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03-01-2018 12:03 PM
Time to stop guessing, so I will do some research myself. In the meantime FIOS TV has to fix the mess on HD ch.795 in which the menu of shows does not match the shows.
> Who is "the Provider?" TBN, Verizon or some other mysterious provider? I'll try to find out.
>Why was TBN (TBN.org) removed from the HD FIOS lineup? (and replaced with this other content. I don't want to critisize it so check it out yourself and see.)
-My guess is the "Network" is TBN and the "Provider" is Verizon. And the decision to remove TBN HD is Verizon's decision. I'll call TBN to start......
03-01-2018 12:14 PM
So it is the "provider's" decision. If it's true that is very helpful.
I should have said "but only helpful if the "provider" is someone other than Verizon." Until we know for a fact "Who is the provider" And "did they cancel TBN HD" then there is no Solution here. And it could even get more complicated.
03-01-2018 05:34 PM
When Verizon puts out info saying provider decision, they mean the content provider.
Will be itnersted to see what info you get from TBN if they decided to pull their HD feed keeping the SD feed.
And for those who want to know how to easily watch the SD feed, enter channel 296. As it does not exist, it will go down to the first active channel which happens to be 295.
03-02-2018 04:40 AM
I started my research on this when the original notice showed up on my STB. Here are my findings.
I believe that no one (or company) should be blamed for something that is out of their hands, I am a FiOS customer for 10+ years, and for the most part happy but I do have issues with them, but “listening” to folks accuse them for something that is kind of out of their control is just not right. If you set your TV to auto tune to HD then take some responsibility.
03-02-2018 12:33 PM
Olympusat is responsable to update the guide, I sent them an email requesting that they do this.
03-15-2018 02:56 PM
The final word from TBN is that TBN is IN NEGOTIATIONS with Verizon. And TBN most certainly wants to have FULL HD TBN back on Verizon. So "TBN and Verizon" are in negotiations directly with each other. Sounds like Verizon wants more money because LovewordUSA paid to push out TBN. (Inside Scoop)
To view SD TBN channel 295...1) make sure that in Settings (not hard to find, only buried about 2 levels) "Autotune to HD Channels" or something with close name is turned OFF. 2) Use the blue Options button on your remote and change the setting from HD Channels to either "Subscribed Channels" or "All Channels." (It WILL take LONGER for the menu to come up as it has to list out more channels than, for example, HD channels before the menu displays on your TV. (A menu can not be shown until the software or firmware lists out all the channels and content of each, only after will the process of displaying the menu start.)
Some other details: If you set up a schedule to record awesome stuff like Pastor Robert Morris on TBN, now 295 SD, make sure you (in Record with Options) select "All" for types of channels instead of HD (in the Record w/Options...after pressing the red round button for the second time.) Now record options will record both SD and HD (really full HD) broadcasts. You should also set up your default "Record w/Options" settings within the DVR selections. What I mean is that in the menu below "Display Recordings"(?) at top of VCR selections, go down and one of the lines will be setting up exactly what will come up first, or as the default, whenever you select Record w/Options. It is easier to set it up in the default so when you do engage in pushing the record red button a second time then most all the settings are where you wish them to be and you will not have to change as many or any of the Options when you record. Like "Keep All shows or Keep only 1 show."
Lastly you can set up a Favorites1 or Favorites2 instead of selecting Subscribed or HD channels or All Channels for the menu you display. You could put only your Jesus Channels in Favorites1, HD and SD and that is easier. Anyone smart enough to be concerned about eternity can go from here with their own creativity.