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New Directv GUI - ATTROCIOUS DISASTER! - Are you kidding me?

 

*** WHO DESIGNED BETTER YET APPROVED THE NEW DIRECTV GUI MENUS THAT APPEARED ON MY DVRS TODAY?

because they need to be fired!

 

WOW Directv???? You couldnt come up with anything better than that BLAND DISMAL ATTROCIOUS design of a menu?

 

Thank you for ruining my TV experience. Not joking! Not happy either!

Good Work !

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@GmaHrn 

 

*D* was definitely tempting but missing AMC.

AMC is available. That was a must for me...

 

 

 

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@hoss713 @GmaHrn 

I'm assuming he refer DTN

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I interpreted @mdram4x4 's comments as positive towards the other satellite service hardware. Neither guide is perfect and there are things I don't like with the D### N's guide. But I'm saving $$ and I get the channels I want with a learning curve that was less than directv's new guide's learning curve (After a year, I still got confused navigating directv's new guide).

 

 

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@hoss713 wrote:

@justloafing 

 

I interpreted @mdram4x4 's comments as positive towards the other satellite service hardware. Neither guide is perfect and there are things I don't like with the D### N's guide. But I'm saving $$ and I get the channels I want with a learning curve that was less than directv's new guide's learning curve (After a year, I still got confused navigating directv's new guide).

 

 


i was referring to hardware alone, no clue on the guide.

a 16 tuner dvr that outputs 4k, yeah nothing else on the market can touch that

it makes the genie 2 look like philco tv

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@GmaHrn 

 

*D* was definitely tempting but missing AMC.

@hoss713 AMC is available. That was a must for me...

GmaHrn, Hoss is right, AMC is in the base package "America's Top 120" so it is also included in every upgrade package  D* offers.  I've been checking!  My hard drive is finally down to 20% full so it is not so critical what recorded programs I will loose by switching to a different satellite provider.

 

I'm not sure if I should be mad at AT&T or grateful for making me check out the competition!

 

John (AT&T Test Dummy)

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@Since1996 wrote:

@GmaHrn 

 

*D* was definitely tempting but missing AMC.

@hoss713 AMC is available. That was a must for me...

GmaHrn, Hoss is right, AMC is in the base package "America's Top 120" so it is also included in every upgrade package  D* offers.  I've been checking!  My hard drive is finally down to 20% full so it is not so critical what recorded programs I will loose by switching to a different satellite provider.

 

I'm not sure if I should be mad at AT&T or grateful for making me check out the competition!

 

John (AT&T Test Dummy)


before you pick a competitor research the ones available to you

 

satellite guys is a good spot.

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@Since1996 

The thing is he said "I am still checking out streaming" so AMC is not on DTN or aka "DirecTV NOW"

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@shspvr

The comment was in response to, "I've switched over to a different satellite service that starts with a D", & did not reference DirecTV Now.

 

@mdram4x4

I am in a rural area with limited internet and too far from any city to get anything with an outside antenna.  My only choices are the two satellite services, one of which has disappointed me after 23 years of being a loyal customer.

 

John (AT&T Test Dummy)

 

 

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John ( a t and t test dummy ). I am in the same boat as you which is now below the waterline
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@Since1996 wrote:

@mdram4x4

I am in a rural area with limited internet and too far from any city to get anything with an outside antenna.  My only choices are the two satellite services, one of which has disappointed me after 23 years of being a loyal customer.

 

John (AT&T Test Dummy)

 

 


im in the same boat.  i would go back to dish, but after the last time i just cant, at least not yet

 

if you get a cell signal at home, verizon has a prepaid unlimited jetpack, its $65 a month with autopay

it will deprioritize, but thats not usually an issue if your rural, as most rural towers are not congested

been using it for a few months and its really nice

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Ah, I couldn't figure out what 'DTN' meant, now I know...  Smiley Happy

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@Since1996 

That not what GmaHrn post said in post 7430

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I have been waiting almost a year for someone who works on this software to actually start using it. I can't believe that any of the developers use the dvr to record or watch shows. I really don't like the progress bar, it's blocking the score area while you ff or rewind. It's (finally) baseball season and I can't see the inning and I absolutely can't see the arrow that shows if it's the top or bottom of the inning. 

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Please move this bar by making it less wide and please also make it transparent. I don't read the ticker but on financial channels that's the most important thing on the screen. 

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@hoss713 

 

Apologies, you are of course right. It's CW. Too many evaluations cloud the brain. *D* I think still has a way to link in OTA which could solve that issue. I feel uncomfortable locking in a 2 year contract though with the upheaval in streaming and changes coming with OTA ATSC 3. Repacking channels in our area is starting in June through the fall. It seems worth waiting to see how things settle and in the interim try to get antennas working.

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I was a Dish customer for years.   Due to a really strange reason I
won't elaborate on, I changed from DirecTv to Dish in the late 90s,
stayed with them until Uverse became available in my neighborhood, then
started back with DirecTv when we relocated. I'm an AT&T
employee/retiree, so you would think there would be a discount - which
there finally is, THREE YEARS after I subscribed.  Through all that
time, I maintained a rooftop antenna to pick up channels none of the
providers carried - particularly, the multiple subchannels of the local
PBS affiliate, which carry lots of programming we like to watch.  Right
now, with our Tivo, we watch all of the national broadcast channels
(ABC, NBC, CBS, etc.) through the Tivo because it has the capability to
skip channels automatically.

With or without a connection to my DirecTv box, my antenna will always
be there.  If the new version of the DirecTv antenna connection is as
bad as the old, I figure I'm better off without it anyway.


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