I agree, idk the last time I watched the channel. Now if they switched to more of a channel on new technologies (computers, phones, tvs, green tech, even new medical equipment!) and stuff like that, I'd love to watch it.I cut that channel a long time ago am not paying to watch reruns of years old game review shows!
The show was called The ScreenSavers, it was on TechTV at that time and it was great. That channel went downhill very fast when G4 took it over ... that's when I cancelled my subscription.This channel used to be great when it had Call for Help from San Fransisco but a failing company bought it out, and fired most of the staff.
It's true ... Directv did drop G4 late last year. I dont think it was only due to it being a bad channel though. Years ago G4 tried to have a channel on the us satellites but since they are owned by Comcast, it made it difficult since they are competition to Directv. The easier way to get on Directv at the time was for G4 to acquire Techtv and then to eventually transform it completely into G4.Did you guy's know that Directv thought it was such a bad channel with no one wathing it that they dropped when their contract was due.
Funny thing about The Lab With Leo Laporte CITYTV is still milking reruns late at night probably to meet cancon. Nothing more funny and irrelevant than watching an old tech show from 2008 about Windows Vista or the first Iphone at five in the morning! lolllLeo Laporte hosted both Call For Help and The ScreenSavers on TechTv, most of the time anyways.
At one time Chris Pirillo hosted CFH. I think that is when they were doing TechLive, and a 90 minute ScreenSavers.
Some time after Leo left G4-TTV in the US, they resurrected Call For Help, this time in Toronto, and only for TTV-Canada and internatinoal sales, but not on G4 USA. Later they moved to Vancouver and re-named the show "The Lab with Leo".