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Possible to make non-HD channel switch to HD channel? (like 7 to 507)

Possible to make non-HD channel switch to HD channel? (like 7 to 507)

Contributor in10sity
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
Message 1 of 4

Hey, just got Fios installed this week and am liking it so far.


Quick question... I had Cablevision before this, and they had it set up so that if you put on an non-HD channel using an HD set top box, it automatically switched to the HD version of that channel.


Is there any way to make this happen with Fios? So like... if I put on 7, it would automtically change to 507.


Thanks in advance for any help.

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Platinum Contributor III
Posts: 5,175
Registered: ‎08-05-2008
Message 2 of 4

Welcome to FiOS, and welcome to the forums!


Unfortunately no. But if you will take the time to set up a Favorites list, if you haven't already done so, then you can at least somewhat minimize accidentally surfing to the SD channel by mistake. If you are interested in setting up a Favorites list, here is a link to a thread which should help you get started:




With my Favorites list I have all of the HD channels I care about included, and only those SD channels I am interested in that are not duplicated by HD channels. And I must admit, it is pretty rare that I ever watch any SD channel any more.....


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Contributor in10sity
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
Message 3 of 4

Cool, thanks for the reply and the link. I'll check it out

Contributor MetalJR
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-03-2010
Message 4 of 4

This is frustrating.  I've been with FiOS for 2 days now and this is a major feature I would have expected from this (admittedly) great service.  It doesn't seem like that much of a big deal to develop this for a future update.  Count me as a supporter for the original post.

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