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Subject: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: Carl on 01/17/06 at 12:50 pm

We have digital, and it's amazing how many different channels out! Let's see what we have, some names I don't get:

The Oxygen Chennel (O)
Hallmark
The N channel
Boom
HBO 1, 2, 3 etc.

What's the lyrics of some song: 57 channels and nothing on!


Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: Harmonica on 01/17/06 at 1:14 pm


We have digital, and it's amazing how many different channels out! Let's see what we have, some names I don't get:

The Oxygen Chennel (O)
Hallmark
The N channel
Boom
HBO 1, 2, 3 etc.

What's the lyrics of some song: 57 channels and nothing on!





Not to mention those channels that have a fireplace going or fish swimming around for hours upon countless hours.

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: whistledog on 01/17/06 at 1:17 pm

TV sure has come along way.  I can still remember when I was a kid, we had an old Zenith TV that only had a 13 channel memory.  Back then, there wasn't a whole lot of choices.  You had your 3 major networks (ABC, NBC and CBS), plus (for us Canadians), CBC and CTV

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: Chrisrj on 01/17/06 at 7:59 pm

Oxygen is an all-women's channel(a breath of oxygen for them, perhaps)
Hallmark is the channel by the company of the same name
The N, I think, is the teenagers' side of Noggin, which is the station created by Nickelodeon and children's televison workshop(The N has some nice stuff actually, but it's meant for teens; it's better for them than MTV by a longshot)
Boom, I don't know
HBO 1, 2, 3, Familly, etc..  good for playing more movies you might've missed, and instead of waiting for a movie to come on the first one... but it is a lot.

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 01/17/06 at 9:19 pm



What's the lyrics of some song: 57 channels and nothing on!

Darn tooting.

I think I watched just as much TV when I had 50+ channels than I do now (with just 7 channels)

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/17/06 at 9:29 pm


We have digital, and it's amazing how many different channels out! Let's see what we have, some names I don't get:

The Oxygen Chennel (O)
Hallmark
The N channel
Boom
HBO 1, 2, 3 etc.

What's the lyrics of some song: 57 channels and nothing on!




It's by Bruce Springsteen, and oddly enough..... he is right!  ;D

I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills
With a trunkload of hundred thousand dollar bills
Man came by to hook up my cable TV
We settled in for the night my baby and me
We switched

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/18/06 at 4:22 am


It's by Bruce Springsteen, and oddly enough..... he is right!  ;D



Thanks Jamie, I was gonna quote Bruce Stringbean myself!
;)

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: danootaandme on 01/18/06 at 5:35 am

I am one of the people who has held out against cable.  57 channels nothing on says it right, and paying extra every month for it.  I watch too much with the channels I have now.

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/18/06 at 10:15 am


Thanks Jamie, I was gonna quote Bruce Stringbean myself!
;)


Sorry about that!  ;D

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: whistledog on 01/18/06 at 10:19 am

One thing I hate is how cable providers put the channels you want in a package with other channels you don't want. 

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: Carl on 01/18/06 at 10:21 am

I just have basic cable, and that's enough for me. Actually, I originally posted we, my mom has digital.

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 01/18/06 at 10:32 am

The Speed Channel rocks!!!

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: danootaandme on 01/18/06 at 10:35 am

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Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: Stereomanic on 01/18/06 at 1:02 pm

we have digitsl, and there are a vast number of different channels, ranging from movies to sport to documentaries to just plain silly. we get some of the channels added on, free of cost, but they're alwas channels i know i will never watch

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/19/06 at 10:55 am

I wish you could customize your cable selections better, at least what most companies call the expanded package.  That way you would only have to pay for the channels you watch.  For instance, I watch the most cable news channels, but not CNBC or CNN Headline News.  I watch TNT, but not HGTV (Home and Garden TV).  I'd keep TV Land, but dump Nickelodeon.  I used to watch Discovery quite a lot, but since it became the Redneck Greasemonkey channel, I'd rather not get it. 
::)

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: Donnie Darko on 01/19/06 at 3:20 pm

Yes, but they all suck save movie channels and "LOST".

The only things people care about keeping on the air are "South Park", "The Simpsons" and Reality TV.

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: Skippy on 01/19/06 at 9:32 pm

I already get many of my channels ala-carte through my satellite provider. I only need to have a subscription for 1 or 2 services, depending on the channel. Some channels are free with any subscription.
Why the cable companies can't do this is beyond me. Could it be because they are franchised? Neah, probably just greedy.  ::)

Subject: Re: So many cable channels out today!!

Written By: Echo Nomad on 05/24/06 at 2:27 pm

Some of these channels though seem redundant or under used. For instance take Discovery Science or DiscoveryTimes channels. There are some days that they play the same 2 shows for almost 2 straight days!

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