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Old 06/08/2004, 9:40 PM
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You're not the only ones at all. Check it out:

http://forums.g4tv.com/messageview.c...hreadid=151806
That takes me to microsofts site.

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Old 06/08/2004, 9:44 PM
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The one in the quote doesn't work, but the one in my original post does.

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Now they both work !!! LOL

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Old 06/08/2004, 9:47 PM
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This one is my favorite:





Added: I found this one to be pretty funny:


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Old 06/11/2004, 9:27 PM
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I was reading on www.leoville.com that he is going to have a show similar to call for help on G4/TechTV Canada....so I guess that means that we won't get it here in the us. .....bummer....but there are a lot of canadians on this bored...so you guys will have to tell us what it is like.
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Old 06/12/2004, 2:58 PM
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Here's an article about it I found in the New York Times (wow, I sure am doing a lot of posting in here for somebody who's never seen the channel ):


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FROM THE DESK OF DAVID POGUE
A Lamentation for TechTV

Published: June 3, 2004



It’s a fact of high-tech life: things move fast. Don’t fall too much in love with anything, because it might not be here this time next year.

Like Sony’s innovative Clié palmtops, which Sony announced this week that it will no longer sell in the U.S.

Or like TechTV, a cable station dedicated to technology lovers. For years, I’ve regularly TiVo’ed several of its shows—especially “The Screen Savers,” “Call for Help” and “TechLive”—and then, by fast-forwarding, cherry-picked the best tips, tricks, news, trends, and Web links. I learned something new every time.

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Last Friday, TechTV as we know it disappeared. It was swallowed up by Comcast, the cable-TV giant, who has merged TechTV with its own G4 channel (all video games, all the time).

The new, combined channel, called G4TechTV, will include some of TechTV’s shows in a new form. But several shows have been canceled, including “Call for Help” and “Tech Live,” and the hosts of the remaining shows may be replaced. The timing couldn’t be worse. After struggling for years to get into the channel lineups of the nation’s cable and satellite providers, TechTV was finally making some headway and building a following. (The Times wrote about “Call for Help” as recently as December, in a story about its live, 24-hour “Help-a-Thon.”)

But for whatever reason, Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen, whose Vulcan Programming company owned TechTV, put the channel up for sale. (Insert joke about Paul Allen needing the cash here.)

Comcast is trying to put a bright spin on things, proclaiming “G4techTV will be the one and only network that is plugged into every dimension of games, gear, gadgets & gigabytes.”

But behind the press release, you’ll find a lot of very unhappy people. For starters, there are the 285 TechTV staffers whose jobs are being eliminated.

Then there are “The Screen Savers” (TSS) fans, who already miss original host Leo Laporte since his departure a couple of months ago, and may soon see the departure of his co-host, Patrick Norton. (A G4TechTV spokesman says only that the new channel is “in negotiations with several TechTV hosts.”)

One laid-off employee told me that in pursuit of the young male demographic, Comcast has an incentive to replace these veteran computer-industry personalities with twentysomethings.

If that’s true, I worry that we won’t be seeing any more of TSS’s trademark interviews with brilliant—but over-30—industry pioneers like Jef Raskin, Robert Moog, Don Norman and Douglas Engelbart.

In fact, you have to wonder what interviews and cutting-edge demos they’ll offer at all, since Comcast is moving what’s left of TechTV from San Francisco (high-tech country) to L.A. (video-game country).

Then there’s the new Web site, G4TechTV.com, which is a blinking, pulsing organizational disaster. Its chaos doesn’t say much for the show’s new guardians, although the G4TechTV spokesman reminded me that the two channels merged only last Friday, on a holiday weekend. He assured me that the Web site will constantly improve.

The real tragedy is that a merged gamer-PC channel might not be any more likely to succeed than two separate channels did; in fact, you might argue that the combined channel will disappoint both constituencies equally. As one disappointed fan wrote on G4’s feedback board: “They think they can attract a larger, younger demographic by just putting on younger faces. These people, however, will not feel the pinch until the ratings plummet down the road. It happened where I worked before.

