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I currently am a new subscriber to Dish coming over from Time Warner. I am finding that the interface is not very logical or useful. It is very plain and I have to really look for the information I want. Also the channels are grouped poorley in my opinion. I was wondering how people liked the DirectV interface and how their channels are lined up. Also, does anyone have a link to a numerical lineup of Directv channels. Everywhere I find has both dish and direct alphabetically. Thanks.
 

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I agree the channels are poorly aligned. 202 is CNN, 203 is CourtTV, 204 is CNN headline news. Wouldn't you think 203 should be Headline News? And then all the other news channels are in the high 300's. You get used to it after a while. I have heard that CNN pays DTV to have a lower, seemingly more lucrative channel number in the lineup.

The program guide is OK - it serves its purpose. I wish the Search feature was faster - I would use it more but it's too slow.
 

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What receiver are you using? as some of the older equipment has a different GUI interface.

As for the one that is on the R15/HR20 D10/D11 H20

I have pretty much gotten used to it, and don't have any real major issues with it. I have used the TiVo interface for the last 6 years, so I don't really remember what the even older interfaces where like.
 

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You used to be able to get a numerical listing of channels on DirecTV's website. Looks like you can't do that anymore (I just tried it). I think that the groupings could be more consistent, but overall they're not bad. As ansky mentioned, CNN is 202 and CNNHN is 204... and yeah, they should be contiguous, but that doesn't bother me too much - what I don't understand is that CNN seems to be segregated out from the rest of the news stations. For example, you have to go to the mid-300s to get to the rest of the news stations (e.g. Fox News is channel 360). Overall, it's not bad though, and the stations do tend to be grouped together (e.g. Kids channels start at 290... XM stations are in the 800's...). There are a couple exceptions.

As for the guide, I really like it. With the new interface (I see this on the R15 DVR) you have some nice features. For example, you can jump back and forth in 12-hour increments. You can select a single channel off the grid and have it display a listing for that one channel (like the standard TiVo guide, if you're familiar with that). It also has a feature that lets you search for a channel (e.g. I know there's something on AMC, but I forget which channel AMC is, I can do a search, and instantly tune in the channel), and let's you jump to a specific date/time for a particular channel as well. Plus, and this is a small thing, but something I found useful, there's a slider at the top of the guide. It shows you where the current time is in the guide, and moves as time progresses. For example, say it's now 9:55 pm. You bring up the guide, and it shows what's on as of 9:30. The little slider will be most of the way over to the 10:00 mark on the guide.
 

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THAT IS SO HELPFUL. THANK YOU!
 
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