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CrobertGauth

join:2007-12-15
Glen Burnie, MD

[VOD] New VOD Menus?

According to this post (»forums.verizon.com/t5/Verizon-at···p/465715) new menus should start rolling out today.
Anyone check yet?


Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ
I shall, can't imagine getting any balkier than now.


stevek1949
We're not in Kansas anymore
Premium
join:2002-11-13
Virginia Beach, VA
reply to CrobertGauth
Could it be part of the Redbox/Verizon deal? I received an email about it the other day.


bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ
reply to CrobertGauth
According to twitter the rollout started in Texas. So texans what say ye?

texastown

join:2008-04-25
Plano, TX
OK I'm in Texas and I just checked. It's very similar tho ofcourse different enuf that it will take a little getting used to. The main menu selection area, where you pick what type of category you want to go thru looks shorter, simplified, but as I said it will take some time to get used to doing things differently.

It's hard to start up just like before, press the star and wait, press it again and when it starts, it quits, so you have to start again, so just press once and sit back and wait.

Time will tell, tho it's nothing negative as far as I can see.

crgauth

join:2004-05-18
Glen Burnie, MD
kudos:1
Picture?


icemannyr1

join:2001-04-11
Township Of Washington, NJ
reply to CrobertGauth
Did they change having every section start in the middle of the lists?
It's very annoying and should start at the top.

FIOS4cable

join:2009-05-08
NYC
reply to CrobertGauth
It's up and running in NYC as of 2am


matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY
reply to icemannyr1
said by icemannyr1:

Did they change having every section start in the middle of the lists?
It's very annoying and should start at the top.

Still starts in the middle


Jackarino
YacCity
Premium
join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
kudos:1
reply to CrobertGauth
Nothing changed here in North NJ

sbernstein5

join:2005-01-18
10024-5650
reply to FIOS4cable
said by FIOS4cable:

It's up and running in NYC as of 2am

I got a message on my box saying that the new On Demand menus making things easier to use are coming "After July 31" also in NYC.


Nezmo
The name's Bond. James Bond.
Premium,MVM
join:2004-11-10
Coppell, TX
kudos:1
reply to CrobertGauth
I kinda like them.


KCrimson
Premium
join:2001-02-25
Brooklyn, NY
kudos:1
reply to sbernstein5
said by sbernstein5:

said by FIOS4cable:

It's up and running in NYC as of 2am

I got a message on my box saying that the new On Demand menus making things easier to use are coming "After July 31" also in NYC.

I too am in NYC, and the only thing that's up and running today, that wasn't there a day, a week or 3 weeks ago, is the message about a new VOD menu coming after 7/31. The VOD menu hasn't changed.

DGGSLF

join:2007-04-14
Lynn, MA
reply to CrobertGauth
Looks like the menus have now changed in my area.

I also hate how the selections continue to start in the middle and you have to scroll back to make a selection. I wonder if they did any usabilty testing before they launched this? You would think they would have improved on this but it has not happend, at least not here. :-(

sg

join:2007-07-23
Montclair, NJ
reply to CrobertGauth
Haven't gotten the update yet, but I'm looking forward to it. The current menu is horrific. The new filters look great. Being unable to just browse all the "free" movies included in the premium channels at once has always been a huge problem for me.


jns128

@verizon.net
New vod update has launched in vho7. Quick review - the design had changed in that the category bar is smaller and all the way on the last side of the screen. If you hit browse by categories when in the guide that's about the same size as the new vod menu column except its on he left side of the screen. Preview box is now on the left above the categories. The categories have not changed - really nothing has changed except for an appearance tweak. Seems much slower too. Needs improvements.


bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ

4 edits
reply to sg
said by sg:

The new filters look great. Being unable to just browse all the "free" movies included in the premium channels at once has always been a huge problem for me.

My VHO just received the VOD upgrade and unless Im missing something it still does not allow one to view every free premium movie available. I still can only view them on a per network basis. I hope one day they allow that option (aka show every free movie available such as hdnet movies, tcm, Fearnet, premiums, etc).

sg

join:2007-07-23
Montclair, NJ
Yeah, I just got it as well (in the last 30 minutes or so) and the new filters only work in a few sub-menus and seem pretty useless. I hope they do implement that feature someday


bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ
reply to bohratom
said by bohratom:

My VHO just received the VOD upgrade.

BTW anyone else have reboots while in the VOD menus and or playing a VOD?

Ive had my STB reboot twice now since the latest VOD upgrade which is something I had not seen before.

FiosTV1080I

join:2010-09-06
united state
on mine VHO 5 for VOD, its very sluggish when you hit the on Demand button on the remote takes a good 20-30 seconds which I feel is pretty long to me and its with recent new Menus almost cloggy like.


bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ
reply to CrobertGauth
BTW just had a another 7100-p2 reboot watching a VOD episode. Third time in less then a week....Id say, less I have 2 bad 7100-p2s, that the vod update is fubared....


MagScribe

join:2001-08-20
West Chester, PA
reply to CrobertGauth
They're very sluggish — much worse than previously. I've noticed a lot of laggy behavior since they reworked the VOD menu system.
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sg

join:2007-07-23
Montclair, NJ
reply to CrobertGauth
btw, I have my STB set to native and it drops all the way down to 480 for the new video menu. Did the old one do that?


matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY
It does it if you have the video promo on

sg

join:2007-07-23
Montclair, NJ
reply to CrobertGauth
I would love to turn that off -- is it an option somewhere? Just checked and couldn't find it

tennisman94

join:2010-02-18
Palm Harbor, FL
kudos:2
said by sg:

I would love to turn that off -- is it an option somewhere? Just checked and couldn't find it

You have to set a parental controls pin, and then it's an option under parental controls


matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY

1 recommendation

Yes, it's called something like Promotional Video lock under Parental Controls

sg

join:2007-07-23
Montclair, NJ
reply to CrobertGauth
Awesome, thanks. Strange place for the option. The menu comes up much faster now without having to switch the resolution


Jackarino
YacCity
Premium
join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
kudos:1
reply to CrobertGauth
Just noticed my update today


matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY
Here's a few more enhancements to the VOD menu this month

»forums.verizon.com/t5/Verizon-at···p/482283