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Old 11-04-07, 06:27 PM
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Verizon FIOS Planning 150 HD Channel Roll-out

Verion has announced they will have 150 channel by 2008!

http://www.electronichouse.com/artic...0_hd_channels/
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Wow. I guess my parents will be braving the lackluster Verizon DVR to take advantage of all the HD choices.
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One line says "by 2008", and another says "60 by spring 2008". I'm guessing the second is more accurate.

Sounds good though, if it is available in your area, and if you can put up with their horrible DVR.
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Wow. I guess my parents will be braving the lackluster Verizon DVR to take advantage of all the HD choices.
I wouldn't wish that on anybody.
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This pleases me, since I just spotted the FIOS guys laying lines down the block from me.
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Originally Posted by CKMorpheus
This pleases me, since I just spotted the FIOS guys laying lines down the block from me.
cokefreaks?
Old 11-04-07, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeremy517
One line says "by 2008", and another says "60 by spring 2008". I'm guessing the second is more accurate.
You can use a TiVo with Verizon FIOS.
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Originally Posted by Jimmy James
Wow. I guess my parents will be braving the lackluster Verizon DVR to take advantage of all the HD choices.
What's wrong with their DVR?

I've got Dish with the HD DVR - VIP 622, which has two tuners and can store up to 30 hours of HD programs. Is it worse than that?

More HD sounds good to me, and doesn't FIOS have HUGE bandwidth...?
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planning and doing are 2 different things. someday I PLAN on writing a novel, and having intercourse with a midget... both don't seem like they'll happen at this point.
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Originally Posted by CreamyGoodness
What's wrong with their DVR?

I've got Dish with the HD DVR - VIP 622, which has two tuners and can store up to 30 hours of HD programs. Is it worse than that?
I have FIOS with the HD DVR (but not the home-media DVR). It's similar in capacity to yours. It's not terrible, IMO. It does the job fine, but the menu, navigation, and remote control are not that great. I liked the Tivo I used to have (with DirecTV) better. But I am happy overall with FIOS.
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Originally Posted by Cellar Door
I have FIOS with the HD DVR (but not the home-media DVR). It's similar in capacity to yours. It's not terrible, IMO. It does the job fine, but the menu, navigation, and remote control are not that great. I liked the Tivo I used to have (with DirecTV) better. But I am happy overall with FIOS.
You're in Taxas so I guess you got the new guide software last week? I've had it since September. Other then the lost recording space, only 13 HD hours now. And the constant corrupt recording to go along with the occasional rebooting I can't say anything is wrong with it.
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Ah, I haven't encountered recording problems yet, but you're right that I just now got the new guide software. I didn't realize it reduced the recording space. That does suck!
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So, I will no longer get a deal with Directv?

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