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Displaying articles for: 04-29-2012 - 05-05-2012
I've just switched from Cablevision/Optimum Online to verizon FIOS. Unless I'm mistaken, it appears that my FIOS MultiRoom DVR lacks ability to play back a recording or portion thereof in slow motion.
This is a capability that I often used on my Cablevision DVR to watch slow-mo replays of portions of a show, especially sporting events (e.g. to see if the ball really crossed the goal line or touched the out-of-bounds line, to analyze the player movement that led to a really good play, to see better a really good dive or gymnastics performance, ... ). With the Cablevision support, slow motion is activated on the remote by simply pressing the Play button when the DVR is already in Play mode.
I'd like to suggest that this capability be added to FIOS DVRs, hopefully via a firmware update to current boxes. Frankly I quite surprised it seemingly isn't already available. It's something that was available on at least some VCRs 30 years ago.
I want to know if Verizon will add to FiOS TV the option to fill out a request to add a TV show to it's On Demand content? I want to be able to watch previous seasons of Breaking Bad, but the series is not on FiOS. This form for request would be good to add directly onto the interface maybe connecting it to the TV channel link, (e.g. FX). That is all.
If VZ is not going to:
1 - make it compatible with Windows 7
2 - correct functionality so as it works
WHY HAVE IT AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM OFFICIAL VERIZON WEBSITE???
i feel better by venting - - i attempted to use VCA several years ago and it was putrid at that time.
Things have not gotten any better....REMOVE IT OR MAKE IT WORK - - STUPID
Can the networks, affiliates and carriers PLEASE start using the same Time Server so you're sychronized with each other so the only time we need to extend recoding is if there's a presidental press conference or s game runs long? Thanks.
If extending a show creates a conflict with another recording, rather than not-recording the lower ranked show, chop off the end or beginning of it. Often, we want to be sure we see the end of a show but if we miss the beginning of a show we can usually catch up with the story. Better yet, when this type of conflict occurs, prompt the user to ask if he'd rather lose the beginning of one show or the end of another.
It would be nice if the Guide would show the favorite status of each channel and let me change it right in the guide. By the time I navigate through the settings, I sometimes forget the channel I was on. Each channel would just show a small 1, 2, both, or none. Then, a button press could turn on or off the 1 or 2 indicator. Not a big issue, but it would make it so much easier to set up my favorites.
I have several issues with my DVR that usually get fixed by the In Home Agent, but that in it self is an issue.
These inculde - DVR auto reboot, can't get past a recorded program spot while viewing it, paused program and recording same program gets stuck, etc.
This issue is WHY do any of this things happen in the first place??? Can't the muti-room DVR just work?
Please consider getting the software to work consistently. Thanks
Fios on Demand needs much improvement. I have seen Charter and DirectV on demand and any TV program can be caught up on but not on FIOS. Generally most programs are not free. For the cost we pay every month you should be able to catch up on any normal programming? Are we ever going to change this or at least offer it online?
I know I'm not the first to request this, but you really should add PBS on demand. I know it's available--I had it with Cablevision. And with the popularity of Sherlock, it would make a lot of sense. Not everyone is able to stay up late enough to watch the Masterpiece shows live.
The Actiontec router can respond to SNMP requests. It would be nice if this was opened up so that my network management software could check the status of the Actiontec.
Work with Actiontec and the DD-WRT team to develop a DD-WRT version of the router software. This software is far more functional than the base software in most routers. There is work on DD-WRT version but they have not addressed the COA interface yet. Doing this would probably save considerable effort on the development of the router software.
A number of shows are extending into the next time slot by a minute or two which causes a conflict when follow on show are schedule to record. Since the DVR allows the extension of record times, also allow the shortening of record times to avoid the conflict. Maybe just allow a choice to end on the hour or half hour.
I have used the manual record to overcome some of these conflicts, but there is no way to identify the show being recorded. I noted another suggestion to be able to name a manual record which would also help.
Eliminate this rule, as there is no reason to not allow notification on calls and also allow blocking capability.
"You have requested to turn the Call Notification Always feature On, but currently the Incoming Call Block - Reject Calls from Certain Numbers feature is turned On. You may not have these two services On at the same time. Do you want to: Turn Call Notification Always Onand turn Incoming Call Block - Reject Calls from Certain Numbers Off?"
Email and Web at your TV? I believe someone tried Web TV and it did not go well. But this could be different.
Now if Verizon were to have a browser in the STB which is possible since it is Linux based. I would go for that, and a slide out keyboard on the remote, with a mouse that would move based on positioning of the remote. Not like the TiVO remote but different. Don't want anymore time in court. There are many open source browsers that could be used. Sell the remote as an option, but don't charge for the browser use. Verizon would have a feature that other providers don't. Now let's see if Verizon can do it before Tivo or someone else. I don't think anyone has it in a STB or DVR.
Perhaps this could be a Widget Plug in, so a new img would not be required?
The energy reader should have more functionality. You should be able to enter the rates of your electric provider and be able to see
usage in dollars and cents. Like other energy readers on the market which provide this application. This allows you to estimate monthly billing.
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