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Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2014-08-06, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,075
Posted By PokerFace
Yes, but for that 2011 survey, using an HTPC...

Yes, but for that 2011 survey, using an HTPC would be considered cheating; Hugh mentioned that choosing no TV, meant No Dvds/Blu-rays would be allowed to be viewed on the TV (since you gave it up)...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2014-08-06, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,075
Posted By PokerFace
In another thread, started in 2011, (see link...

In another thread, started in 2011, (see link below), 62 out of 79 people (78.48%) chose the Internet by itself, over TV, or a smartphone with Internet access. However, if you chose the Internet, you...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2014-08-05, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,074
Posted By PokerFace
I still get my monthly, printed RBC account...

I still get my monthly, printed RBC account statements via the mail (got one today -- I'm even poorer than I thought), even though I never asked for them. I have no online account, so I often use...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-08-03, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,022
Posted By PokerFace
CBC and CHCH obviously bought the rights to Wheel...

CBC and CHCH obviously bought the rights to Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy for a ratings boost. Both of those "family" shows can even be moved to an afternoon slot (CBC had one at 5:30pm for a while)....
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-08-03, 04:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,022
Posted By PokerFace
The Adults 18-49 demographic is coveted for...

The Adults 18-49 demographic is coveted for advertising reasons, but with Crossroads TV, it's probably a good idea to attract as many near-death viewers as it can (my grandparents loved watching...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2014-08-03, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,562
Posted By PokerFace
It's my 3rd party and I'll cry if I want to.

Is it still safe to assume that the standard (5-7M) unlimited DSL service from almost any 3rd-party reseller would still provide tremendous savings and very little headache time?

Other than the...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-08-02, 10:25 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 49,169
Posted By PokerFace
Almost all of the movies on Syfy are garbage, but...

Almost all of the movies on Syfy are garbage, but Canadians deserve the chance to watch them too.

Space ... Garbage in, garbage outer Space.

Walking and talking sharks? Never gonna happen:
...
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2014-08-02, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,172
Posted By PokerFace
I almost never listen to music on terrestrial...

I almost never listen to music on terrestrial radio, unless I'm tuning the dial past an AM radio station and happen to hear an old song that I haven't heard in years. But even then it would only be...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2014-08-01, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,254
Posted By PokerFace
@Dave: Your embedded FYI/US link (post #16) won't...

@Dave: Your embedded FYI/US link (post #16) won't work for me ... use this one instead:

http://www.aenetworks.com/article/ae-networks-fyi-channel-unveils-primetime-lineup-july-premiere
[FYI- For...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-07-28, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,088
Posted By PokerFace
I love New York, but Manhattan is perhaps too "interesting" to hold my interest.

For me, "interesting" is often a scary word (often used as a code word for "slow," "deep" or even "boring"), simply because I tend to rush through things that don't grab my "interest" right away....
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2014-07-27, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,985
Posted By PokerFace
PBS fulfilled the need for much of the early...

PBS fulfilled the need for much of the early non-US foreign content, and continues to do so for much of today's North American audiences.

Note: There also used to be a Newsworld International...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2014-07-27, 01:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,985
Posted By PokerFace
Isn't the foreign ownership of BBC Canada the...

Isn't the foreign ownership of BBC Canada the same as the TSN/ESPN, 80% 20% ownership situation? At least TSN is adding more channels to perhaps slightly improve the content gap between itself and...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-07-26, 10:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,511
Posted By PokerFace
Exclamation The Assets on Sunday afternoons

ABC will apparently burn off the remaining 4 episodes of The Assets over the next two Sunday afternoons (4pm-6pm EST).

Sunday July 27th: Episodes 5 and 6

Sunday August 3rd: Episodes 7 and 8
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2014-07-26, 03:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,985
Posted By PokerFace
BBC Canada needs to be replaced with BBC America

It's no secret that Shaw Media runs BBC Canada as if the UK content is secondary to the reruns of other Shaw-owned content (that can be seen in HD on other Shaw channels), whereas BBC America airs...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-07-26, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By PokerFace
Thumbs up My least favourite Netflix series, but I still enjoyed watching it.

