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post #17161 of 17990
Got excited when I saw this. Then realized you have to be connected to your router, ie, home,to watch live TV.

Still, that's something, I guess.
post #17162 of 17990
I would like it if the regular networks are available to watch on the app.
post #17163 of 17990
This is pretty standard now. Keep an eye on Xfinity, they will be the first to offer off network streaming.
post #17164 of 17990
VHO7 NY area finally got WLNY HD channel 510.

At least they show frasier to dvr @ 1:00am - hope they dont stretch it or anything wierd like that.
post #17165 of 17990
The picture quality happens to be excellent on the channel. During Sandy when Letterman was pushed back 30 minutes on CBS, they aired it during its regular time on this channel. Apparently it's owned by WCBS...
post #17166 of 17990
I updated fios remote app and get the cable stations on my IPad just fine but now it will not pair the remote function to the Fios Moble Remote widget . It no longer needs a 4 digit and gives me a error massage on the tv screen saying it only pairs to local account boxes. Am I the only one with this bug?

Phil
post #17167 of 17990
An interesting problem has cropped up a couple of times with the DVR. I have a program set to record and sometime later, it shows up in the Recorded Programs list, but when you go to play it, it shows a run time of 1 second and there's no recording. Has anyone else experienced this with the Cisco DVR?

Also, has anyone experienced that for some reason the iPhone app doesn't show the full list of Recorded Programs?
post #17168 of 17990
Watching The Walking Dead this week, I was treated to constant annoying ads and crawls about Verizon possibly dropping AMC. Dish subscribers just survived this debacle, and now I guess we will too.
post #17169 of 17990
Did Verizon roll an update on their STBs last night?
post #17170 of 17990
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

Got excited when I saw this. Then realized you have to be connected to your router, ie, home,to watch live TV.
Still, that's something, I guess.
So, if I understand this new "capability" correctly, all you can do is watch FIOS programming on a mobile device in your own home, if connected to your own network and router? Maybe I'm missing something, but why is that better than turning on your TV and watching it there?confused.gif

What I'd like to be able to do is watch FIOS programming anywhere I can get a decent WiFi connection.
post #17171 of 17990
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Originally Posted by s2silber View Post

So, if I understand this new "capability" correctly, all you can do is watch FIOS programming on a mobile device in your own home, if connected to your own network and router? Maybe I'm missing something, but why is that better than turning on your TV and watching it there?confused.gif
What I'd like to be able to do is watch FIOS programming anywhere I can get a decent WiFi connection.
Well, it gives you (for free) an additional virtual TV w/o needing a cable box, running wiring to a room you don't otherwise have a TV in, etc. That's pretty decent!
post #17172 of 17990
Anyone know why Verizon Fios TV does not have PIP?
post #17173 of 17990
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Originally Posted by FOPA View Post

Anyone know why Verizon Fios TV does not have PIP?
When I had Comcast they didn't have it either, although they are able to switch between HD tuners on the DVR which is a nice feature.
post #17174 of 17990
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

When I had Comcast they didn't have it either, although they are able to switch between HD tuners on the DVR which is a nice feature.

We have Brighthouse as the other choice here in Tampa Bay and it has always had PIP. Plus the PIP and Change buttons are there on the Verizon remote.

I just purchased a higher end Panasonic plasma TV and it isn't listed as a feature. Is this a growing trend on all new TVs?
Edited by FOPA - 11/28/12 at 3:56am
post #17175 of 17990
yes..PIP is not in demand much anymore so a lot of tv's are no longer providing that feature
post #17176 of 17990
When I had Comcast our STB supported PIP but FiOS never has. There's a button on our remote but nothing happens. I thought someone said it was the Motorola firmware itself that didn't support PIP but that was a longtime ago. I guess it has never been a priority so it has never been added. I sure wouldn't mind having it though.

Having my TV support it is useless to me since I'm not going to buy a second box to hook up to my TV. I would only use PIP through the TV to show content from the iPad/PS3 along with my FiOS.
post #17177 of 17990
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

When I had Comcast they didn't have it either, although they are able to switch between HD tuners on the DVR which is a nice feature.
DaveFI, if you don't know, you can switch between the tuners on FiOS too, just not elegantly. Use the "Last" button (or previous, whatever it is called--i don't use the fiOS remote). That will serve as "swap" between the tuners. You can pause one and go back to the other, etc.
post #17178 of 17990
This is somewhat off topic, but I recently contacted VZ to make changes to my FiOS TV service. In the process, they talked me into FiOS Digital Voice which is their newer phone service including Central Office-based Voice Mail which you can get through the TV's FiOS STB. My main problem with this service is that although it provides a mechanism to get your voice mail (VM) through your TV or through over the Internet, it does not indicate when there are new messages. The only way you know you have messages is to check your phone for a staggered dial tone, or logon to the VZ Digital Voice Internet site, or maybe go to that screen via the TV's STB. Does anyone else use this FiOS Digital Voice service and have a brand/model of phone that has a flashing indicator for new Voice Mail messages?
post #17179 of 17990
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Originally Posted by carltonrice View Post

Does anyone else use this FiOS Digital Voice service and have a brand/model of phone that has a flashing indicator for new Voice Mail messages?

