Jump to solution

August 5, 2020 - Shaw retires the Pace Whistler PVR

mdk
Grand Master

From: Shaw's web-site

Effective August 5 2020, Shaw customers will no longer be able to access any video programming using this TV box.

Visit About: Legacy TV box upgrade program for details. 

Note: This box cannot be re-activated, or moved from one account to another.

The Pace Whistler is a high definition TV box with PVR functionality, capable of ... accessing Video On Demand.

 

Its disk-drive's capacity is 160 GB.

Later this year, the Pace Summit also will be retired.

 

 

Labels (1)
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
Jump to solution

This reminds me that I really have watch everything on my...

bostonbob
Grasshopper

This reminds me that I really have watch everything on my old 3416 before that model gets retired too. I still have about 5 or 6 movies from Movie Central ( remember those guys !!!! ) still on that machine. I'm actually afraid to unplug it as the content might just disappear. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

View solution in original post

Reply
Loading...
6 Replies
Jump to solution

This reminds me that I really have watch everything on my...

bostonbob
Grasshopper

This reminds me that I really have watch everything on my old 3416 before that model gets retired too. I still have about 5 or 6 movies from Movie Central ( remember those guys !!!! ) still on that machine. I'm actually afraid to unplug it as the content might just disappear. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

View solution in original post

Reply
Loading...
Jump to solution

Pace boxes were the worst pieces of crap.

rstra
Grand Master

Pace boxes were the worst pieces of crap.

0 Kudos
Reply
Loading...
Jump to solution

-- if you unplug it, will the disk-drive stop, and "seize...

mdk
Grand Master

@bostonbob -- if you unplug it, will the disk-drive stop, and "seize", and never ever spin-up again? Hmm.

I see that the 6416, not your 3416, will be retired in "early 2021". No announced "sunset-date" for your PVR. YET.

 

0 Kudos
Reply
Loading...
Jump to solution

Not completely sure but I seem to remember hearing someth...

bostonbob
Grasshopper

@mdk wrote:

@bostonbob -- if you unplug it, will the disk-drive stop, and "seize", and never ever spin-up again? Hmm.


Not completely sure but I seem to remember hearing something about about it being possible. 

0 Kudos
Reply
Loading...
Jump to solution

-- it being possible. Not only possible, but it has happe...

mdk
Grand Master

@bostonbob -- it being possible.

Not only possible, but it has happened to me -- the disk-drive would spin, but nothing could be read.

I did have a "clone" of the failed disk-drive, set aside. Guess what. It too failed.

Sigh.

 

0 Kudos
Reply
Loading...
Jump to solution

The Pace Summit was retired on January 14, 2021. Another...

mdk
Grand Master

The Pace Summit was retired on January 14, 2021.

Another Shaw web-page confirms the date.

0 Kudos
Reply
Loading...
TALK TO US
Need more help?