Subliminal advertising!The screen saver is only on my TV screen for 1/2 second before I press select or the SAT button to wake the receiver.
I don't really even know what it says, I don't read it, perhaps I will sometime.
I am not saying it is a big problem. I am just slightly annoyed that they took away the tips and the list of PPV movies that used to be there. If Dish had added these screens to the existing screensaver, instead of replacing it, I would have no objection, and I might not have even noticed the new messages in the first place. I suppose that is the point of this change, though: to give these new messages more air time and make them harder to miss.So, what's the problem?
Of course, Dish still has the old corny video on channel 101 with tips and tricks for ViP receivers, for people who need those tips. Also, as has already been pointed out, most people probably don't even read the screensaver, anyway. So, it seems to me that a more effective way to do this would be to open up access to channel 103 HD (the Hopper 3 Insider channel) to all HD receivers (not just Hopper / Wally receivers) and introduce a bug for ViP receivers to cause them to tune to channel 103 HD every time you turn the receiver on. Kind of like a "Do you want to make these messages go away? Upgrade to the Hopper 3, and we will stop auto-tuning your receiver to this annoying channel."
I would hardly call forty-something posts "much ado" compared to the length of the HBO threads.Much ado about nothing!
For what it's worth, I still have a deactivated 512 hooked up, which is even more obsolete (and has been so for quite a number of years) and it still has the "classic" screensaver.There is an ado if it's the first sign of ViP obsolescence, which will be coming down the pike eventually. So yeah, we're allowed to discuss it.