVRs in parallel around the house and all of them are interconnectible, it may work out for me. That means that my family and I can record / watch 6 shows at the same time if all of our stations are PVRs. However, will they rent me 3 PVRs for one subscription?

On another topic, how is Videotron's VOD? Are they any good? Last time I was with them it was very bad with very limited options in HD and in English.
2014-06-09 07:05 AM
Phils
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Originally Posted by Phils View Post
That's correct. You can watch from the PVR on any new illico receiver in the house but recording is limited to 2 programs at a time.

It's interesting that Rogers can do more considering I believe they use the same technology.

It actually might make sense to have 2 PVRs as that would allow 4 opportunities to record. I bought my PVR for $179 last November as they seem to go on sale just before Christmas. The illico 2 receivers were $79 at the time. Lately, I've been seeing adds for $299 and $179.

BTW, there's a $60 charge to install the hardware necessary for the whole home PVR. When I bought mine, the charge was waved.
Yes. My daughter has a PVR in her den and another in her playroom downstairs. She presses the list button and the 2 PVRs are listed. Then she selects the PVR she wants and picks from the list on the selected PVR.
2014-06-08 05:32 PM
MCIBUS No?

What I'm saying is with the PVR it may have 8 tuners but if its hooked up to a Home-PVR system you can watch other channels via the set top box on each tv. What I was referring to was that with the 8 tuner PVR Rogers should of made it that you can hook up 8 tvs(like a Bells 9241 PVR) where you have one receiver but hook up 8 tvs via 8 UHF remotes with different remote control address like Bell has for their receivers.This way you only need onee receiver for your entire house, saving you the expense of buying or renting a receiver for each of your tvs.So basically coming out of the back of your PVR you have either:
8 RF outputs
8 RCA outputs
8 HDMI outputs
or a combination of these totaling 8 outputs on the PVR.
2014-06-08 03:59 PM
hercules130
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Originally Posted by Phils View Post
It actually might make sense to have 2 PVRs as that would allow 4 opportunities to record.
Are you saying that by using 2 PVRs in a whole-home setting means that one can record four channels simultaneously and they can be seen from any station in the home? That is, the recordings and live shows can be cross-watched with all PVRs and receivers?

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Originally Posted by MCIBUS View Post
It may have 8 tuners, but you can only watch one Live TV channel, the other 7 tuners are useless unless your recording or watching 7 pre-recorded shows.
Does that mean that for a home with more two or more stations, Rogers customers can only watch one live channel in all the stations? In other words, all TVs in a home can only be tuned into one single live broadcast? That is very bad! The reason that each member of my family has his/her own TV is so that one can watch whatever show one wants without interfering each other. The whole-home system is good because one can also do so in all the stations in the home.
2014-06-08 09:05 AM
MCIBUS
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Their latest PVR has 8 tuners.

It may have 8 tuners, but you can only watch one Live TV channel, the other 7 tuners are useless unless your recording or watching 7 pre-recorded shows. Why didn't Rogers make their 8 tuner PVR with the capability to watch 8 live tv shows on 8 tvs using only one PVR and not have the Home PVR system set up?
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