Well put @Sundog1966. While there are always early adopters who crave to be on the bleeding edge of the latest technology, most of us just want decent TV with no extra expense involved. After the introduction of digital cable, it was years before analog was no longer supported. I expect it will be the same with X1 IPTV.
And there are those like myself, who may want to go to the new technology and even love to beta test, but I just can't afford new technology anymore - so anything that keeps my costs for entertainment down is critical at this time in my life.
For those who can get it when it comes and can afford, do enjoy. Me, I want to use my owned box with basic services for as long as I can get away with it.
And I know I am not alone.
So where is this beta testing for customers? I have not heard a peep from any sources that any customers are testing, only that employees are testing.
From a source within, they told me that they will roll it out once the big bugs are out of the way and it's fully capable to be working without major issues. Also they advised me that it may be a couple weeks before the actual launch that some customers get their hands on the beta instead. Not months before as per what they knew.
I'll try and get more information as it comes.
I am excited for this product and anxious for a concrete date. But I can completely understand and appreciate Rogers taking their time to works things out after Navigatr. It will been even better for it.
By that measure we'd still be waiting for the current NextBox to be released.
From a source within, they told me that they will roll it out once the big bugs are out of the way and it's fully capable to be working without major issues.