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Get rid of the mess in the guide about Viacom!


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#1 OFFLINE   raott

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:34 PM

For every Viacom channel you see the channel, the -1 alert channel and then a banner for "more info". Its obnoxious, get rid of it.
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#2 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:35 PM

Call them and tell them.
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:37 PM

For every Viacom channel you see the channel, the -1 alert channel and then a banner for "more info". Its obnoxious, get rid of it.


It is called favorites. I don't see them at all since I don't have the channels in my favorites.
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#4 OFFLINE   raott

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:40 PM

It is called favorites. I don't see them at all since I don't have the channels in my favorites.


No, it's called a company using common sense and seeing how obtrusive it is.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:46 PM

No, it's called a company using common sense and seeing how obtrusive it is.


Yeah cause they know which channel you want information on.

Obtrusive? No more than the dozens of PPV channels or the other channels you don't subscribe to.

How do you filter them out? Favorites!
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

Yeah cause they know which channel you want information on.

Obtrusive? No more than the dozens of PPV channels or the other channels you don't subscribe to.

How do you filter them out? Favorites!


Take your favorites off, try to navigate through the guide and report back. On second thought, don't bother because the response will be predictable.

I don't use favorites, I have no desire to use favorites, I simply don't want my guide spammed, channel after channel. Just like I don't want my twitter account spammed by retweets from D* regarding their little spat (but that is another story).
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:00 PM

Take your favorites off, try to navigate through the guide and report back. On second thought, don't bother because the response will be predictable.

I don't use favorites, I have no desire to use favorites, I simply don't want my guide spammed, channel after channel. Just like I don't want my twitter account spammed by retweets from D* regarding their little spat (but that is another story).


Okay then. You don't want to bother to use the dvr as it was designed. I get it.

I have turned favorites off to see them and scrolled through just fine. I didn't even know they were there until I read it on this forum though because I used a feature that makes them go away.

In the same time you took to bitch here, they could have been gone. Effective use of your time.

They will be gone when the channels are back or enough time goes by that it is old news. Believe it or not, there are people who are still finding out about this.

But let's change everything so you don't have to use favorites.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:05 PM

So,the DVR wasn't designed to be used without favorites?

Move along to spin on some other post please.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:09 PM

So,the DVR wasn't designed to be used without favorites?

Move along to spin on some other post please.


By people who want to waste their time going past hundreds of channels they don't want to watch, yes.

You got an answer. You didn't like it. Not spin. I was being helpful.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

By people who want to waste their time going past hundreds of channels they don't want to watch, yes.

You got an answer. You didn't like it. Not spin. I was being helpful.


I watch those channels occasionally, hence no favorites.

And no, you weren't being helpful. Helpful doesn't involve condescending posts. Again, move on to someone else's topic.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:16 PM

Suggesting you call DirecTV and voicing your opinion (which probably won't get them to change anything) or using favorites and removing those channels temporarily, and temporarily unfollowing DirecTV on Twitter are about the only thing we can suggest.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:16 PM

I watch those channels occasionally, hence no favorites.

And no, you weren't being helpful. Helpful doesn't involve condescending posts. Again, move on to someone else's topic.


Fine. Whatever. I gave you an answer. It was not condescending. It was informative. You pissed me off in the way you rejected my answer. Too damned bad.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:17 PM

Suggesting you call DirecTV and voicing your opinion (which probably won't get them to change anything) or using favorites and removing those channels temporarily, and temporarily unfollowing DirecTV on Twitter are about the only thing we can suggest.


Careful.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:34 PM

You pissed me off in the way you rejected my answer. Too damned bad.


Oh please. Grow up.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:39 PM

Oh please. Grow up.


I see. Only you can be offended. Okay. Guess I am grown up now.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:59 PM

For every Viacom channel you see the channel, the -1 alert channel and then a banner for "more info". Its obnoxious, get rid of it.



What's the big deal? Just keep scrolling. It's not that serious dude.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:00 PM

For every Viacom channel you see the channel, the -1 alert channel and then a banner for "more info". Its obnoxious, get rid of it.


Why are you telling this message board this? Call someone that can actually do something about it.:nono2::nono2:
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:01 PM

Yet another Viacom thread that ends in members bickering.

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