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From your description it sounds to me like Rogers ignite is an IPTV solution which TiVo is going to have to add if they want to stay in business.

If Tivo is still outsourcing their hardware design/manufacturing to Arris, in principle they can just jerry rig a current Arris set-top box model (such as the 6102W ) with an old school dvr type subsystem + hard drive.






(Commscope bought up Arris back in 2019).
 

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From your description it sounds to me like Rogers ignite is an IPTV solution which TiVo is going to have to add if they want to stay in business.
I'm not familiar with Rogers ignite, but what TJPC describes as its features is pretty much what my TiVo Edge for Cable does now. Except of course provide the cable stations (the streaming apps are supported). Does Rogers allow pausing live TV, skipping ads, etc.? Is there a subscription premium for those features?

The biggest downside for me when I upgraded to the new TiVo was the cost not features, so if Rogers provides the same features as well as TiVo without the cost, that would add more to the cons column in deciding to replace an old TiVo set with a new one. I replaced mine and got the Edge because Spectrum doesn't have anything close to TiVo features, those they do have are not done as well as TiVo does them, and yet they (Spectrum) do charge a premium to do it less well compared to TiVo. That said, it is clear TiVo has challenges to meet to survive.
 

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I'm not familiar with Rogers ignite, but what TJPC describes as its features is pretty much what my TiVo Edge for Cable does now. Except of course provide the cable stations (the streaming apps are supported). Does Rogers allow pausing live TV, skipping ads, etc.? Is there a subscription premium for those features?

The biggest downside for me when I upgraded to the new TiVo was the cost not features, so if Rogers provides the same features as well as TiVo without the cost, that would add more to the cons column in deciding to replace an old TiVo set with a new one. I replaced mine and got the Edge because Spectrum doesn't have anything close to TiVo features, those they do have are not done as well as TiVo does them, and yet they (Spectrum) do charge a premium to do it less well compared to TiVo. That said, it is clear TiVo has challenges to meet to survive.
 

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With Rogers Ignite, you definately can ff through commercials, pause and re-wind live TV etc. Our Attachments are different, with Crave but no Hulu etc.
 

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