I am splitting this discussion from the 8 Tuner Thread
. Specifically, the question is, when Rogers introduced the WHPVR feature, filters had to be installed on the modem+home phone+legacy STBs (anything before the introduction of the 8642/4642 units). My understanding was, once the filters were in place, any time you wanted to make a change to your modem, home phone or legacy STBs, you had to call Rogers to make the proper adjustments. Specifically, that would mean, roll a truck to do any re-wiring and moving of filters. Am I incorrect in that assertion? I took that information from Post 308 in the Whome Home PVR in Ontario thread
. The 8 Tuner thread makes me now think I am, or at least confused.
Specifically, my setup consists of a Docsis 3 modem that is owned and hooked up to Tek Savvy, owned 8300HD STB, owned 8642 STB and a rental 9865HD unit. I also have two Digital Adapter units that are on free rental and collecting dust. I fully understand the filter will need to be on the modem and the 8300HD (which are right beside each other in the office/second bedroom, so it will mean one filter). Eventually, I will want to change the 8300HD to a 4642. I have been putting off asking Rogers to install WHPVR because I wanted to avoid getting 'dingged' twice, once for the WHPVR install and once again later when I go to upgrade the unit.
Another example would have been yesterday, when I swapped my rental 8642 for the 9865HD. I just disconnected the wiring myself in 2 minutes, took it to the Rogers store 5 minutes away, and I was back watching TV all under 15 minutes. Last thing I want is Rogers to roll a truck out when I want to make such swaps.
I can do all the wiring myself which is why this is so aggravating. Wish Rogers would just give you the filters if you asked.
By the way, if I am wrong, we should probably clarify/change the link on the first page of the Whole Home PVR thread.