Rogers Communications launched its newest set-top box, NextBox 3.0, with added HD video recording and storage capabilities.
Customers in Ontario can simultaneously record up to eight HD programs at once with the NextBox 3.0 Whole Home PVR, Rogers reports, and they have access to up to 240 hours of stored HD video recordings, reflecting the marathon viewing sessions and binge viewing habits of some viewers.
The box supports more fast-forwarding and channel surfing, as well, with a three minute skip tool and slow motion playback features.
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.”
The NextBox 3.0 experience includes whole home PVR capability, caller ID on TV, a localized weather app and a wide selection of movies and On Demand shows. WithRogers Anyplace TV 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 get 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.