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No. I was checking out the Accuweather station since it was new. I would have expected it to work the same way as TWC channel did. With TWC there was no need to wait around for anything. The local weather was there when you turned to the channel. That is not the case now.
The Weather Channel hasn't had that for a decade or more. They have had crappy reality shows on for years. When is the last time you actually watched TWC?

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I use weatherBug on my Cellphone, tablets and PCs. I've tried the Accuweather app but that seems to be very unreliable. It is wrong a lot of the time compared to the Weatherbug app. I've never tried the Yahoo app. I'm not sure if I use anything from Yahoo.
I wouldn't have used Yahoo! either, but The Verge did a comparison of weather apps, and Yahoo! was the best free one, so I gave it a try, and sure enough it does everything the Weather Channel app does, without all the bloat and extra crap in the UI.
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The Weather Channel hasn't had that for a decade or more. They have had crappy reality shows on for years. When is the last time you actually watched TWC?



I wouldn't have used Yahoo! either, but The Verge did a comparison of weather apps, and Yahoo! was the best free one, so I gave it a try, and sure enough it does everything the Weather Channel app does, without all the bloat and extra crap in the UI.
I watched TWC a few days before FiOS pulled it. On channel 49 they had a station that showed the local weather. Then in the 600's was the main channel. I watched an episode of a show that showed the weather on other planets. I had several One Passes setup on my TiVo for The Weather Channel shows.

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I watched TWC a few days before FiOS pulled it. On channel 49 they had a station that showed the local weather. Then in the 600's was the main channel. I watched an episode of a show that showed the weather on other planets. I had several One Passes setup on my TiVo for The Weather Channel shows.
You're about the only one. TWC is awful.
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You're about the only one. TWC is awful.
You shouldn't pick on other peoples viewing habits, I think FOX News, MSNBC, and CNN is a waste of bandwidth since its all just bias crap and not news. But many people do like those channels and I don't have right to belittle them for it.
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You're about the only one. TWC is awful.
There are certainly 100+ pages of posts on the Verizon forums with people complaining about the removal of TWC.

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Is it just me or most stuff on Netflix streaming have better PQ than most stuff on fios?

Maybe it's 1080p vs 1080i and my Xbox is just better than the Motorola box
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I finally figured out a pattern to when my FiOS DVR reboots. If I'm recording two shows at a time and watching something previously recorded, then hitting the delete button to delete a show already on the DVR usually causes a hard reboot! It's amazing that the software is still so unstable after all these years!
I have been having the same problem repeatedly since the new menu interface arrived. Do you have a DVR expander with an external hard drive for your FiOS DVR? The new software has a mess of a time handling two different hard drives at once. It resets all the time after two shows have been recorded at once. The old firmware never once had a problem with my DVR expansion drive.

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Is it just me or most stuff on Netflix streaming have better PQ than most stuff on fios?

Maybe it's 1080p vs 1080i and my Xbox is just better than the Motorola box
The quality on FiOS has greatly gone down over the years, I've been a customer nearly a decade. A few channels still seem to get much higher compression rates (Cartoon Network has to have negotiated in their carriage deal more bandwidth) but many HD channels look far softer.
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I have been having the same problem repeatedly since the new menu interface arrived. Do you have a DVR expander with an external hard drive for your FiOS DVR? The new software has a mess of a time handling two different hard drives at once. It resets all the time after two shows have been recorded at once. The old firmware never once had a problem with my DVR expansion drive.
I don't have an expansion hard drive, and based on your experience, I guess I'm good with that!
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Is it just me or most stuff on Netflix streaming have better PQ than most stuff on fios?

Maybe it's 1080p vs 1080i and my Xbox is just better than the Motorola box
Native 1080p programming is always going to look better than 1080i - and especially better than upconverted 1080i - and since nothing FiOS broadcasts is in 1080p, it stands to reason that Netflix streaming at that resolution will look better. I still think FiOS' PQ is the best in the business, along with DirecTV's.
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There are certainly 100+ pages of posts on the Verizon forums with people complaining about the removal of TWC.
That amusing. All sorts of crazy people come out of the woodwork when you least expect it.
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That amusing. All sorts of crazy people come out of the woodwork when you least expect it.
Those threads over there are a joke. There are so many TWC employees masquerading as first-time posters. They banned me from posting over there when I began pointing that out. So transparent.
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Those threads over there are a joke. There are so many TWC employees masquerading as first-time posters. They banned me from posting over there when I began pointing that out. So transparent.
That's hilarious. I never even thought of that as a possibility. I just figured random people emerged out of whatever dark corner of the world they were in, sitting there watching TWC all day or something.
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That's hilarious. I never even thought of that as a possibility. I just figured random people emerged out of whatever dark corner of the world they were in, sitting there watching TWC all day or something.
They did the same thing when DirecTV yanked it.
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Native 1080p programming is always going to look better than 1080i - and especially better than upconverted 1080i - and since nothing FiOS broadcasts is in 1080p, it stands to reason that Netflix streaming at that resolution will look better. I still think FiOS' PQ is the best in the business, along with DirecTV's.
There is no upconverting to be done with 1080i content. It only needs to be deinterlaced to 1080P. 1080i can look every bit as good as 1080P if it is deinterlaced properly. I have a few Blu-ray Discs that have 1080i content that look superb. The reason the FiOS content doesn't look as good as it used to is because many of the channels have a lower bitrate now. A higher bitrate 1080i video can blow away anything that Netflix has with their lower bitrate 1080P24 content. The 1080i BD titles I have easily surpass what Netflix shows at 1080P24.

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Verizon is running a free preview for Starz, Encore, and EPIX starting now through Sunday.
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Verizon is running a free preview for Starz, Encore, and EPIX starting now through Sunday.
They just gave me free HBO through June.
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They just gave me free HBO through June.
And i have had HBO and Starz/Encore free SINCE last June,
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They just gave me free HBO through June.
I need to call up again before Summer to see if I can get it for free or half price. Before the show "The Leftovers" comes back on.

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