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#41 OFFLINE   unixguru

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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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#42 OFFLINE   George_T

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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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#44 OFFLINE   APB101

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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.)



#45 OFFLINE   joed32

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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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#47 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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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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#48 OFFLINE   steinmeg

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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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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:26 PM

I'd have to get a dog first! :D


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:07 PM

Woof woof =========== GRRRRRRRRRRR!!

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:15 PM

I'd have to get a dog first! :D

 

Only to watch the free preview.

 

When it turns to pay, no dog, no pet, required!

 

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

Your Dog Will Not Like DogTV

 

http://www.slate.com...ng_to_work.html

 

 



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:31 PM

john-

 

Your link is actually to the top of the thread....

 

Here's it corrected.

 

Your Dog Will Not Like DogTV

 

http://www.slate.com...ng_to_work.html

 


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:02 AM

Dog TV is now live on channel 354 (SD; 16:9 aspect ratio squashed into 4:3 aspect ratio).


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:40 AM

Dog TV is now live on channel 354 (SD; 16:9 aspect ratio squashed into 4:3 aspect ratio).

 

That explains the howling I thought I heard coming from down the street early this morning.......


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:46 AM

That explains the howling I thought I heard coming from down the street early this morning.......

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:49 AM

Dog TV is now live on channel 354 (SD; 16:9 aspect ratio squashed into 4:3 aspect ratio).

My dog shows no interest in SD. OTOH, she responds well enough to HD that we keep a careful eye on her depending upon content. We don't want her trying to play with the people running around in the screen.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:14 AM

In honor of doggies everywhere for the occasion...

 

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How Much is that doggie in the window


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