Originally Posted by WVZR1
I'm outside the Wash DC market and my system information 23Oct18-eldorado is a match to yours. That's my first visit to that section since I set it up back in July. I might have thought that to be different with you mentioning 'Chicagoland'. I'm quite rural with no OTA options - those with 20+' towers have issues. I came to L3TV looking for PQ vs Xfinity > I'm very pleased. I used TiVo with CableCard and Xfinity VOD was getting to be a constant nuisance. I didn't use it much but it seemed to always be a nuisance. I miss some TiVo features but PQ is what I expected.
I have a MAIN BOX and a LITE - I've had my LITE connected using the internal WiFi (from the MAIN) and also Ethernet. The MAIN has 2 Ethernet ports and I actually connected the LITE using it to confirm some 'booting' of the LITE box. Other than the DVR issues I have few'
I have a friend with a MAIN & 4 LITE boxes connected using MoCA and they're quite happy also.
I went the CableCard route for awhile and had nothing but trouble so gave up. This was with a cable company in FL though.
I have a small antenna on my back deck that nets me 78 channels about 20 miles outside of downtown Chicago. Helps that most our broadcasts come from the Sears Tower, which is almost 1,800 feet at the tip.
Sounds like you have tested the system out for awhile. I am only on week 2 and have some good things to say (PQ) and some negatives. Yesterday was another negative. I watch NFL RedZone on Sundays and the feed was out of whack in our market yesterday. Black bars covering parts of the feed. I called and spoke with a nice tech who escalated the issue. They asked me to take a pic and send it to them. That is the second day in a row I have had what I wanted to watch, and pay $10 extra for, have some sort of problem. Sundays are my day to relax and veg out....not spend time on the phone correcting what I want to watch.
Only the Main DVR for me. No Lite boxes as of yet. So from what I gather you CAN use Ethernet with the Lite boxes? I much prefer wired set ups if possible.
Product at times feels like a beta test for a larger roll out. With the nondescript boxes and odd mashup of T-Mobile/L3TV logos and marketing. Still enjoying it so far but need it to be reliable for me to feel comfortable paying $99 a month. What is the price in the DC market? The $99 i quoted includes the DVR, allHD base package with 152 channels, EPIX free year trial, and the $10 sports add on for NFL RedZone, which I will drop after the season as the other channels included are filler.