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Channels I Get Issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by inkahauts, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. KyL416

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    Not sure if this was the case nationwide or only in the NYC area where the big 4 locals are a remap of the channels in the 390s, but CW East (which is the DC affiliate) was removed from the CIG list. Also more of the Private broadcasts in the 570s and 9500s are no longer listed.

    The 600s and 700s will probably continue to be a mess until they decide to stop classifying the sports packages as PPV channels in the guide since the bulk of them are remaps of the RSNs. The RSN Alternates throw another mess in it since, outside of the dedicated channels, it's possible for any of them to be the one that carries an extra feed for your area or an alternate game if you're not in the main region of the feed.

    Even though it's a few months later, to the person who listed the 480s-490s, those are the UEFA, La Liga and Rugby channels and are available to anyone in Choice or above, unfortunately the actual program details don't show up until a day or two before the games which give viewers the false impression that there's nothing they can get on them if they check them on days when there's no game. Whenever there is a game, the Rugby channel is usually active on weekends from 3am - 11am ET (unlike NBC and Universal Sports, DirecTV provides the games live). The UEFA channels are active in the afternoon whenever there's a game or tournament going on.
     
  2. Joe Spears

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    I had 394 listed with CIG selected (& not in NYC) so it was probably nationwide in there CIG database system. I updated my post above with the recent ones that have been fixed (and some additional ones that were NOT listed before).

    Oh okay thanks, was unaware they were included, I also noticed back on pg. 1 some others listed them as ones they shouldn't be receiving.


    Also, I was wondering has CIG ever worked for hiding VOD channels you can't access based on your subscription?
    I don't even know if the Browse by Channel list on VOD pages can even be configured as such but I have never seen any VOD hid from the guide..
     
  3. Richjr42

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    I Have Choice Ultimate/Locals/HD Extra Pack/All Movie Channels/Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket.
     
  4. JoeTheDragon

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    Well the alt feeds / some of the out market feeds are remaps of PPV channels and at times you see PPV movies in the guild on the alt channels.

    also there is mess of blackout rules to deal as well in some areas you get all but one team on a RSN
     
  5. lparsons21

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    Well it is now officially a new year and CIG still doesn't work. So much for that high priority and all. :(

    And the others on your list, USB & ESATA needs to change too. We know that USB can work as some reported it did work for awhile in some forums. And there is no reason the external hd can't be tied to the account, not the receiver, and be an add not a replace.
     
  6. Alan Gordon

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    I deleted Fox Soccer Channel from my list now that I can receive it in my package.
     
  7. mrdobolina

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    It seems like "CIG" doesn't even work on DIRECTV's website! I currently subscribe to the "Choice Xtra Classic" package, and I am considering either going down to to "Xtra" or perhaps moving up to "Ultimate", so I am trying to compare channels on directv.com. As I'm browsing through, I see pretty big discrepancies of what I actually get vs. what their website says are available in my package. For instance, I live in Denver, and the first thing I see is that it says I currently don't get Altitude (1 of our RSNs) but that it is available in Xtra and Ultimate. Last I checked, I do get Altitude. BabyTV was another one just like that. Disney Jr?? Haven't tuned to it in awhile, but I'm pretty sure I can view it. A couple of big ones are FXM and FXX. I know for a fact that I get those, yet the website says "No, you don't".

    Not a big deal, however is there a spreadsheet out there anywhere that lists the channels included in each package, much like the website does? Or a way I can print out what's on the website so I can write in what I actually get and make a true comparison?
     
  8. inkahauts

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    It seems like "CIG" doesn't even work on DIRECTV's website! I currently subscribe to the "Choice Xtra Classic" package, and I am considering either going down to to "Xtra" or perhaps moving up to "Ultimate", so I am trying to compare channels on directv.com. As I'm browsing through, I see pretty big discrepancies of what I actually get vs. what their website says are available in my package. For instance, I live in Denver, and the first thing I see is that it says I currently don't get Altitude (1 of our RSNs) but that it is available in Xtra and Ultimate. Last I checked, I do get Altitude. BabyTV was another one just like that. Disney Jr?? Haven't tuned to it in awhile, but I'm pretty sure I can view it. A couple of big ones are FXM and FXX. I know for a fact that I get those, yet the website says "No, you don't".

