Verizon is currently ransacking my neighborhood laying cable for FIOS. Does anyone have it? How does it stack up to HD Cable?
Personally I have every bit of info I got with Verizon. My land line, 2 cells, TV, and internet all with them. Years and years of being made into Comcasts Nancy boy I have sworn to never give them another dime. I am very satified with the service they have given me, I haven't watched a bunch of HD content stuff and my current TV is only 720p which isn't the full "swing" but it still seems really cool for those channels.
out in Rhode Island. It was a much better deal than the HD cable offered here by Cox, and I'm really happy with it so far. I get their Extreme HD package (114 HD channels including NFL network and FSC, no movie channels) + their basic internet service (5 mbps, iirc) and an HD DVR for about $110/month.
The only negatives I've noticed in three weeks is that a) the on-screen guide and DVR interfaces are somewhat cluttered and cumbersome and b) they didn't have Superbad on demand when I came home from the bar and really wanted to watch it.
Seems pretty sweet overall though.
Oh my God! That's the coolest fucking story I've ever heard in my life! Can you tell it again, do you have time?
All y'all who are negging MH20 - I appreciate you policing the board from random assholery, but this is a quote from the damn movie.
Apparently many MGoBoarders have not seen Superbad.
Shame on them.
If it's price competitive vs. your cable provider, switch. Verizon has some pretty good deals online, I think we get cable + internet for around $100/month. HD BTN is included.
We've had FIOS for a couple years and love it. the 20up-5down internet connection isn't bad either. I would highly recommend it over cable or Dish. Direct TV would be my only other option if I wanted the NFL package.
which is about 10 times as much as most cable--but it sounds like that isn't the case?
But you have to pay more for it. They have three options of connection speeds available.
You can pay for more speed if you want but strictly speaking the fiber optic cable is capable of handling a much larger amount than the coax of the cable networks.
Its so fast, and it doesn't disconnect as much as comcast does. On the other hand, I have had it for 6 months and am too stupid to learn the new channels.