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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. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    When you launch your own pay TV service...you can decide how, when, and where advertisements are displayed. It isn't a privilege you receive simply by subscribing. The ads are where they are for a reason. They also work very well where they are, based on what we have been told in the past. Logical and intelligent business decisions are not going to be changed simply because you stomp your feet and pout.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    The pesky ads coming from every small hole; before we pay less and got only these ads during viewing. Now the pollution is everywhere !

    Adding to that, SW of the DVR, STB is overloaded with processes of gathering ad's data, managing it, presenting, do targeting, etc. Sluggish responses, sloppy Java applets, memory corruption, reboots and much more problems. Some of them done by additional load from the ads.

    :down:
     
  3. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I don't subscribe to them so I don't care.
    Blue ridge Cable doesn't have these all over the Guide, Neither does Dish.


    Looks like Comcast Subscribers Hate it too.
    http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Xfinit...new-on-screen-guide-really-sucks/td-p/1196217
     
  4. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Was placing a Playboy TV ad a logical move?

    Guess not since it was removed!

    Logical would be stop the ads, instead of hounding the already current customer with ad all over the Guide, then yet Subject them to constant Directv Commercials, Emails, and Mailbox.

    An "ON OFF" option is all anyone is asking for!..

    Thats seems like a more then fair compromise.
     
  5. cypherx

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    The difference with Comcast (and anyone who runs I-Guide these days) is that the ad is ALWAYS on screen at the bottom. At least with DirecTV they are (mostly) spread out and you have a few lucky pages of no ads at all.

    FYI Blue Ridge Cable has an ad in the lower right corner now that they upgraded to Passport Echo 3.7.

    I see today now on DirecTV when I enter 501, I see 4 back to back ads up top, then I see 501, then an encore on demand ad below. This is crazy.

    1. When you type in a number it should go to that number at the top row. Not the 4th row!

    2. Why are ads for Max, Showtime, Starz and Encore crowded around HBO?! Put Max next to Max, Starz next to Starz, Showtime next to Showtime and Encore next to Encore!

    3. I don't subscribe nor do I have Max, Starz or Encore in my favorites so I shouldn't see them anyway.

    Other than that a sporadic ad mixed in with listings every once in awhile is ok. It could be worse and be I-Guide!
     
  6. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    ...again...go out on your if you want it done differently. It works. It isn't changing. You'll survive.
     
  7. tonyd79

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    I do hate the Comcast ones. Far more intrusive. I've used it many times. They are not "in" the guide. They are below it and you have to click twice to get through them. And they are real ads at my brothers in Philly. Not for other programming but for cars and other stuff.

    Blue Ridge cable is not typical.
     
  8. Karen

    Karen Godfather

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    I really don't mind them too much if there is only 1 ad on a "page." When there are 2 or 3, I have a hard time reading the guide and that is annoying. If there is an ad, a listing and then another ad, I have a hard time reading the guide in between the 2 ads. Bright color overrides the guide entry every time...
     
  9. Jeffro

    Jeffro AllStar

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    I hope the more "elegant" solution will let us opt-out of the banner ads but the more "elegant" solution was said on 12-21-10, over 2 years ago.
     
  10. SPACEMAKER

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

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    I told my wife that people were freaking out about the banner ads and she just laughed. I asked if the ads bothered her and she said "No, I just ignore them. I'm not a some high maintanence psycho." LOL
     
  11. CCarncross

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    Best post in this thread.....:lol:
     
  12. cypherx

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    They are now. Passport echo 3.7 (DVRs) and Passport 5.7 - which they recently updated to - show an ad in the lower right corner. Press the 'C' button to make it full screen and see details about it.

    Does fios have ads in the guide?
     
  13. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    One ad? I could live with one ad at the bottom of the guide, 17 of them shouldn't be placed with in the channels.:eek2:

    Lets see some screen shots of Fios, Comcast. I want to see what were missing.
     
  14. rickclem

    rickclem New Member

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    I think we need to stop complaining about the ads. Now, when you hit 501 in the Guide, you get a full screen of ads. You don't even see 501 until you page down. DTV is getting revenge on us all.
     
  15. acostapimps

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    Sometimes it's not about the ads but it is about the guide delays when opening or when scrolling through them where there's ads, which was never a problem before until the ads showed up, I know I criticize about the ads especial PPV ads, but I don't let it bother me much on a HR24 because of the faster response and scrolling, I can't say the same about a HR22 which has a huge delay when trying to get to the guide, and even though it has fast scrolling on the guide it completely slows down vertical searching through channels/shows.
     
  16. Rtm

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    COMCAST may have ugly guide and ads but...

    You always know the ads going to be there and their guide is a hell of a lot faster even if their DVR is ****.
     
  17. cypherx

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    Today I type 501 and I don't even see HBO ch 501 anymore!

    It's the following banners:
    Game of thrones catch up on demand
    Wrath of titans watch now MaxOD (I don't sub)
    Showtime on demand house of lives
    HBO on demand GIRLS
    Starz on demand Spider-Man (I don't sub)
    Encore on demand bringing down the house (I don't sub)

    That's all 6 slots! Push page down and it doesn't even go a full page. It scrolls enough to leave that encore ad at top. What's the point of typing 501 if it doesn't even take you there anymore!
     
  18. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    Maybe someone is messing with you :lol:
     
  19. cypherx

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    Overkill
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  20. luckydob

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    Then leave...and go to another provider or get used to it. It is not leaving, so you have a decision to make.
     

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