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Copper Contributor
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An updated guide, with additional options and a different color scheme appeared last night.  Is there a summary of the changes available?

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These are the changes I see :

 

1 : Version update : Changed from 1.9 / 10.95, to 1.9.1 / 14.47

2 : Color scheme is new / darker (and it looks so much better than before, in my opinion).

3 : DVR - Recent Deletes : you now have an option to clear everything at once, instead of having to delete each recording individually.

4 : DVR - Settings - Export Series to Cloud : I tried it and it said it exported my data successfully.  I can only assume it would allow me to replace the DVR and then import my series from the cloud to my replacement DVR.

5 : Parental Controls - Advanced : there are now options for VOD and DVR sharing.  After playing with them - it prevents parentally blocked content from appearing in either the VOD My Library or the (MR)DVR lists - very cool.  If I order an R rated VOD movie in my bedroom, it no longer appears under My Library in my sons room, since his set top has parental controls blocking that rating (in 1.9 it would be in the list, but he couldn't watch it since he needed the PIN, now in 1.9.1 it doesn't even show in the list.)

6 : Settings - Set Top Box - LED Brightness : You can adjust the brightness of the front display, between High / Normal / Low (I never had a problem with this before, but the Low setting is growing on me.)

7 : Settings - Set Top Box - Auto Power Off : looks like you can set a timeout for (2/3/4/Never) hours for the set top to turn itself off (my box was set to never, don't think I'll change it).

8 : Settings - Television - Info/Channel Bar Time Out : you can now adjust  the delay for the bar across the bottom of the screen, when changing channels or pressing Info.  (I set my channel change bar to 2 seconds, and info bar to 10 seconds.)

9 : Last button for DVR : I have found that my Last button, now works to toggle between a live channel and a recording I'm playing back.

 

I think thats about all I can see thats new.

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Copper Contributor
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Thanks for your summary!  I saw some of those things (new color scheme which is a definite improvement, the new functionality of the Last button, and some of the additional options you mentioned).  I had recently received a Test Panel survey regarding how long the Information Bar needed to be on the screen, so having the shorter op[tion is also most welcome.  Regards.

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Could either one of you or anyone else who got that 1.91 IMG update provide those of us who have been waiting for that new release with some more information about the new guide? If you had the 1.8 IMG i was wondering if it is similar to the 1.8 as far as the size of the guide is and how are images that appear on it? Did they change the size of it or did it remain the same? Also i was wondering if either one of you who got the new updated guide could provide us with some screenshots for those of us who are anticipating the new guide update any day now? The size of the guide with the 1.9 IMG was a major issue for people when it was released and as you can see for a lot of people by looking at the threads it was huge problem for them along with the colors. 

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Does anyone know if this is going to be a delayed rollout by VHO?

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@Stephen_TX wrote:

An updated guide, with additional options and a different color scheme appeared last night.  Is there a summary of the changes available?


There is a more dtailed list  list posted on  DSLReports that can be found part way down on THIS PAGE (page 7 of the IMG 1.9.1 thread).

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Thank you, 0100010 and Keyboards, for details about the new guide.  I don't have it yet, but it sounds like a great improvement, assuming it's easy to read.

I don't understand why Verizon doesn't provide easily-located information whenever it does something like this.

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Here are two pictures so those of you who have not yet gotten the new 1.9.1 level can maybe get a general idea of the changes in the Guide appearance. I apologize for the quality of the pictures, I am far from being even a remotely qualified photographer.

 

1.9a:

 

100_1496.JPG

 

1.9.1

 

100_1499.JPG

 

The pictures were taken on the same TV using the same camera, but obviously from slightly different angles and lighting.

 

At this point I really prefer the original 1.9 version, it is brighter and for me, easier to read. But that does not mean that the 1.9.1 Guide is hard to read. And maybe it is just that I am used to the old version, with time I am sure I will adapt to the new version (well, I guess I have to......). Plus, I don't have FiOS TV to watch the Guide, I have it to watch the actual TV programs Smiley Very Happy

 

One really, really nice change is the ability to control how long the info banner is on the screen when you change channels or hit the OK or FiOS TV buttons. I have it set to 2 seconds, works well for me instead of the 8 seconds or so it was displayed before, which drove me nuts.

 

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Justin
FiOS TV, 25/25 Internet, and Digital Voice user
QIP7232, QIP7100-P2, IMG 1.9
Keller, TX 76248

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@AnnJ wrote:

Thank you, 0100010 and Keyboards, for details about the new guide.  I don't have it yet, but it sounds like a great improvement, assuming it's easy to read.

I don't understand why Verizon doesn't provide easily-located information whenever it does something like this.


I don't understand either why Verizon has not yet provided the information on what has changed in 1.9.1. In the past they have sometimes provided Release Notes in the Idea Exchange, but so far I don't see anything. Hopefully they will put something out soon.

 

Besides the comment I made earlier about the display time for the info banner, another change I really like is the ability to pause a recorded program, use the Last button to go to a live channel, and then use the Last button to get back to the recorded program, nice change.

 

It is ridiculous that we have to search through settings and press buttons at random ourselves to find out what is new or has been fixed.

 

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Justin
FiOS TV, 25/25 Internet, and Digital Voice user
QIP7232, QIP7100-P2, IMG 1.9
Keller, TX 76248

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There will be no official release notes so that is why I posted them from my many months of notes working with the IMG team.

 

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r27138483-

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