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aaronwt's Avatar aaronwt 12:39 PM 06-02-2014
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Originally Posted by 9179mhb View Post

Tomorrow (June 3rd) is a BIG day for me as I am scheduled to swap out my DVR, HD STB and wireless b/g router for a VMS1100, IPC1100 and wireless N router.

I will be doing a self-install of this equipment.

Any tips/tricks/etc. the guru's here can provide is most appreciated, thanks.

Just make sure you release your old routers' WAN IP address before disconnecting it.

9179mhb's Avatar 9179mhb 01:36 PM 06-02-2014
Thanks, I suppose I can handle that.

Does exporting programs saved on the DVR to the cloud then importing them to the VMS1100 work?
9179mhb's Avatar 9179mhb 01:52 PM 06-02-2014
I'm not sure if this is correct but my VHO/area is:

13 15B Albany, NY

Verizon is suppose to roll-out / make available the VMS1100 beginning tomorrow, June 3rd.
zeus33's Avatar zeus33 02:11 PM 06-02-2014
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Does exporting programs saved on the DVR to the cloud then importing them to the VMS1100 work?


The series manager? Yes
Actual recorded shows? No
chitchatjf's Avatar chitchatjf 02:29 PM 06-02-2014
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 Does exporting programs saved on the DVR to the cloud then importing them to the VMS1100 work?

 

nope! All recordings on the current DVR will be gone.

One of SEVERAL reasons I will not upgrade, at least at this time


DCFan's Avatar DCFan 05:54 PM 06-02-2014
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Originally Posted by mark_e View Post

The rev I router does indeed have an ethernet WAN port, so it will be fine and autoselect that for WAN. I put one in my daughter's house that worked fine with her ethernet provisioned ONT. They probably forgot people who have legacy ethernet provisioning or had it switched in an attempt to give "simpler" instructions.

BTW, I have a TiVo and an FIOS DVR, but won't join the debate. Just want to help. smile.gif

I got the system delivered and installed today with no problems. It's become plug and play. As to my ethernet question, I tried doing the install as specified in the guide (without plugging the ethernet cable in the router) and got zilch. Once I plugged in the ethernet I was up and running.
TazExprez's Avatar TazExprez 11:21 PM 06-02-2014
I pre-ordered FiOS Quantum TV on May 29th (actually around 1AM on May 30th, but I guess Verizon goes by PST and I am in NY). I still have the "Your spot is reserved for FiOS Quantum TV - Premium Service" message in the verizon.com/WhatsNext website. I live in the Westchester/VHO5 area and I guess they haven't started shipping to this area, yet. I hope that my equipment gets shipped soon. I remember the Verizon pre-order email stating that the $24.99 install fee would be waived if you pre-ordered by June 2, so I hope that Quantum TV gets officially announced for the NYC area on June 3 and that my order finally ships.
andgarden's Avatar andgarden 05:45 AM 06-03-2014
I periodically look at FiOS, which is available in my building. Somehow it is always uncompetitive with Comcast in terms of either offered internet speed or HD channel content. Right now, it is both. I am hazy on the details, but it looks like Verizon decided to freeze its service offering in about 2008. The teaser price might be a bit better (but as always, it is downright impossible to tell what the bottom line monthly price is, even at the "discount" rate).
aaronwt's Avatar aaronwt 07:21 AM 06-03-2014
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I periodically look at FiOS, which is available in my building. Somehow it is always uncompetitive with Comcast in terms of either offered internet speed or HD channel content. Right now, it is both. I am hazy on the details, but it looks like Verizon decided to freeze its service offering in about 2008. The teaser price might be a bit better (but as always, it is downright impossible to tell what the bottom line monthly price is, even at the "discount" rate).

Around here, everytime I price out Comcast, they are more expensive than what I pay with FiOS. Without teaser rates. I usually check out the Comcast prices two or three times a year. And now I'm up for renewal for FiOS. I can renew my triple play for the same price I'm paying now for another two years. The only question I need to decide is if I will drop down from the 150/65 tier to the 75/35 tier to save $20. Although I doubt I will do it for only $20 savings a month since I need the faster speeds.
sangs's Avatar sangs 01:07 PM 06-03-2014
In case anybody is wondering, the new VMS system - Quantum TV - is now available statewide in NJ, NY and Conn.
BiggAW's Avatar BiggAW 06:57 PM 06-03-2014
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In case anybody is wondering, the new VMS system - Quantum TV - is now available statewide in NJ, NY and Conn.

Wait, FIOS has a TV franchise in Greenwich? Since when? I thought they could only do internet and phone there since they were basically feeding off the NY system?
sangs's Avatar sangs 04:29 AM 06-04-2014
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Wait, FIOS has a TV franchise in Greenwich? Since when? I thought they could only do internet and phone there since they were basically feeding off the NY system?

