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Has DirecTV Given Up on Fixing Channels I Get?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by deltafowler, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Jan 27, 2009 #1 of 111
    deltafowler

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    Perhaps I'm a bit anal about this, but it bugs the heck out of me that they seem to have no intention to fix something so basic and simple.

    Is there anyone working on it anymore?
    About a year ago, I think it was Earl who reported that they were indeed working on the problem and that a fix would gradually be implemented.

    Here I am nearing the end of my commitment with them and that's the ONLY thing that has me considering going back to Dish.

    It irks me to search for programming, only to find that something I wanted to see is on a channel that my receiver thinks I get, but I don't. :mad:
     
  2. Jan 27, 2009 #2 of 111
    Stuart Sweet

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    No they have not given up on it.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2009 #3 of 111
    deltafowler

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    Uh huh.
    Would you like to share any kind of a project ETA or deadline concerning the fix?
     
  4. Jan 27, 2009 #4 of 111
    deltafowler

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    I mean, DISH had it working perfectly 8 years ago.
    Couldn't they get a DISH account under a false identity and just take a peek?
     
  5. Jan 27, 2009 #5 of 111
    Piratefan98

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    I'm sure they're too busy negotiating deals for all those new HD channels that will soon be lit up.

    :p

    Jeff
     
  6. Jan 27, 2009 #6 of 111
    Stuart Sweet

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    Please keep discussion of future HD channels in the "More HD in 2009" thread.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2009 #7 of 111
    hdtvfan0001

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    I guess a "Yes" to a "Yes or No" question isn't sufficient. :rolleyes:

    As to when...when they get to it...it's on "the list". :D
     
  8. Jan 27, 2009 #8 of 111
    deltafowler

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    You guessed right.
    No prizes, however.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2009 #9 of 111
    dcowboy7

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    this was a vegas bet:

    what happens 1st ?
    A) "channels i get" is fixed
    B) cardinals get to the super bowl

    wow....who would have thought B would win that bet.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2009 #10 of 111
    Steve

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    Notice Stuart was very careful not to answer that with a "yes" or a "no". E.g., could mean that despite their best intent, it may not be do-able.

    "In God we trust... all others bring data." :D Pronouncements without sources aren't helpful to anyone. Just my .02. /steve
     
  11. Jan 27, 2009 #11 of 111
    dodge boy

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    Just do what I did if it bothers you that much. Create a Favorite list called "Main" adn put all the channels in it you get. Start by adding Channels I get and see what ones you need to add and delete according to your package. Or you could just subscribe to all the channels.....

    Seriously this is what I did and deleted the "Churchy", shopping, PPV and copies of Sports Mix and GameLounge out of it. Works great.
     
  12. Jan 27, 2009 #12 of 111
    JTWestside

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    Used to work on my DIRECTV account with my DIRECTIVO.
    But that's for another thread too ;)
     
  13. Jan 27, 2009 #13 of 111
    deltafowler

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    dodge boy,
    Yes, I have done that several times.
    It works, but things change, such as the additions of new HD channels or previews of premium channels.
    When I had Dish, and HBO or another top tier channel ran a free weekend promo, those channels would show up in my guide when the promo started and then disappear when it ended.

    Also, I occasionally will do a full system reset, and when I do that I have re-create the entire list again.

    I didn't call mine "Main", as you do.
    I called it "Crap Free".

    Besides all of that, it simply annoys me that they list "Channels I Get" as an option when it really isn't one.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2009 #14 of 111
    dcowboy7

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    ok danny sheridan just posted a new vegas bet:

    what happens 1st ?
    A) "channels i get" is fixed.
    B) we make 1st contact with aliens.

    i put $100 on B.
     
  15. Jan 28, 2009 #15 of 111
    paulman182

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    Since "B" happened in 1948, that's not really fair.:)
     
  16. Jan 28, 2009 #16 of 111
    dodge boy

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    I understand your annoyance I was just suggesting it as a short term eork around. On the otherhand I get TC+ and CIR seems to work for me..... It gets my RSNS that it should and all the other channels.
     
  17. Jan 28, 2009 #17 of 111
    deltafowler

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    I get Total Choice plus as well.
    Interesting.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2009 #18 of 111
    Steve

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    I agree. :)

    How about this:

    What happens 1st?
    A) CIG is fixed.
    B) The MPEG-4 DirecTiVo becomes available

    (I assume CIG will work as well as CIR did on the HR10-250.)

    /steve
     
  19. Jan 28, 2009 #19 of 111
    Juppers

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    They obviously don't care to make this feature work. It was 4 months ago when there was a thread saying there were going to finally get serious about it, and nothing much happened. I've noticed the same apathy with their channel offerings and receiver offerings in general. I think they have been bought and sold too many times to care anymore. A year ago they looked unstoppable, now they look like a sinking ship as their competitors have caught up and surpassed them. If it weren't for their exclusive sports offerings, I think many customers would reconsider keeping them as their provider.
     
  20. Jan 28, 2009 #20 of 111
    Stuart Sweet

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    I'm moving this to the Programming forum where other threads of this type have resided.
     

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