Verizon recently unveiled their new "Quantum TV" ultra-DVR in select markets, including North Texas, Harrisburg, portions of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The new IPTV DVR hub offers 6-tuners and 1 terabyte or storage for $22/month over the price of your HD service. Users can utilize two VMS boxes to obtain 12 tuners and 2TB of internal storage for $32/month on top of existing HD service. After expanding availability to Maryland, Virginia and DC FiOS users last month, Verizon this week announced that the new super DVR is now also available in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
I can barely find one thing to watch, never mind 6, or 12 that I would need to toss additional dollars for....... good lord, is life so boring that we need to record 12 shows at once?? -- Follow Your Bliss -- Joseph Cambell I reject your Reality and substitute my own! -- Adam Savage, Mythbuster
The tuners are there for remote boxes also. These are client/server DVRs.. The "remote" boxes don't have tuners like the old STB so anytime you fire up a remote box you are taking a tuner...
So say you are watching live shows on 2 boxes (inc the DVR) that takes 3 tuners, then you have 3 tuners free to record... You don't need to have 12, you can lease the 6 tuner version and get separate remote boxes.
This is a better and cheaper route for Verizon, they just determined to charge people more not less which is a shame.... People seem excited, so I can't blame them. The old system was like 10 year old tech, these only 3 years out of date
With all that recording, I'll wager that doesn't leave much time for watching all that 'stuff' you are recording.... -- Follow Your Bliss -- Joseph Cambell I reject your Reality and substitute my own! -- Adam Savage, Mythbuster
2014-Jun-3 8:44 pm: ·
Frank is chilling Premium join:2000-11-03 somewhere
I can barely find one thing to watch, never mind 6, or 12 that I would need to toss additional dollars for....... good lord, is life so boring that we need to record 12 shows at once??
You're not seeing the big picture, not everyone lives alone, when you live in a home with more than one person sometimes different people want to record different things at the same time which is why things like 6 or 12 tuners are popular.
Yeah, I'm getting 1000/1000, 2TB DVR with up to 8 recording for $120 and extra TV box is only $5 and price goes down after 2 years after hardware is paid for. And no made up additional fees. Guess who with...
Nobody is forcing them to use that stuff. You can get a cablecard ($5)and use whatever you want. I do and have saved thousands. Most people don't want to waste the time, so they pay. It's a potentially good system once they iron out the bugs and usability features between the two DVR.
I had a Moto 7232 they gave me for free --which they said was "state of the art", which I can tell you was circa 2000 tech compared to my SageTV and then WMC. I sent it back, because I knew it cost Verizon good $ and I wasn't going to use it.
These new devices have the potential to stream apps, etc...They are essentially Rokus with your typical closed Verizon API's. Imagine if they opened them up? Then there is value...
I hear however, that recently VZ is making it VERY difficult for people to sign up w/ CC only--they are really pushing their ultra-high margin boxes.
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Re: TV in Greenwich
I think that is their only CT market, upside is everybody in Greenwich can afford the full package. that town is all gated communities and multi-million dollar homes. -- [65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports