So, after about a year or so of getting a sick feeling every time I look at my Verizon bill, realizing that my $165/month plan is actually almost $260/month if I actually want to watch TV, I have decided to use TiVO and cablecards.
When I go to the "Change my TV Equipment" section of MyVerizon, I am not surprised to find that I am unable to select 0 set top boxes. Doesn't matter how many cablecards I want, I have to rent that set top box.
I don't want to rent a set top box. Why is Verizon forcing me to?
(I am actually renting 2 dvrs and 2 ipc boxes from Verizon - my first choice was to simply send a couple of the boxes back, but the way Verizon plays with so-called discounts, sending boxes back makes no difference in what they want me to pay, and in some combinations of less than 4 TVs, actually increases my costs)
That is definitely not true if you get tivo that is the whole point is to get rid of set top boxes. At worst if they make you get a box then there is a digital adapter which is less than $10. But if you need 2 cable cards for the 2 tivos it is probably about $10 for the both plus the tivo subscription. Will you save that much?
As far the 4k the VMS and IP clients are only 1080 as well. Broadcast are also mostly is 1080 so you should be ok there. 4k right now is mainly with streaming services.
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