Really? Cripes I wish they would make up their mond as to what they plan on doing and leaving things alone one way or the other. I would think however that the box would still be able to be used if a person has it and it works. Thanks for that information Double_K.
Thanks for your updates on this, but as asked earlier, do you have any sources for the statements that the box will work with IPTV, but not the new system, that people may be able to remain on the old plans and continue to use the new box.
I was digging the financial statements, and didn't notice any reference that the old model would remain available once Comcast comes in.
Just curious if there are any sources to support that we can stay on our current boxes when the new model comes out.
I certainly hope so, but not confident - will they run old cable technology model side by side with IPTV?
Legitimate concern by anyone who may be thinking of buying a box.
Personally, give this obvious unknown, and the number of years it takes to recover the cost of a box compared to renting, I personally wouldn't take the risk - I already have a nextbox 3,purchased, which I now I will have to dump when it dies, which many have reported happening. At least the 4K box is only a little over a year old, so should keep running for a while, as long as it can be supported with the change in technology.
All of our guesses are valid at this time, and just as an aside, are we ever paying for the failures of the last few years, and I agree, we can probably expect further increases as the new technology and hardware gets fully rolled out.
I know this doesn't answer the OP's original question and other one's about should they buy a box, even if they can find one, but it is food for thought anyway.
As always, good points for thought everybody.
Thanks for the clarification. And I agree, there is a lot of testing that will be done before anything makes it out (I hope - their track record on testing has not been good).
My apologies if I misunderstood what you were saying, I read the reports and couldn't find what you were suggesting, but I will take your word on it. You are right, if they yanked traditional Cable for IPTV, I am sure customers would go ballistic.
Without a doubt you are paying far more for TV than I am, mine is just VIP with a loyalty discount (better choice bundles), an Ignite discount that disappears in October, and a HBO add-on. I am not an active TV watcher in general, don't watch sports or speciality channels - I am antequated in my mindset - I still primarily watch the channels that I can get over the air from digital antenna - just priced it out today - 5 months of my cable would pay for it plus boxes and installs, including PVR functionality, and then use an android box for things like Netflix and my favourite online sports - golf (the classics), snooker international on You Tube, darts on You Tube, and European road cycling (the tours and the spring and fall classics and cyclecross - I used to be a coach and competive racer, as well as competition golf, darts and snooker, so those remain my interests), but I digress. Back to IPTV and old cable model.
I do hope that they can get this one right this time, but I think the old model's time is limited. Just speaking from the perspective of a techy who has done way too much work in the field over the years, and still works on beta tests in the software field in software I use - I don't do much hardware beta tests as I am more a passive tester in those environments, while in software, I am able to influence the changes from the perspective of an engineer, developer, implementor and as a user. I am in the middle of a very big implementation beta test that is over 3 months late, and 3 weeks past the last drop dead date, and on my own files on their servers, I still can't access them from the new builds of software.
So I acknowledge that I probably misread the reports, and misinterpreted what you wrote and for that I am sorry - I am only human, and their reports are merely future financial implication projections as required by GAAP reporting standards for financial reports, open for interpretation, and as we have seen in the past, sometimes they don't fall out as hoped, and they end up with significant financial implications (i.e., if it goes the wrong direction and costs them money - we usually can expect increases in our prices to cover it, and new technology).
Technology development is not a cheap business and we the consumer naturally bear the cost of getting it in place, both the successes and failures.
And thank you for the clarifications.
Rogers 4K PVR 3.0 Purchase
Wondering if anyone has been recently able to purchase a Rogers 4K PVR 3.0 Nextbox and if so, which location or where did you make the purchase? I'm located in Ottawa and am looking to purchase one as well. I would appreciate any feedback from anyone who has recently been able to purchase one.