We have been enjoying the new Verizon Quantum TV. This month they have also featured a free preview the new Disney On Demand channel. Quantum TV has simplified a major problem with our modern television viewing. Now each of our three televisions can access the DVR, pause TV and record more than two shows at a time. My husband can watch his old movies on Turner Classic in our bedroom, the kids can watch their Disney XD programs in the loft and I can watch my Lifetime movies On-Demand in the family room.
The new service also features 200 hours of HD storage. That’s enough to store an entire season of Walking Dead and then some! Verizon reports that currently, more than one-third of all TV viewed is recorded content, and adoption of DVR capabilities has grown roughly 60 percent over the past five years.
According to the latest Verizon FiOS Innovation Index survey, 78 percent of respondents nationwide want more DVR storage capacity to record and save more TV programs and movies. Survey responses also revealed that 63 percent want more tuners so everyone can watch and record live TV when they want; 63 percent want to watch DVR-recorded programs on every TV in the house; and 57 percent want to pause, rewind and fast forward live TV programs on every TV in the house.
I should also state that television viewing is limited in our house to specific times during the day and to specific types of programming. We enjoy access to all the Discovery channels which are mostly educational. We also watch lots of music programming on Palladia and VH1 Classic. Many of our favorite movies and some fantastic specials have been found on EPIX.
Disclosure: Verizon FiOS provided us with a Quantum TV upgrade for purposes of this review.