Originally Posted by HawkbyKO
The dish was installed by D* and seems to be in a good location. I heard a rumor that Versus will be back in March. I really want the FSC and don't want to pay extra for it so D* is probably out. My Cox internet has been rock solid (I'm in NK). No problems there.
I was in BB the other day and talked to the Cox rep there. They have a $300 cb deal and the bundle offer was pretty good. One thing I didn't realize is that Cox's Max View bundle only includes local calling. It's extra for long distance (Fios inc. long distance). It's not a big deal since we can use the cells for that.
Fios has a 6mo. $30 discount and a $75 cb deal to counter. Otherwise the bundles are comparable in price. Both will give me free install and activation (should be free anyway). I am interested in pq difference of course as well as how the new Cox Cisco HM dvr will compare to Fios'. The Cox rep said that the hard drive will be "twice the size" of the current dvr.
Asking front counter reps about about technical issues is like asking waitresses about the food. Ask the cooks.
But yea, if your talking bottom line, most likly the company with the bigger piggy bank is going to win. I just know I won't touch a Verizon contract with a 10 foot pole. All I want from a company is decent service, high reliability, and just leave me alone. Don't need technical support, don't need installs, don't need cash back. Give me a quality, consistent product and I am a happy man. So far, that has been Cox and Comcast, hands down. Maybe I have been lucky; don't know, don't care.
As for the DVR, according to the west coast forums, the DCX3400 have 500GB hard drive. Probably just not using them. I can dig up a quote if you need. How 500 is twice 160..well, like I said, ask the cooks.