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Trying out FiOSTV

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Artorture, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Artorture

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    I called dish today and told them I had discontinue service. The CSR that was helping me in the retentions department told me they will ship out packages to ship back my receivers. I am going to pay close attention to the first 30 days of FiOSTV. She told me I could hold onto the equipment for a certain number of day's, but I forgot how long I could before I will be charged. Anybody know?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. bnborg

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    I recently had to replace my VIP722.

    I think they said I had 10 days to return the old 722 with the dead hard drive.
     
  3. Bigg

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    I wish I had Fios. Un-recompressed HD is great, you won't want anything less back.
     
  4. boba

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    Call DISH back and put your account on hold it costs I believe $5/mo. if you still want to cancel after 30 days you can.
     
  5. ZBoomer

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    You have at least 30, maybe more days to return a receiver before they charge you. I cut off a VIP622 long ago, they took at least 3-weeks to even send me the box, and I took another 3 weeks to send it back. No charge.

    No guarantees, but that's what happened to me recently.
     
  6. Justin85

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    You are very lucky, I wish I lived in a FIOS area. I live in an AT&T area, and have had both DirecTV and U-Verse, DirecTV beats U-Verse, but I KNOW FIOS is King! Sweet, sweet fiber to the home, and uncompressed HD, and basically every channel you could want in HD.
     
  7. Bigg

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    That's un re-compressed. But yes, I share your feelings. I'm even worse off, 4200 feet from the crossbox. :(
     
  8. Paul Secic

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    If you return your boxes & don't like FIOS and go back to Dish, you'll have buy new boxes. I did that with U-verse which is garbage. Never again!
     
  9. SaltiDawg

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  10. Steve

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    No un-recompressed is correct and descriptive in this case, meaning not compressed more than the original is already compressed. For those that may not be aware, the originating (and highest quality) feeds from the networks are MPEG2 compressed. Verizon adds no further compression to that, unlike Dish and DirecTV that recompress that signal to MPEG-4 (and the old "HD-Lite").
     
  11. SaltiDawg

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    Fios does not compress the signal that they receive for rebroadcast. To make up a word and call it un-recompression is utter nonsense, but I'm done with it. :rolleyes:
     
  12. olguy

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    If the original signal is compressed via mpeg2 for transmission when does it get uncompressed in order for Dish or whoever to re-compress it via mpeg4? Just askin' because I always thought re-whatever implied whatever had been undone and then redone.:p

    All I know is I wish my eyes were good enough to see the difference. Then maybe I would be upset about what others refer to as HD Lite. Since they're not that good I'm happy. May be HD Lite but it's still a whole lot better than the B&W through rabbit ears with aluminum foil on a 19" thing like we had 50 plus years ago.
     
  13. Bigg

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    Yup. Uncompressed HD is 1.5gbps. CBS sent uncompressed HD from the Superbowl to NYC to get compressed there by CBS/ WCBS, which has the master control for the east coast for CBS, and in this case the whole country. It never left CBS studios in NYC uncompressed, however, no one has the bandwidth or the desire to do so. Even Blu-Ray is compressed, using MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 depending on the disc, at up to 70mbps.
     
  14. juan ellitinez

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    ehh fios uses MPEG-2 no such thing as uncompressed..they just use much less compression
     
  15. Justin85

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  17. Bigg

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    Would you people bother to read what's being said? The point is, and I will say it again, Fios doesn't re-compress the video. They just pass on the MPEG-2 stream directly to the customer.

    EDIT: All the other providers re-compress the signal, Comcast from 19mbps MPEG-2 to 12mbps MPEG-2, while Dish and DirecTV use MPEG-4.
     
  18. celticpride

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    You will like fios picture quality ,but i recommend getting a tivo premiere HD box!For the best of both worlds on your tivo box you can get netflix,you tube,rhapsody,the frame channel and hundreds of internet videos plus music choice videos, blockbuster,amazon video on demand,and coming soon pandora!:D P.S. I got the XL tivo premiere which has THX, plus 150 hours of HD recording! or 1,363 hours of standard recording. Combine this with the quality verizon fios signal and you'll be in heaven!!
     
  19. Grydlok

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    Verizon remuxes the Mpeg-4 stream back to Mpeg-2 to use in their system.
    The HBO/Cinamax stream is MPEG-4
     
  20. Ambavi

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    What is the diff. between FIOS and AT&T U-verse? I am thinking about changing the service. The U-verse is available in my area. I have some tall trees in back and not getting good signal during summer season. Currently, I have Dish Network service.
     

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