Renting set-top boxes is old fashioned.

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Renting set-top boxes is old fashioned.

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Verizon.  I hate your set-top boxes.  The user interface sucks.  It's so old fashioned and slow.  Why don't you have slick set top boxes with a user interface that's modern, like an Apple TV.  And renting HD boxes? Paying so much to rent them is ridiculous.  I could have purchased 10 of those boxes with all the money I've spent renting them.  And they're garbage.

 

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Other than buying a TIVO, I believe all of the cable providers will only rent a box.

And I have seen other interfaces.

Don't think that FIOS is any worse than most.

Have not seen Xfinity Interface.


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They just passed a law that allows consumers to purchase boxes. When is Verizon going to get in board?

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Technically the FCC just said that cable companies have to allow third party  apps and boxes to connect to their service.

So it will be a while for companies to get the details and then manufacture the devices.


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definetly agree 
menu system sucks abusive
hardware outdated for years 
and charge 12$ for a device cost than less 12$

this is should be illegal 

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@lil3sis wrote:

They just passed a law that allows consumers to purchase boxes. When is Verizon going to get in board?


With Trump winning the election, he is extremely pro-business and it looks like this FCC plan is going to die on the vine. Don't expect to see anything done with STB's and that applies to all companies.

 

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/02/technology/fcc-cable-box-trump/index.html

 

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