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How do I get rid of SD channels completely?

I don't ever want to view any SD channels ever again. I've had an HD TV for over ten years now...it's time to move on, but I can't. Uverse keeps getting in my way. Here's how:

 

1. I remove all SD channels from the guide but UVerse keeps adding more channels, including ones that I can't hide. This is a battle I'm losing. No matter what I do, I keep seeing SD channels in my guide. To make matters worse, they are at the top of the guide. 

 

2. The mobile app doesn't remember the HD setting so it inevitably shows me SD shows. When I'm on top of my game, I remember to hit the Filter button and tap "HD Channels Only" so I'm good. 25% of the time (100% during NFL playoffs), I'm dumb and forget to do that so I record SD channels. 

 

AT&T, PLEASE give me the option to disable SD everywhere. I don't want it anymore.

 

Failing that, could you at least have the app remember the setting so I don't have to select it every time?

 

Am I the only one?

I don't ever want to view any SD channels ever again. I've had an HD TV for over ten years now...it's time to move on, but I can't. Uverse keeps getting in my way. Here's how:

 

1. I remove all SD channels from the guide but UVerse keeps adding more channels, including ones that I can't hide. This is a battle I'm losing. No matter what I do, I keep seeing SD channels in my guide. To make matters worse, they are at the top of the guide. 

 

2. The mobile app doesn't remember the HD setting so it inevitably shows me SD shows. When I'm on top of my game, I remember to hit the Filter button and tap "HD Channels Only" so I'm good. 25% of the time (100% during NFL playoffs), I'm dumb and forget to do that so I record SD channels. 

 

AT&T, PLEASE give me the option to disable SD everywhere. I don't want it anymore.

 

Failing that, could you at least have the app remember the setting so I don't have to select it every time?

 

Am I the only one?

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If we really want to get specific:  Acquisition vs. Merger

If we really want to get specific:  Acquisition vs. Merger

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Also.. look up rumor... this story comes around every year to year and a half.   It would seem interest is always there, but never a reason (or the cash) to pull the trigger.  

Also.. look up rumor... this story comes around every year to year and a half.   It would seem interest is always there, but never a reason (or the cash) to pull the trigger.  

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bri_man_65 wrote:

Also.. look up rumor... this story comes around every year to year and a half.   It would seem interest is always there, but never a reason (or the cash) to pull the trigger.  


I think the difference this time is the planned Comcast/TWC merger (if approved) and how much of the pie that pairing will be getting.


bri_man_65 wrote:

Also.. look up rumor... this story comes around every year to year and a half.   It would seem interest is always there, but never a reason (or the cash) to pull the trigger.  


I think the difference this time is the planned Comcast/TWC merger (if approved) and how much of the pie that pairing will be getting.

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Since I am in a non-AT&T area, I can not get U-verse.  I do have Directv.  Directv lets you choose what channels you actually want to watch.  It is listed a favorites.  You can set up 3 different favorite settings on each TV.  I actually have one set up to show my regular everyday channels and one with just the premiur movie channels (such as HBO) that I select when there is a free weekend. 

 

The only problem with this is if Directv adds or moves that channel I have listed in my favorites I do not know it until I go to watch that channel.  We have a Directv plan that gives you 200+ channels, but I have only about 100 listed.  Most of the channels I removed were the shopping, other than english, or infomerical channels.

 

My son has all his sports and teenager channels on his TV.  My mom has all the channels, because she does not want to set up favorites.  It is a pain that each tv needs their own setting, but it is also good because each tv needs their own setting.

 

 

Since I am in a non-AT&T area, I can not get U-verse.  I do have Directv.  Directv lets you choose what channels you actually want to watch.  It is listed a favorites.  You can set up 3 different favorite settings on each TV.  I actually have one set up to show my regular everyday channels and one with just the premiur movie channels (such as HBO) that I select when there is a free weekend. 

 

The only problem with this is if Directv adds or moves that channel I have listed in my favorites I do not know it until I go to watch that channel.  We have a Directv plan that gives you 200+ channels, but I have only about 100 listed.  Most of the channels I removed were the shopping, other than english, or infomerical channels.

 

My son has all his sports and teenager channels on his TV.  My mom has all the channels, because she does not want to set up favorites.  It is a pain that each tv needs their own setting, but it is also good because each tv needs their own setting.

 

 

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flutist1963 wrote:

Since I am in a non-AT&T area, I can not get U-verse.  I do have Directv.  Directv lets you choose what channels you actually want to watch.  It is listed a favorites.  You can set up 3 different favorite settings on each TV.  I actually have one set up to show my regular everyday channels and one with just the premiur movie channels (such as HBO) that I select when there is a free weekend. 

 

The only problem with this is if Directv adds or moves that channel I have listed in my favorites I do not know it until I go to watch that channel.  We have a Directv plan that gives you 200+ channels, but I have only about 100 listed.  Most of the channels I removed were the shopping, other than english, or infomerical channels.

 

My son has all his sports and teenager channels on his TV.  My mom has all the channels, because she does not want to set up favorites.  It is a pain that each tv needs their own setting, but it is also good because each tv needs their own setting.

 

 


Uverse has the same sort of thing: Personal favorites.  The main complaint w/Uverse is that it takes numberous button presses to get to it.


flutist1963 wrote:

Since I am in a non-AT&T area, I can not get U-verse.  I do have Directv.  Directv lets you choose what channels you actually want to watch.  It is listed a favorites.  You can set up 3 different favorite settings on each TV.  I actually have one set up to show my regular everyday channels and one with just the premiur movie channels (such as HBO) that I select when there is a free weekend. 

