4K Nextbox - List of problems
Where do I start to begin the list of problems we have with our new 4K Nextbox?
1) never know when we are going to get a black screen or snow screen when we change channels or go from our PS4 and back to TV. Then we have to turn the tv off and on and the Nextbox off and on repeatedly until we get a picture again. However, I should add that we do get the guide when we have the black screen.
2). PVR says it is recording a program, shows the red dot which says it's recording, go in to the list of PVR'd items and it shows it is being recorded but then when we go to watch the show nothing is there. Doesn't even show anything recorded. Missed many shows because of this. Grrrrr.....
3). Lists about 5 shows from 2016 that are set to record but obviously can't record because the date has passed and I can't delete them so our scheduled to record list is never accurate.
4). It is very noisy. Always buzzing or humming or doing something. Very annoying.
5). Sometimes it says random channels are unavailable.
6). Tried to rent an On Demand movie for my daughter and got an error code so we couldn't rent it.
Not it happy at all with this new unit. Just got it on Saturday at the recommendation of the Rogers store clerk to replace our older Nextbox. We had a Panasonic LED tv and we have the nextbox hooked directly in to the tv with a new HDMI cable.
I have the exact same problem as #1 here. no problem with switching channel but switching to another input and coming back would get no signal. Do we have a solution for this?
When I turn on my PS4 and change back to HDMI4 for the cable, it works without any issues. This could be a issue regarding either the signal or input.
I am pretty sure it has nothing to do with the signal from rogers. there is a problem of handshaking between the nextbox and the tv when switching the input back and forth. That's why when I unplug the hdmi cable and plug back in the screen would come back. I have tried disabling the CEC on the TV already but still no go. I guess I will exchange the box again and see where that goes.
Just reflecting on my experience with this box (after finally getting it to work about 4 months ago)
Has anyone actually been satisfied with the content enough to justify the 4K box fee, as well as the 4K premium channel fee? I have had the premium channel fee waived for 12 months... but when that ends, I will be cancelling and converting back to a regular box or nextbox 3.0
I would guess that native 4K content is available on the 4K channels approximately 1% of the time (channels 995 - 999) otherwise I am viewing upconverted 1080p content that I would have in any case, even without the 4K box.