I submitted this idea to comscat when I worked there in 2005, they said the technology wasn't there, so maybe you can use it.
The idea is the option to search channels by genre i.e.: sports channels will be in their own folder, women TV will be in another, movie channels will be in another and so on and so forth. This will really enhance the interactive guide and make searching for the exact channels you are looking for a whole lot easier. No more having to remember where your channels are in the guide, just select the genre your channel would be in like the science channel would be in science and technology. That simple, and on top of that your customers will see those channels that they would have never known they had. I know with comcast there were at least 6 channels that I had no idea I had, with the genre searching there will be no more channels hiding in the far reaches of the guide.
I know if Verizon had the genre based guide feature I would use it all the time, and maybe the rest of the Verizon community. Im not saying replace the current guide with this, just enhance the guide with this feature.
When working with text entry fields on most FiOS TV widgets, there is a button to change from letters to symbols - however on the text entry screen for logging into the Pandora wudget, this button is strangely absent. Shucks... my e-mail address has a minus ( - ), and thus I have no way to access tthe Pandora account I already pay for on my TV and Hi-Fi system.
Please consider adding a symbols button, or at least the most rudimentary symbols to the log-in screen of Pandora and any other widgets which might not have it. Thanks!
I've had a couple of power failures recently in my area and it keeps taking a lot of time to delete the default stocks VZ puts into "My Stock" page and put mine back in. I notce, however, that the Fidelity widget saves the data and gets restored when power returns. Could the CNBC widget be enhaced to store data and not revert to Vz settings? The CNBC widget is quick as we simply press one button while watching the channel vs going into widgets and cycling thru loop to get to Fidelity's widget.
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?
IT WOULD BE GREAT IF FIOS OFFERED A WAY TO ACCESS INTERNET SITES. I WOLD LOVE TO GET TO MY SHUTTERFLY, AOL, ITUNES, WORK EMAIL AND OTHER THINGS WHILE I AM WATCHING A PROGRAM OR IN BETWEEN SHOWS..............MAYBE EVEN AN OPTIONAL WIRELESS KEYBOARD
There are people, myself included that have a hard time seeing the color red on dark backgrounds. The stock display appears to be a table with hidden borders, so I'm guessing you can change the background cell color easily.
If so, could you make the CHANGE and Percent Change columns background WHITE so both GREEN and RED will be seen easily? I currently have to get up off the couch and walk up to the TV to read the column.
Having to install MediaMgr on the PC just to use these features is a burden. Don't the cableboxes have built-in modems? It would be much more convinient if you could use these features without running your PC all the time.
1. Back at the end of February our AP Widget was removed for updating. It is now the end of May when will the AP Associated Press widget be back up on the Fios Widgets? I still have not received a definitive answer. It's been almost 3 months. It was one of the most valued widget services that Verizon Fios offered besides the Traffic and Weather widgets.
2. On the Fios Traffic Widget it would be very helpful if the town was noted in the traffic updates; they just state street or highways not the towns where the traffic problems are.
Please inform the Management Team or Department who runs these particular services.
I would be most grateful as the many other Fios Customers if these issues were Addressed especially the AP (Associated Press Widget and get it back up on the Fios widget menu again.
I live in the 08879 area of New Jersey.
Thank you for your anticipated assistance.
Loyal Fios Customer Since the Beginning that Fios Rolled Out.
Up until near the end of April, the scoreboard on the baseball widget listed the days in reverse order. If you wanted to see the score from two days prior, you only needed to scroll through two days worth of scores. Somewhere around April 24, the scores began to be listed in calendar order. If, on May 1, you want to check a score from April 30, you will have to scroll through every day since the beginning of the season. Why can't the scores be kept in reverse order throughout the season? Most people will be looking for a fairly recent game, not the first few games of the season. I hope the reverse-order scoreboard can be reinstated even for the remainder of this year. Thanks.
So I have tried to use the FIOS Olympics widget. Might be ok, if it worked consistently.
Here's my comments:
1) Widget keeps timing out. Either when I just try and launch it or when I try and change from news to schedule. All other widgets work fine and so does VOD. Just to double check, ran In Home agent and it said network is fine.
2) Would be nice if it remembered last thing you looked at on the widget. Meaning why always default to news. I am usually looking for schedule.
3) Why does it only show NBCSN channel in widget? I could understand if they didn't want to show non-Olympics channels.
But tonight I had the TV on local NBC channel (the only channel showing Olympics). When I started up the widget, it would only show NBCSN channel in the window. Which is currently showing a MLS game. Should be able to read guide and see if selected channel is showing Olympics.
Can't imagine these issues can be corrected before Olympics end (except for maybe #1 as it could be a server issue).
So they have 2 years until Winter Olympics to get it right.