I'm not switching from D*, but I ended up getting VZ FiOS for < $10/month added to my VZ internet access. Added it primarily for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, which has been great, but I thought I'd note what I think are the advantages/disadvantages of FiOS.
(I've been a D* customer since 1997, and currently have 2 HR20's and 1 HR24)
Advantages to FiOS:
All the local subchannels are up
More local programming (public access)
The DVR's GUI is beautiful (but D* is 100x more usable, which is much more important)
Channel changes are a LOT faster
I can't believe it, but I do like the clock on the FiOS box (like an old VCR)
VOD is much, much, much better. It's amazingly fast, and mostly HD.
Music Choice is light years better than whatever crap music channels D* has nowadays
Advantages for D*:
The sports packages (NHL CI/NBA for example) have a LOT more HD
The usability on my HR2* is a lot better
I love the RF remote on D*
Channels are organized much better than FiOS
I prefer the good old ugly D* remote
About every week, the FiOS DVR downloads new software, which to me, implies an unstable code base
NFL Sunday Ticket
To me, PQ is identical
To me, audio quality is identical
In summary, I'm not going to go only with FiOS right now, but probably would if the D* base price keeps skyrocketing (the bundle price is pretty hard to beat) or they lost NFLST.
Edited by wilbur_the_goose, 04 November 2013 - 07:48 AM.