I just got a notice yesterday that my building is being wired for FIOS on Monday. AFAIK
, this means FIOS TV will be available in my home more or less immediately. Is there anyone in this thread who has yet reported having FIOS in Manhattan?
I'm heavily leaning towards making the switch from TWC for the following reasons:
1) much more expansive HD offerings (particularly the secondary feeds of the premium movie channels);
2) the hope of better picture quality (a brief bit of reading has given me the impression that there is generally less compression on FIOS);
3) faster internet speeds (not sure about this one); and
4) to give my business to someone other than TWC.
Two things might hold me back. First, the absence of MSG HD. I'm not a Knicks or Mets fan, but I am a big sports fan so I will be missing a lot of MLB and NBA in HD. However, I'm hopeful that the FCC will soon clean up this nonsense and FIOS will begin carrying the HD feed. I don't believe my MLB extra innings package will be transferable to FIOS so I might wait until October.
Also, I'm going to have to do some research on the DVR hardware and software. I'd be surprised to find out that what FIOS offers doesn't measure up to TWC, but I'll want to look into it first.
Off to read other FIOS related threads.