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How many channels are broadcasted on your T.V.

 
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>> How many channels are broadcasted on your T.V. ?
>> Which channels you watch the most ?

 
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I get a lot. I live in the Washington DC suburbs, and the networks pushed hard to get HDTV here early so that Congress would be impressed. I expect that the tv manufacturers and big retailers helped push as well, so that the transition would not be delayed. A huge number of American's have bought new TVs to support the HDTV revolution, even though they really did not have to.

I have not counted recently, but I can get nine major station (groups) in DC, plus three from Baltimore and one in Annapolis. The Baltimore and Annapolis stations look better if I adjust the antenna on my roof, but I don't often bother.

Each of the "stations", at least the major stations have at least three and sometimes more subchannel. So I get the main NBC network feed on 4.1, but they also broadcast on 4.2 and 4.3. There are about four stations with 24-hour weather on their .2 sub channels.

If you use three sub channels per channel on the more than ten channels, I get about 30.

I watch no more than five with any real frequency.

And I watch most of my "TV" shows on Hulu or from torrents.
 
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I have similar kind of question, so I think this is not thread hijacking.

We have cable connection from Comcast. We get around 100+ channels. But still I am unable to find really good programmes which are worth watching.

My list

Two and Half Men, King of Queens,My Wife and kids,How I met your mother (Sitcom and all are old episodes)
The office (sitcom, new episodes and I really like the humor)
Untamed and Uncut, I am alive, Weird-true and freaky and few more (Nature, from Nat Geo and Discovery, I am nature lover)
Colbert Report (Humor on current affairs, I don't like or understand much as I don't read news)
Cartoon Channel and Disney

Any suggestion for programmes overall.
 
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Vishal Pandya wrote:Colbert Report (Humor on current affairs, I don't like or understand much as I don't read news)


interesting. most comedy is based on truth, and the clean comedy is usually based on current events. the easy pickings are the foilbles on politicians. I would expect that Daily Show, Corlert, and even Jay Leno and Letterman lose a lot without an understanding of what is news.

I watch NCIS, House and Law & Order (normal, not CI or SVU or XYZ). Nothing else on scheduled TV, and absolutely no reality things. I used to watch a lot of news and political shows, but US politics is a disaster these days, I can't watch.

And of course, I watch Baseball and American Football, which are both great on HD.

We do have cable, but mostly watch reruns of NCIS, House and Law and Order. Perhaps I'm in a rut.
 
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Pat Farrell wrote:And of course, I watch Baseball and American Football, which are both great on HD.


Recently, I started understanding and watching Baseball and football.

Pat Farrell wrote:And I watch most of my "TV" shows on Hulu or from torrents.


Torrents? Isn't sharing the any contents , which are prohibited for distribution/copying , piracy?
 
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Vishal Pandya wrote:Recently, I started understanding and watching Baseball and football.


It took me a long time to learn to appreciate baseball. Its far more subtle than American football, so you can't just watch it without understanding.

Do you mean American style football, which is 60 plays, each 10 seconds long, spread over 3 hours? or world football, which we call soccer. I have not been able to get into world football, altho some of the world cup games that I've watched were great. The concept of an insurmountable 1-0 lead baffles me.

I'll never understand cricket.

Vishal Pandya wrote:Torrents? Isn't sharing the any contents , which are prohibited for distribution/copying , piracy?



Of course not, I am never illegal and don't want anyone else to break any laws.

Right now, Hulu has the right idea, a few commercials to pay for it, but I'm willing to let the artists make a buck. I believe all software should be paid for, especially mine.
 
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All I ever watch off the cable is Food Network (especally Good Eats and Iron Chef America, go Alton Brown,) some shows on DIY and HGTV (anything with Norm Abrams in it, the Woodwright's Shop, others,) an occasional movie on-demand, and sometimes when I'm really tired, old sitcoms in syndication (I'm partial to Home Improvement, Seinfeld, the Bob Newhart show (the first one) and Mary Tyler Moore). There just isn't much worth watching; there really never has been. There's not a single show on the air that I make a point of watching.
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote: Mary Tyler Moore. There just isn't much worth watching; there really never has been. There's not a single show on the air that I make a point of watching.



Mary Tyler Moore is a dream girl. Great show, great actress.

Trivia question: no googling allowed, when did the US FCC Commisioner say that TV was "a vast wasteland?
 
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Pat Farrell wrote:I'll never understand cricket.


I was feeling the same for American football(I learned to call soccer for other football in US). If you have interest, you understand any game, you don't need to learn it like a Java language.

Pat Farrell wrote:Of course not, I am never illegal and don't want anyone else to break any laws.

Right now, Hulu has the right idea, a few commercials to pay for it, but I'm willing to let the artists make a buck. I believe all software should be paid for, especially mine.


You don't use the torrent directly but you use Hulu which uses that? Actually, torrent technology is not illegal but the contents that people share sometimes are not allowed to be copied or distributed like movies/software , that's why it is illegal and called piracy.
 
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copyright laws were invented by people who owned printing presses. But this quickly becomes off topic even for MD. There are solutions, but first you have to realise that making copies is what computers do, and what good computer operators should do all the time. The focus needs to be on use or "use rights"

 
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Pat Farrell wrote:
Trivia question: no googling allowed, when did the US FCC Commisioner say that TV was "a vast wasteland?



Something makes me think that the first half of the quote was "Except for Ed Murrow." I'm thinking it's from the height of the cold war, the "Golden Age of Television." Now I'm going to go Google.
 
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Well, only off by a few years, maybe. </google>
 
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No Cable for me. I found I had 200+ channels, and would regularly watch 5 of them, 4 network channels and SciFi. When Battle Star Galactica ended I had no more use for the SciFi channel, so I cancelled Cable and moved down to something like 16 channels.

I then attached a Mac Mini to the TV and gave it a tuner which connects to my TV antenna. I watch the 4 network channels over the air using the Mac Mini as a DVR, but more often use Hulu to catch up on things I miss. The one thing I missed was baseball because there isn't a broadcast channel which shows it 'round here. MLB.com has a great package, though, so watching baseball on the computer (connected to the TV) is great (and I end up getting a lot more games to watch).

 
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Sports and animation are two things that i can never get tired of.
ESPN,ESPN-2,Start Sports,True Sports, Action sports ... these are the channels i watch mainly for sports.
Still if channels are there only for basketball, football(soccer), UFC(ultimate fighting championship), would
love to see those.


I can sit and watch any kind of sports except golf. This will stretch on for hours and it is really really boring.

Animation - Animax

Movies - Whatever good reviews on http://www.imdb.com/ , if time is there
will try to watch it

Discovery Channel : Man vs Wild Future weapons <they blow up stuffs here so its nice >


 
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