Nextbox 2.0 is when you have a 1-2 8642 and 1+ 4642 MoCA networked for Whole Home PVR. if you have 1 of each you can request them to be networked and the new IPG firmware pushed.
"I was also told that even with just a normal whole home pvr (nextbox 2.0) not paired with internet bundle, that you get a free 1 TB extender for the HD-PVR's."
Talked to another agent, and the 1TB extender is only with the new packages Nextbox 2.0. The previous agent didn't know what they was talking about. Infact they failed to book my install appointment even.
thanks for the reply. It appeared to me that it was a whole new pvr that needed to be purchased. I only have one 8642 so i guess that i am not even able to get the new firmware for the IPG only. I will have to look into upgrading my standard box to an HD box
I believe they are only pushing the new firmware to people that sign up to upgrade the STB's to NextBox 2.0's I had to do that to start the IPG upgrade.
So needing to buy a Nextbox 2.0 plan. Or pay the 49.99$ install for existing customers with digital cable plans.
If you sign up for the Nextbox 2.0 plans. You can get a HD PVR, HD STB, and HDPVR 1TB Extender all included in the plan.
Nextbox 2.0 Platnium:
$123.12/mo3 for the first 6 months with 2-yr NextBox 2.0 Package
Includes all monthly fees.
I will have to look into it.
Im afraid i may have to wait to upgrade my package as we have some very good discounts at present time and in my experiance rogers always messes up the discounts when switching my packages.
I currently pay $260 for:
two smartphones with data.
at present time i do not want to spend more so i will have to wait untill my discounts expire until i go for new packaging.
Ya I got a good Discount
Nextbox 2.0/(HD8642) HD PVR 160GBFree
Nextbox 2.0/(HD4642) HD STBFree
Digital Plus $54.80 /month (+30% discounted)
Going to pay 49.99$ to get Nextbox installed. Hope they don't mess up by Discount.
When I talked to Rogers they informed me that they are no longer "auto" patching box's and are only adding box's who's accounts are flag as having Nextbox service.
I had been expecting the patch to roll out as you said. and it never did. Then found out from Redboards that the patch has become a on-demand patch since they released Nextbox 2.0
I was told to many users complained about the new IPG. so unless you want Nextbox 2.0 IPG you don't get it now.