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Would you pay extra for ad free guide?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by GlennJ84, Apr 3, 2008.

Would you pay extra for no guide ads

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  2. No

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  3. I think you have too much time on your hands GlennJ84

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  1. Apr 3, 2008 #1 of 97
    GlennJ84

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    I remember a better time when adds weren't strewn all over the guide. I have a simple question. Would anyone else besides me be willing to pay 1 or 2 dollars per month to get rid of all the adds in the guide that will continue to become more and more obtrusive.

    I've seen it happen to cable. Adds are ridiculous in that space.

    I know there are other threads about it.

    It drives a brother crazy.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2008 #2 of 97
    skyviewmark1

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    No! But I can send my money to a company that doesn't clutter my guide with advertising.. As much as I spend with them they don't need to advertise something I already have or know about. The ads need to go away.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2008 #3 of 97
    LarryFlowers

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    Sorry... but I have noticed, when I notice at all, maybe 3 ad bars in the guide and they were all related to the "101" the Disney channel going HD , etc.,.

    When I see an ad spanning 4 lines of the grid for a Ford pick up, this will be of concern. Until then, and as long as the splash bars don't become excessive, I am not going ton lose any sleep over it.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2008 #4 of 97
    Lucid504

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    im new to directv but i really dont mind the ads so i wouldn't, when i was with cable the ads were huge and annoying i dont erally mind these since they are small and i don't use the guide much i usually use the mini guide
     
  5. Apr 3, 2008 #5 of 97
    curt8403

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    I think they mean printed guide
     
  6. Apr 3, 2008 #6 of 97
    GlennJ84

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    I'm just saying... that's how it starts
     
  7. Apr 3, 2008 #7 of 97
    Ken S

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    If the advertisements get to the point where they are too bothersome I'll find a different provider.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2008 #8 of 97
    fusion04

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    I completely agree. We should have an ad-free guide at no additional cost. We already pay enough for the service.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2008 #9 of 97
    RunnerFL

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    Same here. If they are making some on the ad's it may even keep subscriber rates down.
     
  10. Sharkie_Fan

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    As it is right now, I don't have a problem with the ads. There's just a few in the entire guide and it doens't bug me all that much.

    If it got to the point where, as I'm paging down through the guide, I had to look at an ad on every page, then I might consider it... Although with all the network shows getting going again, I'll hardly use the guide - I watch my sports on 206, 215, or 654, and my wife and I watch our already recorded network programming. Don't really look at the guide when new episodes are in full swing.
     
  11. Greg Alsobrook

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    +1
     
  12. gulfwarvet

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    nope
     
  13. dnemec123

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    Ads - as they are now - are ok.

    Adds - as in getting more channels - are ok too! ;)

    Dale
     
  14. Squid7085

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    Humm, I am having DirecTV installed soon, and have heard nothing about ads. Do you have an example? I currently have Cox Cable and have never seen any "Ads" in the guide.
     
  15. jimmyv2000

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    no ads they are annoying

    as another post said ads with NEW Channels being added should be done with the message system they have.:D
     
  16. SPACEMAKER

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    I don't really mind the ads. The day that I allow small ads in my DirecTV guide to become a bother is the day I will know that I am officially a spoiled pansy in need of a solid ass whipping by someone who has real problems to deal with.
     
  17. Brian Hanasky

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    NO they don't bother me that much
     
  18. RunnerFL

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    Finally, something we agree on. :D

    I feel the same way, what's a few little ads?
     
  19. SPACEMAKER

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    :D

    It was bound to happen at some point...:lol:
     
  20. ktk0117

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    Ditto!

    No big deal to see the few that we have, besides it's up to you to do something about them, ignore and move on.
     
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