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Program Guide Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by nmetro, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Sep 3, 2012 #1 of 12
    nmetro

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    I just moved from DISH to DirecTV yesterday. So, please forgive me if this question has been asked before.

    On DISH, one could set the program guide to show three hours at a time. On the DirecTV web site; it also shows the program guide to show three hours at a time.

    Is there a way to set up an HD receivers (Home Media Center 5 tuner HD DVR) and non-DVR HD receiver to show three hours or is 1 1/2 hours the best one can get?

    I did try looking at the online manuals and they did not offer any suggestions. And, I went through the various set up menus and did not see anything that would indicate the time span could be changed.

    Other than this question, I am very pleased with the video and sound quality of DirecTV. Both SD and HD look great. The install went perfectly and the installer redid some of DISH's wiring in the process. I especially like the whole home network set up. Of course, the current rebate deal certainly was an incentive to move after 14 years with DISH.
     
  2. Sep 3, 2012 #2 of 12
    jimmie57

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    Welcome to DirecTV.
    Sorry, but there are no adjustments that can be made to the time frame or text size or colors of the Guide.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2012 #3 of 12
    peds48

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    if it interest you, you can highlight a channel on the guide and press the INFO button. this will give you a couple of hours worth of info on that particular channel
     
  4. Sep 3, 2012 #4 of 12
    nmetro

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    Thank you both for your quick responses. That is what I thought, but it never hurts to ask.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2012 #5 of 12
    peds48

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    if your take your time to enjoy and explore your new DirecTV service instead of comparing it to Dish, yo will have a better time watching TV.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2012 #6 of 12
    ChuckZ

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    Another feature that DTV has (I've never had Dish so I don't know if they have it) in the guide, if you move the cursor all the way left to highlight the channel name, then hit the "info" key, it will show you all of the up coming programs on that channel. You just have to use the channel down key to advance it. Another way is as mentioned, highlight the particular channel and you can advance it 12 hours at a time by hitting the "green" key....I don't find it as handy as the first one I mentioned. The 12 hour one does come in handy when you know the show you're looking for is many days ahead.

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  7. Sep 3, 2012 #7 of 12
    jimmie57

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    While the guide is on the screen, press the yellow button and choose jump to date an time.
    I use that quite often also.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2012 #8 of 12
    peds48

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    this was mentioned on post #3:confused:
     
  9. Sep 5, 2012 #9 of 12
    ThomasM

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    Wow! DISH lets you view THREE hours of guide data onscreen at the same time? That's pretty nice.

    Old Legacy DirecTV receivers used to let you view 2 hours of guide data onscreen at the same time. Some receivers (like my legacy Hughes which I still have active on my account) also let you view TWELVE channels at the same time too!

    But, sadly, DirecTV decided different color schemes and options were too "complex" for their level of users so there are almost no display options available on current DirecTV receivers. It reminds me of Henry Ford and the model T: "you can have any color you like as long as it's black"
     
  10. JGinLA

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    I liked Chuck's explanation.
     
  11. mx6bfast

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    Delray...
    I have noticed with the green advance and red back buttons for 12 hour jumps, you can't hold down the button and then let it continue to skip, you have to press it every 12 hour increment.

    Does anyone else miss being able to let it auto skip?
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    The iPad app also allows you to adjust the number of hours... Should you have an iPad.
     

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