5 Minute PocketDISH informercial placed on my 622, 942

riffjim4069

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I noticed that E* placed a 5 Minute "Introducing PocketDISH" infomercial on both of my 622s at 4am this morning. This is the first time E* placed any recordings on them since they were first activated some months ago. Heck, they even protected the recording so I have to enter my password to delete it. Did anyone else receive this unwelcome advertising?

Not a major issue, but I just hope this isn't the start of daily programming and product advertisements. I certainly don't need any advertisements regarding the new Mustang, DishHD programming packs, or Feminine Hygiene products for that matter. Anyway, I view this as unwanted DishSpam....need a way to opt-out of receiving this stuff.
 
Scott Greczkowski

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No way to opt out. :(

They are trying to get rid of the PocketDishes in Stock as Generation 2 is not to far off.
 
Kaydigi

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Had it on my 522, however it did not require a password to delete. I wouldn't buy one after reading all the warranty horror stories on this forum.
 
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The good thing is they only do this every 6 months or so, they are not too intrusive.
 
BobMurdoch

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Not a big deal. 5 minutes of SD programming is not gonna be anything more than a minor inconvenience.

Delete it and it goes away.

I always wonder why people who go nuts over these programs don't do the same over junk mail in their mailbox....

"Yes, I want someone from Pizza Hut on the phone NOW! I'm sick of having to keep recycling their circulars!"
 
BrianB

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It's only 5 mins. I don't have a problem with it unless it gets out of control. DirecTV did the same thing when I was with them.
 
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If it would record HD might be a deal but sd only forget it.
 
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At first, I didn't know why my receiver was on channel 101 this morning. Then I noticed the pocketdish commerical recorded. I did not need a password to delete it.
 
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pdxsam said:
You'd only need the password to delete it if you've got 101 locked out with channel locks.
They locked it. To delete a locked item requires you unlock it first before you delete it.
 
Max Wright

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I had it there as well. Only it recorded 0:00 minutes. when I tried to watch it the screen just went blank. I was able to "stop" it and delete it. More of an annoyance than anything.
 
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I got it. It was locked. I don't like it. I consider it one step worse than SPAM as it required additional effort to delete it. Is anyone old enough to remember an early promise of Pay TV: if you pay for it, there will be no need for advertisements?
 
David Dietzel

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They're jut blowing out the old SD units.

Which is good, cuz it means the new units that can take HD transfers and display at DVD resolution are coming real soon, girlfriends.
 
coolbreeze

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Yeah, I got it today as well, watched it, then deleted it. If anyone thinks this spam is too much, don't get a Tivo. Unwanted stuff appears on it all the time. I don't mind this, however. Not a big deal unless it gets excessive. My day wasn't too terribly disrupted by this :p
 
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if you rented a new car would you be upset if the dealer without your knowledge came to your home and repainted it????? its still the same model huh!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Scott Greczkowski said:
No way to opt out. :(

They are trying to get rid of the PocketDishes in Stock as Generation 2 is not to far off.

They should try lowering the prices.

What will the new ones have ?
 
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jmd102354 said:
They should try lowering the prices.

What will the new ones have ?

That's exactly what I thought - at least some additional incentive to convince potential customers - I guess they're going on the awareness track.

I came really close to buying the 4" when I got my 622, but the inability to transfer HD is what broke the deal.

How can they call the 7" a pocketdish?! Whose pants pockets are big enough? The Jolly Green Giant, maybe?
 

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