Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Calgary SonyTVs, ShawXG1 Gateway & 5 Portals, 2x Harmony One
You raise and excellent point, sherds. I had forgotten about the issue of needing to clean out your recordings before giving up your current PVR. That has been a problem ever since these units have been available up here and I doubt that will ever change. I have 3.5TB of space for recordings and I have a hard time getting them down below 45% used space these days. That's one heck of a lot of TV to watch before I can ever give up my current Gateway.
I guess that is one thing Shaw might be expecting to solve by moving to Cloud DVR but that change will be a big one and difficult to achieve without a lot of upset customers. Even when they do, with 'your' recordings stored in the virtual world, you will have no control over how long you have access to them or how much 'space' you have available.
Theoretically, you will have 'unlimited' space but you can be sure Shaw will never allow that without hefty charges for more than whatever they initially offer. Just another cash grab that will only drive more customers away from 'cable' TV, if you ask me.
If you can then do rather than not. You're your own worst enemy. They're parking their car over there.