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A TEST OF
LIGHT
SPOT
NOV/DEC 09
Get To Know FiOS
Become a FiOS master with these
useful tips and tricks.
Turn to page 8.
Exclusive Interview!
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman talks
about what makes hockey fans tick.
More on page 18.
Holiday Savings Guide
Learn how to make
the season bright without
breaking your budget.
Details on page 20.
A TEST OF
METAL
Earth Is At Risk When
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Premieres November 18th On FiOS Video On Demand.
See page 4 for more.
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WHAT'S INSIDE
VERIZON
SPOTLIGHT
MAKES THE
SEASON
BRIGHT.
It’s hard to believe November
is already upon us. While my
kids are still hoarding their
Halloween candy, my neighbors
are busy hanging their holiday
lights. And I’m busy planning a
memorable season—with a little
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high-tech help, of course.
CAN YOU HANDLE FOUR CHRISTMASES?
Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon star in this hilarious film that takes a look at what happens
when the family holiday just can't be avoided. Premiering this month on FiOS Video On Demand!
This issue of Verizon Spotlight
is designed to help you do
the same. The experts at CNET
WHAT TO WATCH – ON TV AND ONLINE
have tips on optimizing your
HDTV picture. Look for some
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FiOS Video On Demand
Check out Transformers:
Revenge of the Fallen and
family favorites like Shorts.
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Premium Channels
Movies, original series,
sports—premium channels
have it all.
12
Premiere Calendar
See what November has to
offer and get a sneak peek
at December premieres.
19
Sports & Pay-Per-View
Feed your sports addiction
with ESPN GamePlan and
check out UFC® 106.
HDTV & Beyond
Tune in to the hottest shows
in SD and HD.
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great ideas on how to have a
wonderful holiday on a limited
budget. And if you just want to
get more out of your Verizon
services, check out our feature
on becoming a FiOS expert.
We strive to fill Verizon Spotlight
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with the best of everything:
entertainment, technology and
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs premieres on
FiOS Video On Demand this month!
Starz® Play
Download hits like
The International and Doubt.
information you can use. So
keep it close at hand, this season
and every season. Consider it
FEATURED ARTICLES – NEWS YOU CAN USE
our gift to you.
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Sincerely,
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Mike Metzger
Executive Director,
Customer Relationship Marketing
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FiOS Tips & Tricks
Start getting more from
your FiOS experience.
Expert HDTV Help
CNET helps optimize
your HDTV picture.
Sports Interview
NHL Commissioner Gary
Bettman talks about
keeping fans connected.
20
Holiday Planning
See how the Internet
can help you plan a
wonderful, affordable
holiday season.
22
Games on Demand
Ready to try Elf Bowling?
Games on Demand has
great choices for this and
every time of year.
See page 18 for an exclusive interview with
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Cover art: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: Copyright © 2009 DW STUDIOS L.L.C. and PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION. HASBRO, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of
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WA N T M O R E U P D AT E S ? S I G N U P AT V E R I ZO N . CO M / W E E K LYS P OT L I G H T
FiOS VIDEO ON DEMAND
METAL OF
HONOR
The Autobots Fight To Protect Earth In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
FiOS LEGEND  WHAT DO THOSE SYMBOLS MEAN?
Throughout Verizon Spotlight, you’ll see the symbols below. Here’s what they mean to you:
On Demand Content —
Access all Video On Demand
content, including free titles,
by pressing the 'star' button
on your remote.
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HD Movies — These titles
are available on FiOS
Video On Demand in
High Definition.
SAME Same Day as DVD —
DAY AS
DVD These movies premiere
on FiOS Video On Demand
on the same day as the
DVD release.
2-Day Rentals — These
FiOS Video On Demand
movies are yours to enjoy
for 48 hours.
FiOS TV Widgets —
Access these helpful
features by pressing
the 'plus' button on
your remote.
