I assume you're talking about a PVR. The Shaw PVR needs to be connected to activated cable to boot, so as soon as the power goes out to the PVR, you won't be able to reboot the PVR unless connected to activated cable. If you are able to prevent the PVR from powering down, then you can watch the programmes for as long as it's powered up.
They will hunt me down. The cable was cut off Monday. Sunday I removed the cable and the PVR operated as per normal. Put cable back in. Big mistake. Monday it's cut off and all programs on the PVR automatically go to the ending. So I rewind it a bit (2 minutes accelerated time) and then press 'start from the beginning' button. Program goes to the beginning and can be watched. If I stop the movie and turn off the PVR the movie will not return to the time I stopped it so it has to be rewound again. I am happy because there is one movie recorded that cannot be physically obtained by any means. The rest I don't care about. I own't pay for them though because I already have them. Am I breaking the law? Probably. I bet when the power goes off the recordings will be gone.
I 'lost' everything as well. I stopped our cable service but had disconnected the cable cord to the PVR and everything was working OK; even the clock worked. Now almost 3 weeks later, the clock shows 12:00 and I can't access any of my recorded programs--very disappointing. Nothing in our house showed that there had been a power outage. Is there any way to get back my access? Has it been erased? Thanks for any help.
As discussed many times in the forums a PVR will only work while connected to an active Shaw signal. This is not something that shaw does but rather how the device is designed to comply with potential copyright laws and such.
All I have to say is crap , after reading this post . I work in the oil fields and wanted to load up the PVR and then take it with me when Im gone for the month ( I have a 30 ft. trailer I live in there ) . I specifically asked at Futureshop , the guy unplugged the cable and played a recorded show , right in front of me . So you guys are saying it will playback un-cabled until the power is cut ? Wow that sucks , for me
Since you are probably making twice the regular wage most people are, you could probably spring for a larger UPS, at about $180, that would keep the box alive while you are on your way back to camp and can plug it in again. It should work for about 30 days so you could watch your shows.
LOL . It wasn't about money , its about space , when I travel to the site , there is barely enough room for clothes in the pickup , I have to be there for about 35 days with no laundry . We used to be on satellite here until we moved and I could always bring that box along and it worked fine , viewing the recordings. We had to go Shaw because of the trees here . I'm disappointed to be honest , after the Futureshop demo I thought all was cool . Oh well , thanks for listening.
The UPS I was thinking of is about the size of two PVRs together, like one on top of the other. It could fit under your legs as long as you aren't the driver. I recall the days of 'ride sharing' out to camp when I was building logging roads in the bush so I know what you are dealing with. Sorry there isn't better news.
Ya , I have to take the company pickup to the site and its usually me and someone else and stuff is pouring over the sides already . So you have a link to that UPS ? If I would have known that pulling the power rendered that 3400 useless I would have started cutting down trees for Bell . On the plus side , the HD picture is fairly decent , wonder how their compression compares to others ( Bell , S-Direct etc.. ) ?
Your from Calgary ? I usually work +/- 200 KM in and around Provost AB. All horizontal drilling .
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