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Ridiculous in-guide Ads

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Poll: Are there too many ads in the guide? (854 member(s) have cast votes)

Are there too many ads in the guide?

  1. Yes! Please remove this junk or at least give us a way to hide them. (685 votes [80.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.21%

  2. No. The amount of ads don't bother me at all. (88 votes [10.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.30%

  3. I don't care. (81 votes [9.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.48%

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#426 OFFLINE   dualsub2006



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:28 AM

I don't even look at them anymore, after viewing them as a nuisance forever.

They've become like ads on websites, I don't even look.

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#427 OFFLINE   jimmie57


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

I hate them!

It is bad enough that we have to watch or fast forward thru commercials while trying to view other content but to have the company that WE PAY for TV to stick these things glaringly  in our guide is just unforgivable and totally not necessary !


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#428 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:19 AM

I think we have gotten so used to ads on everything that they probably just don't matter that much.  I think many sites and even DirecTV is there for the ads only. Does anyone actually click on them, on purpose, or watch all the commercial stations?

it's matter

- taking visual space out of important useful info like EPG

- taking your [brain] time to sort out relevant info out of annoying ads

- to some ppl, destabilize moods - yeah, really, to much annoyance and your brain must adjust to it

- they taking a memory what is necessary for other processes and do slow down the receivers


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#429 OFFLINE   coolman302003



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:13 PM

Here's an issue. If I'm on ch 501 watching it and I want to check the guide, when I push guide its a full screen of ads! Ridiculous you can't even check the guide if tuned to 501 on a DVR!

Row 1: Game of thrones catch up OD
Row 2: Max OD (why isn't this next to max?)
Row 3: Showtime OD (why isn't this next to Showtime?)
Row 4: HBO OD (redundant with GoT OD)
Row 5: Starz OD (why isn't this next to Starz?)
Row 6: Encore OD (why isn't this next to Encore?)


But still I think an EASY fix would just be put each on demand banner next to its appropriate service. I have Max, Encore and Starz hidden (don't subscribe) so why would I need to see those banners attached to HBO? Trying to download content off those other banners would result in an error for me anyway.

I know these are older posts, but they did move those banner ads next to each's appropriate service. Their no longer all attached to 501. It was changed a while back, I think at least 6 months or longer ago.  

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DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25.99 ($30.99 with HBO) | 3=$38.99 ($43.99 with HBO) | 4=$48.99 ($53.99 with HBO) | All 5=$61.99 per month

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#430 OFFLINE   cypherx


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:55 AM

I know these are older posts, but they did move those banner ads next to each's appropriate service. Their no longer all attached to 501. It was changed a while back, I think at least 6 months or longer ago.  



Oh really?  I'll have to check.  For a long time I've just gotten used to typing in "502" when in the guide and hitting up arrow once if I want to see premium channels.  So I haven't noticed since DirecTV trained me to alter my behavior.

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#431 OFFLINE   PCampbell



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:56 PM

This topic started in 2010, I don't thing they are going away anytime soon. Time to get over it.

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#432 OFFLINE   Mariah2014


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:30 PM

I wish they were going away, but I agree those ads are here to stay.

This topic started in 2010, I don't thing they are going away anytime soon. Time to get over it.

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