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Ridiculous in-guide Ads

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Juppers, Dec 21, 2010.

Are there too many ads in the guide?

  1. Yes! Please remove this junk or at least give us a way to hide them.

    49 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. No. The amount of ads don't bother me at all.

    637 vote(s)
    81.7%
  3. I don't care.

    94 vote(s)
    12.1%
  1. Mar 9, 2013 #201 of 432
    nickj3234

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    Didn't say my plan was perfect, your only swapping a couple HD channels for SD, it's something I can live with, to get rid of some of the banners.
     
  2. Mar 9, 2013 #202 of 432
    jimmie57

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    My son has an HD receiver ( NON DVR ) and his menu does not have any banner ads in it of any kind.
    I guess we could hook up a DVR just for record and playback and it we are surfing the guide we could use the non DVR to eliminate the ads.
    Of course that ads money to our bill and is not a real solution for most of us.

    I called and complained about those ads.
    If the ones that had Info could be viewed once and erased and not have them pop up again it would be better. Now, if you watch one and delete it, it will be back in a little while.

    I prefer that we have the choice of turning them off or not.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2013 #203 of 432
    dpeters11

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    For a while I used my H25 as a front end to my system other than series management etc.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2013 #204 of 432
    damondlt

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    2 years since this thread has been started and Directv hasn't done a thing about an option to remove them.

    What a surprise!:nono2:
     
  5. Mar 9, 2013 #205 of 432
    cypherx

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    I don't think they will. Cable isn't doing anything about their in guide ads. Why should DirecTV?
     
  6. Mar 9, 2013 #206 of 432
    RunnerFL

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    You're never going to see such an option. Ads generate revenue and DirecTV is a company that survives on revenue.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2013 #207 of 432
    damondlt

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    I never saw any guide adds from our cable provider, and my mother currently has their HD DVR. In the mail box yes, on their Interactive and VOD yes, But i've yet to see one in the channel guide.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2013 #208 of 432
    damondlt

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    Oh our billions of dollars in payments isn't enough??:rolleyes:
    I can Pay Pandora $4 per month and get no ads, But Directv can't ?
     
  9. Mar 9, 2013 #209 of 432
    cypherx

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    Comcast and Service Electric both have a huge banner at the bottom of the guide. They used to be able to fit 6 channels on screen at a time until a few years ago when they deployed ads in iGuide. That reduced it to 5 listings at once, plus interferes with the down arrow (have to use pg down now).

    Passport Echo 3.5 and later have an ad at the lower right attached to the 'C' button. Push C and it goes full screen for more info. Though that's not as intrusive as DirecTV or iGuide since you would have to push C, it doesn't interfere with scrolling.

    Not sure about fios as I haven't had a lot of hands on with it.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2013 #210 of 432
    spartanstew

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    It's not a surprise. I'm not surprised when I see ads in the Newspaper, commercials on TV, or ads on the radio - regardless of how long people have complained about them.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2013 #211 of 432
    damondlt

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    Yep so Directv needs to force PPV down our throats?

    We are customers , we know where to fine them.;)

    I'll stick with the 80% tile of this thread. Get rid of the ads!
     
  12. Mar 9, 2013 #212 of 432
    spartanstew

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    I'm sure everyone would rather they weren't there, just like I'd rather not have any of the other ads I mentioned, but I also realize it's a business and it brings in money for D*. If I was running it, there'd probably be more of them.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2013 #213 of 432
    ndole

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    Just had to point out that I burst out laughing at this. What company doesn't? (besides public contractors) :lol:
     
  14. Mar 9, 2013 #214 of 432
    Mike Bertelson

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    It isn't as if they're on every page. There are only a few pages and three overwhelming majority are ad free.

    Mike
     
  15. Mar 9, 2013 #215 of 432
    rickclem

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    If the ads contribute in keeping my high costs down, I'm all for it. If not, we should have an option to opt out.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2013 #216 of 432
    raott

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    The ads have nothing to do with what you pay. They are purely revenue for Directv.

    If enough people complain about them, and Directv decides they cost more revenue or good will thanthey bring in, they will stop.
     
  17. Mar 9, 2013 #217 of 432
    cypherx

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    The biggest issue I have is all of those ads are back to back when I type in 501 to see what's on the premium channels. Also it slows the scrolling down. If the ads are between 499 and 501, the. I shouldn't see them unless I type 499. However that's not the case.

    The issue with using a non DVR as the front end is no to do / playlist management. There's no DVR percent full indicator and no way to download on demand (which is strange considering it should use your DVR via Moca to do so).

    I'd like to see if the HR44 slows down as much when scrolling past the spam. Really they need to work more on direct frame buffer and get the performance fixed and maybe it wouldn't be such a bear.

    Oh last but least DirecTv thinks they are being helpful with a banner advertising a new HD channel. Issue is that it's tied to the SD channel which disappears when a new a new HD duplicate goes live.
     
  18. Mar 9, 2013 #218 of 432
    RunnerFL

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    Well it has to be spelled out for people sometimes. :)
     
  19. acostapimps

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    Directv ads can be removed by watching them and skipping to the end to delete (since its apparently recording ads) But they'll come back eventually, PPV ads you can't remove but to minimize PPV ads remove the PPV channels from your custom favorites list.
     
  20. Diana C

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    I guess some people don't have enough to complain about. :rolleyes:
     

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