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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by PK6301, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Aug 2, 2013 #81 of 144
    joed32

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    My dog didn't like the scene with the dog going to the vet.
     
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    Laxguy

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    Missed that ep...... Hope it wasn't one to "fix" permanently the pup.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2013 #83 of 144
    ddrumman2004

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    I could not believe that DirecTv had added a channel for dogs. Anyway, the only time our little poodle looks at the tv is when a show has a dog barking in it. Then he starts barking. Otherwise, he's concerned with going outside whenever the wife goes out to smoke.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2013 #84 of 144
    TheRatPatrol

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    Did anyone else notice the fish video last night?
     
  5. Aug 2, 2013 #85 of 144
    the_batman

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    My dog is a HD bigot like me. Wouldn't watch for free.
     
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  6. Aug 2, 2013 #86 of 144
    gov

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    Um, most dogs, in my view, would envy gnats for their attention span. Has anybody made a DVD thematically similar to the channel and marketed it ??


    I can't imagine if a dog ever showed interest in the disc, that he would ever lose interest, no matter how many times it gets played.



    Don't need a channel for cats as long as somebody leaves a window shade open.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2013 #87 of 144
    coolman302003

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    That is due to the channel being sent in 16:9 aspect ratio but squashed into 4:3 aspect ratio (when using Pillar Box), whereas BYU TV and Baby First are native 16:9 SD. When you use Format button with Stretch or Original Format setting its then in the proper 16:9 widescreen as you stated.
     
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  8. Aug 2, 2013 #88 of 144
    FenixTX

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    I, also, used the pillar box setting but had to change it to stretch so they channel would view properly. Although having it set to stretch isn't a big deal because we don't watch any channel as is that's not in HD. I would bet though that DirecTV would start to format the channel is 16:9 widescreen soon as they do with babyfirst TV.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2013 #89 of 144
    ThomasM

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    Why not? They added a zillion channels for dumb humans. They are called "shopping channels". :biggthump
     
  10. Aug 2, 2013 #90 of 144
    armophob

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    I have been trying to get into it, but it is in SD. What gives? Why wouldn't they make this HD?
     
  11. Aug 2, 2013 #91 of 144
    Laxguy

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    I keep my TV set to 16:9, and my DVR to Native on, Original format. Dog TV displays nicely for an SD resolution feed. It fills the screen and does not appear to be distorted by stretching.

    As to why SD? Could be that dogs see no difference, though I'd have thought the sharper the lines the easier they could see.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2013 #92 of 144
    tonyd79

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    I have been trying to get into it, but it is in SD. What gives? Why wouldn't they make this HD?


    I'm surprised it is in color!

    (I joke. I know better.)
     
  13. Aug 2, 2013 #93 of 144
    lipcrkr

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    And the Kartrashians!
     
  14. Aug 2, 2013 #94 of 144
    armophob

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    Well......swwffff swfff.....I certainly am enjoying.....cough.... this. I ...swiiff......miss the morning sunrise show as ...cough....well.
     
  15. Aug 3, 2013 #95 of 144
    HarleyD

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    Well, oddly enought I was watching DogTV and one of the little snippets happened to mention that dogs see HDTV much better than they ever did SD.

    So making that statement on a channel...for dogs...being sent in 480i...makes them seem kind of stupid.

    And as far as it being programming for dogs, I find it to be more like programming for stoners to watch with their dog (not that I would know anything about that).

    But, the dogs do seem to watch it. But several of them watch anything. But I did see the Doberman lying there looking dead at the TV for a while. He is one that normally does NOT watch TV.

    The programming itself seems to repeat with some regularity. Or at least some of it. I'm thinking about recording several hours of programming or a day's worth during the freeview to let it play for the dogs. They'll never know it's the same thing over and over.
     
  16. Aug 3, 2013 #96 of 144
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    I could not believe that DirecTv had added a channel for dogs. Anyway, the only time our little poodle looks at the tv is when a show has a dog barking in it. Then he starts barking. Otherwise, he's concerned with going outside whenever the wife goes out to smoke.


    Why? I think they'd add just about any channel if the'd agree to a la cart pricing. That will always be worth it for DIRECTV.
     
  17. Aug 3, 2013 #97 of 144
    wilbur_the_goose

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    I'll bet this is purchased by < 1000 people nationwide. It's beyond horrible.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2013 #98 of 144
    Laxguy

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    I'll bet 10,000!
    If it goes to HD and there's more barking and panting, my dogs might get into it......
     
  19. Aug 3, 2013 #99 of 144
    Paul Secic

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    I had one when I was a kid.
     
  20. Aug 3, 2013 #100 of 144
    RACJ2

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    I tried this channel, just to check it out. Didn't realize what strange programs dogs like. Are they going to create a DOGTV2 channel, just in case your dog doesn't like whats on this channel?
     

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