Originally Posted by jspENC
Hey Buddy, Sorry I didn't say what you wanted to hear... but yes you can lock out the channels from the guide that you do not subscribe to or want to see.
I guess you must love Directv and their high prices and Dolby DIgital sound that craps out a couple of times an hour and miss parts of the show with no sound. Directv has some sorry SD picture, ever so bad that I'll take more HD choices with Warner even if it is a little weaker than Directs MPEG 4 offerings. Right now, Directv is lacking in HD channels that I watch, and I do not want to look at that blurry SD mess.
That's good to hear that they finally got that option. I was a TWC HD subscriber from 2002 when I first got an HD set until they screwed me over with Signature Home in 2010. Sadly, I still have to put up with them for internet services (which while speeds suck, the service is mostly consistent)
As far as DD audio drops - This isn't something I've ever experienced. DD just works. On the high price front - I get more channels and features for less $ than I ever paid TWC. And I'm not even in a contract anymore.
is dated last September and indicates DTV has more HD channels (some markets may vary). Granted this is before DirecTV finally dropped that horrible Weather Channel channel (good riddance to it).
On the other + fronts, I can attach external storage (as in I've got a RAID 1 array attached to the primary receiver) and unless something has changed record more programs at any given time as well. Finally, I've been able to delete remote programs since 2010 when I became a subscriber. Something the whole home DVR's just got the ability to do in the past 18 months and a usable show foldering system has been around since 2009 or so.
DirecTV's numbering system also has historically made more sense and been easier to use. And DTV doesn't have the stupid channel 1101 for HD followed up by 101 for SD (which couldn't be locked out from channel surfing or the guide).