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post #46 of 60 (permalink) Old 2016-03-29, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Rogers and Sportsnet are launching North America's first 24/7 dedicated sports feeds featuring 4K content on Friday, April 1 – Sportsnet 4K and Sportsnet ONE 4K.

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post #47 of 60 (permalink) Old 2016-04-26, 12:14 PM
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I have been quite happy with my Rogers 4k box. Connected to Panasonic TC-60CX650U tv. The Blue Jays games have been phenomenal.

My only complaint is the loss of PVR - which I moved to another TV in the house.
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post #48 of 60 (permalink) Old 2016-07-21, 11:08 PM
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Potential 4K PVR Finally?

Was scrolling through Facebook and came across an advertisement from Rogers what seems to look slightly shorter and wider then the current 4K STB, which leads me to believe that this could possibly be the long awaited 4K PVR. What do you guys think?
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post #49 of 60 (permalink) Old 2016-08-08, 09:51 AM
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4k box and nextboxpvr

no one from rogers can give me a definite answer, so hopefully i can get one here

I have two tvs, both with nextboxpvr. I just upgraded one tv to 4k capable (Sony). I want to get the 4k box (knowing its not pvr) but need to know if i'll be able to watch the programs already recorded on the pvr, as well as any new recordings, on the tv that will have the 4k box.
the two pvrs are working fine, i can watch any recording on either, but i would like to get the 4k box for the new tv if i can still watch the recordings from the pvr, on the tv that will have the 4k box. Especially now that indications are the 4k pvr won't come out till december
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post #50 of 60 (permalink) Old 2016-08-09, 10:35 AM
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A very good question.

Hopefully someone here has the setup and can maybe answer.

I believe the 4k box uses the same interface as the NB3, etc?
It then should be able to be set up with the whole home PVR setup?

Now, any recordings recorded (and the playback then as well) will only be in 1080.

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post #51 of 60 (permalink) Old 2016-08-09, 10:58 PM
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You mean having two boxes on one TV, why not?

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post #52 of 60 (permalink) Old 2016-08-10, 12:33 AM
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No he's talking about WHPVR. I see no reason that it shouldn't work, but best to confirm with Rogers.

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post #53 of 60 (permalink) Old 2016-11-17, 11:52 PM
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I'm not sure whether this is the right thread to post this, but if anyone is interested I was just looking at the most recent 2001 Audio-Video flyer. They are selling Rogers Nextbox 4K for just $319
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post #54 of 60 (permalink) Old 2016-12-07, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Rogers and Sportsnet to deliver more than 100 live sporting events in 4K in 2017

Today Rogers Communications and Sportsnet announced they will bring sports fans more than 100 Blue Jays, NHL, and NBA games in 4K in 2017. Rogers is also introducing the new NextBox 4K PVR, giving customers the ability to record up to eight 4K programs at one time and store up to 90 hours of 4K entertainment.

In addition to new 4K content, Rogers will continue to make investment to its TV platform next year to improve stability, upgrade its mobile apps, and enhance Nextbox.

See the link above for schedule details.

4K PVR Details: Introducing 4K TV

Catch every minute of the action in stunning 4K detail. Plus, start watching a show in one room and finish it in another with Whole Home PVR. NextBox 4K PVR let’s you do all of that, and more:

Record up to 8 programs at once.
Store up to 90 hours of 4K content, or up to 240 hours of HD.
Catch the game live or record it with dedicated 4K sports channels.

The 4K TV pack add-on is required to watch 4K channels (free for 12 months upon activation and $10 per month thereafter - Offer expires December 31, 2016.) Regular then current monthly fee will be charged commencing in month 13 currently $10.00 per month

90 hours storage capacity estimate based on an average broadcast bitrate of 20mbps saving to a 1 terabyte drive.
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post #55 of 60 (permalink) Old 2017-03-14, 11:18 AM
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Rogers 4K Leafs and Raptors broadcasts...

