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#1 OFFLINE   DCSholtis

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

If it is not in HD my dog will not watch it.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

If it is not in HD my dog will not watch it.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Now I know TV is going to the dogs.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:09 PM

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#6 OFFLINE   Ed Campbell

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:02 AM

We have a new young dog - and a new bigger (of course) TV. She is transfixed whenever a dog shows up on the screen.


We've taken to instant "jogging" away whenever a commercial pops up - because we're afraid she's going to challenge that dog.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:32 AM

Really?

I am as big of a dog person as anyone (I have 6...down from 7) and I think this is ridiculous.

The dogs I own that are inclined to watch TV already do. My Chihuahua 'Buddy' very actively watches. He perks up and notices if I pause, rewind or FF. He also continues to be mystified by the screen saver. The others not so much.

I even leave the Family Room TV on when I go to work just to make the room seem a little more lived in. It keeps them happier and they are less destructive. They seem to act up more when left in dead silence. Primarily chewing and peeing. The 58" Panny with 5.1 Dolby Digital helps.

They are confined to the Family Room but it is about 15x30 with a sectional, a chaise, a regular sofa and a doggie door out to the fenced in back yard with a pool. Not bad confinement. They are definitely spoiled.

But even I don't buy the idea that they are that interested in the actual program content itself. I think this is silly.

I think the idea that it costs $5.99 per subscriber to produce this programming is a little disingenuous too. I bet you could get Matt Galant to say "who's a good doggie?" for 20 minutes and put it on a repeating loop for little more than minimum wage.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:41 AM

If it is not in HD my dog will not watch it.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:59 AM

So are the programs only going to be in black/white and shades of gray lol? in hd of course haha

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:10 AM

I only have a cat. Can they watch or is it blacked out for them?
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:46 AM

So are the programs only going to be in black/white and shades of gray lol? in hd of course haha


No HD but they will be in shades that dogs can see with things shot from a low (dog's eye) point of view. The Dogtv people think they can make money from it and that's all that matters. An SD channel won't cost us any bandwidth to speak of.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:08 AM

I wish them Luck- However I get enough Dog and Cat video's off of U tube.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:26 AM

So are the programs only going to be in black/white and shades of gray lol? in hd of course haha


I had an argument with a geneticist about this. I choose (I can offer no proof, just an opinion) to believe that dogs can see in color. She chose to sit on the rods and cones theory.

A few months, perhaps a year, ago, I read an article (might have been in National Geographic magazine) that stated that herbivores see in color, which was not known until recently. I called her up and she had read the same article. Refused to believe it. Recently read that bats can distinguish colors. Why not dogs? I've also known "racist" dogs. How do they discriminate without seeing colors (I'm speaking about black folks and white folks, I've known dogs that go both ways)?

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:54 AM

When I saw this thread title I was thinking that this was going to be a Dog the Bounty hunter TV channel was surprised when I actually opened the thread. :)

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:58 AM

I had an argument with a geneticist about this. I choose (I can offer no proof, just an opinion) to believe that dogs can see in color. She chose to sit on the rods and cones theory.

A few months, perhaps a year, ago, I read an article (might have been in National Geographic magazine) that stated that herbivores see in color, which was not known until recently. I called her up and she had read the same article. Refused to believe it. Recently read that bats can distinguish colors. Why not dogs? I've also known "racist" dogs. How do they discriminate without seeing colors (I'm speaking about black folks and white folks, I've known dogs that go both ways)?

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I've never bought into the theory that animals see in black and white. If that were the case why would nature be so abundant with color and certain species have the ability of camouflage?

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:11 AM

Of our 2 cats, one (the fat one) totally ignores the TV. The other one, however, likes shows with quite a bit of motion. He'll ignore the O'Reilly Factor (sorry Bill) but really perk up for a race.

Both cats love watching birds in the front yard through the living room windows. Apparently TV registers as 'different' to the one, but not the other.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

I've never bought into the theory that animals see in black and white. If that were the case why would nature be so abundant with color and certain species have the ability of camouflage?


Not to mention the very poisonous plants, snakes, spiders, frogs, etc. that use bright colors to warn off predators. Try using that logic with a geneticist. Nothing worse than arguing with someone with a degree that thinks someone without a degree must be stupid.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

Of our 2 cats, one (the fat one) totally ignores the TV. The other one, however, likes shows with quite a bit of motion. He'll ignore the O'Reilly Factor (sorry Bill) but really perk up for a race.

Both cats love watching birds in the front yard through the living room windows. Apparently TV registers as 'different' to the one, but not the other.


Bet that cat loves tennis games. I had one that kept going in back of the TV to see where the balls went. If you can find an old Pong game, put that on. Cats love Pong.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

Not to mention the very poisonous plants, snakes, spiders, frogs, etc. that use bright colors to warn off predators. Try using that logic with a geneticist. Nothing worse than arguing with someone with a degree that thinks someone without a degree must be stupid.

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That's why my father taught me never to confuse academic achievement with intelligence. ;)

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

My bill is to high now I am not going to add 6 bucks just for the dogs.

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