Originally Posted by robnyc03
I live in the Bronx and have been having problems on both SHO and HBO since Nov. I've posted about this before. Looks like we have to wait till the end of the summer when fios tv comes to the Bronx.
From what I've read in the AVS Verizon-New York forum it will be quite a while till FIOS is available in the Bronx or almost anywhere in the City (other than internet) due to a lag of City approvals. Right now, its only available in a very small section of Manhattan.
I was curious about what FIOS subscribers thought of picture quality compared to CV, Dish Etc. Obviously, there was just a small amount of posts (eight pages total) and most were inquiries. Those having FIOS seemed split between HD being the same or just a slightly bit better than CV, however, former satellite subscribers found its HD a marked improvement over the dish. All agreed it has a superior SD picture while being upset over not having MSGHD, FSNYHD and MSNBC (SD).
The cost is more and FIOS has it's problems just like CV with a complaint filed by State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo citing poor repair service in Long Island. Also learned that landlords must allow FIOS to re-wire apartment buildings in order for subscribers to be completely fiber-optic so, for many, the feed is similar to CV (fiber-optic connected to copper wiring).
It also seems Time Warner isn't any more popular with some subscribers as is CV in this forum.
Again, too small a sampling to get any definitive comparision but as far as HD goes, it's virtually the same.