I am coming up on the first anniversary of dumping the horrible Verizon DVR in favor of the Tivo HD. I remember the date well, because the multiple failed installation attempts for the cable card occupied most of my Thanksgiving weekend last year. Even though I asked that they simply send me the card, Verizon insisted on a truck roll. On three separate days over the weekend, they didn't show up. Many hours on the phone with many reps finally resulted in my asking them to leave the card on my porch if I wasn't home. So they left it, just as I had wanted in the beginning. I did the activation over the phone.
Whether it is a telephone order or a Fios order, Verizon knows every possible way to screw up an order, or put it into a state where it will never be dispatched.
A few months after that, I received my backordered 1GB Tivo Expander drive, and I've been very happy since then.
Originally Posted by Bedroom Bully
I am new to posting, but have read a few of the comments here, where it seems there are quite a few knowledgeable folks. I hope you all can help me with a simple question. I currently have FIOS and I am wondering if I can purchase a TIVO box, return the Verizon box, and purchase some kind of card from Verizon thaty will work on the TIVO box? I hope to save a few dollars, get more HD memory for my saved shows, and have a better series of menu options. Does this makes sense?