I am very surprised by the lack of information on the internet and forums about Rogers 4K and the four (4) sports channels (Sportsnet ONE 4K channel 997, Sportsnet Ontario 4K channel 998, TSN2 4K channel 994, and TSN 4K channel 995). I don't even think TSN has a 4K schedule available, I cannot find one!

I subscribed to Rogers 4K on March 3rd and have enjoyed four (4) games in 4K in the first eleven days...not bad. One of which was not even listed on the Sportsnet 4K schedule (again, I cannot find a TSN 4K schedule anywhere). I was surprised that the Leafs game vs. Detroit on March 7th was in 4K as it was not listed on the Sportsnet 4K schedule. Also, the Raptor game in Milwaukee on March 4th was on TSN 4K...I did not know they were even doing 4K away from the ACC? Last nights game vs. Dallas was in 4K as well.

The games looks great on my Vizio M65-D0 although none of the broadcasts came through in HDR (I hear the Jays games are in HDR). The faces in the crowd are completely distinguishable now. Close ups of players reveals fantastic detail ie. there was a bench shot of Mitch Marner who was holding his stick with the top end facing the camera and you could count the number of layers of tape he went around the knob of his stick. Watching the HD channels in 1080 is very difficult now.

Hoping more information comes out soon...or at least a proper schedule! If anyone has a TSN 4K schedule please advise.

SNO4K March 7 home vs. Det*
SNO4K March 9 home vs. Phi
SNO4K March 23 home vs. NJ
SN14K April 9 away vs. CBJ

TSN4K March 4 away vs. MIL*
TSN4K March 13 home vs. DAL*
SN14K March 16 home vs. OKC
SN14K March 19 home vs. IND
SN14K March 29 home vs. CHA
SN14K March 31 home vs. IND
SN14K April 2 home vs. PHL
Note: TSN 4K schedule is no were to be found

* (games not listed on Rogers/Sportsnet/TSN 4K schedule)
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post #56 of 60 (permalink) Old 2017-03-14, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Some useful threads, although they don't directly answer your question:
Since Bell owns TSN, they sometimes promote TSN as part of Bell Fibe TV.

You can find TSN 4K schedules on this Bell page if you click on the link under "Sports in 4K" (they aren't always up to date.)
4K receiver | Fibe TV | Bell Canada
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post #57 of 60 (permalink) Old 2017-06-18, 12:24 AM
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How's the image quality with 4K? Any sign of macroblocking with fast motion?
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post #58 of 60 (permalink) Old 2017-09-15, 07:54 PM
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Since there's almost no 4K content yet, most programs that 4K STB/PVR users will watch are HD (or maybe even SD). So how's the upscaling on the 4K PVR?

(I assume that like so many other modern A/V devices, it stupidly forces you to pick one output resolution and have everything else up/downscaled to it, rather than allowing the obvious and sensible option of outputting content at its native resolution like devices used to do. That way, if my TV and/or AVR does a good job or lets me control things like motion interpolation, I can use the device that does the job the best.)
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post #59 of 60 (permalink) Old 2017-09-16, 04:26 AM
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The boxes are better at upconversion than they used to be. I experimented with 108i vs 1080P on my 9865 and saw no noticeable difference. I cannot comment directly on the 4k boxes, but people have stated that they're pretty good. Here's an FAQ on the topic.

All boxes with HD display of the IPG only output one format. The older boxes that allowed for a native passthrough were all SD IPGs.

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post #60 of 60 (permalink) Old 2017-09-16, 06:03 PM
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Thanks, 57. It's not just PVRs that have this dumb "feature" these days - it seems some Blu-Ray Players also force you to have everything output at one resolution.

At least the Nextbox 3 supports 1080p output, so you don't have to choose between setting the box to 720p (and losing resolution on most channels, since most channels are 1080i) or setting it to 1080i (and losing progressive video on 720p channels). But the 8300HD had the better way: let me tell it what resolutions my TV supports, and if the channel is at one of those, then just pass it through and let the TV deal with it.
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