"Channels I Get" Issues - Q4 2008 Edition

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. MasterChef

    MasterChef Godfather

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    Mar 31, 2008
    I have Total Choice Plus, HD Access, HD Extra, HBO, Showtime, Hotpass.

    These are PPV that show up in "channels I get". I end up removing them from my custom list. When I want to see them I toggle the guide to "All Channels".

    117-199
    579
    786
    787

    These channels were ones that are used to purchase items from DirecTV. Message of "This purchase exceeds the spending limit ($0.00) you set." was displayed. (I have it set to zero on purpose.)

    106
    109
    111
    589
    590
    591
    592
    593
    594
    595
    596
    597
    598
    599

    These return a 721 not purchased message:
    438
    443
    616
    631
    684-1
    681
    752-768-1
    9561-9574

    Game Loading channels - 9901-9926

    These give me a black screen: (most said "upcoming" or "to be announced" but since I don't have the Sports package I would expect the ones I am not subscribed to, to be omitted.)

    92-98
    210
    211
    221
    315
    321
    322
    323
    448-1
    449-1
    477
    478
    479
    573
    578
    580
    582
    609
    609-1
    611
    615
    615-1
    617
    617-1
    622
    623
    623-1
    625
    625-1
    636
    636-1
    637
    637-1
    638
    638-1
    640-1
    641
    641-1
    643
    643-1
    648-1
    649 (727 - not available in your area)
    650
    651
    652
    654-1
    655
    655-1
    656-1
    661-1
    662-1
    664
    667
    669-1
    672
    672-1
    673
    673-1
    677
    677-1
    678
    678-1
    679
    679-1
    680
    681-1
    682-1
    693
    696-1
    697
    697-1
    698-1
    699
    699-1
    700
    702-718-1
    750-1
    769-1
    788
    789
    790
    791
    792
    793
     
  2. phatmatt1215

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    I do not subscribe to the NFL Sunday Ticket. I have a Wishlist set up for the Green Bay Packers. Whenever there is a game to record, it's always listed on the NFL Sunday Ticket channels, even though I don't subscribe to them.
     
  3. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

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    Aug 19, 2006
    I subscribe to the Old Total Choice Package(grandfathered late 2006/early 2007), HD Access, Starz, Showtime, Sunday Ticket with Superfan.

    The Channels I Get/Could Get I have issues with are:

    UHD (74)- works correctly on 259
    HDNM(78,552)
    DIY(230)
    STYL(235)
    FMC(258)
    HINT(271)
    LOGO(272)
    OVTN(274)
    ID (285)
    PLGNHD(286)
    MILT(287)
    SPRT(295)
    BOOM(298)
    NKTN(302)
    HDNet Alternative/Dallas Mavericks Channel(306-1)
    GAC(326)
    BETJ(330)
    PLDAHD(332)
    VH1C(337)
    HISE(443)
    MLS (448-1, 449-1)
    HDNM (552)
    PTNW(573,578)
    PBTV(589,590)
    BUY6(591,592)
    CLPS(594)
    REAL(595)
    JUCY(596)
    FRSH(597)
    SEXX(598)
    HUST(599)
    CBSCHD(613)
    MTN(616,616-1)
    YESHD(631)
    FNSFHD(654-1)
    NBA League Pass(764,764-1)
    ESPN Game Plan(788-793)
    Nascar (794,799)
    Nascar Driver Channels(795-798)

    XM(813,823,824,825,828,830,831,837,839,841,844,855,867,871,872,874,875,876,879

    XM Business(9561-9574)
     
  4. Tech_1438

    Tech_1438 Legend

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    Jun 1, 2008
    Package:
    Choice Extra
    HD access
    DVR service
    HBO
    Starz
    NFL Sunday Ticket
    Nascar HotPass
    MLB EI


    Channels that are in Channels I Get, but give me a 721 Channel not purchased when tuned


    74 UHD
    78 HDNM

    306-1 HDN alt

    332 PLADHD

    443 hise
    448-1
    449-1

    477
    478
    479

    539 sho3hd
    542 extrahd

    552 hdnm

    613 CBSCHD
    616 mtn
    622 stsa
    631 yeshd
    636 nya
    636-1 nya
    637 nya
    637-1 nya
    638 nya
    638-1 nya
    640-1 mas
    641 msn2
    641-1 mas
    643 CSNa
    643-1 CSNa
    647 fss
    647-1 fsn
    648 fssa
    648-1 fss
    649
    650
    651
    652
    654-1
    655
    655-1
    656-1
    658
    660-1
    661-1
    662-1
    664
    666
    666-1
    667
    669-1
    672
    672-1
    673
    673-1
    677
    677-1
    678
    678-1
    679
    681-1
    682-1
    684
    684-1
    693
    696-1
    697-1
    698-1
    699
    699-1
     
