is there a way to get rid of the banners??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by onebadmofo, May 26, 2012.

  1. onebadmofo

    onebadmofo AllStar

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    I mean I understand a few. But if I punch in 501 on the guide, above 501 there is always at least 5-10 of them and even from 501 and down, they have them scattered.

    I mean do they really think I want to watch Brad Pitt in 7 years in Tibet that they have to advertise it???

    Please tell me there is a way to disable it!
     
  2. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    You can hide the first channel after the banners and they will go away or you can go to 502 and channel up.

    Yes they do think that customer's would have an interest in it so that's why it's there. Will every one of them be relevant to you? Nope but some might and if you use one sometime you might appreciate it.
     
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    Not really a solution, but hiding 501 gets rid of the big block of ads.

    Shades option is better, going to 502 and go up one.
     
  4. Xsabresx

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    I have never understood why people have such an issue with this but I guess to each his own. I had never seen those banners until I saw this thread or if I had I learned long ago to ignore them. I usually start at 501 too and go through the movie channels.

    Again, to each his own.
     
  5. onebadmofo

    onebadmofo AllStar

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    Well they are HUGE looking and there's quite a few of them. Very annoying. When you start at 501 like I do, like I said, you unfortunately subject yourself to them as they are right above 501 put there on purpose by DTV....guess I'll have to live with them.
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Look, I am against guide spam in general. But in the DIRECTV Cinema area and right before HBO it actually makes sense because it's telling you that you don't have to wait and record that content, it's available now.
     
  7. MarkG21

    MarkG21 AllStar

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    I always go 502 then up one. I now never think to go to 501 now.
     
  8. dcowboy7

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    Yes....cancel directv.
     
  9. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Once you have enough stuff recorded on your new DVR, you won't be using the Guide very much.
     
  10. SDimwit

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    It's not the cheapest option, but... If you use the DirecTV iPad app, you can go thru the guide without all the banners...
     

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