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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I wish they would add VOD to the 360. That is something I could use. Watching live TV just doesn't do it for me. That would be like going back almost thirty years. Before I got a VCR and started time shifting my TV watching.

If they added VOD to the FiOS app on 360, most likely it would only be Flex View stuff, which is basically the same as Xbox Video. I would much rather use Xbox Video in that case.
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Im so glad Fios gave me my Multi-room DVR with 500gb free for life!!!
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Originally Posted by Tony Reid View Post

Im so glad Fios gave me my Multi-room DVR with 500gb free for life!!!


How did you pull that off?
post #17224 of 17987
They were running a promotion back in the summer time you could choose $300 gift card or a Multi-room DVR for life. DVR seemed like the better choice to me
post #17225 of 17987
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

how come none of the local channels, incl local sports, are available for streaming? is that a technical or contractual issue?
How much extra profit would they make from doing that?
post #17226 of 17987
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Originally Posted by brmeow View Post

How much extra profit would they make from doing that?
In reality is would be a HUGE amount of extra effort to stream local channels. First off, they would have to determine which area you are in and send you the correct channels. This would also increase their streamed channel output by hundreds -- since they would have to encode streams for every set of local channels in every market they serve! (The rest of the channels are exactly the same for everyone in the country) Finally, they would have to negotiate permission from each local network to stream them (though possibly they could negotiate for some of them nationally).

Not a simple process...
post #17227 of 17987
I am having problems with my Cisco 435HDC DVR. It's showing that the DVR is 100% full and won't record any shows. It started doing it 3 days ago. My DVR was maybe 20% last Saturday.

Anyone else experienced a problem like this?
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Originally Posted by Tony Reid View Post

They were running a promotion back in the summer time you could choose $300 gift card or a Multi-room DVR for life. DVR seemed like the better choice to me
I got FIOS with a $500 prepaid VISA card "bonus" this past November. Since I have a Tivo, the DVR offer wouldn't have mattered. So far I've been happy with FIOS service, not to mention the $80 a month I save (phone, internet, TV), triple the internet speed ,and more HD channels compared to Comcast.

larry
post #17229 of 17987
I've been getting freeze-ups while in the guide, slowness and sometimes freezes when changing channels and reboots on a sporadic basis when first turning on the DVR. Is anyone else having this problem and/or do you know it's cause and a possible remedy?
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All here and the fix is coming...

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r27461077-DVR-7232-Slow-Unrepsonsive-Until-Warms-Up-or-a-Reboot

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Originally Posted by s2silber View Post

I've been getting freeze-ups while in the guide, slowness and sometimes freezes when changing channels and reboots on a sporadic basis when first turning on the DVR. Is anyone else having this problem and/or do you know it's cause and a possible remedy?
post #17231 of 17987
TBS has freezeups too. The hd channel.
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I just got an email stating that my Battery Backup Unit inside my ONT needs to be replaced even though it's not beeping. Has anyone else received one of those? Are the emails automatic, and do I need to replace it even though it's not beeping?

The email says I can use any "12-Volt 7.2Ah SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) Batteries". How much do they cost?
post #17233 of 17987
I didnt get an email from fios yet
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Anyone know if the firewire port on the Motorola 7232 is active, and if so, is it possible to output the signal to record on a pc?
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Time Warner Cable is putting 300 channels through Roku:

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/time-warner-cable-twc-tv-on-roku/

They don't need to pay Gold to Microsoft !
post #17236 of 17987
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post

Anyone know if the firewire port on the Motorola 7232 is active, and if so, is it possible to output the signal to record on a pc?
Yes, it is, but with certain restrictions.

If the channel is marked "Copy Freely" you can use the Firewire out to cap the HD video/5.1 audio to a computer (note that it is NOT straightforward nor easy).

If the channel is marked "Copy Once" or "Copy None" you cannot use the Firewire out on the 7232 to cap to a PC. (This is technically an error on Verizon or Motorola's part -- if the channel is marked "Copy Once" you SHOULD be able to cap from it). There is no way to hack or break this protection as the box will simply not send the signal in those cases.

Different HD channels are coded differently and I have personally tested very very few of them.. The broadcast channels and some non-premiums are pretty much "Copy Freely". Some of the non-premium channels are "Copy Once" (HDNet/AXS.TV is set this way). The premium channels are "Copy None". Playing back DVR-based content follows the same rules as if you were watching it live on the channel it was recoded from.

If you are planning to do it on an Apple Mac, the methodology is pretty straightforward. If you are planning to do it under MS Windows, be prepared to hack away at (i.e. installing hacked drivers, very outdated software etc) it for a while before it works. And let it be known that it does not work at all on 64 bit operating systems (Windows 7/64 bit, Windows 8). I had it working for a while under Windows XP but have since upgraded to Windows 7 and am now using a very old Mac laptop just for my video captures.

