Centurylink PRISM TV.
Centruylink is launching PRISM TV here in Minneapolis, and in some suburbs in early 2016. Once it is available in your area, we can help you get set up with it if you want. It has a standard selection of channels, and good HD content. Also, all the boxes are wireless, which can be ideal for some homes. It also give you a lot of versatility. When you bundle it with your DSL service, they usually offer decent discounts.
We went online and searched for reviews from elsewhere where Prism is already in the field. First lets look as what Century Links Says Prism offers with a short video.
Here is the scoop we got from BestCompany.com https://bestcompany.com/satellite-tv/company/prism-tv/
Prism TV TechThe DVR allows you to watch and record multiple shows at once with just one DVR. The DVR device allows you to watch the recorded shows from any room so there is no fighting over remotes. Prism Whole Home DVR has an app that creates the ability to manage your DVR library, set recordings and reminders and customize your online guide from anywhere you can access the app.
The Denver Post Answered a readers plea for low budget TV Access with this quote about Prism - Note that pricing may be diffeent here in Minnesota than in Denver...
• CenturyLink’s cheapest way to get started with its Prism TV is its 140-channel Prism Essential plan, which after the $34.99 promotion rate ends in 12 months, jumps to about $50 a month.
Here is a post we found in a forum...
I know this is an old post, but we have had Prism for the past 6 months and all I can say is that it is decent, definitely cheaper than what I was paying for Directv, but you get what you pay for. We have 4 TVs and only two of the 4 can view HD content at the same time, the other two sets have to be in SD. This also applies to the DVR. You can watch 1 HD show and record another HD, but if you have more than two HD streams running, then any other recordings will be in SD. This is due to the bandwidth limitation of the dual ADSL pipeline they use to deliver the service over. The HD quality is pretty good, but not as good as Directv. We have also had intermittent audio issue with digital audio, the sound will drop out occasionally and come back and drop out, its annoying to say the least, so we run most shows in stereo audio and not digital audio to eliminate the problem until they get it resolved. Overall its an ok service, we have combined internet phoneand TV and the total bill is about $60 cheaper than we were p ing forDirectv alone. So overall it was about $150 savings when we combined everything. http://www.avsforum.com/forum/45-local-hdtv-info-reception/1495207-prism-tv.html
Another comment in the same thread...
You need to get a Fiber optic (FO) feed if you can.
The above seems a bit technical ... hunh.. Don't worry if you decide on Prism via us, we will help you with the techie stuff. But here is another comment....
We had DTV. We were dissatisfied with DTV, and were ripe when a Prism salesman came to our door and made us a good trial offer. We went for it. The Prism service was okay, but not as user-friendly as DTV. A DTV salesman called and made us an offer we could not refuse to return. The offer turned out (surprise, surprise) to be not what what was offered. We are now waiting for our commitment to expire. We will go (back) to Dish or go broadcast.
Seems to be difficult to satisfy everybody, that's why we at The Connected Home work with our clients to help them understand the pluses and minuses of each package and provider. It is often a mistake to make the low cost option the key consideration. Yes price is important, but what so is getting the type of service you need for the way you use your TV Access and the services you want to bundle with it.