Reasons 51 To 55 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.
.by Anura Guruge
#51. The Genie does NOT tell you that you already have a ‘program’ recorded when you go to record it again. I discovered this to my cost last night. I programmed it to record a movie. A few minutes later when I was going through my recorded list I found that I had, indeed, recorded that movie last week. But, it was still in my queue to be recorded again. The DISH DVR ignored just duplicate efforts.
#52. I still can’t work out how to immediately get to ‘LIVE TV’ if I rewind a program and then want to jump right back to what is currently showing. DISH had a ‘watch live’ button.
#53. The Genie remote has yellow, green and blue buttons that do not seem to do anything — and as such is just taking up space on the remote.
#54. I got another annoying e-mail this morning ‘Welcoming me to DirecTV’ and telling me to call if I have any problem — albeit with no mention that they might try to charge me $5 to fix their problems.
#55. Since I don’t want to get whacked with a $5 charge I e-mailed DirecTV this morning telling them my remote doesn’t work. Nothing back from them as yet.