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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. Christopher Gould

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    Not complaining because I use the 502 page up thing ( use to have to 501 page down to avoid them) but I currently have the 6.

    They messed up for a couple of days and had one between 501 and 502 that was a tad annoying.
     
  2. P Smith

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    I'm pretty sure, they are monitoring threads like that and will make "right" corrections to shove the ads into your brain. :(
     
  3. ndole

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    :new_popco

    This thread is hilarious :lol:
     
  4. Sea bass

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    I know! I was looking to see if the NY TAX guide inserts were gonna make heads explode:lol:
     
  5. damondlt

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    These can be hidden.:)
     
  6. tonyd79

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    The Comcast ads on the bottom of the guide (every screen) require you click through them. The guide does not float with each channel. You click down the guide one channel at a time then click through the ad so you get another screen with its own ad.

    But glad you immediately thought Comcast was better.
     
  7. Tom Robertson

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    And, comcast has 2 fewer lines of guide because of the ads-on every page.

    Now, that said, the whole block between 500 and 501 has reached my limit. I usually remember to 502 then up one, though that muscle memory hasn't totally replaced the old one.

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    just use special buttons [arrow up/down] to flip a page and you'll never fall on the Comcast's ads; BTW, sometimes there is none of them
     
  9. Jeffro

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    If we disconnect the internet from the receiver will any of the ads go away?
     
  10. Dude111

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    Yes it shows me ANOTHER REASON i dont want one of thier newer crappy IRDs!
     
  11. coolman302003

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    The very few that have the new Xfinity X1 DVRs do not have any ads in the EPG...yet

    Xfinity X1.PNG
     
  12. damondlt

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    I don't think Comcast is better at all, I wouldn't have them even If I could have them.

    You guys defense everytime is " Well Comcast and Fios do it":sure: So what??

    This thread is not about Comcast and Fios. Its about Directv ,and their customers opinions.
     
  13. sigma1914

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    Nice clean look.
     
  14. jimmie57

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    I notice that is has 2-1/2 hours of programing instead of the 1-1/2 hours that we have and 7 rows instead of the 6 that we have.

    I like it.
     
  15. damondlt

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    Me too.
    If I remember correctly Dish 722k also has Guide options where you could have more or less channels in the on screen guide as well as Size of the fonts.
    As much as I'm not a Dish fan, they do have a much cleaner guide, with more options then the HR's.
     
  16. cypherx

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    X1 is nice and clean. Also check the YouTube videos. It has a "flow" to it like a modern iPhone or Android. Lot of bugs when it came out but a software update last week started going out where many have noticed some great improvements to speed and stability.
     
  17. damondlt

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIs79Da9vXI

    This Video was nice.
     
  18. Sea bass

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    Touche!
     
  19. cypherx

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  20. captaink5217

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    I like the look of that infinity guide
     

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