Friday Fun Free to Air Poll 5/30/08

Why do you watch the Network feeds on G10, AMC4, AMC3 or G16?

  • I do not have access to some of the networks where I live so these help fill in the gaps

    Votes: 4 13.8%
  • I have access to the specific net but it looks horrible OTA and these look better

    Votes: 4 13.8%
  • I like them for time shifting

    Votes: 8 27.6%
  • There is syndicated or other programming on those that I don't get on my local nets

    Votes: 9 31.0%
  • sports

    Votes: 6 20.7%
  • I do not really watch them because I get all my networks just fine (OTA or cable/satellite)

    Votes: 5 17.2%
  • other (please explain)

    Votes: 5 17.2%

  • Total voters
    29
  • Poll closed .
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Mr Tony

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I know I'm a day late but oh well :)

Friday Free to Air Fun Poll for 5/30/08

As most of us know, there are some network feeds on a few satellites (G10 KU, AMC4 KU, AMC3 KU & G16 C Band) and I assume some of us watch them....so now i ask

Why do you watch the Network feeds on G10, AMC4, AMC3 or G16? This pertains only to ABC, NBC, CW, FOX, MY, CBS & PBS...NOT RTN (we all know why we watch RTN) ;)

multiple choice

-I do not have access to some of the networks where I live so these help fill in the gaps
-I have access to the specific net but it looks horrible OTA and these look better
-I like them for time shifting
-There is syndicated or other programming (judge shows, talk shows) on those that I don't get on my local nets
-sports
-I do not really watch them because I get all my networks just fine (OTA or cable/satellite)
-other (please explain)
 
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Mr Tony

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3, 4, 5 & 7

If I miss an ABC or Fox show I can catch it an hour later on the Mountain time zone channels
Also there are some shows on Montana PBS that are not on my local PBS...plus its nice to see some shows (cough reliable sources cough) that arent on my local stations
sports...enough said

other....last week perfect example....we had some bad weather near us so the local Fox switched to "weather center tracking 2008" consistently during the race....so I watched it on a different Fox Network :)
 
Anole

Anole

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In LA, I get all the networks OTA in hi def.
So, that's my first choice.

Not often there are two shows which conflict.
And I record (in SD) what I might miss.
 
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vfrjim

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Quality, Quality Quality
Sports, Sports, Sports

Most of my locals have sub channels that degrade the quality.
 
Techfizzle

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I like to watch them becasue I like to see what happens in diffrent part of the states. I can watch coloardo news to see how skiing is doing , then i can watch newyork local news, to see if theres been any gang related activity.
 
Techfizzle

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RTN, race track network or Retro Television Network?
 
ACRadio

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Other: I would rather watch the distro feeds or live sports feeds whenever possible because they look so much better. CBS and ABC HD distro feeds can be found, as well as NBC SD. I don't watch Fox so it doesn't matter to me.
 
linuxman

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I like the fact that I can watch almost all of the networks in any time slot I want.

I use the Twinhan/Mytheatre and the HDTV so I can see them all full-screen with no distortion. Sometimes I will watch an episode of something twice. Once on OTA HD, and then again using the above solution. :)
 
iafirebuff

iafirebuff

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I like to time shift, but my main reason is that I like seeing commercials from other areas and their local news. Makes me feel like I am on vacation :)
 
DiscoLoveGrapes

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The biggest reason I watch the nets on the dish is because I can :p

The other reason is because the digital TV box has incredibly poor reception for being about 10 miles from the towers -- if you stand in the wrong part of the room, the signal is gone.
 
voomvoom

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I voted for:
I do not really watch them because I get all my networks just fine (OTA or cable/satellite)

But, I do watch G10 quite often for RTN, as my favorite shows may have a better time, than my OTA RTN (WSB Atlanta), and WSB doesn't show "Unreliable Resources", and I have drop-out issues on WSB during daylight.
ABC HD = satellite and OTA regular
CBS HD = satellite and OTA only Jerico
NBC HD = OTA occasional
Fox HD = OTA never watch
CW HD = satellite and OTA regular
MyNet HD = satellite and OTA occasional
PBS HD = OTA and AMC3 rarely watch
 
Tron

Tron

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Timeshifting is one reason, alternative programming is another. Then there's always the "cool" factor :) I've found myself watching a network program from G-10R instead of OTA simply because it came from a local affiliate in another city.
 
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c_perrone

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Mostly for PBS HD that I can't get OTA being so far away from any stations and as others have said, the coolness factor and out of town news..;)

Clint
 
Corrado

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For me it's time shifting for the nets on G10. I watch the networks OTA mainly because it's HD in primetime.

Programs like "Lost" just aren't the same in SD.
 
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