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Why in 2012 is the guide still broken?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by saleen351, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Alan Gordon

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    I think it passed being silly a long time ago...

    However, yes, it's not always obvious. If you've never ran into those occasions, you're lucky...

    ~Alan
     
  2. saleen351

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    100% wrong... The white dot has zero to do with this issue.
     
  3. Dazed & Confused

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    I want my click back..
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    How is a white dot that tells you exactly what time it is not obvious? How is a white dot that tells you anything to the left is in the past not obvious?

    Come on, you're just disagreeing to disagree now.

    Do you want a voice to come on and say what you've selected is over because you can't be bothered to check the time?
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    Only because you choose to ignore it. It tells you exactly where you are in time. Just because you choose to ignore it doesn't mean the guide is broken.
     
  6. Alan Gordon

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    I'm referring to the times when it's not obvious that there IS anything to the left...

    No... I simply don't know how to make it any clearer.

    Absolutely not... :rolleyes:

    ... and for the record, I never said I felt DirecTV should change anything. I simply agreed with the OP that in some instances, it can be annoying! I did bring up a possible change that DirecTV could make, but then stated a reason why that change might not be a good thing.

    I think we need to just agree to disagree and drop it. I don't know how to stress what I'm saying any better...

    ~Alan
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    The ONLY times there is nothing to the left of the white dot is on the hour and on the half hour. Even at :01 and :31 there is something to the left.

    There, that should be obvious now.
     
  8. calidelphia

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    When it takes 8 seconds for the Guide to pop up when I hit the Guide button...

    I consider the Guide broke.;)
     
  9. PK6301

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    You could always look in the newspaper or the TV Guide :lol::lol::lol:
     
  10. wahooq

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    But what if this alleged white dot doesn't know where in time IT is, or gets confused or something...HUH???? riddle me that....next thing you know it'll be anarchy and face-eating bath salt zombies
     
  11. spartanstew

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    Me too. ;)

    In all honestly, it's possible I've noticed it before (a long time ago), but have just never paid attention to it, because it's useless to me. The issue being discussed in this thread is not an issue for me (if I'm understanding the issue correctly) and I rarely spend time in the guide anyway. If I'm in the guide and need to know what time it is - I look at the clock.
     
  12. RunnerFL

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    It always knows where it is. Watch it and the clock in the upper right corner of the guide. When the clock increments by 1 minute the white dot/slash will move by one space.
     
  13. billsharpe

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    I'd much rather see the networks resolve this perceived problem by going back to scheduling one-hour programs for one hour rather than 59 or 61 minutes.
     
  14. RunnerFL

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    You'd still have what people are calling an "issue" because the Movie channels would still start movies at "odd times".
     
  15. tonyd79

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    I would agree that the highlighted show as you scroll up or down should be the one that contains the little white dot. Pretty sure I've had guides (and probably directv ones) that did that. However, the highlighted show regardless of how it gets highlighted should be the one that gets picked when you hit select.

    Not a big issue by any means.
     
  16. wahooq

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    How can you confirm this??? How do you know that it knows what we know?
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    Read what you quoted, that's how you confirm it.
     
  18. RACJ2

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    I agree with what you stated and I think your post was overlooked. It doesn't actually "fix" what the OP perceived as an issue, but ensures you see what program is currently on.

    If you are in the guide and want to make sure to select the current program on any channel, arrow all the way to the left on the channel #. Then select it and it will change to that channel in the PIG. After you view it, if its what you expect, then press exit to view the channel. If its not, arrow up or down in the guide and look for another program you want to watch.
     
  19. jahgreen

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    This is how debates go in Congress.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    :rolling:
     

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