Sorry, by "statewide" I mean in areas where FiOS is currently available. Didn't mean to imply that FiOS now covers the entire state(s). My bad.

http://newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/news-articles/2014/06-03-fios-quantum-tv-ny-nj/
nyctveng's Avatar nyctveng 06:06 AM 06-04-2014
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Wait, FIOS has a TV franchise in Greenwich? Since when? I thought they could only do internet and phone there since they were basically feeding off the NY system?

Greenwich, CT falls into the NYC DMA. Its basiclally the same channel lineup as NYC with a couple of Connecticut locals.
BiggAW's Avatar BiggAW 03:33 PM 06-04-2014
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Sorry, by "statewide" I mean in areas where FiOS is currently available. Didn't mean to imply that FiOS now covers the entire state(s). My bad.

http://newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/news-articles/2014/06-03-fios-quantum-tv-ny-nj/

Yeah, I got that part. I just didn't know they had TV. Good for Greenwich, I guess. The 99.5% can never afford to live there anyways...
Kascnef82's Avatar Kascnef82 04:35 PM 06-04-2014
Has anyone had issues with MSG HD on Fios? Seems that it freezes on my DVR.
markjrenna's Avatar markjrenna 08:01 PM 06-04-2014
Yes. Same issue.
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Has anyone had issues with MSG HD on Fios? Seems that it freezes on my DVR.

Kascnef82's Avatar Kascnef82 01:36 PM 06-05-2014
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Yes. Same issue.
Out of all the local sports nets I think the MSG HD channels are the loudest. Not only that but their audio sucks when compared to Yes Network and to a lesser extent SNY.
DCFan's Avatar DCFan 07:30 AM 06-06-2014
Q regarding the Rev I router, can the password be changed? When I go into the Verizon in home agent it gladly lets me reset the password but when I go into any wifi device it's still connected via the old, tremendously long password. And when I go back into in home agent it still lists the default password. eek.gif
louisw's Avatar louisw 07:44 AM 06-06-2014
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Q regarding the Rev I router, can the password be changed? When I go into the Verizon in home agent it gladly lets me reset the password but when I go into any wifi device it's still connected via the old, tremendously long password. And when I go back into in home agent it still lists the default password. eek.gif

Yes, it can be changed.

I noticed that Rev I makes you pick a 'strong' password for WPA2 PSK. Rev F did not have any requirements on this. Rev I forces the WIFI password to include letters and numbers or something else. letters by themselves are not ok.

You can also change the login password to the router.
DCFan's Avatar DCFan 12:44 PM 06-06-2014
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Yes, it can be changed.

I noticed that Rev I makes you pick a 'strong' password for WPA2 PSK. Rev F did not have any requirements on this. Rev I forces the WIFI password to include letters and numbers or something else. letters by themselves are not ok.

You can also change the login password to the router.

I tried logging into the router and saw where it can be changed there. Thanks for the response.
chitchatjf's Avatar chitchatjf 06:42 PM 06-06-2014

On or after 8/1/2014, certain FiOS TV channels will be moved as described below. Programming content on these channels will remain the same.
• FXX SD and HD moves from channels 84 (SD)/584 (HD) to channels 191 (SD)/691 (HD)
• OWN SD moves from channel 161 to channel 145
• Discovery Fit & Health SD moves from channel 163 to channel 161
• Cooking Channel SD and HD moves from channels 166 (SD)/667 (HD) to channels 163 (SD)/663 (HD)
• Fox Sports 2 SD moves from channel 198 to channel 84
• pivot SD moves from channel 287 to channel 192
• Outdoor Channel HD moves from channel 591 to channel 807
• Tennis Channel HD moves from channel 592 to channel 803
• Universal Sports Network HD moves from channel 596 to channel 804
• World Fishing Network HD moves from channel 597 to channel 817
• bein Sports HD moves from channel 598 to channel 805
• Willow HD moves from channel 1007 to channel 806
 


aaronwt's Avatar aaronwt 09:30 PM 06-06-2014
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On or after 8/1/2014, certain FiOS TV channels will be moved as described below. Programming content on these channels will remain the same.

• FXX SD and HD moves from channels 84 (SD)/584 (HD) to channels 191 (SD)/691 (HD)

• OWN SD moves from channel 161 to channel 145

• Discovery Fit & Health SD moves from channel 163 to channel 161

• Cooking Channel SD and HD moves from channels 166 (SD)/667 (HD) to channels 163 (SD)/663 (HD)

• Fox Sports 2 SD moves from channel 198 to channel 84

• pivot SD moves from channel 287 to channel 192

• Outdoor Channel HD moves from channel 591 to channel 807

• Tennis Channel HD moves from channel 592 to channel 803

• Universal Sports Network HD moves from channel 596 to channel 804

• World Fishing Network HD moves from channel 597 to channel 817

• bein Sports HD moves from channel 598 to channel 805

• Willow HD moves from channel 1007 to channel 806

 

What is the reason for all the channel relocations? The only one that seemed out of place to me was Willow HD which was above 1000. Everything else, as far as HD, is above 500 and below 1000.

