Let's see how well that works out for them
It is just a patent, but Verizon is annoyingly obtrusive already. If Comcast offered anything close to the number of HD channels, I'd be dumping Verizon in a few months when my contract expires. I am so sick of hitting the DVR button only to be greeted by 20 seconds of no response, followed by some ad that Verizon wants me to see that delays how long it is I can do what I want to do. Then there are the annoying balloons in the upper right corner of the screen. I just get the feeling that Verizon doesn't give a darn about privacy.