Posts Tagged ‘rogers’

Rogers introduces next box 3.0

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

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Rogers introduces industry leading PVR for customers

Enhanced PVR simultaneously records eight HD programs and stores up to 240 Hours of HD shows and movies

TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2013 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications unveiled today its next generation TV experience with the launch of NextBox 3.0 – the evolution of its in-home video offering that will transform Canadian TV viewing. NextBox 3.0 delivers a superior TV experience that gives viewers unprecedented access to record up to eight HD programs at one time and store up to 240 hours of HD shows and movies.

“With NextBox 3.0 we’re taking entertainment to the next level and giving TV and PVR enthusiasts the best home video experience available on the market today,” said Phil Hartling, senior vice-president, consumer segment, Rogers Communications. “NextBox 3.0 opens up a world of possibilities for the ultimate TV viewer, giving them the freedom to watch and record more hours of their favourite shows and movies.”

NextBox 3.0 will offer customers in Ontario a premium television experience like no other, including:

More simultaneous recording power: Customers can simultaneously record up to 8 HD programs at once. NextBox 3.0 Whole Home PVR service allows customers to watch PVR recordings on 8 boxes at the same time.

Double the storage: Everyone in the family can save their favourite programs for a rainy day with up to 240 hours of HD storage. Viewers can record an entire series of a show and save the episodes for a marathon viewing session without having to worry about running out of PVR space.

Boosted fast-forwarding and channel surfing: Viewers can enjoy more TV on their terms by immersing themselves into episodes with the three minute skip tool and slow motion playback features. The latest upgrades also enable rapid channel changes, with no lag time.

The NextBox 3.0 experience includes whole home PVR capability, caller ID on your TV, a localized weather app and offers customers twice as many movies and shows On Demand compared to Fibe. With Rogers Anyplace TVTM Home Edition, NextBox 3.0 becomes a wireless TV experience allowing viewers to navigate their cable guide, use a virtual remote, set PVR recordings and live stream channels all from a tablet or smartphone.

Rogers customers can also enjoy Rogers Anyplace TV live streaming and On Demand video entertainment across multiple platforms including computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox 360 gaming system and LG Smart TVs.

For more information on NextBox 3.0 visit www.Rogers.com/NextBox

iPhone 5 rumours: what you need to know

Friday, March 25th, 2011

iPhone 5 (or the iPhone 5G, as some are calling it) rumours are flying thick and fast already.

Will there be a rush release to erase memories of the iPhone 4’s antenna problems? Maybe not – with the Verizon iPhone 4 Apple showed it wasn’t afraid to tweak the current iPhone design.

iPad 2 review

Will the 5th generation iPhone deliver ultra-fast mobile internet? Will it ever end up on Verizon in the US?

Let’s raid the iPhone 5 rumour fridge to find the tomatoes of truth amid the stinky stilton of baseless speculation.

The iPhone 5 release date will be in the summer…

Apple’s established a rhythm with iPhone releases, with new models appearing in late June or early July each year. It’s a safe bet that the iPhone 5 release date UK and US will also be late June or early July.

As Beatweek magazine points out, Apple’s A-Team can’t be everywhere at once; by staggering the releases of the iPad 2 and the iPhone 5, they get to work their magic on both devices.

A new report from China has stated that Q3 (which still includes July) is now the earliest we will see the iPhone 5, after the disaster in Japan pushed back supply of key components.

…or maybe the iPhone 5 launch date will be earlier

iLounge said its source reckoned Apple would push the iPhone 5 release date forwards – possibly to January 2011 – because of the iPhone 4 antenna problems, although iLounge itself said the claim was “hard to believe”. The source could be confusing the Verizon iPhone and the iPhone 5.

The usual July release date was mentioned by Engadget’s source too in January 2011 – meaning the standard release cycle looks set to continue.

On 22 February, we reported that Craig Berger, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets, claimed that some components manufacturers are still ramping up and so the iPhone 5 release date could now be delayed until September.

The iPhone 5 will have a different form factor to the iPhone 4 – or will there be an iPhone 4S or iPhone 4GS first?

WSJ: “Separately, Apple is also developing a new iPhone model, said people briefed on the phone. One person familiar said the fifth-generation iPhone would be a different form factor than those that are currently available… it was unclear how soon that version would be available to Verizon or other carriers.”

This has since been backed up by reports from Engadget we reported on 17 January 2011, which state the design will be a ‘total rethink’.

Of course, since the iPhone 3G was followed by the 3GS it’s possible the new iPhone won’t be a total refresh and we’ll see an iPhone 4S (or iPhone 4GS) before an iPhone 5.

However, reports from China have backed up the larger-screened, metal chassis-sporting iPhone 5 rumours, so the redesign still seems firmly on the cards.

There might also be a cheaper, smaller iPhone 5 – an iPhone nano

A prototype version of a smaller iPhone is said to exist, built to ward off competition from cheap Android handsets.

Rumours around an iPhone nano picked up again on 13 February when the Wall Street Journal claimed that the so-called ‘iPhone nano’ exists and may even be on sale later this year.

