bytheofani10-20-201007:05 AM - edited 10-29-201011:40 AM
Right now, I have four remotes sitting on my coffee table (TV, Cable, DVD player, SurroundSound).
What I'd like to see is a Smart Phone widget where you could download a manufacturer's remote to your smart phone. The remote keypad would show up on the screen and you would press them as if you're using the actual remote and the phone would send the appropriate signal to the corresponding hardware. You could download all of your remotes (four in my case) and have four separate buttons that, when selected, would bring up that remote's keypad on your phone screen. It would give you one hand-held unit that could control all of your entertainment hardware. It sure would simplify things and prevent panic when one of the remotes can't be found as well as having four remotes cluttering up the coffee table.
If the DVR had the ability to support the number of STBs in the home. I could see it. Like a whole home DVR should be. Multiple tuners in the DVR and the ability to use them from any box. Or the DVR to support recording from any STB tuner. I would like to share content without paying extra for the DVR period. HMDVR is just what it says. Home Media, in my home. Why should we have to pay extra to share what is already in our house?
bykellin10-15-201002:54 PM - edited 10-29-201010:55 AM
I'm tempted to move back east to get fios. I hate COX I hate them aaaaarrrrrrggggggg. Time warner.... really What is up with California, you would think Verizon would be here. Please, oh please for the love of God make fios available here.
on 10-12-201009:21 AM - last edited on 01-04-201112:21 PM by DougVZ
We should offer a FIOS package that allows you to access Facebook, Twitter, Internet etc. on TV screen via Widgets or some similar function. Users could purchase package or PPU over a designated time frame.
Tie this into DROID so people can use a single provider whether at home or mobile. The devices can be linked via account numbers. Consumers are spending 2-3k on wireless televisions with the social networks capability.
i pay a lot of money for premium package. why is hbo and showtime on demand offer very few movies? should be hundreds of choices. even epix and encore are decent . now fios is taking some channels away and adding it to their hd ultimate package. geting to expensive. widget tv coming...traditional service providers will lose business if they become to expensive
My idea for FiOS is to bring it to my neighborhood.
Our current provider was created by the home builder as a supplimental business to provide telephone, cable, and internet to our community (and subsequently, other communities).
It would make an ideal acquisition for Verizon. Optical fiber is already run to every house and is currently dark. The home builder is in financial trouble. The existing customer base is disappointed with the lack of content and the slowness to adop new technology. Thousands of new Verizon customers are waiting to be signed up!
Please bring FiOS to Centennial in Westfield, IN by buying First Mile Technologies, a subsidiary of The Estridge Companies!
Perhaps just something I missed. It would be nice if I come across a station I like to have a way to add it to one of the favorite lists directly as I'm watching it rather than having to bring up the menu, navigate to settings, navigate to setting favorites, etc...
I've seen it mentioned here in response to several of the idea requests that IMG 1.8 will have the idea incorporated or as a step toward implementing an idea. Or that IMG 1.9 will be going out after that and might address certain ideas. It is great to see this sort of response, but that has me wondering... as the IMG updates are finished and released is there any location that details what exactly they contain? And if not... well, here is the idea: Could you maybe set up an area that shows the update info. I still have IMG 1.7.1 here and It would be nice to see exactly what I have to look forward to when IMG 1.8, 1.9, etc. gets here.
As capacities grow larger and prices come down, it would be nice to see Verizon putting SSDs into their DVR set top boxes. SSDs are less susceptible to physical shock, quieter, have lower access time and latency, and save energy.
I use Internet radio a lot while watching sports and really love it.
You guys broke this! When Internet Radio first came out you had a larger video window in the middle of the screen with the banner up top. It was identical to playing music from my PC (via Media Manager). With this new widget you get a smaller video screen on the left… it’s just awkward looking and not as good. I’d rather see more (larger) video and less wasted space. Put it back the way it was – you should be able to fit the info on the right into a banner on the top and enlarge the video.