My concern is I sell my 9242 for dirt cheap to a guy who fixes one or two inexpensive components and then flips it for a big profit.Not sure about internal drives but for external drives the following applies. Transferring the programming to an external drive would allow it to be watched on another 9242 on the same account. The files can be copied to another 9242 formatted external drive using Linux. To be watched they must be on the same account.
Not sure what would happen if an internal drive is put into another unit . If the drive is recognized and not reformatted, it might be possible to watch the programing on the same account.
@Howie, Even if the 9242 is not working, the drive will be worth more than market value due to the difficulty of finding replacement drives for the 9242. I've sold non-working equipment on Kijiji but didn't get much.
I never hooked up a landline to my 9242 and never had a problem with the receiver or with Bell. As I understand it you only need to hook up a landline if you have more than one receiver in your home. As for your problem, I'd wonder about some kind of intermittent fault/short in the timer circuitry. Just a suggestion.Our 9242 randomly stops then restarts recording after a bit when recording a program. ... One problem is that we no longer have a landline into the house that might cause a problem with a possible solution.
Yeah. That doesn't sound like a borderline signal strength issue to me but check it out. Each negative tells you just as much as a positive.Hmmm. How would I check that one out? I always thought of it as good. No evidence of pixelation or poor signal error message that you would get in a thunderstorm - it just seems to stop dead.