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Confused? You Will Be!

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Here in San Diego, Fox used to broadcast on channel 6, and the CW on channel 5. But thanks to some corporate shenanigans, they’ve swapped channel numbers. No big deal, except on Dish satellite TV, CW is on 6 and Fox is on 69, in both standard definition and high definition.

Reprogramming my DVR for this week’s So You Think You Can Dance final I was surprised to see that SYTYCD was not available in HD, only in SD. A little further investigation and, sure enough, the program guide lists America’s Top Model will be showing on the HD Fox instead of SYTYCD. Huh? So I emailed Dish about it and got the following response:

Thank you for your email. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and confusion caused by this issue. Unfortunately, CW is not available in HD which will be showing the programming. FOX is airing CW’s normal programming and CW is airing FOX’s. Because of the swap there have been programming changes. CW will be showing standard definition programming that used to air on FOX as HD

Ok, so that cleared that up!

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August 4th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

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The Friday Video

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This one has it all – cute clay animation bunnies, new york city scenes and it’s all a plug for Sony’s new Bravia TVs so I score some bonus points there.

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October 5th, 2007 at 6:57 am

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Reality Show Roundup

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  • So You Think You Can Dance is easily the best reality show on TV
  • Why is there not one, but two, shows on right now to do with getting the words right to a song? Ack.
  • What’s the deal with the Bollywood, ahem, dancer getting to the final 20 in America’s Got Talent? Talk about crap!
  • Everything else is even worse, I can’t even bear to look at Pirate Master.

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July 12th, 2007 at 8:22 pm

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Trying Out the New Netflix Streaming Service

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As many of you already know, NetFlix has been rolling out it’s streaming service over the last month or so. On a whim last night I checked to see if it was available to me and it was. If you want to check for yourself, go to the Your Account link at the top of the page and then on the right there is was a link that was something like “tell me about streaming movies”.

I clicked to enable the service and was told I had to be using Internet Explorer! Wtf? I almost gave up right there, why are people still making websites that won’t run on FireFox? I managed to find IE on my laptop, went through the hoops (had to download a plugin or something) and was given some suggested movies to watch.

The really cool thing was that if you go to the Television category they have Little Britain, Doctor Who and Red Dwarf to watch, some great British TV! Check them out if you have a sense of humour.

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February 2nd, 2007 at 7:40 am

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