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GRAB YOUR REMOTE
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox — Two years have
TO GET ACCESS.
passed since Sam Witwicky, played by Shia LaBeouf, and
the Autobots saved the human race from the invading
Decepticons in the blockbuster smash Transformers. In the
ACTION
even bigger follow-up, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,
Sam is preparing for the biggest challenge of his life: leaving
home for college. Despite his extreme heroics, the battle of
Mission City has become an urban legend believed only by
conspiracy theorists. Sam is still an average teenager with
SAME
everyday anxieties and excitement about heading off into
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adulthood, separating from his parents for the first time, and
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vowing to be faithful to his girlfriend, Megan Fox’s Mikaela.
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robot, Bumblebee.
Starring Denzel Washington,
John Travolta — A New York City
subway dispatcher is thrown into chaos
when a train is hijacked.
Leaving home is something the Autobots understand only
too well. With the destruction of the Allspark, the Transformers’ home planet of Cybertron is
uninhabitable. The Autobots make the best of their lives on earth, working in league with the
military as part of a top-secret team called NEST. The NEST team seeks to hunt down whatever
remaining Decepticons are still hiding on earth. Unfortunately, even as the Autobots try to
make a new life among humans, they discover they may not be welcome. A National Security
Advisor wants to terminate NEST, believing the Autobots’ very presence may endanger the
human race. Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, is willing to leave, but warns leaders
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DAY AS
DVD
to consider what could happen if the Autobots leave the earth defenseless.
Meanwhile at school, Sam is suddenly besieged by visions flashing across his brain like
G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA
thunderbolts. The Decepticons soon learn what Sam doesn’t know; that he alone holds the
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key to the outcome of the struggle between evil and the ultimate power of good. With the
Starring Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid
— An elite military unit called G.I. Joe takes
on an evil organization led by a notorious
arms dealer.
help of the Autobots, the soldiers of NEST, and an old adversary-turned-ally (John Turturro,
returning as former Sector 7 Agent Simmons), Sam and Mikaela must uncover the
secret history of the Transformers’ presence on earth. But they will also discover the
sacrifices that must be made to save the planet from an ancient threat intent on
returning for revenge…an ancient Decepticon named The Fallen.
KEY FACTS ABOUT KEY PLAYERS
Michael Bay
Shia LaBeouf
Megan Fox
Bumblebee
Transformers: Revenge
of the Fallen is the
director's biggest hit
to date, grossing over
$400 million in the
U.S. That sum, added
to films like Bad Boys
and Armageddon, puts
Bay's career U.S. boxoffice take at nearly
$1.5 billion.
Source:
BoxOfficeMojo.com
LaBeouf's varied
career has included
the Disney Channel's
Even Stevens, the
thriller Disturbia, and
the latest Indiana
Jones movie. LaBeouf
says choosing diverse
projects is part of
the plan to “keep me
working until I’m 70.”
Source:
OCRegister.com
Although she got her
start in modeling
competitions, Fox
refuses to bend
to conventional
expectations of
beauty. She has
several tattoos,
including one on her
forearm of Hollywood
icon Marilyn Monroe.
Source: LIFE.com
Now a fifth-generation
Chevrolet Camaro,
Sam's protector has
taken on many forms
over the years. In his
earliest incarnations,
Bumblebee converted
into a VW Beetle, and
in Transformers, he
first met Sam as a
beat-up 1976 Camaro.
Source: Edmunds.com
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: Copyright © 2009 DW STUDIOS L.L.C. and PARAMOUNT PICTURES
CORPORATION. HASBRO, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. © 2009 Hasbro.
All Rights Reserved.
STAR TREK
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Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto —
Adventure is never far from James T. Kirk
and his future USS Enterprise crew during
their time at Star Fleet Academy.
The Taking of Pelham 123: © 2009 Columbia
Pictures Industries, Inc. and Beverly Blvd LLC. All
Rights Reserved. • G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA: ©
2009 PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION. ALL
RIGHTS RESERVED. HASBRO and it's logo, G.I. JOE
and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro
and are used with permission. All Rights Reserved.
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PARAMOUNT PICTURES. STAR TREK AND RELATED
MARKS AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OF CBS
STUDIOS INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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DID YOU KNOW?
WITH FiOS VIDEO ON DEMAND, YOU CAN ENJOY
MORE THAN 1,400 TITLES PER MONTH IN
CRYSTALCLEAR HD AND OVER 15,000 TITLES IN
TOTAL. MORE ARE ADDED EVERY MONTH.
