I swapped my old set-top-box a few months ago (around December 2013), which I have had for at least 7 years, for the newer Rogers NextBox 3.0 (Cisco 9865HD). I haven’t really used it that much; my brothers, on the other hand, have used it more than I have. For those that are not familiar with it, no, it is not a Canadian version of an Xbox. It is basically that box you connect to your TV that enables you to watch “cable TV”, plus more. For those that love to record their favourite shows to watch for later, this box can record up to 8 HD shows at once. It also has a recommendation app that will give you suggestions on TV shows and movies to watch based on what you already watch. It also has a single app that turns your tablet into a TV remote control that also lets you use your tablet to stream live TV and manage your PVR. How cool is that? Also, if you are subscribed to the Rogers Home Phone service, you will have the ability to see who’s calling with Caller ID on your TV.
If you have a favourite channel, which I’m sure most people do, you will be able to personalize the NextBox 3.0 to start on that channel once you turn on the TV. How, you ask? Go into Settings > System > scroll down until you see Power on Channel then simply select the channel you want and that’s it! For more tips on making the most out of your NextBox 3.0, you can go on to the Rogers Redboard at http://www.redboard.rogers.com.
Disclosure: I work for Rogers, however, all the opinions on this site are my own and do not in any way reflect my employer’s.