Originally Posted by cmk
No the TV will not be available here until end of the year. However, the prices are out on the FIOS tv website. For the set up I currently have with Directv service it looks to be pretty much a wash if I add up the programming (1 sd box, 2 HD and 1HDDVR.)
12.99 per HD DVR, 9.99 per regular DVR, per month add up quickly.
Currently I have one of each, so in reality I'm paying 2.99 for the HD DVR and 8.98 for the regular DVR (splitting the DVR fee across both boxes and the mirror fee for the regular DVR). 11.97 a month which is less than the 12.99 for one HD DVR! Add to the fact that the Verizon HD DVR holds maybe 15 hours of HD stuff and it's still most likely pushing me to a Series 3 TiVo (which is not "supported" by Verizon as of now).
Maybe dropping the regular DVR is an option, but I still tape a ton of non-HD stuff on that so it's probably a no go. Of course, FiOS has no HD package price since it's included in the base so that does bring things closer together.
Decisions decisions and it's only February!