I once tried Time Warner digital cable and was very disappointed. I was
a novice and expecting DVD quality images. Ha!
I understand FIOS is very fast and have considered it for internet, but
don't really care for the TV service. I am quite happy with Dish
Network, and by adding a simple USB external drive to my receiver I have
a DVR. Commercials, beware! Thou art zapped!
Some channels are more compressed than others. The SD channels are
better than cable in that noise is lower, but the image is soft. HD
channels, same comment for some, but much better than broadcast OTA SD.
Channels like HDNET look excellent, and I don't think it requires a
screen and projector to tell the dif. My largest screen is 55".
On 6/8/2012 9:39 AM, Art Shifrin wrote:
> It doesn't all emanate at the points of origin. Our first 'provider' was
> Time Warner. The second was Direct TV, the present one is FIOS. Their
> claims of 'digital quality' are solid bovine excrement. On second thought,
> I take that back. That's not fair to bulls and cows. Until I receive my
> patent for my
> cortex - cloud interface, I'm sticking with FIOS because its internet
> service is the most reliable and
> fastest to which I'm able to subscribe.
> KNOWING that such services would be what they are, prior to acquiring our
> first HD set, I simultaneously purchased and had installed (I'm a coward on
> a ladder) a suitable (I anticipated having HD) antenna for our house.
> SIGNIFICANTLY fewer sync, breakup& freezing problems occur when directly
> receiving their transmitter signals. FYI we're located in Fresh Meadows,
> which is part of Queens County, one of the five 'boroughs' of NYC.
> I've yet to indulge in a stand-alone recorder, so I often forgo better
> reception for the benefit of zapping commercials and PSAs.
> Another tangentially related gripe: the emasculation of WQXR's wattage that
> resulted from its change of ownership.