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Reasons to stay? FiOS vs 15 years

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Agrajag, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. raott

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    You mean "just like every other crappy cable company and Directv does", right? There is entire thread on the excessive volume of D*'s commercial inserts.
     
  2. Grydlok

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    It's in accurate to a degree.
    Don't forget anyone can edit wiki
     
  3. Steve

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    There's a bit of a difference between the excessive volume on D*'s own commercials and excessive volume on ALL local commercials, wouldn't you agree?
     
  5. drded

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    The FIOS box my mom has does not support RF remotes, only infrared. She needs to be line-of-sight to the box. She can't pick up her remote and go to the kitchen and change channels, for example. She finds that lack a real pain.

    Also, her provider does not have an option for more than one DVR, no exceptions. 4 receivers total per account, 1 can be a DVR.

    Dave
     
  6. Steve

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    Interesting. No limit on DVR's in NY. Not sure if there is a limit on total boxes, though.

    I wonder if it's a supply issue? You'd think at $16-$20 per month per DVR, they'd want to deploy as many as they can install. /steve
     
  7. Grydlok

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    Huh, I could have gotten 2 dvr's but I only chose 1.
     
  8. raott

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    Yeah, I would agree. The fact that D* annoys the heck out its own customers with obnoxiously loud commercials is worse.
     
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    I suspect the solution to loud commercials on FIOS is the same as the one I use on DirecTV as well as my local TW.

    Record any programs I want to watch and then use either fast forward or 30 second skip to not watch the commercials.

    I don't know whether this is available on the FIOS DVR, but when FIOS becomes available in my area, I plan to use either a Tivo S3, Tivo HD or Tivo HD XL DVR anyway.
     
  10. mikeny

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    Yeah it looks like they want to rent their "Home Media DVR" to you for $20/month (whopping 20 Hrs of HD advertised) but you could also get individual DVRs for $15/month each. Man, that can add up.
     
  11. HDRoberts

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    OK, I concede the point, but the idea remains: FiOS is not bandwidth constrained like traditional cable, although traditional cable methodology is used to get the signal from the box on your house to the TV.
     
  12. spartanstew

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    Hmm, but isn't FIOS (for that poster) doing the same thing, but with more commercials? Aren't the people watching FIOS, FIOS customers? How could the fact that D* does it with less commercials make it worse? Or do you just have a chip you're trying to get off your shoulder?
     
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    As an RV'er, it's a no brainer for me. Until every campground in the USA gets cable/FIOS I'm stickin' with D*:)
     
  14. HoTat2

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    Agreed;

    It's just with such a system used by FiOS, I find the great bandwidth advantages fiber optics no be largely irrelevant in regard to their main TV programming which is sent down the fiber as an encapsulated conventional CATV RF channel spectrum.

    For internet and VOD yes the high bandwidth of fiber is of great advantage, but not for the main TV programming... :nono2:
     
  15. raott

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    Go back and read the thread I responded to, then read my response, then try again.

    I'm not the one with the agenda.
     
  16. Steve

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    Here's Verizon's network design director on the rationale behind their network architecture: "Our FTTP network has been carefully designed from day one to accommodate an all IPTV delivery method and we are working within the various standards bodies, such as ATIS' IPTV Interoperability Forum to drive the development of open IPTV standards. Verizon is committed to supporting full IPTV as the optimum means of offering all video content to our customers and is prepared to implement complete IPTV as the standards for open IPTV are complete and equipment built to these standards becomes available."
     

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