I am experiencing latency delays of well over 10 seconds vs. traditional cable. For example, my colleagues will text me after a leaf goal - saying great goal!!, yet I have not yet seen it on my Rogers Ignite box and it comes thru 10-20 seconds later. Anyone else experiencing this?
Now I realize that IPTV will have some latency , perhaps 1-2 seconds which is acceptable being a rebroadcast yet others (TELUS the first large telco in Canada to have IPTV, and Bell who followed with FIBE, seem to have this solved). Upon calling into Rogers Technical support, was told that this was part of the Rogers Design.
I find this unacceptable for the company holding the prestigious NHL rights yet can't broadcast it on a timely basis with its flagship product IGNITE
One major difference between Rogers Ignite and Telus/Fibe is that the latter have onsite customer hardware for recording, while Rogers recordings are in the cloud, which makes a difference for "pause live TV" which is offered, but doesn't directly affect live TV, but may have an impact in how the entire process works, etc.
I know how important it is to get all of the details before making the switch to a brand new service.
To answer your question, there IS a slight delay in the video feed because it is over the Internet and the content must be buffered before it can play on your TV. Other than watching live sports the difference is negligible.
You can determine exactly how long the delay is by tuning into a channel that has the current time down to the second like The Weather Network.