Yeah, I'm taking a "wait and see" approach for a few months. I looked at the channel list, and there's 5-7 "missing" HD channels (plus it looks like Starz is NOT available on FIOS, although I thought I read something like on 4/11/11 Starz signed something with Verizon).
Given that people have been asking (and Verizon has been telling) that BBC America HD has been "in the queue" since 2009, I don't think it'll happen any time soon. But I could be wrong.
No SDV is another plus, but I'll see what happens.
Verizon FiOS TV puts IMG 1.9 set top-box software rollout on hold over a few issues By Richard Lawler, EngadgetHD, posted May 14th 2011 4:52PM
If you're a Verizon FiOS TV customer waiting for the IMG 1.9 software to hit your box with its new HD guide and other updates you may be waiting slightly longer than you expected since the company has paused things to handle a couple of issues. Zatz Not Funny links to a forum thread where Director of Consumer Product Development Joe Ambeault confirms the rollout is "pausing for a moment to incorporate some customer feedback." Two issues specifically mentioned are the contrast between text and background and SD override wizard. There's no word of any change to the originally expressed plans of delivering the software to all of its customers in "the coming months" so we don't expect the delay to last too long, we'll let you know when we hear something more specific.