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New FiOS menu colors?
cxg331
Contributor

Hello all,

I woke up this morning and noticed that my DVR was resetting.  After it reset, I noticed that the colors in all of the FiOS menus had changed from a light blue/gray and bright colors to very dark/"musty" colors.  It, quite frankly, looks awful.

Has anyone experienced the same?  I loved the look of the new menu that rolled out last fall.  This color change looks downright awful, and is much tougher to read.

Re: New FiOS menu colors?
bobbo527
Specialist

@cxg331 wrote:

Hello all,

I woke up this morning and noticed that my DVR was resetting.  After it reset, I noticed that the colors in all of the FiOS menus had changed from a light blue/gray and bright colors to very dark/"musty" colors.  It, quite frankly, looks awful.

Has anyone experienced the same?  I loved the look of the new menu that rolled out last fall.  This color change looks downright awful, and is much tougher to read.


Yes, they upgraded the IMG to 1.9.1 in VH07 and VH08 last night. The darker color is 100000% better than that light blue (which I and most people hated). I don't find it tough to read at all. Still I wish they allowed us to pick our own color scheme like Comcast did. But still I find this to be an improvement.

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Re: New FiOS menu colors?
cxg331
Contributor

Thanks for the reply.  After I wrote this post, I did look up my software version and Googled it.

For me, it looks like I'm looking at the guide with a pair of thick sunglasses on.  I never did get the distaste for the 1.9 guide.  It's colors were perfect, especially if one's TV is properly calibrated.  Now, I can understand the issue for those who like their TVs bright as all get out ala how TVs are most often displayed at big box retailers.  However, a properly calibrated TV displayed the guide with perfect (for me) contrast between writting and background, images, etc.  There was absolutely no issue with viewing or reading anything on the screen.  

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Re: New FiOS menu colors?
tiara320
Contributor

I agree the new menu colors they just rolled out today  are very hard on the eyes; hard to read. 

The previous version was much more legible to read and easy on the eyes.

Anyway Verizon can you please adjust the darkness?  I never had an issue reading the previous menu.

These colors are so dark and dreary and hard on the eyes.

Thank You.

Re: New FiOS menu colors?
EvanVanVan
Enthusiast

@Bobbo527: Sorry but I truly disagree, the new colors are AWFUL.  What is this dark blue/black color they decided on? The light blue looked so much better on my TV.  I wish they gave an option of a Light theme and a Dark theme at least. 

@cxg331: "Properly calibrated TV" - I'm guessing you have a Plasma also?  Yeah this change must have been made for the people who believe overly bright LED TVs look better then a realistic looking picture.

Re: New FiOS menu colors?
AlphaB
Contributor

I actually love the new darker colors.  Everything is so much clearer.  The letters are brighter. 

This upgrade was mentioned in the "Message Center."  I check it once a week as the messages always tell you when upgrades and/or maintenance are going to occur.

MENU BUTTON>MESSAGE CENTER

Re: New FiOS menu colors?
EvanVanVan
Enthusiast

I don't know how you can think the letters are brighter...on a TV I've never have a problem displaying 'white' on, the letters look gray (on the guide)

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Re: New FiOS menu colors?
cxg331
Contributor

@EvanVanVan wrote:

@cxg331: "Properly calibrated TV" - I'm guessing you have a Plasma also?  Yeah this change must have been made for the people who believe overly bright LED TVs look better then a realistic looking picture.



Samsung LCD.  

If you compare the average TV (what the average user thinks looks good, and has adjusted their TV to)  to industry standards (universal standards so that one show/movie doesn't have completely different coloring than another), the average TV is set FAR too bright.  I can understand how, with the old menu, text and the background could blend together a bit for those folks who have never properly calibrated their TVs.  That isn't Verizon's fault, however.  

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Re: New FiOS menu colors?
AlphaB
Contributor

@ EvanVanVan

My old guide looked like this example........

Washed out look

New look which is much clearer, cleaner & brighter looks like this example....


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Re: New FiOS menu colors?
EvanVanVan
Enthusiast

@AlphaB:  I wish my guide looked like that (still)...That's basically what my old guide looked like.

These are the colors for my new guide:  (Sorry about the pictures, the Galaxy Nexus doesn't take the greatest pics).  That blue/black color on the info bar is awful.  And even these pictures look "too bright" and are not that bright in reality.  But you can see what "white" looks like on the Sportscenter lineup bar, compared to the "grayish" color used for text on the info bar.

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This color is not the same blue, as your guide...No matter how my TV is calibrated.  Although I did get my "calibrated" settings off avsforum.com for my specific TV.  (They were calibrated professionally by someone else for their home/lighting situation, but they are still alot better then the factory settings)

image

I live in NJ, I wonder if we got a different IMG update? I'm on Release 1.9.1, build number 14.47

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