FiOS VIDEO ON DEMAND
COMEDY
SAME
SAME
DVD
DVD
DAY AS
DAY AS
I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER
THE UGLY TRUTH
LAND OF THE LOST
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Starring Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust —
A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for
the hottest and most popular cheerleader
in school during his graduation speech,
causing a series of wild misadventures
during graduation night.
Starring Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler
— Abby is a TV producer whose search for
Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single.
Then her bosses team her with a hardcore
TV personality who promises to spill the ugly
truth on what makes men and women tick.
Starring Will Ferrell, Danny McBride —
Has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked
into a time vortex and spat back through
time. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills
and questionable smarts to survive in a place
known as the Land of the Lost.
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DVD
DAY AS
DAY AS
YEAR ONE
FUNNY PEOPLE
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Starring Jack Black, Michael Cera —
When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers
are banished from their primitive village,
they set off on an epic journey through the
ancient world.
Starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen —
This story takes place in the world of stand-up
comedy and focuses on a comedian who has
a near-death experience. Smart, sincere and
riotously funny, this film is dedicated to the
people who make us laugh.
Starring Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon
— An upscale, happily unmarried couple find
themselves socked in on Christmas morning
and, as a result, their exotic vacation plans
morphed into the family-centric holiday they
had, until now, gleefully avoided.
FOUR CHRISTMASES
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Click the On Demand button
or go to Channel 900.
Sit back and watch your
movie with FiOS quality picture
and sound.
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right up front. Our poster view
makes for easy recognition.
KIDS
SAME
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DVD
SAME
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DVD
MY SISTER’S KEEPER
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Starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin —
Sara and Brian are living an idyllic life with
their young son and daughter, Jesse and Kate,
when they receive heartbreaking news that
leads them to make an unorthodox choice in
order to save Kate’s life.
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS
ALIENS IN THE ATTIC
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Voices of Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen —
Starring Kevin Nealon, Robert Hoffman —
The government has been holding "monsters" in
a secret compound, but when an alien robot lands
on Earth, the President sends them into combat.
It's the Pearsons versus the aliens, in an all-out
battle that will decide the fate of the earth—
and kick off the ultimate summer vacation.
SAME
DAY AS
SAME
DVD
DAY AS
DVD
ANGELS & DEMONS
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Starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor —
A terrifying discovery forces the Vatican to
turn to Robert Langdon, the man who cracked
history’s most controversial code.
Angels & Demons: © 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights
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Rights Reserved.
ICE AGE: DAWN OF
THE DINOSAURS
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Voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo —
Just when you thought they couldn’t get any
cooler...your favorite prehistoric pals from Ice Age
and Ice Age: The Meltdown are back in an all-new,
ginormous animated adventure for ALL ages.
SHORTS
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Starring Jon Cryer, William H. Macy —
Toe Thompson is the designated punching
bag for the bullies of the suburban community
of Black Falls. But during a freak storm, a
mysterious Rainbow Rock, which grants wishes
to anyone who finds it, falls from the sky.
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Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
WA N T M O R E U P D AT E S ? S I G N U P AT V E R I ZO N . CO M / W E E K LYS P OT L I G H T
FiOS & YOU
THIS IS YOUR
BRAIN ON FiOS
Amygdala –
Heightened ability
to connect with
friends via Twitter and
Facebook Widgets.
Frontal Lobe –
Enhanced problemsolving ability with the
In Home Agent.
Parietal Lobe –
Increased proficiency at
navigating Interactive
Media Guide.
Temporal Lobe –
Expanded language
skills associated with
International Channels.
Cerebellum –
Improved movement
and balance from
grooving to The
Karaoke Channel.
Occipital Lobe –
Strengthened by
massive HD content
intake from Epix HD.
EXHIBIT A: THE EFFECTS OF FiOS ON THE HUMAN BRAIN
Knowledge is power. Technology is power. But technology without know-how is like a
rocket ship without fuel. No matter where you’re sitting, you are just a few feet away from
the most amazing technology ever to enter your home—Verizon FiOS TV and Internet.
But you probably don’t realize what it can offer you, from entertainment to learning to
connectivity to pure fun. It’s a virtual universe of possibilities right at your fingertips
and all you’ve been doing is pressing the “on” button. It’s time for that to change.
