Originally Posted by Rutgar
Okay, thanks for the information. I'm having a new house built, and Verizon and Fios are going to be available. It would be great if I could cut my internet and TV bill down. Currently between phone, internet, and D*, I'm paying about $200.00 a month.
Does the Mototola DVR receive OTA digital signals as well, like the TIVO?
As far as I know, the DVR cannot receive OTA signals. For me it doesn't matter. I'm pretty far from the HD transmitters. Also, I get all of the local HD stations from Fios TV anyway (and they are crystal clear).
As for pricing, I have phone, Internet, and TV service from Fios now.
For phone, I'm saving roughly $10/month for multiple phone lines.
For Internet, I'm saving $10/month over what I paid for 768k DSL service (and I have the 5/2 package, which is 6-7 times faster).
For TV, I'm saving $5/month over what I paid for DirecTV. But this is slightly misleading for 2 reasons:
(1) I have not yet committed to a year's contract (I am planning on it), and once I do that I believe I can get one standard STB for free (another $4/month savings).
(2) I never had any HD package from DirecTV, which I think costs $10/month. With Fios TV, most of the HD channels (locals, ESPN, USA, TNT, HDNet, etc.) come with the regular package. Plus, this is real HD, not HD-Lite from DirecTV.
So, Fios is actually quite a bit cheaper than DirecTV.