The Gen 2 boxes seem to be an improvement to the older model, are quicker and have more storage.
It's hard to say if Gen2 would offer you any improvement over Gen1 without knowing exactly what it is you are trying to solve. They have the same apps, same content, etc. There is no storage on either the Gen1 or Gen2 STB. All of the storage is in the cloud. Gen1 and Gen2 customers have *exactly* the same amount of storage (500G) even though the product originally launched with 200G
Why do only NEW customers get to experience a better product when the EXISTING customers who have been with you for the long haul have to make do with your OUTDATED hardware.
I don't know the answer to this one but economics will have a lot to do with it I'm sure. Let's say you have 1M subscribers and each STB costs $100, the total cost would be $100M to give the majority of customers exactly the same expereince they are currently having. Again, I would need to know your specific problems to say if Gen2 would help you out or not
I am assuming all new customers who signup with VT through Vodafone and not just the retail purchasers will be receiving the Gen 2 hardware?
No. New customers signing up with VTV through Vodafone receive Gen1 at no cost. People buying via retail pay $179 for Gen2. I have no idea if this is going to change or not