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post #15421 of 17987
No IMG deployments that week so all is good.

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Originally Posted by JayMan007 View Post

Hope that doesn't push (delay) the 1.9 firmware to those that don't have it yet.
post #15422 of 17987
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Originally Posted by JayMan007 View Post

Hope that doesn't push (delay) the 1.9 firmware to those that don't have it yet.

no
post #15423 of 17987
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Originally Posted by automag928 View Post


and for some new HD goodness...

E! HD scheduled launch week of 10/17

And standard disclaimer: this is all tenative and subject to change...

It's about friggin time. Thanks.
post #15424 of 17987
WOO HOO! For all the Knicks and Rangers fans....


This just about guarantees that there will be no NBA season..


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...101862164.html

FCC Backs Equal Access to HD Channels
By AMY SCHATZ

WASHINGTONAT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. will have access soon to high-definition versions of sports and entertainment events at Madison Square Garden under a decision released Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC sided with Verizon and AT&T in finding that Cablevision Systems Corp. had improperly denied access to the HD versions of its channels, known as MSG and MSG+, which carry local professional teams such as the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers.

FCC rules prohibit cable companies from denying competitors access to affiliated channels. The rules are designed to encourage competition by preventing pay-TV companies from denying must-have content from competitors. A few years ago, the agency closed a loophole that allowed cable operators to withhold access to channels. A federal appeals court upheld that decision earlier this year, setting the stage for the FCC's decision Thursday.

Cablevision offered standard definition versions of both channels to AT&T and Verizon, which offer pay-TV services. But in separate rulings, the agency said that Cablevision's decision to withhold the HD channels had the effect of "significantly hindering" both companies "from providing a competing video service."

Cablevision said in a statement that it will be "pursuing relief in the courts" and that the FCC's rulings "do not appear to be based on the facts. The data clearly demonstrates that there has been no competitive harm to the nation's two largest phone companies as a result of not having two HD channels they already receive in [standard definition]."

At the time of the complaints, MSG was a unit of Cablevision but the cable operator spun it off in February 2010. The agency said MSG has 30 days to reach agreements with both AT&T and Verizon to carry the HD channels.

In a statement, Verizon said the decision "creates new opportunities for consumers and video competition" and the company was eager to reach an agreement to carry the HD channels. AT&T also released a statement praising the FCC's action.
post #15425 of 17987
I'm confident the FCC's ruling will be upheld in this case, as it usually is. However, Cablevision will surely file for an injunction and subsequently file suit in Federal Court to stop this decision. If they lose, they'll probably appeal. It will likely still be months before this is settled.
post #15426 of 17987
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Originally Posted by news_watch View Post

I just had my router changed out and I can't get them to tell me (via e-mail) if they want it back. It won't fit in the same box and they did not send another box, nor a shipping label.

When they shipped me a replacement router there was a letter in the box that listed the various charges for each model STB and router that they'd slap me with if I didn't return the old equipment within 30 days. I used the same box that they shipped the new gear in to return the old stuff and they even provided the UPS shipping label.
post #15427 of 17987
So.....

When can I get rid of the horrible FiOS provided STBs and use my X-Box instead ?
post #15428 of 17987
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Originally Posted by Dmon4u View Post

So.....

When can I get rid of the horrible FiOS provided STBs and use my X-Box instead ?

Whenever you want.
post #15429 of 17987
Last I Heard the software download was around 80mb. The Guide Data was far better than the FiOS STBs provide and all the FiOS VOD Movies and TV shows were easier to find (the free HD stuff, of course).
post #15430 of 17987
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Originally Posted by Dmon4u View Post

So.....

When can I get rid of the horrible FiOS provided STBs and use my X-Box instead ?

I think we are shooting for November...I know first launch will have 26 streaming live channels...
post #15431 of 17987
There's always the option of a CableCARD tuner, a PC running Windows Media Center, and using the 360 as an extender. No VOD, but all the real channels work great.
post #15432 of 17987
Am I the only one that was totally unaware that HBO and Cinemax were free last weekend? Nothing on the messages on my STB about it.
post #15433 of 17987
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Originally Posted by jamieva View Post

Am I the only one that was totally unaware that HBO and Cinemax were free last weekend? Nothing on the messages on my STB about it.

