It's nice that you're trying to make improvements but please can you put the TV program guide back to the way it was. With this new version the guide no longer fills the TV screen so there is less information on screen. There also used to be a progress bar at the top to let you see how far into or how much is left of a program. That was a nice feature. If it's possible, please but those things back. Thank you.
- Allow editing the names of DVR recorded programs. It will be usefukl when series is recorded
- Allow rewind live TV to all boxes
- When Record is pressed, allow option to start recording from that point onwards instread of recording from when the channel is tuned in. This is very useful to copy a special monent while watching long program
As the system works right now, we are able to set a recording while navigating the guide and have the helpful confilct notification pop-up to allow us to cancel something already scheduled if desired.
However, if you want to start or end the recording time early (to allow for a program overrun as with sports or due to the timing of the guide being a bit off) or late you have to set the recording and then go into "Scheduled Recordings" in the DVR menu and scroll to the recording and set early start/late stops from there. It would be a lot easier if we were able to do this when setting the recording from the guide.
We would love to see the feature of being able to program FIOS TV from our computers, tablets and cell phones. Programming FIOS TV from the remote control on the Interactive Program Guide is very laborious and inefficient and can cause you to miss a substantial amount of the programs you would actually like to see by the time you find them on the guide. If we can already access the FIOS IPG from our computers, tablets and cell phones, then it's a mere extension of that idea to be able to program the TV remotely from those devices as well without actually tying up the TV in the process. The resulting efficiency would allow for a much better learning environment in the home.
I recently noticed the change to Verizon policy requiring customers to pay for a replacement remote control ($14.95). Why is there a charge to replace rented equipment? The whole idea of renting is so the vendor remains the owner and responsible party to ensure equipment replacement. Is the remote no longer a part of the charge paid monthly for each converter box? Will Verizon be lowering the monthly box rental to recognize that remotes are now being sold separately? You are charging bundle customers on average about $200 monthly or $2,400 per year. Does it seem appropriate to charge $15 to replace worn out remotes? If some customers were abusing the replacement policy, then address that issue directly by simply limiting the replacement cycle or requiring the return of the old remote. Please explain the thinking on this matter.
Here's a novel idea Verizon! How about NOT charge customers extra money to "rent," a digital adapter and channel box when it is necessary for service. Seems to me that when you pay for a service or products, you should not need to pay extra for things are that are part of that same service or product. Where's the logic here!?
I am often scrolling the Guide looking at programs. When I come upon one, and I look at the details, all I see is the "Original Air" date (along with the current air time/date). Please put in these details the Season and Episode number for the program. I don't keep track of when seasons & episodes were aired. Was that program that aired on 3/19/13 in Season 2 or Season 3, was it episode 6 or 7?? As an average consumer, am I supposed to know that information? Some might find the Original Air date helpful, but I would say most would appreciate the Season & Episode number in addition to, or in replacement of that Original Air date.
I dont know if its the networks that are doing something different or if fios is doing something different with compression and bandwidth, but I've never experienced macroblocking like I have been which started 2 months ago. I went through everything in my house to see if it was an issue on my end, reset everything and even switched out new coaxial cables and a new splitter.
All signals show fine so this is clearly something on Verizon's side.
A once smooth picture is no longer smooth on fast action scenes.
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.
I tried to order a cable card and found that the shipping charges for a 3 oz. item is $19.99 via UPS from Verizon. UPS's published rate for shipping across the country is about $7.50; is the balance of $13 for the cardboard box? I could go to a Verizon store, but Verizon closed the one near me several years ago. The nearest one is 30 miles away. Here in Los Angeles that trip could take 5 hours! How about the single auto trip of 60 miles? That's not so good for the environment.
Verizon: review your services and charge a fair price for what you offer.
First: There is a logic bug in the Call Block Number routine. With multiple numbers in my blocked list and I go to delete a phone number which I have previously entered to be blocked, I SAVE the changes, the BLOCK CERTAIN NUMBERS Checkbox gets UNCHECKED from it's previous CHECKED value. i.e. the entire feature is getting turned OFF after deleting one of the phone numbers I no longer want blocked.
Second: Using WILDCARDS in this numbers to block field such as ? 's and * 's would also make for easier, more flexible and higher capacity functionalities.
Third: I need to block more than just 10 numbers. Please raise limit to 20 or 30 something.