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post #3031 of 18328 Old 05-02-2007, 08:43 PM
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Does anyone see much value in the FiOS Sports Package? Aside from the Golf channel, I haven't heard of most of the stations it includes. I was hoping that it would be more like DTV's sports package, which includes the out of market regional networks.

Living in Washington, DC, will I ever be able to get networks like YES and MSG with FiOS?

Unfortunately you're out of market for YES and MSG. You'd have to subscribe to the MLB, NHL, and NBA season type services to get those games.
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Unfortunately you're out of market for YES and MSG. You'd have to subscribe to the MLB, NHL, and NBA season type services to get those games.

Don't feel too bad - I'm in Northern NJ and can't get MSG HD or FSNY HD.
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Article from PC Magazine...

Hot Town, Fiber in the City!

05/02/07: Verizon dishes up a lovin' spoonful of connectivity to my urban apartment. And it barely fits.

There's been a lot of talk on this site about Verizon's new FiOS service, which is essentially the first major push to bring fiber-optic connectivity to U.S. homes. The fat FiOS pipe is big enough to handle all of a household's connectivity needstelephone, television, and Internet, with bandwidth speeds of up to 50 Mbps.

Verizon is rolling out the new service slowly. Lance Ulanoff was the first lucky PC Mag staffer to have his house wired, and he wrote extensively about the suburban FiOS experience.

click the link for entire article:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2125030,00.asp


** And AVS is mentioned in the article... "I badgered her to give me some kind of time frameare we talking weeks? Months? Years?! No comment. Searching the Web, the only hint I could find was in a user comment on AVSForum.com, which puts the rollout at mid-2008. Verizon wouldn't confirm or deny the info."
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Don't feel too bad - I'm in Northern NJ and can't get MSG HD or FSNY HD.

Or SNY HD...
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Don't feel too bad - I'm in Northern NJ and can't get MSG HD or FSNY HD.

Yep. As long as Jimmy Dolan draws a [sober] breath Fios isn't going to get them, either. Unless the Feds go crazy and tell his company to do it.
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Does anyone know if fios wil l have the de la/mayweather fight in HD? I am assuming the will not but hoping anyways.
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Unfortunately you're out of market for YES and MSG. You'd have to subscribe to the MLB, NHL, and NBA season type services to get those games.

That's the answer I didn't want to hear. Thanks for the input, folks.
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Or SNY HD...

Verizon confirmed a launch date of 5/18 for SNY in HD for their NJ
customers. It will be available on channel 831.

Thanks,
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Verizon confirmed a launch date of 5/18 for SNY in HD for their NJ
customers. It will be available on channel 831.

Thanks,
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I'll believe when I see it. I spoke with 4 different Fios customer service agents this week and were told the channel should be live already. Then someone yesterday told me "if it doesn't show up on your system, then you don't have it".
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I'll believe when I see it. I spoke with 4 different Fios customer service agents this week and were told the channel should be live already. Then someone yesterday told me "if it doesn't show up on your system, then you don't have it".

Yeah, I'm not confident either but that was the mail I got back from SNY. May 18 is the first game of the Yankees/Mets series, which isn't on FOX or ESPN.
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Yeah, I'm not confident either but that was the mail I got back from SNY. May 18 is the first game of the Yankees/Mets series, which isn't on FOX or ESPN.

I got an email from SNY a few weeks ago that told me May 1 was the day. So i'm not going to hold my breath.

I'll take the 18th though, especially since I get back from vacation that afternoon.
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I received notification yesterday that my home in SoCal would now have FIOS tv available. I'm thinking about making the switch from TWC digital cable, but if so I'd also likely switch the internet service and phone too. Anyone in SoCal want to comment on the quality of the services for FIOS vs. TWC digital cable? Cost comparisons? Also, Verizon currently has bundle pricing but not for FIOS. Any likelihood that will change soon?
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keep calling..
I got $70 for 20/5 internet and FIOS TV premium for a year.. In NJ, but it is probably nationwide promotion.. Keep calling them..

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I received notification yesterday that my home in SoCal would now have FIOS tv available. I'm thinking about making the switch from TWC digital cable, but if so I'd also likely switch the internet service and phone too. Anyone in SoCal want to comment on the quality of the services for FIOS vs. TWC digital cable? Cost comparisons? Also, Verizon currently has bundle pricing but not for FIOS. Any likelihood that will change soon?

