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TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:38 am

I just tried the TMZ channel. Deleted after about 10 seconds. This is another channel produced by one of the engines that stick an ad (usually the same ad) in front of every segment. How long would a regular TV show last if the networks did this? A lot of these channels are just YouTubish stuff you can get on the Internet without the ads. (Yes I have the Internet on my TV). I understand trying to monetize content but it needs to be in a bearable way. Luckily there is plenty of other things to watch on the Roku!
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:08 am

:lol: :lol: I did the same thing.
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:59 am

You gave TMZ 9.9 seconds longer than my interest in such a channel with or without ads.
 
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:10 am

Time to get my Kardashian on. Just kidding, but I checked out the channel and it wasn't bad - video was high-quality and I only got an ad maybe every third segment.
 
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:17 am

wingrider wrote:
You gave TMZ 9.9 seconds longer than my interest in such a channel with or without ads.


You're free to not install it.
 
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:37 am

another reason to delete the channel would be for the worthless content 8)
 
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:17 am

What??!? Not every channel is for everybody? I'm shocked. And stunned.
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:43 am

Basil wrote:
What??!? Not every channel is for everybody? I'm shocked. And stunned.



fascinating how anyone who expresses an opinion on this board is immediately attacked for doing so. It's always the same contingent, too. It's one of the worst forums I've ever seen. It's almost bizarre

I didn't say every channel should be for everybody. That's your straw man argument. I simply expressed my personal opinion of TMZ in the form of a joke (even included a smiley for those not so quick on the uptake). I don't care if others like it. good for them, watch it all day.
 
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Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:52 am

Wasn't directed specifically at you, but at the overall tone of people trashing channels.
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:53 am

jellybean7 wrote:
Basil wrote:
What??!? Not every channel is for everybody? I'm shocked. And stunned.



fascinating how anyone who expresses an opinion on this board is immediately attacked for doing so. It's always the same contingent, too. It's one of the worst forums I've ever seen. It's almost bizarre

I didn't say every channel should be for everybody. That's your straw man argument. I simply expressed my personal opinion of TMZ in the form of a joke (even included a smiley for those not so quick on the uptake). I don't care if others like it. good for them, watch it all day.


Couldn't agree more. The tone used by the "contingent" as you rightly call them is often quite gruff, and ultimately very off-putting. Better they would say nothing, than to invariably ripost in such a smart alecky way.
 
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:05 am

Basil wrote:
Wasn't directed specifically at you, but at the overall tone of people trashing channels.



and I'm not specifically talking about you either. But the same exact thing thing happened to wingrider right before me.
 
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:22 am

I can see why someone might not like the "TMZ Culture".. I hate their reporting style, yet I keep coming back for more dirt. I have no idea why.
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:34 am

I wanted to make a comment about this channel but have not seen it, will probably never add it. Don't have an opinion about it either way. Is it still as valid as others comments? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:56 am

jellybean7 wrote:
Basil wrote:
What??!? Not every channel is for everybody? I'm shocked. And stunned.



fascinating how anyone who expresses an opinion on this board is immediately attacked for doing so. It's always the same contingent, too. It's one of the worst forums I've ever seen. It's almost bizarre

I didn't say every channel should be for everybody. That's your straw man argument. I simply expressed my personal opinion of TMZ in the form of a joke (even included a smiley for those not so quick on the uptake). I don't care if others like it. good for them, watch it all day.


Yes, indeed. Me saying "You're free to not install it" is an insanely personal, harsh attack. Basil's similarly evil statement puts us in the same camp. I don't know how we can sleep at night.
 
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Re: TMZ

Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:00 am

unbelievable

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