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Ridiculous in-guide Ads

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Juppers, Dec 21, 2010.

Are there too many ads in the guide?

  1. Yes! Please remove this junk or at least give us a way to hide them.

    49 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. No. The amount of ads don't bother me at all.

    637 vote(s)
    81.7%
  3. I don't care.

    94 vote(s)
    12.1%
  1. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    At least I don't use or like the other ones, though. Oh wait...I used the Damages one yesterday. Sorry guys. :lol:
     
  2. Jeremy W

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    You're single-handedly keeping the guide ads around!
     
  3. mx6bfast

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    Which one, there are about 5 - 8 of them? :D
     
  4. tonyd79

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    Damn you! :lol:
     
  5. rainydave

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    Can someone throw up a screen shot of these "annoying" in-guide ads? I've never seen more than 1 on a page.
     
  6. ndole

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    I use them too. They don't bother me.
     
  7. Beerstalker

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    Switch your guide to all channels and go to channel 500. You'll see plenty of them.
     
  8. Shades228

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    Not all receivers show the same amount. If he only has a HD receiver he would only see 1. Most of them are for on demand now.
     
  9. cypherx

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    I have a spare cisco 3750 switch I could borrow from work and setup a span port and do some traffic monitoring to the HR's. Maybe the banner ads come from a server we could block, either dns or router acl.
     
  10. Tom Robertson

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    Nope. DIRECTV sends everything except VOD via satellite.

    Edit: sorry, TV Apps data is also internet based.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  11. cypherx

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    Ok good to know. Less trouble for me.
     
  12. djzack67

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    Being beaten over the head with this ads, I know refuse to watch Damages
     
  13. joed32

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    Yes, I got a phone call telling me to watch Damages. I wouldn't watch it now if it was the only thing on. I did send an e-mail to opt out of future calls and got a good response.
     
  14. Mar 9, 2013 #194 of 432
    nickj3234

    nickj3234 New Member

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    I've grown extremely tired of the banner adds, and decided to hit the web to look for some relief, what I've found is a sea of irritated DTV customers and what appears to be no solution. After playing around with my guide I did find a way to relieve some of the pain and thought I would share my results, please forgive me if this has already been posted. What I did was change my settings to show all channel's HD and SD duplicates, the banner adds are linked to the HD channel below the add, in my guide I unchecked all the HD channels below the banner adds and checked the SD duplicate. I was able to get rid of all banner adds except 2, which makes browsing the guide a lot more pleasurable. :grin:
     
  15. Mar 9, 2013 #195 of 432
    ts7

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    Doesn't that then tune the SD version of the channel rather than the HD when selected?
     
  16. Mar 9, 2013 #196 of 432
    RunnerFL

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    Yes, it does.
     
  17. Mar 9, 2013 #197 of 432
    RACJ2

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    So you get rid of the ads in the guide and just have to watch everything in SD, perfect! :rolleyes:
     
  18. Mar 9, 2013 #198 of 432
    RunnerFL

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    Not exactly what I'd call a fix. :)
     
  19. Mar 9, 2013 #199 of 432
    ndole

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    Cutting off the nose to spite the face :lol:
     
  20. Mar 9, 2013 #200 of 432
    JoeTheDragon

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    At lest it's not as bad as it is on cables I-guide where they are on each page.
     

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