Just as easy to get it for 3mos. Just call them up and ask them if they're running any promos- if you push hard enough you can probably get them to give you free HBO/MAX for 3mos- just remember to cancel.
post #15434 of 17987
Just got 1.9a this morning in Philadelphia!
post #15435 of 17987
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Originally Posted by navgs400 View Post

Just got 1.9a this morning in Philadelphia!

Yep.

1.9 in Ewing Twp Mercer County, NJ

I tried to access my recordings and they weren't available. Are recordings lost during this switch?
post #15436 of 17987
They shouldn't be. Mine were still all there after the upgrade.
post #15437 of 17987
1.9 appeared for me in Morris County, NJ this morning.
post #15438 of 17987
1.9 middletown de
post #15439 of 17987
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Originally Posted by mikeewing View Post

Yep.

1.9 in Ewing Twp Mercer County, NJ

I tried to access my recordings and they weren't available. Are recordings lost during this switch?



It says:

DVR Message

Unable to play selected program. Please try again later.

Plus there are a few programs listed that I had previously deleted.
post #15440 of 17987
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Originally Posted by DCFan View Post

When they shipped me a replacement router there was a letter in the box that listed the various charges for each model STB and router that they'd slap me with if I didn't return the old equipment within 30 days. I used the same box that they shipped the new gear in to return the old stuff and they even provided the UPS shipping label.

Me too up to this time.
I called and they said they would ship out a box and label.
Still waiting.
I'm going to take it to UPS and just keep a copy of the paperwork.
post #15441 of 17987
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Originally Posted by mikeewing View Post

It says:

DVR Message

Unable to play selected program. Please try again later.

Plus there are a few programs listed that I had previously deleted.

This concerns me a bit. Does Verizon take a snapshot of the contents of each DVR prior to upgrading the FW? Maybe you deleted those programs after the snapshot was taken.

Doug
post #15442 of 17987
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Originally Posted by tahoejoe View Post

1.9 appeared for me in Morris County, NJ this morning.

Sweet. Apparently, 1.9 is slowly making its way up the East coast. Hopefully, MA will get it soon.
post #15443 of 17987
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Originally Posted by properbostonian View Post

Sweet. Apparently, 1.9 is slowly making its way up the East coast. Hopefully, MA will get it soon.

MA is up next.
post #15444 of 17987
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Originally Posted by dougotte View Post

This concerns me a bit. Does Verizon take a snapshot of the contents of each DVR prior to upgrading the FW? Maybe you deleted those programs after the snapshot was taken.

Doug

I'm not sure. I know I deleted one program some time last week.

I went into my other room and checked that DVR and the one program it recorded last night was fine and there were no old, deleted recordings. (Thank God for that, as that's the DVR my wife records shows on.)

I did the old hard power off/on to see if this error will clear. If not, maybe they'll spot me a new one (7232).
post #15445 of 17987
1.9 here in South Jersey
post #15446 of 17987
I just got FIOS a few days ago after years with Comcast in NVA. How do I return to an On Demand movie at the same place I left? I click on the stop button, as I did on Comcast, but when I return after wadeing through the menus and clicking on the proper icon underneath the movie, it it returns me to the beginning. Can I just pause it instead of using the stop button?
Also, when I fast forward it only does at 1 speed > > even if I keep clicking. This is actually faster than 2X but I don't see any option to increase the speed. As a newbie I would appreciate some help.
post #15447 of 17987
I got the update today and my DVR was able to play recorded programs that were there prior to the update. The new search function using the B button doesn't seem to be working.

My other two HD STBs were updated as well and one works fine and the other is DOA. I disconnected the power cord and it is still dead. I guess I'll have to call FIOS support! Yeah for me!!
post #15448 of 17987
Yes, I've been waiting for the 6 tuner / one CableCard Ceton model this Fall.
http://thedigitalmediazone.com/2011/...lecard-tuners/

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Originally Posted by coyoteaz View Post

There's always the option of a CableCARD tuner, a PC running Windows Media Center, and using the 360 as an extender. No VOD, but all the real channels work great.
post #15449 of 17987
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Originally Posted by Jakes View Post


MA is up next.

Aybody know about Maryland?
post #15450 of 17987
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Originally Posted by slybarman View Post

Aybody know about Maryland?

We can only guess that NY/MA/RI will be up in three weeks and DC/VA/MD are three weeks after that.
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