I also just picked up the new Nextbox 3.0 (I skipped 2.0 and have been reasonably happy with the 8300 I picked up for $300 about 5 years ago). The general zippyness that others have commented on has been noticeable and the marriage saving 8 recordings at once is very nice ("I want to watch the Leaf game and you're double recording. Which show can I cancel?" "None." Grrrrrrr )
What I have had happen, twice so far in under 24 hours, is when I go to TV mix, and choose "Sports" the box freezes and then reboots. Anyone else?
I tested ROD and it works, I'll check if anything is loose because radio stations and some channels seem to have choppy audio. I had SARA on my 8642, but the search did work in the quick start menu.
It looks like the 4642, 8642, and 9865 all have the same software version, My 4642 doesn't seem as slow as yesterday anymore, but not quite as fast as the NB 3.0
A question I have is with this new PVR , can you use the old guide still or yuo need to use the new one? I tried the new one and hated it that I changed it back. If you need to use that new one, I am not sure that all the things I hated about it is actually worth it.
I haven't watched anything live yet, but will give it a try. Normally, I never watch live TV. The glitch is kind of a stutter, for lack of a better term. It happened several times watching CTV News, then I watched a 2 hour recording from Sportsnet360 and the stutter only happened a few times. As it was my first day with the new box, I spent a lot of time going through all the options, especially to get a handle on how setting up recordings works. Once I finally got through that, I'm much happier with this box now. Unlike some others, I like the new style guide. It just takes a bit of time to figure out the interface. I'm quite certain I have an excellent signal, never get picture breakup, plus my cable and internet come through on the same cable, then go to a splitter that was installed by Rogers roughly 3 years ago. At the time, the technician showed me the signal and it was very good. Of course, these things can change over time. I never have issues with my internet unless, of course, the service is down for some reason, which is very rare where I live. Another plus with the new box is that its remote is exactly the same as my old 8300 one, which I have programmed into a programmable remote. One of my interesting experiences yesterday with Rogers was de-authorizing my 8300, which I had them do before I connected the Nextbox. It must have taken them the best part of 30 minutes, but it eventually worked.