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

  1. Aug 6, 2013 #121 of 144
    shendley

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    Watched the program where they describe how dogs typically react to it and it described my dog's reaction perfectly. They don't become couch potatoes and stare at it non-stop, but rather treat it as background much of the time, watching it only from time to time. That's exactly what my dog does. From time to time she gets interested and looks at it. When there are other dogs on the screen she frequently goes up to the television and starts sniffing around it (frequently sniffing the front speaker where she hears the sounds coming from). But there have also been times when she got interested in looking at some of the abstract moving patterns they put on the screen. Obviously, not everyone's dog will get into it. But, from what I've seen of my dog's reaction, I'm interested in getting it for her when my wife and I are away at work and she's left alone in the house. I think it may make the time alone a bit more bearable for her.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2013 #122 of 144
    Cyber36

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    What's next, Fish TV???????
     
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    tonyd79

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    Wow. Was it years? I'm getting old. Time is going by too fast.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2013 #125 of 144
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    Tried it one more time last night and the dogs never once looked at it.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2013 #126 of 144
    Laxguy

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    The only way our dogs will pay attention is if there's heavy panting. Or barking, but haven't heard much of that.
     
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    I have a reply for that, but this site is rated PG....
     
  8. Aug 8, 2013 #128 of 144
    Laxguy

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    Just call me the setup man.... :rolling:


    And my GF emits a very high pitched scream, sort of a bark, when




    calling the dogs in.
     
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    Athlon646464

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    ^^^

    :rotfl:

    That's ruff.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2013 #130 of 144
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    I've tried to get my beagle to watch on 3 different occasions but he's not at all interested. The only thing he cares about is food, walks and sleeping.

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    Cat TV.
     
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    We're trying it out on our dogs when we're away. Our youngest suffers from separation anxiety if she's home without us and left out of the kennel - usually results in something getting destroyed, like a lamp cord or a pillow.

    Keep in mind people that your dog probably won't show any interest if you're there watching it with them. It's designed to be left on for when your dog is quite literally home by itself.
     
  13. suddenlyissoon

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    I would gladly pay for it if my dogs would watch it. I can't even get them to look at the screen.
     
  14. Beerstalker

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    Those of you that say your dogs don't even look at it, what kind of a TV are you showing it on?

    From what I understand it really has to be shown on a 1080p TV with refresh rate of 100Hz or higher (so a 120Hz or 240Hz LCD, or a plasma) in order for the dogs to really be able to see it correctly.
     
  15. PCampbell

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    46" LCD. They do see dogs on it at times and when the female was a puppy she barked at it but ovet time she lost interest in it. As for the male I think he just wants the remote.
     
  16. shendley

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    I'm showing it on a 720p set and my dog looks at it quite a bit. I thought it was just digital televisions vs. older analog sets that made the difference. Or, at least, that's what I think I remember them saying on a show that discussed the channel.

     
  17. Beerstalker

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    The way that I understand it, dog's brains/eyes refresh around 70-80Hz. So to them TVs with lower refresh rates that that can seem to flicker, and becasue most TV shows are at 30 or 60 frames per second (24 frames per second for movies) the motion is jittery. CRTs were especially bad because of the way the scanlines worked.

    Now with 120Hz and 240Hz TVs that refresh quicker than the dog's vision the flickering is gone (for the most part). Motion would still seem a bit jittery to them though unless you have some sort of frame interpolation like Smoothmotion etc. turned on. So my guess is that people with 120Hz or 240Hz TVs with frame interpolation turned on are more likely to see their dog being interested in the channel.
     
  18. Laxguy

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    Agree, but my guys don't seem to react unless there's barking involved.
     
  19. Joe166

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    Yes, and my dog reacts to anything that sounds like a dog barking (once in a while), from any source, including the dog piano app on my IPhone, which is free. I don't think that a 1080p set makes much difference since the channel is in SD.
     
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    Would it help any if they got rid of the background music in some of the videos?
     

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