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Nextbox 2.0 DLNA Features

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Corpse420
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Registered: ‎02-27-2012

Has anyone had any luck setting thier Nextbox up on thier network yet? Are any of the DLNA features on this new box even usable? Thanks.

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Re: Nextbox 2.0 DLNA Features

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Gdkitty
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Registered: ‎01-31-2012

I think you may have been a little either miss informed or miss understoon what the Netbox is.

The name is kinda deceiving..

 

Really, all the netbox 2.0 is, is the Cisco regular HD box (non pvr).. with the new Interactive Program Guide.. which allows you to stream already recorded shows from your Cisco PVR. 
It also allows you to do some sort of live TV stream from it to a tablet (not as sure on this part).

The 'net' part of it come, that your boxes are networked together, but they are networked together via the actual cable cable, and not a regular network... so no DNLA, etc.

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Re: Nextbox 2.0 DLNA Features

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Meowmix
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Registered: ‎01-09-2011
Gdkitty is right. The NetBox is the same as the HD Box & the HD PVR Rogers already offers. They just named branded it to get people to buy into it if they do not have those Boxes.

The Box as well has the new update some do not have so this is a good feature until the other 2 boxes get the update.
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Re: Nextbox 2.0 DLNA Features

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Corpse420
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Registered: ‎02-27-2012

From the Rogers site:

 

This device also Supports:

 

 - DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) - allows home entertainment devices to share their content with each other across a home network

 

So I am pretty sure the box supports it via the ethernet connection, just not sure if Rogers has any of these features enabled.

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Meowmix
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From what i heard you need internet to do this. I could be wrong but this is what ROGERS REPS & store reps told me.  Any of the boxes Rogers offers has the same things on them. They just renamed it to sell the unites.

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Re: Nextbox 2.0 DLNA Features

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ltaschner
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Registered: ‎11-10-2010

The 8642 and 4642 have DLNA capabilities. However this software does not support it. It may be added at a later stage. Nextbox is as mentioend above just a rebranding of the exisiting PVRs.

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Re: Nextbox 2.0 DLNA Features

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ltaschner
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Registered: ‎11-10-2010

@ GDKitty

 

The PVRs does not play any role in the streaming. You need to download the Rogers Live TV app for that. Once that is installed on your iPad or Android tablet, you are authorized to watch live TV (granted you are a Rogers customer)

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Re: Nextbox 2.0 DLNA Features

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Meowmix
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Agreed. After speaking around 20+ tech support reps & a few store reps they all told me its just the same box with a different same so they could start getting people to sign up with Rogers. All those features you see on the Netbox you are able to get with the HD Box & the 8642 HD PVR box that Rogers offers.
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Re: Nextbox 2.0 DLNA Features

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Re: Nextbox 2.0 DLNA Features

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Meowmix
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Registered: ‎01-09-2011
Either have i. I looked on the website & i also just called Rogers tech support & they could not find any info if the box supports DLNA or not.

Agreed the software / firmware that Rogers has does not support it at the time like Gdkitty said.
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