 

The only problem with this is if Directv adds or moves that channel I have listed in my favorites I do not know it until I go to watch that channel.  We have a Directv plan that gives you 200+ channels, but I have only about 100 listed.  Most of the channels I removed were the shopping, other than english, or infomerical channels.

 

My son has all his sports and teenager channels on his TV.  My mom has all the channels, because she does not want to set up favorites.  It is a pain that each tv needs their own setting, but it is also good because each tv needs their own setting.

 

 


Uverse has the same sort of thing: Personal favorites.  The main complaint w/Uverse is that it takes numberous button presses to get to it.

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Directv is the same way.  Off the top of my head, it is like 3 or 4 buttons.  I only do it maybe once or twice a year.  I may add a new channel, but most of the time I forget.

 

If the merger(???) happens, maybe we can some of the Uverse channels here in PA.

Directv is the same way.  Off the top of my head, it is like 3 or 4 buttons.  I only do it maybe once or twice a year.  I may add a new channel, but most of the time I forget.

 

If the merger(???) happens, maybe we can some of the Uverse channels here in PA.

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If you look at the AVS forum for HD channels, you'll see that DirecTV would gain more HD channels from AT&T than vice versa, but the few that AT&T gains would be the biger channels to recieve. 

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If you look at the AVS forum for HD channels, you'll see that DirecTV would gain more HD channels from AT&T than vice versa, but the few that AT&T gains would be the biger channels to recieve. 

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americangame wrote:

If you look at the AVS forum for HD channels, you'll see that DirecTV would gain more HD channels from AT&T than vice versa, but the few that AT&T gains would be the biger channels to recieve. 


I can only think of two that are the most talked about for UVerse, NHL and Hallmark, otherwise UVerse has more.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway

americangame wrote:

If you look at the AVS forum for HD channels, you'll see that DirecTV would gain more HD channels from AT&T than vice versa, but the few that AT&T gains would be the biger channels to recieve. 


I can only think of two that are the most talked about for UVerse, NHL and Hallmark, otherwise UVerse has more.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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I just switched to U-verse, and I agree there should be a way to hide SD as others have mentioned.  With Dish I could select to display SD channels only if there wasn't an HD version, and they shared channel numbers so everything was "in order".  Also, you chould choose a guide with only your subscribed channels but when a free preview (HBO, etc.) was available, those channels would appear in that guide for the duration of the preview.

I just switched to U-verse, and I agree there should be a way to hide SD as others have mentioned.  With Dish I could select to display SD channels only if there wasn't an HD version, and they shared channel numbers so everything was "in order".  Also, you chould choose a guide with only your subscribed channels but when a free preview (HBO, etc.) was available, those channels would appear in that guide for the duration of the preview.

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You can hide channels, SD or otherwise: Menu > Options > Channel Options > Hide Channels.

 

You can hide channels, SD or otherwise: Menu > Options > Channel Options > Hide Channels.

 

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Yes, but it requires manually checking each channel you want to hide.  With Dish, there was a menu setting to automatically hide all SD channels that had HD equivalents

Yes, but it requires manually checking each channel you want to hide.  With Dish, there was a menu setting to automatically hide all SD channels that had HD equivalents

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my2545 wrote:

Yes, but it requires manually checking each channel you want to hide.  With Dish, there was a menu setting to automatically hide all SD channels that had HD equivalents


Sorry but this is not currently an option with Uverse.


my2545 wrote:

Yes, but it requires manually checking each channel you want to hide.  With Dish, there was a menu setting to automatically hide all SD channels that had HD equivalents


Sorry but this is not currently an option with Uverse.

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And why are they charging extra for HD? I am a TV producer: EVERYTHING is produced in HD. Everything. HD is coming into you box - they have to degrade it to make it SD. It's like when they used to charge extra for TouchTone service when it actually cost them more to operate rotary.

And why are they charging extra for HD? I am a TV producer: EVERYTHING is produced in HD. Everything. HD is coming into you box - they have to degrade it to make it SD. It's like when they used to charge extra for TouchTone service when it actually cost them more to operate rotary.

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And why are they charging extra for HD? I am a TV producer: EVERYTHING is produced in HD. Everything. HD is coming into you box - they have to degrade it to make it SD. It's like when they used to charge extra for TouchTone service when it actually cost them more to operate rotary.


Yeah and all you had to do to get free touch tone in those days was to reverse the 2 wires and there it was, later you could just get it w/o doing that.

 

I can bet some cheapskate is still doing SD.  Many old programs are still SD, some are being shown in high def from their original film prints.

 

Many users refuse (or can't afford) to go to HD and still are on SD (some even on HD TVs). Smiley LOL

 

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bajaskier wrote:

And why are they charging extra for HD? I am a TV producer: EVERYTHING is produced in HD. Everything. HD is coming into you box - they have to degrade it to make it SD. It's like when they used to charge extra for TouchTone service when it actually cost them more to operate rotary.


Yeah and all you had to do to get free touch tone in those days was to reverse the 2 wires and there it was, later you could just get it w/o doing that.

 

I can bet some cheapskate is still doing SD.  Many old programs are still SD, some are being shown in high def from their original film prints.

 

Many users refuse (or can't afford) to go to HD and still are on SD (some even on HD TVs). Smiley LOL

 

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