I've finally done it -- bye-bye Rogers ...

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    Post by wprager on Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:24 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:All that to save a few pennies.

    This is my favourite thread on the internet.

    Seriously, if you don't have a helpful comment you're welcome to save yourself some typing. For the record, it's a savings of about $40/month and extreme aggravation whenever I use the PVR. Sure, in the end Rogers was willing to save me that same $40 *and* give me the new PVR, but by this time the mind's made up. There are also some other perks, like a better guide/pvr features, whole-home-pvr (would have been a service call for Rogers), ability to move the TV around more easily, $9 less on my wife's wireless plan (the plan is $5 less than Rogers and then you get the $4 bundling discount). A single bill and they will charge my MC on which I get 2% cash back.

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    Post by tim1_2 on Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:29 pm

    wprager wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:All that to save a few pennies.

    This is my favourite thread on the internet.

    Seriously, if you don't have a helpful comment you're welcome to save yourself some typing. For the record, it's a savings of about $40/month and extreme aggravation whenever I use the PVR. Sure, in the end Rogers was willing to save me that same $40 *and* give me the new PVR, but by this time the mind's made up. There are also some other perks, like a better guide/pvr features, whole-home-pvr (would have been a service call for Rogers), ability to move the TV around more easily, $9 less on my wife's wireless plan (the plan is $5 less than Rogers and then you get the $4 bundling discount). A single bill and they will charge my MC on which I get 2% cash back.

    I laughed out loud when I saw Hayden post a legitimately helpful comment...I thought to myself "That's not what the internet is for!"

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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:28 pm

    wprager wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:All that to save a few pennies.

    This is my favourite thread on the internet.

    Seriously, if you don't have a helpful comment you're welcome to save yourself some typing.  For the record, it's a savings of about $40/month and extreme aggravation whenever I use the PVR.  Sure, in the end Rogers was willing to save me that same $40 *and* give me the new PVR, but by this time the mind's made up.  There are also some other perks, like a better guide/pvr features, whole-home-pvr (would have been a service call for Rogers), ability to move the TV around more easily, $9 less on my wife's wireless plan (the plan is $5 less than Rogers and then you get the $4 bundling discount).  A single bill and they will charge my MC on which I get 2% cash back.  

    Until they jack up the price without warning. Enjoy.
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    Post by wprager on Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:56 pm

    Yeah, but they all jack up the prices. This way I've reset my starting price. And in three years I will be ready to switch back.


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    Post by wprager on Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:19 pm

    wprager wrote:
    Hayden wrote:Fast forward button moves you ahead days at a time.  Channel up and down while in the guide works as page up/page down.

    Excellent, thanks.

    More on this. The idea of using the FF/RW buttons for going to the next/previous day is fantastic. On the Rogers PVR your press the blue key and a little calendar pops up, you then use the left/right buttons to advance, then OK to select. Three clicks to advance one day.

    I also like the record button -- click once to record the show; click a second time to change this to a series recording; click a third time to cancel the recording (that last one, not sure of usefulness). My only beef is that the series recording, by default, is new+reruns. Mind you, it's possible the Rogers box was the same but I changed the default. I know there were some recording defaults you could change -- haven't found this on the Bell box yet.


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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:51 am

    wprager wrote:
    wprager wrote:
    Hayden wrote:Fast forward button moves you ahead days at a time.  Channel up and down while in the guide works as page up/page down.

    Excellent, thanks.

    More on this.  The idea of using the FF/RW buttons for going to the next/previous day is fantastic.  On the Rogers PVR your press the blue key and a little calendar pops up, you then use the left/right buttons to advance, then OK to select.  Three clicks to advance one day.  

    I also like the record button -- click once to record the show; click a second time to change this to a series recording; click a third time to cancel the recording (that last one, not sure of usefulness).  My only beef is that the series recording, by default, is new+reruns.  Mind you, it's possible the Rogers box was the same but I changed the default.  I know there were some recording defaults you could change -- haven't found this on the Bell box yet.

    By the time you find it, they will have jacked up the price.
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    Post by wprager on Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:52 am

    You're hilarious. No, really, I'm laughing. On the inside.


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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:56 am

    wprager wrote:You're hilarious.  No, really, I'm laughing.  On the inside.

    Just like Bell and Rogers laugh at their customers? What?!

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