IT'S TIME TO REALIZE YOUR FiOS POTENTIAL.
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INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDE
WHERE IT ALL BEGINS
Imagine combining a TV guide, your favorite Internet search engine, the traffic and weather
folks from your local TV station and a clairvoyant who knows what shows are hottest right now.
Got it? Yes, you do. Welcome to the Interactive Media Guide (IMG), the gateway to a universe of
entertainment that also happens to do all these things and more. The IMG is the interface between
you and your FiOS TV experience, available just by clicking the "Guide" button on your remote.
When you master the IMG, you’ll never randomly flip through channels again. The Dynamic
Search feature lets you search for shows and movies by title, actor’s name, genre or keyword. And
it doesn’t just search what’s on TV, but also your DVR, upcoming Pay-Per-View events, Video On
Demand choices and more. The intuitive, fast-reacting menu will have you exploring all corners of
your channel lineup and beyond. Just be sure to stretch your thumb first.
Your next move: Press the "Guide" button or go to Channel 900 to get started.
THE KARAOKE CHANNEL ON DEMAND
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YOU KNOW YOU
WANT TO TRY IT
THE FUTURE OF
ENTERTAINMENT
IS AT HAND
Karaoke is one of those weird phenomena:
millions of people love it, yet no one will admit
to it. The time for shyness is over, because The
Karaoke Channel On Demand brings this
addictive pastime right into your home. There’s
no need to rent a bulky machine or buy CDs.
When you’re in the mood to croon a ballad
or belt out an arena-rock classic, you can. We
won’t tell anyone.
Your next move: Be sure to try the
FREE PREVIEW starting on 11/15!
From the On Demand menu, press Browse
All/What's Hot/Entertainment/Subscription
Freeviews/Karaoke Freeviews
REELZ CHANNEL
MOVIE LOVERS,
MEET YOUR
MATCH
Hollywood can be so fickle. Who’s the big star
this week? Are zombies in or out? But one thing
never changes: Hollywood will do whatever
it takes to bring movies to you in the best ways
possible. Today those ways are Epix and
Epix HD, the next generation of entertainment.
With over 150 movie titles available at a time,
Epix and Epix HD feature more HD movies than
any other premium service. And soon, they'll
even be available online. Think of them as your
personal red carpet experience.
I N T E R N AT I O N A L C H A N N E L S
TV THAT
SPEAKS
YOUR
LANGUAGE
Let’s be honest, there are limits
to what subtitles can convey.
If you want entertainment
and information from your
culture, in your language,
you need to explore the
International Channels. The
Spanish Package, for example,
includes 27 of the most popular
channels like Galavisión and
GolTV, covering news, sports
and entertainment from
several Spanish-speaking
countries. Because it’s about
more than language—it’s about
point of view.
Your next move:
Call 1.866.494.2825 for special
offers on International
nati
tion
o al Channels.
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Your next move: Tune to channel 395 or
895 for HD to order.
To truly be in-the-know about movies and entertainment, it’s not
enough to know what’s going on now—you have to know what’s
coming next. Reelz Channel keeps you up-to-date on everything
movie related, including interviews with Hollywood’s biggest
names and behind-the-scenes footage from the latest films. Check
it out to see what will be the next blockbuster, sleeper hit and box
office bomb.
Your next move: Tune to Channel 233.
Turn the page to
learn more about FiOS.
WA N T M O R E U P D AT E S ? S I G N U P AT V E R I ZO N . CO M / W E E K LYS P OT L I G H T
FiOS & YOU CO N T I N U E D....
IN HOME AGENT
FiOS SOLUTIONS AT
YOUR FINGERTIPS
Of course, the tips and tricks in this application are
only the beginning of what the FiOS experience
can bring you. To really hone your FiOS mastery,
try the In Home Agent. After a simple download,
the In Home Agent provides easy solutions for
common FiOS questions. With it you can learn
how to program your FiOS TV remote control, add
computers to your wireless network, manage e-mail
services, optimize your network performance and
much more. And it’s available 24/7—just click the
icon on your desktop. How’s that for convenient?
