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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 2, 2012 #41 of 111
    spartanstew

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    Yes, I could do that, but I never use quicktune and don't own any apple products.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2012 #42 of 111
    trainman

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    The channel number doesn't do it for you? Well, there goes all the money they've spent on their branding campaigns.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2012 #43 of 111
    tonyd79

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    The fake channel numbers that they not only build their branding around but also set up their technology to fake in the digital world.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2012 #44 of 111
    inkahauts

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    Cause that is a lot easier than trying to get everyone to relearn their channel numbers after the digital switch.....
     
  5. Nov 2, 2012 #45 of 111
    fleckrj

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    I do not remember the call signs of my local stations, either, but I do know that PBS is 4, CBS is 5, ABC is 11, NBC is 17, and Fox is 50. I even know that 22 is CW, 28 is My Network TV, 40 is Univision, and 47 is ION, even though I never watch those.

    I do not look at the guide to find out which number is which network. I only look at the guide to find out what is on at the time. If I find something that peaks my interest, I do not care what the channel name is - I just hit "ok" and I am there.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2012 #46 of 111
    tonyd79

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    Doesn't seem to help people who need an icon to find ABC in their own home...
     
  7. Nov 2, 2012 #47 of 111
    mhayes70

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    I would find it very useful to use the channel logo's. I like it alot and wondered if Directv would change the guide to that. Hopefully some day they will.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2012 #48 of 111
    spartanstew

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    Nope.

    I still know which channel numbers are what station in Detroit, even though I haven't lived in that Market in 30 years, but I don't know the Dallas stations after being here 12 years. I've had a DVR since moving here and don't even pay attention to that type of thing - and I don't watch the local news which probably accounts for how most people know them (i.e. News8, etc.)
     
  9. Nov 2, 2012 #49 of 111
    AirShark

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    I think it looks cleaner without the logos. I don't like the multi-colored jumble that is the Dish guide.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2012 #50 of 111
    Drew2k

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    I'm definitely spoiled living in the NYC market where we have these stations - try to guess what networks they are owned by? WCBS, WNBC, WABC

    The other two networks are on WNYW (Fox) and WPIX (CW), so out of towers staying in hotels would benefit from the logo here, for sure.
     
  11. Nov 3, 2012 #51 of 111
    Rtm

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    Thats gorgeous is that 6 channels and 2 & 1/2 hrs in that guide? That's innovative and absolutely amazing wish Directv had this.
     
  12. Nov 3, 2012 #52 of 111
    Laxguy

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    Nice graphic, but I do believe it's a professionally done web image.
     
  13. Nov 3, 2012 #53 of 111
    myselfalso

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    Search the Internet for other pictures of the guide. They look the same.
     
  14. Nov 3, 2012 #54 of 111
    BenJF3

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    When I get to my local shop, I'll try to take some actual screenshots to post. However, I think the Dish GUI is superior to the DirecTV from what I've been finding. That said, a GUI is not a deal breaker - just an important consideration.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2012 #55 of 111
    tonyd79

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    Meh. I prefer simple and clean. Flashy does little for me.
     
  16. Nov 3, 2012 #56 of 111
    dpeters11

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    Whether one GUI is better thn another is most definitely subjective.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2012 #57 of 111
    Laxguy

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    Not sure what point you're making.

    My caution was that a pro image of X will generally make an amateur, cellphone shot of a screen of Y look like shinola.
     
  18. Nov 3, 2012 #58 of 111
    Alan Gordon

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    FWIW, I will always hold out hope for DirecTV adding channel logos in the Guide (and Playlist/To Do List/Series Manager, etc.).

    For those who don't like them, DirecTV used to have other manufacturers that offered the ability to turn them off.
     
  19. Nov 3, 2012 #59 of 111
    nmetro

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    This is only available on DISH's VIP920 receiver, on their other receivers the program guide is light blue on gray, with no logos. Though, this guide also does show 2.5 hours, as well.
     
  20. Nov 3, 2012 #60 of 111
    nmetro

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    I would be happy with a lighter background and darker foreground for the DTV programming guide; ideally let the customer choose their own colors. Also, increase the time span to 2.5 hours; just like their web version. Also, one would have the capability to turn off the channel advertising in the guide. Finally, the ability to see the program description without having to hit "More info" when viewing clicking on a program in the guide.

    As for logs, they look nice, but take up room that could be better used to increase the time period one is viewing in the guide.
     

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