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. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Complaining about peoples complaints is much worse IMO. :righton:
     
  2. Skram0

    Skram0 Cool Member

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    Damn the ads are annoying. I never even glance my eyes over them so I never even understand what shpiel they're trying to pitch. In one eye out the other.

    A while back I went from a perfect standard def series one DTivo to an HD DirecTV HR24. And I've noticed my guide items have shrunk, and due to the ads it's even smaller, causing me to page more through the guide than I did before. Isn't the whole thing about progress to make things better? I used to have more items in my guide, but now I don't.

    Can they just make a feature to pay $1 a month more on my bill to remove those ads!?!? Come on, it's a win win. I'd PAY to get rid of those and have a full guide available. I'd even PAY if I could customize my guide to give me more lines of channels.

    And it's annoying that it seems like they've added some type of logic to the ads. They can appear right at the top of the screen of your most entered channel in the guide. I've noticed this in numerous locations I go to often.

    But really, I'm paying enough as it is in fees for the luxury of HD and the ability to record, that to also suffer through ads really sucks.
     
  3. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

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    Ads don't annoy me like before, I mean if they do it a lot on their website, Then I see why on the Guide, especially for upcoming premiered shows, Of course the ones I don't like are the PPV OD or HBO's to clog up the Guide just to get to Ch 501, But with custom favorites I can get rid of the PPV ones.
     
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    After awhile, these annoyance are blocked out by the mind when you don't pay attention to them.
     
  5. CTJon

    CTJon Godfather

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    I think we have gotten so used to ads on everything that they probably just don't matter that much. I think many sites and even DirecTV is there for the ads only. Does anyone actually click on them, on purpose, or watch all the commercial stations?
     
  6. dualsub2006

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    I don't even look at them anymore, after viewing them as a nuisance forever.

    They've become like ads on websites, I don't even look.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  7. jimmie57

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    I hate them!
    It is bad enough that we have to watch or fast forward thru commercials while trying to view other content but to have the company that WE PAY for TV to stick these things glaringly in our guide is just unforgivable and totally not necessary !
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  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it's matter
    - taking visual space out of important useful info like EPG
    - taking your [brain] time to sort out relevant info out of annoying ads
    - to some ppl, destabilize moods - yeah, really, to much annoyance and your brain must adjust to it
    - they taking a memory what is necessary for other processes and do slow down the receivers
    etc
     
  9. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

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    I know these are older posts, but they did move those banner ads next to each's appropriate service. Their no longer all attached to 501. It was changed a while back, I think at least 6 months or longer ago.
     
  10. cypherx

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    Oh really? I'll have to check. For a long time I've just gotten used to typing in "502" when in the guide and hitting up arrow once if I want to see premium channels. So I haven't noticed since DirecTV trained me to alter my behavior.
     
  11. PCampbell

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    This topic started in 2010, I don't thing they are going away anytime soon. Time to get over it.
     
  12. Mariah2014

    Mariah2014 Breaking the mold

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    I wish they were going away, but I agree those ads are here to stay.
     

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