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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by FLASAT007, Aug 24, 2018.
Anyone know why a blue aloud line goes down my guide?
It's to indicate the currently airing program, try scrolling down to a channel where the programs don't start on the half hour like FXM or some of the premiums.
Your right...guess that’s something new.
No, it's to indicate the current time in the program.
It shows where the current time is in the program, so you can see how close to the end you are, and when the next program starts iMHO it works very well
It works, but to me it serves no purpose since there is a clock on the same page. I find it more distracting than helpful.
Good idea, poorly implemented. The blue is way too bright. A darker blue line would serve the purpose and be less distracting.
For me, less is more and the shading would be enough where the line is just unneeded clutter.
I would have been happy with how the new Spectrum guide does it. Just a line at the very top under the current time which is larger type than the grid.
At first I thought my LCD panel was bad. But then I realized it didn't go all the way up the screen. I've seen LCD panels with lines that go from one end to the other end of the screen. Usually a bad ribbon cable or something in the panel itself causing a line of pixels to become "stuck".
As others have pointed out, the line indicates the current position within the show. DirecTV Now uses a similar approach, albeit the line is a bit thinner. Personally I like it, especially since not all stations start their programming on the half hour or hour.
That's called a Progress BAR in Blue - The line is a Progress Line - If it was all Blue Then the belly aching would really be a lot worse.
I think that blue line is to make this new interface look similar to DTV Now.
The white marker at the top of the blue line is all you need.
I originally did not like it, but I have found it to be quite useful. I don't have to look up at the top of the screen to see the exact timeline of the show I am currently looking at in the guide. I don't really find it distracting. If they removed it now, I would probably miss it.
The progress bar on the Apple TV boxes tells us the present time and the time the recording will be over. Much more useful than the line in the Guide, I think. Can't begin to imagine what would happen if the D* designers tried to copy that.
Nice to see someone willing to adapt.
I also did not think I would like it, but I have found it very useful (as has my wife). The white marker at the top of the display is IMHO a waste of time, you've actually got to go look for it whereas the line you can see at a glance.
I took a good look at it last night, I can see some value in it.
They can't leave well enough alone. Have had Direct TV for 20 years and been able to tell how much time left in program. Thought something was wrong and reset receiver.