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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by tulanejosh, Jul 20, 2012.
Agree! Maybe one day.
What looks really odd is when the logo is missing and the larger channel name covers the smaller name and the channel number.
One thing to keep in mind is if the channel itself doesn't give DirecTV a logo then DirecTV has no logo to provide to us.
And no, no logos in guide please. Ads are bad but logos are good? No thanks.
Have to disagree. Logos aren't nearly as distracting as the ads which run the full length of the screen. Just my opinion.
Not sure what you're disagreeing with.
"Logo's arent nearly as distracting" implies that they are in fact distracting, no?
Runner stated that logo's in the guide would not be good (i.e. distracting), and you've stated the same thing.
Therefore, you actually agree with what he said
That's addressed in the 0x66D update which is still on a staggered release. In that update it goes back to the previous method of truncating the call sign with ... if it's too long to fit in the section.
Exactly, there's also cases where the logo recently changed and the station requested that providers remove the old logo until a new one can be provided.
As of the ones that are missing with the latest update (and by missing truely missing with just the call signs, the ones with the DirecTV logo are usually the channels paying DirecTV to be on the lineup and I'm not counting stations that were added after the latest update started trickling out):
Local CBS - There's a new CBS logo with an updated text style, it's on CBS East, but it seems they still need to push it to the individual local affiliates
TV Guide Network - It had a pending rename to TVGN on March 18th, however the recent last minute sale to CBS delayed, if not cancelled, the planned rebrand since CBS is planning to do an entire overhaul.
Ion East - recently modified their logo
MLS Direct Kick - They got a new logo this season, the update came out right before the season started
UEFA/Rugby/La Liga/etc - These are part time channels that pick up raw stadium feeds of games, it's not exactly a channel that has a logo as one game it could be carrying Fox Sports Australia, the next game could be from Sky Sports, BBC or some South African broadcaster.
Cricket Ticket - Not even sure why this is still in the EPG, they haven't had games on the 400s range in years and it isn't even offered anymore, when it was the actual games were in the 2000s and required a world direct dish pointed at 95.
Adult Channels - Not sure about this one, some of them were semi-recent rebrands and are likely not on the top of the list to update.
Fox College Sports Alternates - They're just part time feeds of FCS Atlantic, Central and Pacific, since neither one of them is dedicated to a single feed, they don't really have a usuable logo as the ones provided by Fox are branded for the regions.
NY Alternates - Same as above, the feeds aren't dedicated to MSG2 or MSG+ 2, they just use whatever one is available that night.
SNY - Not fully sure on this one, it could be due to the whole NBC Universal/Comcast merger, the old Comcast affiliate site that used to cover SNY is gone and the new one that merged with the NBC Universal affiliate site is useless when it comes to Comcast SportsNet and is missing logos for most of their channels. (Their CSN gateway map still lists mtn) It could also be the dark blue color SNY uses which isn't really good for a dark background.
Fox Sports Pluses: As of now Fox just released logos for the main channels, they haven't released any usuable logos for the alternates (not like DirecTV carried alternate specific logs anyway). And since Fox Sports no longer has seperate feeds, they don't have HD specific logos anymore. (For most of Fox's sports and entertainment channels only the HD feed is distributed and is downconverted at the headend for SD subscribers)
If they could give you an option to the way you read your email, with either text or HTML graphics, then they should give us an option to see logos on the guide, But they should always be on the banner for all logos I mean.
Maybe the fairest way would be for the subscriber to have a choice to show the logos or not. As I said, in my opinion, I would prefer to see them in the guide.
We've been told numerous times in the past that the reason there are no options for the GUI (like colors, icons or not, etc) is because DirecTV wants to make it easier on their reps to support the product. I don't necessarily agree with that but I do understand their point. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for GUI options.
And if they have them then they are there.
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for GUI options.
Not only will I turn blue from doing that, but I will well you know
No Bloomberg HD logo, which seems to be the norm with new additions. Anyone have logos yet from the 8 HD additions a few months ago?
I've got them on all dvrs except my Genie.
I am still missing something here. If I am looking at the banner, I already know which channel I am watching, and I am just looking at the information about the program. The logo adds nothing. If I am looking at the guide, I am looking at which programs are being shown. If I find a program that interests me, I do not care about anything other than the channel number, so again, the logo adds nothing. If I am trying to set up a program to record, I do not see any advantage of having the logo over the letters to identify the channel, so I still do not see what the logo adds. The logo is just more clutter on the screen that conveys no more information than what is there without the logo. The logo is just taking up space.
Ya, sure, it is for you and many. For others, it's almost a necessity. I am logo neutral, fwiw.
I could live without them. They are fine in the channel banner but please not in the guide...
The logos add professionalism to it. For me, the guide is too busy with 6 channels and a single line. If it was 4 or even 5 channels at once, double lined, with a logo, wouldn't be it easier to read? The logos are unique to each channel, for the most part, and would add something unique to each line to make it easier for the eye to focus on.
If that is too much, why not make the blue-button guide a litte fancier and add logos on it? I much prefer that one anyway... The format of the guide online is perfect. Speaking of the online guide, it has a LOT more logos than the actual on-TV guide, nearly all of them, so Directv DOES have them ...
I have the opposite view. I think the logos would make the guide look even more cluttered, and I definitely think double line per channel with a logo would be a waste of space. I would prefer to have more channels per screen and a longer time window per line. I think the text identifer for the channel is less confusing than a logo. One of the reason logos are missing from the banner is that logos change with the times, and DirecTV has not yet been provided with the current logo, Stick with text for the guide.
Not at all, it would be more cluttered with logos.