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Why does D* have a TV Guide channel? Very strange. We have on screen guides to do that for us with our receivers. What a waste of bandwidth.


Anyone else not care to sit through the scrolling of however many channels to see what is on?
 

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Not to sure... I have 3 guesses...


1) FCC mandate, like X% of all channels must be religous/ect

2) TV Guide pays for the privlage, like shopping channels. (But prolly not, I don't see too many ads on there)

3) 0.05% of the people actually watch it.
 

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I vote for a comment made elsewhere:


" DirecTv receives many calls from subscribers who can not figure out how to use the Program Guide but also, in many cases, can't find the button for it on the remote in the first place ! "
 

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A licensing agreement between D* and Gemstar / TV Guide - to essentially prevent lawsuits. Dmon4u's comment also has something to do with it.
 
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