I have an older DCT3416 (5+ years) that is starting to fail. Newly recorded programs often show as a black screen or the picture freezes and ff, skip, back, etc. buttons won't work. Tech support says there is no problem at their end.
I'd like to get a new PVR but still retain the ability to view saved recordings on the old PVR...at least until I've watched them all. In addition, the old PVR doesn't support mpeg4 so I will now get some channels I am currently unable to view.
I assume the PVR need to be hooked up to the coaxial cable to be operational so that Shaw recognizes it as a valid machine. If I get a new PVR, is it possible to flip back and forth between PVRs simply by switching cables or does the PVR need to be "re-activated" every time a change is done?