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#101 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

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When I lived in Berkeley Ca I had TCI they a box with two knobs on/off a knob for changing 19 channels. Anyway they had a movie channel which started at 7PM to 11PM with one movie each night.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

When I lived in Berkeley Ca I had TCI they a box with two knobs on/off a knob for changing 19 channels. Anyway they had a movie channel which started at 7PM to 11PM with one movie each night.


I remember those days. We had Cablevision. The "remote" was hardwired to the TV with a long cord so it could be placed on the coffee table or end table. The "remote" had a separate push button for each channel. When you pushed one button in, the button for the previous channel popped back out.

I also remember the channel (Home Theater Network, IIRC) that showed one movie per night. I do not remember which movie it was, but there was one that was longer than the time slot, and sure enough, the channel went dark before the movie ended.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

My grandparents had a flimsy plastic cable box (colored dusty brown) that had one plastic slider and a bunch of printed numbers. You moved the slider to the channel number you wanted to watch. Found a picture of it: http://www.flickr.co...eke/3298454963/

Anyway, on topic, I would be in the minority that would welcome Disney Jr, HD or otherwise. There aren't many commercial-free channels that offer decent children's programming. NickJr is great (it's also in awful SD, not that my daughter minds). There's quite a difference in quality between the stuff aired on Disney Jr/NickJr and the stuff I used to watch when I was a kid. It's actually a bit shocking how brain-dead some of it is/was. NickJr programming teaches my daughter things like numbers and shapes and whatnot, while stuff like Spongebob just turns her into a zombie. She accidentally watched a block of commercials on Nickelodeon once and I could almost hear her brain grinding to a halt. She was watching a commercial for some sort of flying pony toy (she's not old enough that I would concern myself with the brand name yet) and her eyes were just glazed over. I thought to myself, "Man, she's never seen a commercial for something that would interest her... and that appears to have been a good thing."

#104 OFFLINE   JustSo

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:17 PM

Does anyone know if there has been any update regarding DirecTV adding the Disney Junior channel? I'd love to have it for my kids.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:30 PM

My grandparents had a flimsy plastic cable box (colored dusty brown) that had one plastic slider and a bunch of printed numbers. You moved the slider to the channel number you wanted to watch. Found a picture of it: http://www.flickr.co...eke/3298454963/

Anyway, on topic, I would be in the minority that would welcome Disney Jr, HD or otherwise. There aren't many commercial-free channels that offer decent children's programming. NickJr is great (it's also in awful SD, not that my daughter minds). There's quite a difference in quality between the stuff aired on Disney Jr/NickJr and the stuff I used to watch when I was a kid. It's actually a bit shocking how brain-dead some of it is/was. NickJr programming teaches my daughter things like numbers and shapes and whatnot, while stuff like Spongebob just turns her into a zombie. She accidentally watched a block of commercials on Nickelodeon once and I could almost hear her brain grinding to a halt. She was watching a commercial for some sort of flying pony toy (she's not old enough that I would concern myself with the brand name yet) and her eyes were just glazed over. I thought to myself, "Man, she's never seen a commercial for something that would interest her... and that appears to have been a good thing."


That's very similar to what we had when I was a kid and before the advent of converter boxes of any kind.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:15 AM

SoapNet will continue for a long time.


My cable system carries both SoapNet and Disney Jr.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

I hope it gets added soon as well. I would actually like to see some older shows on it like the old school Disney Channel shows like Dumbo's Circus and Welcome To Pool Corner and even newer ones like PB&J Otter. My niece who is 3 watches the shows on Sprout and NickJr so this would be a welcomed addition to the household.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:45 AM

I have a 4 year old that would like Disney JR, but then again, I would never be able to watch anything else on TV (Oh the Dilemma)

We will have to wait and see what transpires..

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:02 AM

I hope it gets added soon as well. I would actually like to see some older shows on it like the old school Disney Channel shows like Dumbo's Circus and Welcome To Pool Corner and even newer ones like PB&J Otter. My niece who is 3 watches the shows on Sprout and NickJr so this would be a welcomed addition to the household.


Just my luck, DirecTV will hold out until my youngest is off to pre-K and has no desire to watch Disney Jr.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:26 AM

Buried amongst all of DirecTV's self-serving and obnoxious Twitter "got my back" retweets ...

http://news.directv....ers-nationwide/

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

My grandparents had a flimsy plastic cable box (colored dusty brown) that had one plastic slider and a bunch of printed numbers. You moved the slider to the channel number you wanted to watch. Found a picture of it: http://www.flickr.co...eke/3298454963/

Anyway, on topic, I would be in the minority that would welcome Disney Jr, HD or otherwise. There aren't many commercial-free channels that offer decent children's programming. NickJr is great (it's also in awful SD, not that my daughter minds). There's quite a difference in quality between the stuff aired on Disney Jr/NickJr and the stuff I used to watch when I was a kid. It's actually a bit shocking how brain-dead some of it is/was. NickJr programming teaches my daughter things like numbers and shapes and whatnot, while stuff like Spongebob just turns her into a zombie. She accidentally watched a block of commercials on Nickelodeon once and I could almost hear her brain grinding to a halt. She was watching a commercial for some sort of flying pony toy (she's not old enough that I would concern myself with the brand name yet) and her eyes were just glazed over. I thought to myself, "Man, she's never seen a commercial for something that would interest her... and that appears to have been a good thing."


holy crap, that's the first cable box I remember.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:55 AM

Buried amongst all of DirecTV's self-serving and obnoxious Twitter "got my back" retweets ...

http://news.directv....ers-nationwide/


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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

My grandparents had a flimsy plastic cable box (colored dusty brown) that had one plastic slider and a bunch of printed numbers. You moved the slider to the channel number you wanted to watch. Found a picture of it: http://www.flickr.co...eke/3298454963/

Heh, that's exactly the cable box we got when we ordered the Disney Channel back when it was a premium. I used to be able to roll the fine tuning knob on the right and fake the descrambler out into descrambling other channels briefly. :)

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

My grandparents had a flimsy plastic cable box (colored dusty brown) that had one plastic slider and a bunch of printed numbers. You moved the slider to the channel number you wanted to watch. Found a picture of it: http://www.flickr.co...eke/3298454963/

Anyway, on topic, I would be in the minority that would welcome Disney Jr, HD or otherwise. There aren't many commercial-free channels that offer decent children's programming. NickJr is great (it's also in awful SD, not that my daughter minds). There's quite a difference in quality between the stuff aired on Disney Jr/NickJr and the stuff I used to watch when I was a kid. It's actually a bit shocking how brain-dead some of it is/was. NickJr programming teaches my daughter things like numbers and shapes and whatnot, while stuff like Spongebob just turns her into a zombie. She accidentally watched a block of commercials on Nickelodeon once and I could almost hear her brain grinding to a halt. She was watching a commercial for some sort of flying pony toy (she's not old enough that I would concern myself with the brand name yet) and her eyes were just glazed over. I thought to myself, "Man, she's never seen a commercial for something that would interest her... and that appears to have been a good thing."


I was 6 when we got cable and that's the box we got.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:00 PM

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