The Lab with Leo Laporte (cancelled March 6th 2008) - Page 6 - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #76 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-05-07, 02:46 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 1,768
I wouldn't give Kate that much credit.

If you follow their personal blogs they indicate Kate was wanting to move back to Toronto for her own personal reasons, and her live-in BF Matt Harris (LwL producer) was also in favour of moving back to TO (to keep her happy, if nothing else).

It was only later that anyone found out the Aussie channel was no longer going to carry Lab with Leo, and that's what prompted Rogers to pull the plug after the first episodes with the new staff were already in the can.

FYI, Kate never had any interest in tech stuff. She said as much in the early episodes. It was only after she got her position on the show (as a result of her connection with Matt) that she started to take an interest, and even then it was pretty much limited to the social networking aspect.

Mike / technut
technut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #77 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-05-08, 03:43 PM
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto - Sony KDS55A2020, Denon AVR-2307CI, DVD-1930CI, DT ProCinema 1000, Rogers SA8300HD, PS3
Posts: 103
Ah, I see. Oh well, I will miss those tight sweaters.

Guess I have to keep watching Layla Kayleigh on AOTS.
Pizza Beats is offline  
post #78 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-05-08, 06:34 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 1,768
Or maybe you're just watching the wrong channel for what you're looking for?

Mike / technut
technut is offline  
 
post #79 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-05-09, 09:45 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,700
Hmmm... Still no new shows in over two weeks.
rsambuca is offline  
post #80 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-05-13, 06:11 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Posts: 578
This channel is flying fast downhill. The only shows that get new episodes are Attack of the show and X-play everything else is repeats. they need to either sell off the channel to someone who wants it or they need to pull there act together because im sure they are loosing subscrbers by the thousands right now.
nicohockey9 is offline  
post #81 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-05-21, 07:10 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 1,768
If you want to see Leo these days, tune him in at http://twitlive.tv/

It is the live video feed from his studio. You can watch the production of the many TWiT podcasts, and more. The production schedule is posted here.

Mike / technut
technut is offline  
post #82 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-05-24, 12:28 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 84
Quote:
This channel is flying fast downhill. The only shows that get new episodes are Attack of the show and X-play everything else is repeats. they need to either sell off the channel to someone who wants it or they need to pull there act together because im sure they are loosing subscrbers by the thousands right now.
Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run get new episodes. I agree they need to get some new programming though, too much repetition on the channel
Corizzle is offline  
post #83 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-05-26, 07:41 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Posts: 578
Sorry my mistake, but still I believe electric playground and reviews on the run only get a new episode once every week I believe. Unless im wrong
nicohockey9 is offline  
post #84 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-05-27, 11:36 AM
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 84
No you are right, a new episode once a week (that airs on Fridays I believe). I can see how it would be confusing since they rerun the show so much
Corizzle is offline  
post #85 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-05-27, 03:28 PM
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto - Sony KDS55A2020, Denon AVR-2307CI, DVD-1930CI, DT ProCinema 1000, Rogers SA8300HD, PS3
Posts: 103
The problem with G4 is one minute you are watching a new show reviewing Madden 09 from this week and then the next minute, the episode is from 2007.

The Hardware Girl from the most recent episodes is definitely the hottest yet.
Pizza Beats is offline  
post #86 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-06-03, 01:54 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,700
Wow, they surprised the heck out of me. After no new shows for over a month, it looks like they are finally burning off the last 13 episodes.
rsambuca is offline  
post #87 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-06-03, 01:57 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Whitby, Ontario (Rogers Cable), LG 42PC3D, 8642HD
Posts: 572
It could be one show per month!
whitbyterry is online now  
post #88 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-06-04, 02:25 PM
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto - Sony KDS55A2020, Denon AVR-2307CI, DVD-1930CI, DT ProCinema 1000, Rogers SA8300HD, PS3
Posts: 103
I can't believe that on all the channels in the U.S., there isn't one call in computer help show like Lab with Leo.

G4, which is supposed to be tech tv, doesn't have this kind of show now that Leo was cancelled.

Maybe this type of show is "boring" for G4 but I liked the old "Screen Savers".

AOTS is ok but it doesn't answer how-to tech questions.
Pizza Beats is offline  
post #89 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-06-04, 04:03 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Whitby, Ontario (Rogers Cable), LG 42PC3D, 8642HD
Posts: 572
Cnet has their Cnet Live show weekly. It is similar. Give that a try.
whitbyterry is online now  
post #90 of 93 (permalink) Old 2008-06-05, 04:49 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ottawa (Barrhaven)Toshiba 37HL57 LCD , SA8300HD, Rogers, Homemade HTPC running GBPVR/Hauppage 150
Posts: 64
What has replaced TechTV for me is all of the spin offs that were mentioned earlier in this thread. Systm, DL.TV,tekzilla, the totally rad show and soon Twit Live. They are all doing their video podcasts in HD (h.264) I have Itunes running on my HTPC and always have a couple of shows ready to watch. Basically the same crew from the old TechTV but now in HD!!
Mike Demers is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome