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#26 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:25 PM

I just saw a piece on the Today Show that says Directv will launch Dog TV soon..It is designed to keep Fido company while you are out of the house all day.. Channel will cost $4.99 month.. Would you subscribe?

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#27 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:49 PM

Does it work for Cats?

 

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

can't believe this made 2 pages of posts without somebody posting what immediately popped into my mind when I read it.................

 

 

Now it is true that TV is really going to the dogs!

 

I have a channel for my cats already, it is a screen saver of a aquarium for the PC, they sit and start at it all the time 



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

Hey, dogs can't even see COLOR much less HD!!!

 

Actually, they can see color, just not like we can.  A lot of research went into this channel from the folks at Tufts University, a pretty good school known for many things, including their Animal Behavior Research Institute which is part of their school of Veterinary Medicine.

 

 

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:18 PM

Does it work for Cats?

 

I actually asked the question of the researchers and they said no.  Cats do not react well to this type of stimuli, but the dogs do. 


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

I actually asked the question of the researchers and they said no.  Cats do not react well to this type of stimuli, but the dogs do. 

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

I think Henry, the wonder dog would enjoy this channel.  I hope he can afford it.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:11 PM

I don't intend to subscribe; part of the reason is that I don't have any pets.

 

I will have to ask my relative, living in Colorado, what she thinks. She is a dog person. (Then again, so is my brother. And he wants to spend less, not more, on programming. I referred both to DirecTV.)



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:37 PM

Well Directv charges a minimum of $34.98 to receive Dog TV, since you can't only subscribe for $4.99.

If people don't subscribe to pay TV some may see $9.99 as a value. I don't though, But just saying!


Just a thought..Roku is internet based..You still have to factor in internet access costs, plus any overage charges if you are on a data cap limit.

I wont be subscribing because I don't own a dog, but you would be surprised as to how many do sign up when it becomes available.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:06 PM

I doubt I would subscribe even though I do have a dog. But if I had a dog with issues when no one was at home, I would almost certainly give it a try. I'm actually looking forward to see how Nica (our dog) reacts to it when it premiers free for a while. It does start as a freebie for a week or two, doesn't it?

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:13 PM

I doubt I would subscribe even though I do have a dog. But if I had a dog with issues when no one was at home, I would almost certainly give it a try. I'm actually looking forward to see how Nica (our dog) reacts to it when it premiers free for a while. It does start as a freebie for a week or two, doesn't it?

Yes, I joked about how my dog could afford this, but he has recently started showing some symptoms of separation anxiety and if this were to help in that, it might be worth the $5 per month.    I will try it out when it is free.   We have a small Sony that just has to be lowered to be in front of his crate.    Worth a try.   He seems to be getting tired of the classical music station.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:36 PM

Whatever. Who cares. History shows niche channels eventually deteriorate and jump on the bandwagon of other TV channels that have followed MTV of abandoning their roots.

 

"What does "insert show here" have to do with dogs? It doesn't belong on this channel.

It's always a great joy turning to TLC which is supposed to be The Learning Channel and hear the mother from Honey Boo Boo say she has to fart!

It's always nice turning to a science fiction channel and see game shows.

 

It may start out showing dogs, but I wouldn't be surprised if eventually the programming includes programming that doesn't belong.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:52 AM

Whatever. Who cares. History shows niche channels eventually deteriorate and jump on the bandwagon of other TV channels that have followed MTV of abandoning their roots.

 

"What does "insert show here" have to do with dogs? It doesn't belong on this channel.

It's always a great joy turning to TLC which is supposed to be The Learning Channel and hear the mother from Honey Boo Boo say she has to fart!

It's always nice turning to a science fiction channel and see game shows.

 

It may start out showing dogs, but I wouldn't be surprised if eventually the programming includes programming that doesn't belong.

DOGTV isn't about showing dogs. The concept is about providing programing that helps stimulate, entertain, relax, and habituate dogs with shows that expose them to various movements, sounds, objects, experiences, and behavior patterns while the owner is away for long periods. 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:36 AM



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Shows how little they know.

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:08 AM

I love some of the headlines around the 'net for this story.......

 

 

"DirecTV will unleash a channel for dogs and throw a bone to DogTV"

 

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:19 AM

We don't have a dog but our cats WILL watch a nature show with lots of animals, especially birds.  They have to hear the interesting sounds first and then they will watch it.

 

My wife has a DVD or 2 that is nothing but birds and they will watch it.  We very rarely get it out so I don't know if it would get their attention if it was used often.

 

So dog experts out there... what will this channel do that a DVD set to repeat won't?
 

In broader perspective, this seems to be right in line where everything else is going.  Nearly every channel and every show is getting to be the same story repeated over and over again with different locations and actors.  Movies are mostly this way too - to the point of trying to bring back ancient stuff.  It's starting to feel like paying to breath oxygen.

 



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

The wife and kids already hog the remote... don't need a dog to do this as well.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

Conan O'Brien had a clip of Dog TV on his show last night.

Cats do not react well to this type of stimuli, but the dogs do.


The only time my cat has really responded to something on TV was when there happened to be a barking dog on a show (she tried to get as close as possible, even putting her paws up on the entertainment center, to investigate).

Maybe I should subscribe to Dog TV for her.
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:14 AM

Whatever. Who cares. History shows niche channels eventually deteriorate and jump on the bandwagon of other TV channels that have followed MTV of abandoning their roots.

 

Dog TV has me thinking it will become like Baby TV... a la carte no more. (Eventually.)



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

We don't have a dog but our cats WILL watch a nature show with lots of animals, especially birds.  They have to hear the interesting sounds first and then they will watch it.

 

My wife has a DVD or 2 that is nothing but birds and they will watch it.  We very rarely get it out so I don't know if it would get their attention if it was used often.

 

So dog experts out there... what will this channel do that a DVD set to repeat won't?
 

In broader perspective, this seems to be right in line where everything else is going.  Nearly every channel and every show is getting to be the same story repeated over and over again with different locations and actors.  Movies are mostly this way too - to the point of trying to bring back ancient stuff.  It's starting to feel like paying to breath oxygen.

 

From the Roku forums they show everything from a dogs point of view (low) and in colors that dogs can distinguish and supposedly the kinds of things that will hold a dogs attention. I'll check it out while it's free just to see for myself.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:30 AM

The wife and kids already hog the remote... don't need a dog to do this as well.

 

Two solutions: Get an iPad, then override the remote.  Or get another DVR and your own screen!

 

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:33 AM

I am definitely going to try this channel. My dog is bored with baseball and procedurals, doesn't care for the news unless there's barking involved. 

But he's an outdoor pet; he'd much rather chase lizards and snap at insects.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:18 PM

How about Cat TV, Parakeet TV, or Canary TV???????



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:25 PM

I was thinking more along the line of a channel for my ant farm.

 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:31 PM

Ruff.




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