This may be more true in multi-tenancy dwellings. The house I am in has ten apartments in it and Bell won't install fiber since the Operator TCHC is not willing to let them in to change all the wiring in all the apartments as well as re-cabling the alarm / telecom / electrical room. I don't expect this to change for at least the next two decades according to TCHC. In rogers case: I think they will get significant resistance from users of current and older boxes (Mine is over 10 years old an old 8020). They will have to roll out as these boxes die and thier users die and thier families return them to rogers when the account is closed. So only new subscribers will be moved to X1.
Any idea of release date?
Been waiting patiently but getting it handed to me by Bell Five and can't wait to cancel the service.
In my case, for example, I am renting from TCHC social housing. i have no control over when they choose to rewire and given thier billion dollar backlog of repairs I would say rewiring a house is not on thier list at all. Even if it is no cost. If even one tenant refuses entry the entire project could be put on hold by tchc regardless of what they other tenats want.
As far as upgrading my box. I just bought a new box online for $250.00. I expect to keep it for at least ten years. My tv is still a 720p flat screen that is five years old so 4k and 8k are of no value to me. and given that my eyesight is 20/50 better resolution won't help. In my current situation I only get about half of the channels clearly that I am paying for. Most of them say that channel is not available and to try again later or they are all broken up.I have had rogers techs out her 11 times so far to fix it and they say it is a problem in the neighborhood and referred it to second level service. That was six months ago and it has not improved. So X1 really does not seem to offer much value to me unless it works with my existing box and does not require re-wiring of my unit and the building. Unless you own a house and are not renting I don't see that X1 will be a appealing option.