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Since: Jan 10

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#75437 Nov 2, 2012
WHen I had satellite, I could set it up so the channel guide showed only the channels I wanted to see. So we blocked all the sports channels, for instance. THey didn't even come up when we hit "Guide."

Too bad you can't do something similar with cable, just get rid of the nonHD channels that have an HD twin.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#75438 Nov 2, 2012
I only have over the air channels, no cable, no satellite. So all my channels are HD.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#75439 Nov 2, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
WHen I had satellite, I could set it up so the channel guide showed only the channels I wanted to see. So we blocked all the sports channels, for instance. THey didn't even come up when we hit "Guide."
Too bad you can't do something similar with cable, just get rid of the nonHD channels that have an HD twin.
I think my remote would do that. Wouldn't most remotes? It would be PITA b/c you'd have to do it individually and who wants to do that.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#75440 Nov 2, 2012
gramma commented a cuoyple times when i visited the other night about how nice a picture her tv has... she went from over-the-air digital that would get flaky and lose a channel every now and again (when the wind really kicked up) to cable. ONly 20 channels, but what will she do with 15 of them... told her she'd like Turner Classic Movies, and not like TLC... Discovery, History and Animal channels should be good too.

Then i had to figure out how to describe TNT & TBS for her... Luckiy they're like our channel 9 (WGN), so i told her they're like that, but one is sports & drama shows and the other is comedies.$20 says she won't liek either of them any way. Just as long as she doesn't keep it on the closed circuit chapel channel... i can see her now wondering why nothign's happening.

Since: Jan 10

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#75441 Nov 2, 2012
Toj wrote:
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I think my remote would do that. Wouldn't most remotes? It would be PITA b/c you'd have to do it individually and who wants to do that.
It was worth the work because the guide was so long, and sometimes there's a big bunch of channels in the middle of other channels you want to watch. But I don't know how cable TV works, I've never had cable, only satellite.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75442 Nov 2, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
WHen I had satellite, I could set it up so the channel guide showed only the channels I wanted to see. So we blocked all the sports channels, for instance. THey didn't even come up when we hit "Guide."
Too bad you can't do something similar with cable, just get rid of the nonHD channels that have an HD twin.
That sounds awesome except the part where you blocked the sports channels. Why would you do that? Have I been hallucinating because I know I've read many posts from you about sports.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#75443 Nov 2, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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It was worth the work because the guide was so long, and sometimes there's a big bunch of channels in the middle of other channels you want to watch. But I don't know how cable TV works, I've never had cable, only satellite.
Did your cost of satellite go way up after your first year? Just wondering. I've never had satellite.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75444 Nov 2, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
WHen I had satellite, I could set it up so the channel guide showed only the channels I wanted to see. So we blocked all the sports channels, for instance. THey didn't even come up when we hit "Guide."
Too bad you can't do something similar with cable, just get rid of the nonHD channels that have an HD twin.
I would feel like I was cheating myself if I blocked channels. I'm paying for those, dammit, I want to see them! Even if I don't want to *watch* them.
:)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75445 Nov 2, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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I would feel like I was cheating myself if I blocked channels. I'm paying for those, dammit, I want to see them! Even if I don't want to *watch* them.
:)
It would be awesome if I could block from the guide, and block from even being able to tune in:
-all the SD channels fro which there is an HD counterpart
-all the channels I don't subscribe to
-all the spanish chanels
-c-span

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75446 Nov 2, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
Who sees this dynamic going on in their life?
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/10/give-me-th...
This comment could have been written by me about my wife.
"Kind of reminds me of my ex-girlfriend. She would always manage to watch the regular definition TV channels, despite having HD cable box/TV. I would get home after work and find her in the living room watching a fuzzy version of Friends or some other sitcom. It would drive me crazy. I showed her at least a dozen times how to search HD only, or even switch to the HD version of the current channel, but the truth was that she simply didn't care enough to retain the info."
Forwarded the story to a friend, he had this to say,
"I think I almost have my wife converted. She would watch shows in 4:3 because she found it easier to find those channels than the HD channels. Would drive me crazy. I would switch it to HD and say "doesn't that look better?" Her reaction was like "whatever".
That is totally my husband and me. I remember the low numbers. I cannot be bothered to remember that 805 is Fox HD (or whatever the number really is). I honestly don't notice the difference. It drives my husband crazy.

Plus, recording in HD uses up way more space on the DVR. We tend to record a whole series at a time, then watch it during the winter or summer break. We do that for several series, in addition to the ones that we watch weekly. If we did that on the HD channels, we would have no room left on our DVR.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75447 Nov 2, 2012
I think it is hysterical that someone is actually taking the time to judge each one of Toj's comments clueless, regardless of what she is saying.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75448 Nov 2, 2012
What is up with women stabbing babies?

The nanny in NYC, the mom in Naperville, now some mother in Texas stabbed her new-born to death - I could even bring myself to read about that one.

WTF is going on?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75449 Nov 2, 2012
that would be *couldn't*

<sigh>
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75450 Nov 2, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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That is totally my husband and me. I remember the low numbers. I cannot be bothered to remember that 805 is Fox HD (or whatever the number really is). I honestly don't notice the difference. It drives my husband crazy.
Plus, recording in HD uses up way more space on the DVR. We tend to record a whole series at a time, then watch it during the winter or summer break. We do that for several series, in addition to the ones that we watch weekly. If we did that on the HD channels, we would have no room left on our DVR.
You have power I take it?

Is your family doing okay?
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75451 Nov 2, 2012
squishymama wrote:
What is up with women stabbing babies?
The nanny in NYC, the mom in Naperville, now some mother in Texas stabbed her new-born to death - I could even bring myself to read about that one.
WTF is going on?
If it isn't copy cat, the news stories give other crazies the idea

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#75452 Nov 2, 2012
Sometimes some idiot even judges ME to be clueless... As if.
Jess in NJ wrote:
I think it is hysterical that someone is actually taking the time to judge each one of Toj's comments clueless, regardless of what she is saying.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75453 Nov 2, 2012
RACE wrote:
Sometimes some idiot even judges ME to be clueless... As if.
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Who would do such a thing?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#75454 Nov 2, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
I think it is hysterical that someone is actually taking the time to judge each one of Toj's comments clueless, regardless of what she is saying.
I'm just so -- so totally clueless!!:D

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#75455 Nov 2, 2012
squishymama wrote:
What is up with women stabbing babies?
The nanny in NYC, the mom in Naperville, now some mother in Texas stabbed her new-born to death - I could even bring myself to read about that one.
WTF is going on?
Oh no, now some Texas nutcase? I wish they'd just off themselves and leave the kids alone.

Since: Jan 10

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#75456 Nov 2, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>That sounds awesome except the part where you blocked the sports channels. Why would you do that? Have I been hallucinating because I know I've read many posts from you about sports.
I've gotten more into watching sports since dating Hal, who was into Twins baseball.

But remember, there are tons of sports channels on satellite, 99% of them of no interest to me -- specialized channels. I don't want to watch NBA, college sports, etc.

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