My cable company is introducing whole home PVR capability and I thought that NextPVR users would like the "NextBox" name. Basically it just takes their single unit and allows you to integrate up to four of them networked via MoCA @$499 per two tuner unit w 160GB. Plus cable monthly fees
Is it really the NextBox? Hardly. My wife uses a single 2 tuner unit w 1TB of storage and here are some experiences
- every few months or so the hard disk loses all recordings, twice so far in 2012
- the box will spontaneously reboot, which takes several minutes.
- tonight I tried to watch a recording of "The Brits" and two transport streams seemed to be muxed together, making it completely unwatchable.
My favourite though is watching on demand shows. A couple of weeks ago when we lost all the programming we had to watch Fringe On Demand. The first thing it tells is is "Navigation controls are not available in this program" Commercials in a PVR yuck. We watched about 1/2 an hour and then the box crashed and we decided we will watch it the next night. Of course we had to let it play for 30 minutes to get to where we were. Then we started watching and about 15 minutes later the box said your 24 hour rental had ended and it stopped playing.
Giving up on the "NextBox", I recorded the whole thing on my STB (no PVR) via NextPVR even ran comskip for fun, and watched it via my NMT Recording OnDemand takes a bit of patience, with the remote, but other than that it just worked.