That is what I was implying in my reply to InHim. He was wondering if the 8642 could record 2 shows and still give him the ability to watch a 3rd show live and I replied that he could not watch a 3rd show. My apologies for not specifying a "live" show. I am aware that you can watch a previously recorded show while recording 2 show simultaneously. I am also aware the the competition is head and shoulders ahead of what Rogers is offering with Nextbox!
The major competitor out west is also light years ahead of Rogers! Just have a look at their Website. BTW, I bet my eyes are older than yours!
The Rogers Next Box is the most primitive software on the market. I can live with the reboot but most times it screws up your preprogrammed shows..There are at leat 6 PVR/DVR on the US markets that are better than Next Box. Some you can record up to 4 shows while watching another. The Rogers NextBox should be renamed **** box. I am seriosly thinking about bying one from the states that was not designed by a 10 year old.
I am amazed that more people are not compalining about this publicly. It's a total rip off. Anyone know if the Bell PVR is any better?
Seriously...now they are GIVING the box away for free and I've been paying $25 a month for crap service. I was with Rogers digital when it was first available (like 10 yrs ago). I had to switch to satelite when I moved but switched back to Rogers about 1.5 yrs ago. I was SHOCKED when they still had the EXACT same IPG has they did years ago. Looked liked it belonged on a commador 64! I was please when they announced a new IPG but man oh man has it ever been a dissapointment! So many glitches with On Demand, screen goes black every 10 seconds and have to power cycle. Rebooting takes FOREVER! I'm surprised Cisco allows Rogers to use their hardware when it is such poor software. I am going to complain and ask for $0 rental fee or else screw this. A friend has Bell Fibe and RAVE's about it - instan channel changes beautiful IPG...fast. Shame Rogers...inferior product
I exchanged my rented digital box yesterday for the supposedly better NEXTBOX. What a piece of crap as I spent from eleven in the morning until eight in the evening when two techicians worked on the system. They had to swap out the box for another and I am on the phone again this morning as the screen keeps going black after five minutes. It does come right back on but how annoying is this. It also takes forever to reboot the unit as you can throw that ten minutes out the window they tell you on the phone or it states in their installation flyer. Believe me it takes thirty to forty five minutes to reboot the system. I was ready to head back to the store and pick up my old unit. We shall see how this pans out today as I am talking back and forth with the tech people there this morning. All this after we had no phone or internet all weekend under the Rogers service.