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DogTV coming this summer...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by DCSholtis, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Volatility

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    Yes dogs can see in color, but their perception of color is not the same as humans. And, they can see various shades of blue as well as differentiate between closely related shades of gray that the human eye can not distinquish. However for the sake of my joke I went with the common misconception lol.
     
  2. dpeters11

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    The $6 a month isn't actually DirecTV's idea, that's the model for DogTV. It starts at $6 a month. On Roku, it's $10.

    And while the channel will be SD, it will require an HD set. They can't watch a 60hz TV, the refresh rate is too low.
     
  3. HarleyD

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    Whether it's DirecTV or DogTV setting the price point, my reaction is the same thing I say to my dogs many times a day.

    "Get down!"

    Of course it's a moot point since I wouldn't even buy it for a dollar. This is a ridiculous concept.
     
  4. Mark Holtz

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    It's not the channel I was barking for.
     
  5. Captain Spaulding

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    Me too!
     
  6. betterdan

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    They are barking up the wrong tree if they think I'd be interested in that dog crap.
     
  7. paulman182

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    Hardly a new idea. I could list several channels that went to the dogs long ago.

    But seriously, I hope we get a free preview. I actually might subscribe for my pooches.
     
  8. Rich

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    Something I had to learn the hard way.

    Rich
     
  9. Rich

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    I agree with everything you've said. I record the Westminster dog show each year and let my Westie watch it. He lays on the couch totally immersed in the show.

    He's not thrilled with wolves and doesn't like dinosaurs at all. He even gets upset when people fight. Westies aren't listed as the smartest dogs, but they have to be pretty close to the top of the list.

    Rich
     
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    Kinda takes the term "niche programming" to another level.
     
  12. dpeters11

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    Dogs are a large market. Now, programming geared to ferrets, that is truly niche.
     
  13. ejbvt

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    My dog definitely watches TV. She even responds to it. If a character has her name, she perks up every time someone says it. She is terrified of real thunderstorms - and those on on TV, too. She loves the Puppy Bowl and soccer. As spoiled as she is otherwise, she can watch the Puppy Bowl and soccer. My bill is high enough!
     
  14. cypherx

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    When there's a doorbell ringing on the TV, my Burmese gets up goes to the front door and barks like crazy! We always has to say "it's just on TV!!" That calms her down.

    She was looking at the TV one time I had Nat Geo Wild on, but usually she doesn't seem to be watching it.

    Dog TV needs a good long free trial to get people to see if their dog really even responds. It needs to be free for at least a week or two... No short weekend trial.
     
  15. Rich

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    Agreed. I had two Westies, one of them had to be put down a couple years ago. The one I have now has a keen interest in TV, the other one wasn't interested at all.

    Rich
     
  16. betterdan

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    If our Beagle can get off her lazy butt and get a job and pay for it then she can have the channel... otherwise forget it, she will just have to settle for laying in the recliner watching human shows.
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  17. Mark40930

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    This may turn out like what happened with BabyFirst TV...they have it as an add-on for awhile, then next rate increase they will include with either HD or Premier as a freebie.
     
  18. dpeters11

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    If I had to watch programming from one of them, I'd choose DogTV over BabyTV any day. Programming is likely more interesting and less annoying (though only based on bits I've seen from NBC's Saturday morning offerings.
     

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