Thank you. I guess there will be a flood of these as people move to Bell, though I'd only want a NB2 or NB3 if they improve (i.e. fix) the software later right?
This talk of upgrading the HD reminded me of the two PVRs belonging to my relatives who were on VDN. I pulled the HDs before disposing of the units, thinking I'd reformat then dump. But I still have the HDs (each 160GB) and I'm pretty sure I never destroyed them.
Would they potentially work in a Rogers PVR even though they're from a different cable company? Obviously they'd be reformatted in the process but I assume there's nothing tying the HDs to VDN? One of the PVRs was an 8000HD and the other was an 8300HD. I found two HDs in a box, one is a Maxtor QuickView RAMB1TUO (Oct 2004) and the other is a WD Caviar WD1600BB (Mar 2006).
I don't want to drift into the mechanics of the HD replacement (I know there's a sticky thread for that) but if I buy an 8300HD with non-functioning HD on kijiji, should I be able to pull whatever HD is in there and drop in one of these HDs I found? Of course I'm then assuming the fault is only the HD, but one seller says his still works as a cable box, just won't record. At <$30, one of those would be a good deal if I can drop in a non-Rogers 160GB HD pulled from another company's PVR.
[added: I see RAMB1TUO refers to a lot of sizes, but this one clearly says 160GB. =aw]