01.05.2009Personal Tech

Consumers Who Act Now Can Take Advantage of a New FiOS TV Promotion and Enjoy the Most Advanced Digital Video Recorder Technology - Available Only on FiOS

NEW YORK - Verizon is making it easier to enjoy the ultimate home-entertainment experience - with a new promotional savings offer for FiOS TV.

New customers who subscribe to FiOS TV between now and Feb. 21 will receive their choice of free use for six months of either a high-definition (HD) digital video recorder (DVR) or an HD Home Media DVR. Customers who take advantage of this offer will save between $95 and $119 for the first six months, depending upon the DVR customers choose.

"It's time for people to experience HD the way it's meant to be seen, with the best picture-and-sound quality of FiOS TV," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of video solutions for Verizon.  "Unlike old-fashioned cable, Verizon's multi-room Home Media DVR lets you watch pre-recorded shows in HD on any TV in the house with an HD set-top box. Customers can save money by having one DVR stream programming throughout the house, without a need to purchase multiple DVRs."

As families wrestle with managing their home budgets amid the current economic downturn, many are re-evaluating how they are spending their discretionary entertainment dollars. A recent national survey of 1,026 adults commissioned by Verizon found that a majority plan to spend more time at home, and they are turning to their television for entertainment. Innovations like Verizon's Home Media DVR give FiOS TV customers a rich home-entertainment experience that old-fashioned cable can't match.

With Verizon's unique Home Media DVR, customers can use one DVR to record programming and then watch it on up to six other TV sets in the home.  The feature also allows customers to view up to three separately recorded programs simultaneously on different TV sets, and offers the ability to pause on one set and then continue watching on another.  FiOS TV's Home Media DVR is bundled with Media Manager, a feature that allows customers to access photos and music from their personal computers and play them on their TV or home theater systems.

Recognizing Verizon's leadership, J.D. Power and Associates recently ranked FiOS TV the "Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the East Region."

FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 400 all-digital channels and 14,000 video-on-demand (VOD) titles each month - 70 percent of which are free. Verizon's VOD library also includes more than 1,200 HD titles. FiOS TV is currently available to more than 8.2 million homes in 14 states. 

In addition to FiOS TV, Verizon offers FiOS Internet service with connection speeds as high as up to 50 megabits per second (Mbps) downstream and 20 Mbps upstream, as well as high-quality voice services. 

Verizon's FiOS Internet service was named the top pick in PC Magazine's 2008 readers' survey and also was named a winner in PC World Magazine's The 100 Best Products of 2008.  It was the second year in a row that the broadband service made the reader survey and best product lists.

Verizon delivers FiOS TV and Internet services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network straight to customers' homes and businesses, providing stunning picture-and-sound quality, a broad spectrum of content diversity, interactive features and the fastest Internet speeds - creating the ultimate home-entertainment experience. 

For more information on FiOS TV, consumers can visit www.verizon.com/fiostv or call their local Verizon sales office or 888-438-3467.