The Fios Combo was too enticing to not consider...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by chefwong, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. sorahl

    sorahl Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Oct 24, 2002
    well i pulled the trigger
    getting the Fiox extreme (??) 35/35 internet, digital voice, 1 Full House DVR, 3 STB's 158 a month for the first year, 178 after that, NO contract...
    Install is next wednesday....
    couple things i'm already having regrets on..
    don't know which DVR i'll get... but 20 hrs is NOT going to cut it..
    I don't like the channel set up, Hd and SD should be side by side, not 500 channel numbers apart :)
    but.. we'll see!
  2. sorahl

    sorahl Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Oct 24, 2002
    i am intrigued by being able to get the subchannels that some statiosn offer (if you got OTA).
    i am looking forward to ESPN 3, Universal Sports. some others.

    will miss WHT (yeah it's one of those religious channesl, but they do show Daniel Boone, Lone Ranger and other awesome family programs :) )
  3. Brennok

    Brennok Legend

    Dec 23, 2005
    You should be getting Ultimate. Extreme usually comes with 25/25 while Ultimate is with 35/35.

    You may get the 7232 which has the 500gb drive because I believe those are rolling out for new installs some of the time. Worst case ask before the installer comes if he can bring one.

    I didn't like the channel line-up at first but I got used to it really quickly. It also makes it much easier to see if a channel is available in HD.
  4. sorahl

    sorahl Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Oct 24, 2002
    i forget. :) it's whatever has everything... i dind't care at all about HBO and all that. it;s the 35/35 i was interested in. I do like that if I drop down to 25/25 it saves $30... so... i have room to shrink easily...
    I'll try that with the installer
    do they really come out days before to do the outside wiring?
  5. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Obnoxious DBS zealots -- in a D* forum??? :eek:
  6. fireponcoal

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    zealotry in that every corporate move direct tv makes is parroted back on these forums as if the company was paying said posters mortgage every month.. yes, from my humble perspective this is a pretty strange thing... i never see this on the fios board i read. i like D* as much as the next poster but when it comes to worshiping at the alter of their every internal move well, please.
  7. BKC

    BKC Icon

    Dec 12, 2007
  8. jpl

    jpl Hall Of Fame

    Jul 9, 2006
    They've been primarily using the 7232's on new installs. But as long as you get a 7216, you'll only have to live with 20 hours of HD recording for a few more weeks. Release 1.9 should be getting rolled out by March, and will allow for external expansion via the eSATA port (support for up to 1 TB in external storage). Since you're a new install, though, I'd say your odds are pretty good that you'll get a 7232 - but I agree with the other poster who said to make sure you ask for it when the installer gets there. BTW, the way you can tell - the older hardware is dated-looking - and it's silver. The newer hardware (e.g. the 7232) is black.

    As for the outside wiring - yes, that's correct. Well, partially correct... generally. If you're an aerial install (running the fiber from a telephone pole to your house) then they'll likely run the fiber on the day of your install. If you're a ground install, they'll have someone come out a couple days ahead of time to run the fiber to the home. All installation (putting on the ONT, and running the fiber to it) happens on the day of the install. One other thing to keep in mind - if the ground is frozen, they may just run the fiber on the ground until the weather warms up - they would come out and put it into the ground at that point. And the way they run the fiber is pretty impressive. When we moved, last April, they had the fiber laid before we even moved into the house. The installer came the day after our closing, and told me that the fiber was already there. They did such a good job of it, that I couldn't see at all where they dug. After he mentioned it, and pointed it out to me, I could see a very faint line in the grass. Hopefully your installer will be as good as the ones I've had - all of mine were excellent (had fios internet at my old house installed first, followed later by TV, and then again at the new house).
  9. Brennok

    Brennok Legend

    Dec 23, 2005
    If you haven't, you should read Dave Zatz's posts on his FiOS install on his site, zatznotfunny.

    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3

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