Although I know the actual channel numbers of very few channels. I just see it in the guide and record something from it.

I only wish they would switch all the channels to using H.264 instead of MPEG2. It would free up more space for more channels and would also use less storage space on my TiVo. Even with a 3TB drive it's not enough storage.
nyctveng's Avatar nyctveng 05:55 AM 06-07-2014
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What is the reason for all the channel relocations? The only one that seemed out of place to me was Willow HD which was above 1000. Everything else, as far as HD, is above 500 and below 1000.

Although I know the actual channel numbers of very few channels. I just see it in the guide and record something from it.

I only wish they would switch all the channels to using H.264 instead of MPEG2. It would free up more space for more channels and would also use less storage space on my TiVo. Even with a 3TB drive it's not enough storage.

Many of the channels in the upper 500's is in the Ultimate Package (higher tier). For those on lower packages that channel surf up from the low 500's going up have a bad "customer experience" by passing many channels that are not include in their package.

The cooking channel change is obvious to have the SD/HD 500 # apart, FXX was stuffed in the middle of sports groupings because it used to be Fox Soccer & FS2 was in Fuel's previous slot. Now FS2 will be grouped more logically.
flatronic's Avatar flatronic 06:02 AM 06-07-2014

To answer your questions:

* FXX was in the Sports range; however, it's not a sports channel, so it's moving to the Comedy range, which better suits its programming.

* OWN is moving into the Women range, which better suits its programming.

* Discovery Fit & Health is moving so that Food Network and Cooking Channel are next to each other

* Fox Sports 2 is moving so that it's next to Fox Sports 1

* Pivot SD is moving to match its HD channel number and also because it's no longer a religious channel. It's moving to the Pop Culture range, which better suits its programming.

* Outdoor, Tennis, Universal Sports, WFN, bein and Willow are moving to the Premium Sports range (they were previously in the regular Sports range), to match with their SD channel numbers.

 

Generally, the HD numbers are supposed to be +500 to their SD number and vice versa.

 

You can see the ranges and current channel numbers here (and how many of the above channels aren't where they're supposed to be): http://www.tvchannellists.com/List_of_Verizon_FiOS_Channels

 

Additional changes to come:

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 On or after July 30, 2014, channel 197, “Fearnet” will be removed from the FiOS® TV Channel Line-up.

On or after August 1, 2014, Romanian International Programming - RSC1 on channel 1784 will be replaced with TVR International (TVRi). TVRi is dedicated to maintaining a connection between Romanians and their home country through news, quality entertainment programs, modern classic films and soap operas.

On or after August 15, 2014, channel 186, CLOO TV, will be removed from the FiOS TV lineup.

dcowboy7's Avatar dcowboy7 01:04 PM 06-07-2014
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Many of the channels in the upper 500's is in the Ultimate Package (higher tier).
For those on lower packages that channel surf up from the low 500's going up have a bad "customer experience" by passing many channels that are not include in their package.

Really ? Just put only available channels in a favorites list.

Its not rocket science....but then again going by some of the perps on COPS episodes maybe it is.
BiggAW's Avatar BiggAW 07:29 PM 06-07-2014
So basically they're moving channels around for technophobic remote button mashers who sit there and surf the channels?
davehancock's Avatar davehancock 08:56 PM 06-07-2014
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So basically they're moving channels around for technophobic remote button mashers who sit there and surf the channels?
And this is bad? I would think that it makes sense to "surf" through channels of similar interest.
aaronwt's Avatar aaronwt 10:40 PM 06-07-2014
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And this is bad? I would think that it makes sense to "surf" through channels of similar interest.

I guide surf sometimes but I haven't channel surfed since the 20th century. That's why I have no idea what the channel numbers are to most channels. It makes no difference what the channel number is since I use the guide to see what I want to record.
nyctveng's Avatar nyctveng 05:56 AM 06-08-2014
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I guide surf sometimes but I haven't channel surfed since the 20th century. That's why I have no idea what the channel numbers are to most channels. It makes no difference what the channel number is since I use the guide to see what I want to record.
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So basically they're moving channels around for technophobic remote button mashers who sit there and surf the channels?

If thats the case aaronwt the changes should have no impact to you. BiggAW, yes there are still people who surf channels, its how new channels get discovered and why networks prefer low channel placement. Networks tend to give better rates to operators like Verizon for lower channel placement. Networks like Bloomberg sued Comcast to be grouped with other newschannels. It may not benefit either one of you but there are folks that will appreciate the change.
VARTV's Avatar VARTV 06:51 AM 06-08-2014
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

(W)ish they would switch all the channels to using H.264 instead of MPEG2. It would free up more space for more channels and would also use less storage space on my TiVo. Even with a 3TB drive it's not enough storage.
Woah! How much TV do you watch?
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