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What would you like to see from your FiOS TV?

What would you like to see from your FiOS TV?

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Bronze Contributor II
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Posts: 121
Registered: ‎09-30-2008
Message 31 of 52
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@jmcohen23 wrote:

how about an "actor-watch" or "movie-watch" message?

 

you can set your box to notify you if a movie will be coming on in the next day or two that matches your favorite actor/actress/director/movie list.


That would be a cool feature.  Set up automatic recordings based on "tags".  That would certainly enhance series recordings.

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Gold Contributor IV
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Registered: ‎09-11-2008
Message 32 of 52
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How about adding TiVo like features such as "WishList" and "Keyword" and "Asterisk" * Search.  Those that have TiVo know exactly what I am referring to.  Basically it is the ability to drill down to get the exact match you want when recording a show.

 

Of course the guide data has to be accurate.  But I suppose that isn't wishful thinking, just expected.

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Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus
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Registered: ‎12-01-2008
Message 33 of 52
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I agree with you nascar. It is expected.  I know VZ is pushing harder on FYI to correct their guide data or they will switch providers. We'll see...
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Contributor jas369
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Registered: ‎04-29-2009
Message 34 of 52
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How about when a program is in HD, telling me what channel it is. Also I would like to know if it is a repeat. Like originally aired on date. That's something easy.
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Copper Contributor Nukeman
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Message 35 of 52
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 Please streamline the 'Guide' giving it the ability to delete or lock out channels I don't subscribe to, channels in foreign language, duplicate channels ( in standard def)  or channels I have no interest in.  I know that I can create Favorites 1 & 2 but scrolling still goes through all the channels. 

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Platinum Contributor III Platinum Contributor III
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Message 36 of 52
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@Nukeman wrote:

 Please streamline the 'Guide' giving it the ability to delete or lock out channels I don't subscribe to, channels in foreign language, duplicate channels ( in standard def)  or channels I have no interest in.  I know that I can create Favorites 1 & 2 but scrolling still goes through all the channels. 


The original Guide, way back in 2005/2006, worked that way. Verizon chose to remove that function, and I doubt they will bring it back because there is an alternative available (just my opinion, no knowledge of their plans).

 

It is easy to set up the Guide so that scrolling does NOT go through all of the channels, either the actual viwing or through the Guide. If you will take a look at the post near the top of the list here in  the FiOS TV section called "Exploiting FiOS TV Favorites" you can set up the Favorites and then NEVER, unless you want to, see any of those channels again (it allows you to set it up so that when you hit the Guide button by default you see one of your Favorites lists, not the full Guide).

 

Give it a try, can't hurt, and might make you happier.

 

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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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Nickel Contributor
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Registered: ‎04-29-2009
Message 37 of 52
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ON-Line, Shared Storage of DVR content.  Why should we all waste electricty on external Hard drives, with this  fat pipe we have for our internet connections, we could stream/buffer recordings stored on external servers.  The 1st time someone chooses to record a show/movie/game, it will go up on an external server that anyone who subscribes will have access to. Vz could save money/bandwidth and get rid of On-demad.
Nickel Contributor
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Registered: ‎04-03-2009
Message 38 of 52
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I believe Cablevision either offers this or is going to.  I really don't like Cablevision but they do come to the game early between this feature and now 101 meg d/l speeds.  They already have CID on the TV which I know many people are asking for. 

 

That commerical where the phone guys invent stuff the Cable company already has is really true.

 

Oh well.

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Gold Contributor IV
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Registered: ‎09-11-2008
Message 39 of 52
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Here is a reference to Cablevision's Remote DVR and what they had to go through...

 

http://seekingalpha.com/article/89425-cablevision-wins-remote-storage-dvr-case-consumers-win-too

 

 

I personally don't like the idea because you lose full trick play functionality with streamed video (like OnDemand).

 

Also there is a possibility that the re-broadcaster (Verizon in our case) can manipulate the video and add their own advertisements.

 

IMHO, I don't like it.

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Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus
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Message 40 of 52
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Yeh I don't like it...HDD's are so cheap now.
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