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Directv.com misleading/needs fixed


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#1 OFFLINE   SCDishMan2006

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 03:41 AM

If you go to Directv.com and select DVR under products, the web page is titled "DirecTV DVR with Tivo." The URL of the page is:

http://www.directv.c...magine/TIVO.jsp

However, the page clearly shows the R15 as what's being offered. Very misleading.

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#2 OFFLINE   boba

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:39 AM

Complain to D* we have no control over their web pages.

#3 OFFLINE   JLucPicard

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:40 AM

Either I'm missing something or it's been fixed already or the original post is incorrect, but when I go to that page, either through the link above or by navigating on D*s web site, I see no mention at all of TiVo, except the "TIVO.jsp" at the end of the page address.

All I see is DIRECTV DVR. Ya, what boba said.

#4 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:43 AM

The <title="text">

What shows up in the Title bar, still says "With TiVo"

Been that way since Novemember when the R15 has been released.

I have sent at least 2 messages via their "contact" page, on DirecTV Forums, and mentioned it to my contact.
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#5 OFFLINE   JLucPicard

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:47 AM

Gotcha. I never look at the title bar when I'm browsing, so I didn't think to look there.

#6 OFFLINE   Rkw1111

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 01:22 PM

Also, the pdf file for troubleshooting the R15 makes numerous mentions of Tivo

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:51 PM

The <title="text">

What shows up in the Title bar, still says "With TiVo"

Been that way since Novemember when the R15 has been released.

I have sent at least 2 messages via their "contact" page, on DirecTV Forums, and mentioned it to my contact.


Kinda weird they wouldnt want tivo completely off their website. I guess it must not be on top of their list like giving out people's personal information on company literature was :)

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 08:29 PM

Heres another example. If you look at the URL for the XM channels listings it still has music choice in it.


http://www.directv.c...escriptions.jsp
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 01:10 PM

Heres another example. If you look at the URL for the XM channels listings it still has music choice in it.


http://www.directv.c...escriptions.jsp



it is annoying things like that, that shows a company is either not 100% professional and/or too cheap to hire a person to "fact check" things

alos, everyday on i forget 237 or 238 they have a title come up, directv with tivo is here ,,,,,,, but no program on it, for a provider tryin to disavow tivo, they certainly are fouling up alot

#10 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:34 PM

Just because the name of a computer file is the name of an old product.

It isn't Fact Checking... it is Q/A roles... BUT... it is a VERY VERY consitant issue accross websites, that are designed with hard coded links instead of using a dymanic generation system.

You update the content of a page, but keep the old name. Thus all the cross links to that information still work.

Normally those types of things are corrected until an overhall is done.
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#11 OFFLINE   iamme4everup

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:54 PM

Just because the name of a computer file is the name of an old product.

It isn't Fact Checking... it is Q/A roles... BUT... it is a VERY VERY consitant issue accross websites, that are designed with hard coded links instead of using a dymanic generation system.

You update the content of a page, but keep the old name. Thus all the cross links to that information still work.

Normally those types of things are corrected until an overhall is done.


well we ALLEGEDLY just go an all new direct website = major overghaul.. why no fix ?????????????

#12 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 03:15 PM

If you think that is a "major" overhaul....

That was just some updates to some graphics, and standardizing some text standards.
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#13 OFFLINE   iamme4everup

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 03:36 PM

If you think that is a "major" overhaul....

That was just some updates to some graphics, and standardizing some text standards.


I WAS BEING RUDE when i said it was a major overhaul BECAUSE in january 2005 i got an email from direct crowing about the hddvr and r15 coming summer, and for the website to be COMPLETELYN REDONE.

another broken promise and to add, their time frame was 9 months late for minor changes

#14 OFFLINE   CCarncross

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:34 PM

Earl, what is the deal here? Is this what/who I think it is?

iamme, its a website, it carries the same weight as a flyer in the news or mail, its not a legal document, typos, errors, etc,, are not binding in any way, please lighten up a little...

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 09:33 PM

Earl, what is the deal here? Is this what/who I think it is?

iamme, its a website, it carries the same weight as a flyer in the news or mail, its not a legal document, typos, errors, etc,, are not binding in any way, please lighten up a little...


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