Upcoming complete channel realignment on FIOS

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  1. Jun 28, 2008 #21 of 325
    Makmcm

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    I would have originally assumed that Starz & Showtime HD would be considered premium add-ons at an extra cost, but the flier clearly includes them in the regular "Movies" section, without asterisks, wheras the HBO and Cinemax HD channels are listed in the next section, "Premiums**". Just to compare, the "HD Net Movies" channel is listed in the same section as the Starz, Showtime, and The Movie Channel HD. Right now, HD Net Movies is part of the existing basic package. So maybe FiOS is adding these in to the basic package, perhaps to entice more people away from Cablevision.
     
  2. Jun 28, 2008 #22 of 325
    rocko

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    Actually, HDNet is included in the "Premier" package. The "Basic" package is pretty much the locals. The movie packages are kinda goofy - HBO etc. in one package and Showtime, TMC etc. in another. They mix up sports with movies somewhere as well.

    The easiest way to avoid confusion is to use the interactive web page where you check off the packages you're interested in and it shows the corresponding lineup on the fly.

    http://www22.verizon.com/content/fiostv/channel+lineup/channel+lineup.htm
     
  3. Jun 29, 2008 #23 of 325
    doconeill

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    I was away this past week, and returned to see that they've "renamed" the Starz and Encore channels with generic names on my TiVos. Instead of "SKF" for "Starz Kids and Family", its now "STRZ4". The online channel lineup doesn't show any such change.

    They haven't changed the numbers yet though.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2008 #24 of 325
    rocko

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    STRZHD is now STRZ1H. Ditto with the Encore channels - ENCR1, 1P, 2, 2P .... Looks like they're setting up for something.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2008 #25 of 325
    Deanq4

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    Looks like they added a bunch of new channel line-ups for a lot of local areas.
    http://www22.verizon.com/content/fiostv/channel+lineup/channel+lineup.htm
    and enter your Zip, all the way on the right a little ways down there is new listing for a lot of local areas.

    Mine will update next week and I will post how it goes with TiVo (I got a mailer with the new line up and it stated that the changes will happen on 7/21)
     
  6. Jul 14, 2008 #26 of 325
    rifleman69

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    Dean, did you notice that the flyer you received in the mail, and the one online for Portland aren't the same?
     
  7. Jul 14, 2008 #27 of 325
    Deanq4

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    well thanks for raining on my parade (must be an oregonian thing :p)
    Hope the one on-line is more up-to-date than the ones they sent out. i would think they would be more conservative with the fliers, better to not print channels that they are not sure of at the time, if they are not in the fliers then they don't "have" to be there.

    I really hope that is the case, since versus HD was taken off.. how the hell am I going to get to watch the Civil War in HD!!!!

    Next Monday i am off, so I will try to post a thorough review of the transfers and the channels that are available (the ones that are new/not listed in the flier.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2008 #28 of 325
    rifleman69

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    Go to the game like the rest of us?

    I did notice that the flyer had quite a few HD channels removed, but did have The Movie Channel HD on it. Guess we'll see in a week!
     
  9. Jul 14, 2008 #29 of 325
    webin

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    I've been ignoring the channel lineup flyer they sent out, since I was sure there'd be errors. Once the changes have occurred, I'm going to take the online pdf line up, and edit it (in adobe illustrator) so it lists correct channels, and remove all the flak I don't want to watch.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2008 #30 of 325
    Deanq4

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    Well of course I am going, got my tickets this morning. But I want to watch the game again the next day (always do when I go to a game) to try to find myself and to watch it from a different angle and such.

    Plus the OSU Vs Arizona is on that channel.

    I hope they start adding extra HD channels as they come out and not wait to do another major change.

    If you edit the PDF, mind posting it here (or PMing it to me) before you cut out the flac?
     
  11. Jul 14, 2008 #31 of 325
    webin

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    I'll see what I can do. I won't get to it until at least 7/27 or so.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2008 #32 of 325
    bigguy126

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    Over on the BBS at www.dslreports.com, there was a post about the problems that a tivo/cable card user experienced in Fort Wayne (first upgrade done). Said that the new lineup wasn't picked up and that the channel map was wrong, ex ABC was channel 502 but channel map had it at 501. He said it took them weeks to get it straight. Hope then learned their lesson. Mine is set for 8/06.
     
  13. Jul 21, 2008 #33 of 325
    Deanq4

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    ok, so tivo still has wrong listing, new channels are there, but not with the right guide info. Running guided set-up now to see if that helps.

    Edit: guided set-up, no luck. have to wait to see what happens over the next couple days.
     
  14. Jul 21, 2008 #34 of 325
    meckel

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    Before I switched to Verizon, Comcast did a big channel update it took a few days to get everything to match up. I would call or e-mail Tivo. It is hard when these overhauls happen market by market. Looks like Richomnd is 8/13
     
  15. Jul 21, 2008 #35 of 325
    roadkill_97006

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    Here it is at 11:20AM and I get SCIFIHD on 680 but my TIVO thinks its USMJAZZ. Wonderful. I already tried redoing guided setup with no joy. I guess all I can do is manually program everything that was scheduled to record for the next couple of days and send nasty vibes to TIVO. It's not like the new lineup hasn't been posted on Verizon for months now. What's the point of paying for this "service" if we flat don't get it? Yes. I filed a report with TIVO and "A personalized response that includes the case number assigned to your issue will be sent within three to five days.". I'm just thrilled by how they jumped right on the problem. :mad:

    Well, I got the usual canned response quickly, at least "We expect to resolve the issue within 7 business days.".
     
  16. Jul 21, 2008 #36 of 325
    rifleman69

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    Give it another day or so for the channel guide to switch over to the correct channels. Verizon should have sent this to Tribune awhile ago, but obviously not since we still got two+ weeks of guide data on channels that don't exist anymore.


    I wouldn't do a guided setup, just force a couple of calls to see if things pick up on the channel guide front.
     
  17. Jul 21, 2008 #37 of 325
    jtrain

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    at least my understanding is that TiVo pulls the guide info from Tribune...until Verizon provides the appropriate market channel listing to Tribune, the TiVo will not have the correct guide information...this could take a day or two before Verizon provides the correct info...

    right now it's more correct to ask Verizon to supply the channel listing to Tribune than it is to piss on TiVo's perceived lack of service.
     
  18. Jul 21, 2008 #38 of 325
    rifleman69

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    The Husky game is also on Versus, as well as Utah.
     
  19. Jul 21, 2008 #39 of 325
    FiosUser

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    No, I pay Tivo for my guide data.

    If Tivo is providing a service I pay for, then I deal with Tivo to get that service.

    It is a fundamental requirement that Tivo supply me with the correct guide data.

    If when FIOS updates the channels in my area Tivo does not handle it correctly, I will be calling Tivo for my pro-rated credit. A nice executive email carpet bomb would work nicely if my initial call to customer service fails.
     
  20. Jul 21, 2008 #40 of 325
    jtrain

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    provide Guide Data on a channel list for the Oregon market that Verizon has as yet to provide to Tribune?

    I'd be e-mailing Verizon's head office, not TiVo's...if only to find out when Verizon will provide the updated channel lineup to Tribune for the Oregon market, of which I've already done...have you?

    EDIT:
    After hearing back from Verizon...the channel addition/re-alignment information has in fact been passed to Tribune and it is now in their court to update their information properly. This may take a couple of days.
     

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