Anyone Else Notice Lots of Thumbnail Art is Generic? (1 Viewer)

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DishSubLA

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I have two HWS's: The last few weeks, I have noticed a fairly substantial amount of thumbnail art (the pictures that as used for thumbnials to identify a program) that are a few variants of a generic image (often the same image for many shows) for a great many TV shows that used to have specific artwork on the thumbnails. Has anyone else noticed this? It is enough "missing" artwork for it to be an annoyance to me. My brain, for one, does look at artwork first, then text. What's the point of the generic artwork if Dish can't keep up. In such a case, it might make sense to return to text only like the old ViP's, even though I prefer the pictures in thumbnails.
 
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I have two HWS's: The last few weeks, I have noticed a fairly substantial amount of thumbnail art (the pictures that as used for thumbnials to identify a program) that are a few variants of a generic image (often the same image for many shows) for a great many TV shows that used to have specific artwork on the thumbnails. Has anyone else noticed this? It is enough "missing" artwork for it to be an annoyance to me. My brain, for one, does look at artwork first, then text. What's the point of the generic artwork if Dish can't keep up. In such a case, it might make sense to return to text only like the old ViP's, even though I prefer the pictures in thumbnails.
Can't say I've noticed such (with my HWS).
 

ohioankev

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Westworld is just a generic DISH icon on my HWS. That's the only one I noticed besides the two wrestling ppvs I ordered.
 

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I've noticed it on a few shows. How to get away with murder is one for sure. I'm not home now to check but there are quite a few. I also have the hws with the carbon.
 

DishSubLA

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Here are a few examples on my HWS's:

Hatfields vs. McCoys (Aired and recorded 10/4/2016) AHC
WW II's Most Daring Raids (New, currently airing series) Smith
Death of a Comet (New: aired and recorded Sept 30th last Friday.) Science Ch.
Building the Ultimate Telescope (New: aired and recorded 9/27/2016) Smith
Mighty Ship at War: Queen Mary
Unearthed
Secret Life of Asteroids
How to Kill an Asteroid
I am Rebel (old show)

There are more, but the list above makes the point.
 
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DishSubLA

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If you log in to DishAnywhere, does it show generic icons or proper ones ?
Good point I shall have to do that and report. FWIW, often the thumbnail art on Dish Anywhere is different from what is on the Hopper DVR itself.
 

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If you log in to DishAnywhere, does it show generic icons or proper ones ?
DishAnywhere has the proper icons, although some are old pictures different from the hopper dvr. Some of mine on the hopper still have the generic icons.
 

Hall

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It confirms that Dish has the art on their end. It's just not getting to your receiver.

I don't have any generic thumbnails at the moment nor do I have recordings of the same shows as you to compare.

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DishSubLA

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I did check to compare my Dish Anywhere and my DVR, and it seems, in my case, that there are no proper thumbnail are on the Dish Anywhere, as well. But I know others have reported different. FWIW, I am still getting way too many generic art on the thumbnails for NEW shows recorded. WHAT IS GOING ON?
 
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