Duplicate SD channels not hiding

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by danielmak, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. danielmak

    danielmak New Member

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    Per the subject line, I recently canceled my En Espanol package and added the Futbol Deportes (or whatever it is called) package. Although my settings show "hide duplicate SD channels," these channels are still showing for Fox Deportes and ESPN Deportes. Normally I wouldn't care except that I set the DVR to record Fox Deportes and accidentally chose SD. Any tips about another way to remove the duplicates?
     
  2. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    The "hide SD duplicates" is only able to hide MPEG2 SD duplicates. Those channels are MPEG4 SD, so the hiding doesn't work. Maybe they will fix that in a future update, but for now there isn't any way to do that.
     
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  3. studechip

    studechip Godfather

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    So maybe it should really be called "hide mpeg2 duplicates"?
     
  4. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    REASON: before All Channels SD channels were mpeg2 --So moving ahead None will ever be able to be hidden and with a D*sale I would not expect any improvement as --Cost cutting heads will begin to roll
     
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    This presumes that the MPEG4 transition moves ahead. I see their approach (as stated and in practice) as having been more of a "waiting for all SD customers to replace their old receivers" kind of a situation.
     
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  6. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    The cost would be minimal, all they have to do is add some sort of "HD" flag (if there isn't already one) to their guide data, or rely on the channel numbers - i.e. when there's a 666 and 666-1 they know the channel is duplicated and figure out which one to eliminate.

    They haven't done it yet because this is the first time they've ever had a MPEG4 SD duplicate. Surely they have more important issues to fix you'd rather see addressed before bothering with this?
     
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  7. dtv757

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    ahh i was wondering this cause some channels in 400 are duplicate

    like 410, 465, 466
     
  8. dtv757

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    I now see a duplicate of 405 never noticed that before


    Thanks all for explaining

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