First off let me apologize ahead of time if my rant is put in the wrong forum. I am basically writing about my experience as a guide in case someone else is looking for the same thing I was...
I switched over to Fios from DirecTV with one stipulation. I would have full access to HD broadcasts of Center Ice. I was told repeatedly that Fios has Center Ice and I would have no issues watching all my games in HD.
Wrong! I cannot stress how upset I am over the measly 1 or (if lucky) 2 games in HD that get broadcast on a regular basis. Thats if I am lucky enough to watch the game at ALL! further more the biggest issue I have is blackouts.
When I was on DirecTV, I would get a game blacked out every once in a while when my team played the Rangers or the Sabres. But I was able to watch the game on MSG. Since moving to Fios I have games from 4 teams blacked out, with no way to watch them anywhere else!
The biggest one is the NJ Devil games. When my team plays the Devils I always get blacked out. Fios guide shows the devils game on MSG +2 every time. But when I switch to that channel it has been Poker instead. I called Verizon and asked why the game gets blacked out on Center Ice and MSG with no other options (By the way I never had Devil games blacked out on DirecTV Center Ice). They answered with "We do not know why MSG blocked its feed."
I have switched service, paid for a package, and have missed more games in a half year due to blackouts than I have in 3 years on DirecTV. I am extremely disapointed, especially with the lack of knowledge and concern from Verizon themselves. I signed a contract under false promise and for that I will never forgive Verizon.
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Yeah, that link never works for me. It always says no information for your area. Also according to the guide I should see those games, but the listed channel just does not show anything that the guide says it is showing.
And of course I am going to miss the game again tonight. I wish I would have never switched from DirecTV. I never missed a game, which is funny because they have to play by the same blackout rules Verizon does...