The TV Guide that is provided by the service Verizon uses is horrible. I have had cable, Dish and now Fios. Every verison of the guide was a quantum leap better than what Fios offers. Ironically, it appears to come from the people who invented this service TV GUIDE themselves. Annenberg must be turning over in his grave. This version of TV Guide is so bereft of information.
Let's say I want to watch an episode of Entourage. I see it on the guide and click on it. It is a current episode or one from two seasons ago. No idea.
Let's say I see an episode of Dirty Jobs on the grid. Is the this weeks or last week? When did it first air? What are the topics, often it is not there.
For movies, no dates, no actors.
The Guide is just garbage.
Verizon doesn't help either by offering a variety of favorites. I don't watch MTV but my daughter does. Can't we each have our own favorites? I don't watch Lifetime, but my wife does. We used to have 4 or 5 favorites.
All in all this switch to FIOS has not been all that happy for me. The INternet is about the same speed as DSL. I lost TRU (formerly Court TV) and MSNBC.
I suspect next year I will be back to DSL and the Dish. I hope verizon monitors this forum, but I doubt it.
I hope verizon monitors this forum, but I doubt it.
As a matter of fact, yes, these Forums are monitored. Besides the additional favorites, were there any additional ideas you had? We'd be interested to know.
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I don';t know where you are, or what level of the IMG you have, but:
1) If you are looking at a specific program on the Guide, if you hit the Info button you will get more detail about the program, at least I do on IMG 1.5 (date for a movie, a few actors, whether it is new or not (not sure about the accuracy of the New flag????), episode name, etc)
2) I have truTV here, it is on channel 163, don't know why you wouldn't have it, wherever you are (I will guess NY or NJ, since I know that MSNBC is not available in some areas there due to contractual limits imposed by MSNBC and Comcast I think).
But overall, I agree with you 100%, the current Guide is very inaccurate. Some people just totally hate it, I don't, other than the content, I sometimes think it is wrong more than it is right.
Re: internet speed. What service do you have? It should be much faster than DSL. Have you run the FiOS optimizer that will set some values within Windows to take advantage of the speed? I have 15/2 service, I typically get 15/4 when I test, on most test sites. One thing I had to do recently was give up on the Verizon DNS servers, far too slow, I went to OpenDNS and it improved significantly (free service).
Hope this helps a little. Don't give up, things hopefully will get better.
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TruTV is on channel 183 as I stated before not 163.
I'm sorry, but you are incorrect, it is on channel 163, I am looking at it right now (Bait Car is on) - 163, 163, 163, not 183, got it? 183 is MTV Jams.
Now, it may very well be on 183 where you are, but here in North Texas it is 163. And it may very well be on 183 next week, after our channel realignment, but right now, tonight, it is on 163 (and looking at the new channel lineup effective next week, yes, it will be on 183). But not now...
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I also agree, Fios Guide does lack content~
Saw somewhere that you can get Tivo to help in this area. But you will pay out for it out of pocket. Good things, don't come cheap. $$$
Also, DishNetwork customer here. Giving Fios three more weeks to show me some updated material on its guide or back I go.Gotta love that 30 day money back guantee!