Originally Posted by gerall
I live in Yardley and am looking for a backup to OTA, HD locals, either fios or comcast. Am interested in both NJT and HYY PBS HDs, and it appears as though fios carries these, but comcast does not. Question: Will my QAM tuner with a direct coax feed receive the HD locals with a limited basic package with fios as it does with comcast? My home is not wired for cable - Geekgirl states that PQ is better with fios, but the install with comcast might be easier for just a basic package. Any thoughts? THanks
no, that is one of the major drawbacks of fios, you cannot get any digital channels through just coax with fios. in fact you only get the local channels like and some ppl like myself dont even really get those, I get like one channel.
This one of the main reasons why I kept comcast for my tvs in side rooms without boxes and I kept one comcast hd dvr box for hd on demand. this obvioulsy doesn't make much sense financially though and i've been deliberating on what to do and for fios to get better, for the digital and ota hd chans through coax or lack there of with fios to not matter, and for fios to get hd on demand which they still dont.
no TBS in HD for the Phils playoffs is the last straw for me to get rid of fios after having it for less then a year.
I couldn't go back to just comcast though so I went with DirecTV which already has more HD chans then the other 2 at 60 now and will have the 150 HD chans by the end of Dec. at which point the price will go up so its good to get locked in now at the current pricing which i'll be grandfathered in with even when the price goes up when they get the 150 hd chans.
if it doesn't work out i can just go back to comcast, but dtv is worth a try and i'll prob still keep comcast for the ond hd dvr box for hd on demand and for all the digi and ota hd chans through coax. If I see I can still get those with dtv (i doubt it though, unless it still just works after i get rid of comcast) and when dtv gets their on demand (supposed to be mid Nov. but might be a little delayed) then I wont need comcast anymore at all.
Fios was and is a dud. they've lost a ton of money on fios tv and they prob wont continue to fund it from other verizon departments for long.
my comcast picture is just as good or better then my fios picture so that was all bs.
The pq for the Phils on TBS (SD chan) not only wasn't HD obviously but it looked downright terrible. The big (and really only selling point of Fios) was that the SD chans would look better (as the HD was supposedly only slightly and not really noticeably better). WEll I have found the opposite fios sd chans look worse then comcast and same with HD.
I"m going to dispute the FIOS etf fee as hard as possible as they've sucked every step of the way and we've not been satisfied with the service even after sticking with it for almost a year which should have been enough time for them to get their act together.
i'm hoping the direct tv tech can transfer the shows from one of our dvrs to the new dtv box but i doubt it.