Originally Posted by cableguy101
Also, most you people didnt understand me in my last post about FiOS. Forget about the offereings and etc, do you realize you are going to pay more for FiOS than what you think, they are teaser rates to lure you in, then after awhile your gonna be paying more. I dont know about the one person who said they would pay double of what TWC charged if it menat more HD channels, but how many more channels?? Out here in Desert Cities, all the local Networks are in HD and then DISCOVERY and TNT and etc, and it does also make a difference between different divisions, some are better than others and some are worse. For my area, its pretty darn good!!
well I don't see how I could be paying much more anyway since I already pay $130 for just the top digital package, a couple of cheap movie packages and a DVR, and that doesn't include the HD Suite or $40 for Road Runner. Out of that, 13 channels are HD including the 7 locals.
Compare that just to the national FiOS package:
ESPN 2 HD
NFL Network HD
HD Net Movies
Wealth TV HD
National Geographic Channel HD
Food Network HD
Lifetime Movie Network HD
throw in a 15Mb broadband connection (compared to 5Mb) and double the price I pay is still worth it. TWC were going to charge me $45 for installing a DVR before I complained, and they were just replacing an old one which I could have done myself! TW has just as many sneak fees if you don't watch out for them.
Until something like FiOS hits this area or DirectTV make good on their HD promise and gives them competition I don't see any reason they will improve either HD service or broadband speeds any time soon. They have no real incentive to do so and no compulsion to improve things just for the hell of it.