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Is it possible to make the font bigger on the guide ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by richzilla, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. richzilla

    richzilla Cool Member

    Jan 18, 2008
    As I get older and my eyes are starting to go :)

    I find it difficult at times to read the guide.

    Is it possible to make the font larger ?

  2. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

    Jun 20, 2007
    Colbert, WA
    I don't think so. I think you can only change the appearance of Closed Captioning. But perhaps there is a way on the actual TV menu instead of the DTV receiver's menu?
  3. gov

    gov Legend

    Jan 11, 2013
    Bwa, ha, ha ha!

    Get a bigger TV!

    Going serious for a second, make sure the source resolution is set appropriately for your TV, see how dusty the screen is, check the TV pictures control; sometimes if sharpness is set too high it can really smear the lettering on some TVs

    I have bifocals, and I have been known to stretch out visits to the optometrist because I really hate getting used to a new prescritption, so if you need to do that, I know what your feeling there.
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    That's another of our frequently ask request.

    One of these days, they're going to put in some customized preset options for Guide color, screen size, text size, etc.
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Also, make sure you're going to the Guide while watching a HD station, otherwise the Guide is in SD, and very poor.

    With out being smartass, can you comfortably move closer to the set?
  6. richzilla

    richzilla Cool Member

    Jan 18, 2008
    Thanks for the feedback everyone.

    I just was in hopes we could make the text bigger.

    Maybe one day :)
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

    Jan 4, 2006
    Don't hold your breath. If they haven't given those options for 7 years now they aren't planning to.
  8. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    Jan 10, 2008
  9. gov

    gov Legend

    Jan 11, 2013
    Back in the bad old days, the Optimus DirecTV box had 2 different text sizes for the guide.

    Unfortunately, it was all lo-def and 27 inch TVs then and it was still a problem.
  10. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    I had that problem too and my Optometrist recommended cataract surgery. Had it done and now my eyes are 25/30 with no glasses. I don't know if you're old enough for that but just a thought.

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