It hasn't happened in a long time, maybe six months or more, but it happened a few days ago. Dish put a DVR event in my queue, a boxing event. I don't even watch boxing and I seldom watch any sports. Maybe the occasional soccer (aka football) match. If I see the timer I have to mark it as "skip" because if I delete the timer Dish will just add it back. While not a big problem -- actually it's a tiny problem in the scheme of life and all -- I would like to know why Dish automatically does this. Why? Does Dish think that maybe I'll miss the event of the century?
I guess I'm thankful that Dish doesn't do it very often . . . .
It is a Dish partition. That is why they reserve the right to put it there. You can get mad about it, but every company has marketing of some sorts on their devices. I get updates on my IPhone about certain things from Verizon regularly. Again, you may not care, however it goes to every customer. And it does not take any of your time, partition, or usability. So you can be mad, but ultimately, it didn't affect your life in any way shape or form.
Yes, Chad is a very knowledgeable and helpful person. We're lucky to have him here.
BTW, I find these things mildly irritating too, but they don't do it often. I suppose they could offer a pay to opt out option. I'm always curious as to whether people who complain about ads are really willing to pay the entire cost of services and entertainment. My guess is that most would rather have the ads and grumble a little (like me) than actually pay full freight. Dish's profit margin isn't very high so I don't begrudge them the occasional ad.
The reason Chad has so many posts is that he used to work for Dish & has way more knowledge about how Dish works than any of us. Personally I'm grateful that he takes the time to help customers that need it (as do many here). Learning the tips & tricks to better use Dish services is what it's all about.