Upcoming complete channel realignment on FIOS

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  1. Jul 23, 2008 #61 of 325
    roadkill_97006

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    Well, Duh! I knew that - sort of. I was just so P.O.d that I forgot to try that.

    This "VZ didn't notify us in time" is just bogus butt covering. They (VZ) published a schedule. I can't believe that they'd bend over too far to help a competitor, so why the h**l can't Tribune and TIVO get a clue and actually LOOK now and then. All the changeovers are right there on one page for VZ. If I could find it so could they, had they bothered.

    We're now into the 3rd day, counting from midnight. This sux.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2008 #62 of 325
    David Platt

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    The published a schedule, but the line-up and letter I got informing me of the upcoming change specifically said all channels might not go live on the 21st. I don't think there was a way for TiVo to know which ones would be live and which wouldn't.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2008 #63 of 325
    roadkill_97006

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    Well, TIVO isn't at fault here, except in the sense that they don't seem to be able (or try) to get Tribune to perform. Tribune should very well know and should take proactive steps to prevent this sort of debacle. After all, Portland isn't the first place this has happened.
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    Also, I believe they said that not all new content would be available.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2008 #64 of 325
    Deanq4

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    personally, my wife says it is my fault since it always is. But I really don't care, how can it take 4-5 days to re-list the channels, I mean 1-2 I get, but it can't be that tough to change the numbers at least. Add the new channels later, just change the numbers for the ones we had before so we can at least watch that stuff.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2008 #65 of 325
    vazquezj324

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    Just verified that TiVo listings are still not up to date and Fios is up and running with their new lineup. Poor TiVo is soooo confused.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2008 #66 of 325
    ufo4sale

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    So what's the best way to notify TiVo If your channel lineup has changed?
     
  7. Jul 23, 2008 #67 of 325
    bcaslis

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    I'm in the Portland area, and our Verizon DVR and two HD STBs are fine. The Tivo HD is useless since all the channels are completely messed up. I've had a Series 2 for over four years and got the Tivo HD about a month ago (mainly for my daughter). Now I remember why I was so reluctant to get the Tivo. Makes my old comcast service (which I dropped and replaced with Verizon) look good. Given that Tivo isn't exactly getting floods of new customers, you would think they would try a little harder to keep current customers happy.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2008 #68 of 325
    roadkill_97006

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    I wandered out to get a glass of water about 4am and the TIVO was recording on one channel. I fired it up to see just what and there was nothing showing as being recorded - but the front of the box (S3) said it was some infomercial. I was all pumped, thinking I was getting an update of "something". This AM I turned it on and not one thing had changed. Still on 9.3, still munged up. I then re-did the channel portion of guided setup, and still nothing. :mad:
     
  9. Jul 23, 2008 #69 of 325
    Deanq4

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    got a notice (think it was a canned response) that it will be up to 7 days. thank God it is Summer and not many shows are on.
     
  10. Jul 23, 2008 #70 of 325
    webin

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    Tell that to all the manual recordings I'm setting up each morning :rolleyes: I think I'm setting up 3.5 to 4.5 hours of recording a day... and that's without all the tivo suggestions I'd often watch on the weekends.

    4-5 days and 7 days both seem like ways to say "soon, but we can't say exactly when".
     
  11. Jul 23, 2008 #71 of 325
    Deanq4

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    well for me in the fall i would be easily doing about 5 hours or more a day, not counting the college football games and re-runs of law and order I always have on my tivo. I am just doing the new shows for manual. It is funny to watch wipeout and have it say something totally different.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2008 #72 of 325
    roadkill_97006

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    It's NOT funny when my wife misses one of her shows. Then it's MY fault. Without me the whole house would blink 12:00, 12:00, 12:00. I'd love to tie the fumblewit who's responsible for this to a chair and let my wife chew on him for a while - after she misses "The Closer". :eek:
     
  13. Jul 23, 2008 #73 of 325
    gwynnebaer

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    Just got off the phone with TIVO, no joy. Still reporting 5-7 days since first report (July 21). I cannot believe it can take that long. I will be having a long followup chat with TIVO on a partial monthy refund due to this.
     
  14. Jul 23, 2008 #74 of 325
    webin

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    But how would I request a partial month's refund on a pre-paid lifetime subscription? :eek:

    I'll just be grinning and bearing it (and hoping they get the work done faster).

    BTW.... welcome to the forums gwynnebear!
     
  15. Jul 23, 2008 #75 of 325
    jpulver

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    I'm in the Portland, OR, area and have two TiVos, including an HD box. I've been a diehard TiVo fan for years. But no longer, I'm afraid. I was an early adopter of Verizon FIOS, only to discover that TiVo didn't even have Verizon as a provider for program and channel information, and, in addition, Verizon installers knew nothing about TiVo, requiring many hours to install and activate the cable cards. Then I had a severe pixellation problem for a few weeks until I learned how to attenuate the signal. (Neither TiVo nor Verizon -- even with several Verizon tech visits -- had any idea how to solve the issue.) And now the program information is jumbled. I can't understand why TiVo/Verizon/Tribune or whoever can't coordinate program information. This channel realignment essentially renders TiVo useless for a time. (If I wanted to manually record, which I'm doing now, I can do that on my old VCR.) After this issue is behind us, if another big problem arises I'll probably ditch TiVo or Verizon or both. Life's too short.

    UPDATE: I just forced a connection and TiVo has finally updated the program information. All seems to be fine now. I guess I'll hang on to both TiVo and Verizon. At least until the next time.
     
  16. Jul 23, 2008 #76 of 325
    webin

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    Ooh. I can't wait to get home tonight (after 3 more hours of work then a hike up Oneata Gorge and back).

    In reference to your frustrations... I can completely understand how annoying it is, but even if my tivo was rendered useless for a week, it wouldn't drive me to give up the convenience of having a tivo. It's too good.
     
  17. Jul 23, 2008 #77 of 325
    gwynnebaer

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    Remind me how to force an update and I can try this now?
     
  18. Jul 23, 2008 #78 of 325
    roadkill_97006

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    Thank you - I think... I just forced an update myself and the season pass for The Closer shows 1675 episodes upcoming. As in one or more for every damn channel! What a mess. :eek::eek:
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    Well, things are getting better, apparently the S3 was very very confused when I last looked. Maybe 3 verys. Things are starting to get straightened out - some. SCIFI seems to have disappeared from my To Do list completely. I was forced to create new season passes. OTOH, The Closer showed up on the new HD channel. If it only screws up my shows, at least my wife will let me live. Speed is partially OK and partially converted. I get F1 practice and qualifying on 83 (the new channel) but the race is still showing 71. This is agonizing.
     
  19. Jul 23, 2008 #79 of 325
    bcaslis

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    Interesting. I filled out the form on wrong channels on tivo.com and get an email from Tivo asking me to fax them the lineup! I'm so stunned by that reply I have no idea what to say. Like they can't get the info, but ask a user to fax them a channel lineup?
     
  20. Jul 23, 2008 #80 of 325
    roadkill_97006

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    Oi! It's available on the VZ site as a PDF. Good grief.....
     

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