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What is the White Triangle

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by alacazam, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Apr 1, 2013 #1 of 33
    alacazam

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    Can anyone tell me what the White Triangle at the right of the station identifier on the guide is there for? I've never noticed this before and can't figure out what it might be.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2013 #2 of 33
    ejbvt

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    It means that the channel has on-demand content. Click on the channel name and you'll see the option.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2013 #3 of 33
    peds48

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    actually you must press the INFO key
     
  4. Apr 1, 2013 #4 of 33
    peds48

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    pressing SELECT on the channel name will tune to the channel, try it…
     
  5. Apr 1, 2013 #5 of 33
    jceman

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    You're confusing the receiver with the DVR and/or ignoring the triangle which is only on the DVR.

    When you move the cursor over the name of the channel with a triangle on a DVR, a menu pops up with the options listed in the post above yours. On a non-DVR a slightly different menu comes up and "Select" will get you the program data as if you had pressed "Info" and "Play" will tune to the channel.

    Like you said, try it ... ;)
     
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  6. Apr 2, 2013 #6 of 33
    peds48

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    Are you just "talking" or did you actually tried it
     

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  7. Apr 2, 2013 #7 of 33
    veryoldschool

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    That isn't the same message I get with my Genie.
    Select takes you straight to the On Demand menu, while info takes you to the list of the up coming shows, with On Demand as an option at the top/left.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2013 #8 of 33
    peds48

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    Perhaps you are running "some other software"??? not the NR
     
  9. Apr 2, 2013 #9 of 33
    veryoldschool

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    "could be" :lol:
     
  10. jceman

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    Same here. ;)
     
  11. alnielsen

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    The first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club.
     
  12. peds48

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    Right on!
     
  13. HoTat2

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    System still has some bugs though, as you may notice a few channels have the white triangle, but no on demand content.
     
  14. tonyd79

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    Which ones?
     
  15. HoTat2

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    Three of my local channels are still erroneously showing the WT. Though they seem to have corrected all the national channels I'm glad to see.
     
  16. Pepe Sylvia

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    Is there a new software update for this? I've never seen any white triangles on the guide.
     
  17. tonyd79

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    I have triangles on abc, NBC and CBS. They all have on demand content. Do you have others?
     
  18. Mike_TV

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    Yes, new software that you may not have yet.
     
  19. HoTat2

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    I have the WTs for network local O&Os KNBC-4 (NBC) and KABC-7 (ABC) which both correctly have on demand content to link to.

    My CBS O&O KCBS-2 has no WT/on demand system available yet for some reason.

    However, I also have the WT for local channels KCET-28 (Ind.), KFTR-46 (UMas outlet), and KILM-64 (Ind. "FILM ON" TV).

    And none of these channels have any on-demand content.
     
  20. Volatility

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    The underlying reasoning for this is because their is not a CBS on demand at this time. Your Ind, Umas, and Fillm On is not on demand either as your local network affilates do not do the on demand content. The ABC and NBC you have on demand is not from your local area it is a national feed to download television shows on demand. Their isn't enough bandwidth to cater to individual local network on demand channels so the local channels like ABC are the national on demand feed.
     

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