Originally Posted by jtl46
I am really new to this. I currently have a Verizon Fios STB but not a DVR. Guess I haven't missed it but if you don't have it what is there to miss. I am getting a new tv and AMZ is offering the Tivo for about $100. Since I need something to access Netflix (the Sammy C550 does not have an internet connection) this may be the way to go. Does Verizon charge for the access card? Also does the Tivo do a better job as a STB vs the Verizon box in terms of processing signals?
I would get the TiVo. Once you have a DVR you wonder how you ever lived without one. I rarely watch live TV. Even sporting events - I time delay them by 30-45 minutes. By the time I skip thru the commercials, I'm caught up and live to watch the end of the game.
I'm not sure what you mean by 'processing signals', but I can say that the FIOS DVR is horrible (IMO, of course). I HATE the guide and the remote. Of course you are already used to the Verizon guide so you may not like TiVo's.
Verizon charges $3.99 a month for the cable card (required).
I also watch Netflix (and Amazon) all the time. It is not the best interface I've seen, but it does the job.