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  1. Verizon Fios Sound Quality

    AV Home Theater
    I rented Deadpool last night on Verizon on Demand and was very disappointed in the sound quality. Dialogue was a bit muddy and my sub was barley utilized. I had to throw in a Blu Ray in just to make sure everything in my system was working correctly. No surprise everything was working perfectly...
  2. Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Last week’s article detailing current Netflix news generated quite a few comments concerning the quality of streamed material, with some Home Theater Shack members reporting what can best be described as substandard experiences. Comments included reports of poor streaming quality post federal...
  3. NFL streaming to smart phones, Verizon pays $1 billion for the rights

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Customer's of the Verizon service will be able to stream more football games over their smart phones, further indication that the TV "game" is changing. Streaming live TV over mobile devices is more appreciated by consumers than downloading the same content after it airs. Already there are...
  4. iPhone hits Verizon

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I want one.
  5. iPhone OS 4.3 to Bring Mobile Hotspot Outside of Verizon in March

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I thought this was interesting... iPhone OS 4.3 to Bring Mobile Hotspot Outside of Verizon in March IntoMobile Link Mike
  6. Verizon FiOS starts rolling out 500GB DVRs

    Testing
    Other than clunky GUIs and a lack of modern features, the most common complaint about most DVRs provided by cable, IPTV and satellite providers is their small hard drives, but Verizon's FiOS is the latest to take a step in the right direction, offering a 500GB Motorola QIP7232 HD DVR to...
  7. Roku connection fails

    System Setup and Connection
    Hoping for some insight here: The Roku streaming device works but will not maintain a connection. In other words, I have to reboot the DSL modem (and therefore every wireless device in the house) every time I want to use the Roku to watch. Then I have to reboot the Roku and renew the...
  8. Verizon MIFI 2200 broadband or similar?

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Anyone using the Verizon MIFI 2200 broadband or a similar broadband service for Internet? We are trying out the Verizon broadband, but it is deathly slow. Speed test actually show better than our former DSL speeds, but it is definitely not as fast... or the latency is so bad it makes it slower...
  9. Verizon FiOS chooses "the worst TV channel ever" for some 3D VOD

    Testing
    Now we know we promised to never cover WealthTV again, but honestly, FiOS signing up to put its 3D content on video on-demand (and well ahead of the holiday projection it had put out for jumping on the 3D bandwagon) is kind of a big deal. In case you've forgotten: This is the same network where...
  10. AT&T, DirecTV, Verizon push Comcast & Cablevision for access to HD regional sports networks

    Testing
    After the FCC closed the terrestrial loophole we knew it wouldn't be long until satellite and IPTV providers started moving on the cable companies regarding access to high definition versions of their regional sports networks and now they have. Multichannel News reports AT&T has put in its...
  11. Verizon Fios Media Guide Upgrade

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    Moto HD-DVR + Verizon Fios IMG upgrade First, some background: I have Verizon Fios for high speed, phone, and TV. One of the things I liked about it was the Motorola HD-DVR. It's a very reliable unit, great picture quality, HDMI and component ouputs. It was a huge improvement over the...
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