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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by ThomasM, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

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    I couldn't believe it when I was poking around the menus on my R22 yesterday and discovered a new "adults only" icon in the search menu! It even had a fancy red fire logo (I'm surprised they didn't just put the picture of a red light bulb there).

    Is that how low DirecTV is sinking for a few extra bucks? It's bad enough their "movies" search icon is just an ad for their "DirecTV Cinema" PPV movies but now pushing those obnoxious porn channels?

    NATURALLY I selected it (like everyone else who discovers it will probably do including children) but all I got was an error 1584 (or something like that) message. What a letdown! I thought a video featuring Hugh Hefner would begin playing! :glasses:
     
  2. KyL416

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    It disappears when the parental controls are enabled, provided that the parents use them.

    Also, the movies option isn't limited to PPV, when I click What's on Now, I see options for movies playing on Lifetime Movie Network, HBO, Cinemax, TVGN, Sundance, Ovation, Reelz, Encore, IFC, etc.
     
  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    SEX SELLS!...... Always did, always will. We are bombarded daily with advertisements, TV commercials, TV programing, and movies that have sexual content. If there wasn't a demand for it the media wouldn't be pumping it out. DirecTV is a business. In the business world you either bend with the breeze or you break. If there wasn't a demand for adult entertainment DirecTV wouldn't have placed the Adults Only icon in the Search & Browse menu. People like you who find that icon offensive have options. Use the Parental Controls to disable it or ignore it.
     
  4. CCarncross

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    Get over it Thomas, you can turn it off if you choose...its all about choice.
     
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  5. Pepe Sylvia

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    Why on earth would anyone bother to do that? <== sarcasm
     
  6. jimmie57

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    I went into parental controls and turned off the MA movies and the fire logo went away.
    In the early morning / night time movies when you come upon one in the guide that is MA rated it says "Blocked Title".
     
  7. goober22

    goober22 Godfather

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    "obnoxious porn"...

    Remember, we are all here today because of some version of "obnoxious porn". :D

    Just use your parental controls. Do you really need "big brother" to think for you? If you like porn, watch it. If not, use the controls to block it. I'm a big boy and can think for myself and welcome a company that lets ME make my own decisions.
     

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