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Verizon's 'Quantum TV' DVR Hits NY, NJ and CT
by Karl Bode 04:22PM Tuesday Jun 03 2014
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.

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CosmicDebri
Still looking for intelligent life

join:2001-09-01
Port Saint Lucie, FL

wow!

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??
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elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY

Re: wow!

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 The old system was like 10 year old tech, these only 3 years out of date

aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
said by CosmicDebri:

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??

I'm recording six things concurrently just about every day with my TiVo Roamio Pro. It has 3TB of storage which isn't close to enough. 1TB would not cut it for me.

bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ

Re: wow!

said by aaronwt:

I'm recording six things concurrently just about every day with my TiVo Roamio Pro

Tivo Roamio has the same limitation using mini's as the Quantum VMS does with it's Ip boxes. Both designs require the satellite boxes to use tuners from the Host when viewing channels.

CosmicDebri
Still looking for intelligent life

join:2001-09-01
Port Saint Lucie, FL
With all that recording, I'll wager that doesn't leave much time for watching all that 'stuff' you are recording....
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Frank
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somewhere
said by CosmicDebri:

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.
Cogdis

join:2007-03-26
Floral Park, NY

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$32/month on top of existing HD service?

So this is going to cost $32+$11.99 (existing STB fee)= $44/mo for ONE TV? $56 for 2?? Talk about paying a premium!
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Re: $32/month on top of existing HD service?

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...

»dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3812···bill.png

VZ is ripping off customers because they can.
Cogdis

join:2007-03-26
Floral Park, NY

Re: $32/month on top of existing HD service?

So friggin jealous...
elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
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.
Taget

join:2004-07-29
I have a tivo (which I still would rather have). Over time it pays for itself and I hated the regular verizon dvr with it's bugs and crashes and just plain old clunkier interface.

Hopefully they've done a better job on this one. For that amount I'd especially go take a look at Tivo.
elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
2 TV. $32 for the 1st TV/DVR and then is goes down from there. So I checked it would be $42 for 2 TV (DVR, Remote box) in my hood. I can't say if you want "premium" what that would cost...

IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
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Ridiculous pricing...

Wow, that's some ridiculous pricing. Seriously... this is nuts.
BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

TV in Greenwich

They offer TV in Greenwich?
Kearnstd
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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.
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BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Re: TV in Greenwich

Yeah, I know. I was surprised, because I knew Greenwich had FIOS, but I didn't think they had video there. The rest of CT is AT&T U-Verse and a hodge-podge of various cable companies.

rrroby

@69.60.207.x

You lose your DVR for life promotion

if you subscribe to this. I don't understand. I'm still alive..Gonna call FCC