Satellite TV

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Randy, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Randy

    Randy Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    [​IMG] Just got satellite tv today and for the first time ever in my life have more than one channel. [​IMG] We're talking several decades here. I think this is going to be harder to get use to than having internet. I'll never get any work done now. LOL Well I think I'll get off of here and do some channel surfing. [​IMG]
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    Now your in trouble,the people in the box will now tell you how to live.this is a good example even with the religion...
    Farrell & Farrell - "People In A Box"
  3. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Won't be long until you realise You have 200 chanels and nothing to watch. [​IMG]
  4. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Quote:Yup--gonna happen.
  5. koop

    koop In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2010
    Quote:And you still sit there, just trying to find something;)
  6. smileybritches

    smileybritches Songster

    We counted the channels we actually watched--about 10. It takes awhile but eventually you whittle it down to the few that offer some decent programming. it may months before we see randy again [​IMG]
  7. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    I refuse to pay for TV, but I want a big ugly dish (known as a BUD) to get C-band, the legal free (FTA, free-to-air) TV with. It's all network, but you get multiple time zones, so when they put your 2 favs on at once, you can catch one in a later time zone.

    Once upon a time, I had pay TV, and found that many of the channels they charge you for are actually free-to-air network, a bunch of others are crap you never watch, and you're paying for something like 100 channels or so, a third of with are FTA anyway, and of the rest, there's maybe 10 or so you actually watch.

    Oh, and don't think you have to record everything, they repeat almost everything, to the point that you want to heave brick through the screen.

    I understand though, we had really bad reception with the roof antenna, we only got 2 channels consistently, and 2 or 3 others once in a while, but usually not while there was anything on we actually wanted to see. When we got the converter box, the channels we get clearly and consistently went up to 16. (more, really, but some are things we don't watch and I deleted them) Of course, if the weather's bad, we lose half of those. When I get a BUD, that clear up, because if you get a dish 39" or more, you hardly ever lose reception from bad weather. It's nice to have a variety of stations to watch. I want to get netflicks, to catch up on series I can't get on FTA, like True Blood and Dr. Who.
  8. If I could get only the Game Show Network and the Food Channel then I might consider cable/sat... but then I'd never get anything done so I suppose it's a good thing you can't pick and choose.
  9. Randy

    Randy Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Well it happened. There was nothing good on this morning. [​IMG]
  10. smileybritches

    smileybritches Songster

    wow THAT was quick. [​IMG] you knew you couldn't this site for very long!!

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