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NextBox Navigatr - October/November 2016 Deployment

RogersMargaret
Community Manager (Retired)
Community Manager (Retired)

Hi Community,

 

A Navigatr enhancement will be deployed in October/November 2016.  Once you have received the updated Navigatr software and would like to ask a question and/or share your findings/learnings, please do so in THIS THREAD.  

 

We'll continue to gather your feedback and circulate it with the appropriate parties within the company.  As a reminder, changes to the latest version of Navigatr can be found here.  

 

As always, the Community Guidelines and Terms of Use apply.

 

Thanks very much for keeping the community a pleasant place to be!

 

~RogersMargaret

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Re: NextBox Navigatr - October/November 2016 Deployment

mfait
I'm a Reliable Contributor

@vhuberwrote:

Thank you for replying.  Yes, all this I have seen but seams to be bothersome.  As to IPTV, I believe it will create great problems for most viewers, I know it will create tremendous problems for me, personally.  However,  this is not the concern now.  Thanks again.


 What kind of problems do you expect iPTV to create for yourself and other viewers.

Re: NextBox Navigatr - October/November 2016 Deployment

OLDYELLR
I'm a Senior Advisor

@mfait wrote:

@vhuberwrote:

Thank you for replying.  Yes, all this I have seen but seams to be bothersome.  As to IPTV, I believe it will create great problems for most viewers, I know it will create tremendous problems for me, personally.  However,  this is not the concern now.  Thanks again.


 What kind of problems do you expect iPTV to create for yourself and other viewers.


For those of us without ultra high speed internet it may be a problem. I have "high speed" DSL nominally 15 Mbps, but actually tops out at 13 Mbps. It works fine for Netflix for me, but I'm not so sure it will stand up to feeding IPTV to all of us as well.


Rogers PayGo. Location: S-W Ontario

Re: NextBox Navigatr - October/November 2016 Deployment

JKnott
I Plan to Stick Around

@OLDYELLRwrote:

@mfaitwrote:

@vhuberwrote:

Thank you for replying.  Yes, all this I have seen but seams to be bothersome.  As to IPTV, I believe it will create great problems for most viewers, I know it will create tremendous problems for me, personally.  However,  this is not the concern now.  Thanks again.


 What kind of problems do you expect iPTV to create for yourself and other viewers.


For those of us without ultra high speed internet it may be a problem. I have "high speed" DSL nominally 15 Mbps, but actually tops out at 13 Mbps. It works fine for Netflix for me, but I'm not so sure it will stand up to feeding IPTV to all of us as well.


What makes you think it will have anything to do with your Internet connection?  IPTV refers to the technology used to deliver programming.  Instead of standard channels over cable, they'll now use IP, which can bring some advantages.  It does not mean they'll deliver TV over your existing Internet connection.  By comparison, I have Rogers Home Phone, which is Voice over IP.  However, it has it's own box, connected to the Rogers cable and does not use my cable modem, which is used for Internet service.

 

Re: NextBox Navigatr - October/November 2016 Deployment

vhuber
I've Been Here Awhile

I feel, that with IPTV, as I understand it now, we can choose our own channels, but the cost will be great if you would like to have 100 channels you use, and now the PVR chooses on which channel to record a program, but with IPTV, if you do not have that particular channel, then you cannot record.  Also, I do not want to watch TV on my iPhone, iPad, laptop, etc. or on-the-go.  I would like to watch TV comfortably in my home, preferably PVR 10 programs a day and watch them the next day.

Re: NextBox Navigatr - October/November 2016 Deployment

JKnott
I Plan to Stick Around

@vhuberwrote:

I feel, that with IPTV, as I understand it now, we can choose our own channels, but the cost will be great if you would like to have 100 channels you use, and now the PVR chooses on which channel to record a program, but with IPTV, if you do not have that particular channel, then you cannot record.  Also, I do not want to watch TV on my iPhone, iPad, laptop, etc. or on-the-go.  I would like to watch TV comfortably in my home, preferably PVR 10 programs a day and watch them the next day.


You seem to have some misconceptions.  First off, IIRC, the Nextbox PVRs are capable of IPTV, so you'll still have a PVR type device.  Second, instead of using separate channels, IPTV will use multicast.  That is the "channels" are sent out only to the devices that are requesting them.  This is something that's supported in IP, particularly IPv6.  So, I don't know that your experience will be much different than what you have now.

 

Re: NextBox Navigatr - October/November 2016 Deployment

OLDYELLR
I'm a Senior Advisor

@JKnott wrote:


What makes you think it will have anything to do with your Internet connection?  IPTV refers to the technology used to deliver programming.  Instead of standard channels over cable, they'll now use IP, which can bring some advantages.  It does not mean they'll deliver TV over your existing Internet connection.  By comparison, I have Rogers Home Phone, which is Voice over IP.  However, it has it's own box, connected to the Rogers cable and does not use my cable modem, which is used for Internet service.

 


I have Rogers Cable for TV and DSL from another provider for Internet. At the very least for IPTV I would need new STBs and a modem on my cable. If that ends up costing me more than I'm presently paying for cable, I'll be leaving Rogers and finding a cheaper way to get my favourite TV shows and sports. There are lots of far less expensive options. I should mention I have SA8300 PVRs and DTA-50's, which I doubt would be compatible with IPTV.


Rogers PayGo. Location: S-W Ontario

Re: NextBox Navigatr - October/November 2016 Deployment

57
Resident Expert
Resident Expert

This thread is supposed to be about Navigatr. We have threads on IPTV, let's use them?

 

Secondly, I don't know why people are getting so upset about IPTV when there is, as yet, no concrete information on how it will rollout.  It is possible that it could run parallel to conventional Cable TV for a while.

 

Thirdly, it's also possible that there would be some compensation for existing customers with incompatible boxes when the time comes.

 

The sky is not falling (yet).   People could also probably do a bit of research on IPTV to understand the workings, because it's not OTT/streaming via the internet.  The fact that someone has only 5-30 Mbps download speeds has no bearing on IPTV.  That download speed is set by Rogers at the modem and many areas are now compatible with gigabit speeds, despite the set speed at the internet modem.