Your next move:
Visit verizon.com/inhomeagent to
get started today.
MY VERIZON
ANYTIME,
ANYWHERE
ACCESS
So what could possibly be better than a state-of-the-art home entertainment service
like FiOS? How about a convenient online destination where you can manage it?
My Verizon is the online portal that gives you instant 24/7 access to everything
Verizon you can imagine—and a lot of stuff you can’t. Join the over 9 million
My Verizon users who log in to listen to Verizon Home Voice Mail using the free
Verizon Call Assistant feature, keep tabs on their Verizon Wireless minutes and
preview e-mail from a verizon.net account. You can add or remove Verizon services,
view and print up to 12 months of past bills, and sign up for automatic bill payment
options to save time, paper and stamps. My Verizon can even show you what's playing
on FiOS TV with On Demand and TV listings and let you remotely program your
FiOS TV DVR from anywhere with a Web connection—including your cell phone.
Your next move: Learn more at verizon.com/myverizon.
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WIDGETS
GETITDONE
GADGETS
WI-FI HOTSPOTS
HAVE INTERNET,
WILL TRAVEL
They say you can’t take it with you. Apparently “they” haven’t heard of Wi-Fi hotspots. If
you have a laptop and Verizon FiOS Internet of 20 Mbps download or faster, you can take
your Internet connection with you to all sorts of places. Coffee shops, book stores, airports,
hotels—in thousands of places where you need Internet access, a Verizon Wi-Fi hotspot is
there to get you connected. Registering is a simple process, and there are three easy ways
to find a hotpot. You can search an offline directory saved on your laptop, search an online
directory at Verizon Central, or, coolest of all, wait for an automatic alert. Whenever you’re
within a Verizon hotspot, you’ll get an alert and an invitation to sign in and connect. So start
surfing the Internet with real freedom at Wi-Fi hotspots near and far.
Your next move: To learn more about Wi-Fi and search for hotspots visit verizon.com/wifi.
MEDIA MANAGER
STREAM YOUR PC
TO YOUR TV
Media Manager lets you
create slideshows, organize
playlists and access Internet
videos using your computer.
Then stream your slideshows,
music, videos and Internet
videos to your TV directly
through the DVR. Host a
party and impress everyone
with your customized music,
photo and video shows!
With the Media Manager
you can stream stored music,
photos and Internet videos
from any computer connected
to your Verizon home
network to your TV.
You can also
connect your
external devices
such as cell
phones, thumb
drives and
portable media
players to your
PC and enjoy
them on TV.
And you can
create playlists and slideshows
on your PC. Best of all,
Media Manager is FREE to all
customers with a DVR.
Your next move: Visit verizon.com/mediamanager for more information.
Don’t have a DVR yet? Call 1.866.494.2825 to get in on the action.
A widget is an on-screen FiOS TV tool that
lets you view personalized information
without interrupting the show you’re
watching. You can see local weather (it’s
snowing), check traffic (jammed due to snow),
and catch up on the latest headlines (offices
closed because of snow), then spend the rest of
your day with the Sudoku widget! Here
are some of the newest and recently
updated widgets.
RedZone Widget – NEW!
Stay on top of everything football
this season with the new RedZone
Widget. You can see real-time
scores and standings from around
the NFL, find out what games are
coming up next and stay current
on the latest player news.
WeatherBug Widget – NEW!
This superpowered tool helps you
stay up-to-date with local radar and
hour-by-hour weather. And don't
forget to check your weekend plans
against the 7-day forecast.
Kodak Widget – NEW!
The new Kodak Widget allows you
to view shared photos from your
KodakGallery.com account directly
on your television.
Twitter Widget – Enhanced!
The updated Twitter Widget
allows you to follow your friends
on Twitter, send your own tweets
and reply to others’ tweets—all
with your FiOS remote and a valid
Twitter account.
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Room Lighting
Before you make any of these adjustments, set the room lighting for
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Look for special “daylight” bulbs that glow at 6,500 degrees Kelvin. You
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glare will hamper image fidelity. Watching at night is best, but if you
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Backlight
Reserved for LCD displays, backlight controls the intensity of light emitted
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hockey game, and watch for 10 minutes or so in your dim room. If you
experience eyestrain, lower it by 10 or 20 percent, and then watch again.
