Vidéotron Illico TV Cisco 500GB Multi-Room HD PVR Terminal- Available in QC Only

  • Model #: 8642
  • Web Code: 10182342
  • Release Date: 04-05-2012
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Sale Ends: September 7, 2017
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This Illico personal video recorder lets you set your own TV schedule. A huge 500GB hard drive gives you plenty of space to store every moment of your favourite TV shows, while a simple user interface makes it a cinch to navigate all your entertainment with the remote.

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  • Store up to 280 hours of standard def or 55 hours of HD programs to the large 500GB hard drive
  • Pause, rewind, and resume your favourite shows right where you left off
  • Browse a selection of commercial-free digital music channels
  • Program your PVR remotely from anywhere
  • Bring your PVR with you to watch shows you've recorded; just hook it up to a TV and enjoy - no cable access required
  • Faster, more efficient, simple and personalized, this Illico PVR offers a user-friendly interface
  • Vidéotron cable subscription sold separately

*Please Note: Satellite dish and installation are provided by your service provider and not included in the cost of this device.

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 3 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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3.3 / 5
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  • from Quebec

Excellent produit

Je le recommande

  • from Montreal

Great Unit

I've had one of these for 2-1/2 years. Has worked GREAT. Sometimes if it goes on pause for long time, like 15 minutes, I need to do a hard restart and I wish it had more disc space, or the ability to add external USB storage. I'm off to buy another for second TV.

  • from Candiac, QC

Good product

We bought one of these 3 years ago and decided to buy a 2nd when it was on sale for our 2nd TV. We have had none of the issues other reviewers have spoken about.

  • from can


Terminal works great for me Dont know what these people are saying

  • from Pointe-claire, QC

obsolete cable box

This is one of the buggiest pieces of equipment that I have ever owned. It basically ruins your TV viewing experience. Complete obsolete machine, very slow to respond with the new Videotron interface. Should not be available for sale anymore. Please don't buy this piece of junk, not even when it goes on sale. You'll save yourself a lot of aggravation.

  • from Toronto, ON

Compatability issue

Beware. I purchased this PVR on line. After hooking it up I called Rogers Cable to have it activated. I was told by the technician that this particular model is not compatible with the Rogers system. The reason I was given didn't really make sense to me. I was told that an "Explorer 8642HD with a Cisco system" is compatible, but not with the name "Videotron". The original Rogerrs box that I had is a "Cisco" system. This box is also a "Cisco " system. I do not understand the compatability issue.

  • from Québec, QC

Good but has its drawbacks.

Its easy to set up and use. The black finish fits well with other AV/Home Theatre components. Still I find that the hard drive is still too small for a PVR, it needs to be 1GB to 1.5GB. This could be remedied by supporting the eSATA for use of an external hard drive. Until then, it will have to do. I will say that Videotron Customer and Technical Support are very good.

  • from Lachine, QC

Videotron HD recorder 500G model 8642r

Does the job well, easy to learn (you do not need to read the instructions) Only bemol is 500 gig capacity is 55hrs of HD recording (about 55 shows or 25 long lenght movies) Is compatible as a new generation terminal (multi tv access and software between terminals) Same as Samsung recorder but has clock display in front.

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