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Re: IGNITE TV vs CABLE/DIGITAL - IGNITE LOSES


@kgrosvold wrote:

My question simply is this:  Because I have such great internet experience (and I am very picky when it comes to speed, quality of streaming, etc), would that likely mean that I would have a more favorable Ignite experience since it all hinges on internet connectivity?  Will the addition of streaming to 2 tvs at times really impact my internet streaming / downloading / uploading?

 

Kev


I only have a 150Mbps service and I have not run into any issues whatsoever.  Ignite TV does not interfere with any of my other activities and my use of the Internet does not have any noticeable impact on Ignite TV.

 

What is your average and sustained peak bandwidth utilization?  With a 1 Gbps service, the impact of adding two Ignite TV set top boxes should be negligible.

 

If your Internet service is working well (good signal levels, few uncorrectable codewords in the stats) and your home network (including Wi-Fi) works well, then Ignite TV should also work well for you.

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@-G- wrote:


I only have a 150Mbps service and I have not run into any issues whatsoever.  Ignite TV does not interfere with any of my other activities and my use of the Internet does not have any noticeable impact on Ignite TV.

 


So here is a question.  Does Ignite TV use some of the internet bandwidth you're paying for, does it have its own. Say your internet needs were modest and you had one  of the lower packages, like 75u or 10u, but liked to watch a lot of TV, would you need to upgrade to a high bandwidth package for Ignite TV?


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Re: IGNITE TV vs CABLE/DIGITAL - IGNITE LOSES

The lowest package available with Ignite is 150U (150 mbps download, unlimited).  IgniteTV does use some of this when you're watching, but I believe it's about 10 mbps per stream, which allows for plenty left over for most people.

 

If you need more, you can always get 500 or 1000.



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Re: IGNITE TV vs CABLE/DIGITAL - IGNITE LOSES


@OLDYELLR wrote:

@-G- wrote:


I only have a 150Mbps service and I have not run into any issues whatsoever.  Ignite TV does not interfere with any of my other activities and my use of the Internet does not have any noticeable impact on Ignite TV.

 


So here is a question.  Does Ignite TV use some of the internet bandwidth you're paying for, does it have its own. Say your internet needs were modest and you had one  of the lower packages, like 75u or 10u, but liked to watch a lot of TV, would you need to upgrade to a high bandwidth package for Ignite TV?


Currently, Ignite TV is only offered as part of a bundle, which includes TV, unlimited Internet and Home Phone: https://www.rogers.com/ignitetv

 

When you sign up, you start off by selecting your base TV package (Starter, Select, Popular or Premier) and your Internet Speed (150Mbps, 500Mbps, 1Gbps) and whether or not you would also like Rogers to activate the phone service.

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Re: IGNITE TV vs CABLE/DIGITAL - IGNITE LOSES

So then at least a 150Mbps internet package is required for Ignite TV and the TV uses part of that bandwidth.


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