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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I have to say I very much agree with these sentiments? Anyone else get insanely angry at the rubbish served up on the Foxsports channels?

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/opinion/fox-should-be-hounded-for-cheap-reruns/2008/01/09/1199554740247.html
     
  2. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Well, I've had foxtel for a long time now and I had to work the day BRett Stewart made his kangaroo's debut and so i missed it.

    It is now 4 months or so later and still haven't seen a minute of it.
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    That is the second such diatribe from Sheehan because he missed some college game. Not being rude, but you don't have Fox Mata so do you look up their guides to see what you are missing?

    I think the Fox coverage in general is very good, the only thing is that new releases are a bit slow to come to BoxOffice and they run most TV series one behind.

    On Fox Sports you have all the NFL playoffs live, have at least 2 EPL live and the option to pick up another 3 live using the red button on the remote for those with Digital, they cover Poker very well across the different channels, horse racing is tops, they even show NHL for Rhino and you get every RL game when the season starts. I have watched Arsenal play every 3 days for weeks now. To me the coverage is very good.
     
  4. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    And Nutz, get the IQ box - I couldn't live without it. I tape almost everything and watch it when I feel like it and it helps for FFing through any ads.
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    MB, I have Austar which feeds Foxsports. And I have to say that I get thoroughly sick of flicking through to see poker, snooker and gold hogging all 3 channels in prime time.

    Why not have a channel devoted to obscure sports (eg college football) so people can broaden horizons? I even have Setanta but it has too much soccer. But if you want to see the 6 Nations ........

    And as yet us bumpkins don't have that IQ option, as lovely as it would be. sheesh.
     
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Fair enough. I have had IQ for over 12 months and it has made a HUGE difference to what I actually watch and no doubts clouds my thinking in a very positive way. Especially for science shows and after midnight sports.

    Is Austar satelite? Anyway, I can definitely see your point when I fire up Arsenal vs Tottenham over my breakfast while they actually have some obscure 8 ball comp or darts. It also comes down to the sports you like - I couldn't be paid to watch rugby or golf for example.
     
  7. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I have been waiting 5 yrs for Austar to bring IQ in.

    My only problem is the Mrs would fill it up with old Will and Grace episodes :)
     
  8. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Yeah, IQ is an option MB but I live with 2 mates who can't come at the extra $15/month.

    I know how good it is but you just can't tell some people.

    Hopefully they play it again just before the season kicks off.
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Austar is satellite.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's **** it really is the sport on there is horrible.

    There should be a dedicated Rugby league channel.

    There should be more Ice Hockey

    Less motor racing
    less golf
    less tennis

    and probably a little less cricket
     
  11. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    I'll pretend i didn't read that
     
  12. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What about all the sport that is no longer on free to air for those of us with budgets that can't stretch to Fox at all?

    Is getting worse for us types.
     
  13. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    $12.50 a week isnt a lot CW. (Basic package plus sport)

    I do understand that not everyone can afford it, but sacrifice one bought lunch per week and you have Foxtel.
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    More importantly I can't believe you have to pay for the Adult chanel
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    What are you more likely to pay for? The Adult Channel or the History Channel? :p
     
  16. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Foxtel porn is R rated. It's not even real porn, so I was told.
     
  17. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Yeah, it is R Rated it's ****.

    I used to have one of those dodgy cards that would give you every channel.

    It's fair to say I had a squiz or two....








    or three?
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    hmm which is why it should be free!
     
  19. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Its about $15 for 24 hours or something close to that. Its extortion.
     
  20. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    isnt that sextortion :)
     

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