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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Juppers, Dec 21, 2010.
I agree with alot of others, that the email ads, banner ads and (because I pay by credit card but choose to get a paper bill mailed to me) I also get some of the same show notifications in their flier insert.
With so much advertising already during a half hour of a show, I have a fabulous idea...why not have 20 minutes every half hour of ads and then 10 minutes of a show. That's what it's close to anyway...only the opposite. If you watch any NASCAR, they have around 5 minutes of every race with mini ads that are thrown in as sponsors of certain race facts etc...that's on top of the other regular ads that take up about 1/3 of the race.
What a great idea!!! Clean house at one of the most successful TV providers in the country. It's always a great idea to fire people who make money for a company.
You hate ads, but watch NASCAR? That entire sport is predicated on ads.
It would defeat their intended purpose and we have been told before that they are very effective.
By all means, let the ads continue. perhaps they are doing it to build extra income to get new engineers who actually can do things without bugs.
Look if those ads stay in the message inbox that'll be ok since we can delete or ignore those, or create a folder or mailbox for all ads not just for instructions or features, Or do like the Directv ads where you can watch and delete them but don't show up again, I understand ads create revenues but if directv got by with the old SD GUI with no ads I don't see why they can't do it now, All I'm saying is there is a lot of options where they could place ads not just on the guide.
Everyone is doing it today... see a T-Mobile phone lately?..my god, ads,ads, ads.... No wonder why rooting and commercial skips are huge. But the more it's circumvented the more they gonna find other ways to do it. There is just no way of escaping it regrettably. Dealing with it the best we can is only option.
The ads are where they are for a reason and, again, we've been told they are very effective.
Sure. To bring additional revenue to some ppl, as customer's fee cover all expenses with good margin.
I watch so much TV from the DVR, the ads on the guide are not a major issue for me, but on the occasions when I do use the guide, they are VERY annoying. I'd like a way to turn them off.
If DirecTV had a free programming tier, yeah, I could see a plethora of ads on that, but when I'm chucking out $185/mo, I think I've earned some consideration for at least a minor reduction in this regard.
Who is 'some people' within DIRECTV? Are you suggesting that someone is pocketing ad revenue? :lol:
It's apparent that there are very few people here who understand how business works.
For "understanding" I would imagine you've seen factual account sheets. Or else you are same spectator-speculator as anyone here .
Understanding is an ironic topic here :lol:
What are you even talking about? English please.
Once again, #firstworldproblems
Did any of your guide browsing and button pushing eventually lead to watching crystal clear HD picture on your huge flat panel TV? Were you forced to click on and read every word of every guide ad or else risk having your DVR locked up remotely so you could never watch tv again? Did the DirecTV police knock on your door after you pushed the channel down button (a whole .2 of a second out of your life) and say "Now you must pay $4.99 and you will be forced to watch 'Smurfs 2: Electric Smurfaloo' as compensation for skipping over those ads?" Did your guide browsing get interrupted so badly that you were unable to record programs for later viewing on your own schedule?
I hope your life wasn't ruined by those ads. But, rejoice, there is a solution: Dig one of the really old receivers out of your basement, set it up, and activate it. You know the ones: SD only, no Picture in Guide, no recording functionality, takes 30 seconds to load the guide. All of this can be yours for the low, low price of no more in guide ads.
Really? Really? When I want to watch HBO, I plug 500 into my guide. 501 comes up on the bottom of the guide with 4 lines of ads above it. All I say is "Ohhh, pretty colors" and before those words are out of my mouth I have already pushed the channel down button and they're gone!
But, I must say, I hope DBSTalk gets rid of the location field in everyone's profile. I'm sick of reading about the likes of "Sunny Southern California" or "Denver". That advertising makes me want to go there, and the forum doesn't even get paid for it.
touch a nerve eh?
They are annoying but you can make a custom favorites list to get rid of those ads specifically, It's the PPV/VOD(well some)ads that stay in the guide even on favorites
Social profiles sites are using it so forums are no different.
I currently have two ads between 523 & 525 w/ an HR34. When scrolling through the guide using the PAGE UP/DOWN option if the "highlighted" section lands on one of those adds it freezes the box for about 30 seconds. A reset has made it not get hung up, but I'm going to keep an eye on it and see how long it takes to bog down again. It's always nice to be able to say to a complaining customer "Yeah, mine does that too." :nono2:
Everything you own has some form of advertising on it. Your phone, your car, jeans, shoes...they all have logos, which are ads. They are not going away...NEVER EVER GOING AWAY! I want a pair of Nike shoes without the swoosh. I want my iPhone without the Apple Logo. I want the Chicago Stadium back instead of The United Center. I want a Ford without the giant logo on the front of the car. I want to watch a press conference after a basketball game that does not have some logo behind them. not going to happen.
As I watch ESPN now, it is the Buffalo Wild Wings halftime report. The Blackhawks have a Citgo Petroleum Power Play. NASCAR always fills up with Sunoco Racing Fuel during pit stops...should I continue?
Use the button on your remote and move on.