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Fri, Sep 18, 2020 10:27 PM

ch 200 News Mix (NMX)

I was excited to have this channel. But we’ve somehow set one of the channels to the Weather Channel, instead of the news channel it was on. I can’t remember how to change it back to what I want. Can some one help? Every search I’ve done points me to really old posts.

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DIRECTVhelp

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1 y ago

We are here to help with your inquiry on NMX channel, @doonboggles.

 

@litzdog911 is correct. You are unable to change to the channel programming itself.

 

Did you lose the channel?

  1. Let's try to reset your receiver.
    • This will clear minor trouble hidden in the memory of the receiver.
  2. It may be currently hidden. 
    • You will need to change your DirecTV Program Customization.
    • Also, check to see if you may have hidden HD channels in your guide.
      1. Go into Menu 
      2. Settings 
      3. Display 
      4. Preferences 
      5. Guide HD Channels
  3. If channel is still hidden.

Let us know if this helps.

 

 

Max, AT&T Community Specialist

litzdog911

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The Mix channels are programmed by DirecTV. You can't change them.

 

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1 y ago

Hi litzdog911, thanks for the response. I'm pretty sure that we did set it up ourselves a few months ago, and my wife remembers setting one of the four stations to the Weather Channel during our fire-related bad air two weeks ago. But it's possible we're just losing our minds, it's been known to happen. Just for the sake of evidence of insanity to share with our doctor, can you tell me which stations you get on Channel 200?

 

Thanks!

 

DB

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During the hurricanes and severe weather in the west the BBC was replaced by the Weather Channel on NMX.  This has happened in the past and after the emergency BBC was restored to NMX (replacing Weather Channel).  This last time the BBC has not been restored.  The Weather Channel is terrible now...  mostly old shows covering guys recovering wrecked tractor trailer rigs in the snow.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE restore BBC to NMX.  The international perspective is so good in contrast to the three "domestic" channels.  Great viewing all four and skipping around to get all the different perspectives.  Thanks, CRM

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So, on my NMX, my four channels used to be CNN 202, FOX 360, MSNBC 356 and BBC 346. Just this afternoon, MSNBC and BBC have been replaced with AccuWeather 361 and The Weather Channel 362, respectively. It just so happens that at this moment (08/27/2021; 06:15PM Eastern), Tropical Storm Ida, which they are now forecasting to become a major Cat 4 hurricane, is about cross over western Cuba and enter the Gulf of Mexico. So, I guess what happens is when there's a major weather event that's threatening, they change one or more of the NMX channels to weather channels so people can easily get weather news. Makes sense to me, because a Cat 4 is major news. Living in Tampa, FL like we do, we are well aware of the destruction and potential loss of life that comes with a major hurricane. We are praying for those in the path of the coming monster storm Ida.

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Please bring MSNBC back to Ch. 200

DIRECTVhelp

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3 m ago

Hi @Rdbaker1951!


Thank you for reaching out!


We will definitely take your feedback about this to continue improving our service. Keep in mind that you can still enjoy MSNBC in the 356 channel.


Please reach us back again if you have any other doubt or concern.


Mariana, DIRECTV Community Specialist.

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So now my NMX channel 200 has 3 out of 4 screens showing weather channels, and the only actual news is CNN. And it actually says Weather Mix in the margin, not News Mix. When is 200 going to go back to being news, with CNN, MSNBC, BBC and FOX? I know you say, “Keep in mind that you can still enjoy MSNBC in the 356 channel,” but the point of offering a News Mix channel should be that it has news, not 75% weather channels.

DIRECTVhelp

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@gr8day2play Thank you for bringing up to our attention your concern regarding that missing channel in NMX. Therefore if after resetting the receiver this way the issue persists, you can create a custom favorite channel:
1. Press "INFO" Details
2. Navigate to "Favorites" Details
3. Select "Setup Custom 1 or 2," press SELECT
4. Select channels to be in the list
5. Select "Name List," press SELECT
6. Type name of list, select "Update Name"
Let us know if there's anything else we could help you with.

 

Benjamin, DIRECTV Community Specialist.

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Who decides what channels show up on channel 200? Like it used to be CNN, MSNBC, FOX and BBC? Over the last two days, 3 of the 4 are now weather channels. What happened? Who is changing them? Why can’t It just go back to the way it was? Is it a human making these decisions? I want news back on 200,  not weather. Isn’t there already a weather mix channel? Please, please, please get news back on News Mix. I know Hurricane Ida is news, but on 3 of 4 screens???? Can’t the person making these decisions be told we don’t need weather on 3 of 4 screens?

DIRECTVhelp

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@gr8day2play We know where you're coming from, and we take your feedback seriously. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of programming so you can choose your favorites. We understand that not everyone will like each program. However, our ongoing research tells us that most customers agree with us, and like being able to choose from so many options.
 
Benjamin, DIRECTV Community Specialist.

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7 Messages

3 m ago

Can we customize News Mix channel?

How do I customize the News Mix channel?  It used to show 4 news stations in split quadrants but now shows 6 including 2 weather channels … I just want it back to what it was for 2+ years … 4 was perfect but 6 images are too small

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I totally concur with EJ's post.  The channel is "News Mix"...  emphasis on the word "news".  The two weather channels are nice but just take up space and don't even show weather all the time but rather various garbage programs to fill.  Please restore the previous "Fab 4".  Thanks.

DIRECTVhelp

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3 m ago

Thanks for reaching out @EJWerner, we are happy to look into this! 

Can you tell us what model or receiver you have?


Here some tips to help with your Newsmix.

-Joseph, DIRECTV Community Specialist

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7 Messages

3 m ago

Such a simple ? on how to customize News Mix and not sure why it matters but the receiver says Model: 25 - 100 … I also have the Receiver ID & Serial #

your tips were just to reset

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