“These fools would let an aging Robin Williams go to bring in Carrot Top. We can only hope that these short-sighted morons realize the errors of their ways and bring back Leo Laporte before the ratings take a nose-dive to the point where they decide to cancel G4/TechTV altogether.”

In fact, G4TechTV is indeed in negotiations with Mr. Laporte about an increased role at the new network. Meanwhile, G4TechTV exhorts viewers to give the new channel a try, send feedback at its Web site, and be patient; the merged network will “constantly improve” over the next 12 months.

That may be so—but in the short term, at least, I’ll miss my old on-screen friends at TechTV.

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Old 06/12/2004, 5:39 PM
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I totally agree with him...I am glad that someone wrote an article and voiced his opinion and others opinions publicly....it needed to be done....I am glad...
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Old 09/10/2004, 8:08 PM
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has anyone else seen the new set for the screen savers? It is stupid IMO, and that new guy is annoying!!

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Old 09/10/2004, 8:13 PM
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I Haven't been Watching TSS But I have read about Alex(Alec?) in Kevin's Blog...they think he's pretty swell, But I think I should Watch an ep. But Then Again Alex is just an Ordinary person, Like He hasn't worked for a TV show, he was someone just kinda like us that auditioned...So I say Give him 2 months and if he is still annoying then He Has a problem that needs to be fix ASAP.

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Old 03/26/2007, 10:37 PM
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Everyone who has G4 knows it is the worst channel in the history of television, but even I must say Ninja Warrior is the ****. Anyone who has G4 NEEDS to watch this, it's like MXC, only not totally lame.

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I trust your judgment but I'm not about to put another add revenue dollar in the hands of the company that raped my beloved ZDtv/TechTV

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Old 03/27/2007, 1:02 PM
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Go find a torrent or something, then. Everyone NEEDS to see this show in all its awesomeness.

BTW, isn't this thread great to start topics that aren't worthy of their own threads?

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Old 09/29/2007, 12:02 AM
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OK, so I'm sure practically everyone who's heard of podcasting/IPTV knows about a little company called Revision3, which was started by former TechTV and G4 host Kevin Rose. Well, in July, they got a new CEO, Jim Louderback, who created DL.TV and it just so happens he cancels one of their highest rated shows, InDigital (which featured Wil Wheaton), leading to huge backlash and complaints that the channel was turning into a mini G4.

Ignoring how pissed I am that they cancelled one of my favorite shows, they've recently began offering some of their content in HD (like Diggnation; their new InDigital replacement Tekzilla; and PixelPerfect, which was already in HD). And now I KNOW I have to save up for an HDTV. The picture quality is AMAZING, and now I'm wondering what the hell I've been doing all this time watching everything in standard definition.

Hey, mizzimad, is this what is was like for your generation when they started airing TV shows in technicolor?

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Meh, I'd say it's more like the time when the TV itself was first invented. Suddenly, everything on the radio had pictures attached to it! Of course, before we had radio, we had spitting contests; and before that, well, the discovery that round wheels work better than square ones was a milestone in my life--or actually a literal stone since we didn't start out with the rubber tires you kids are so fond of nowadays. What, you can't have someone just pull you around in a wagon? Oh, and Gawd help you if you actually had to pull someone else in a wagon! Technicolor? Psh, that's for pansies who can't appreciate the beauty of black and white. You kids want everything handed to you; y'all don't know what's good! *Shakes a cane at the forum while cashing his social security check.*

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I have recently also realized I want a sweet HDTV. I however can't get one

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Olivia Munn: she-tool extraordinare. Agreed, Strongly Agreed, or Super Strongly Agreed?

We need SOMETHING to talk about instead of these silly, depressing stories

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Know what really grinds my gears? lol
When you look in your nfridge to see someone has eaten the $20 of food you bought to last the next 2 weeks ad it wasn't you.

Outstanding tuition dues suck as well. Meh.
i like my topic better

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i like my topic better
It must be nice to not have actual qualms.
Agreed, Strongly Agreed, or Super Strongly Agreed?

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