UPDATED NextBox Navigatr - December 2015/January 2016

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Re: UPDATED NextBox Navigatr - December 2015/January 2016


@57 wrote:

@mfait wrote:

 

Still can't tell what recordings are coming up, without resorting to the app.


You should be able to click any series recordings and go to the scheduled tab to see scheduled recordings for series.  Near the bottom of the "list" of tiles will be any single scheduled recordings, but you can only tell the rough information based on where they are in the "list" - the later in the "list" of tiles, the farther away the recording is. 

 

If you schedule your single recordings as a series, then you'll be able to see the channel name, date, time, as discussed earlier in this thread (workaround for single recordings which lack that sort of information).  Then delete that tile when you've finished watching the single recording in it (right side, delete all scheduled recordings).

 

Of course none of this is very convenient and should be fixed.


Yes, I'm aware of this.

 

I oversimplified my comment.  What I meant was that from a quick glance you can't tell how many shows will be recorded at the same time.  Not like the RTN guide used to show you, and not like the Rogers app shows you.

 

Personally, I don't like to be recording more than 4 HD shows at a time.  The NetBox is supposed to support 8 shows at a time, but not sure if it's still 8 if they are all HD.  I thought I read somewhere that it's 4 HD shows, but it could have been a comment regarding Bell.  Don't remember.

 

Sunday is a busy night for recording shows (between me, my wife and my daughter) so I used the app to see what was being recorded at 9:00 and move a couple of shows to a different time slot so at 9:00 we only had 4 shows.  Guess what!!!  At about 9:15 we were watching current recording of Game of Thrones, when suddenly the picture froze an the box rebooted.  Now we were going to be missing parts of all these shows while the box rebooted.  And when it recovered it started up 3 of the 4 recordings, but not Game of Thrones.  Luckily, Game of Thrones gets put On Demand almost right away so were were able to finish the show there.

 

This freezing and rebooting is very rare on our box.  I think it happened only once before, when recording 4 of 5 shows.  I guess it couldn't keep up, recording 4 while watching 1 of these.

 

As far as "where they are in the "list" - the later in the "list" of tiles, the farther away the recording is" is not true if you have not deleted all the old episodes before recording new episodes.  The tile with old episodes will get sorted by the recorded episode date and time and not the the scheduled one.  This make is harder to determine what shows are about to be recorded.

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Re: UPDATED NextBox Navigatr - December 2015/January 2016


@mfait wrote:

 

Personally, I don't like to be recording more than 4 HD shows at a time.  The NetBox is supposed to support 8 shows at a time, but not sure if it's still 8 if they are all HD.  I thought I read somewhere that it's 4 HD shows, but it could have been a comment regarding Bell.  Don't remember.

 

Sunday is a busy night for recording shows...

 

As far as "where they are in the "list" - the later in the "list" of tiles, the farther away the recording is" is not true if you have not deleted all the old episodes before recording new episodes.  The tile with old episodes will get sorted by the recorded episode date and time and not the the scheduled one.  This make is harder to determine what shows are about to be recorded.


I also rarely record more than a couple of simultaneous programmes.  With all the time-shifting and repeats I rarely even need to record during prime-time, when I'm usually watching what I've recorded on previous days. My recordings are almost always accomplished while not even watching other programming, through judicious scheduling.

 

The 9865 can record up to 8 simultaneous programmes (HD or SD) and you can even watch an existing recording. As mentioned above, I try not to push my equipment through judicious choices of recording times.

 

In terms of the "later in the list" comment, I was referring to once you've gone past programming you've already recorded.  Then the scheduled recordings after that are in order of recording date/time.  For series recordings that still have a recording to be viewed, those would be near the top of the list and you'd have to click on each tile.  For checking upcoming recordings, I always use AnyPlace/RAPTV.



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Re: UPDATED NextBox Navigatr - December 2015/January 2016

After many complaints, Rogers did put in a kludge in so you can see upcoming recordings in order.

You still can't see the time its set to record, but you can see what day it is scheduled.

 

Use the little red-button to get there and select "show scheduled recordings".

 

BTW: A program being recorded will;ll show up there as well, even though it no longer scheduled.

For those us who like to watch in near real-time i.e. while programs are being recorded, navigation (as in Navigatr) would be much simpler if Rogers would tag these as a "recorded" as soon as they starts recording, rather than after they are finished.

