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TV Mail ????

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by MartyS, Apr 26, 2010.

Sould TV Mail be associated with an account or a receiver?

  1. Delete from all receivers after reading on one

    0 vote(s)
  2. Leave it on all receivers until read on each

    110 vote(s)
  3. Makes no difference to me

    11 vote(s)
  4. Provide Delete All Function

    37 vote(s)
  5. Automatically remove after a specified period of time

    58 vote(s)
  1. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    Same mail being on both dvr's is ANNOYING...
  2. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    I voted "don't care" but of course I only have one DVR, so why should I care?
  3. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Wouldn't it have to allow for both account and receiver specific mail?

    Some TVMail will be general in nature and would go to all the receivers on an account. If it applies to a specific receiver, say the 24 series, then it need only go the Hx24 receivers.

  4. Hdhead

    Hdhead Hall Of Fame

    Jul 30, 2007
    Can it push the message to only our primary receiver? With 7 receivers it is a lot of deleting.:computer:
  5. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    How about a TV Mail On/Off for the individual receivers?

    I don't care for the option to delete on all, one, the other one, Mom's, ect... ;)

    But a On/Off for TV Mail for each receiver means off for kids, on for Mom, on for me, off for wife, off for garage.
  6. lugnutathome

    lugnutathome Hall Of Fame

    Apr 13, 2009
    Woodburn, OR
    What he says!:grin:

    Having to individually delete SPAM from 9 separate receivers is a tad annoying.

    Don "since we can't reroute it back" Bolton

  7. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    What it needs is a spam filter. All I get are brainless adverts about PPV UFC matches, which I could give a mouse's fart about. But I'm afraid if I don't read them that I'll miss something important, like a free preview. Very annoying and unnecessary. Boooo!
  8. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Makes on difference to me, I've never even opened it.

    "Music, Photos & More", "Caller ID", and "TVmail" are just ignored.
  9. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Why do you have to delete it? I never do.
  10. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    Well, sometimes there's something interesting in the TV Mail, like a free preview weekend. I just want to know that it's happening once, not 5 times... If I leave them all there then the more important stuff gets lost in the clutter.:rolleyes:
  11. mikeny

    mikeny Hall Of Fame

    Aug 20, 2006
    I voted for the first choice in the poll.

    I love the messages but with MRV, we should have a 'delete from account' or some other kind of remote delete option. It is extremely redundant. That was the point I was trying to make in the other thread I started where there was a lot of debate about TVMail.

    At some point the user should be able to select what kind of messages they receiver as well. For example trials and channel changes only or also tips and tricks.

    Below is the 'Step up in TV Mail' Thread:
  12. primetime

    primetime Legend

    Mar 23, 2007
    voted delete after specificed period of time. It really doesn't take more than a couple seconds to delete them so I really don't care, you don't have to read each one on each receiver before deleting it. Pretty minor issue for me.
  13. txtommy

    txtommy Icon

    Dec 30, 2006
    I read all the mail that appears on my main DVR and then delete it. Since I know that any mail on the other DVRs is just a repeat of what I've already read, I don't bother even checking them. The mail can stack up forever on those and it won't bother me at all.
  14. DC_SnDvl

    DC_SnDvl Godfather

    Aug 17, 2006
    red button to delete without first having to read the mail would be a good start.
  15. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    One a day for the last two days, I mean cmon Directv. Really??

    Couple that along with the SIXTEEN phone calls in 20 days ( I finally answered today to see what was so important) to offer me the HD Xtra pack for free for 90 days, we might as well start referring to them as DirecSpamTv.
  16. marker101

    marker101 Legend

    Nov 6, 2007
    Don't care. I just ignore the mail icon on the channel banner.
  17. Thaedron

    Thaedron Hall Of Fame

    Jun 29, 2007
    Spanky is one smart puppy... The ability to turn TVMail off on individual receivers would solve the problem elegantly. Sort of like a spam filter...

    Though I can see reasons why DirecTV wouldn't implement something like that. Too easy to forget that it's off, etc...
  18. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Not only do I ignore it, I wasn't even aware it was there. :lol:


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