I was also told that you can't go back to digital as the Ignite internet wiped out the digital internet settings and it was a lot of work to put it back. As well my concierge told me there would be no new digital customers effective 2020, only Ignite internet/TV. I am in the Newmarket area and I have had it now for 6 days. No issues. How do I know that? Because the kids let me know the nanosecond the wifi is faulty, lol. I guess if it sucks, Bell it is! Good luck!
@pitfall21, the problem is that I do not have the option of Bell as there is no Fibe in my area yet (and likely never will be). I would have to go back to satellite which I will never do.
That is horrible if I have to risk ruining my TV experience by trying this technology.
I was also told that you can't go back to digital as the Ignite internet wiped out the digital internet settings and it was a lot of work to put it back.
Wouldn't it be smart if Rogers saved your digital settings so they can be reinstated if Ignite didn't work out?
I can't guarantee that you will also like Ignite better, but it's the way TV is going now. It took me almost a year to order it as I was so afraid to switch based on what I read here. But when the prices and installation fees dropped I found the courage! What would be really cool is if I could just use the Ignite App with full capabilities on my Smart TV, etc and not need any box at all. And, you can't FF through VOD shows. Drives me batty watching commercials! Hope this helps you a little bit.
There are a couple of things that I don't like:
1) I miss the stop button! There isn't one.
2) I dislike talking to the remote as my wife thinks I'm talking to her when she is in another room. "What?" " I'm talking to the remote. " "You talk to your cable more than me!" Lol
3) When I record all the live Leaf games it also records the French Leaf games. If I delete the French games it also deletes all the English games.
4) If I accidentally hit the sports app while watching a taped game I see the final score before I want to.
But there are more things I like better than my old 4k pvr:
1) All my tv's have Netflix and a PVR now. I hope they add Prime/ Spotify and Plex.
2) I can record shows up to 2 weeks in advance
3) After I delete a show I can get it back!
4) All sports that run over are automatically recorded. I had to always record the shows following a leaf game!
5) I have 150 download speed but when I test it, it is generally around 200!
6) It's way easier to pick shows and movies with all the thumbnails.
7) This is subjective, but I think the picture quality is better!
Thanks for posting and your concern is more than valid! It's certainly a good idea to know all of your options before making such a big decision! 🤔
Although very hesitant myself, I took the plunge into Ignite TV late Fall of last year. I can say that I've been enjoying it quite a bit!! I've had to do a few reboots here and there due to things like Netflix not loading right away or my sound going out, but it happens very rarely for me, so I don't mind. The reboot only takes about 1-2 minutes and voila!--everything is back to normal!
Just to clarify how it works, once you migrate from the cable TV platform to the Ignite TV platform, it would be extremely difficult to go back to your old cable TV account. Also, we cannot transfer your home phone number from Ignite TV back to cable TV, so your phone number would be lost. Essentially, you would need to cancel your Ignite TV service and then open up a brand new cable TV account (and if applicable, take a new telephone number) if you feel the need to go back to digital cable.
I hope this information is helpful!
" we cannot transfer your home phone number from Ignite TV back to cable TV.
I was told you can port out your phone number to third party provider. So then why could you not then port it back into Cable TV home phone once it has gone to third party and you have switched back to cable TV?
So what happens when I sell my house? Do the new owners have a choice of cable or Ignite? Or are they stuck too with Ignite?
So what if I discontinue my ignite and then new tenants take over? what are their choices?
So the question is... Is Roger's Ignite service ready for prime time. Based on what I read on various forums, I truly question that. I had the service installed in mid December and have had and continue to have a litany of problems since. I've had at least 4 visits from the technicians (next one comes on Monday) and when each of them leave they all assure me the signal strength is great and should be no problems. However, I continue to experience the following problems and was wondering if anyone has experienced the same and or have been successful resolving them.
Here are some of the issues challenges I have encountered:
"The Ignite box freezes and does not accept the remote signal (change channel, guide, etc.). This is very frustrating and have had to restart the Ignite box a number of times."
I had that also with my 4k TV. I changed the frame rate on the ignite box back down from higher frame rate to the lower frame rate and it does not do that now. I think it is Netflix flipping resolutions/frame rates