 

 

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Re: UPDATED NextBox Navigatr - December 2015/January 2016

Problems with Guide after Navigatr Software Update

 

I received my Navigatr Software Update on Tuesday and have been experiencing problems with the guide ever since...only on the NB 3.0 (my NB 2.0 is working fine).  The guide works fine...zippy/fast when looking ahead at the next 4 days...when I look ahead at day 5 it starts to get very, very, sluggish...and on day 6 it shows "no information" for all channels for the entire day...varies by channel by timeslot, but by around 3:00 a.m. on day 6 all channels show "no information".  This has happened every day since the update only on the NB 3.0  Have rebooted many times and it doesn't help.

 

Anyone else checked the guide looking ahead since the update?  Since today is Thursday, I should have guide info up to and including next Wednesday (which I do on the NB 2.0) but "no information" on the NB 3.0

 

Rogers tech support said "coincidentally" the latest update also addressed other issues with the guide, but have not had reports of the "no information" on day 6 problem.  They suggest I swap the box which seems ridiculous to me.

 

 

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Re: UPDATED NextBox Navigatr - December 2015/January 2016

Today, we upgraded the Navigatr software to some NextBox cable customers in Mississauga and Brampton. Some customers had experienced issues with the Closed Caption feature not functioning properly upon PVR playback. We believe this issue has been resolved by recent upgrades and future recording will display Closed Caption correctly.

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Re: UPDATED NextBox Navigatr - December 2015/January 2016

Great to hear.  At this rate Navigat(o)r software should be up to alpha level in a decade or so.  Somehow I doubt I'll live long enough to see it achieve beta status.

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Re: UPDATED NextBox Navigatr - December 2015/January 2016


@RogersRoland wrote:

Today, we upgraded the Navigatr software to some NextBox cable customers in Mississauga and Brampton. Some customers had experienced issues with the Closed Caption feature not functioning properly upon PVR playback. We believe this issue has been resolved by recent upgrades and future recording will display Closed Caption correctly.


Whoever ticked this off as a "solution" please UNTICK. This may be a small step but it sure isn't anywhewre near a solution to the Navigatr fiasco! 

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Re: UPDATED NextBox Navigatr - December 2015/January 2016


@RogersRoland wrote:

Today, we upgraded the Navigatr software to some NextBox cable customers in Mississauga and Brampton. Some customers had experienced issues with the Closed Caption feature not functioning properly upon PVR playback. We believe this issue has been resolved by recent upgrades and future recording will display Closed Caption correctly.


Are you sure? I live in Mississauga.  Or is a fix to the fix ?

 

The garbled CCs  went away for the programs we watch a few weeks back.

 

Though a couple days back a regular program (Wheel of Fortune) recorded on 2 different channels had no CC at all when played back.

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Re: UPDATED NextBox Navigatr - December 2015/January 2016


@DrMike wrote:

@RogersRoland wrote:

Today, we upgraded the Navigatr software to some NextBox cable customers in Mississauga and Brampton. Some customers had experienced issues with the Closed Caption feature not functioning properly upon PVR playback. We believe this issue has been resolved by recent upgrades and future recording will display Closed Caption correctly.


Whoever ticked this off as a "solution" please UNTICK. This may be a small step but it sure isn't anywhewre near a solution to the Navigatr fiasco! 


Agree PLEASE UNTICK !

This is may o may not be a solution to one of CC problems (which is in separate sub-thread).

BTW the roll-out of this supposed CC fix is not even mentioned in that thread.

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Re: UPDATED NextBox Navigatr - December 2015/January 2016


@DrMike wrote:

@RogersRoland wrote:

Today, we upgraded the Navigatr software to some NextBox cable customers in Mississauga and Brampton. Some customers had experienced issues with the Closed Caption feature not functioning properly upon PVR playback. We believe this issue has been resolved by recent upgrades and future recording will display Closed Caption correctly.


Whoever ticked this off as a "solution" please UNTICK. This may be a small step but it sure isn't anywhewre near a solution to the Navigatr fiasco! 


Seconded. This has unfortunately added to the frustration where moving a grain of sand when the whole beach has to go is either disingenuous or somehow meant to allay all the concerns. Makes things worse.

 

I can only speak for myself when I say that my wish for announcements and updates from Rogers would be in some way substantial.