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Will D* Ever Have Channel Logos in the Grid?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by BenJF3, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Nov 1, 2012 #21 of 111
    RunnerFL

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    Not sure how long you've been a customer but most know by now that DirecTV gives no real options for UI customization. Turning recording tips on/off and hiding SD dupes, or all HD channels, is about it.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2012 #22 of 111
    RunnerFL

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    I think our definition of clutter is different than yours then.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2012 #23 of 111
    BenJF3

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    Pics are simply linked to reviews of services found on Google. I really want to get to the local satellite shop because I heard he has both systems setup and I can get some hands on.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2012 #24 of 111
    Mike Greer

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    I don't really care about the logos but I sure wish DirecTV would hire some engineers from Dish! The guide has much more info and is much much quicker to navigate. Anyone that disagrees should stop by a reseller that has both side by side. Night and Day difference moving around the guide.

    I'm afraid if DirecTV tried to add the amount of info that Dish has in the guide it would take an already too slow and clunky guide and move it over to 'usable'. If they added logos it may just completely kill the guide - it can't handle the in-guide ads it has now.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2012 #25 of 111
    Lord Vader

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    I disagree. I think it looks fabulous and colorful and artsy. However, I'd add some magenta and fuschia to it. Spice it up a little. In fact, some mildly flourescent colors like optic yellow/green would be neat.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2012 #26 of 111
    HGuardian

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    Simple changes and it can look pretty slick, I don't think the clutter has anything to do with the channel logos. I like the logos if they are done right. (Some are still outdated and/or wrong, look at Fox Sports Detroit's)

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  7. Nov 1, 2012 #27 of 111
    coolman302003

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    Remember you still have the call sign (in addition to the logo) below the channel #...
     
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    Billzebub

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    This is one issue I can honestly reply to with:
    I Don't Care.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2012 #29 of 111
    RunnerFL

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    But the OP wants to take away the call sign.
     
  10. Nov 1, 2012 #30 of 111
    Sea bass

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    I like the idea, it could be an on/off option in the menu. We already have the logos in the banner, don't think it would take much to get em' in the guide.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2012 #31 of 111
    Laxguy

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    Well, that's the way to do it. Pictures in the case of the ones you found lie, due to widely different size and quality for the different screens. The Dish one comes from their site, so you'd expect it to be nicely polished and a Hi rez image.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2012 #32 of 111
    Laxguy

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    The devil, you say!
     
  13. Nov 1, 2012 #33 of 111
    Phil T

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    I had Dish for 7 years and now DirecTV for 9. The new Dish guide is much better then what I remember from the Dishplayer and 501 days. Both my wife and I think it is much easier to read and looks nicer then the current DirecTV guide.
     
  14. Nov 1, 2012 #34 of 111
    tonyd79

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    So, the logo does what, then?
     
  15. Nov 2, 2012 #35 of 111
    inkahauts

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    The gradient color in all the grids is very distracting away from the titles. Pulls your eyes in multiple directions.

    However I do like the more hours. That's the only thing that better. Everything else is extra junk that adds nothing but possibly looks for some people. Function for everyone is far more important than looks for a few.

    I'd think it'd be more helpful to give us two guide orders, channel name and channel number, than logos or no logos.
     
  16. Nov 2, 2012 #36 of 111
    spartanstew

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    Well, I think D* could make many improvements in the guide grid. While finally HD, it's very boring (black with varying shades of gray) and most other companies have much more appealing guides.

    As for the logo's, I could go either way, but it would be nice to have them on the locals, as I have no idea which is which based on the call letters.
     
  17. Nov 2, 2012 #37 of 111
    fleckrj

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    That has always been my question whenever threads like this come up. What is the point of the logo?
     
  18. Nov 2, 2012 #38 of 111
    Laxguy

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    I think it may be because some people are more visually oriented than others, and hence prefer them. I think they're useful in Quicktune, which I rarely use.

    I look for them only when a question comes up.
     
  19. Nov 2, 2012 #39 of 111
    spartanstew

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    I would agree with you, IF the locals had ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX instead of KDFW, KXAS, WFAA, and KTVT. I have no idea what those are.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2012 #40 of 111
    Laxguy

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    Put 'em in Quicktune, or use the iPad app. Then you'll learn without effort what each is.
     

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