New FiOs lineup this month for me

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by segadc, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Sep 22, 2008 #81 of 106
    wkearney99

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    Just got off the phone with Tivo support. They advised re-running the guided setup using the 10001 zipcode, then selecting the "Verizon FIOS New York Plus" selection. This will get the right guide data on the right channels but will have incorrect station names listed. It's possible some actual "local" program guide info might be wrong (as in a local show). But it should be correct for everything else.

    That just leaves the question of when will we get the actual correct guide data for our zipcode (20817)? I can live with using 10001 for now, but want a long-term fix.

    Now to see what mess I'm faced with in the season passes...
     
  2. Sep 22, 2008 #82 of 106
    rocko

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    Folks are reporting that using 21004 and selecting Verizon Howard/Anne Arundel (Rockville) will get you pretty close, including locals. 10001 sounds like Long Island and won't be helpful for locals.

    Your Season Passes will automatically map to the new lineup - you shouldn't have to do anyting special.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2008 #83 of 106
    spellow

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    That 21004 zip code did not work for me at all, said no cable providers in that area.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2008 #84 of 106
    wkearney99

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    The recent moves on FIOS are aligning all markets on the same channels. So for the major networks it'll work quite well. For local stations, or local programming on those network affiliate channels, yes it would be a problem. But, on balance between now and when they get their eff'ing act together it's a reasonable stop-gap. I'll take the ability to handle my season passes on major stations at the sacrifice of missing some podunk local channels and guide. For now anyway.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2008 #85 of 106
    nemein

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    That's cause it should be 21044 ;)
     
  6. Sep 23, 2008 #86 of 106
    Claire94

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    Fios realigned Monday 9/22after midnight. I ran the set up early Monday using a Columbia Md. zip--21044-- and Viola!! Everything behaved perfectly and all recordings are on time and on the new channels. And all channels seem to be there. I believe that Ann Arundel got their new TiVo channel guide within a couple of days, so I'll realign to my DC metro in a couple of days.

    Thanks to all who went before and suffered the agonies of this realignment. Many lessons were learned so it was easier for us.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2008 #87 of 106
    wmcbrine

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    It works. It's just that, instead of hitting Enter in the zip code field, like you'd logically do, you have to click on the "Go" button.

    Also, Verizon should've sent you a paper copy of the new lineup a while back.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2008 #88 of 106
    naybag

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    Honestly. Could Fios have picked a worst time to update their lineup? So I gained a bunch of channels I will never watch, and have missed at least 4 shows on the network channels because of teh switch!!

    Any other time of year, I would have been ecstatic about all the extra channels. Now I am less than enthused. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Sep 23, 2008 #89 of 106
    greggt007

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    i still dont have my lineup correct or straightened out. is there anyway to manually record a time/channel online? the channel i want to record is not in my current lineup so i cant even choose channel 507, for example, to record whatever the wrong guide data has.
     
  10. Sep 23, 2008 #90 of 106
    Claire94

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    Greggt--The only way to assure access to new channels for recording is to get yourself a correct Guide. Because Ann Arundel and Howard counties in MD already have completed their change over, their guide is available from TiVo and matches our programming/channels in NoVa except for having a few B'more stations. You have do do another Set Up for your Tivo and it takes about 30 mins (I have a Series 3 HD). Use a Columbia zip code (21044) instead of your NoVA zip. Once you have run that, you won't need to force time and channel as it will make all the changes for you automatically to capture all on your To Do list that occur after you have completed the set up. In a few days, we can run the set up again and have our NoVa specific line up which includes all those yummy government and public access stations. Good Luck.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2008 #91 of 106
    greggt007

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    thanks claire. i ran the repeated setup last night with the columbia zip but chose fios wash metro, and as you can guess, that is incorrect and the same lineup as Nova. of course i had a ton of stuff to record last night and didnt have another hour to run through the guided setup. maybe tonight. it's pretty sweet not having tv for 3 or 4 days, thanks tivo/tribune
     
  12. Sep 23, 2008 #92 of 106
    aaronwt

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    You needed to pick the
    Ann Arundel and Howard counties channel lineup. the FIOS Wash Metro lineup will always be the same. The zipcode you enter has no effect on it.
    The zipcode only determines what lineups you can choose from.
     
  13. Sep 23, 2008 #93 of 106
    wmcbrine

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    And missing WDCA and WDCW. (You may not notice this, because they still show up, via the CableCards providing the identifiers. However, they have no guide data.)
     
  14. Sep 24, 2008 #94 of 106
    HD_Dude

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    I live in Bethesda, and like everyone in 20817 and other Bethesda zip codes, Tivo hasn't caught up with the FIOS upgrade yet.

    So thanks to this thread, I tried the 21044 zip code on both of my Series 3 Tivo's, and then chose "Verizon FIOS Washington DC Metro"...not Howard/Anne Arundel... and it worked perfectly. All the DC channels, all their guide data, and everything else, too.

    And yes, all my season passes migrated automatically to the new channels. I didn't have to do a thing.

    Will I eventually re-set my Tivos to 20817? Sure, if I'm sitting around, bored, with absolutely nothing to do. No rush, because it's all working perfectly.

    True, when FIOS did a major HD upgrade, Tivo was asleep at the wheel. But I'm not upset about it. There was an easy work-around, so I'm happy.
     
  15. Sep 24, 2008 #95 of 106
    jaybarr

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    When anyone on this thread discovers that the Verizon lineups are fixed, please post with your area for all the rest to know it's okay to switch back. If I try in a few days with success, I'll let you know.
     
  16. Sep 24, 2008 #96 of 106
    aaronwt

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    Yes the FIOS DC lineup was correct last night. I did the guided setup again on my four TiVos on FIOS with my proper zipcode and chose the DC lineup and all the channels came up properly.
     
  17. Sep 24, 2008 #97 of 106
    wmcbrine

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    You probably could've achieved the same result (with less effort) by forcing a daily call. I'd suggest always trying that before rerunning guided setup.

    I strongly suspect that all of Washington Metro is fixed now, but I can only vouch for Laurel (20707). Of course, they broke some things, too.
     
  18. Sep 25, 2008 #98 of 106
    aaronwt

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    Yes the DC lineup is correct now. It wasn't on Monday.
     
  19. Sep 25, 2008 #99 of 106
    HD_Dude

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    Nope. When I tried it the daily call didn't work. The only fix was the zip replacement.

    But no worries. It's all good now.
     
  20. rdoherty2

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    There are a couple of minor glitches with the new Washington Metro channel lineup.

    The lineup which Verizon mailed and the one which is now on their website shows 4 StarzHD channels, 3 ShowtimeHD channels, and 2 TMCHD channels. The downloaded guide shows only one of each and only one of each is viewable.

    The downloaded guide shows the three Baltimore broadcast HD channels, 511 (broadcast 11), 512 (broadcast 2), and 513 (broadcast 13). None of them are actually there. They need to be disabled manually.

    Channel 1846 (Music Choice Opera) is not Opera, although 1937 (Urge Opera) is.

    These are the only problems I've noticed in the first few days with the new lineup.

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