- +/- Verizon promotion seems cheaper, but in reality, it's actually not. With all those fees and charges and losts, there is not much you can save.
- + Only for 5 bucks more you have a service which let you watch a recorded on any device in your home.
- +/- Verizon gives you a new router, it probably more powerful than your old one, but you need do all the settings again. And many things just impossible to do, such as to bind a MAC to an IP.
- + The router box is a 64 bit Linux machine. :)
- - The Fiberoptic network terminal takes some extra Ampers from your's home electricity.
- + The phone local network is connected to the terminal, no need a separate wire from the cable modem to a phone socket.
- - TV boxes rely on the Internet access. I f you turn off the router, the TV probably won't work.
- + TV menu is more convenient (but still not perfect)
- + CC can be turned on just from the remote. Don't need to turn off the box to enable or disable it.
- + The remote looks and feels better.
- --- You can not just switch tuners, you need to put one program to record and then switch to another one.
- + You can browse and record programs from any internet-connected computer or a cell phone.
- - Some good base package channels just do not exist in the Verizon even extreme package.
- - You can't (not recommended) to choose a local IP network address as you wish. It should be 192.168.1.0
- - The remote control does not let you turn on or of the box and the TV set separately.
- - Verizon claims the speed should be 25Mb/s, but actually, it just 5Mb/s, slower, then Comcast, which gave 7Mb/s.
- http://www.verizon.net site is made bad.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Titans fight review
Recently I switched the provider from Comcast to Verizon. Here are some Pros and Cons: