That's a little difficult, DIRECTV, Dish, TWC, Comcast....Laxguy said:Just a plea to put in the channel number when you post about a show. Please! Your favorite channel's number may be unknown to some.
Oh, dang, completely forgot about that. :nono2:Scott Kocourek said:That's a little difficult, DIRECTV, Dish, TWC, Comcast....
This is merely a thread to feed the Calendar. All the shows on the Calendar (to my knowledge) display the network - which as Scott mentioned are different channels per provider.Laxguy said:Just a plea to put in the channel number when you post about a show. Please! Your favorite channel's number may be unknown to some.
TVGUIDE.com can maybe better serve you for channel listingsLaxguy said:It would take one second to add the channel number for the show of one's own provider. That would be very useful to at least half the readership.
But I understand why some will resist this simple courtesy.
I believe the helpfulness is what I was focussing on. It takes but a second to put in the number for the service you have, as you already know it, presumably. I would take less than a minute to look up what Dish, for example, has for that channel number. The one minute you, or I (but not Scott!) or another takes saves hundreds of folk the same amount of time- a net group savings of several hours.armophob said:This is just a thread of well meaning people helping each other out as we get older to remember things we need to record.
I find it very strange that you would presume that the people posting about a show would know the channel number it's on, whereas you do not (while I haven't posted nearly the number of shows that others have, I certainly wouldn't have known any of the channel numbers), and that your time (in looking it up) is more valuable than theirs (in doing the same).Laxguy said:as you already know it, presumably.
Yes, in fact, that's what I do. (Only onna Mac it's Cmd-F)Drew2k said:I wouldn't need a channel number in the DBSTalk calendar, but I could see where it would be convenient to others.
If I can't remember the actual channel number I just go to Titan TV, press CONTROL-F and start typing the letters from the channel name - and I'm taken to the channel number.
Wow, did this suggestion/idea/request ever go badly- for some, at least. My bad.Drucifer said:I must vote no.
It would be one hell of a pain looking up channels for every service in order to report a start or return of program.
Should I have used source instead of network? I guess there are folks who only consider the big 4 as networks and I guess maybe that's correct. I was referring to all sources such as SyFy, HBO, Showtime, etc. Even an old man like me knows the source of the programs he watches while he may not recall the exact channel numbers. And I have seen sources referred to in numerous posts regarding new and returning programs.Laxguy said:Wow, did this suggestion/idea/request ever go badly- for some, at least. My bad.
I was thinking that for the most part, guys posting shows would be doing so for those they wanted to watch, and would know the channel number of the non-networked things. Apparently not!
So, in the words of our friends in the syndicate, "fahgedddaabbouddit".
This forum is multi-service. If it was just one, no problem.Laxguy said:Wow, did this suggestion/idea/request ever go badly- for some, at least. My bad. . . .