Originally Posted by jgNJ
Thank you very much for the link. Please keep us posted on how your trial goes. The channel line up looks very good except for no WNET. As a Yankees / Giants Fan as well as being originally from NYC I really want the NY Channels. It is likely that I will switch from Comcast soon but I was hoping to find some people in Mercer County that have already switched to get feed back on the service.
This is a follow up to my post about 3 weeks ago. My installation in Lawrenceville using the Mercer County package was completed yesterday, the courteous technician was in and out in under 2 hours hooking up 2 DVRs and 3 STBs. To answer your specific questions: I receive all of the Philly and NY locals in HD. That includes Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, CW and MY. I receive 2 HD PBS channels, WHYY out of Philly and WNJT out of NJ. WNET from NY is not included in the package in either SD or HD. YES HD shows all of the Yankee HD broadcasts, SportsNet NY HD shows all of the Mets HD broadcasts and Comcast Sportsnet Philly HD shows all of the Phillies HD broadcasts. One added bonus is that since I was considered in the NY DMA with DirecTV (I was using a North Jersey billing address) Yankee games on ESPN were blacked out if they were also on Yes. That is no longer the case, so if I want to, I can choose to watch the national ESPN broadcast. For blackout purposes Verizon appears to consider Mercer county in the Philadelphia DMA
Now for picture quality comparisons. I was a DirecTV HD Tivo user, my neighbors with HD I used for comparison use Comcast. Neither of my TV's support the 4:3 480i setting that is recommended for the best SD PQ, I have it set to off on both. The HD PQ is significantly improved over what I was getting with DirecTV and is about the same or just slightly better than Comcast. The SD PQ is vastly improved over DirecTV and Comcast. If I zoom in on a letterboxed movie in SD it looks as nearly as good as a 480p DVD looks on the same TV.
So after 6 years I called and cancelled with DirecTV. I'll miss the Sunday Ticket a little bit during football season.