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Rogers Digital TV - adding another TV

I currently have Rogers Internet and Digital TV on 2 TV's: one TV works off a Nextbox Cisco Explorer 4642HD and the other one has a Nextbox Cisco 9865HD. I wanted to find the easiest/cheapest way to connect a 3rd TV in a different room. There are no cable runs to this other room.

 

Can I run a new cable to the other room, attach a cable splitter and install a used Nextbox 4642HD? Or would Rogers technicians be needed to optimize this so my TV and/or Internet service quality are not affected. And would my whole home PVR work to the new TV location?

 

I suppose a switch to Ignite TV/Internet would potentially be a better longer-term solution, but I have read several reviews that make me hesitant to make the change to Ignite at this time.

 

Thanks,

@kid

 

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Re: Rogers Digital TV - adding another TV

@atkid99 : Here are my comments.

 

1. The 4642 should work as a stand-alone box in the 3rd location, provided the signal there is adequate.

 

https://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/TV/Nextbox-3-0-PVR-Skips-Recorded-Playback-Only/m-p/387839#M42...

 

2. WHPVR is not supported for new users, but it is for legacy (grandfathered) clients. Getting the 4642 into the WHPVR setup may require a tech visit to your home, or a good CSR since it's no longer officially supported.   Good luck with that.  It was difficult enough to get a "new" box added to WHPVR when it was officially supported. 😉

 

Ignite may be a better option.



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Re: Rogers Digital TV - adding another TV

@atkid99  You can certainly use a splitter and a new cable run to add the Nextbox 4642HD in another room. But its not a PVR, so you can only watch, not record.


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