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I received notification yesterday that my home in SoCal would now have FIOS tv available...SNIP...Any likelihood that will change soon?

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,18263101
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Wow! Ask and ye shall receive. Thanks for the link!
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So, I'm scanning through the channels this evening and notice that Verizon has quietly added BBC World on Channel 92! I don't know when this was added, but I'm very glad to see it. I'm not a huge fan of the current mindset at the BBC, but I'm always interested in seeing what others are saying around the world.
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Start checking the out DSL Reports' Verizon FiOS TV forum. Lots of info there, as noted on the previous post. BBC World 92 was posted on a thread there: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,18236980

DSL reports is more of a "general purpose" FiOS TV forum as opposed to AVS forum which is home theater focused. Note that they have an internet forum as well.
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Late yesterday, Sat., when I picked up my mail, a notice from Verizon that FiosTV is now available in Palm Desert, Ca. Too late in day to check this out until Monday. Internet page shows just computer and phone available. Did anyone get this notice early enough to check it out? Should I be waiting on their doorstep Monday morning or not.

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Found out the Verizon store is open on Sunday. Also found out TV service is STILL not available. Why does Verizon send out advertizing for service that doesn't exist! Same ad in the Verizon store.

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I live in Columbia Maryland. Would I be able to get the Metro DC programming or would I have to take the Baltimore channel lineup? I much prefer the DC news channels ....
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I live in AA county and we get both the DC and Baltimore stations, I believe it is the same in Howard.
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Is Verizon listening? Do they read this forum? I certainly hope so.

After receiving a mail advertizement for phone, computer, and Fios Tv service, I went to the local Verizon store, printed in the advertizement. Only to discover the Tv service is not available! Is there anything more stupid than sending advertizements for non-existant service? I thought about mailing it back to them; but I expect it would just go into someones circular file.

They have converted me from someone eagerly awaiting FiosTV service, to wondering if I really want to be involved with a company this stupid! Can anyone with Verizon explain this?

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Maybe FiosTV is available in Palm Desert but just not at your location. It is easier to spam the area then to pinpoint areas to advertise.
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I received notification yesterday that my home in SoCal would now have FIOS tv available. I'm thinking about making the switch from TWC digital cable, but if so I'd also likely switch the internet service and phone too. Anyone in SoCal want to comment on the quality of the services for FIOS vs. TWC digital cable? Cost comparisons? Also, Verizon currently has bundle pricing but not for FIOS. Any likelihood that will change soon?

See this post and this one

Good luck.
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Maybe FiosTV is available in Palm Desert but just not at your location. It is easier to spam the area then to pinpoint areas to advertise.

Perhaps; but I doubt it! Phone and internet service have been avialable for some time. Since the cables have been in the street for a couple years, I don't think they would just provide TV to part of Palm Desert.

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Perhaps; but I doubt it! Phone and internet service have been avialable for some time. Since the cables have been in the street for a couple years, I don't think they would just provide TV to part of Palm Desert.

You may have phone and Internet service but are they FIOS - fiber cable to your house. Until they pull the cable, you are standard telephone service. It takes time, money and manpower to install the cable infrastructure. I understand you wanting the service now - I have been chomping at the bits myself for months until last month when they finally installed FIOS TV.
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Perhaps; but I doubt it! Phone and internet service have been avialable for some time. Since the cables have been in the street for a couple years, I don't think they would just provide TV to part of Palm Desert.

That is pretty standard, I believe. Here in northern NJ we had phone and internet for close to a year before tv was available. I feel it was worth the wait.
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I live in Columbia Maryland. Would I be able to get the Metro DC programming or would I have to take the Baltimore channel lineup? I much prefer the DC news channels ....

You will get both DC and Baltimore networks in Howard County....standard and high def.
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I don't think they would just provide TV to part of Palm Desert.

Well, they could since that is what they have done in Murrieta. I know people in west and east side of town. The west side has Fios TV while the east side of Murrieta is unable to get it as it is not yet available to them.
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I did contract work for the US Post Office several years ago. Network inspections after install and server maintenance stuff. But I know for a fact that at one time the USPS had the finances and was ready to implement running fiber to every mail delivery address in the US. The US gov told them they couldn't. Cited "conflict of interest".

Whose interest? Certainly wouldn't have conflicted with any of MY interests. I think that was gov-speak for "we need a private company to do this in bits and pieces so we can tax the crap out of it"
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