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Copper Contributor rockhudson
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Why is the FIOSTV interface so incredibly ugly and slow? Why do I have to listen to obnoxious audio promos while slogging through slow menus on the VOD channel? Why does the set-top box look like an ugly holdover from the 70's?

 

Do I really need a LED display telling me what time it is?

 

When will FIOS get a clue? 

 

Apple TV has a beautiful, quiet interface. The box is small and discreet. The interface is fast and responsive.

I just hope Apple releases something new soon and I can lose this ugly, expensive old-fashioned service.

 

My only regret is that I have so few options for internet service and will be stuck with a telco for that.

 

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@rockhudson wrote:

Why is the FIOSTV interface so incredibly ugly and slow? Why do I have to listen to obnoxious audio promos while slogging through slow menus on the VOD channel? Why does the set-top box look like an ugly holdover from the 70's?

 

Do I really need a LED display telling me what time it is?

 

When will FIOS get a clue? 

 

Apple TV has a beautiful, quiet interface. The box is small and discreet. The interface is fast and responsive.

I just hope Apple releases something new soon and I can lose this ugly, expensive old-fashioned service.

 

My only regret is that I have so few options for internet service and will be stuck with a telco for that.

 


Which STB model do you have?  My 7232 is fast and responsive, including navigating the VOD menus.  The bix itself is smaller and black, and I believe the display is LCD not LED.  And mute works wonders with the audio I don't want to hear.

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@rockhudson wrote:

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Do I really need a LED display telling me what time it is?

 

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The latest HD boxes don't have a display showing time.  Of course there are lots of people who complain that there is no display telling them what time it is.Smiley Very Happy

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Silver Contributor II
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I can't help you with the "ugly interface". The other contributors have already given you some insight into your other concerns. More specifically, the model 2500 STB is the slowest that Verizon still offers. This model is slow when navigating the Guide or On Demand menus. It often stores up remote commands while seeming unresponsive, only to execute them rapid-fire later. It can even grind to a halt when using the On Demand menus. But most of the other models perform moderately well or better.

 

The model 7100-P2 is smaller and has no front panel clock. And Verizon hears no end to the complaints from people looking for the clock that is no longer there. Perhaps if they created a better tracking system so that people like you could get this model and everyone else could get one of the others.

 

Here's the one thing that I can help you with. You can turn off the front panel clock. There are two settings that control this function. The first controls what the display reads when the STB is on. The second controls what the display reads when the STB is off. Follow these pathways:

 

Menu > Settings > Set-Top Box > Front Display > Show Channel Number > OK
Menu > Settings > Set-Top Box > Standby Front Display > Turn Display Off > OK > Exit

 

Furthermore, if you want to make the box disappear altogether, you can look into IR extenders that would allow you to hide the box somewhere out of sight (as long as it is still well ventilated), and control it through a repeater mounted near your TV.

 

Finally, there is supposed to be a whole new system coming out this year to upgrade the FiOS TV hardware. However, Verizon has still not revealed a release date.

 

Hope this helps


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