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Will D* Ever Have Channel Logos in the Grid?


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#41 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

Yes, I could do that, but I never use quicktune and don't own any apple products.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

I would agree with you, IF the locals had ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX instead of KDFW, KXAS, WFAA, and KTVT. I have no idea what those are.


The channel number doesn't do it for you? Well, there goes all the money they've spent on their branding campaigns.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

The channel number doesn't do it for you? Well, there goes all the money they've spent on their branding campaigns.


The fake channel numbers that they not only build their branding around but also set up their technology to fake in the digital world.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

The fake channel numbers that they not only build their branding around but also set up their technology to fake in the digital world.


Cause that is a lot easier than trying to get everyone to relearn their channel numbers after the digital switch.....

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

I would agree with you, IF the locals had ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX instead of KDFW, KXAS, WFAA, and KTVT. I have no idea what those are.


I do not remember the call signs of my local stations, either, but I do know that PBS is 4, CBS is 5, ABC is 11, NBC is 17, and Fox is 50. I even know that 22 is CW, 28 is My Network TV, 40 is Univision, and 47 is ION, even though I never watch those.

I do not look at the guide to find out which number is which network. I only look at the guide to find out what is on at the time. If I find something that peaks my interest, I do not care what the channel name is - I just hit "ok" and I am there.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

Cause that is a lot easier than trying to get everyone to relearn their channel numbers after the digital switch.....


Doesn't seem to help people who need an icon to find ABC in their own home...
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

Total clutter. That looks nasty.


I would find it very useful to use the channel logo's. I like it alot and wondered if Directv would change the guide to that. Hopefully some day they will.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

The channel number doesn't do it for you? Well, there goes all the money they've spent on their branding campaigns.


Nope.

I still know which channel numbers are what station in Detroit, even though I haven't lived in that Market in 30 years, but I don't know the Dallas stations after being here 12 years. I've had a DVR since moving here and don't even pay attention to that type of thing - and I don't watch the local news which probably accounts for how most people know them (i.e. News8, etc.)

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

I think it looks cleaner without the logos. I don't like the multi-colored jumble that is the Dish guide.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

I'm definitely spoiled living in the NYC market where we have these stations - try to guess what networks they are owned by? WCBS, WNBC, WABC

The other two networks are on WNYW (Fox) and WPIX (CW), so out of towers staying in hotels would benefit from the logo here, for sure.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

I don't see an issue with how this looks:

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Thats gorgeous is that 6 channels and 2 & 1/2 hrs in that guide? That's innovative and absolutely amazing wish Directv had this.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

Thats gorgeous is that 6 channels and 2 & 1/2 hrs in that guide? That's innovative and absolutely amazing wish Directv had this.


Nice graphic, but I do believe it's a professionally done web image.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:23 PM

Nice graphic, but I do believe it's a professionally done web image.


Search the Internet for other pictures of the guide. They look the same.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

When I get to my local shop, I'll try to take some actual screenshots to post. However, I think the Dish GUI is superior to the DirecTV from what I've been finding. That said, a GUI is not a deal breaker - just an important consideration.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

When I get to my local shop, I'll try to take some actual screenshots to post. However, I think the Dish GUI is superior to the DirecTV from what I've been finding. That said, a GUI is not a deal breaker - just an important consideration.


Meh. I prefer simple and clean. Flashy does little for me.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

Whether one GUI is better thn another is most definitely subjective.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

Search the Internet for other pictures of the guide. They look the same.


Not sure what point you're making.

My caution was that a pro image of X will generally make an amateur, cellphone shot of a screen of Y look like shinola.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

FWIW, I will always hold out hope for DirecTV adding channel logos in the Guide (and Playlist/To Do List/Series Manager, etc.).

For those who don't like them, DirecTV used to have other manufacturers that offered the ability to turn them off.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

Thats gorgeous is that 6 channels and 2 & 1/2 hrs in that guide? That's innovative and absolutely amazing wish Directv had this.


This is only available on DISH's VIP920 receiver, on their other receivers the program guide is light blue on gray, with no logos. Though, this guide also does show 2.5 hours, as well.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

I would be happy with a lighter background and darker foreground for the DTV programming guide; ideally let the customer choose their own colors. Also, increase the time span to 2.5 hours; just like their web version. Also, one would have the capability to turn off the channel advertising in the guide. Finally, the ability to see the program description without having to hit "More info" when viewing clicking on a program in the guide.

As for logs, they look nice, but take up room that could be better used to increase the time period one is viewing in the guide.




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