My PVR has just crashed and after attempting various ways to power up Shaw has advised it will be replaced. Is there any way to retrieve the programs saved on it?
No there isn't..
Recordings are 'locked' to the PVR that recorded them.. Even if you had an external drive connected, you still wouldn't be able to transfer the recordings to a new PVR.
Appreciate you chiming in on this one kevinds. As mentioned by Kevinds, it is not possible to retrieve the recordings.
Sorry that the lost recordings will be an inconvenience, I hope you were able to get through most and they'll replay or are available on demand.
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