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Ridiculous in-guide Ads


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Poll: Are there too many ads in the guide? (833 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. (667 votes [80.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.07%

  2. No. The amount of ads don't bother me at all. (86 votes [10.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.32%

  3. I don't care. (80 votes [9.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.60%

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#61 OFFLINE   fiasco

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:02 PM

Or devaluing your product

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#62 OFFLINE   dsw2112

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:04 PM

What does this have to do with CE?
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#63 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:10 PM

Are you talking about all the banners at 500? Thats the only place they have that many banners.. And they are telling you about something that is new for you on the system.. I see no issues with that... If this was a tivo, it'd be ads for cars or something, and then I'd be mad...

#64 OFFLINE   cartrivision

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:21 PM

What does this have to do with CE?


Nothing, so I would suggest that people call customer service to complain about this nuisance.

#65 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:55 PM

They have even more at 125--the start of the PPV.

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#66 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:29 AM

I don't consider those as ads, since they are already downloaded and ready to start watching.. They are more like additional channels of PPV with instant start time... Id rather have just those and no actual channels for PPV myself... :D

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:36 AM

I see no issues with that... .


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 07:36 AM

At some point recently my DVR took on an update that changed the guide.

It is now so full of advertisements it's practically useless. All of the additional artwork makes the guide extremely slow and unresponsive to remote commands like page up/dn ect. There is a delay with each new artwork load (which happens every time you change which channel is highlighted in the guide). Multiple pageup/down button presses are now required to get the guide to move.

DirecTV... do you have a clue?


If it's slowing down your guide scrolling that much you probably have other problems. Sometimes just rebooting the box speeds it up. I have a bunch of HR20's and 1 HR22 and none of them have that problem. They are all fast and responsive. While I don't like the ads (nor do I like ads on the web or on TV) it's something that we have to live with.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:48 AM

Doesn't slow down my Guide (HR100), and they don't bother me abit.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:50 AM

Their not really Ads. They are in the context of what's playing on DirecTV's channels. That’s something I have little problem with. Now if they became product Ads, that's something I don't want to see.

Further, the current implementation at channel 500 is a problem...at least in my eyes. We have a limited amount of space for guide slots and using all but one for programming Ads seems kinda inefficient to me. They should have broken them up. Put HBO Ad before the HBO channels, the same for Showtime, Starz, etc. and it would be less intrusive and probably would generate less complaints.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:04 AM

At some point recently my DVR took on an update that changed the guide.

It is now so full of advertisements it's practically useless. All of the additional artwork makes the guide extremely slow and unresponsive to remote commands like page up/dn ect. There is a delay with each new artwork load (which happens every time you change which channel is highlighted in the guide). Multiple pageup/down button presses are now required to get the guide to move.

DirecTV... do you have a clue?

The only big block is by PPV moives and that is for the VOD PPV.

Any ways D* set up is WAY BETTER then what comcast does in there guide.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:17 AM

If it's slowing down your guide scrolling that much you probably have other problems. Sometimes just rebooting the box speeds it up. I have a bunch of HR20's and 1 HR22 and none of them have that problem. They are all fast and responsive. While I don't like the ads (nor do I like ads on the web or on TV) it's something that we have to live with.


I'll make the same comment: All my HRs are very responsive in spite of the ads. I think that hideous UPL causes more slowdowns in the Guide and Playlist than anything else.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:27 AM

I don't like the ad banners but it is only because I am used to seeing a particular block of channels in the guide on a single page and it messes that up.

Zero effect on my guide speed.

I counted a grand total of 9 between ch200 & ch 600... not really that many.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:31 AM

I don't like the ad banners but it is only because I am used to seeing a particular block of channels in the guide on a single page and it messes that up.

Zero effect on my guide speed.

I counted a grand total of 9 between ch200 & ch 600... not really that many.

For me it has an almost unnoticable effect on scroll speed on my HR24 but the HR21 hesitates about half a second to a second before scrolling to a guide page with the ads. It's better than it used to be though.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:19 AM

I have to say I was somewhat taken aback when I saw 5 slots full of promos for the various on demand products they just introduced, but it is only at the beginning of the 500s and it is a new product, so I thought about it and I kind of understand. But man, when your guide only has 6 lines and tons of wasted space, this can't happen very often without making people mad.


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.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:42 AM

I'll make the same comment: All my HRs are very responsive in spite of the ads. I think that hideous UPL causes more slowdowns in the Guide and Playlist than anything else.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 11:06 AM

The ads make me mad as hell. I pay DirecTV a lot of money and still they have to hit me with these BS ads in the guide.

These DirecTV fanboi's who say "it doesn't bother me" are funny. I'm sure their the ones that like to watch the commercials instead of the program. What a joke.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:12 PM

The ads make me mad as hell. I pay DirecTV a lot of money and still they have to hit me with these BS ads in the guide.

These DirecTV fanboi's who say "it doesn't bother me" are funny. I'm sure their the ones that like to watch the commercials instead of the program. What a joke.

Although I would prefer the ads weren't there, they really don't bother me. Its like the big discussion on the TV Mail Icon. Its pretty easy to ignore both. And as many of us do, we just give our opinions, some good and some bad. And I do record almost everything just so I can skip commercials.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:18 PM

The ads make me mad as hell. I pay DirecTV a lot of money and still they have to hit me with these BS ads in the guide.

These DirecTV fanboi's who say "it doesn't bother me" are funny. I'm sure their the ones that like to watch the commercials instead of the program. What a joke.


What really kills me is I pay a lot of money in city, state and federal taxes and I still have to see those damned billboards all over the highways. They even have ads inside Giants' Stadium and those tickets cost a small fortune! Sumpin's gotta give!

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:35 PM

The ads make me mad as hell. I pay DirecTV a lot of money and still they have to hit me with these BS ads in the guide.

These DirecTV fanboi's who say "it doesn't bother me" are funny. I'm sure their the ones that like to watch the commercials instead of the program. What a joke.


So what do you do, sit around and watch the Guide? :lol:

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