I just recently tried out FIOS. I've had DirecTV for 7 years and have been happy for the most part. FIOS just came to my area and I was going to get the internet service so I thought I would give the TV a try. I considered for a few reasons. First it would save me money. I also liked the idea of the better On Demand options. The Multi Room DVR and better picture quality were also factors. With DTV I have been a little disappointed with the HR-DVR. Missed/Black recordings, lack of DLB, slow response times to the remote, limit of 50 series recordings. The FIOS was nice but it really lacked a fully developed feature set. Pros: Picture was amazing. Channel line up was as good as DirecTV (for my purposes). Being able to watch shows On Demand was really nice. They had network shows that would only have 1 commercial for the entire episode on demand. Using the Multi Room DVR was nice as well. Being able to switch TVs and pick up from the same place in a show was great. Cons: The DVR is really primitive IMO. The capacity is very small. I would estimate I could get about 12 hours of HD before it was full. I like to have a wide library of recorded shows so this didn't work. There wasn't a way to extended a recording for an individual show. You could only do this for a series recording. Usually I use this feature to record sporting events, which I am not setting up as a series recording. There wasn't a way to sort the list of recordings and often shows didn't have the actual episode information. The trick-play features also were very slow to respond when watching something not on the main TV. I could go on, but you get the idea...the DVR just didn't have a good feature set. I was also disappointed with the On Demand library. While I liked having the feature there wasn't as much content as I expected. So it really depends on what your interests are. If you are a heavy DVR user you may be a little disappointed with the Verizon DVR. If you like the sports packs you may also be a little dissapointed though I will say in regard to a comment earlier in Southern California FIOS does have the Big Ten Network in HD. If you are looking for Top picture quality, HBO in HD, more On Demand options then FIOS may be right for you. After a week I called and canceled FIOS TV and went back to DirecTV (I never disconnected it).