I'm posting a copy of my original post in fios tv programming, Anthony thought this would be a good candidate for the Idea exchange.
I'm not sure which part he thought would be good, but my concerns center around the widget I can't use, and the unavailability of a Programming Guide.
One question leads to another, starting with the Olympic interactive widget.....
07-27-2012 05:10 PM Now that the Olympics are upon us whenever I land on a NBC channel the interactive widget shows up in the upper right hand corner of our screen.
I was disappointed when I clicked on it, and a info box popped on screen telling me that I needed the HD STB to view it. We have a Standard TV, and STB.
To me this is a programmers error. It should of either been made availiable to all users of Fios or programmed not to show up for owners of standard STB's.
We can order one, but will it work with a Standard TV set, so we can avoid this in the future? We do not care for HD or 3D.
Is there an added cost?
And the Olympics will probably be half over by the time we get one.
So now we have to endure it until the Olympics are over because there is no way to turn it off.
This leads to my next set of questions.
Why doesn't Vz have a listing of scheduled programming on their web site, and if they do, why is it buried so deeply that it is hard, next to impossible to find?
I was looking for show times for the Olympics, and this weekends Nascar, and F1 races, but no matter what I tried to use as a search term the results pointed me right back to the advantages of signing up for Fios service. I did find the Fios channel lineup, but that doesn't show what's playing it just gives available channels according to one's zip code.
I did see the three year old? sticky about viewing online, then found out that doesn't work from another poster two years later, but still that's not what I wanted, and for God's sake if it doesn't work at least get rid of that sticky or edit the Admin Emitrius's original post!
For reference: DTV has what they call "The Guide". Channels, Times, and Program,