To me, the whole point of getting a 4k STB from Rogers is for 4k quality video and not audio.
That being said, I think it is best to run this directly via HDMI to a TV to ensure the cleanest non upscalling, passthroughing, etc connection for video and figure out the audio from their depending on your options.
I have yet to see the rear connection inputs/outputs of the new Rogers 4K STB but maybe component to TV is an option from STB and fibre optic to AVR is an option for some ppl?
But again, my priority is video, and am lucky enough to have a good audio option.
For some people, innitially running audio through their tv speakers was necessary at first buying a 4k tv until finding a speaker set up that worked for them.
Well said, AVR do go obsolete quite quickly.
Heck, my 4k tv I bought a year ago is already on its way out from what I am reading up on HDR and Oled.
Side note, I
A. Just received an email that my 4k box install is confirmed for install but saw a install fee charge of $49.99, TMN add on for $16.95 and Movie Entertainment Magazine for $2. This did not seem right as nowhere have I read that these are mandatory addons/charges so I called the number back, asked to speal to the associate I originally ordered the box and scheduled the install from and asked him to remove these charges. He agreed that $49.99 install fee will actually NOT be charged for anyone, and the TMN add ons were not necessary but automatically came with the 4k box package. Weird.
B. I also just received an email from Rogers letting me know the new NAVIGATR will be rolling out to my box within the next 2 weeks automatically. I briefly read awhile back that this new update absolute sucks? Hope this isn't true or is at least fixed or has been now fixed. The also weird part is when I called a month ago asking about this auto update they told me it had been rolled out in all of GTA EXCEPT the city of toronto (really Rogers?) other than for 15,000 users in the city.
I am in Stoney Creek and want to watch the Leafs and Jays in 4k, is there any way at all I can watch these broadcasts being a Cogeco Cable customer? If it's for Rogers customers only, is there anyway to become a customer online?
@studlygoorite I take it you don't have Rogers Cable in your area. That's the way the territories are divided up so there is no competition, unless it's satellite TV. Check with Bell or Shaw if they offer it.
Sorry, I mentioned in a previous post I have the 8300 STB but I actually have the 9865 NB3.0 STB.
From what I am reading through Rogers community forums, the Navigatr is horrible.
If you want to get access to the very limited 4K content Rogers will be offering, the 4K Nextbox will give it to you if you don't want to wait for the 4K Nextbox PVR that is supposed to be available in mid April.
You can keep your existing PVR AND use the 4K box. The 4K box is supposed to use a different remote frequency than the NB3 (9865).
And - yes, when Rogers hooks up your new box they will split your existing cable for you (3 times).
About HDMI Mhl: "Essentially one end of an MHL cable will plug into the micro USB port on your phone or tablet while the other will plug into an HDMI port on a television or monitor and your phone's screen will then be mirrored on the external screen."