If not, keep it about 50 percent. Depending on your setup and sensitivity,
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Contrast set between 30 and 50 percent is usually best.
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can deny the success of the NHL Winter Classic,
an annual event where regular-season games are
played outdoors. The first Classic, held on January 1,
2008, had an NHL-record 71,217 fans in attendance.
The second, a year later, earned the highest
television ratings of any hockey game in 33 years.
“The reaction of our fans, and sports fans in
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Crossing off items on your shopping list is as easy
as clicking your mouse—literally. Your favorite
TV shopping destination, Home Shopping
Network (HSN), has made the jump to the Web
with HSN.com. The site allows you to browse
through what’s recently been shown on the air,
see what’s on now, view specials of the day and
purchase products—all while lounging around
20
in your PJs. When you’re ready to buy, follow the
simple online ordering steps and in no time at
all your purchases will be delivered right to
your doorstep.
Compare Before You Commit
Great savings opportunities are to be found
on the Internet. Online bargain hunting can
be a challenge that’s well worth the effort.
Before you buy, it’s a good idea to make
price comparisons on sites like BizRate.com,
PriceGrabber.com and NexTag.com. Just type
in what you’re looking for and the Web site
will bring up a list of merchants, as well as the
prices at which they’re selling the item. Filter
the results according to your preferences and
you’ll find that great deal even faster.
Insider Tips to Great Buys
What’s worse than arriving at the store only
to find they’ve sold out of the item you need?
Avoid this frustration by scoring limited-time
deals online just as you would in-store. Sites
like GottaDeal.com and Bargainst.com list sale
information as it becomes available. Get in on
private and preferred-customer sales by joining
your favorite stores’ mailing lists. They’ll notify
you when they’re running a preview or secret
sale. Want to score on some of those amazing
Black Friday door-buster deals, but you’re not
thrilled about waiting in line for 12 hours?
Check out blackfriday.gottadeal.com/Online;
there you can take advantage of a wide array
of Black Friday sales.
Shop Safely
No matter where you shop online, be sure
that the site is reputable and safe. When
placing an order, look for the site’s security
measures—such as an unopened lock or a
key in the bottom bar and “https” in the Web
address, which indicate that your payment
information is being transmitted privately
and securely.
No-Clip Savings for the Savvy
The best online shoppers keep a bookmarked
folder of regularly consulted coupon sites.
Sites such as RetailMeNot.com, Wow-Coupons.
com and RatherBeShopping.com are devoted
to making sure you get the best deal around.
Promotional codes are listed by store and/
or category, proving it’s simple to scoop up a
free shipping offer or a significant percentage
off an item or your total order. Cut and paste
the promotional code into the applicable box
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To find the perfect gift, shop HSN now on channel
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Forewarned is Forearmed
The promise of great savings that lured you to
a site may be for naught when you’re suddenly
saddled with the cost of return shipping.
Always check the online retailer’s return policy.
Major department stores, like Target, give you
the option of returning most of the items you
purchased online at any of their stores. Sites
like Zappos.com will foot the bill on return
shipping, but they’re few and far between.
Consider yourself a home shopping insider.
With these simple tips at your disposal, this
year’s holiday shopping is going to be a snap.
And the best part is how much fun you’ll have
watching those savings pile up. Go ahead, stay
in and shop! Leave the malls to the amateurs.
SAVE ON MORE THAN JUST GIFTS
Of course, there’s more to pulling off a great holiday than just shopping. Here are some budgetfriendly, time-saving tips to having a wonderful and thrifty holiday.
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than you think. Just a
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of $45 or more from HSN and hsn.com. Coupon number is non-transferable and can only be used once. Coupons must be applied when order is
placed. Excludes shipping & handling, sales tax, Today's Special, This Day Only and clearance items and can only be applied to the first shipment
of AutoShip items. Coupon cannot be applied with other coupons or offers. Coupon is not valid for items purchased through Shop by Remote or
Shoebuy.com and cannot be used for Teleflora items, electronics, toys, fitness or furniture. We reserve the right to cancel orders when unexpected
coupon system errors occur. Offer is valid October 26, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
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