When I turn on my TV with FIOS, sometimes it starts with a program channel that i recently watched other times it starts with a static screen of some show which I guess Verizon is trying to promote and then I need to click on the "OK" on the remote to get past it.
How can I make it so that the TV always starts with my prior channel that I watched?
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03-17-2020 05:36 AM - edited 03-17-2020 05:40 AM
Go to: Settings>System>Television>Recommendations and turn that off. Restart box. Or for even less, go to Settings >Notifications >Promotions and turn those off too. From there you can also disable Recommendations in it's own menu item.
Even though I said the above was an accepted answer, it turn out that the solution did not work. I check my setting and the recommendation is showing off and after I changed the setting I unplugged the unit and then plugged it back in.
So if someone has another suggestion I would appreciate it.
The only other thing I can think of is going through the menu and make sure all instances of recommendations are disabled. It's in about 3 different places. I'd also try disabling last watched Rail and see if that helps. There used to be a setting as to the start up channel, but it's long gone.
I think what you are seeing is the Verizon "screen saver" - what gets displayed if the set-top box or DVR is powered off.
This could be correct. If you see a screen with the time and the Fios logo, you dont have the STB on yet. That's the screen saver if it's a static screen with a dark background and the logo, not the recommendations. Once the box is powered up, you should see the last channel.