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Series 3 Verizon FIOS HD compat?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mchad, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Apr 3, 2008 #801 of 2214
    aaronwt

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    When I signed up for FIOS lat Summer that is what I told them I wanted. An Ethernet connection. They wrote down on the work order to bring a specific model ONT that had Ethernet capability. Otherwise they would have brought a different model which was only capable of MoCA. And I've tried the Ethernet connection with the Actiontec and my Dlink router. The Dlink router beats teh Actiontec hands down. The Actiontec might work well with a few devices, but I have 3 dozen devices connected on my Network and with the Actiontec things were't as fast as they should be. Using my Dlink, all my connections are very fast and have no bandwidth problems like with the Actiontec.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2008 #802 of 2214
    ilh

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    Bandwidth between your devices or bandwidth to the Internet?
     
  3. Apr 3, 2008 #803 of 2214
    dforemsky

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    Has anybody had any luck with having Verizon just send you the cable cards and install them yourself? It seems kind of silly to pay the truck roll fee just to install the cards. The instructions seem pretty straightforward to follow and I'd rather just make a phone call or two rather than waiting around for a tech and paying the extra fee.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2008 #804 of 2214
    aaronwt

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    To the Internet. the Actiontec didn't do a good job of prioritizing the bandwidth like my Dlink router does.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2008 #805 of 2214
    Flyinace2000

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    I read through most of this thread, but was wonding if VZFIOS was sending out M cards yet? I am thinking about getting one or two TivoHD's and would rather only to have to pay for one cable card and not 2 per tivo.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2008 #806 of 2214
    necrotaur

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    I had my cablecards installed about a week and a half ago, and they were still s-cards.

    -- Steve
     
  7. Apr 12, 2008 #807 of 2214
    Flyinace2000

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  8. Apr 12, 2008 #808 of 2214
    Flyinace2000

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    I also lucked out and got the ethernet and coax run from my ONT to my "server room" (aka laundry room depending on who you ask in my house). Though, i had FIOS internet installed nearly a year ago and video service just 2 weeks ago.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2008 #809 of 2214
    dpark

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    My install was 5 days ago and they were S-cards as well.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2008 #810 of 2214
    Flyinace2000

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    I just called FIOS and they confirmed that they only have S-Cards for now and they are not self install. Its gonna cost a $80 to have a tech come out. BOOO
     
  11. Apr 14, 2008 #811 of 2214
    richsadams

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    Did you already have FIOS...adding a TiVo to the mix or are they charging you an $80 install fee as a new customer? :eek:
     
  12. Apr 14, 2008 #812 of 2214
    Flyinace2000

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    I just had FIOS TV installed 2 weeks ago and am swapping out the HD DVR and a HD STB with 4 cable cards. Not thrilled about the $80

    -Will
     
  13. Apr 14, 2008 #813 of 2214
    TheBar1

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    Will - I don't think the truck roll should cost you that much. They may be charging you to remove your FiOS DVR, in which case you might be better off returning it to a local office. The truck roll to install your CableCards should not be costing you more than 20-25 bucks...
     
  14. Apr 14, 2008 #814 of 2214
    Flyinace2000

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    Can anyone confirm this cost?

    Really? I will call them. Their local office is is only 15 or 20 minutes from my house and only 5 minutes from work.

    Thanks!

    -Wil
     
  15. Apr 14, 2008 #815 of 2214
    Scyber

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    I think fios increased the costs of the truck roles after the new year. To $79.99 IIRC.
     
  16. Apr 14, 2008 #816 of 2214
    Flyinace2000

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    Either way, i am calling right now to see what they say.
     
  17. Apr 14, 2008 #817 of 2214
    Flyinace2000

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    $80 is what it costs. Booooo
     
  18. Apr 14, 2008 #818 of 2214
    Flyinace2000

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    Can i just buy the card's on ebay? I found a guy seling SA PKM800 for about $30?
     
  19. Apr 14, 2008 #819 of 2214
    Gregor

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    Probably not. From what I've read here, no cable company will activate a card you own.
     
  20. Apr 14, 2008 #820 of 2214
    ilh

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    ...and Verizon uses Motorola CableCARDs.
     

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