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.
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.
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.
I haven't gotten a phone with a MWI light (is this supported)?
As an additional indicator, could the set top box show "# New Voicemail Messages" as a hovering box (similar to Caller ID) for the first 30~60 seconds or so when the STB is turned on?
I could actually see the STB power on process turning the TV into a control center, where it could start up the broadcast content in a split mode (like the split guide), TV content shrunk and a list of service status information including a count of unread emails, new voice mails, call log and possibly "new" twitter/facebook alerts. This could stay up for as short or as long as the user wants.
...this could also be the place where up and coming DVR conflicts are shown.
This STB doesn't need to be fully functional to interact with each item, but could act as a trigger to pickup the phone to check voice mail, pickup a computer to check email, etc
I was wondering when you were going to update both the YouTUBE and I Heart Radio widgets to their latest versions? The YouTUBE widget won't stream anything beyond 15 minutes, sometimes 10 minutes, on either of my set top boxes and it is very stressing when I'm trying to watch a video conference that's scheduled to be on for an hour or longer and it just stops and then doesn't return to the last place when restarted. I can play the videos on YouTUBE on my computer and phone with no problems. And the I Heart Radio widget does not have the "create" button like it does in the new app for android phones so we can make our own radio stations. Can you please update these widgets so we can use them optimally? Maybe you can add the Pandora widget and the TuneIN Radio widget as well? Thanks. Steve
I could go on and on about the new IMG. Personally, on my HDTV, it looks great (although I'm not seeing the "sliding" type of animation in the guide like Verizon is showing off on their Info channel or a setting to turn it on/off). On a SDTV not so much (and I think that is where a lot of the complaints are probably coming from about contrast, blurriness and legibility).
So rather dwell on that and rehash topics that already exist, I thought I would point out a minor issue I'm seeing with the new IMG that I don't recall seeing reported. In the previous IMG if I opened up widgets it would show me the last widget I was viewing... so... if I navigated over to the weather widget and was looking at that and then exited, next time I brought up widgets I would again be looking at the weather widget front and center. This was rather nice given that there isn't a truly "local forecast" Weather Channel offered on FiOS. But with the new IMG it doesn't remember what I was looking at... so I get the not very helpful "FiOS TV Widgets" manager thing and then in order to see the weather I have to arrow over four times.
Also... the widgets seem to be distorted now on the HDTV (last time I checked the Sun and Moon were not ovals). The Weather widget also looks more like the previous IMG color/design.
I hope it will be possible to restore the last Widget memory at some point in the future and would also be cool if the widgets could be updated with the newer IMG look to remove the stretching effect/distortion. I'd also mention it would be helpful if the widget included a text description. A "snow" graphic is nice... but what does that mean? A dusting? A blizzard? 1-3 inches? Those are VERY different things. BUT... I mentioned that in the past (and Verizon seemed to like the idea) so hopefully that is already something in the works.
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.
Since the change to Weatherbug to The Weather Channel default widget, TWC is not automatically picking up the customers location for the extended forecast. Its been a few weeks, I thought this would be fixed by now. It worked fine with Weatherbug. The initial screen on widgets does show the customers town, but NOT the extended forecast, comes up as Dallas TX. Further, you can go in and "edit location" but does not stick.
Also, under the SD OVERIDE, it would be nice if ZOOM was added along with Stretch. many people would prefer ZOOM (3X's hitting # (size) button) as default on all SD channels.
Why does resume not work on-demand after it stops? This continues on as a problem. People have to FF all the way through from the beginning.
Would be nice if eventually the DVR can hold folders for users, eg, my wifes whows go in her folder, the kids in theirs, I would get my own folder. The list used for EVERYONE gets so long.
Internet streaming is the latest way for non traditional competitive events, and specifically console and computer gaming, to be distributed to the masses. TwitchTV is the premier streaming community online. A TwitchTV widget would allow customers to be able to watch live professional gaming tournaments on the television without the need to hook their television to a computer.
Include a text weather forecast description with some useful information. "Rain" can mean anything from a light mist to heavy downpours. "Snow" can mean anything from a flurry to a blizzard. It does nothing to help with planning if you know it will snow but don't know if the "Snow" forecasted is going to be a light dusting or a couple feet.