I saw your topic last week when I was researching Altice One. How are you enjoying Verizon Fios?
I miss the fast forward feature on the Genie also, when you push play, it rewinds a short amount of time. Honestly, I am really enjoying FiOS. I've been with DirecTV, Optimum and FiOS over the last 14 years. The new FiOS TV One equipment is fantastic. Very similar remote to Altice One...but it actually does have a Guide button. I can scroll through the program guide (and DVR section) as fast as I want, and it doesn't bog down and it's not slow at all. I probably would have stayed with Altice One, but the software just had too many bugs. I didn't realize Verizon was going to release the new equipment, so I got lucky. Best of luck with your new service.I saw your topic last week when I was researching Altice One. How are you enjoying Verizon Fios?
I made the switch from DirecTV to Altice One yesterday. I was with DirecTV for 4 years and loved the service but it was just getting too expensive and they wouldn't give me any discounts. With Altice One I am paying about the same as I was with DirecTV but I get more channels plus Internet included. Picture quality seems about the same. I think DirecTV has a slight edge but I don't notice unless I am like 1 foot away from the screen. The Altice One remote is actually pretty cool. Voice commands work very well and I like that all the buttons light up. Not having a Guide button is very disappointing, though. They could have linked it to the left or down arrows, which don't seem to do anything. Or to the select button, which seems to have the same function as the info button. Instead, you have to press the Altice menu button, right arrow, and then Select. It's really annoying having to press 3 buttons in order to access the Guide. Having the record and info buttons on the bottom doesn't bother me as much as I initially thought it would.
The Altice One set top box is not as wide as the DirecTV Genie box but it's a little taller. I like that it has a Digital clock on it. I think the Genie uses a hard drive for storage while Altice One has some kind of solid state drive or SD card. I recorded 4 shows and my DVR is already 8% full. I think the Genie has way more storage space. The rewind, play/pause, and fast forward functions are not as smooth as on the Genie. I always end up fast forwarding too far while skipping commercials and then I have to rewind. Never had this issue with the Genie. Also, you can't access the Guide while watching something on the Altice One DVR. Another area where the Genie is better. Overall, I prefer the DirecTV Genie DVR. Aside from the DVR sluggishness everything else is very fast and responsive on the Altice One.
Yeah cloud DVR’s suckI think I figured out why the DVR is so sluggish and why the storage space is so low. Apparently, it's a cloud-based DVR, which means everything is stored on their servers rather than on your set top box.. Missing the DirecTV DVR a ton. It was way faster.