Originally Posted by JuiceRocket
Different provider, TWC was my cable, Verizon now with FIOS.
The technician mentioned something about using the existing incoming cables, and it looked like he even leveraged the existing old coax cable that I used for my cable TV. Is that normal?
Not normal here in a 21-story NYC apt building. The tech ran a single optical fiber from the double optical fiber in the hallway to the boxes (battery backup, etc.) next to my viewing position. Even ran the fiber, hard to see due to its small diameter, down the opposite wall of my former cable installs (TWC and RCB). Assume the hallway drop combined TV/internet signals onto the single fiber run.
Guess I'll update my posts above mentioning using test patterns and a optical reticle to measure potential effective (visual) resolution differences between cable systems and FIOS. Doesn't look like HDNet (now Axs HD) or HDNet Movies will be sending out its test pattern (linked above) again. But this thread
in the calibration forum points out there's now a Blu-ray calibration disc carrying a test pattern presumably similar to the discontinued HDNet converging-lines patterns. The 2nd edition Blu-ray also includes, like my 1st-edition S&M test disc, some frequency-burst patterns, although they're too limited in frequency range to really pinpoint where higher resolutions fall off. -- John