G4 Tech TV In Canada

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  1. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    Am I the only one greatly disappointed in this channel. I was extremely excited to finally get it and now that I have it I see they only play 5 or 6 shows a day and then repeat them every couple hours. Really I can't even see why they bother having this channel with that little amount of content.
     
  2. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    yes that channel went downhill very fast in the states after G4 bought out tech TV. First Call for help, then screen savers... do they air any tech shows now, or did they just purchase it to get X-Play?
     
  3. LilithMorrigan

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    I watch XPlay and AOTS but that is about it.
     
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    I really miss TechTV; They used to show a lot of really cool shows dedicated to Tech Help, New Gagets, That "Future Weapons(?)" show that's on the Military Channel now and Robot Wars (my Dad loved that show), among other things I never really noticed. G4TV is just Frat Boy TV, a grade above Adult Swim's current condition. X-Play is really lame now and it started when they changed the Disembodied voice.
     
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    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    I dropped that channel about a year after G4 got involved. I used to enjoy Call for Help and the Screen Savers. Once it became all gaming I lost my interest.
     
  6. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    My cable company dropped G4 completely. Its been gone for over a month. I just found out, and I work for the cable company :wtf: 
     
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    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Morgan Webb and Layla Kayleigh were the only reasons I ever enjoyed G4.

    When I moved and G4 wasn't offered by the new cable service except in the more expensive expanded package, even my interest in Morgan and Layla wasn't enough to get me to upgrade. G4's mostly useless and pointless.
     
  8. jorod74

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    I miss the old days of Tech TV when Kate was the cohost of the videogame show and the Screen Savers (she was hawt.)
    Call for Help and the Screen Savers were the best.
    the gadget show they had at the time was also good.

    as much as i like X-Play, the new format sucks.

    I think G4 is the what Spike was when it first started, trying to be a male network. and with both running similar programming, it seems they are almost clones.
    gaming shows, Ninja Warrior and MXC, Manswers and The AVN convention.... wait they are almost the same these days, too.
    my mistake there.

    it is sad and should be put down like old yeller.
     
  9. ChldsPlay

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    They have 2 shows (AOTS & X-Play) that I don't mind watching, and occasionally a third (Ninja Warrior), and that's a lot more than I can say for about 95% of the other channels out there.
     
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    I enjoy it for Reviews on the Run and EP Daily, but overall the channel is really shit in Canada. Same 8 shows all day.
     
  11. Zathras

    Zathras Vive le Quebec Libre

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    can anybody explain to me why Hurl is on a channel called G4 Tech TV??? what's technical about that?
     
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    Too bad Geneon had to essentially die, because for much of 2007 G4TTV was the place to be to see anime on TV in this country.
     
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    Ya this channel is complete trash.
     
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    The problem is that its not even G4 Tech TV any more. That's its Canadian name because the CRTC licence was for Tech TV, not G4. And thats why they repeat the same shows. They can't show the G4 full line up because thats not what they were approved for. Plus they need to have Can-con.
    When the licence is up I bet they renew for G4.
     
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    I never understood why G4 would want to cover the AVN convention? they are a cable network that has so many restrictions put upon it that being there is a waste.

    it would be like 24/7 coverage of the CES on Amish TV.
    you can't show anything, just talk vaguely about it.

    and from what i have seen of their coverage of the 'cons, it is all fast edits and little substance.
    G4 should shut down for a month, reboot and make up its mind what it wants to be.
    Make the network's name mean something. like G4 would stand for "Geek 4.0"

    Get rid of Cops and Cheaters.
    Star Trek , buffy, Angel or other geek dramas would be ok.
    resurrect ScreenSavers and the documentary shows.
    refine the style of 'con coverage so that in a 4 hour block, there is actually more than 15 minutes of information.

    G4 could be a top rated cable channel if they would only create an identity for itself and stick with it.
     

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