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Post by Fellhahn » 22 Jul 2010, 00:20

So another "new" channel is going live in Australia soon, a 24 hour news channel. Of course like the last few "new" channels that went live there's nothing new about it, the HD broadcast of ABC1 is being ditched and the bandwidth assigned to ABC News 24 instead.

Rather than enjoy shows whose experience is actually enhanced by higher clarity we now get to enjoy talking heads and irrelevant stock footage in crystal clear detail. Just as 10 though it would be better to see high res footage of men running and backwards and forwards on a grass field then watch high quality Stargate/Smallville/Merlin/Gossip Girl (guilty) or whatever your favourite flavour is.

Anyone else annoyed by this?
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Post by Dankyn » 22 Jul 2010, 02:32

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Post by Huntazor » 22 Jul 2010, 03:11

Dankyn wrote:if i say no will you dislike me?
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Post by wazari » 22 Jul 2010, 07:54

If you had listed decent TV shows as alternatives to sport then I might be annoyed ;)
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Post by Azmodeus » 22 Jul 2010, 08:48

wazari wrote:If you had listed decent TV shows as alternatives to sport then I might be annoyed ;)
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Post by Fellhahn » 22 Jul 2010, 13:25

wazari wrote:If you had listed decent TV shows as alternatives to sport then I might be annoyed ;)
Ahaha, yes each to his/her own :) But be warned if you haven't tried Gossip Girl you don't know what you're missing!
Azmodeus wrote:ps. people still watch TV? Isn't that what the interweb is for?
Yes, yes it is. I've actually just finished implementing my most recent media centre upgrade, XBMC Live with SickBeard + sabnzbd running in the background. Tracks all my shows for me and downloads them automatically in the off peak. All I have to do is turn the screen on after work and choose what to watch :D

But imo it's still nice to just be a complete slug on the couch and channel surf from time to time.

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Post by Secro » 22 Jul 2010, 16:08

I don't watch TV, but when I used to watch GO! a lot for sienfield before i moved into an apartment with SHIT reception!!!
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Post by Froste » 23 Jul 2010, 09:59

Fellhahn wrote:
wazari wrote:If you had listed decent TV shows as alternatives to sport then I might be annoyed ;)
Ahaha, yes each to his/her own :) But be warned if you haven't tried Gossip Girl you don't know what you're missing!
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Post by Kashak » 12 Aug 2010, 10:19

I kinda like News24... but then Im old and cranky and the other channels 'news' is crap.
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Post by Chrien » 27 Aug 2010, 11:38

Apparently Channel 10 is introducing a second HD channel aimed at the teen/young adult demographic soon. The article specifically mentioned Dexter as a show that might be on it.

Personally I don't care as I download all the TV shows I watch.
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Post by Secro » 27 Aug 2010, 12:20

Yeah I saw that on the news last night , channel 11. From what I remember, simpsons, dexter, stargate, brady bunch, smallville, supernatural and futurama, was heaps of other older shows as well.
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Post by Skidmark » 27 Aug 2010, 14:43

I think I'd even flip on the TV for some of those shows. I have a fair chunk of my bandwith allocated for other stuff anyway and the randomness of not picking what episodes I watch can be refreshing too. Sounds like it might have an early Fox8 feel to it before it went shitty with all the terrible reality TV shows which would be nice.
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Post by Secro » 27 Aug 2010, 16:54

foxtel are gonna have to get their shit together, lots of ppl won't bother with it due to all these free to air channels.
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Post by Kaidagar » 10 Sep 2010, 11:59

Unless of course you live in the middle of noonecaresville, that still don't have any digital but abc and sbs.

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Post by Secro » 10 Sep 2010, 12:17

I don't get channel 9 or any other channels under it (like 99, GO!) and i'm in a pretty populated area :P
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