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Verizon FiOS vs. Comcast: Feature-by-feature

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  • No, Gear Live is *not* sponsored by Verizon FiOS. However, Verizon, on the whole, has run a 2-month ad campaign on the site. Ad campaigns and sponsorships are very different. Aside from that, you say the post is written in the tone of an advertorial. You sure about that? Can you point me to any similarly written advertorial? As I said in the post itself, these are my *honest* feelings on both services. Then, in each point, I gave a real-world account. Show me where I didn’t, if you don’t agree.

    Furthermore, you didn’t point out anything in the post that you disagree with. You just asked about a sponsorship. If you are implying that we would set our integrity aside due to an advertiser who chose to do a small 2-month campaign (compared to the many who do way more campaigns for longer lengths or higher amounts), you are sadly, sadly mistaken. Gear Live has been around since 2004, and we have yet to do anything biased towards any advertiser. If anything, we are tougher on them.

    As I said, Verizon as a whole ran a campaign. I can easily say that Verizon Wireless is garbage. Verizon DSL is horrible. I wouldn’t touch FiOS phone service, as I instead stick with Vonage. But that wasn’t what this post was about. It was about Comcast and FiOS as Internet and television providers. I said nothing about Time Warner, Cox, Millenium, or any other cable provider, because I don’t have experience with them. Again, this was about real world experience.

    Care to argue against any of the points I made? Feel free, that is what the comments are for. But seriously, if you, cabler, would rather just question our integrity without backing anything up, you are only making yourself look silly.

    posted by: Andru Edwards · 9/21/08

  • You may need a better display (or a properly calibrated one) in order to see the magnitude of difference. Trust me, we get a lot of TVs coming through here at Gear Live headquarters, and we know how to compare signals.

    posted by: Andru Edwards · 9/29/08

  • The optical fibre the best )

    posted by: riflescope · 10/29/08

  • Unfortunately, George, that just isn’t a true assessment. We ran a side-by-side test, and it was clear that FiOS had better quality due to the uncompressed nature of their feed, and that satellite, with their 1080p on demand offering, had the highest-quality on demand feed.

    posted by: Andru Edwards · 9/7/09

  • Austin,

    While I appreciate your judgmental and sarcastic tones, the fact is that FiOS has the best picture, period. It’s been proven time and again in independent tests. Also, I don’t recall reviewing any of their movies, which is what movies critics do. I talked about the quality - the PICTURE QUALITY, of the video on demand services. Again, FiOS has a much cleaner picture. Why? Because they don’t compress the signal like Comcast (and other cable companies) does.

    I do this for a living, and I think I know what I am talking about. I’ve been with Verizon for about 3 years now. When my friends come over who subscribe to Comcast, they immediately notice a difference and comment on it.

    Sorry, but you are wrong in this instance.

    posted by: Andru Edwards · 11/1/09