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post #31 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-30, 09:32 PM
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Bah, I was hoping it wouldn't cost anything extra. I was already considering dumping my DVR because of the high price, so $20 a month isn't doing it any favours.

Any word on whether or not Cogeco intends on improving their existing software?
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post #32 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-30, 10:16 PM
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post #33 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-31, 09:21 AM
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Wow! It looks like that video was put together with the same high standards we've come to expect from Cogeco these days. And those women really seemed passionate about pushing new cutting edge technology!
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post #34 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-31, 11:54 AM
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Cogeco really needed to improve their tv standards and applications.
Bell Fibre is going to be available in most areas soon and it is fantastic in every way imaginable. Bell's poor public relations and high costs are going to impede their growth and profitability.
Cogeco's licensing TiVo boxes is a step in the right direction but this was not their initial idea. They spent $30million developing their own platform but it was scrapped in favour of TiVo.
Also the "cord cutter" movement is gaining momentum now that antennae companies have their own pvrs and software.
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post #35 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-31, 12:19 PM
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looks like the unit is 16.5"w x 9.7"d x 2.4" h, good news as the rack wont have to be configured. Looking forward to ordering on Monday.
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post #36 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-31, 12:52 PM
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The article in the G&M also mentioned that the end user would have to have Cogeco TV AND Internet. The extra costs pretty much make this a non-starter for me. Too bad I really like TiVo.
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post #37 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-31, 01:08 PM
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The hype is bigger than what is needed. While it is nice they are offering TiVo, I would think they would be trying to increase the HD programming content they offer first. We are considering leaving Cogeco TV not because of the boxes they have but because of the programming that they don't have. Indeed, with the increased programming, it may be more advantageous to get the TiVo as well, since it records many more channels. Right now, though, it just isn't worth it.
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post #38 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-31, 02:05 PM
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Cogeco's HD line-up is pretty comparable to most of the big guys out there. They are missing some big ones though like AMC HD, TCM HD.
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post #39 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-31, 02:23 PM
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Do other companies offer their OnDemand content in HD? Because Cogeco's OnDemand content for TV shows is still in SD.
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post #40 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-31, 03:57 PM
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What impact will this have on the TV Packages? Already gonna hit you with a $28 hike for 2 sure the packages will go up in price and when will they get AMC-HD? Im not convinced to jump ship and go the way of Bell Fibe...but it does look more enticing in whats offered then what Cogeco is offering
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post #41 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-31, 04:44 PM
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TIVO with Netflix is a major win for Cogeco. There is so much more to the TIVO box then Network programming.
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post #42 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-10-31, 05:00 PM
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Wireless Adapter

Apparently TiVo Roamio Series DVRs have a built-in wireless N adapter.
No ethernet cable required.
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post #43 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-11-01, 06:39 AM
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With all the bandwidth required to make full use of a six tuner hd pvr with streaming I would definitely consider running cable.At the extreme you could have 7 simultaneous hd steams running over wireless.

I hope Tivo has a larger space dedicated on the hard drive for the live tv buffer.20 min on hd is not enough and has never increased as a proportion with drives that are now 10x the size.I am constantly forgetting to record what I'm watching before I leave to take care of the many10 min items which become a hour that seem to arise just after you settle in to watch a show.2 hours of hd would be nice and would be a drop in the bucket on a tb drive.

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post #44 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-11-02, 08:50 AM
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Cogeco TiVo vs. Bell Fibe TV

So I've been with Cogeco for 5+ years now, and was getting tired of their 80s interface. I've modified my services with them along the way, so latest contract expires this coming mid December. With Bell Fibe TV available in my area, I made the switch effective upon Cogeco contract expiry.

With this latest TiVo announcement, I'm wondering whether I should re-consider staying with Cogeco? Most important things for me are AppleTV-like interface for Guide and VOD; Whole-Home PVR and remote STB control & content access via iOS products.

My house is completely smart wired, so I have RG6 and Cat6 running everywhere I need them, so wireless is not important (as a matter of fact, I prefer wired for better speeds).

One thing I'm concerned about is that I have 2 small TVs that are connected directly to analogue cable (they are suspended in ceiling and wall so no room for STB). Works fine on Cogeco - wondering if I will lose ability to connect with Bell Fibe.

Interested in people's thoughts ...
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post #45 of 381 (permalink) Old 2014-11-02, 01:33 PM
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Bell Fibe requires STBs for all TVs.

If Cogeco's TiVo solution is like what they have in the US it will be more advanced compared to MediaRoom, which is used by Bell.
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