    Not a big deal, however is there a spreadsheet out there anywhere that lists the channels included in each package, much like the website does? Or a way I can print out what's on the website so I can write in what I actually get and make a true comparison?


    Double check your zip code in the channel finder, I'd even surf the site in an incognito browser so you know its not linking to your account. Is it possible you have an old package and therefore it may not show right? How long have you been n e package you have now?


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  9. trh

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    I think when he said "I currently subscribe to the 'Choice Extra Classic' package," he answered that question.
     
  10. mrdobolina

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    I do have an older package, however the thing that is strange is that Altitude shows as available for current Choice Xtra and Choice Ultimate, but not for my "grandfathered" package. Also, FXX and FXM are totally viewable by me and always have been, but the site says my grandfathered package does not get them.

    I just find it funny that even their website doesn't actually show the "Channels I Get". :grin:

    Like I said, it's not a huge deal, but if there were a spreadsheet out there that someone here had built or a way to print out the channel lineups from the DTV website that would be ideal so I could do a "real" side by side comparison without having to tune to the channels that I think I get to make sure I actually do get them.
     
  11. cypherx

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    I do not subscribe to any sports packages, but I can tell you all the sports related channels from 600 to 793 still show up as channels I get. Tuning to one like YES HD for example displays the call click or text order screen.

    Choice Xtra
    HBO
    Showtime
    HD Extra Pack


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  12. JoeTheDragon

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    Well that may have to do with the remapping, the fact that some times you can get an RSN channel but not all games on it, stuff like NFL ST that has PPV day passes and so on.
     
  13. cypherx

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    I changed my fav list to channels I get today to see the Cinemax free preview. I noticed that encore action HD appears between Cinemax and Showtimes. Thinking maybe it was part of the free preview, I tuned to it and got the call click or txt to order screen.

    It goes from
    523 MAXLHD (free preview)
    541 EACTHD (not subscribed)
    545 SHOeHD (I subscribe to this)
     
  14. cypherx

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    Oh also 341 ELREY shows up but it says to call click or text.
     
  15. coolman302003

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    I still have many additional Foreign Language channels appear (most from the 119°W) with Channels I Get selected in the guide that I do not receive with my programming. Some of these are newly added channels but the majority are leftover from the free preview of EN ESPAÑOL back in September (which is when many additional ones were added to CIG list). Since they still appear I am going to list them below.

    411 Telefe
    412 mexicanal
    415 regional music tv
    416 nuestra tele
    418 ntn24
    420 estudio 5
    422 cine estelar
    423 cinelatino
    426-1 copa euroamericana
    430 hola tv
    431 Peru magico
    433 bandamax
    434 television dominicana
    435 natgeo mundo
    437 tv chile
    438 ecuavisa internacional
    445 mtv tres
    446 canal 22 Mexico internacional
    449 cine Sony
    450 viendomovies
    451 de pelicula
    452 de pelicula Clasico
    453 FOROtv
    454 Univision tlnovelas
    457 Ecuador tv
    458 Time Warner Cable Deportes
    462 cine Mexicano
    873 SonicTap: regional Mexican
    2102 GZ television
     
  16. samthegam

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    I just changed from Premier to Preferred Xtra and the customer service rep said the sport channels in the 600's would grey out in a couple hours. I have noticed only a couple have greyed out but most of the channels are still showing up in CIG. Most of them refer me to the page to subscribe to the channels but some actually tune in I am guessing because of the XTRA free preview this week.

    Today I noticed 390 CBSEHD is showing up under channels I get. Selecting it gets to text, call subscribe screen. I do get the west coast feeds since I receive the Los Angeles locals.
     

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