To me, this is like plain vanilla ice cream. LOL. Home phone works, so do the calling features. This is a push.
I was set up with the SMC D3 GNV gateway. 4 DS channels, 3 US channels, BLAST tier of internet. From what i've read, should be bumped up to 50 down in the coming weeks. Since the gateway also serves as the EMTA for phone, we had to place it in our basement. The wifi reach of the gateway is quite poor. So, we played around with some different placements, and then decided to daisy-chain our FIOS router off of the gateway and create a secondary wireless access point to cover the backyard and remote reaches within the house. We have multiple laptops, an iMac, iphones, an iPad, Xbox adapter, all hooked up wirelessly. It seemed that the iPhones and iPad were mostly affected, so we have those devices hooked up to the second AP. So far it seems snappy - maybe a little slower, but i was coming from a 35/35 FIOS tier. All in all nothing to bitch about.
Anyroom DVR - 1 Cisco RNG 200N, 2 RNG 150 boxes. Those features all work perfectly. Already was able to use the iPhone / iPad apps to set recordings remotely.
HD Picture Quality - blown away how nice the PQ is, especially on the new batch of HD's in the 1000's that just were added. From all the posts on FIOS boards about how bad Comcast HD PQ is, they should be ashamed. It's sharp, crystal clear. As a Delaware resident, I now can also watch MASN2 HD and Comcast Network HD. Others that are nice to be able to finally watch are GOL TV HD, BBC America HD, CBS College Sports HD, Ovation HD. I'll give up 10 HBO HD channels for 10 unique channels any day.
The Guide? Terrible. So frustrating coming back from FIOS in this aspect. I knew it was the same I-Guide from 7 years ago, but it's so difficult to use. And On Demand? Jesus - my partner almost threw the remote at the TV last night. So hard to use with all of the boxes and clicking and sub-menus. Really hoping they push that X1 guide out quickly in our area. Once they get the "movie poster" look and feel that Verizon used in their On Demand and other menus, it will get better I'm sure.
In the end, once I can watch TV, that's what matters, so I'll deal with the awful I-guide for a bit. I'm actually now set up to also set up the Comcast home security product, and will be replacing our 7 year old ADT system next week. I've seen it live in person - the thing is slick as hell. So for saving $20-30/month and having these new HD's to watch, so far i'm happy. Hoping they add those remaining HD channels that Center City has had for over a year now. That will make it complete.