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Is there a way to remove those ridiculous bottom banners on the channels?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by kcolg30, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. kcolg30

    kcolg30 Godfather

    May 11, 2010
    I am talking about on some of the PAY channels when you switch to them you get the normal title bar at the top. But some have the stupid 'Please go to the www interwebs for more interweb movies' banner. Is there a way to turn off the bottom banner?
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    No way that I know of. The "popup" appears for a couple of seconds while the channel is tuned. A list of the currently affected channels (plus their HD equivalent, if not listed) is below:

    150 SPEED
    "For more racing, go to SPEED2.com, an online video network with LIVE and on demand racing events."

    300 HBO-E, 301 HBO2E, 302 HBOSG, 303 HBO-W, 304 HBO2W, 305 HBOFM, 307 HBOCY, 309 HBOLT
    "Watch every episode of your favorite HBO shows at dishonline.com"

    310 MAX-E, 311 MAX-W, 312 MOMAX, 313 ACMAX, 314 5-MAX
    "Watch more great movies from Cinemax at dishonline.com"

    350 STARZ, 351 STRZW, 352 SEDGE, 353 SCINE, 354 STZC, 355 SBLCK, 356 SK&FM
    "Watch more great movies from Starz at dishonline.com"

    361 MAVTV, 368 CI, 371 CTRC, 373 LOGO, 394 WFISH, 9421 VLCTY, 9427 UNIHD, 9469 PLDIA
    "Watch more of your favorite content at dishonline.com"

    378 INDIE, 379 RETRO, 385 MGM, 386 SMC, 389 SUND, 9418 PIXL, 9423 HDNMV
    "Watch thousands of hit movies for free at dishonline.com"

    9533 EPIX1, 9534 EPIX2
    "Watch over 3,000 movies from Epix at dishonline.com"
  3. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    So, they're Dish spam and not coming from the content provider?
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I don't see the issue... They only stay for a few seconds, and are not part of the video if you DVR something... In the scheme of things I prefer these to those permanent ads the channels cover up their programming with.
  5. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    They are DISH Network infused. It may be according to contract with the content providers or, more likely, it may be their own doodoing. They certainly don't now and I think it is unlikely that they would allow something like that to be disabled in the future.

    If you surf channels with closed captioning turned on, it may be an issue. Otherwise, I would imagine that it will blow over like when you learn to stop looking at pop-ups and ads on web pages.
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    They are obviously receiver based messages as they appear before the channels are tuned.

    For the most part they occupy the black space seen when changing channels. On a non-DVR the channel changes are quicker but regardless of carrier or equipment it still takes time to take the screen black, tune to a new satellite and transponder, lock on to the signal, decode the first available full frame, start buffering (DVRs) and display the image. DISH is using mostly black space for the popup.

    Even easier as the messages go away on their own quickly. No finding the right X on the screen needed. No new windows that remain long after you have finished loading the page. The DISH channel popups are noticeable, but get out of the way on their own.

    BTW: If one presses cancel after changing the channel the banner and popup disappears.
  8. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Just because it's not as bad as everyone else's spam doesn't make it good.

    I'm PAYING for the service - in my case over $100/month. I do NOT need you telling me WITH EVERY CHANNEL CHANGE that I can go to your online site. It would be even WORSE if my ISP was one of those who meters usage. Think about THAT message - "Hi! Thanks for paying for us - now go over and watch us AND pay more to your ISP when you hit your data cap!"
  9. 356B

    356B Icon

    Oct 11, 2008
    If you sign up for a service there are always issues... they all have something somebody doesn't like.
    I believe you can hit the "cancel" button on the remote and the offending information goes away. Or, you can move on.....in my remote area Comcast cable is an alternative to Satellite TV, which makes Dish look perfect.......moral of the story? it can always be worse and nothing is ever going to be the way you exactly want it....sorry.
  10. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    There are bigger fish to fry. More games in HD, 24x7 HD RSNs, the return of ABC/Disney's HD channels, more HD locals, rate increases. All things that are bigger issues than a brief display of a banner.
  11. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    I wish I could get the scrolling banners and animated bugs off the screen during programs.
  12. Slamminc11

    Slamminc11 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 27, 2005
    it's truly amazing what some people will find to whine and complain about! :nono2:
  13. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    :beatdeadhorse: over and over again
  14. l8er

    l8er Icon

    Jun 18, 2004
    I want a million dollars.
  15. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    Bottom banner stays on same as the top banner. Goes away same as the top banner. Hitting "cancel" makes it go away even quicker just as the top banner. This is a big deal? If paying for service means no ads, I would assume one would not be watching anything much more than Movie channels then.
  16. kcolg30

    kcolg30 Godfather

    May 11, 2010
  17. jsk

    jsk Icon

    Dec 27, 2006
    Fallston, MD
    To prevent those banners from popping up: Hit Menu, 6, 1, 6 and select Disable and click Done.

    To get rid of the ads in the program guide (and get an extra line of EPG): Menu, 8, 1 and under Banner, select Off.
  18. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    Nope, that is not for what is being discussed. These can not be disabled.
  19. olds403

    olds403 Godfather

    Nov 20, 2007
    That is precisely why I mostly watch movie channels, hate commercials, banners and bugs. Some of them you can't get away from but not watching a lot of the network/commercial stuff minimizes it.
  20. Wilf

    Wilf Legend

    Oct 15, 2008
    And watching Netflix is blissfully free of this crap!

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