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Old 09-14-2007, 01:15 PM
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Talking Woo-hoo! Cancelled my FiOS TV today!!!

Just cancelled my FiOS TV service after the new 2.0 guide. It's a horrible piece of [email protected] beta software that basically makes your DVR unreliable.

Pretty easy to cancel. They said they will ship me a prepaid label, and I just take my equipment (DVR & 2 SD boxes & NIM) to the UPS Store and they box it all up and ship it no charge to me. Pretty cool!

Just thought I would post this so that not everyone thinks FiOS TV is such a godsend that everyone makes it out to be.

I was a big user of this service too ($88/mo) and had it for about 14 months. It was great up until about 3 weeks ago when they pushed the new guide software.

-John
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:17 PM
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Good job. Now it's time to go with DirecTV!!
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:39 PM
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Good job. Now it's time to go with DirecTV!!
I'm going to wait until they start delivering on some of their announced HD channels. And maybe their new HD DVR.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:15 AM
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I have gotten too hooked to on demand programming. As soon as directv can offer it then i will switch. What changes were made to the fios guide that made it such an issue you switched? They are installing it in my condo and I was going to drop comcast for it.
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:54 PM
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i'd rather have fios than comcast, and i need one or the other in order to watch phillies games and flyers games.. comcast sportsnet philadelphia isn't available on satellite, or else i would have dish or directv in a heartbeat.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:24 PM
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I want Fios internet!!!! I pay $50/month for Road Runner Turbo (10Mb down/1Mb up) and for the same price Fios is 15d/2u...

Some of you may think "wtf do you need all that bandwidth for?" but we run 3 xbox 360's and 3 computers on one network. It's never laggy but the more the better.
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What's wrong with the GUI? It's been getting rave reviews:

http://promo.verizon.com/img/
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:33 AM
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I have gotten too hooked to on demand programming. As soon as directv can offer it then i will switch. What changes were made to the fios guide that made it such an issue you switched? They are installing it in my condo and I was going to drop comcast for it.
Just to let you know Direct TV now offers On Demand service as well as HD On Demand service . I saw it posted over on AVS.
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:30 PM
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What's wrong with the GUI? It's been getting rave reviews:

http://promo.verizon.com/img/
What's wrong with it? Um, like the basic functionality doesn't work.

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r189...g-features-FAQ

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r191...ording-with-20

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Old 10-27-2007, 10:42 AM
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Just to let you know Direct TV now offers On Demand service as well as HD On Demand service . I saw it posted over on AVS.
From engadget
http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/27/f...ctv-on-demand/
"It's been a long time comin', but it looks like DirecTV's bonafide video-on-demand service is nearly ready for primetime. Judging by a descriptive thread over at DBSTalk, the service -- dubbed DirecTV on Demand -- has been rolled out in beta form to at least some users, so here's a quick look at what you can expect. First off, DoD will reportedly "be available for internet connected HR20's that are running on a compatible version of software," and requires that a user request a program via the 'net or through their HR20, after which the DVR "downloads that content via the internet, and stores the downloaded content just like any other recorded program." Feel free to hit the read link for all the nitty-gritty details, but for those into abridged versions, click on through for a few key points..."

So it downloads off the net, better hope you have a good fios internet connection.
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