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Default channel set to 501 - FIOS News.
locapacow
Newbie

Everytime I turn on the TV after the STB has gone into sleep mode, it starts back to channel 501, Fios News. It used to go back to the last channel watched.

I hate 501 Fios News. How do I change this setting to go back to starting on the last channel watched?

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Re: Default channel set to 501 - FIOS News.
Ahoy-Hoy
Enthusiast

Finally figured out how to remove Fios1 as the default channel on start up. Menu>Settings>System>Set-Top Box>Power On Channel. Press OK and you will have a choice of FIOS1 News Channel or Last Channel Viewed. 

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Re: Default channel set to 501 - FIOS News.
Alarocque4
Newbie
I am having this problem too and haven't figured out how to fix it yet. I'll let you know if I do
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Re: Default channel set to 501 - FIOS News.
tns2
Super User
Super User

What boxes.

Its mostly a bug as they are not suppose to do this or possibly a failing box which keeps reseting its info.

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Re: Default channel set to 501 - FIOS News.
Ahoy-Hoy
Enthusiast

Same here. I'm not a fan of this channel and I hate having it forced on me. Also when I press guide that is exactly what I expect to show up not a pop to upgrade my package. 

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Re: Default channel set to 501 - FIOS News.
SinCara
Specialist

Some customers in certain areas who have this channel available to them are seeing this now. I guess it was a new update. Some say you can go into the menu and change it while some are saying they cant find the option. I dont have fios 1 news where I am so I'm not experincing this myself.....yet.

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Re: Default channel set to 501 - FIOS News.
Ahoy-Hoy
Enthusiast

Finally figured out how to remove Fios1 as the default channel on start up. Menu>Settings>System>Set-Top Box>Power On Channel. Press OK and you will have a choice of FIOS1 News Channel or Last Channel Viewed. 

Re: Default channel set to 501 - FIOS News.
tns2
Super User
Super User

Sounds like a solution.  Dumb option in my opinion.  Its not on the VMS boxes, and was not on the STB when I upgraded, so I never saw this behavior.

OP if his solution works for you, Mark it as a solution and give KUDO.

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Re: Default channel set to 501 - FIOS News.
NYCFACE1
Enthusiast

 

User has the ability to disable the FiOS1 News Channel by selecting Menu >Settings >System >Set Top Box > Power On Channel using the Remote Control. This changes the default channel to the last viewed channel.  È
Re: Default channel set to 501 - FIOS News.
NYCFACE1
Enthusiast
User has the ability to disable the FiOS1 News Channel by selecting Menu >Settings >System >Set Top Box > Power On Channel using the Remote Control. This changes the default channel to the last viewed channel.  È
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Re: Default channel set to 501 - FIOS News.
SinCara
Specialist

Yes, that was already mentioned in an earlier post above.

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