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Time to Re-organize the Channel Line-Up?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Steve, Aug 31, 2007.

Should D* re-Organize the Channel Line-Up?

  1. No. The line-up is fine the way it is.

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  2. Yes. It's time for D* to re-organize the line-up.

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  3. Other. Explained below.

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  1. Sirshagg

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    :up: :up: :up:
     
  2. Inches

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    I said YES as well even though I would have to memorize new channels. Being D* is making a major change in the line ups it would be better now than later.
     
  3. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    With 178 votes in, 70% are in favor of channel renumbering. Consistent with yesterday's tally. /s
     
  4. Kevin Dupuy

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    Why not? Let's bring some excitement to the fold here for normal people...:D
    Although, I don't think many SD channels will stop being broadcast, unless you mean they would just down-res the HD channel... (which would confuse some people into thinking they have HD)
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Ya. Good point. It may not be a given that the SDs will go away, but either way, D*s "twin" strategy is understandable. Only question is what number that "twin" should have! :) /steve
     
  6. DawgLink

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    I don't mind the current lineup but a healthy shakeup would be fantastic.
     
  7. F1 Fan

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    Maybe after they finish the next upgrades for VOD and Remote Booking they could work on a "speed dial" type feature where we can use our own channel numbers?

    This would just map our own numbers to channel numbers and we use the - (dash) button before our speed dial number to let the system know we are using speeed dial.
     
  8. bjflynn04

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    I remember years ago when P* was still around and they added a bunch of channels they did re-roganized the channels into groups and even came out with a remote control that all of the groups had their own button so that you would just hit one button to goto the start of whatever group you wanted to go. I do think it is time for D* to re-organize the channels.
     
  9. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    32 more votes were cast yesteday, and things haven't changed. 72% of the voters are in favor of a line-up reorganization.

    /steve
     
  10. jimmyv2000

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    same here Long Time customer.
    Group the like channels together:D
     
  11. Mike D-CO5

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    I've always thought that the line up organization at Directv looked like a drunk layed them out. THere is no sense to where you will find sports channels and the news channels are split up too. And NO, I do not want to have to group them by using the menu guide option for sports, news, movies, each time I want to surf the channels. They should take this time to fully reorganize their channels in logical groups so when they add the hd counterpart in the same channel number it would make sense.
     
  12. stevenjr

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    While I like having the same channel number for both HD and SD, I would like to see the sports channels all together. Having ESPN at 206, NFL Network at 212, and the rest of the sports channels in the 600's is a little annoying.
     
  13. Ronder

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    Sports and news and home shopping and other groupings in one place would be sensible. Why it is not like that :whatdidid is beyond me. To bad the "my channels" could not be moved around that way:icon_bb:
     
  14. doodlemebug

    doodlemebug Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    yes, but what about HD channels that are not simulcast of the sd version of channels ?

    Also here is my idea for channel's should list

    also within each list below, list channels alpha, so that way easier to find them as well


    0-69 = Locals

    70-99 = game lounges, ineractives, renamed 101 and directv ads and how to use sytem etc

    100-199 = news and info / weather channel / shopping chanels / religous channels

    200-299 = arts & entertainment

    300-399 = music

    400-499 = premium (movies and adult and like babytv)

    500-599 = sports channels

    600-699 = premium sports ppv's

    700-799 = movie & events ppv

    800-999 = foriegn stations
     
  15. bjflynn04

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    I like this lineup.
     
  16. brittonx

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    What I would like to see is the ability to customize my channels and their numbers. Preferably online once and have it pushed to my units.
     
  17. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    With 268 votes in, we're now at 74% in favor of a re-org. /steve
     
  18. Sirshagg

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    One thing to consider....

    A large percentage of the people who don't come to this site (think your parents / grandparents) would be totally lost if they reorganized the channels.

    We tech nerds can roll with it but not everyone could.
     
  19. alachua

    alachua Cool Member

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    I'm all for a reorg. Its not like cable where you need a card to find channels, you have an integrated guide to find what you want.

    I just wish they still had the option from the old hughes and sony boxes where you could bring up a 9 channel quick link with a single button. At least the new HR20 has the one line guide feature that was absent for entirely too long.

    -Cliff
     
  20. fluffybear

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    Many people are lost when they change area codes or zip codes but yet we get use to it.

    My folks (65+) in S. California have gone through 3 different area codes changes, a telephone prefix change, and zip code change (plus a D* channel re-organization) in the last 10 years and are still living in the same house. They complained for a few months about each of these changes but they got use to it.

    Re-organizing the channel line-up might be confusing for a while but people will get use to it.
     
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