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Silver Contributor IV
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Registered: ‎05-11-2009
Message 61 of 101
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Okay, we missed last Saturday's game, and the channel still isn't here. I know Verizon needs to do some work to get the signal, but how long does that take? Are we going to miss this Saturday's game in Edmonton too?

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Copper Contributor caps81737
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Apparently, the plumbing isn't fixed yet, so no Caps-Oilers game tonight....unless someone has heard something else...I'll just start digging out--then, maybe by the spring, the CSN+ plumbing will be fixed...Man Indifferent

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Silver Contributor IV
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Message 63 of 101
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Tonight, I just turned off FiOS TV altogether and I'm listening to 1500 AM over the internet, since Verizon cannot deliver the live game that is available to them in my region. I'm in the TV region, but outside of the radio broadcast area. At least the NHL puts out the internet radio feeds for free, unlike MLB.

 

I hope the people at Verizon can understand why I'm not too happy with them at the moment. I was going to go to a local bar tonight to watch the game (via Comcast), but the fresh coat of snow made that too dangerous.

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Contributor afterp
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Message 64 of 101
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How rediculous is it that CSN+ isn't offered in AA County??!!  Hundreds of Caps and Wizards fans -- and thousands of Maryland Terrapins fans.  The flagship university in the state and their games aren't even shown in the state capital?  (edit) even players parents can't watch -- Gregory and Mosley in Baltimore, no luck; Pearman in Columbia, no luck. 

 

I'm sure Comcast will love to have my business -- which they will definitely get if CSN+ isn't added to the lineup.

 

Verizon = horrible customer service and absolutely no concept of what their customers want.

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Contributor afterp
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Message 65 of 101
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By the way, any Maryland fans looking for the game tonight should go to WMUC and give some love to our student broadcaters.

 

http://www.wmucsports.com/index.php

 

Only radio, but better than nothing.

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Contributor shaft103
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Message 66 of 101
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Any updates on this situation?

Silver Contributor IV
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Message 67 of 101
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No updates, just silence. I trust that Verizon has a plan with an anticipated launch date, but that's something they don't wish to share. That's fine, but with every week that passes, I get a little more impatient.

 

Personally, I'm still not recommending FiOS to any potential new customers until this is resolved and the channel is on.

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Copper Contributor Benjammin
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Registered: ‎11-04-2009
Message 68 of 101
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Come on Verizon, a little communication goes a long way. If it's going to take another two weeks, tell us that. If we're looking at some long, drawn-out "solution" then be straight with us about that. When you claim to be the best and have a premium priced product, then you need to deliver.

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Silver Contributor IV
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Message 69 of 101
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There was an update on twitter.com/fiostv-

requires fiber cxn from CSN to FiOS video net, then "grooming" the content into the channel lineup + biz deal & franchise stuff

 

Now, in fairness, this is more details than I've heard from other providers in similar situations. I like that they are using a fiber connection going to the VHO's instead of having to get a satellite feed from the super headends. I just hope that this feed goes out to VHO4, VHO9, and VHO9a, and no one gets forgotten about.

 

Another CSN+ Caps game on Tuesday. I would just take the 2 hour trip to the game, but tickets are kinda hard to come by these days. I'm not holding my breath to see CSN+ on my TV by then, but it would be a pleasant surprise if it arrived in time.

 

It sure would have been nice if anyone at Verizon had listened to me last summer when I was asking about this channel!

 

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Copper Contributor ecmks
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Message 70 of 101
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In Philadelphia when there is a conflict in scheduling between the Flyers and Sixers on Comcast Sports Net one of the games gets moved to the "Comcast Network" which was originally called CN8. At this time Verizon FiOS TV does not carry the Comcast Network / CN8. When I signed up for FiOS the sales rep in my neighborhood said Comcast CN8 was going away so Verizon had no plans to carry it.

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