You all are planning on dropping Funimation? This is a very dumb move imo. You have a ton of people that are Verizon Fios customers solely for this channel. This is the only channel you are able to watch "real" anime and I along with alot of people from what I see just googleing "Fios to drop funumation" came here mainly for that channel. There are NO real anime channels beside this, how could the ratings possibly be that low. This channel is no lie on at my house at least 8 hours a day. This is the channel that runs even while I am on my pc not watching TV. Go find another "actual" crappy channel to cut. I can't imagine many people watch cartoon network anymore now that Adult Swim is filled with stupid shows a 4 year old could do a better job on and comedies that are the dumbest thing I have ever seen. If you cut this channel Verizon I asure you, that you will lose ALOT of customers.
How long will we have to wait for Verizon FIOS to upgrade their existing clunky oversize "set top" boxes to allow Picture in PIcture (PIP)? Since we are told the existing set top boxes cannot provide PIP, why not just offer us PIP hungry customers a different box, like the Scientific American's.
Its high time for Verizon to not drop the ball on this one. If the existing boxes cannot handle such a simple function that Comcast customers in my area have had for years, I will be forced to switch to Comcast to resolve this. I bought a TV with PIP functionality deliberately, like so many others have. If the digital age involves rolling back technologies, why did we switch again?
I am forced to presume Verizon FIOS wants me to rent yet another box and split the signal before it enters my set top box,, and live with SD and a limited channel lineup and no guide. Nope. Its like we are still in the stone age. Why is there a PIP button on my remote, anyways?
Its also high time to abandon the name set top box. If a single customer can get the set top box on top of the existing flat panel high definition TV, please post a picture so we can all get a good laugh.
Sirs, I came home from work and had to wait to find out you upgraded the TV Guide (if you want to call it an upgrade). I personally think it is two step backward and closely resembles the Comcast TV Guide of a few years ago. Not only is the TV Guide poor programming choice but it also does not hold to the "Favorites" when the box is turned off. In these days of resources conservation, I think that leaving the box turned on is a waste of resources and not very green thinking. I wonder who the "airhead" was that OK'ed this (so called) upgrade. I feel with this new TV Guide you've really screwed up.
Currenly there's no way AFAIK to hide unsubscribed channels in the guide and when hitting channel up/down - this is ridiculous. Clearly Verizon removed this feature in order to advertise these additional channels in hopes of getting people to subscribe to them and spend more money. Well all it does is **bleep** people off (see the forums), so please add this option.
Yes, I know I can use Favorites to do something similar, but it's a pain to setup, and Favorites should be for my Favorites, not for "all the channels that I pay for". There should be a single option, "Hide unsubscribed channels", and it should be selected by default.
IF YOU DROP AMC FROM THE CHANNEL LINE UP YOU WILL LOSE MANY LOYAL CUSTOMERS, SO WORK OUT WHATEVER PROBLEMS YOU HAVE WITH THE AMC NETWORK, WITHOUT ANY PRICE INCREASES, DON,T MAKE THE CUSTOMERS LOSE OUT ON GREAT TV.
I just exchanged my old DVR (6216) to the new one (7232), and the new model is a sharp black case that fits right in with my flat-screen tv. I was told that I could swap out my old HD Boxes as well, but was told that the new (i.e. black case) boxes do not display the time on the front as the old ones did (from what I was told, this is an energy-saving feature). My family is big on having a box with the time on the front (especially at night) and while I appreciate the effort to help save energy, I think the box is best with both the time and the channel on the front.
Perhaps there could be an option (front display when powered off......clock/no clock) in the new firmware for those who don't want the clock or are concerned about the power usage.
I recently saw an add on TV for FIOS . It offered free multiroom DVRs for LIFE! Why am I paying $19.99 a month for mine? How about rewarding your longtime subscribers with a free DVR for life! My bill is over 200 a month! How about rewarding me!
I was amazed to find out that now that the new DVRs are available and I have been a loyal customer for over 3 years, patiently waiting and signing up for the official lists to get the new DVR hardware, I win the right to pay VZ $39.99 just to use the new hardware!!! Hardware that I pay monthly for anyways!!! Why is there an upgrade fee for something that I lease? This is unbelievable that we get charged monthly (and I am sure when I upgrade, my grandfathered 12.99 will go up too) and we still have to pay for the actual upgrade? Especially those of us using 6416s which cannot take advantage of new features of the new IMG1.9 (ESata and other features).
VZ, can you explain this? I bet if I was a new customer, I would get the new DVR without a $39.99 fee.
I would like to see FiOS TV drop the SD version of any stations that are available in HD. It is a waste of coax bandwidth to have both SD and HD versions of the same station. As for customers that still have SD displays, in my experience I have not had issues viewing the HD channels on an SD display.
Time Warner and Comcast now have an Ipad app that allows their customers to watch any television program in real time on their Ipad. Verizon Fios which is far superior to both of these cable subscribers should add this service to Verizon Fios ASAP.
byprisaz08-01-201008:13 AM - edited 08-30-201002:29 PM
Having more storage would be great, but conflicting record times and recording two while watching a third would be good. Provide a good DVR with more than two tuners, and an option for existing customers to upgrade to this DVR. I would pay $20 a moth for this but not the existing HM-DVR.
Verizon markets FiOS TV as besting its cable competitors in picture quality and number of HD channels. And while this may be mostly true, how about eliminating any ambiguity on the question of channels?
Make this simple brand promise: if there's an HD feed of a channel FiOS carries in SD, we will also include the HD version. Period.
As excited as we were to get FiOS several months ago, we were shocked to learn that the HD feeds of E!, BBC America and Sundance are not carried. With all the capacity afforded by fiber optic technology and the relatively modest broadband speeds in your bundles (compared with fiber optic systems elsewhere in the world) it's difficult to believe there would be a bandwidth issue.
C'mon, FiOS, let your HD flag fly -- and actually become the HD authority you purport to be!
Favorites or not, Subscribed or not. Putting this marketing trash in your face type stuff in the channel line up is just plain wrong. I see enough of it as the first thing that pops up when I press menu. I agree there is a VOD button on the remote, also a menu for VOD. Get the trash out of our line up! YES I DO FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT THIS TOO. How about filling those spaces with more HD channels. Other providers have passed Verizon on the national channel lineup front. And we have FiOS what a shame.
It is like when you walk into a store and you can't keep a sales agent off your back. That doesn't happen as much now days because many places you can't find help when you want to buy things. Verizon is #1 in marketing I will give them that.
Even with using the subscribed channels feature in 1.9, the VOD advertisement channels pop up between the subscribed channels in the guide. So if you only want to see your subscribed channels, you still must put up with the marketing. VOD are not subscribed channels, unless you are only going to show us free stuff that we can view.