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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-05, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Videotron Cisco 4642HD & 8642HD now available

Same price than before. the 8642HD is the new PVR. It have 500GB HD with faster processor.

Don't know yet if they implement any of the options (Multiroom PVR, etc)

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-05, 11:20 PM
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Just as an FYI, there are threads on both of these in the Rogers forums. You may wish to have a look at those threads. There's also a comparison thread between the 8300 and 8642. Not saying that what you see will be identical, however, much of it probably will.

8642HD Rogers Thread
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=122118

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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-12, 11:19 PM
 
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I spoke to someone at a Videotron store today, not only did they not know anything about it, but made fun of me for even brining it up. I really hope i can get Bell in my new condo.
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-13, 07:43 PM
 
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Where is the 8642HD sold?
Future Shop does not seem to have it
I don't see it on the Costco and Videotron web sites
All of them just show the 320gig model
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-14, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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It's only sold thru Customer Service. They will have a tech. go to your house with the new Cisco model. They don't sell it elswhere or advertise it anywhere yet.
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-14, 06:12 PM
 
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Thanks Goldstar
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-15, 12:30 PM
 
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There's a rumour saying the 8642HD is going on sale, as of the 18th, for 299$ + 40$ (mandatory installation fee)

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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-15, 12:45 PM
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That would be a new low for Videotron (but in a good way).

I am skeptical but perhaps they need to attract or maybe even keep customers from jumping ship with an offer like that. Having people BUY hardware is a good way to "lock" people in now that contracts are a thing of the past.
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-15, 03:13 PM
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New Videotron terminals

from a videotron chat session -
Me: Hi - just wondering if its true that you have new HD PVR terminals in?
Videotron: Yes, we have new HD PVRs that now have a 500 GB hard drive.
ME: Whats the make and model?
Videotron: I'll check that, I'll be right back.
Videotron: Scientific Atlanta, Explorer 8642
ME: Thanks - and whats the cost? I currently have HD but not with a PVR, I just have the HD Digital terminal.
Videotron: the regular price is 599$, but there's a promotion for the holidays: 50% off, so it comes to 300$
ME: Cool. When does the promotion start because I don't see any of this on the website?
Videotron: It starts on November 17th, this wednesday.
ME: Thanks!
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-15, 03:48 PM
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Great but did you inquire about the qualifying conditions? New customer, new HD customer, new digital customer?
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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-15, 03:55 PM
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no - you can see the extent of my questions above.

We shall have to wait until Wednesday to find out the nature of the promotion.

Im just pleased they finally found a new box to sell. I've been waiting for
this for a long time and don't even care to pay full price for it, I just didnt
want the old model they've been selling for the last few years.
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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-16, 10:20 PM
 
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At 299, I'll get one
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I'm also looking to buy a new unit. Can anyone confirm the promotion? I don't see anything on their website.

Thanks!
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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-18, 04:04 PM
 
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From a chat session with them yesterday....

T: Hi, can you tell me when the new receivers will be
> available? I hear it is today or tomorrow maybe? Model 8642 and
> 4642?
> Marie-Eve: The new receivers are available since November 3rd.
> T: They are not on the web site and the stores don't have
> them
> Marie-Eve: They have to be ordered over the phone at 1-877-380-2511.
> Marie-Eve: We do not know when they will be available in stores.
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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old 2010-11-18, 05:41 PM
 
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They wouldn't say what exactly, but the person at Videotron customer satisfaction told me that they are very exciting things coming soon for the new 8640 HD DVR...New features only with that terminal...

The promo by the way is for any customer who doesn't have an HD terminal.
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