I don't want to say goodbye to my STB, but do I have a choice?
Two nights ago, my wife and I were watching a recorded show on "The Tank", a Motorola DCT-6416 III. We paused it for a bit to chat with our daughter. Then, it powered off, gave us the "8888" display, rebooted and came back up.
However, neither the shows in our DVR folder nor the program guide were working. Ok, that happens, we just wait a bit. Sure enough, the program guide came back, but all of our recorded shows were gone.
Well, after 2 more days I noticed that all of the live TV DVR functions aren't working - no pausing, no rewinding, nothing. I set up a show to tape last night (and it was strange because it said Record to VCR!!!) and, as you might expect, it didn't tape.
I unplugged it and plugged it back in. I waited. And waited. Program guide works, but DVR functionality is kaput.
None of the rental boxes from Cogeco have worked nearly as well as this old beast (and it is the only STB we own). Is it salvageable and does anyone have a recommendation within the Oakville area who might be able to resurrect this faithful companion?