Originally Posted by jeepmatt
I have received confirmation via emails from Verizon press folks that we will see Food HD and HGTV HD and "others" in Q1. But they would not give me any dates whatsoever. They seem to be very tight-lipped about it for some reason.
But they really do need to start adding more HD soon. Comcast is beginning to pass them on # of HD channels available.
Yes once again Verizon needs to stop acting like they are better and work on first matchign Comcast everystep of the way. They have not done this so far and comcast beats fios in every way so far especially dvr funcionality and remote etc. except slight better std pq with fios.
they need more on demand especially hd on demand of which embarassingly they have none and more hd chans in general to match adn then try to beat comcast in # of hd chans.
they talk all this game and about all these future features but right now they are nto as good.
they are too proud to copy comcast but they need to. There is no excuse that the swap button on the verizon remote does not work on the same moto boxes that cocmast has it working on.
The guide is horrible as it cuts off the name of the show. you have to hit info for every show to see what it is as it cuts off most of the name. what is with that? there is no excuse for that. on comcast you can clearly see the full name of the show whether just hitting ok once to see what you are watching, scrolling and see 3 or so at a time or hitting guide and have the full screen guide.
you would think there would be a way to change it smaller or something so that you see the full name of the show in the boxes for the time slots of the shows but you cn't that i know of. Comcast again you can see the full name of show. That is just one example of how the comcasat stb's interface is just better.
The comcast dvr also works better and i already mentioned the swap feature which is very important and useful.
I have yet to figure out a way to switch between the 2 shows you are recording. Even ifyou know what chan the other show you are recording is, you can't seem to type it in to switch to it and then use the last button to switch back and forth as someone once said. whenever i try to type in # of other chan recording it says it will stop the recording ont he current chan. its really annoying.
you have to go into recording programs and watch the show that is currently recording and then hitting last wil just bring you out to live tv so now you can't type in chan and use the last button in place of the swap button and even if you could you still have to know what other chan is recording and then enter it.
again they need to just copy comcast for all the tings that are and work better then worry about beating comcast. for now they just act like and think they are better but are falling short to comcast in many more ways then they are beating them.
How come Time Warner gets the Anime Network and Fios doesn't? Is Verizon aware that the Funimation channel does not emit sound from the optical output to receiver and connected surround sound. for those not using tv sound at all will get no sound for that chan. any other chans like this?
When are these updates, improvements, and new hd chans coming. so far i see the same poor interface, remote and problems and overall it has been a downgrade so far coming from comcast to fios when they claim the opposite.