Verizon Prepares to Launch FiOS Media Server
Sometime in the Next Few Months
Users in our FiOS forum
point out that Verizon appears to be getting close to the launch of their new FioS TV Media server and gateway. Originally highlighted in a company video late last year
, the new device is effectively a super DVR for your entire household, containing six tuners and a terabyte of storage, with the presumed ability to stream content to mobile devices throughout the home. The device would would also communicate with smaller set tops Verizon says are small enough to hide behind a television. According to a report by Todd Spangler over at Multichannel News
, the device is expected to launch sometime in the next few months, though there's still no word on pricing for the new device.
Wireless boxes Streaming recorded content to wireless devices such as Ipads would be a cool thing, but Verizon better be very careful with sending out live TV wirelessly throughout a home.
In populated areas, neighbors, friends, and family will cancel TV accounts and start to share the bill. Pretty easy to lend out cable boxes for use within a couple hundred feet.
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Neat It looks like a 2U server.
And only a terabyte of space? That's pretty lame, Seagate launched a 4TB drive last year, so why not put in a 2 year old 2TB model?
Re: Release Date Really Not Stated This FCC filing mentions a rollout "in coming months".
"In coming months, Verizon will begin the rollout of the VMS, a new, in-home device that ultimately will enable third-party devices to discover, access, and control the suite of FiOS media services."
Scotch Plains, NJ
Just like Dish Hopper Verizon will probably find a way to screw up the implementation.
How many people really care? With FiOS not really being expanded anymore and the price being jacked up in existing FiOS neighborhoods, how many people really care? Google is the big fiber news now.
Re: How many people really care? huh? What does Google Fiber have to do with anything? They aren't up and running, they are currently struggling to get agreements for content and they only exist in Kansas and Missouri at present...