Just picked up a new Nextbox 3.0 last night based on the initial exciting reviews (which is extremely rare for Rogers hardware) and my first impression is quite good. The box has modern, sleek design, channel switching is extremely fast, guide navigation is smooth.
I was a bit concerned that there are no vents on the top and sides of the box, cause my previous 4250HD was like a portable heater. So make sure you have enough airflow on the bottom of the box. I put the box on the laptop cooling pad with 14mm fan. After 12 hours the box is just a little bit warm.
So yes, I would reccommend the upgrade to NextBox 3 to anyone.
I got the new box yesterday night and my anyplace home edition app also doesn't work. I can see my non pvr box but nothing has come up for the new PVR box, just says unavailable -1% full. Its either still seeing the old box which obviously isn't connected or the new box is unsupported.
So does anyone know yet what the box will sell for outright? I do not wish to rent since it always costs a lot more long-term.
While watching recordings.... the trick function for jumping ahead 3 minutes is done by pressing Page + or Page – (Jump backwards 3 minutes).
It is actually a good point to rent the new box, (rent-to-own), cause the box is brand new and might have some problems down the road. If you buy it outright - you will only get 1 year warranty, if you rent - to own - you are getting 3-years warranty and if you are just renting - you have unlimited warranty.
I figured 1 year warranty for a brand new box is not enough for me.
Thanks. I didn't see that site with the purchase price before.
As far as rent vs buy, I can buy the box with an extended warranty and it will still be cheaper than the rent to own.