For more than a year now, I’ve had a small High Definition Television, but for many reasons (okay mostly cheapness) only been able to use it to display standard cable. Well, that changed a few days ago when Verizon FiOS TV became available in my area. We got it just before the rate hike in our area.
This service is really amazing. The free installation is intense and lasted all day because they seem very concerned that everything work perfectly when they leave. The technician stayed until the network service was exactly as fast as what I’d paid for, and the television was playing HDTV and standard TV perfectly. All the cables were free. All the equiptment except for the cable box rental is free. Very very impressive.
The picture quality on the television is amazing. Standard TV looks better than DVDs. HDTV looks so good it almost doesn’t matter what you’re watching. And the 5.1 channel audio is great.
Oh. And this is all cheaper than what I was paying RCN without HDTV.
So far, the only problem I’ve seen is two 1 second audio drop outs during the Super Bowl.
Now if only my TiVO Series 1 could record HDTV.