I started watching to see Famke (although I don't find her character that interesting), but often found the need to FF skip-jump past some of the less-interesting sections in both seasons. If I later...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2014-07-25, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,985
Posted By PokerFace
Yup, having access to US TV channels isn't just...

Yup, having access to US TV channels isn't just about getting exclusive content, but also about getting US content faster and knowing what channel(s) the content will appear on.

If you see a...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2014-07-24, 11:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,985
Posted By PokerFace
I'm going to say no. I had US satellite service...

I'm going to say no. I had US satellite service for 12 years (till 2000), and after I got used to all the content that was available, I was still usually more interested in the raw C/KU band feeds of...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2014-07-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,078
Posted By PokerFace
2007: Super Channel to the rescue ... Merely Wishful thinking at that time

Things improved slightly when Super Channel popped up in 2007. That's when I first became aware of several shows like Head Case (Starz), even though I didn't subscribe to Super Channel ... I just...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-07-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 49,169
Posted By PokerFace
Yes, Candidly Nicole debuts on M3 on July 22nd,...

Yes, Candidly Nicole debuts on M3 on July 22nd, but it's a Tuesday, NOT a Thursday as the press release states.
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2014-07-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 47,247
Posted By PokerFace
We all generally have a ballpark figure as to...

We all generally have a ballpark figure as to what we want to pay each month. However, if you get a reasonable price, but also get more channels or equipment thrown into the deal, it makes it easier...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-07-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 49,169
Posted By PokerFace
Question Candidly Nicole ... Suddenly pulled from the E! Canada schedule and moved to M3

That's weird! Candidly Nicole was set to premiere on E! Canada tomorrow (same day as the VH1 premiere - the pilot episode can be streamed on the VH1 website), but I assume that Bell has decided to...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-07-16, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1
  Tyrant
Views: 711
Posted By PokerFace
I've seen the first 4 episodes of Tyrant, but...

I've seen the first 4 episodes of Tyrant, but still needed to skip-jump past some of the predictable less interesting stuff (in episodes 3 and 4).

The acting and writing is very good, but since I...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-07-15, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By PokerFace
Thumbs up The Leftovers third episode was actually exciting!

Just finished watching the 3rd episode of The Leftovers and really liked it. It was an intense, suspenseful and satisfying episode, with a bit of a Twilight Zone feel. I'd give it an A minus...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-07-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 49,169
Posted By PokerFace
Thumbs down The People's Couch -- Canadian version

The Canadian version of The People's Couch was bad, but at least it featured Rookie Blue (which is a Shaw Media series).

http://www.bravo.ca/shows/peoplescouch?vid=393920
[The People's Couch...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2014-07-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,078
Posted By PokerFace
Comedy Bang Bang Season 2 on Much

Much(Music) is now airing Season 2 of Comedy Bang Bang (along with an occasional S1 episode), and has some of the Season 2 episodes already available for streaming on its website (same link as was...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-07-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By PokerFace
More Leftovers in the fridge

The Leftovers might soon deserve its own thread ... the next episode (#3) apparently received more positive responses from critics than the first two did. I'll give it a look when it's released and...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-07-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By PokerFace
Question The Leftovers (from Ressurection thread)

After watching portions (it's too boring to watch it all) of the first two episodes of The Leftovers (HBO), plus the 30 minute behind-the-scenes special, I think I experienced an entirely new level...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2014-07-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,096
Posted By PokerFace
Thumbs up You say Football, I say Soccer.

I've never watched more than 2 minutes of a MLS soccer game in the past, but on Sunday afternoon, I was actually feeling the desire to watch a soccer game (no World Cup games until Tuesday), and so I...
Forum: Bell Satellite TV   2014-07-05, 02:06 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 127,054
Posted By PokerFace
There are no rules, but I'm sure they're coming ... eventually.

Diluted channels + squabbles between content owners and distributors can obviously lead to cord shaving/cutting, even by rich people.

Where's FX Canada on Bell? Why are some channels only...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-07-04, 08:58 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 49,169
Posted By PokerFace
It's nice to see Canada trying its own version of...

It's nice to see Canada trying its own version of The People's Couch. I'm expecting it to be garbage, but I hope they at least comment on some of the Canadian content that the other International...
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