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URFloorMatt

join:2009-07-08
Arlington, VA
reply to starrin

Re: More HD channels coming by October.

said by starrin:

Wrong. I had FiOS TV installed 3 weeks ago; the 3 SDTVs got 700s. The 2 HDTV got HD boxes

That's good to know. We have previously been told on this forum that the DCT-700 series was no longer available. It appears that information was incorrect.

Experience does suggest that the 2000 series STBs have been retired, however.


celticpride

@verizon.net
you folks with sd tvs need to check prices of hdtvs,they are way lower in price than you might think,5 years ago i paid over $800.00 for a 32'' hdtv, that wasnt even a flat screen!,now you can find 32'' hdtv flat screens in the $200 to $300.00 range!. I have seen 55'' to 65'' hdtvs going for less than $1000.00 at best buy and sears,as well as amazon.com. 3years ago these big screens would of cost around $2000.00 or more!
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Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ
reply to celticpride

Re: More HD channels coming by October.

said by celticpride :

you folks with sd tvs need to check prices of hdtvs,they are way lower in price than you might think,5 years ago i paid over $800.00 for a 32'' hdtv, that wasnt even a flat screen!,now you can find 32'' hdtv flat screens in the $200 to $300.00 range!. I have seen 55'' to 65'' hdtvs going for less than $1000.00 at best buy and sears,as well as amazon.com. 3years ago these big screens would of cost around $2000.00 or more!

The only SD TV's I have are one in the dusty basement, which has an HD 7100 STB, and one in my "game room" that I use on classic game consoles. However, we have two small HDTV's that use the SD Box DCT700 because all the other boxes are too dang big! The boxes would be in the way. Also, Anything below a 32" set really isn't going to make much difference between SD and HD channels. The screen is so small. Again, if Verizon made a small HD Box, great. Again, if Verizon would pay to swap out all the SD Boxes, great. Not going to happen.


Photoflash

@verizon.net
The "big box" dilemma is annoying. I have a 19 in. screen in my kitchen, and the old is just about as big as the LCD. Since the only channels I want to watch aren't OTA, I'm stuck.

I did just buy an Actiontec "My Wireless TV", and in one easy test, it worked just fine. So if I can figure out how I can get rid of my superfluous 6416 DVR and keep my wife happy , I will go that route.

starrin

join:2005-05-29
Virginia Beach, VA
reply to URFloorMatt
[BQUOTE
Experience does suggest that the 2000 series STBs have been retired, however.

Gee I got a 2500-3 too. It was my free for life box, so maybe they were just dumping trash

URFloorMatt

join:2009-07-08
Arlington, VA
said by starrin:

Gee I got a 2500-3 too. It was my free for life box, so maybe they were just dumping trash

Right, that is another promotion they've been doing. But you can bet Verizon won't be considering these boxes when they make HD and MPEG4 changes. The 2500 is end of line. That's why it's free.


sdpadres

@lmco.com
Any word on any additional HD NBA League Pass Channels?