How do you hide all of the new "Apps"?

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How do you hide all of the new "Apps"?

There have been all kinds of new "Apps" added to our channel line up over the last week or so. I now that Apps are supposed to be really neato and cool and all, but I do not want any of this crap. So, I have tried to hide these channels in my channel options, but they are all grayed out. It will not let me click on them to hide them. I do not know if that is just me, or if other people have this problem as well. In any case, how can I get these "App" channels ungrayed out so I can uncheck them from my active channel line up?
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I never seem to look or worry about the apps except maybe yellowpages.com app. Now, on this setup I have HD and only look at  2 or more SD channels(TVLand and Encore Westerns). I don't understand why we have TVLand HD even though it's still a SD channel.  I have a few complaints on equipment but that's because I wished it could more. Maybe I should work on a competing Residential Gateway and Receiver.

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Pbert35 wrote:

 

I never seem to look or worry about the apps except maybe yellowpages.com app. Now, on this setup I have HD and only look at  2 or more SD channels(TVLand and Encore Westerns). I don't understand why we have TVLand HD even though it's still a SD channel.  I have a few complaints on equipment but that's because I wished it could more. Maybe I should work on a competing Residential Gateway and Receiver.


TVLand HD (channel 1138) is not an SD channel.  There are some programs broadcast on that channel in HD.

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I'd rather it a Full HD channel as opposed to a sometimes HD channel. Any chance of Encore Westerns ever getting an HD channel?


texasguy37 wrote:

Pbert35 wrote:

 

I never seem to look or worry about the apps except maybe yellowpages.com app. Now, on this setup I have HD and only look at  2 or more SD channels(TVLand and Encore Westerns). I don't understand why we have TVLand HD even though it's still a SD channel.  I have a few complaints on equipment but that's because I wished it could more. Maybe I should work on a competing Residential Gateway and Receiver.


TVLand HD (channel 1138) is not an SD channel.  There are some programs broadcast on that channel in HD.


 

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Pbert35 wrote:

 

I'd rather it a Full HD channel as opposed to a sometimes HD channel. Any chance of Encore Westerns ever getting an HD channel? 


Considering that many of the old programs shown on that channel were not shot in HD, that will not happen.

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Took the words right off my fingers, TG.

 

I guess the HD is good for the new, original programming, but so far I prefer the classics that were shot 20-30 years ago in good ole 4:3. Smiley Happy

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texasguy37 wrote:

Pbert35 wrote:

 

I'd rather it a Full HD channel as opposed to a sometimes HD channel. Any chance of Encore Westerns ever getting an HD channel? 


Considering that many of the old programs shown on that channel were not shot in HD, that will not happen.


I'm sure it can, Tribune's AntennaTV is HD and all programs on it are older than HD. Well maybe it's time to pick up the national feed of  AntennaTV and then we don't have to worry about the local Digital subchannel.

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I also receive Antenna TV here in Dallas.  As with TVLand HD, the old programs are not broadcast in HD.  Your TV may be set to where the SD picture is stretched to fill the screen, thus you think it is broadcast in HD when it is actually broadcast in SD.  My TV is not set to stretch the SD picture on that channel, and I see the same black bars on both sides of the picture that I see when I watch a program broadcast in SD on TVLand HD.  

 

Also, the comment below is from the Wikipedia article found in the link below:

 

Antenna TV is an American digital broadcast television network, primarily featuring classic television series from the 1950s to the 1990s, along with some feature films. Most programming comes from the Sony Pictures Entertainment library. In the Fall of 2011, Antenna TV added a few shows from the Universal Studios library after those shows fell off RTV's schedule. It is owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of the Chicago-based Tribune Company. The network appears in several markets via digital subchannels of over-the-air broadcast television stations, and is available on select cable systems. The network broadcasts 24 hours a day in 480i standard definition.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antenna_TV

 

I will repeat my comment from my earlier post.  The old programs broadcast on TVLand were not shot in HD, thus they cannot be broadcast in HD on TVLand HD.

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New for channel 87, Nicole Richie's Salon Smooth Look, but it can be hidden.  +1

 

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No, the channels are not gone. ATT didn't listen and when I called support I finally got someone in 2nd level support who wanted me to powercycle the box but could not tell me why. He was obviously reading from a script even though he said he was looking up my information.

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See the reply at http://forums.att.com/t5/U-Verse-General-Care-and-Support/OK-here-we-go-again-unhideable-APP-channel...
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IT IS A VERY SIMPLE REQUEST FOR SOLUTION,,, remove the blanked out channels so they may be hidden. The obvious reason is that you force exposing when viewing GUIDE, as the most important issue is that you have  a FAVORITES which call for almost five clicks before achieveing, because you cannot set a wanted FAVORITE as default instead of a GUIDE with junk unwanted and unhideable channels.

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With the exception of one or two channels, all others can be hidden.

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