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Sesayme

@shawcable.net

[ALL] Cisco EOS and EOL for CIS430 IPTV

Information for those on Telus. Doesn't affect you directly, but might get some sales coming up soon.

»www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collate···028.html


Tornado15550

join:2012-12-16
Canada
What's the model of the new wireless set top box Telus is selling? I know it replaces the CIS330 digital box.

Mike_C

join:2007-07-19
Vancouver, BC
reply to Sesayme
It's about time. The STBs Telus uses were first released around 7 years ago. I'm hoping for a newer faster PVR since the last software update has made the 430 so painfully slow to use.

jitterbug
Premium
join:2004-08-18
Calgary, AB
reply to Tornado15550
Cisco ISB7105 is the new wireless STB. It comes paired with a Cisco AP running in a the 5Ghz range which avoids all the 2.4Ghz wifi noise.


pfak
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Vancouver, BC
said by jitterbug:

It comes paired with a Cisco AP running in a the 5Ghz range which avoids all the 2.4Ghz wifi noise.

Great, now 5Ghz is going to be useless when everyone is broadcasting TV individually.
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The more I C, the less I see.

jitterbug
Premium
join:2004-08-18
Calgary, AB
5Ghz wifi has a lot more non-overlapping channels. In North America, 2.4Ghz only has channels 1, 6, and 11.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels

bimmerdriver

join:2010-12-10
Coquitlam, BC
reply to Sesayme
The cisco boxes were EOLed in July of this year and date of last order is January of next year. I wonder when Telus will announce a replacement. What will it take to get an upgrade?


Tornado15550

join:2012-12-16
Canada
said by bimmerdriver:

What will it take to get an upgrade?

I'm curious about this as well.

ttvtech

join:2013-10-10
kudos:1
reply to Sesayme
The CIS430/330 have already been replaced with the ISB7000 series. They hit the field several months ago.

They're physically quite similar. The new 330 (don't know the 7xxx number offhand) doesn't have an RF out, but the PVR does. ( I think the PVR is 7050.) The ports on the back are rearranged. The 7000s are noticeably faster, having a different CPU. (Broadcom instead of Sigma.) PVRs still have a 500gb drive.

There are still going to be lots of refurb CIS boxes going in as rentals and repair replacements. Rentals could be either type, depending on supply. Purchasing an STB will mean a new box, so you'd get a ISB7xxx.

If you want to upgrade, I think it's $100 for a replacement. That's the way it worked when people wanted to replace working PVRs with 160gig drives with 320s, or 160/320 to the current 500gb.


Tornado15550

join:2012-12-16
Canada
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said by ttvtech:

If you want to upgrade, I think it's $100 for a replacement.

What if you are receiving a free HD PVR rental because of the 3 year term promotion? Would you still need to pay $100 to exchange the old PVR with the new one?

ttvtech

join:2013-10-10
kudos:1
said by Tornado15550:

What if you are receiving a free HD PVR rental because of the 3 year term promotion? Would you still need to pay $100 to exchange the old PVR with the new one?

To the best of my knowledge, yes.


Anon198

@telus.net
The $100 is a charge for the extra installer visit.
Just buy a Pvr at London Drugs or BestBuy and the additional installer visit fee is waived.


RWiebe

join:2002-11-27
T8W 5K5
reply to ttvtech
said by ttvtech:

If you want to upgrade, I think it's $100 for a replacement. That's the way it worked when people wanted to replace working PVRs with 160gig drives with 320s, or 160/320 to the current 500gb.

I just finished chatting with an agent and the cost of switching my current PVR and two STB's to the new wireless system, including a wireless access point was near $350.00. My current plan expires this week. He tried to tell me it was the same for new customers which I argued with the Promotions page stating free install.... I'll follow up with Loyalty/Retenntion tomorrow. I'll let you know.


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4
Reviews:
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·Shaw
reply to Sesayme
What is the model number of the wireless AP for wireless Optik? I read it's separate from the Actiontech. I think my friend has a Cisco connected to his Actiontech. He is not bridged and claimed that Telus installed it on September 15 while getting his Optik/Internet upgraded.


vicguy

@telus.net
reply to ttvtech
Here is an end of life announcement for the ISB7000 series... »www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collate···839.html


Tornado15550

join:2012-12-16
Canada
Reviews:
·TELUS

2 edits
It shouldn't affect TELUS HD-box, because they are using Cisco ISB7105, and the end of life only affects ISB7000 and ISB7050 set top boxes. This only seems to affect the new HD-PVR (ISB7050).
I wonder what TELUS will do once the EOL hits, perhaps another hardware upgrade?