  5. moghedien

    moghedien Legend

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    Dec 3, 2007
    Package: Total Choice + w/HD access; RSN-FSN-Southwest

    74 UHD
    78 HDNM
    443 HISE
    448-1 MLSHD
    449-1 MLSHD
    539 Sho3HD
    542 EXTRHD
    552 HDNM

    Regional Sport Networks
    616
    616-1
    622
    631
    636
    636-1
    637
    637-1
    638
    638-1
    640-1
    641
    641-1
    648
    648-1
    649
    650
    651
    652
    654-1
    655
    655-1
    656-1
    658
    660-1
    662-1
    664
    666
    666-1
    667
    669-1
    672
    672-1
    673
    673-1
    679
    679-1
    681-1
    682-1
    684
    684-1
    693
    696-1
    697
    697-1
    698-1
    699
    699-1

    League Pass
    700-725
    750
    764
    764-1
    786-793
     
  6. Juppers

    Juppers Icon

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    1
    Oct 26, 2006
    Premier with HD access

    Took 55 minutes to make this list, thanks to the slow performance of the HR2x receivers.

    74
    78
    110
    203
    263
    289
    306-1
    310
    332
    349
    443
    444-1
    445-1
    446-1
    447-1
    448-1
    449-1
    477
    478
    479
    552
    573
    574
    578
    579
    580
    630
    658
    700
    701
    702
    702-1
    703
    703-1
    704
    704-1
    705
    705-1
    706
    706-1
    707
    707-1
    708
    708-1
    709
    709-1
    710
    710-1
    711
    711-1
    712
    712-1
    713
    713-1
    714
    714-1
    715
    715-1
    716
    716-1
    717
    717-1
    718
    718-1
    720
    721
    722
    723
    724
    725
    764
    764-1
    786
    787
    788
    789
    790
    791
    792
    793
    870
    873
    876
    877
    9561
    9562
    9563
    9564
    9565
    9566
    9567
    9568
    9569
    9570
    9571
    9572
    9573
    9574
    9901
    9902
    9903
    9904
    9905
    9906
    9907
    9908
    9909
    9910
    9911
    9912
    9913
    9921
    9922
    9923
    9924
    9925
    9926
     
  7. GeorgeLV

    GeorgeLV Godfather

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    Jan 1, 2006
    Currently sub to Choice + HD Access

    Hide SD duplicates is set to ON, so I may be missing some addition errors.

    There have been major improvements to CIR, but I still have some channels incorrectly highlighted in the guide as if they were available.

    74 - Universal HD *still wrong*
    78 - HDNet Movies *still wrong*

    [strike]208 - ESPN Classic[/strike] fixed
    [strike]230 - DIY[/strike] fixed
    [strike]235 - Style[/strike] fixed
    [strike]250 - Fox Reality[/strike] fixed
    [strike]251 - Oxygen[/strike] fixed
    [strike]257 - Chiller[/strike] fixed
    [strike]258 - Fox Movie Channel[/strike] fixed
    [strike]271 - History International[/strike] fixed
    [strike]272 - Logo[/strike] fixed
    [strike]274 - Ovation[/strike] fixed
    [strike]279 - Discovery Health[/strike] added to Choice
    285 - Investigation Discovery *still wrong*
    286 - Planet Green HD *still wrong*

    [strike]287 - Military Channel[/strike] fixed
    [strike]295 - PBS Sprout[/strike] fixed
    [strike]298 - Boomerang[/strike] fixed
    [strike]302 - Nicktoons[/strike] fixed
    [strike]307 - WGN[/strike] fixed
    [strike]308 - Sleuth[/strike] fixed
    [strike]326 - GAC[/strike] fixed
    [strike]330 - BETJ[/strike] fixed
    332 - Palladia *still wrong*
    [strike]337 - VH1 Classic[/strike] fixed
    [strike]354 - G4[/strike] fixed
    539 - Showtime Showcase HD *still wrong*
    542 - Showtime Extreme HD *still wrong*
    552 - HDNet Movies *still wrong*

    [strike]613 - CBS College Sports[/strike] fixed

    Also various issues with channels in the RSNs, Sirius XM radio, private network, etc. range.
     
  8. Strejcek

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    Sep 27, 2006
    I subscribe to the Premier package, HD access package, and the HD everything package, so there's not too many channels I do not get. I would first of all love to see an option to be able to hide all the PPV channels, the paid sports subscription channels I don't get, the porn channels, and the duplicate mpeg2 HD channels in the 70s. With that here's the list of channels I don't get that are showing up in my guide.

