Originally Posted by obxdiver
I have Direct TV and FIOS
I have been with Direct TV since 1999
I signed up with FIOS last year during Christmas and got a great deal.
I got the 35Mbit Internet with Phone and Ultimate HD TV with the best DVR they have.
I was planning on dumping Direct TV after I got FIOS installed
However, after I got FIOS installed, I noticed alot of pixelation on several (but not all) channels that I watch.
Comparing those same channels on Direct TV, it was far superior.
I was simply switching inputs on the Elite back and forth between the 2 DVR's
I worked with Verizon over and over again about the issue, and they could never solve it. They came over 3 times, admitted the Direct TV was far superior.
So, I kept my Direct TV and FIOS (2 year contract)
I have had FIOS now 1 year, and I still say Direct TV is much better on my 70" Elite
I like their DVR better too.
DirecTV is MPEG4 whereas FIOS is MPEG2
I do have plenty of HD tuners to use between the 2.
Also, you will get some outages with heavy thunderstorms with Direct TV.
I switch to FIOS when that happens, but very seldom does this happen.