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Re: Move to FiOS TV from DirecTV?
So, I took the plunge and on Wednesday got my FiOS TV installed. As I already had FiOS internet, all that needed to happen was change my ONT to the MOCA connection. The DirecTV installer did a great job of installing the hookups to my sets and put the splitter near the ONT location, making the FiOS tech's job much easier. The tech did have to run a ground wire, as the service was not grounded initially when it was installed 2 years ago.
I got the 7232 DVR, and so far no problems. In fact one thing I like is that button presses react immediately. On the DTV box, there was always a lag.
The channel guide will take some getting used to, or I need to figure out a different mode, but I really like DTV's visual setup better. Seemed easier to browse channels. It could also be that I'm just used to it after 2 years.
The VOD options on FiOS are amazing. I cannot believe how much stuff is available. Very nice.
HD picture quality is as good as the DTV. I see absolutely no difference.
It's early yet, only two days, so I'll come back and do a few updates now and then for others that might be contemplating the same move.
I will say the 75/35 internet boost (from 25/25) is pretty sweet, although I haven't really used that much download capacity, yet. Heck, I haven't found a download service that can feed me that much. Ran some speed tests, and am getting different results. Using BBR speed test, I get 25/35 but using speedtest.com I get 84/35. Not sure what the problem is there. I downloaded Windows 8 RP from MS Technet, which uses the Akamai servers and got around 4.2 MB/s download speed, so better than what 25 Mbps would give me, but not the whole 75 Mbps.