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Old 08-21-2008, 08:33 AM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if this is true?
I'd really like to build an HTPC, but I don't need an additional computer if it can't double as a PVR...
What do I need to tell Verizon? The rep was adamant that without one of their boxes, there's no way I could watch TV (from both a technical and non-technical standpoint).
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:09 AM
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Yes, you definitely need a box to receive any channel from Fios.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:25 AM
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I'd heard that at least a few of their channels were in clear QAM, though most you'd need either their box or CableCARDs and a CableCARD-enabled receiver (Vista CableCARD PC, TiVo HD) to get.
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