Those iPhone nano rumours may hold little truth, though. As we reported on 18 February, the New York Times cites an anonymous source who says there will be no smaller iPhone from Apple. “The size of the device would not vary,” says the source.

A white iPhone 5?

The Economic Daily News is reporting that white iPhone 5 glass is being shipped, with a supplier called Wintek being the sole touch panel vendor for the white iPhone.

iPhone 5 pictures

A spurious photo of an iPhone 5 front case has been unearthed by a Chinese reseller, suggesting that the next Apple handset will feature an edge-to-edge display. We’re not convinced it’s a genuine Apple part, though.

On 17 March 2011, we reported on another supposed set of leaked iPhone 5 cases, this time looking remarkably similarly to iPhone 4 cases.

A new metal back?

A rumour we covered on 7 March 2011 suggests that the new iPhone will do away with the glass back and opt instead for a metal back which will act as a new iPhone antenna.

The iPhone 5 specs will be evolutionary, not revolutionary

According to the Chinese Economic Daily News (via AppleInsider), with the exception of Qualcomm chipsets – which would replace the current Infineon chipsets in the iPhone 4 – Apple’s sticking with the same suppliers for the 2011 iPhone 5G components.

We’d expect the basics of the iPhone 5 specs to get a bump – more memory, faster processor, and more storage.

The specs? A new antenna, 1.2GHz processor (possibly dual-core) and a larger screen: 3.7″ instead of 3.5″. The iPhone 5 may also be made from a new kind of alloy, or maybe meat.

In other rumours which surfaced on 15 February 2011, Digitimes is reporting on information supposedly leaked from component suppliers that claim the iPhone 5 will feature a larger, 4-inch screen. Digitimes quotes the source as saying that Apple is expanding the screen size “to support the tablet PC market as the vendor only has a 9.7-inch iPad in the market.”

Courtesy of :  TechRadarUK

iPhone 5 rumours: what you need to know | News | TechRadar UK

Mounting a 55″ samsung LED with old hardware

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

A 50″ samsung LED, replacing an old heavy Sony bravia. The bracket is way overkill for this set, but it is more than strong enough! The only downside is the non low profile style of this mount.

Finally! Rogers Releases Cisco 8642HD PVR.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

View the Full article at : http://www.rgbfilter.com/?p=3783

Finally, after a long wait, Rogers announced the availability of their new Cisco 8642HD PVR on their Redboard blog. Strangely even though the post, press release, and website update only went live this week, Rogers has actually been selling the 8642HD since the beginning of March….

….The PVR can be purchased (currently it is not available for rent) from Rogers in 2 flavours, a 160 GB model, that holds up to 20 hours of HD, and the 500 GB model that can hold 62 hours of HD. There is also a 320 GB model, but it is current only available at Costco.

In addition to the larger capacities the 8642HD also has some updates to the interactive programming guide (IPG), such as higher resolution graphics for the guide (now 640×480, but still in 4:3 aspect ratio), and greying out channels you don’t subscribe too. It also has 1080p output, and some small improvements to time control, such as ‘hashmarks’ to jump forward or backward by 15, 30 or 60 minute increments when watching a recording.

($599.99 for the 500 GB model) of a new PVR, and it is the features that the 8642HD has that are NOT available right now that interest me the most. In the press release, on the Redboard blog, and on the Rogers product page here, there is mention of “near-future enhancements including home networking and interactive TV services”, MPEG-4 and DLNA support. On digitalhome.ca here they also detail some of the 8642HD’s other features

View the Full article at : http://www.rgbfilter.com/?p=3783

Static mount with 5.1

Friday, April 16th, 2010

52″ samsung plasma, with a Sony 5.1 surround system, DVD player and a cable box. Pretty simple, with an unfinished basement to help facilitate the hiding of wires. Coax is on the wrong side of the room, and there is no power behind where the tv would like to live.

Damaged hdmi cable

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Damaged hdmi cable repaired! A 25 foot cable fished from a closet in an adjoining room, was damaged at the connector.

The internets claimed repair was impossible!

All soldered And ‘B’ Connected ready to go, Lets test  it!

Absolutely perfect!

Hanging a 54″ panasonic plasma with articulation and floating shelves

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Here we are hanging a 54″ panasonic plasma on a double arm articulating bracket, with 3 floating shelves underneath. 2 hours all is said and done with minor remote programming, and a temporary DVD hook up, until a blu-Ray player is purchased.

Hanging a 37″ sharp over a fireplace

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Here we are, hanging a 37″ sharp aquous above a fireplace. There was no power or cable above said fireplace, but never a problem if you’re willing to patch and paint! 2 hours to fish the wires, hang the tv, and shelf!

Rogers to Double MAX overage charges to $50 in March for all tiers!!! – dslreports.com

Monday, January 11th, 2010

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r23595675-Max-over-charges-DOUBLING-to-50-in-March-for-all-tiers

Quite sad really but not too surprising with rogers!! Im debating on trying a slower DSL type service just for the unlimited bandwidth, and not to mention the much lower monthly cost (1/2 speed, 1/3 cost!) I just wish there was an ISP out there that offered a 5MB up, and 5MB down. Why am I discouraged from accessing my machine at HI speeds?