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58483323
Gurt me

join:2003-06-23
Normal, IL

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i-Guide ads

I was just wondering... For anyone that has had the i-Guide for some time now, have you had any ads in the guide? From what I've gathered from others, ads in the i-Guide will take away a whole line of listings making the final count 4. That's unacceptable.

Can Comcast control whether we get ads or not? I know Comcast had like 51% to do with this guide... so maybe we're the lucky ones that get exempted from these nasty ads?

It's just that the way they designed the guide, ads would make the whole thing inefficient. It takes away 20% of the guide. I don't think we should have to take 20% out of the guide we pay for to put 20% more money into the pockets of the greedy TV Guide.

I hope no one has gotten any ads... ::crossing fingers:: (Comcast has a real winner here as long as it's ad free)

Edit: spelling



bruin23
Premium
join:2004-06-17
San Francisco, CA

Have had i-Guide on my DVR since I first got it (January) and my regular cable box (about April or May) and no ads so far. Hopefully it'll continue.



58483323
Gurt me

join:2003-06-23
Normal, IL

That's a good sign.

I know Comcast or TV Guide (whoever manages it) advertised the heck out of Tan Guide. But the tan guide was designed around advertising. The i-Guide was designed around information so squeezing advertising in it makes the whole thing fall apart.

Thanks for the response. I just don't want to get used to the ad-free version if I could get the adware version later on.


dead_screem

join:2004-09-10
Carol Stream, IL

from what I heard, i-Guide 2 (mosaic) will have ads somewhere.



58483323
Gurt me

join:2003-06-23
Normal, IL

As long as it doesn't take away 20% of the listings, I'm fine.



nascar

join:2000-02-28
Verona, NJ
kudos:2
reply to 58483323

More on Ads...

»www.dvrchatter.com/viewtopic.php?id=209
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Joshua86

@mlvind01.mi.comcast.
reply to 58483323

I've had the iGuide since November, so far no ads.



Loker
Premium
join:2004-07-11
Fargo, ND

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reply to 58483323

up until when we went to the new FW 9.19....I am assuming they upgraded the guide software at the same time to remove it or something....we had ad's in one spot they were usually ad's for programming no product ad's but ad's all the same.....I marked where they were
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"While preceding your entrance with a grenade is a good tactic in
Quake, it can lead to problems if attempted at work." -- C Hacking


58483323
Gurt me

join:2003-06-23
Normal, IL

Yeah, they're already downgrading us to 5 lines (from six on the tan guide).. with ads that downgrades us to 4!

I hope Comcast makes the right decision here. I've already heard MANY cable companies have received thousands of complaints about the ads. Comcast would have some outraged customers if they choose to go with the adware version of i-Guide.

If they're going to tease us with an ad free guide at first and then subject us to advertising later on, that's just wrong.



58483323
Gurt me

join:2003-06-23
Normal, IL
reply to Loker

Click for full size
As you can see, there's a big difference. It also seems that Comcast planned the i-Guide to be ad-free the whole time. Their demo doesn't show ads while TV Guide's does.


Scree
In the pipe 5 by 5

join:2001-04-24
Mount Laurel, NJ

No more live window with the comcast version, eh? I'd miss that instead.



Loker
Premium
join:2004-07-11
Fargo, ND
reply to 58483323

said by 58483323:

As you can see, there's a big difference. It also seems that Comcast planned the i-Guide to be ad-free the whole time. Their demo doesn't show ads while TV Guide's does.
yep that first one is exactly what I had on mine except it was not ad's for premium channels and obviously since I have no on demand not adverts for on demand.....they were advertisements for like the show andromeda....channels like WGN I think fox had one
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"While preceding your entrance with a grenade is a good tactic inQuake, it can lead to problems if attempted at work." -- C Hacking


58483323
Gurt me

join:2003-06-23
Normal, IL
reply to Scree

There's scaled video for Comcast.. but only for the 2500 and above. They didn't want to show it in the demo because the vast majority of customers have DCT-2000's, which doesn't support scaled video.


meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
reply to 58483323

I have Bresnan and our i-Guide has ads for programming or "quick tips" sometimes. It changes hour to hour (yes, on the hour) whether we have ads or not. Seems they're more common in the evenings. I don't find them TOO bad compared to the tan guide, but I sure prefer looking through the guide when they aren't there.



Loker
Premium
join:2004-07-11
Fargo, ND

1 edit
reply to 58483323

oh god they are back with a vengence.....I guess they are not just channel ad's anymore


comcastfan11

join:2003-08-04
Brick, NJ

Ads suck. I guess I'm just glad that comcast uses SA boxes in my area equipped with the SARA guide. It actually does its intended job on my DVR of only having listings.



58483323
Gurt me

join:2003-06-23
Normal, IL

2 edits
reply to Loker

Still no ads here.. hoping it'll stay that way.

I guess if I ever get the ads it won't be too bad since I use the page up/down buttons.

One question, how many lines of programming are there with single cell with ads?



Loker
Premium
join:2004-07-11
Fargo, ND
reply to 58483323

Click for full size
it looks like 5 rows....I do not like the single height stuff though


comcastfan11

join:2003-08-04
Brick, NJ

said by Loker:

it looks like 5 rows....I do not like the single height stuff though
The channel bar looks uneven and hideous also did I mention that I absolutely hate ads:) The rest is ok but nothing to get too excited over.


Loker
Premium
join:2004-07-11
Fargo, ND
reply to 58483323

yeah I do not like the single height bars



58483323
Gurt me

join:2003-06-23
Normal, IL

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Yeah, single height = barely no programming info = me not happy

Ads = 20% less programming on screen = me not happy



Edit: Still no ads!