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#26 OFFLINE   NewForceFiveFan

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:20 PM

Sounds like the new mPoints addition to the Crackle app that also lets you earn five dollar debit cards and enter to win bigger prizes. It's a gimmick, nothing more. Personally I wish crackle would dump mPoints as it just introduced bugs to the app.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

Is this a mechanism to allow programmers to "buy" viewership?
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

Is this a mechanism to allow programmers to "buy" viewership?

No, it's actually a new career for some [link].
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

Is this a mechanism to allow programmers to "buy" viewership?



In one sense, yes. No different than people becoming committed to an airline or using a specific credit card because they get points. They refuse to travel on another airline because they're hooked on the points. That's one way to look at it.

Another is that the programmers are constantly trying to generate ratings and will advertise to customers to "tune in" to their show. Now they can actually reward a viewer for doing so and if it builds brand awareness for that show or network, all the better as viewers may hang around and check out other programs that the network offers which they normally don't view.

It's a very interesting play they are making and a pretty fascinating story how it all started.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:39 PM

As a viewer I like the idea that this will allow me to "vote" to a degree on shows I watch. Essentially if you don't have Neilson box then what you watch is not relevant to ratings so your voice doesn't count. I think that if something like this takes off it can force the rating systems to start to adapt to current technology which will allow people to have more input as to what is actually popular or not.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

They refuse to travel on another airline because they're hooked on the points.

If the view from one airliner were significantly different from the view from another, this might make sense.

Relating air service to TV programming is a poor analogy at best. That you don't have to watch TV pretty well kills the similarities. People generally don't fly just to earn airline miles.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

Satelliteracer, has there been a problem with the MyGuy recently? I wasn't able to play yesterday and I haven't been able to play today, either.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

Resumed working around 3.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

Resumed working around 3.

Yeah...it was really having alot of problems with updates and connections much of the afternoon today.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

anyone know how to get the android app if the tablet doesn't have google play?
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:41 AM

Root your tablet and install a custom rom.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:49 AM

anyone know how to get the android app if the tablet doesn't have google play?

If you're running the latest version(s) of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean) you should have Google Play already installed. If you don't have it, you don't need to root it to install it.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:54 AM

Satelliteracer, has there been a problem with the MyGuy recently? I wasn't able to play yesterday and I haven't been able to play today, either.


Not sure. I've played MyGuy a few times, but mostly use the app for checking in to shows and earning points. I'll have to ask Viggle to see what's up.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

I installed Viggle to play with it this week, and I had to laugh when I realized Viggle's DirecTV guide lists a neighboring market's local ABC affiliate in with my locals... :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:40 PM

Does it only work with Live Tv, or recordings too?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:39 AM

So I'm watching my local ABC news affiliate this morning at 630 am, right? So I downloaded this app, signed up and checked in, and it searched and found that I was watching Eyewitness news from another ABC affiliate (can't remember where but very far away), then I tried it again and it asked if I was watching "deadly women" on the Discovery channel.......Even though I wasn't I said yes and it gave me 8 points??

Do you need to have your TV blasting for this to hear or something? I'm asking because the app says "listening"

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:48 AM

Does it only work with Live Tv, or recordings too?


Works with recordings but bonus points are only doled out until 8 am (unknown what time zone, I'm assuming Eastern) the day after the original airing.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:00 AM

Works with recordings but bonus points are only doled out until 8 am (unknown what time zone, I'm assuming Eastern) the day after the original airing.


The next day?! I still have stuff from February on my receiver lol

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:42 AM

So I'm watching my local ABC news affiliate this morning at 630 am, right? So I downloaded this app, signed up and checked in, and it searched and found that I was watching Eyewitness news from another ABC affiliate (can't remember where but very far away), then I tried it again and it asked if I was watching "deadly women" on the Discovery channel.......Even though I wasn't I said yes and it gave me 8 points??

Do you need to have your TV blasting for this to hear or something? I'm asking because the app says "listening"


Local channels it typically doesn't work for with the exception of national feeds of CBS, ABC, FOX, NBC. Yes, sometimes it does a bad match. You're going to have much more success on your traditional cable networks, and primetime national programming, not the local news and such.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:25 PM

After playing around with this app today, it looks as if you can totally LIE about what you're watching and get away with it.

I suspected what you said about the news and local programming and such was the case, but wasn't sure....

This does work. It DID know that I was watching Good Morning America

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

If you're running the latest version(s) of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean) you should have Google Play already installed. If you don't have it, you don't need to root it to install it.


I was under the impression that you need to root the tablet in order to install Google Play. Is this not the case?

Any info on installing google play without rooting would be appreciated...
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:32 PM

I was under the impression that you need to root the tablet in order to install Google Play. Is this not the case?

Any info on installing google play without rooting would be appreciated...


Maybe I missed it. What tablet do you have?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:08 PM

Can two Viggle accounts be tied to the same DirecTV account? No... this isn't a cheating thing, I'm asking if two people in the same household can have their own Viggle account, but be linked to the same DirecTV account.

I installed Viggle to play with it this week, and I had to laugh when I realized Viggle's DirecTV guide lists a neighboring market's local ABC affiliate in with my locals... :rolleyes:


Also... should I contact Viggle to see if I can get the above straightened out?!

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:27 PM

Maybe I missed it. What tablet do you have?


You didn't miss it... I didn't think to post it ;)

Visual Land Connect Android 4.0 Internet Tablet 7" Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen 8GB Memory

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:24 AM

You didn't miss it... I didn't think to post it ;)

Visual Land Connect Android 4.0 Internet Tablet 7" Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen 8GB Memory

Model VL-789

I don't have that tablet, but someone posted this on Amazon:

"Visual Land Connect Android... It does not include the google marketplace "google play", but it's easy to download the googleplay .apk file and put it on the SD card and install the marketplace.”

If nothing else, I would think that you should be able to search for Google Play. Then sign up and download it from apps from the website.
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