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Old 04-03-11, 10:13 PM
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If you could pick cable channels a la carte, which ten would u get?

If we lived in a society where u could choose cable channels a la carte, which ten would u get.....INCLUDING networks?

I would choose:

NBC
FOX
HBO
HGTV
Food
Travel
A&E (for their reality shows like Storage Wars)
TruTV (for the wife)
Cartoon Network (for the kids)
TBS (for Conan)

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FX
AMC
HBO
Showtime
ESPN
CNN
HGTV
Travel
Discovery
CBS
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HBO
Showtime
NFL Network
Golf Channel
CBS
NBC
FOX
ESPN
Food
USA

CNN Would be the last channel I would order. I cannot stand to watch their bombastic sensationalized broadcasts for even a couple of minutes.
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Since i am a Luddite and either don't understand how to watch TV on my comp, or lack a fast enough connection, my choices would have to consist of things i would want to watch when shown.

FX
BBC America
NY 1 or News 12
CW
ABC family
AMC
Teen Nick
ESPNU
WLIW
SyFylis

Limiting to only 10 is really hard.
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FX
AMC
USA
Food Network
FOX News
The CW
BBC America
Chiller
SyFy
ESPN

I usually watch my sitcoms on hulu anyway, so I wouldn't need the big 4 networks.
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Re: If you could pick cable channels a la carte, which ten would u get?

Including Networks???

NBC
CBS
FOX
ESPN
MSBNC
NFL Network
History
HBO
PBS
TCM
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why would networks be included on the list when they are free in hd ota?
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Adult Swim
Boomerang
Comedy Central
VH1 Classic
Chiller
FearNet
AntennaTV
RTV (Retro TV Network)
America One Network
Blackbelt TV
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Re: If you could pick cable channels a la carte, which ten would u get?

NBC (Thursday nights)
Comedy Central (Daily Show and Colbert)
Fox (Sunday cartoons)
AMC (Breaking Bad comes to mind)
BBC America (Peep Show ... if it plays on there ... I watch it online)

And for what it's worth, I watch all of this stuff online.
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CBS
ABC
NBC
FOX
Comedy Central
ESPN
Food
Discovery
USA
TNT
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HBO
SHO
Starz
AMC
FX
TNT
FOX
NBC
A&E
USA
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SyFy
FX
Fox News
CNN
Comedy Central
BBC America
USA
TBS
ESPN
HBO/SHO (Would switch back and forth depending on what's showing at the time)

... and I'd watch the Network channels OTA. Ha!
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Interesting lists so far, guys....Keep em coming.

This says a lot about people and their viewing habits!
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HBO
HD Theater
Hdnet
Speed
Travel
Amc
Fox
G4
Discovery
Spike
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Really just HBO for Game of Thrones, everything else I would just wait for the dvd.
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Re: If you could pick cable channels a la carte, which ten would u get?

NBC
CBS
FOX
ABC
FX
SyFy
CNN
TBS
TNT
ESPN


Pretty much ranked in the order I would want them.. I could live with just the first 4 really, I'm pretty much a network "prime time" whore when it comes to shows..

cable wise, like FX for Justified and some other stuff.. Love B grade crap so SyFy.. Rest is just sort of filler to be honest..
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Re: If you could pick cable channels a la carte, which ten would u get?

I'm gonna break the rules and not include Networks. I get them automatically in my society.

HBO
FX
AMC
Spike
ESPN
ESPN 2
Big Ten Network
USA
Comedy Central
History Channel

That was still pretty hard. I'll miss you TBS, TNT, and Versus!
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Showtime (Basically all their original program I watch the heck out of)
FX (Always Sunny, mainly)
NBC (most watched network, mainly for Thursday)
Fox (House, Bones)
ABC (Sunday nights, and my gf watches the Thursday shows)
Food Network (Dinner Impossible, Throwdown, random Alton stuff)
Bravo (Top Chef, gf likes the OC and NY Housewives)
AMC (Breaking Bad)
HBO (although I don't currently subscribe to it, because I pay for Showtime, I figure if I'm cutting down to 10 channels, there might be room in my budget)
TBS (Conan)
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MTV
E!
TruTV
BET
Lifetime
CNBC
SOAP
RFDTV
Style
CTN
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Abc
nbc
cbs
fox
tcm
tvland
this
ant
scyfy
encore western
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USA
TNT
A&E
AMC
ESPN
FX
Syfy
BBC America
HBO
Showtime
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Are we assuming ESPN comes with all it's subsidiaries and sequel channels?

NBC
ABC
CBS
Fox
USA
ESPN
Disney
Discovery
Comedy Central

That's 9. I want to say CW for #10 but with Smallville ending this year I have no use for the channel after that.

Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
CNN Would be the last channel I would order. I cannot stand to watch their bombastic sensationalized broadcasts for even a couple of minutes.
That may be but at least they tend to keep it neutral unlike the crazies on Fox News & MSNbc.
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ABC
AMC
BRAVO
HGTV
NBC
RTV (Retro - awesome channel)
SHOW
TCM
TNT
USA
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Re: If you could pick cable channels a la carte, which ten would u get?

Interesting question. I think I'd go with:

TBS - for Conan
FOX - for The Simpsons
CC - for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report
ABC - for Modern Family
CBS - for How I Met Your Mother
FX - for Justified
NBC - for Thursday night line-up and Parenthood
TCM - for all those movies, yo
AMC - to try all these shows everyone says are so great that I haven't seen
PBS - for everything else

I tried to think of a news network I wanted but I just couldn't. I read for my news, but mostly listen to NPR.
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Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
CNN Would be the last channel I would order. I cannot stand to watch their bombastic sensationalized broadcasts for even a couple of minutes.
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That may be but at least they tend to keep it neutral unlike the crazies on Fox News & MSNbc.
If you mean neutral in terms of the big picture, perhaps.

However, it sometimes feels like CNN portrays its anchors as heroes. And while that may be subjective, what isn't is how subjective they are with the news. It's really difficult to find a story reported on CNN without the anchor giving a little editorial quip. Seriously, you're the news department, not the editorial department.

I can't blame CNN for this, though, because I couldn't tell you if they were the first to do this or not. It is definitely everywhere ever since a couple news producers decided editorializing would make the news entertaining and that's what's "important."

Sorry. I can't talk about this stuff without getting upset.

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