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Any Progress on Channels I Get?


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#26 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:01 AM

Directv's Marketing Department wants you to be able to see them in hopes that you will eventually decide to include them in your lineup of channels to watch so they can receive more Revenue. That is why they don't fully remove them but just grey them out. Also, if they add channels or move them around via the position on the satellite they will show back up and that is irritating but they will not show up in your Custom Guide which is why I recommend Custom Guides.

That is why I have 2 Custom Guides that I use so I don't have to see those channels I don't want or need to see.
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#27 OFFLINE   paulman182

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:07 AM

The problem is that often many of the channels you don't get are not grayed out but look the same as the ones you do get.

We need more than two favorites lists, also, IMHO.

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#28 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:12 AM

We definitely need more than TWO Favorite Channel Guides for sure!
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:34 AM

I've obviously learned to live with the defect, but it is especially annoying when running searches.

Yes, because when you select a show to record on a channel you don't get from SEARCH results, it tells you it may not record, but allows you to schedule it anyway. I guess they do that thinking you'll schedule it and then call and subscribe to the channel? /steve
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:24 AM

I've subscribed for two years and "Channels I Get" has never worked properly.

What I don't understand is that if I select a channel that I don't get that is in the guide I get a "channel not purchased" error message. I would think that if the DirecTv software is smart enough to put up this message it should also be smart enough to not list the channel in the guide to begin with.

DirecTV has made an attempt to gray out the channels I don't get in the guide but they haven't been completely successful. I would really prefer that they not show them at all.

I've obviously learned to live with the defect, but it is especially annoying when running searches.


I've been here since 1995, and it worked perfectly with TiVo. I was able to set autorecords with no problems whatsoever.

Fortunately, I am sometimes saved by games search. The autorecord tries to record on a channel I don't get, then it realizes that I don't get the channel and it searches for a channel I do get.

Nevertheless, it is frustrating to get all sorts of movie results in a search from Showtime 3 and Encore, which persist in the guide regardless of my package. Outside of hockey games, I cannot set any kind of autorecord without having to delete the ones from channels I dont' get.

As to favorites, that is fine if we could key our searches and autorecords to favorites, but that function has never been enabled on the HR2x series.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:39 AM

Should show only the channels that are in the package i pay for

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:50 PM

To me this is a huge issue. It makes both the search/DOD functions crippled. I hate having to weed through listings for shows on channels I don't have in my package.


Same here. I hate it. It makes searching for shows I will actually watch if I could find them frustrating.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:53 PM

With dish if you block a channel it is as if it did not exist. I really wish DTV would do the same.


Me, too. When my child learns to read I'm going to have to do all my searches with her not in the room. A simple search for an old comedy can come up with a list of vulgar show titles on channels I wish I could completely block so they never show up in searches or even on the All Channels option. Block should mean block.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 10:53 PM

I would like to see some useful functions in the Custom list - like: "Add/Delete All PPV", and "Add/Delete All XM", Shopping, Non-English, etc. And the choices made should apply *everywhere* - guide, search, autorecord, etc. Does DTV Marketing really believe that after 10+ years of subscribing, one day I might wake up and decide I really do want to watch something on Galavision, GOD TV or GEMS? :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:58 AM

Me, too. When my child learns to read I'm going to have to do all my searches with her not in the room. A simple search for an old comedy can come up with a list of vulgar show titles on channels I wish I could completely block so they never show up in searches or even on the All Channels option. Block should mean block.

Jashobeam, I completely agree. While my wife and I were watching a football game a couple of weeks ago I searched for the new season of "24" (Search by title) to add it to the series links. I have the adult blocks turned on. Well...the list of titles that came up that started with '2' contained far more porn content than non-porn. Admittedly "24" was on the list, but I find it reprehensible that D*'s blocking protocols are so poor.

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