    443 - HISE
    573 - PTNW
    574 - PTNW
    578 - PTNW
    870 - SONC Fiesta Tropical
    873 - SONC Regional Mexican
    876 - SONC Mariachi
    877 - SONC Carnaval Brasilero
    9561 - XM for Business Pop2K
    9562 - XM for Business Lithium
    9563 - XM for Business The Blend
    9564 - XM for Business Top 20 on 20
    9566 - XM for Business The 70s
    9567 - XM for Business The Loft
    9568 - XM for Business Roadhouse
    9569 - XM for Business A Taste of Italy
    9570 - XM for Business The Pulse
    9571 - XM for Business Sirius XM Love
    9572 - XM for Business Prime Country
    9573 - XM for Business The Spectrum
    9574 - XM for Business Watercolors
    9901- 9926 Game Channels

    I also have showing in my guide channels for NFL Sunday Ticket as well as MLS, none of which I subscribe to.
     
  9. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

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    Aug 19, 2006
    The HD channels in the 70s will likely disappear before there will be an option to hide the 70s
     
  10. jahgreen

    jahgreen Godfather

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    Dec 15, 2006
    OK, I was bored with a football game so I surveyed my CIG. I have the old Total Choice package grandfathered, HBO and Showtime, plus HD access.

    Here are the channels listed in CIG that I don’t get:

    74 UHD
    78 HDNM
    92-96
    103
    203 Ohio
    285 ID
    286 PLGNHD
    310 Ohio
    332 PLDA HD
    349 Ohio
    443 HISE
    478 DTV
    552 HDNM
    573
    578

    A bunch of RSNs:

    616
    616-1
    617
    617-1
    631
    636
    636-1
    637
    637-1
    638
    638-1
    640-1
    641
    641-1
    643
    643-1
    647
    647-1
    648
    648-1
    649
    650
    652
    654-1
    655
    655-1
    656-1
    658
    660-1
    661-1
    662-1
    664
    666
    666-1
    669-1
    672
    672-1
    673
    673-1
    677
    677-1
    678
    678-1
    679
    679-1
    681-1
    682-1
    684
    684-1
    693
    698-1
    699
    699-1

    In the 700s, CIG lists all of the subscription sports, although I subscribe to none of them.

    XM:

    823
    824
    825
    828
    829
    831
    837
    839
    841
    844
    848
    867
    868
    869
    870
    873
    876
    877

    Other than that, CIG is completely accurate. :rolleyes:
     
  11. BillyBob_jcv

    BillyBob_jcv Legend

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    Feb 11, 2006
    It's been a long time since I've even looked at CIG - I don't want the XM or PPV to clutter up the guide, so between that and the fact that it's never been close to correct, I've never bothered with it.
     
  12. Juppers

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    Oct 26, 2006
    Now that they have had another 3 months plus of "more effort" why is this still not resolved? How many years does it take to get the receiver to know the channels it can and can not get?
     
  13. Syzygy

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    It depends on how long it takes to get the marketing arm of D* to stop dictating their "dogma" to the developers.
     
  14. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

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    Aug 19, 2006
    Stuart, have you heard about a status update on this?
     
  15. 408SJC

    408SJC Legend

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    Sep 4, 2006
    It would be a great feature for D* to put on there website or for networked boxes to have a setting that would change all the customized channels in the guide all at the same time. With the starz preview coming up and having turned off my premiums, I would like to take advantage of it and setting up each box individually can become tedious. Because I just got finished setting up each box to have the same channels in the guide, I don't really want to change each one by itself again until I change my package.
     
  16. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Salem, OR
    Imagine living in a household where each receiver is set differently and how that might be maintained.

    To date, DIRECTV has taken a decidedly unidirectional approach to remote programming so I'm not sure that it makes sense that they would make content and/or preference information available through the Internet.

    It has been previously suggested that USB flash drives might be used to accomplish this goal, but to date, the USB port's use seems to be limited to serial control and I don't recall that there is a menu command in the serial control command set. I certainly wouldn't want to attempt a macro to add and delete channels from a favorites list.

    DISH's bi-directional programming system (SlingGuide) doesn't currently support modifying receiver preferences remotely, but DISH uses the IR blaster feature (not available in current DIRECTV boxes) with a special learning remote to accomplish this kind of task.
     
  17. 408SJC

    408SJC Legend

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    Sep 4, 2006
    USB seems it would be easiest to impliment. Since moving from a sort of frat style house with 14 boxes and a sportsbar addon ( Which was cool and wish I still had ) It is actually much easier now than it was because I left only my 4 hr20's on my account. But since i now commute and gone from the house most of the day for 6 days a week I have no time to do anything
     
  18. dcowboy7

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    i still chuckle whenever i see this thread come back up.
     
  19. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    You would think that it would have been addressed long ago.
     
  20. kevinwmsn

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    Aug 19, 2006
    I would think so too, Being able to see the correct channels in CIG List would be a Basic functionality of the reciever.
     

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