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post #1 of 199 (permalink) Old 2012-03-20, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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illico TV New Generation

On the 27th of March Videotron is anouncing their new generation illico TV.

Thread started to discuss this new upgrade

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post #2 of 199 (permalink) Old 2012-03-20, 12:30 PM
 
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This is what I have been able to get so far:

illico 2 platform will use a new server (more memory) and will provide users with a new& faster interface & functions. You will find the new function now available with bell Fibe and more....
Stunning HD picture quality
Multi-room capability with the ability to record and store content and to watch it on any TV in your home or computer on mobile devices.
Channel 900 (illico) will have a complete overall ; new look, new shortcuts, new functions, +option to personalize menus.
Ability to see in the guide only channels you have subscribed to.
MPEG-4 support


Nothing about more HD stations though and no actual date of the roll-out. This I am sure will be part of the news conferences next week.
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post #3 of 199 (permalink) Old 2012-03-21, 10:58 AM
 
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Ability to see in the guide only channels you have subscribed to.
I'm most excited by this update

I remember the time I wasted after switching from Expressvu a decade ago trying to figure out how to make that happen
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post #4 of 199 (permalink) Old 2012-03-22, 10:46 AM
 
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You gents might want to look at the discussions over on the Rogers threads, they updated their boxes to the newer generation of software already, at least you'll know what you're in for.
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post #5 of 199 (permalink) Old 2012-03-23, 09:03 AM
 
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I am also excited and looking forward to a "new and improved" illico. Hopefully it won't take too long to deploy but I am positive it will be worth the wait.
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I could care less about a new guide format.
Give me the ability to move content thru the usb to portable devices.
Instead of taking forever to record content to DVD via the crappy VCR function,
how about dump the show to usb flash drive in 5 minutes.
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post #7 of 199 (permalink) Old 2012-03-23, 01:58 PM
 
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Reading a few pages of the Rogers thread it's what I'd expect. I expect better from Videotron, but it could be a sketch few months of buggy software.
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Excellent.

About time we got this.

Im looking forward to seeing the new look and feel.
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post #9 of 199 (permalink) Old 2012-03-27, 10:29 AM
 
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basic information is on their site. Seems like the roll-out will start in Quebec region; not sure how long before it gets to Montreal.
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Their website has been updated with a bunch of stuff. I like how they now list all the choice for the Custom packages. One other big difference I noticed is in their channel line-up for basic cable. I punched in my coordinates and it said channels 27-50 are now longer available in the classic cable section. Could it be they're phasing out the telemax portion of the classic analog cable as well with the launch of illico next generation? Can anyone check their analog channels and see if they're all still there?
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post #11 of 199 (permalink) Old 2012-03-27, 11:02 AM
 
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Interesting that there is no mention of a whole home PVR functionality in their new solution.

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post #12 of 199 (permalink) Old 2012-03-27, 11:50 AM
 
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Busily checking the twitter feed and there does not appear to be multi-room function yet.
As well checked the "new" terminals on their site and no mention of mutli-room.
Montreal will only get the roll-out for back to school - another 6 months.
I like that the you can program 15 days in advance but honestly not much here to make me stay with videotron. I still think Bell Fibe has more to offer with more HD channels and looks like more functionality with Bell terminals.

Hopefully someone in Quebec can tell us if the wait will be worth it when they start to get the update next week.
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I had forgotten about their announcement a couple of years ago to start using Samsung equipment. The changes that Rogers are implementing may not be the same for videotron customers.

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post #14 of 199 (permalink) Old 2012-03-27, 12:49 PM
 
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At least for those of us who recently purchased the CISCO machines we will be upgraded remotely when the roll-outs happen.

I would suggest anyone who is interested to check out the videotron site for videos on what it will look like.

Still to me they need to add HD channels to keep the Anglo customers as the visual and function changes can be had with BellFibe. So again it comes down to taking the time to make the change or wait for change
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post #15 of 199 (permalink) Old 2012-03-27, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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I read the details on their web site and they only discuss the new improved program guide and widgets.

Nothing about the whole home PVR functionality or if additional coax capacity has been freed up to offer more HD channels to their subscribers.

Looks like IPTV from Bell Fibe is still the technological winner even after 12 months of tinkering by Videotron.

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