Skip to comments.TVs fade out as technology takes over
Posted on 09/14/2006 7:37:16 AM PDT by qam1
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I thought I was the only one subjected to so much Sponge Bob and Fairly Odd Parents. I hate to say it, but sometimes I find myself mildly entertained.
I'm not a big fan of the commercials, so we try to record them so my daughter can skip them. She has become quite the commercial skipper with the commercial skip button on our DVD-RAM recorder.
You're not missing much. ESPN has plopped a big 'ol scoreboard thingy right smack dab in the middle of the screen.
Irritating as hell. I stopped watching.
I laugh even more at those shows than my kids do, it's funnier than most of the so-called comedies they show on the adult networks nowadays.
I will not pay for their TicketPass (?) web service either, so I'm stuck with highlights on the web, news channel, or a newspaper (gasp!)
I chose two: PC and Cell Phone.
Actually, I would tend to disagree... competition has forced a lot of networks to become creative. HBO has some of the best series on TV: The Sopranos, Deadwood, and Big Love have been my favorite shows over the past few years.
Granted, with 900 channels running 24 hours a day, there is a lot of fluffy crap, but there are certainly more good shows than there were 10 years ago.
Yes, but there's a lot more of it.
I don't enjoy cursing in programs...does HBO have anything for me to watch?
...and don't suggest some kiddie show. I'm an adult.
Kinda? The new Spongebob sucks hosewater. I wonder what happened. We still watch it when it's on, but we don't tivo it anymore.
Here is some tv for your PC. http://www.4tv.com/
We have basic cable and there's still nothing to watch. I can flip through about 25 channels (including 10 foreign language ie Spanish, Korean) and 75% of the programming at any particular time seems to be commercials. The only thing of any interest are some of the Spanish novellas (for the hot chicks/psuedo-cultural cliches) & PBS (eg Nova).
Thanks for the link - although I haven't gotten it to work properly yet; however, I do have an unstable Internet connection which is probably the cause.
Ok I admit it, I cheat...
I have a TV card in my computer :)
"If you had to choose between your PC, TV set or mobile phone, which one would you pick?"
We'd be better off spending time with our family and friends.
Yes, I have upgraded my Coleco Adam's 300 baud modem and CPM 2.2 so that I can use Lynx and the Internet.
Probably because you can't regulate content on pcs like you can on tv.
Absolutely, it's the content, not the machine.
Generation X, then Y, then Z? Anyone? Pattern? logical progression? The end? What comes after Z?
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