1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Will directv ever fix the "channels i get" option

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ajiuO, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    2,670
    1
    Oct 18, 2006
    Nevada
    The "issue" is that it affects your autorecords. Fortunately, Gamesearch has helped a lot with that, but you still will have all sorts of search returns on channels you don't get, and even if you set up favorites, your searches still return channels you don't get.
     
  2. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    2,670
    1
    Oct 18, 2006
    Nevada
    That makes no sense. By your reading, there is no difference between "Channels I get" and "Everything." Why even have a "Channels I Get" if it includes "Channels I don't get but might want to subscribe to after I win the lottery"?
     
  3. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    2,670
    1
    Oct 18, 2006
    Nevada
    Again, this is my real problem. As a 16 year NHLCI sub, I have to make several cumbersome boolean search strings to make sure that I get Islanders games with all those other RSNs turned on in the CIG. It has only improved insofar as DirecTV has started opening up the RSNs during game windows, so recordings end up working, not because the CIG works, but because the RSN now does.
     
  4. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    2,670
    1
    Oct 18, 2006
    Nevada
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    21,192
    183
    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    I think the freeview argument is very compelling.
     
  6. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    6,645
    13
    Nov 7, 2003
    IIRC, the old TiVo used to always re-add channels. Especially, the shopping channels. This would happen when the channel was removed from the stream and then added back. The TiVo would see this as a new channel and put it back in your guide. Will the new HD TiVo have this same problem?
     
  7. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

    1,355
    3
    Aug 19, 2006
    Does anybody here in the forum still have a SD only box? Just wondering if CIG works for SD only. I could get the grandfather channel package argument, but most of channels in the 200s and 300s work fine. It should be relatively easy to code to check to see if I subscribed to HBO or Cinemax or Premium. Those are packages which are get updated whenever a new HBO or Cinemax channel gets added. Stuart has done a lot to get CIG to a somewhat usable state. I just want to see it continue to improve.
     
  8. glen4cindy

    glen4cindy Cool Member

    23
    0
    Oct 19, 2006
    This does NOT work.....It, as the OP describes, STILL shows HBO, CINNEMAX, and other odd channels that you DO NOT subscribe to. Another issue that I find, is this problem carries over to the Android App, at least in my case. Many times, I have searched for programming, found said programming, scheduled the recording, only to find that the DVR recorded a channel that I don't subscribe to. The Android App usually does not show the channels that I am not subscribed to, but, these random channels that show up in my guide, also show up in my Andorid App as available for recording.

    I have contacted DTV 3 different times about this problem, and it is present on 2 different receivers in my house that have the CIG feature in the menu. None of the CSR's I spoke to were able to correct the problem.
     
  9. kovach

    kovach Mentor

    49
    0
    Feb 22, 2010
    Not to mention it displays channels I couldn't get even if I wanted to, like the distant locals.
     
  10. ajiuO

    ajiuO Legend

    131
    3
    Jun 17, 2006
    Why does the acsess card matter. They should just be able to have the guide get subscription information from the interweb.... It works fine for the iPad app.
     
  11. jpoet

    jpoet AllStar

    94
    0
    Feb 9, 2007
    Exactly. That is the primary reason that CIG not working has been a thorn in my ...

    CIG shows sports channels that I DO NOT GET. My recording rules [to catch teams I care about] seemed pick channels I DO NOT GET, almost as often as it got it right. To get around this major bug, I have to use multiple recording rules, to specify channel ranges that I actually get. It would not be quite so bad, if you could specify multiple channel ranges in a single rule.

    Very annoying.

    John
     
  12. Joke

    Joke Cool Member

    23
    0
    Jun 15, 2011
    Absolutely absurd that this feature doesn't work. I have an HR44 capable of all kinds of magic, but there's no way for me to flip through channels or a channel guide to see if there might be a baseball game on that I want to watch?
    Maybe two or three times a year I want to watch a sport other than the NFL. I might be looking for a local college football game or just an appealing MLB matchup. I have no idea what sports channels my package has, and there are over a hundred channels worth of RSNs and I'm certainly not going to make a hobby of figuring out and maintaining that list just to use it a few times.
    Anyone have an efficient approach?
     
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    15,365
    580
    Dec 2, 2010
    Winters,...
    Yes, TV apps. Take a look.
     
  14. Mike Greer

    Mike Greer Hall Of Fame

    1,612
    15
    Jan 20, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    Must not be high on their priority list. It's right there with caller-ID and trick play on remote recordings. It would nice but I wouldn't hold my breath! It is now 2013....
     
  15. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    12,971
    204
    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Absolutely absurd that this feature doesn't work. I have an HR44 capable of all kinds of magic, but there's no way for me to flip through channels or a channel guide to see if there might be a baseball game on that I want to watch?
    Maybe two or three times a year I want to watch a sport other than the NFL. I might be looking for a local college football game or just an appealing MLB matchup. I have no idea what sports channels my package has, and there are over a hundred channels worth of RSNs and I'm certainly not going to make a hobby of figuring out and maintaining that list just to use it a few times.
    Anyone have an efficient approach?


    It would e nice but fixing it would not fulfill your need as even if you get a certain channel, the game you want may be blacked out on it
     
  16. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    7,216
    388
    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    If they do not intend on fixing it,
    it would be nice to change it so that it is like the 2 that we can customize. Then we could go and uncheck all the channels we know that we do not get. It would be a little bit of a pain to do that on each receiver, but, it would get it corrected for that particular user.
     
  17. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

    1,543
    142
    Aug 14, 2011
    VT
    Thank you.
    I watch sports EVERY NIGHT and have to do precisely what you say. I have learned only through trial and error what games I can and can't watch and the channels, but it's not consistent. The boolean search strings are a pain and I just can't make it work. The "Smartsearch" is a waste of time. TV Apps no longer works for me since switching to UVerse, but even if it did, what app tells you what games are on FOR ME? Just like channels I get should be FOR ME. I have the Sports Pack and have made two high-functioning favorites lists, but I can't search for a game.

    Why isn't there a way to see what live sporting events are on FOR ME... with MY PACKAGE, the SPORTS PACK, and NFL ST. I want to see:

    Tonight 7pm
    Team @ Team (ESPN 206)
    Team @ Team (MLBa 214-1)
    ___ @ Orioles (MASN 640)
    ___ @ Nationals (MASN2 641-1)
    ___ @ Braves (FSSO 646)

    8pm
    Reds @ Brewers (FSCIN 661-1)
    Reds @ Brewers (FSIND 673-1)
    ____ @ Crew (FSDET+ 664-1)

    etc, etc

    Mixed sports, live games only. No games that are blacked out, no out-of-package channels. You know.. CHANNELS I GET.
     
  18. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    15,365
    580
    Dec 2, 2010
    Winters,...
    iPad app. If you don't have one, get a used one just for the DIRECTV app for iPad.
     
  19. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    20,082
    1,068
    Jan 10, 2008
    NY
    iPad app. If you don't have one, get a used one just for the DIRECTV app for iPad.
    Hmmm, that seems like a good idea..... you think?
     
  20. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    15,365
    580
    Dec 2, 2010
    Winters,...
    Have I ever posted a bad idea?? :)

    Please, responses not necessary!
     

Share This Page