07-04-2015 08:19 AM
I've been very frustrated with the On Demand service through Cox and am thinking of switching to Verizon FiOS. I would like to know if FiOS On Demand service is "good" compared to Cox.
My major current complaint with Cox On Demand is that when I pause a program and return later to resume that program, it will sometimes restart at the beginning. Since fast forward is disabled for most programs, this is extremely frustrating.
I also have the following issues:
I read the messages at http://forums.verizon.com/t5/FiOS-TV-Programming/FiOS-On-Demand-in-need-of-a-complete-overhaul-Won-t... . Some of the complaints in that thread do not apply in my case: I watch in standard def (SD) and do not watch on mobile appliances. Waiting for 10 days for a program to appear would bother me a little, however what would bother me more is if the program expires within only a week or so after becoming available on On Demand. Contributor jaddieo reported that On Demand is slow at times, but is it as slow as the times I cited above?
PS: I have these problems with "regular" On Demand programs that are available with my cable TV Service, not pay-per-view on demand. If it makes any difference, I am in the northern Virginia area.