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Will D* Ever Have Channel Logos in the Grid?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by BenJF3, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Nov 16, 2012 #81 of 111
    BenJF3

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    I think the Dish GUI is far more informative. However, I prefer to see the logos. This is another case of having a toggle on/off option in the menu for those that don't like them.
     
  2. Nov 16, 2012 #82 of 111
    tonyd79

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    Informative? I see no extra data there. Except the Hopper icons.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2012 #83 of 111
    ep1974

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    Personally, I would prefer to see the logos. An option to display them or not would be a good idea.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2012 #84 of 111
    BenJF3

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    More time in the grid is mainly it and easier to read. Just personal opinion. I don't think the D* guide is bad, I just would like the option of logos. Again a simple toggle on/off would appease both sides.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2012 #85 of 111
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    I would also like to see logos in the guide, more time and I think the Dish guide does look nicer.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2012 #86 of 111
    tonyd79

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    I have no issue with more time but the guide looks distracting to me. Icons and graphics everywhere.

    I use a busy guide with fios. Clean and simple is actually better. Static shots on a computer do not indicate how it is to use.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2012 #87 of 111
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    Anyone noticed there is now more space on the left side of the guide? Perhaps this is a sign of logos coming?
     
  8. Nov 18, 2012 #88 of 111
    BenJF3

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    Came across this and love it. Very subtle with the logos, shows more channels as well. Only thing I'd like is slight more time in the grid and color coding of grid boxes for when a show is recording - IE: the grid box is red. They don't need to color grid boxes for categories. I just like the highlighted red boxes so when scrolling you see what's recording or scheduled to record.

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  9. Nov 18, 2012 #89 of 111
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    Now that looks pretty nice!
    If you want to see what is recording, the show always has an orange circle with a R in it, in the guide.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2012 #90 of 111
    BenJF3

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    I did notice that just now as I was searching YouTube for video of the Genie! Thanks. Looking at the above pic, I can see where trying to cram more time in could jumble up the Guide. My Time Warner DVR shows the same time frame as in the picture but is 4:3 so all the titles are mashed together or cut off. It seems having less time allows for an easier to read grid. That said, they could probably squeeze in another hour without causing a problem because they use the 16:9 to it's fullest.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2012 #91 of 111
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    Looks good. Where did you find this guide with logos? Is it real or designed by someone else?
     
  12. Nov 18, 2012 #92 of 111
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    I believe you're right. Never noticed it before. Hopefully, they'll add logos to the guide.
     
  13. Nov 18, 2012 #93 of 111
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    Even with logos dumped in, you can easily see how much cleaner and less junked up the directv guide is.

    I'd only add a half hour. Too much data actually makes it harder to comprehend.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2012 #94 of 111
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    Oh, I don't know, that doesn't seem to be a factor since the whole Cinema, PPV, Genie, VOD, My Directv thing is a noisy, jumbled mess.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2012 #95 of 111
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    Don't get me wrong, I would love to have the logos to the left of the channel numbers,
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    that extra space is there probably for the fact that a lot of TVs have varying amounts of overscanning and cut off different amounts of the picture.
    The small picture at the top also stops at the same place that the channel numbers do.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2012 #96 of 111
    BenJF3

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    Came across it while searching images to comparing competing guides. It's a mock up of what the person would like to see I believe. It is a clean interface even with the logos added in this manner.
     
  17. Nov 18, 2012 #97 of 111
    ep1974

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    Thank you. Like the way it looks with logos. Maybe Directv will update the guide, who knows.
     
  18. Nov 19, 2012 #98 of 111
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    There wasn't that much space there before
     
  19. Nov 20, 2012 #99 of 111
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    That's really crisp and clean - I'd certainly have no problem with that, myself.
     
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    I would rather leave out the logos, shift the channel numbers to the left, and add another 30 minutes to the guide data. I would also reduce the size of the banner and add a few more lines of channels.
     

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