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pwheeler
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On screen search

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The FIOS program search function is the worst in the TV industry.  Both Comcast and Dishnetwork have far superior systems.  They have icons to point at topic and time with a simple click.  It is fast and easy.  You do not have to spell out a program you are searching for.  What a pain. Verizon improve your service.
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TimSykes
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Every time I look up something I put the first 3 letters and the show I want to come up is at the top of the list. 

 

Really I just sometimes can't stand to hear people complain about such things that are so simple. How hard is it to spell something. Are we that lazy as a society. Has anyone seen the movie wall-e, where the whole human race is a bunch of fat people in hover chairs because they can't walk any more.  

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Couldn't agree more Tim. We have become such a whiney, complaining society when simple things are not EXACTLY how we want it.
Provider7
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I thought the FioS search was pretty sweet.  We have DirectTv with their Dvr.  It pales in comparison.  I can't tell you how many times I told my wife how nice the FioS search feature is.
jklBruin
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i think the search feature is pretty good. the program i'm searching for usually shows up in one of the top 3 results.

 

although searching would definitely be much speedier if the remote had a "mini-keyboard" or something like that, instead of "arrowing" to each letter, but that's such a minor thing.

Provider7
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I had a little 15 yr old say let me try...I gave her the remote and she used the keypad like she was texting on a cell phone.  It worked.  We're never to old to learn.  😉
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@Provider7 wrote:
I had a little 15 yr old say let me try...I gave her the remote and she used the keypad like she was texting on a cell phone.  It worked.  We're never to old to learn.  😉

I think the earlier poster was using the alphabet entry (using the left/right up/down arrows).  There is an option in the settings menu that changes the search to use a numeric pad input like a cell phone.  Being and old **bleep** myself Smiley Very Happy I use the clumsy method - not proficient at texting Smiley Wink

 

Edited inadvertent blank post  DOH !

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bavaria1
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My only complaint is that there is now way (that I have found - I've only had it about 2 weeks) to sort the channel guide. For instance, on comcast one could hit the menu button, go to search and select "movies" or "kids" and the guide would immediately show you only movies or kids programs. It was a feature my family used constantly. Does anyone know if one can do this type of real time sorting on the FiOS channel guide?

 

TimSykes
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you can I believe it is if you hit the right arrow on the "d-pad"
Techman28
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yes pressing the right arrow key will pull up that info for you.
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