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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2012-12-14, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Recording shows with Cisco 8642hd PVR

I finally gave up with trying to get Fibe TV without Bell's internet and rented a Cisco 8642hd PVR from Videotron.

Much nicer overall than my old 8300, but I haven't had too much time to play with it yet.

I get a discrepancy with the recording options when I pick a show to record. Some allow me to record every episode, while others only give the option to repeat the recording at that specific time

Is there a reason for this?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2012-12-19, 06:34 AM
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Sorry, I don't have an answer but a question....Do you notice a difference with the picture quality over your 8300? Someone I know just got his Cisco 8642hd and he claims that the picture quality is noticeably better....
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2012-12-19, 10:05 AM
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There should be no significant difference in PQ, however, the settings in one of the STBs may be different - for example sending 1080i instead of say 720P or 480i for SD channels, etc.

Also, they may have connected to a different input on the TV and that input may have been calibrated (or not calibrated) differently. It is possible that there may have been something wrong with the 8300HD, or a setting on it.

It's also possible that a reboot would have corrected picture issues, as discussed in the following post:

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2012-12-28, 07:24 AM
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Thanks for the answer. In my case, I have to reboot my 8300HD regularly (i.e., once a month) for if I don't, it randomly fails to record scheduled shows.
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