Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

A step too far with banner ads

usb

  • Please log in to reply
40 replies to this topic

#26 OFFLINE   Shades228

Shades228

    DaBears

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 5,962 posts
Joined: Mar 18, 2008

Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:17 PM

Ooh! Ads in the program guide? Where? Where? I can't see any on my R15's!!

HA HA HA R22/HR2x subscribers!!! :D


Well played.

...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#27 OFFLINE   Tom Servo

Tom Servo

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 957 posts
Joined: Mar 07, 2007

Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:09 PM

I don't mind them if there's only one or two through the whole guide. But I don't like having an already glacial guide slowed down with advertising.

#28 OFFLINE   Drew2k

Drew2k

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 14,305 posts
Joined: Aug 16, 2006

Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:45 PM

Well played.

Oh? Are we playing chess or something?

#29 OFFLINE   Lee L

Lee L

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 3,134 posts
Joined: Aug 15, 2002

Posted 08 September 2009 - 08:48 AM

Who cares????? Just don't read it. It's really not as big deal.


While I don't love the banner ads in principal, it would be much easier to ignore if they had a decent UI. If they take 2 spots for banners, that is a third of the spaces on one page of the guide.


DirecTV, please don't make me have to go back to watching March Madness in standard Def! Oh, and the usual begging for AMC and BBC America. You are so close to actually being the HD Leader.

#30 OFFLINE   goober22

goober22

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 481 posts
  • LocationSunny Flori-Duh!
Joined: Sep 08, 2004

Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:16 PM

Who cares????? Just don't read it. It's really not as big deal.


Well, I care actually. 1/3rd of the guide is now taken for ads in that section. I think they are going a little overboard now.

... and the ads are coming to the R15 soon I would say. What do you think all those "guide polishing" tags really mean?! :P

Resident Jenius!

DirecTV = HR20-700x2, HR20-100x2, R22-100+AM21Nx2, DECA Networked, R15-500x1 (not activated), D12-300x2, Slimeline-5, SWM16, WHDVR, OTA=21, WOW (Knology) Cable = 50Mbps Internet & Phone,  Hitachi 65S700 65", Sanyo 50" Plasma x2, Hisense 42" LCD, Scepter 40" LCD, Vizio 26" LCD, Hiteker 32" LCD,  Sony 7.1 Receiver, Sony 7.1 Speaker System


#31 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

Stuart Sweet

    The Shadow Knows!

  • Super Moderators
  • 36,959 posts
Joined: Jun 18, 2006

Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:32 PM

I think it's a bit annoying having the same ad twice on the same screen. I'm not sure that's really helping sell the program, but whatever. I can live with it for a little while.
Opinions expressed by me are my own and do not necessarily reflect
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, DISH, The Signal Group, or any other company.

#32 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 42,107 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:34 PM

I think it's a bit annoying having the same ad twice on the same screen. I'm not sure that's really helping sell the program, but whatever. I can live with it for a little while.

"I think" this week "they simply goofed".
A.K.A VOS

#33 OFFLINE   Farns01

Farns01

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 17 posts
Joined: Aug 20, 2007

Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:36 PM

I complained to D* about 4 months ago and they basically told me they could care less that I don't like them.

#34 OFFLINE   sfpegasus

sfpegasus

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 22 posts
Joined: Feb 27, 2008

Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:49 PM

I will be sending an e-mail voicing my displeasure for this practice and hope others will as well.


Me too!

Dear Mr. XXXXXXXX

Thanks for writing. I see that you have been a loyal DIRECTV customer for many years. We appreciate your business and we want to keep you as a customer. I understand your complaint about the banner advertising on your program guide.

We value your opinions, so I have forwarded your request to DIRECTV management, who review every suggestion, inquiry and complaint for trends from our most important customers to determine what changes should be considered.

We respect your time and I appreciate that you've given me the opportunity to personally address your concern.

Thanks again for writing and for your continued support.

Sincerely,
(mod edit: redacted)
DIRECTV Customer Service

Edited by Stuart Sweet, 08 September 2009 - 07:44 PM.

HR21-200/AM21 using all connections:
Panasonic TH-50PHD8UK via HDMI
Sony KDL-46XBR4 via Component
Sharp LC-13S1U-W via S-Video over CAT5
Sony KDL-19M4000 via Composite over CAT5
AU9 Slimline 5LNB Ka/Ku Dish on Tripod NP Roof Mount

#35 OFFLINE   davring

davring

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 6,410 posts
Joined: Jan 13, 2007

Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:55 PM

While the banner ads may be a bit annoying, I don't care much what the guide looks like, color, HD, etc, I enjoy watching TV :)

#36 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 42,107 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:12 PM

FWIW: Today my double banner ad has been reduced to a single.
"Perhaps" someone read this thread. ;)
A.K.A VOS

#37 OFFLINE   rudeney

rudeney

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,266 posts
Joined: May 28, 2007

Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:38 PM

FWIW: Today my double banner ad has been reduced to a single.
"Perhaps" someone read this thread. ;)


Or maybe D* billed the advertiser twice as much for twice the ads and they refused to pay! :lol:

#38 OFFLINE   MikeW

MikeW

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 2,553 posts
Joined: May 16, 2002

Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:48 PM

FWIW: Today my double banner ad has been reduced to a single.
"Perhaps" someone read this thread. ;)


Same here. Hopefully it was just a mistake.

#39 OFFLINE   Bob Coxner

Bob Coxner

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 682 posts
Joined: Dec 28, 2005

Posted 09 September 2009 - 08:51 AM

Add one more vote to the "Very Annoyed" total.
Sony 34" HD-CRT KD34XBR970 and Sceptre 40" LCD
Roku
R22 DVR / HR20-700 HD DVR
DirecTV since 1999
Waco/Temple/Bryan DMA

#40 OFFLINE   Attitude2000

Attitude2000

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 32 posts
Joined: Jun 22, 2005

Posted 09 September 2009 - 01:09 PM

I don't know. They don't bother me at all, really. I guess I'm a more patient person. But I do hate how slow everything is an how occaisonally it just freezes or things start to show up one at a time when I page down. You know what my favorite thing about this receiver is? The HD part.

#41 OFFLINE   mx6bfast

mx6bfast

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,237 posts
  • LocationDelray Beach, FL
Joined: Nov 08, 2006

Posted 09 September 2009 - 01:16 PM

I don't know. They don't bother me at all, really. I guess I'm a more patient person. But I do hate how slow everything is an how occaisonally it just freezes or things start to show up one at a time when I page down. You know what my favorite thing about this receiver is? The HD part.

I don't think patience plays into the ad spam. Patience would have more to do with the speed of the guide, not something that doesn't belong.

I wonder how much faster the guide would be if it didn't have to load multiple colors from the spam?
Glory, Glory Man United

My setup with pictures





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: usb

Protected By... spam firewall...And...