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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. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Those of you who complain about Ads would have loved last night's episode of Cougar Town. It was pretty much a 30 minute ad for Target.

    Advertising is here to stay people, get used to it.
     
  2. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Yep and they were all there when I bought them, not added after I got it home.

    And your list of examples are poor at best.

    I don't remember starting my car and a picture of a Dodge , and commercial telling me where to buy gas for it ever came up on the windshield.
    I don't ever remember turning my phone on and an ad coming up ever! If you have that , thats internet. And thats the advertizing Highway.
    My jeans and shoes, really? The name of the product, well its not telling me I should wear my Levi's to the local TGI Friday, and thats I should wear my Nike air on the way to the mall to pick up socks.:rolleyes:
     
  3. ndole

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    I think what he's getting at is that you are advertising to others by wearing/driving all of those logos and 'built in' adverts. I bet you didn't know that you were such a successful marketing guru, did you? :lol:
     
  4. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Thats a commercial!
    Hence ADS

    We pay a premium for satellite tv , we shouldn't have to be subjected to a forced brain washing of current Directv products in out Guide or Menu. There is enough of that BS in the Directv Commercials, DirecTV.com, Directv Interactive channel, Our Mail Box, the BS Phone 2 for 1 phone calls, Emails.

    Sorry would just like to watch TV without Directv Trying to sell me something else every time I turn on the Guide.
    Thats not much to ask when people are paying 100 to 200 dollars a month on their service already.
     
  5. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I know what he meant, and its not the same thing. My Directv Dish says Directv too, so isn't that good enough? How about my receivers, yep they say Directv. So its needs to try and sell me more when I turn it on? Sorry the products he listed don't do that!
     
  6. ndole

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    Here's the thing dude, they're ads for movies. That's kind of what they do, and that's kind of the reason you have a subscription to the 500's, or are browsing the 100's in the first place.

    I sincerely don't understand the frustration :scratchin
     
  7. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    OK Dude, 80% of the voters want change. So Directv start listening!
    And they should keep them in the PPV section and not in the Premium movie section. I don't want a PPV ad in my expensive Premium movie channel section. I know where to find PPV
     
  8. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    I'm not certain what you're talking about. I don't see any PPV. I'm looking at it right now.
     
  9. jimmie57

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    +1
     
  10. jimmie57

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    +1
     
  11. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Believe me they appear there alot! Most times its between Cinemax and Starz.
    There are 2 of them right now, so look harder!
     
  12. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    When it comes to cars you need to take a second look. Whether new or used nearly all of them have the name of the dealership where they were purchased somewhere on the rear of the vehicle via sticker, license plate frame, or other means. That's advertising. Whenever I purchase a vehicle I instruct the dealership not to do that unless they intend to pay me to advertise for them.
     
  13. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    Ah, didn't look that far down. Forgive me, I use a lot of VOD and don't do much recording from these linear channels.
     
  14. cypherx

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    Here's the thing, when I type 501 to start browsing my premiums (I have HBO and Showtime), I don't want to see 4 lines taking up the screen ABOVE what I typed.

    If I type in a number, that channel should go to the very top of the screen. This is UI basics for conformity / a unified experience.

    If they want to sporadically throw ads in line here and there, no big deal. To me it's that huge waste of space between 499 and 501 that irks me. First off I don't sub to Cinemax or starz, so why do I care to see banner links to their VOD? Secondly attach the banner for the VOD to the top of each premium... Not all at the top of HBO. So spread them out like they should be.

    Third, if a channel goes HD, don't attach the banner to the SD channel. The default setting hides SD duplicates. So like the last round when things like HLN, Cooking, IFC, H2, etc went HD, a banner reminder is a nice idea, but poorly implemented. The SD channels went away (as did the banners advertising the HD upgrade). The new HD versions didn't automatically appear in the favorites list, so the guide banners wouldn't be seen either way. The only way to know when channels go HD is to subscribe to dbstalk. I doubt many folks even know of this site (in the grand scheme of things ).
     
  15. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Press channel down and get past them. Is one button press really that stressful to you?
     
  16. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    All that can be removed!
    I have a 2013 Dodge Charger SRT 8, You think it has the dealership sticker or license plate frame on it ?:lol: Yea that sh$% was removed before I took the car home.;)
     
  17. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Yes it is ! When its wants to charge you for a ppv if someone presses it. I have my PPV setting at Zero just incase my kids hit one.
     
  18. ndole

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    That's not how that works.
     
  19. CCarncross

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    Well one good thing has come out of this thread...I've added a few more people to my ignore list on this forum.....believe me, that is a good thing....we arent really paying a premium for satellite tv, its not really any more expensive or cheaper than any other tv provider....and nowadays it appears all providers have something similar. I would much prefer to have static ads in the guide than the animated ads that take up large chunk of the screen during the show I am trying to watch. Those are the ad atrocities we should really be targeting.
     
  20. tonyd79

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    Actually, my map system in my Honda Pilot shows every Honda dealer on its map and there is no way to turn them off.
     

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