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How can I get through the weekend without Viacom?


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#21 OFFLINE   crkeehn

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:59 AM

That is a good idea. I like the books that have pictures in them. Those are hard to find.


Just visit your local library. Even in Florida, they should have some books with pictures in them. :)

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#22 OFFLINE   RobertE

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:03 PM

How about a good pop-up book? :D


Viacom has blocked all reading of pop-up books as well. :( They consider it too closely related to their pop-up videos. :eek2:
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#23 OFFLINE   larry55

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

i didn't know d was carry 17 viacom channels.i nver watch those channels.

#24 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

This latest Viacom outage has really hit me really hard. How can I get through the weekend without all the Viacom channels? Do you think it will be resolved by Monday? I am mainly worried about missing Jersey Shore on MTV, especially Snookie and the others.


This HAS to be a sarcastic question. Cannot be a serious question. No one is that addicted to television and/or internet that they do not know things to do that do not involve either. :D :D
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#25 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

Viacom has blocked all reading of pop-up books as well. :( They consider it too closely related to their pop-up videos. :eek2:


LOL, best post I've seen all day! :lol:
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:13 PM

How about a good pop-up book? :D


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#27 OFFLINE   David MacLeod

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:14 PM

Get a life! Get out of the house. Go see a movie. Go visit friends. Volunteer. Or read a book, as others have suggested.

I watch Colbert once in a while, but the lack of these 26 channels isn't enough to prompt me to complain. I've never heard of most of them; some of them that I've heard of I would never watch.


I'm disabled and live in the middle of nowheres.
so how about I watch the damned channels I want and pay for?
get a life huh?
how about you all get off your damn high horses and kiss my butt.
and I read a lot, 600 or so books here, that enough?
hey heres an idea, you pay my tv bill then you get to tell me how to live my television life.
I don't give a damn if you watch them or not, I do. How about some of us start ganging up on people like you who don't watch these channels.
you guys are stupid for not watching these shows, anyone that does not watch comedy central needs to get a life.
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#28 OFFLINE   David MacLeod

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:16 PM

I'm sorry for you if losing certain channels is hard on you. TV shouldn't have to be that important, IMHO.

guess how much your humble opinion means to me?
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:16 PM

comedy central and tvland loss hits us hard here, anyone feel like making smart *** comments about it??


I'll bite.

I cannot believe that a person, couple, or family would not know what to do with themselves if television wasn't an option. There are so many other things to do in life besides watching television, and I honestly do not believe that you, or anyone else for that matter, would have a hard time figuring out what those things might be.

That said, there are 100+ other channels to watch, and millions of hours of video available on the internet and/or dvd. If your only weekend entertainment consists of you watching a box, Viacom is not stopping you from watching other channels.
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#30 OFFLINE   David MacLeod

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:20 PM

I'll bite.

I cannot believe that a person, couple, or family would not know what to do with themselves if television wasn't an option. There are so many other things to do in life besides watching television, and I honestly do not believe that you, or anyone else for that matter, would have a hard time figuring out what those things might be.

That said, there are 100+ other channels to watch, and millions of hours of video available on the internet and/or dvd. If your only weekend entertainment consists of you watching a box, Viacom is not stopping you from watching other channels.

aww ain't you the brave one.
tell you what, become bedridden and not like most of those other channels.
and what would you do if there was no cable in your town and the fastest broadband (only one provider in town) is only 5M and has trouble with more than one hd stream.
and remember, you are still paying your directv bill on time while not getting the channels you like?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:25 PM

I'm disabled and live in the middle of nowheres.
so how about I watch the damned channels I want and pay for?
get a life huh?
how about you all get off your damn high horses and kiss my butt.
and I read a lot, 600 or so books here, that enough?
hey heres an idea, you pay my tv bill then you get to tell me how to live my television life.
I don't give a damn if you watch them or not, I do. How about some of us start ganging up on people like you who don't watch these channels.
you guys are stupid for not watching these shows, anyone that does not watch comedy central needs to get a life.
dick.


