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FIOS customers complaining about no new HD - Oh the irony


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#26 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

When comparing cable-television providers on which companies carry which channels, a self-creation does not count.


Still not giving me a reason. It is programming. It includes both original and programming from other sources.

Then I guess none of the NBCU channels on Comcast count.

Does it only count if others buy it? That is an odd rule.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:51 PM

Still not giving me a reason.


I just did. Audience Network is a self-created channel from DirecTV. Only designed to be available on DirecTV.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:44 PM

I just did. Audience Network is a self-created channel from DirecTV. Only designed to be available on DirecTV.


Why does that not make it a channel?

By your reasoning, CSN Philly was a non-entity before they offered it to Fios and other cable systems. So why was anyone worked up about it?
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:57 PM

tony, the new Fios speeds are very nice.

the higest i see now is 300dn 65 up. next tear below is 150dn 65 up.

the 300 tier is the only one, they won't allow to be bundled its 185 a month alone.

the fios triple play for the 150dn 65 up is 165 a month not including boxes and equipment. so im guessing over 200 a month

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

comcast is now listing ad's stating there new speeds are coming out and people are going to be getting double there speeds at no extra cost then what there paying now.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:01 PM

tony, the new Fios speeds are very nice.

the higest i see now is 300dn 65 up. next tear below is 150dn 65 up.

the 300 tier is the only one, they won't allow to be bundled its 185 a month alone.

the fios triple play for the 150dn 65 up is 165 a month not including boxes and equipment. so im guessing over 200 a month


I tried to get info on them but they are not offered locally yet for me. But I am quite happy with my 25/15(?) that I have now. Does all that I need.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:39 PM

Upgraded from 35/35 to 75/35 FiOS service a few weeks ago...and my bill went DOWN by $10. :)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

Why does that not make it a channel?

By your reasoning, CSN Philly was a non-entity before they offered it to Fios and other cable systems. So why was anyone worked up about it?


IAE, Audience is indeed a channel. Some very amusing stuff, too, sometimes.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

Upgraded from 35/35 to 75/35 FiOS service a few weeks ago...and my bill went DOWN by $10. :)


Now that would be cool. Hope I can do that.

Do they replace equipment of just up it for you remotely?
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:05 PM

hey tony, i just found out not sure on the exact date, but comcast is planning

for the preformance and blast internet tiers they will be doubling those 2 teirs speeds at no additional cost.

I'm on the blast and get 25dn 5 up, so if I remain on the same plan I'll get 50dn 10 up.

Also at that time, comcast should be unvailing there new internet speed plans.

Not sure if they will rival FIOS in speed but will see.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:16 PM

hey tony, i just found out not sure on the exact date, but comcast is planning

for the preformance and blast internet tiers they will be doubling those 2 teirs speeds at no additional cost.

I'm on the blast and get 25dn 5 up, so if I remain on the same plan I'll get 50dn 10 up.

Also at that time, comcast should be unvailing there new internet speed plans.

Not sure if they will rival FIOS in speed but will see.


I do compliment Comcast for its internet. They upped speeds before while I was a customer without any more than inflation increases.

I just wish that they provided for me the same TV perks that Fios does (namely, some DC locals in HD that I cannot pick up otherwise). I would go back to them.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:42 PM

FIOS customers have as much right to complain about no new HD as everyone else. In fact, I insist on it. :lol:

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:43 AM

Now that would be cool. Hope I can do that.

Do they replace equipment of just up it for you remotely?


I was in the first week of FIOS installs in New Jersey and so had the very original fibre terminal. That was upgraded over a year ago when I moved up from 20/5 to 35/35. This upgrade was all done remotely. So, if you already have the 2 piece terminal, I think you are go to go.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:24 AM

I was in the first week of FIOS installs in New Jersey and so had the very original fibre terminal. That was upgraded over a year ago when I moved up from 20/5 to 35/35. This upgrade was all done remotely. So, if you already have the 2 piece terminal, I think you are go to go.


Yes they can do it remotely. I upped from 35/35 I think it was or 35/15 whatever is was to 75/35 a couple weeks ago. Sometimes it takes around 12-24 hours as was the case with me but no one has to come out. Seriously if FIOS ever wound up with NFL ST I'd probably go with them. It has nothing to do with channel disputes or anything, I just feel they are more affordable through bundling. Although I do believe their equipment is inferior from my limited experience with them in the past.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:28 AM

Upgraded from 35/35 to 75/35 FiOS service a few weeks ago...and my bill went DOWN by $10. :)


I have a question for you. Do you get the 75/35 speed wirelessly? I get around 50/20 that way. I have to use the Ethernet cable to get the faster speed which I must say is usually 82/37 or something like that.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

FiOS certainly has impressive speeds for sure;

But to what real benefit in most cases since, how many servers on the internet come close to delivering content at those speeds?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

FiOS certainly has impressive speeds for sure;

But to what real benefit in most cases since, how many servers on the internet come close to delivering content at those speeds?


I do it because there's so much stuff running on the line now. 2 laptops, 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, a Blu ray player, directv boxes, and a wii. Plus, i download a lot of radio shows so it is faster to do than the lower speeds. Maybe it's overkill but like someone said, it's costs less or the same as the 35/35 price we had bundled with our landline. Honestly, in thinking of this, I remember when I went from 2400 baud dial up to 28.8 and then 56K. I thought id arrived. Imagine using that now!

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

FiOS certainly has impressive speeds for sure;

But to what real benefit in most cases since, how many servers on the internet come close to delivering content at those speeds?


I keep hearing this, but in truth more and more households have more and more streaming devices, and higher speeds are becoming more and more necessary. In my house we have a PC, laptop, 2 BD players, smart TV, Wii, 3 Kindles, 1 Nintendo DSi, 2 iPod Touches, and 2 smartphones. Any and all of which can be connected at the same time. Most of those devices were added within the last 6 - 8 months alone. And there will be more to come (considering at least one more lap top and possibly a tablet). Heck, now that my wife discovered Pandora, she streams it constantly through her iPhone, and I've taken to streaming movies through either the lap top or my smartphone.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:49 PM

I have a question for you. Do you get the 75/35 speed wirelessly? I get around 50/20 that way. I have to use the Ethernet cable to get the faster speed which I must say is usually 82/37 or something like that.


No, wireless is never as fast as a wired connection. You have a basic overhead on wireless that is going cut speed a bit, and in most places the radio spectrum is so crowded there will be a good number of errors and resulting retransmissions.

If I am on 5ghz wireless-n and very close to the router, I get around the same performance as you. On 2.4ghz I get a bit less, but it holds up further away from the router.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:37 PM

Upgraded from 35/35 to 75/35 FiOS service a few weeks ago...and my bill went DOWN by $10. :)

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Very nice!!! I'm still on 25/25...called to inquire about getting the next speed package up (yours) and they told me it would be an additional $10 a month.
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