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New Customer-Many Questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jtrippe77, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. jtrippe77

    jtrippe77 Mentor

    Sep 28, 2006
    Couple more Qs: Is there any way to get rid of the ads in the guide? How do I pause in one room and then play in another?
  2. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Nope there is not... :(
  3. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Contrary to the ads you can not pause in one room and play in the other. If you are watching something live and want to do this you need to hit "record" then turn the unit off then go to the other room and hit "list" and select the program but it will start at the beginning. If you are watching something that you have recorded just hit "stop' and go to the other room and go to "list" and select that program and it will ask if you want "resume" or "start over" in the menu. Hope I didn't too confusing.
  4. ladannen

    ladannen Legend

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sort of.

    The guide ads are "attached" to the channel number above it numerically.
    For example, there is about 5 or 6 adds at about the channel 500 mark. These are "attached" to channel 501 (HBO).
    Remove channel 501 from your favorite list and the adds are gone. Unfortunately so is 501!
  5. jtrippe77

    jtrippe77 Mentor

    Sep 28, 2006
    Thanks to all of you for the great replies. I've got everything set up the way I want it now and am enjoying DirecTV. My AM21 just arrived so I will hook that up tonight and scan for channels. I've got two giant antennas in my attic. The plastic shield that was recommended also arrived. I set up favorite channel lists for myself and my wife. PQ looks great in both rooms.

    Very pleased so far. The installer was great and the customer service has been excellant so far.
  6. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Just to clarify about pausing and restarting...

    This can only be done on shows that are recorded and being watched from the PlayList. While watching he recording, hit the Stop button. If you go to another receiver/DVR, just hit Play on the show in the PlayList. If you Pause the show on the first receiver and go to another, it will start the show from the beginning

    - Merg
  7. jtrippe77

    jtrippe77 Mentor

    Sep 28, 2006
    Got the AM21 setup and it found all my locals. This added two HD channels to my set up and many subchannels. The plastic guard for the front of the receiver works great as well.

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