Well I just thought I would say hello to the FiOS TV (FTV) thread.
As a 10 year customer of DTV I finally pulled the plugged on the service. I already had FiOS for Internet, and so by bundling with Verizon for TV I was able to:
1. Upgrade to FiOS Quantum (50/25) for free.
2. Add a second (admittedly SD only) receiver for free (perfect for our "OTA only" room)
3. Local channels (and local programming) are included (was using AM21 w/ DTV)
4. Add HD MR DVR functionality (HD STB with MRV for same equipment cost as my DTV HD DVR).
And save about $32 a month, not counting discounts, which are $5 off per month first year and a $100 pre-paid visa card.
I'm in the process of writing up the full list of pros and cons and will post when I finish it, but basically I do think DTV is a smoother package. Granted I'm on the learning curve, but the DTV experience is much more polished. Still, I'm saving money and won't suffer rain fades or worry about trees blocking my dish (I live in a heavily wooded subdivision).
Looking forward to spending time in the FTV forum.
Edited by EricJRW, 29 April 2013 - 10:09 AM.