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Oh Yeah, BBC America in HIGH DEF Now !!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by JimMariner, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. dpeters11

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    Agreed, it won't get rid of the ones for BBCA or NatGeo Wild. Those banners will be temporary however. I hardly ever go into the guide myself except to look for something specific, but can see the annoyance. At least the ones that take up 4-5 lines are easier to get rid of.
     
  2. Carl Spock

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    Aren't you glad you started a thread about Guide banner ads, JimMariner?

    No, wait, you didn't...
     
  3. banditt76

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    Didn't intend to hijack, but at least there is some useful info in here now. :p
     
  4. banditt76

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    They may be temporary, but they will be replaced with something else then. They never totally go away.
     
  5. tonyd79

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    I don't mind the ones at 501. They are more movie choices. Not ones I care about but so what.

    The ppv ones are the same. They are just movie choices. I don't see them cause I use favorites. I think of those as the same as the ppv channels themselves. There if I want them but out of my favorites.

    The ones announcing channels I can live with too. They are short term and informational. that is the same for the freeview notices. All useful so they don't bother me.

    The ones that do bother me are the ads. For services but still ads. But there are not too many of them. And I've worked with Comcast DVRs that force you to do an extra click for the ads so just passing through occasionally in the guide doesn't bother me much.

    Yet. If it gets out of hand like an ad per screen, that would bother me.
     
  6. banditt76

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    I guess I got spoiled at DISH with a totally clean guide where I can see only channel info like it should be.
     
  7. stoutman

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    I understand that. With so few channels it is a lot clearer.

    I could not help myself.
     
  8. banditt76

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    LOL that may be true now, but I left just before AMC and such were cancelled. I had the AT 250 so I still basically had all the same channels in my favorites.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    If they're announcing new HD channels, bring them on I say :)
     
  10. tonyd79

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    go ahead, clutter my guide with new HD addition announcements!

    :p
     
  11. banditt76

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    Haha yeah. I guess for those not on this site those HD announcement ads are great. I'm just waiting for the one that announces H2 finally being in HD. I mean come on now, get it already. DISH has it and DirecTV doesn't? Come on now! :eek2:
     
  12. tonyd79

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    I used to want H2 but I don't really see much difference on shows between H1 and H2. H2 is starting to look like H1 did just as it made the turn into majority crap.

    I mean. Really? A show with a guy slicing things like bowling balls???
     
  13. banditt76

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    I know it has gotten pretty bad with some of the "reality" style programming. They still show some of the good stuff every once and a while. Bottom line is if it is not in HD I'm not watching it, period. I haven't even looked in the guide really to see what plays anymore. I see Modern Marvels and such. Do they not air Life After People anymore?
     
  14. tonyd79

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    Looked at a few days. Didn't see it. But they tend to show things in cycles. And I think the good new stuff (How tr states got their shapes, hatfield/McCoy) shows up first on H1 for the better ratings.

    The history channel people tick me off because of their reality crap that is not history and the shenanigans they pulled with H2.
     
  15. banditt76

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    Agree with you there. There is no true History Channel anymore. My dad watches Pawn Stars where half the show is bleeped out. No thanks.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    I can certainly recall years worth of clamoring for this new HD channel - it was always near the top of the "wish list".

    While I honestly don't find much desirable programming myself on that specific channel, I know there are many loyalists for at least some of the contents they offer.

    Regardless, I am glad BBC HD was added for those who enjoy it.
     
  17. Alan Gordon

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    Season six marathon of "Doctor Who" on Saturday, September 1st.

    It even includes the 2011 Christmas movie.

    WHOO-WHO!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

    ~Alan
     
  18. acostapimps

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    This is why I remove channels I don't subscribe or have no interest for (especially ppv and premium channels) or make a favorite list to remove certain channels that have banner ads to announce new shows or premiers :D
     
  19. banditt76

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    The first thing I ever setup on a new receiver is a new favorites list with only the channels I am interested in. No point in seeing all the other garbage programming on my guide.
     
  20. MysteryMan

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    Garbage? A favorites list is used to compile one's personal list of favorite channels. The channels in your favorites list could very well be considered garbage by others. Hence the saying "One man's candy can be another man's poison". ;)
     

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