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DIRECTV ScoreGuide

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. tuskvt

    tuskvt New Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    I have the opposite problem. I have a HD H21-200 receiver and Toshiba HD 4:3 standard aspect ratio TV. When I am watching HD wide-screen sports programming on a channel that has ScoreGuide enabled (i.e. NESN), my image is stretched vertically (distorted). Pressing the Format button on the remote has no affect, but when I press Exit the picture goes back to wide-screen.

    Before I discovered that it was related to ScoreGuide and the Exit button 'workaround', I had called DirecTV a couple times to complain. They acknowledge it was an issue they were aware of and are working on it. The second time I complained they offered me 3 months of free HD Extra.

    The feature is cool, but they need to fix the formatting problems.

  2. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Why can't this be on TNT during the NBA playoffs?
  3. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    From the press release it sounds like they will only be on Sports Channels, meaning full time ones.
  4. May 2, 2009 #144 of 184

    EricG Godfather

    Mar 28, 2002
    To me, that defeats the purpose of an interactive score guide. I want to be able to watch NON-Sports channels and programs like House MD, or Law and Order on any channel and keep up to the minute on sports scores.
    C'mon DirecTV, get this working on ALL channels at any time.
  5. May 2, 2009 #145 of 184

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    per a previous post it eventually will:

    "....it will be available on all channels, just not via the red button. It will require Internet access, and it will only work on the H2x (excluding H20) and HR2x."
  6. May 3, 2009 #146 of 184

    RaMMaN Cool Member

    Sep 20, 2007
    I dont like it on my H20-100
    it pops up a lot and since they added it my box is slow

    I want to know if there is a way to turn it off
  7. May 3, 2009 #147 of 184
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
  8. May 6, 2009 #148 of 184

    JDubbs413 Icon

    Sep 4, 2007
    Awesome addition DirecTV. I love it.
  9. May 6, 2009 #149 of 184

    Piratefan98 Icon

    Mar 11, 2008
    So far, I don't like it. I would love to be able to turn it off.

    Scores are nice, but all the bugs, limited funcitionality of certain buttons, glacially slow response timesto switching channels, etc. make it a dud for me.

    Note to DirecTV .... it would be nice to test drive these things a bit before flinging them on everyone.

  10. May 7, 2009 #150 of 184

    jerseyreef AllStar

    Jun 8, 2007
    I think it's great! I can easily move between sporting events just by going to the channel sub section under each score. Beats the "mix" channel by a long shot...

    Two thumbs up....


    - JerseyReef - Mike
  11. May 8, 2009 #151 of 184

    Surveyor40 DBSTalk Club Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    Awesome feature, caught myself using Scoreguide on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago this week. Way to go D*.
  12. Blitz68

    Blitz68 Hall Of Fame

    Apr 19, 2006
    Great feature.... but I found a flaw.

    If you have it up and hit EXIT on the remote you cannot bring it up again unless you tune to another channel and back.
  13. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    You can just toggle GUIDE open and closed to reload ScoreGuide, so you won't even lose the buffer if you're using a DVR.
  14. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    This is a nice feature.

    But media share won't work with it. Please fix this because now media share won't work on half the channels out there it seems as any Interactive channel blocks it. As more and more interactive stuff rolls out it will get to the point that media share won't work at all.
  15. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Dont hit EXIT. :lol:
  16. xzi

    xzi Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Ya this has been true of all DIRECTV interactive stuff on a channel since I've used it.
  17. bayrider

    bayrider AllStar

    Jul 24, 2006
    I hate the scoreguide. The receiver renders useless for a good 2-3 seconds until the box shows up at the bottom of the screen and only then does the receiver respond to my inputs, and it does this both for my R15 and my H20. This is especially annoying when someone like myself likes to flip through the many different games during the day.
  18. Jun 2, 2009 #158 of 184

    vansmack Godfather

    Aug 14, 2006
    Great feature, but there should be a little more thought put into which channels it's available on.

    One channel in particular is the MLB Mix Channel (720-1). Now with Scoreguide added to it, I can't use the arrows to change the audio of the games I want to listen to. I only get the audio from the first game, and the scoreguide is a little redindant seeing as how the score of nearly every game is already displayed on the screen.
  19. Jun 2, 2009 #159 of 184

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I'm not sure if this is now universal on all receivers, but give this a shot: Press EXIT at any time when the Scoreguide feature has taken control. This disables the interactive app (ScoreGuide) so that you can do things like change audio options.

    If you want to enable ScoreGuide again, just hit GUIDE and EXIT. When you return to the live channel, ScoreGuide will be reloaded.
  20. Jun 3, 2009 #160 of 184
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    I can't say for sure, but that would probably disable the interactive app running the mix channel as well.

    On my receivers, ScoreGuide doesn't interfere with the mix channel interactive features at all. I suspect vansmack is having the problem on an H2x, which is known for interactive issues. DirecTV is working on them, though.

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