Hey, so we have the next box 3.0 pvr in the living room where only my parents use it for watching mainly hockey and whatever, now i want a box in my room aswell, and do i need the next box 3.0? or would the nextbox hd terminal work just fine?
Hey there @Macadacious
NextBox HD will just work fine.
If you want the PVR functionality... (record and play back the recording) you can still just get a NextBox HD and request Whole Home PVR; which will in turn network the two boxes and that way you can record and play back from the NextBox HD while it talks to the PVR in the living room to record and play back the recorded files.
The ONLY reason I can think of getting your own NextBox PVR 3.0 is if you want the "Trick Play". Which is the live pause and rewind function (which can be done locally on the PVR but not on a NextBox HD - since it doesn't have a harddrive to locally temporary store live TV feed).
Hope this helps, and please do ask further questions if you want more clarification! Always here to help 🙂
Edit: Oh, and they both are HD Boxes.
You can definitely install it yourself @Macadacious
As long as there is an available outlet on your account the Rogers Plus Store just needs to add a box.
Once you get home you just need to get it authorized (a Signal sent to it) if you see a "unauthorized" screen; which can be done over the phone menu when you call in.
My recommendation is to call customer service and they can create and order for you and you can walk into a store and have that order completed. (It will be a pick up order not a tech order). This way they can give you details about outlets available and anything else you want to confirm about the account. 🙂
Hope this helps!
While you have, say like 5 physical outlets in your house.. this doesnt always equate to what you can have on your account.
There needs to be 'outlets' on the account, so you can register a digital box to it.
It really comes down to what TV package you have.
some of the BASIC TV packages.. only have 1 or so sometimes.
But anything like VIP, etc.. usually can have up to like 6.