Verizon FiOS TV Is Finally Getting a Prettier Widescreen Guide

Verizon FiOS, the shining hope in cable and Internet providers, is finally rolling out an update to their guide. The new release, Version 1.9 of the Interactive Media Guide, will bring an updated (and finally widescreen!) guide, an all new search, DVR enhancements, better support for 3DTVs and more. Not everyone will… » 4/14/11 7:59pm 4/14/11 7:59pm

Verizon Apps Turn Your Droid or Imagio Into an All-In-One FiOS Remote

Verizon's Mobile Remote is an app for Windows Mobile and Android (though for the time being, just the Imagio and Droid) which lets you control your FiOS box locally over Wi-Fi, and share photos from your smartphone. While Verizon's promo video implies that it's a makeshift solution—"if you can't find your… » 2/18/10 4:11pm 2/18/10 4:11pm

Sneaky Unconfirmed Dealzmodo: Free Verizon FiOS Set-Top Box for Whiny…

We've got a Verizon tipster who let us know that starting today, Verizon is offering one free high-def or standard-def set-top box to new customers—but it's all unofficial, see? All you have to do is sign up for one of Verizon's 12-month commitments and kvetch and moan about the monthly set-top box's pricing being too… » 11/22/08 12:45pm 11/22/08 12:45pm

AT&T U-Verse Update Now Allowing DVR on 8 TV Sets At Once

In an attempt to one-up Verizon's FiOS, AT&T has finally rolled out a new software update for its U-verse service that'll let subscribers watch recorded shows on up to eight different TV sets. FiOS only offers multiroom DVR for seven different televisions currently. The feature is already available in San Francisco… » 9/09/08 12:53am 9/09/08 12:53am

Dealzmodo: Free Home Media HD-DVR For a Year With Verizon FiOS

Sign up for some sweet, sweet fiber pipes » 8/12/08 10:00am 8/12/08 10:00am via Verizon FiOS between now and October 4th and you can bag a year's worth of free -the nifty recorder that can play three different saved shows on up to six TVs simultaneously, with individual pause/play controls on each set. You know, the one Kevin Garnett likes so much.

Verizon Plans to Expand FiOS to the Boonies By Using Less Fiber (¡Que!)

PC Mag is reporting that Verizon is looking at a couple different ways to spread the good word of FiOS beyond the projected 18 million homes it'll reach in 2010, maybe by using less, um, fiber after that, according to tech chief Mark Wegleitner. Update: Verizon's Policy blog has a post that makes it clear they're… » 6/18/08 11:20am 6/18/08 11:20am

Verizon Pumping FiOS Bandwidth to 50Mbps Down, 20Mbps Up Across Whole…

Verizon FiOS's blazingest 50Mbps downstream/20Mbps upstream package is no longer confined to the pit of the tri-state NY/NJ/CT area and select other locales. Starting next week, it'll be available across Verizon's entire, growing FiOS footprint in 16 states. (Though it'll run $139.95 a month to NY and VA's bargain… » 6/18/08 9:33am 6/18/08 9:33am

Comcast Compressing HDTV Signals to Fit Three Shows into Two Shows'…

Comcast has begun compressing HDTV shows in order to deliver more HD channels to you while using the same amount of bandwidth. They didn't use to do this before, but now, when compared to Verizon FiOS, the channels are grainy and blocky and full of artifacts—a result of shoving three channels into a space where only… » 3/31/08 2:45pm 3/31/08 2:45pm

Michael Bay, Transformers and Giant Explosions Shill for Verizon FiOS

Verizon's new FiOS ad is a splashy, big-budget popcorn flick compared to Time Warner's cheaper, low-fi satire spot. It even stars the king of big boom summer movies, Michael Bay, blowing a bunch of shit up and hanging out with Transformers, saying the word "awesome" a whole lot. Come to think of it, it's pretty much… » 2/14/08 8:00pm 2/14/08 8:00pm

Verizon's Symmetrical FiOS Expands to Entire Coverage Area

The imminent announcement about wider coverage of Verizon's symmetrical FiOS that was teased last week has arrived, and it's pretty nice: Everyone gets it. FL, MA, and RI get 20Mbps up and downstream like NY, NJ and CT, while the rest get 15Mbps both ways. They've also got an option for 30 down and 15 up, but the… » 11/20/07 6:45pm 11/20/07 6:45pm

Next Up for Verizon FiOS: Invading Manhattan, Japan-Like Uber-Bandwidth

You might have heard about Verizon's new 20/20 symmetric FiOS—a sweet 20Mbps upstream and down. But 20 ain't 100, and we're damn jealous of the Japanese, so we got on the phone and asked the guys managing Verizon's tubes what's around the bend. The scoop for city dwellers is that we can expect "not too distant"… » 11/12/07 12:30pm 11/12/07 12:30pm