Rogers boosts DVR options with NextBox 3.0

Michelle Clancy | 11-08-2013

Canadian triple-play provider Rogers Communications is beefing up its consumer experience with the launch of NextBox 3.0, which is the next evolution of its in-home video offering.

The main feature is expanded DVR capability, with the option to record up to eight HD programmes 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 for the consumer segment at Rogers. "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 roll out to customers across Ontario. It includes other features including a three-minute skip tool and slow motion playback features. The latest upgrades also enable rapid channel changes with no lag time and include whole home PVR capability, caller ID on your TV and a localised weather app.

Also, with Rogers Anyplace TV Home Edition for mobile devices, NextBox 3.0 allows viewers to navigate their cable guides, use a virtual remote, set PVR recordings and live-stream channels all from a tablet or smartphone.