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post #61 of 2389 (permalink) Old 2013-07-31, 01:10 PM
 
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Beta Testing

How do you register to be a beta tester for the 3.0 series.

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post #62 of 2389 (permalink) Old 2013-07-31, 02:53 PM
 
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It's invitation only.
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post #63 of 2389 (permalink) Old 2013-07-31, 06:47 PM
 
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How do you get on the invitation list.

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Yep, that is the magic question

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The wait for non beta testers to get one won't be long anyways. Be patient.
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post #66 of 2389 (permalink) Old 2013-08-01, 10:51 AM
 
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Hey guys..

It appears I will likely be able to get into the beta program.

I have been invited to a thing down at the rogers building in T.O. next week, first unveiling of it, Q&A session.. and I believe get signed up for the beta test at home while there as well.

If you guys have any specific questions you want me to try and ask, post em here, and I will do my best.
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post #67 of 2389 (permalink) Old 2013-08-01, 11:14 AM
 
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Ask if any receivers will be wireless to compete with Bells product.
ie: TV attached to a wireless receiver via HDMI like Google Chromecast or Apple TV or Roku or new Rogers Nextbox 3.0 wireless receiver.

This will allow TVs to be placed where coax/Ethernet are not readily available.

EC

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The only way they could provide a wireless receiver is to have a 100% IP based system that connects through your router, or a gateway server device at the demarc with coax input that also is wired into your router which can serve other wireless DTV boxes or media streamers. I would rather see them use cloud storage for PVR recordings rather than tuners and hard drives. Xfinity in the U.S. and Cablevision uses cloud storage PVR's
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@thenewdc

Its been confirmed that its the Cisco 9865 DVR which is a gateway server box. I would expect it to be connected via coax and Ethernet or offer connectivity via MoCA 2.0
from Cisco:

"● Whole Home DVR enables sharing and managing of video services throughout the home to other
connected DVRs, set-tops, and consumer electronic devices using DLNA standards based connection and
security technologies (optional software)"

Unfortunately, Cloud recording isn't in the cards here.

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post #70 of 2389 (permalink) Old 2013-08-01, 02:05 PM
 
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Rogers won't be taking advantage of any of those feature, at least at launch. The only difference between the 9865 and the 8642 from Rogers at launch will just be the addition of 6 tuners, faster processor, and smaller physical profile.
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The weak link with Rogers TV service has always been the receiver software. It's no surprise to me that many of the hardware features are unsupported. Don't know if this is a Rogers issue or a Cisco issue but someone really needs to address it. Just what is Rogers doing with those record profits, besides spending it on stupid, misleading ad promotions?
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Is this thing going to become obsolete quickly, seeing as the industry is moving towards IP based everything. MoCA in itself will be obsolete soon. Pure Ethernet is the way to go.
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@gdkitty, when is the event exactly? Also, would you be able to ask if the remote and interactive programming guide are changing. Thanks!
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@thenewdc, pure IP based services will happen eventually but the technology is not there yet. A mix of conventional digital channels for regular TV and IP for specialty services, like VOD, is the optimal solution with today's technology and infrastructure. The broadcasting industry and customers need to be brought online for a pure IP based, on demand service as well. Eventually, today's model of broadcasting will likely disappear and be replaced by a pure VOD service where content producers, AKA broadcasters, sell directly to consumers. However, the elephants in the industry and the regulation that protects them will need to move. Netflix is already at that point but the rest of the industry is not, especially in Canada.
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post #75 of 2389 (permalink) Old 2013-08-01, 03:23 PM
 
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@thenewdc. MoCA is an IP based technology. It's essentially a flavour of ethernet that uses coaxial cabling instead. The 4642, 8642, and 9865 are QAM/IP equipment and can be flipped to IP only mode at any time by the MSO. The only thing that might become obsolete is the processing capabilities.

The 9865 has the ability to convert QAM to IP enabling things like the ability to watch PVR and live TV on other devices like tablets and smartphones. In addition, it would allow the 4642 to pause and rewind live tv. However, none of these features will be in use by Rogers, at least not at launch.
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