Also be prepared for pretty large files -- ~6GB/hour.
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Originally Posted by scott_bernstein View Post

Yes, it is, but with certain restrictions.
If the channel is marked "Copy Freely" you can use the Firewire out to cap the HD video/5.1 audio to a computer (note that it is NOT straightforward nor easy).
If the channel is marked "Copy Once" or "Copy None" you cannot use the Firewire out on the 7232 to cap to a PC. (This is technically an error on Verizon or Motorola's part -- if the channel is marked "Copy Once" you SHOULD be able to cap from it). There is no way to hack or break this protection as the box will simply not send the signal in those cases.
Different HD channels are coded differently and I have personally tested very very few of them.. The broadcast channels and some non-premiums are pretty much "Copy Freely". Some of the non-premium channels are "Copy Once" (HDNet/AXS.TV is set this way). The premium channels are "Copy None". Playing back DVR-based content follows the same rules as if you were watching it live on the channel it was recoded from.
If you are planning to do it on an Apple Mac, the methodology is pretty straightforward. If you are planning to do it under MS Windows, be prepared to hack away at (i.e. installing hacked drivers, very outdated software etc) it for a while before it works. And let it be known that it does not work at all on 64 bit operating systems (Windows 7/64 bit, Windows 8). I had it working for a while under Windows XP but have since upgraded to Windows 7 and am now using a very old Mac laptop just for my video captures.
Also be prepared for pretty large files -- ~6GB/hour.

Thanks for the info. I was going to do it on a PC. Basically with the NHL back in action I want to record all the Rangers games and archive them. Perhaps I'm better off with a SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME?
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Is anyone having any issues with the iPhone app for FiOS? I am able to use the remote control part of it (so I know it is paring correctly), but for whatever reason I cannot schedule recordings or manage my previously recorded shows. The DVR part of the app appears to be broken. Any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post

Thanks for the info. I was going to do it on a PC. Basically with the NHL back in action I want to record all the Rangers games and archive them. Perhaps I'm better off with a SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME?
I've got no clue if whatever channel shows the Rangers games allows for firewire capture, though I could check for you, assuming it's not a premium sports channel.

I don't know anything at all about the SiliconDust box....

Just warning you that you'd best be patient/daring if trying to cap over firewire on a PC as you're considering. It's possible, just not easy. smile.gif
post #17240 of 17987
more info on 6 tuner to 5 tvs Media Server

http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/07/verizon-and-motorola-announce-fios-tv-media-server-that-can-record-six-shows-at-once/

Once again, will work with Xbox but no word on Roku.

And the cost ? Probably too much for what you get....
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DAVEFI about 2 years ago my batterry died ,and was told i could buy one at radio shack (about $30.00), i bought one,but a couple days after i bought it,I had verizon come out because i was having problems with my internet.The fios tech that came to my house told me to take the battery back to radio shack and get my money back,because he had a new battery in his truck that he installed for no charce! I think he did that because i had only installed fios less than a year before tha and he thought the battery shhould not of gone bad so soon.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by celticpride View Post

DAVEFI about 2 years ago my batterry died ,and was told i could buy one at radio shack (about $30.00), i bought one,but a couple days after i bought it,I had verizon come out because i was having problems with my internet.The fios tech that came to my house told me to take the battery back to radio shack and get my money back,because he had a new battery in his truck that he installed for no charce! I think he did that because i had only installed fios less than a year before tha and he thought the battery shhould not of gone bad so soon.smile.gif
I've had FIOS for like 4yrs now so that ain't gonna fly here. I went and bought a OEM battery off Amazon. Hopefully it should be OK.

Had an image update on my Cisco box last night and the menus look quite different now. Don't know what/if anything was improved, but I like what was changed. Graphically the program guide has a much better look/feel.

FYI: My 1yr $10/mo Loyalty Customer discount just expired, I gave a call and not only did the CSR renew it for 1yr, she gave me free HBO/Max for a year too. If not for A Game of Thrones I really wouldn't care, but a nice bonus nevertheless.biggrin.gif
Edited by DaveFi - 1/9/13 at 7:55am
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post

Thanks for the info. I was going to do it on a PC. Basically with the NHL back in action I want to record all the Rangers games and archive them. Perhaps I'm better off with a SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME?

