Can I use any PVR Cable Box with Rogers?

Discussion in 'Geek - Computers - Gaming - Gadgets' started by Manuva, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Manuva

    Manuva TRIBE Member

    I'm going to the States and want to pick up a PVR Cable Box. I'm with Rogers so does it have to be a "rogers" box or would any work? Does it have to be programmed to work with Rogers?
     
  2. rawd

    rawd TRIBE Member

    No, Rogers refuse any SA STBs that were not bought from them, or an authorized distributor.
     
  3. lobo

    lobo TRIBE Member

    Right. Rogers has to authorize the PVR from their side for it to work. One thing most people may not know is that if you're cable is every out and you feel like watching something that was previously recorded on the PVR you're SOL. Apparently the Rogers PVR has to authenticate even to playback recorded content.

    Now if you go and buy yourself some regular PVR which accepts an analogue cable connection then I think you could plug in the Rogers cable and record any channels that are non digital. It's kinda like a glorified VCR at that point though.

    Lobo
     
  4. Manuva

    Manuva TRIBE Member

    thanks for the info!
     

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