What would you like to see from your FiOS TV?

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@CharlesH wrote:

This thread I'm doing out of pure personal interest...



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2 things that I would like to see:

 

1.) Have the numbers light up on the FIOS remote.  Often times, I watch tv at night, and it's tought to make out the numbers

2.) make sure that I can view my ESPN fantasy football team through the widgets this fall

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1. In the program guide, make the highlighted channel and program the top line in the list instead of the middle. By nature I want to only read what's below the highlighted show and I miss things when using the page up/down button to navigate in a hurry.

 

2. When setting a program to record, have the option THEN to extend the start/end times for the recording instead of having to go back later in the "view schedule" menu to do it.

 

3. Have the option to extend the time, or much more desirable, turn off the annoying auto-unpausing that the box does. It's not only annoying to have it unpause a recorded show and exit, but can down right ruin live TV. I've only had fios for a few weeks and have already had a hockey game and a few movie endings ruined because the box unpaused and went to live while I was talking on the phone or something. The comcast boxes don't do this so I know it can be changed.

 

4. When exiting a recorded program before the end of the recording, have the "last" button take you back to the point you stopped watching the recording. Right now it only takes you to the last channel watched. The comcast boxes do this and it was a nice feature.

 

5. In the recorded shows menu, show how much room (by percentage or drive space) each recording takes up.

 

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More functionality on the remote TV when using the multi-room DVR.  I  would like the ability to delete a show off the DVR from a remote TV.  Would like the ability to record a show from the remote TV onto the main DVR.  Would like to watch a recorded show on my PC from the DVR.  Finally I would like the program guide to always display the year of the show in info.  This does not seem to be consistent, some times it displays the year, othertimes it doesn't.
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Charles,

 

Forward looking thinking is great and I applaud Verizon for it.  I came from Comcast and they didn't seem to care about what I (their customer) wanted.

 

Keeping this in mind...

 

I would like Verizon to take a look at TiVo, Dish and the new Moxi DVR.  There are so many little but useful features that if Verizon were to look at these DVR's for themselves, they might say hey lets try to incorporate some of these into our IMG.

 

I feel Verizon needs to fix first and add later.  My example is the guide DATA.  It is terrible.  My God I hope this does not come as a surprise to Verizon.   It simply amazes me that Verizon is happy with FYI.  Tribune (chapter 11 or not and Gemstar) provide superior guide data.  Verizon needs to address the underlying issues first if they want to have a world class IMG and DVR.

 

I'm all for progress as many of you suggest but please fix what ails the IMG and DVR first.

 

Thanks for listening!

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I agree completely with nascar, with the exception that I have no personal experience with Tivo or Moxi so I really can't say what they have that I want. I have seen a Dish DVR, my son has one, I wasn't terribly impressed, but it might be an older model. But so many people feel so strongly about how great a Tivo works that Verizon really does need to see what it can learn from that. 

 

Some of the preceeding posters have listed stuff that I really just don't care about - games, web access, etc. I really just want a great TV experience - great HD picture, good SD picture, lots of HD channels, more recording capacity, accurate Guide DATA, no DVR bugs, web interface to DVR with and without multi-room feature, option for on-screen caller-id. Give me this stuff and I will give Verizon an A+.

 

Thanks....

 

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Justin
Verizon FiOS TV, Internet, and phone
IMG 1.6.2, Build 08.58
Keller, TX 76248

 

 

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My wishlist, in order of preference:

 

  1. A true 16:9 HD Interactive Media Guide
  2. A much bigger hard drive (1 TB) or support for external drives
  3. Picture in picture (requiring only one line out)
  4. On screen caller ID
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I like and agree with most of the comments in the thread.  I was hoping for more creative suggestions...maybe a Wii kinda remote and Gui? Hmmmmm....
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Charles,

 

I think the problem is we all want the stuff that is available now to work correctly, or work better than it now does. Once that happens, then we can perhaps think about new and maybe exotic things.

 

Just as an example, while I am overall a very happy FiOS customer, I will never, ever be totally satisfied with the TV service until Verizon steps up and fixes the Guide DATA problem (not the Guide itself, how it works, etc, but the data content that is so often wrong or incomplete). This is something that can be fixed, and pretty quickly, if Verizon would just do it, there are Guide data providers out there right now that do much, much better than FYI.

 

My opinion as always.....

 

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Justin
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Well, I guess i shoulda wrote, "if everything worked the way it was supposed too", what interesting feature would you like to see...maybe a feature no one else has or has even thought of...something like that.  I got tons of ideas personally, I guess I'm just curious?

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