I do not have Digital Voice but I have CO based voicemail with stuttered dial tone and my Panasonic recognizes the dial tone and indicates "Message Waiting". I have this: http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-KX-TG6533B-Expandable-Digital-Cordless/dp/B0036D5XH8
post #17180 of 17990
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Originally Posted by carltonrice View Post

Does anyone else use this FiOS Digital Voice service and have a brand/model of phone that has a flashing indicator for new Voice Mail messages?

I have digital voice and a slightly different package of the similar cordless Panasonic phone and the light blinks whenever there are new VM messages - And it blinks on all locations of the phone
post #17181 of 17990
When I tried digital voice I found out that we lost the ability to dial local numbers without the area code, which drove my wife nuts. Needless to say, back to copper/analog.
post #17182 of 17990
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Originally Posted by mikeewing View Post

When I tried digital voice I found out that we lost the ability to dial local numbers without the area code, which drove my wife nuts. Needless to say, back to copper/analog.

I haven't been able to do that for ten years.
post #17183 of 17990
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Originally Posted by mikeewing View Post

When I tried digital voice I found out that we lost the ability to dial local numbers without the area code, which drove my wife nuts. Needless to say, back to copper/analog.
They let you go back to POTS???
post #17184 of 17990
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Originally Posted by joepaiii View Post

I haven't been able to do that for ten years.
Yep, they changed that at least 10 years ago for me as well. I think the rule is that when the same area has more than one area code, they force everyone to dial the area code so that businesses with the old area code do not have a competitive advantage over businesses who have the new area code.
post #17185 of 17990
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Originally Posted by mikeewing View Post

When I tried digital voice I found out that we lost the ability to dial local numbers without the area code, which drove my wife nuts. Needless to say, back to copper/analog.

Maryland went to area code overlay many years ago, so everybody's used to 10-digit dialing. Plus cell phones also make you dial all 10 digits.
post #17186 of 17990
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Originally Posted by carltonrice View Post

This is somewhat off topic, but I recently contacted VZ to make changes to my FiOS TV service. In the process, they talked me into FiOS Digital Voice which is their newer phone service including Central Office-based Voice Mail which you can get through the TV's FiOS STB. My main problem with this service is that although it provides a mechanism to get your voice mail (VM) through your TV or through over the Internet, it does not indicate when there are new messages. The only way you know you have messages is to check your phone for a staggered dial tone, or logon to the VZ Digital Voice Internet site, or maybe go to that screen via the TV's STB. Does anyone else use this FiOS Digital Voice service and have a brand/model of phone that has a flashing indicator for new Voice Mail messages?

They send me a text message when I have voicemail. But that is only secondary for me. I still use a digital answering machine that will pick up if I have call from Digital voice, or from my personal or work cell phone when connected to my XLink Gateway over Bluetooth.. I can't stand to have a flashing light on my cordless phone so the text notification works best for me.
post #17187 of 17990
Does anyone know if there's a way to access Verizon FIOS Streaming TV Channels through a ROKU. I especially wanted CNN.
post #17188 of 17990
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Originally Posted by VARTV View Post

They let you go back to POTS???

I'm not sure if it's literally the old POTS system but it is definitely analog. Perhaps it's a localized thiing as I don't believe that there is any overlay in the 609 area code. They did say it would eventually go away altogether.
post #17189 of 17990
There are two area codes in Jersey: 609 & 856. I'm in Texas where 10 digit dialing has been the norm for quite some time, and when I call family in South Jersey I have to include the 856 code.
post #17190 of 17990
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Originally Posted by rich3fan View Post

There are two area codes in Jersey: 609 & 856. I'm in Texas where 10 digit dialing has been the norm for quite some time, and when I call family in South Jersey I have to include the 856 code.

This is a dense state.

Area code 201: Northeastern New Jersey primarily Bergen County and Hudson County.
Area code 551: Shared by 201.
Area code 609: Trenton, Lawrenceville, Princeton, Burlington, Atlantic City, Barnegat, Wildwood, Ocean City.
Area code 732: Toms River, Edison, New Brunswick, Freehold, Red Bank.
Area code 848: Shared by 732.
Area code 856: Camden, Cherry Hill, Glassboro, Vineland, Salem.
Area code 862: Shared with area code 973.
Area code 908: Elizabeth and Union County, Somerset County, Warren County, Hunterdon County, and parts of southern and western Morris County.
Area code 973: Essex County, Passaic County, Morris County, Sussex County, and small portions of Bergen and Hudson County.
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