My FiOS TV was installed on Friday and I am happy to report that I love it! Installation took a few hours so be prepared (and my installation was considered easy since I already had FiOS internet plus CAT5 and coax in every room). I received a fancy new wireless router during the install and they even left me with the old D-Link router.
So far what I love about FiOS TV is the channel line up. I think it is around 223 channels for the standard premier package. I honestly never finish watching an entire show because I am always surfing around to see what else is on during commercials.
Here are just a few channels that I am excited to have and that I didn't have with Comcast:
- NFL network (wish I had this a few weeks ago)
- Speed Channel
- Fox Business News
- BBC World
- BBC America
- Fine Living
- ...and so many more!
I am also not too happy with the on screen guide. Maybe it is because I don't have any big fancy TV's so it appears small on my screens but I just feel like they crammed too much in. I sometimes have to get up from the couch to see what the heck it says.
Picture quality is great, though I haven't seen anything in HD. Not sure if this is urban myth or not but I swear it looks better than Comcast did.
The remotes are great and cable boxes are just like you'd expect (Motorola). I used the multi-room DVR and love it but noticed a delay when pausing and skipping ahead/back when watching recorded shows in a second room.
Pricing is great....$42.00 for 223 channels with FiOS verse $52.99 for 70 channels from Comcast.
BOTTOM LINE: I love it! If they would just clean up the on screen guide a bit it would be perfect!
-Jeff the Great