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post #1471 of 1508
Does anyone else have a buzzing on the audio for channel 505? I thought it was my crappy audio system (I cannot afford better) but then they added ABC from Manchester here and its perfect.

Also, are there any recent rumors of adding BBC in HD?
post #1472 of 1508
Do you know if/when Verizon plans to add the following digital subchannels:

WBIN 50.3: TheCoolTV
WNEU 60.2: Estrella (I think)
and WENH 11.3: NHPTV Explore?
post #1473 of 1508
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Originally Posted by ssetta View Post

Do you know if/when Verizon plans to add the following digital subchannels:

WBIN 50.3: TheCoolTV
WNEU 60.2: Estrella (I think)
and WENH 11.3: NHPTV Explore?

It is Exitos for 60.2 and it is currently on channel 475

I would also like to see Ch 36.2 and 62.2 as well
post #1474 of 1508
Notice: Sunday's Red sox game (5-20) was NOT blacked out on TBS HD 552.

TBS SD on 52 had HLN but 552 had the game.
post #1475 of 1508
Another IMG upgrade this morning....now that looks much better.
post #1476 of 1508
I actually prefer the previous (lighter) colors... oh well. They should have just given us the ability to choose either the lighter scheme or the new darker scheme. A nice enhancement is the ability to set the amount of time the info bar remians on the screen after a channel change. The default is 8 seconds which was far too long for me. I set it down to 4 seconds... much better. The LED can now be dimmed which was a problem for some out there (not me). Also, using the "Last" button will now toggle you between a recording and a channel if you are using the DVR. Nice. Comcast always had that feature and I missed it.
post #1477 of 1508
NBC's Olympic soccer and basketball channels sprouted on 594 and 596 today. Niiice....
post #1478 of 1508
Also see NBC 3D Olympic on 1003
post #1479 of 1508
Is anyone seeing tiling and generally poor quality signal on AMC HD (731) and DIscovery HD (620)? I have been seeing this for many months now and am getting tired of it. I thought it could be my tivo or my TV but everything is pointing toward the service. My signal quality is great as is my SNR all reported by the tivo cable card statistics.
post #1480 of 1508
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Originally Posted by nahtanoj1 View Post

Is anyone seeing tiling and generally poor quality signal on AMC HD (731) and DIscovery HD (620)? I have been seeing this for many months now and am getting tired of it. I thought it could be my tivo or my TV but everything is pointing toward the service. My signal quality is great as is my SNR all reported by the tivo cable card statistics.

Spoke to Verizon and they are sending me a new cable card. Before they will dispatch they have to try the new cable card. I think the chances of this fixing the problem are about 2% but they required we do this before a dispatch.
post #1481 of 1508
Sorry to say that the chances of this fixing the issue zero to none. AMCHD has always been over-compressed on FiOS. The provider, Rainbow Media, stuffs AMC, IFC, Fuse & WE onto a single QAM. Other FiOS HD channels are typically 2 HD per QAM. There is really nothing you can do in the case of AMC as Verizon can only send you what they get. I do feel your pain though.
post #1482 of 1508
Seems though Like I should not have to pay for an HD signal if I'm not getting one, no?
post #1483 of 1508
If channels were offered ala carte, I suppose that you could vote with your wallet and send a message. Alas, they are not. There are varying degrees of HD (just like SD) as you have noticed… bitrates factor in, 720p vs. 1080i factors in, compression, etc. Blu-ray is the only way to see HD the way it was meant to be seen. I see televised HD vs. Blu-ray the same way that I saw televised SD vs. DVD. Television cannot compete. Breaking Bad on Blu-ray is fantastic, BTW.
post #1484 of 1508
SO to take your argument to the extreme - you're saying ditch cable entirely and just buy the bluray's of the shows I like to guarantee the best quality...an option but not quite as convenient. So I guess I just have to live with the poor quality. Thanks for your help.
post #1485 of 1508
Overall I am very happy with the FiOS product which is why I continue to pay for it. It sure beats Comcast. AMCHD is the one channel that I watch that has a lousy picture and I have learned to live with it. I saw the first two seasons of Breaking Bad on Blu-ray before catching up to live and the difference is jarring. Oh well. All I was really saying is that you can't blame FiOS for this particular problem.
post #1486 of 1508
Any idea why NESN is suddenly blacked out on Verizon?

Both ch 76 and ch 576 are blank.
post #1487 of 1508
Technical difficulties. I saw a message on Directv that said so when I was watching the pregame show, it happened around 6:35-6:45 and lasted until the usual blackout message came on at 7. I live in NC and so I rarely see the NESN games. I am watching it on MASN; 0-0 top 2nd.
post #1488 of 1508
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Originally Posted by Jakes View Post

Overall I am very happy with the FiOS product which is why I continue to pay for it. It sure beats Comcast. AMCHD is the one channel that I watch that has a lousy picture and I have learned to live with it. I saw the first two seasons of Breaking Bad on Blu-ray before catching up to live and the difference is jarring. Oh well. All I was really saying is that you can't blame FiOS for this particular problem.

Understood - but can't Verizon push their provider to change the way the publish the content? They are certainly a big enough player in the market. No?
post #1489 of 1508
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Originally Posted by nahtanoj1 View Post

Understood - but can't Verizon push their provider to change the way the publish the content? They are certainly a big enough player in the market. No?

Rainbow Media which owns AMC is a subsidiary of Cablevision, a Verizon competitor. So things are not as simple and easily resolved as we'd all like. mad.gif
post #1490 of 1508
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Originally Posted by JDLIVE View Post

Rainbow Media which owns AMC is a subsidiary of Cablevision, a Verizon competitor. So things are not as simple and easily resolved as we'd all like. mad.gif

Well that explains it perfectly. I wonder if that is truly the reason. Thanks! I guess I'll send the cable cards Verizon sent out to me back. I knew they would not resolve the problem but base don this feedback I'm not spending another minute troubleshooting the issue. I wonder why Verizon support doesn't know this??
post #1491 of 1508
A Verizon outage is all over the Tribune news in Lawrence,yet I never lost service smile.gif
post #1492 of 1508
MundoFox now on channel 20 with HD on ch 520 by year's end.
post #1493 of 1508
MeTV will soon return to Fios on channel 461.

Also ch 11.1 is still on 511 only with 11.2 (formerly 11.3) on channel 11.
ENH Prime is on 511 only with ENH Explore on ch 11.
post #1494 of 1508
MeTV will air on ch.461 starting 11/12.
post #1495 of 1508
Quote:
Originally Posted by chitchatjf View Post

MeTV will soon return to Fios on channel 461.
Also ch 11.1 is still on 511 only with 11.2 (formerly 11.3) on channel 11.
ENH Prime is on 511 only with ENH Explore on ch 11.

A SD letterboxed feed of ENH Prime has returned to channel 11
post #1496 of 1508
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Originally Posted by troyka View Post

MeTV will air on ch.461 starting 11/12.

Present and accounted for, 11/12/12 @ 1700 hrs. ( SIR )
post #1497 of 1508
BeINSport now on ch 598 in time for tomorrow's match.

HD,Ultimate,and an MPEG4 box required
post #1498 of 1508
Quote:
Originally Posted by chitchatjf View Post

BeINSport now on ch 598 in time for tomorrow's match.
HD,Ultimate,and an MPEG4 box required
.. Also on 1538, part of Spanish package, but may be different content.
post #1499 of 1508
When is Fios going to be available in Raynham,Ma?
post #1500 of 1508
I don't believe they will be anytime soon. I think they stopped expanding and the only places that have fios now are the only places that will have fios for the foreseeable future
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