Considering Fios TV. Thoughts?

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  1. Jul 3, 2019 #1 of 11
    Dad1717

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    I’ve had DTV for a long time, but I want to cut costs and bundle with the internet. In chatting with a Fios rep, I asked if programming is available in HD and if there were channels in 4K. Her response confused me:

    “We do not offer HD or 4K channels. However, we offer the Fios One box to stream HD channels on 4K TV. You can watch all HD channels and with out Fios TV One boxes, but we do not stream the content in HD or 4K.”

    I’m so confused.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2019 #2 of 11
    jimmie57

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    My sister in Tampa, Fl had DirecTV and switched to Verizon FIOS. She said the picture was just as good, if not better than DirecTV and did not have the constant rain fade that she was getting down there.

    Call back to them and you will most likely get another person to talk to with hopefully more information.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2019 #3 of 11
    Dad1717

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    Well, they’re already off to a slow start with reps who know nothing. Lol.

    I just want a few DVRs and to bundle cable and Internet.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2019 #4 of 11
    jimmie57

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    DirecTV is the same when you are calling them. One time or maybe more you will get a know nothing person on the other end and once in awhile you will get a seasoned one that is very good.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2019 #5 of 11
    Dad1717

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    Totally true. It’s sad that companies like these can’t find knowledgeable employees. That’s why I’m glad I can post here.

    Would anyone suggest the picture quality and service of Fios? My friends either have DTV or are cord cutters.
     
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  7. Jul 6, 2019 #7 of 11
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    I had it for a month....picture quality perfect....but for me slow channel changing and flipping back and forth didnt work for me....I average downloads about 25 to 30 so maybe thats the problem on my end....It always worth trying in my opinion!
     
  8. Jul 6, 2019 #8 of 11
    Dad1717

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    That sounds frustrating. I keep going back and forth between keeping DTV and going somewhere new.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2019 #9 of 11
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    If you get a person who is of no use…kindly end the conversation.

    After that, call back…and you should have better luck getting someone who is of use.
     
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    We have had some really excellent forum members, here, who left satellite for a cable company. It had to do with their own needs having changed. The industry has changed. And some of them posted updates. (This was around 2015 to 2017.) Verizon Fios was mentioned. And the reviews were favorable.
     
  11. billsharpe

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    I have used FiOS for about seven years now. HD picture quality seemed slightly better than my previous DirecTV. SD channels looked much better with FiOS. Of course the best picture I get is with OTA channels with my 45-year-old rooftop antenna.
     

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