I have read this entire thread and was hoping to learn more about Illico TV New Generation.
This is what I understood if I'm not mistaken.
Illico TV New Generation= Illico 2.0 will only be available to Cisco boxes 4642 and 8642 and the Samsung boxes.
Illico 2.0 will have Mpeg4 but not Illico 1.0
Illico 2.0 will have Whole home PVR capabalities, record more than one show, as well as pause, rewind Live TV
Boxes that are older like the Scientific Atlantic will only be able to get Illico 1.0 so they will not be able to benefit from the inprovements that Illico 2.0 will have.
Example SA 4250 and the SA 8300
Illico 2 was released early 'to stem the flow'; without mpeg4 and the whole home PVR, it is not much of a deal at all. The Illico 2 guide scrolls slowly on the 4642. In contrast, Illico 1 is blazingly fast on my SA8300. For the moment, I prefer the simplicity of Illico 1.
Bell's equipment is in another superior league altogether.
Tanta I agree. I can not say I "dislike" illico 2.0 however after having it since June 1st, if I had a choice I would not have migrated and stayed with illico 1.0 until more things were worked out. For me is it faster but honestly aside from a colorful guide, 15day guide there is nothing really "new" about it.
That being said, what the new illico did give me is a way to compare to bellfibe which honestly is heads above anything videotron has to offer currently.
I agree with both of these comments above from Tanta and Rainey. As far as I am concerned Illico II is just a marketing ploy to stop customer erosion to Bell. Illico II is no match for the technical advances that Bell Fibe already delivers today.
As far as I am concerned Illico II is just a marketing ploy to stop customer erosion to Bell. Illico II is no match for the technical advances that Bell Fibe already delivers today.
You hit the nail on the head.
I agree with rainey and Tanta. Illico 2.0 is meant to stop the bleeding. But the thing is at this point I don't see Videotron catching up to Bell. P.K Peladeau is not willing to put money into innovation but rather publicity.
Bell was quiet for a long time but now has invested 6 billion in content in just 11 months. Something Quebecor would never do I would bet the house on this.
I hope I am wrong for the sake of all those people that bought hardware outright at $500.