Rogers promo was called Ditch the Dish. After being told by the Bell tech that my **bleep**ty dish reception was caused by the amount of snow on my neighbor's roof and "just ask him to remove some...", I did it. I ditched my dish. I should have offered my neighbor to shovel the snow off his roof instead
My first NextBox HD PVR lasted two days. I returned it to get a new one. Little bit better but still a lot of issues. 20% of the time, the guide doesn't show up. When it does, 20% of the time if doesn't respond to remote commands or goes into an infinite loop. I have to unplug it and plug back in. What I don't understand is it works perfectly when accessing it via the front panel. Any idea how to fix that?
The things I missed the most from Bell TV:
What I really like about Rogers so far:
Some people who have had the issue of the looping or commands not working.. there are some who have just plain had the issue no matter what...
Others, have had issues when they have the unit behind a glass door, etc on a media cabnet. Not sure of your setup
Also i have found, the ANGLE of it picking up, is VERY narrow, you have to point directly at it, too much of an angle, it wont work.
Dont know if this will help, based on your setup.
We just switched from Bell to Rogers cable, and the Nextbox is brutal. The menu is tiny and difficult to read from far away. Response time is extremely slow...when it registers. And now, our connection keeps cutting in and out, and I know it's not the television because our Wii picture works just fine with Netflix.
Does anyone know how to solve the flashing picture problem?
I am also coming from Bell, share the frustration many have already posted - slow response times, remote not responsive, etc. The Bell system was a pleasure to use. Rogers...not so much. Hopefully the Next Nextbox will be better.
A question - is there any way to delete multiple saved programs at once? Bell had an 'edit' feature where you could select a multitude of programs and delete all of them at once. Can't seem to find a way to do this with Rogers. Hence I usually just let the system overwrite older saves that I have designated as not critical. So my PVR is usually at 95% full, etc.
That i know of, there has never been that feature with rogers ones, weither on the old, or new guides.
Other than manualy deleteing one by one, if its a make sure there is enough space thing, the way you currently are, is the best, setting them to delete if needed for space (also you can set a time period as well, i beleive, delete after X many days).
You CAN add an external hard drive to these units to expand your storage. They will format to the boxes needed format (But then are not PC readable). You can add your own or the rogers branded ones. Both USB and eSATA work, but eSATA is reccomended as it has a fasther throughput.
This greatly expands the units storage overall. I have a 1tb added to mine, and have about 10 HD movies, and maybe 12 1hr HD shows, and its only about 35% full.