I can testify that it is much easier with the HDHR Prime. smile.gif

I received a cisco HD DVR when I switched over to FiOS, couldn't get the fire wire port working so bought an HDHR and use Windows MC. Much simpler and faster if you want to archive stuff. Plus the prices have dropped, though I did see they announced a couple of new versions that will also stream to DLNA clients, those might not be cheap yet.
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

I've had FIOS for like 4yrs now so that ain't gonna fly here. I went and bought a OEM battery off Amazon. Hopefully it should be OK.
Had an image update on my Cisco box last night and the menus look quite different now. Don't know what/if anything was improved, but I like what was changed. Graphically the program guide has a much better look/feel.
FYI: My 1yr $10/mo Loyalty Customer discount just expired, I gave a call and not only did the CSR renew it for 1yr, she gave me free HBO/Max for a year too. If not for A Game of Thrones I really wouldn't care, but a nice bonus nevertheless.biggrin.gif

That is good news. Mine is set to expire early next month. I hope I can get it renewed as well. But I'm not sure since my bill shows a ton of monthly credits on it rigth now. But those credits were only to get my monthly price down to what the online price showed that I signed up for. They had no other way to give me the price that I had signed up for onine. So when they see all those credits they might not give me another $10 Loyalty credit.
Although I got that loyalty credit because of all the crap I had to go through to get the online price I had signed up for.
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Originally Posted by JDLIVE View Post

I can testify that it is much easier with the HDHR Prime. smile.gif

I received a cisco HD DVR when I switched over to FiOS, couldn't get the fire wire port working so bought an HDHR and use Windows MC. Much simpler and faster if you want to archive stuff. Plus the prices have dropped, though I did see they announced a couple of new versions that will also stream to DLNA clients, those might not be cheap yet.

Thanks. Any reason I should hold off going with the HDHR Prime for one of the newer models? Also, what video format do the shows get recorded in? Lastly, does Verizon have to send a tech out to install the cablecard, or can I pick it up or have it mailed and do a self install? Thanks.

Can I have the Prime record programming to a NAS? I'd love to put all the games on my Drobo where I have enough storage to hold a few seasons. lol

Looks like I can order online for $19.99 shipping fee...then $3.99/month for the cable card.
Edited by broadwayblue - 1/9/13 at 8:22pm
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i've been enjoying the fios mobile app for live tv...
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post

Thanks. Any reason I should hold off going with the HDHR Prime for one of the newer models?

Hard to answer since the new ones just got announced and there's still a lot of questions about the new features. Depends on how upset you'd be later if the $150 or so you spend now turned out to be a bad move.
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Also, what video format do the shows get recorded in?

They are in MS's .wtv container, the video/audio is whatever was broadcast, i.e. most likely MPEG2/AC3. There are utilities to convert/edit the .wtv file to a more standard container.
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Lastly, does Verizon have to send a tech out to install the cablecard, or can I pick it up or have it mailed and do a self install? Thanks.

I stopped by the local Verizon store and picked up a cable card there, then did the activation over the internet. Very smooth, though of course YMMV. No need for a service call, though.
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Can I have the Prime record programming to a NAS? I'd love to put all the games on my Drobo where I have enough storage to hold a few seasons. lol.

Not at the moment, the only supported DVR is Windows Media Center. But as I said, the new models supporting DNLA, DTC-IP implies there may be more options at some point. Nothing exists today, though.

You can read more about the new stuff here.
post #17248 of 17987
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Originally Posted by mphtrilogy View Post

i've been enjoying the fios mobile app for live tv...
Would be nice if they came out with an ANDROID VERSION PLEASE!
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Question for the folks using the iPad/iPhone apps. My friend's mother is having a problem watching VOD content through the app so I decided to try it myself to see. I don't see an option anywhere to watch anything onDemand in the "Fios Remote DVR Manager" app that is used for streaming liveTV, scheduling recordings, etc. I can find content and bookmark it, but no option to watch. I found another app in the app store (when I found it, i realized I had tried it before for just this purpose) that was called something like media manager or something like that. In it I can see the OnDemand offerings, but it seems not to be everything, for example, the "Premium" section shows only Encore and Starz even though more of them show when I browse from my set-top box. Same thing with TV shows, free movies, etc--more shows on my STB than the iPad. Is it supposed to be this way?

Also, I can't view anything from the app. Items that are free just close back out to the main screen when I try to play them. My iPad launches a black screen in the video player for a brief second, like it's going to play the content, and then backs right back out to the app itself. The item shows as "added to my library" at that point, which is kind of useless since I can't watch it.

When I try to download the show, it just stalls on the download screen, like it's either not downloading or going so unbelievably slow that I don't bother to even wait.

I haven't tried the media sharing part of it for showing photos and things on the TV, as I have no use for it, but I presume it also doesn't work.

The app has an abysmal 2 stars in the app store, and no one responds to my inquiries for support.

I've just told my friend's mom that it doesn't work, which makes her sad because her son has Xfinity and their app lets them stream from a library similar to a service like Netflix, where there is content just available for free. They can stream over Wi-Fi or cellular. Meanwhile in FiOS land, we can watch liveTV on our own Wi-Fi only, and only iOS, not on Android.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone has a similar experience or if there's anyone who actually has this working properly. I think my friend's mom said when she tries to watch content, it prompts her to pay, even for content that is free. I haven't even found content that costs money, so I can't even test that!
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Are you using the "FiOS Mobile" app?
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