1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Game Lounge To Be Discontinued

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Singe0255, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    Not really anything to be gained on the customer end by doing so. So, I don't see why it matters.
     
  2. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    6,348
    267
    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I was being a bit sarcastic and meant the suggestion too.

    Would avoid customer frustration. So it does matter, to some.

    Ever press Active in error and then find you can't do anything with the box for 30 secs, sometimes longer.

    There's pictures throughout dbstalk of folks that have opened up remotes to remove the button.
     
  3. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    No. The DirecTV remote goes in a box and never again sees the light of day. I have come across Active a few times by accident and a press of the previous channel button takes me back immediately...not after 30 seconds in my own experience.
     
  4. PCampbell

    PCampbell Icon

    1,639
    98
    Nov 18, 2006
    I have hit Active and it is a I am stuck here for a bit.
     
  5. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    4,492
    50
    Aug 16, 2006
    same here, usually at least 30 seconds.
     
  6. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    12,971
    204
    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I forget that Active even exists. I did not program my remote for it. The button just tunes to a channel anyway, if I recall right.

    However, Active does give the scoreboard and other popup capabilities, so pure removal of Active would actually cut down on capabilities.
     
  7. ken100

    ken100 AllStar

    80
    0
    Feb 1, 2013
    leave the active channel alone!
     
  8. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    4,492
    50
    Aug 16, 2006
    But if you hit that darn button, the HR* is frozen in time for about a minute. Even on my HR24
     
  9. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    12,971
    204
    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Don't hit it.

    :)
     
  10. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    3,462
    66
    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    For benchmark purposes anyone with different DVR's does it take longer on older ones? I'd be curious how many seconds it takes to load on various platforms.
    HR21 through HR44.

    Or maybe if the difference is tiny it could be they are just waiting for the loop of data to cycle through on that transponder to download the proper screen configuration, text and information. A carousel as you will.
     
  11. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    4,317
    10
    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Nope. You just have to be VERY CAREFUL not to push that button!!!
     
  12. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    9,406
    244
    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    I don't see an ACTIVE button on the future remote.
     
  13. Kithron

    Kithron Mentor

    48
    0
    Jul 24, 2008
    I've only used Game Lounge once or twice during the free previews.

    Not surprised at all that's its being discontinued.
     
  14. boukengreen

    boukengreen Legend

    432
    21
    Sep 22, 2009
    thats something i like about my new harmony remote i got in today the active button is hidden away deep in the menu screen
     
  15. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    1,866
    50
    Nov 5, 2011
    Illinois
    My dad loves the active channel to watch the weather even if it's a long delay, The darn looping video is annoying though, also to watch the local lottery numbers, Even though the receiver is internet connected to use TV Apps for weather he's so used to the active button.
     
  16. ken100

    ken100 AllStar

    80
    0
    Feb 1, 2013
    when my kids were younger we loved the game lounge. now they are adults so it won't be missed.
     

Share This Page