Since Verizon does not provide any unencrypted channels that can be recorded directly, you really need to provide a DVR with "lots" of tuners. It's the primary reason I have never switched to Verizon TV.
Currently, the CC button on the DVR remote cycles the DVR box through the Off, CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, CC5, and CC6 settings as you push the CC button repeatedly. Instead of running Closed Captioning full time, we frequently use it in conjunction with the Skip Back button to read dialogue in a show which we can't figure out by listening to it. After viewing the dialogue by going to CC1, it's really a nuisance to have to go through CC2, CC3, CC4, CC5, and CC6 just to get back to the Off position.
Our TV has a setup option which allows us to select whether CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, CC5, or CC6 will be selected when we push the CC button on the TV factory remote. The next push of the TV factory remote CC button turns Closed Captioning off. Given that we don't want to use our HD box just to output a standard coax RF signal to our TV instead of the HDMI output we normally use, this feature on the TV factory remote is of little value.
My suggestion. In the DVR menu for Set Top Box setup, video setup, or audio setup, please add a Closed Captioning option which allows the user to preselect one CC mode which will be toggled on/off by sequential presses of the CC button on the remote. This would be in addition to the current setup feature which allows the user to specify what Closed Captioning mode the box starts up in when turned on, i.e., Off, CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, CC5, or CC6. Having the CC button toggle between Off and CC1 with sequential presses of the CC button would be very helpful.
I've been trying to set my DVR to record CBS's Stephen King mini-series Under the Dome since it was first announced this past winter... OVER 3 MONTHS AGO! There is no excuse when broadcasting companies have premiere dates on regular shows for it to NOT come up in your guide so that I can set the series to record, in advance of when it comes on! There is media, marketing, advertising available for this particular show everywhere (tv, magazines, online, even on facebook)... so why again can't I get my DVR to record it? It's not like there aren't millions of Stephen King followers, many of whom I'm confident pay for your services as well, right? It's not like anyone goes out of town, or wants to set things in advance so they don't forget, or no one has a vacation that occurs, right?
I even tried it again, tonight, and at least found it in the search feature... but now get an error message that it cannot be set because "EPG data is not available at this time...." REALLY? How is all this nonsense even possible? Get with the times here, Verizon - update the DVR and recording abilities much sooner than you presently are!
And yet somehow... When a show is literally canceled by a tv company (like Smallville), it still shows up as "set to record" while I have the DVR set with "record first run episodes only?" None of this makes sense, and is a complete waste of resources that could easily be used to fix this problem, not just for me, but for other customers as well!
I had FiOS TV installed earlier this week and watched my first On Demand program last night. When using the fast forward or rewind buttons on the remote, the Info Bar displays which is really annoying because the info display blocks the closed caption display for the length of time the Info bar displays (I have Info bar set to display for the lowest allowable time--2 seconds) but apparently the Info bar display when using fast forward or rewind is considered a feature rather than a bug...'-}}
1. It would be more practical if the Info bar was displayed when the Pause button on the remote was pressed because, if one has paused the program, then obviously one has time to read the info display.
2. Alternatively, add a "0" time display option to the Info bar display settings so one can turn off the Info bar display--I could turn it off when watching On Demand and then turn it back on for regular tv watching...
Not sure of all of the details of Verizon and Googles contract, but I would suggest that that they expand their contract into T.V. to include a set top box that runs on android. This would allow for all google software to run on the Verizon Fios network. Not to mention the other enhancements in search, integration and UI.
I have over 100 Burn Notice programs recorded. I have to scroll up and down to find the oldest recording and the up and down to find the next week's air date. How about an option to sort the recordings for a particular program in order by "AIR DATE" - latest on top and oldest on bottom.
Can you provide a software update so the tv/box always turns on to the same user defined channel? Time Warner has the feature and it is quite nice. I would love to be able to hit the on button and have my favorite channel open.
Fios automatically remembers two or three of the last videos watched so users don't have to search for the show they were just watching due to purposefully stopping the video or due to a "pause-timeout".
There should be an option to automatically tune the TV to specific channel at the user provide time...something like an alarm. This helps in settingup TV as alarm with morning news on. Dish Network had it many years back.
Deleting older recordings is very pain in Verizon setup. Please modify this process by allowing to select multiple recordings and do delete once...instead of having to delete each recording one by one.
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.
The following are two examples of Ideas with improper or misleading Status labels. They were posted over 2 years ago and have neither been implemented nor updated. One was marked Accepted, the other as Already Exists. But if the first was Accepted 2 years ago, why hasn’t it been implemented yet? If the second one Already Exists, how come no one can tell me how to do it? Please either update the Idea Statuses, or actually implement them. Better to backtrack or downgrade than to leave misleading statuses posted. These are only 2 of many Ideas that have Status labels that are either incorrect or need to be updated.
Pretty much what the title says. Currently to view the information page of a Scheduled Recording, you must highlight a program in the list, then press the OK button, then press the down arrow either once or twice to highlight the Program Information option, then press the OK button again. This process requires 3 or 4 button presses when one should suffice. It would be much easier, user-friendly and straightforward to just enable the Info button to work in the Scheduled Recordings list. If this idea was accepted over 2 years ago, when is it scheduled to be implemented?
This idea is to have an option that allows the user to instantly skip to the beginning of the Live TV buffer on a DVR, instead of having to wait 60 seconds or more for an 8x rewind. This could be accomplished by pressing the REW button followed by the Skip Back button while watching Live TV. This idea was marked as already existing over two years ago. But it didn’t exist then, and it doesn’t exist now.