If it is that bad for you, call up Dish Network and they will have you up and running by tomorrow afternoon. Hate to see people suffering.

#32 OFFLINE   David MacLeod

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

If it is that bad for you, call up Dish Network and they will have you up and running by tomorrow afternoon. Hate to see people suffering.


giving it a week to see what happens then thats probably what we will do.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:44 PM

giving it a week to see what happens then thats probably what we will do.


The problem then of course, is that Dish is missing the AMC/Rainbow channels which may also be important to you. And if/when another carriage negotiation comes up with either D* or E*, there is no assurance that it won't be the same with the same scenario.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck with your choice.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:50 PM

aww ain't you the brave one.
tell you what, become bedridden and not like most of those other channels.
and what would you do if there was no cable in your town and the fastest broadband (only one provider in town) is only 5M and has trouble with more than one hd stream.


My wife is homebound due to a handicap, so I do quite know what you are talking about. She is not bedridden, but can't move very fast and is in pain when she moves at all and as such, spends 98% of her time at home.

Nevertheless she finds is stimulating to read books, do craft projects (her hands still work), write poetry, have some of her many friends over to chat, and when I come home, I don't find the TV on a lot, she rather watch stuff with me if possible. She has a laptop that keeps her busy with a variety of computer games and online communities, and on days she does feel good enough she goes for a little walk, enjoys taking care of plants in the back yard, or has a friend pick her up to go to the beach.

Even being bedridden does not mean you have to give up on life, or to enjoy the simple pleasures of it. And even bedridden, life does not stop or end with television.

and remember, you are still paying your directv bill on time while not getting the channels you like?

GFY


I am on autopay, and currently the only channel I miss is TVLand. But there isn't single channel I could not live without either. Life is too precious to be bound to television channels, whether you are bedridden, handicapped, or otherwise incapable of doing a whole lot with your body at the time.

If those channels mean SO much for you, you should invest in a backup solution. If you have DirecTV, you can have Dish as well. If you have 5 Mbps cable, you can get cable television. Some people here already subscribe to two services, that way if one of them has a dispute, they can always turn in to the other.

Knowing the life my wife leads, I know very well, VERY well how it is to not be able to do hardly anything. But what I admire in her the most, is that she never gives up. She doesn't go sitting around "woe is me" because plan A didn't turn out how she expected, she just comes up with a plan B and moves on. And that is how life works.

And we are not talking about a life threatening situation here, we are talking about a few TV stations that might be off the air for a week, 2 weeks. I really do not wish to offend you in any way, because I know about a bedridden life. I deal with it every single day of my life. But really..... there is ALWAYS life beyond television.

Edited by maartena, 13 July 2012 - 12:56 PM.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:55 PM

The problem then of course, is that Dish is missing the AMC/Rainbow channels which may also be important to you. And if/when another carriage negotiation comes up with either D* or E*, there is no assurance that it won't be the same with the same scenario.


Well you could always subscribe to 2 services. Get the package you want on 1 service, and the other service you subscribe to the minimal, most basic only. If a dispute happens, you can upgrade the package to something that includes the missing channels, and drop the disputed service down to a minimal package and switch "on the fly". Sure, it is going to cost you $50 a month extra for whatever minimal package service you want to add, but it might be worth it considering the current TV market and the disputes that are coming our way.
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#36 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

Guys let's try and keep this thread civil, please stop discussing each other and discuss the topic.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:03 PM

Actually there are enough threads open on the topic and I think this one is unnecessary.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:03 PM

I have actually considered getting both, but the cost is just not right at all. That is because of the channels most important to me. BBCA and AMC being among the top channels. D* doesn't have BBCA in HD at all and it really doesn't look to me as if that will happen this year, and of course, E* doesn't have AMC at all.

But to get those two channels because of the programming lineup, I would have to subscribe to Entertainment with D* and T200 with E*, and support 2 locations in the house with both. Not affordable because I always have 2 premiums going too.

Unfortunately for me, I happen to like 2 channels that are not available in some really low end package. :(

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