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Genie "TV Shows" Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    What do you guys think of the new TV shows menu? It's colorful, I'll give them that. Does it work well for you? How could it work better?
     
  2. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

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    I LOVE the "Premieres" section, but the results are often incomplete...

    I posted the following in the Genie Recommends thread, and having more complete results would certainly result in a better Genie Recommends product in my eyes.


    I like the idea of the "Local Shows" sub-category, but I mostly get results from programs on channels that are anything but local, and very few of my actual local programming is listed.

    It's a pet peeve and won't affect most folks, but I'm also disappointed that when Genie displays network programming, it might display the call letters for my local network, a neighboring market's local (via the AM21), or the DNS feeds I receive.


    Also... "Show Type" and "By Interest" is missing many popular categories like Comedy and Drama, etc.


    Overall... a cool feature that I hope to see future improvements on. :)
     
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I am amazed at how extensive it is! Over 100 offerings!

    Are the recommendations the same as Genie Recommends; most shows seem duplicated in both lists, though Genie's is a dozen or so more.

    The only improvement I can think of now is when you delete a suggested show it pops you to the top, not where you were.
     
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    NY Hudson...
    By Interest is missing . . . .
    • Horror
    • SciFi
    • Science
    • Sitcom
    • Mystery
    • Suspense
    • Sports
    By Show Type is missing . . . .
    • Sports
    • Series
    • News
    • Musicals

    At present, I'm not using it.
     
  5. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

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    It is fine, however I think the entire "My Directv" and "Search and Browse" menus need to be scrapped and reorganized. The layouts are confusing and in some cases repetitive.
     
  6. Tiny

    Tiny Mentor

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    Barbara Eden was the best Genie ...........
     
  7. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    NY Hudson...
    Show Type is also missing Movies
     
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Since I turned Genie back on, the number of recorded offerings in the TV section is only 18.

    In the Genie REcommends section since I turned Genie back on, the number of recorded offerings is a "mere" 40, and of those 9 are PPVs!

    Has anyone else seen similar?

    I don't recall seeing PPVs in the first time, though I didn't check through all of them.
     
  9. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    It's colorful but doesn't go with the rest of the UI.
     
  10. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    NY Hudson...
    Still not using it.

    But it would be a nice place to list Far in Advance programs.
     

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