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Wolf1
06-04-2006, 09:20 AM
I got called by Dtv the other night for a survey, i said give me phone i've been waiting for this one....I told broken english speaking person on other end my likes and dislikes and then i asked about future of hd channels and he could not answer my questions and then sounded like a robot asking the same thing overe and over "how is your experience been with Dtv...frustrated i told him that if they don't step up the channels for hd i'm dropping it......the sob couldn't have cared less!!! I give up

drock912001
06-04-2006, 11:44 AM
If your conversation is anything like your spelling,man.HD content isn't a surplus right now.I give up complaing about it.Dish goot Voom channels and they suck.Directv is lacking StarzHD,CinemaxHD,FOXsprtsHD,NationalgeographicHD, HGTVHD(isn't avaible yet on most providers).I probably missed 1 or 2 channels but what the....

firsTraveler
06-05-2006, 11:01 AM
Good grief. You wern't even talking to a DirecTV employee!

hitdog042
06-05-2006, 11:47 AM
If your conversation is anything like your spelling,man.HD content isn't a surplus right now.I give up complaing about it.Dish goot Voom channels and they suck.Directv is lacking StarzHD,CinemaxHD,FOXsprtsHD,NationalgeographicHD, HGTVHD(isn't avaible yet on most providers).I probably missed 1 or 2 channels but what the....

Curious Drock.. why do u have to be a prick and critique people's grammar?

Are you that annoying guy nobody likes to go out and drink with because you have a personality like a rock and correct people all the time?

drock912001
06-05-2006, 07:30 PM
No,just tired of seeing people complaining about hd channels.People talking about this company offers this and that when in reality there ain't much difference.It''s like any new format there is no quantity.

hitdog042
06-05-2006, 08:13 PM
No,just tired of seeing people complaining about hd channels.People talking about this company offers this and that when in reality there ain't much difference.It''s like any new format there is no quantity.

Well, that I agree with. I get sick of the bitching too. People need to understand supply and demand. It's not there yet for HD.

People on this board are in a huge minority to the normal world. Most people still have SD sets and could care less.

Out of my "group" of 10 close friends, only 3 of us have HD. DTV isn't going to make drastic changes for 30 percent of the nation, and it's probably less than that... my friends got it to keep up w/me. :yippee:

stchman
06-06-2006, 01:37 AM
Curious Drock.. why do u have to be a prick and critique people's grammar?

Are you that annoying guy nobody likes to go out and drink with because you have a personality like a rock and correct people all the time?
Such lousy spelling/grammar is very annoying as well. If someone cant write worth a crap, then it is hard to understand their point. It takes almost no more effort to use some punctuation and make sure your spelling is correct. I guess some people care more than others. I am by no means a grammar teacher, but we speak the language so we should have a good idea of its grammatical structure.

hitdog042
06-06-2006, 07:50 AM
Such lousy spelling/grammar is very annoying as well. If someone cant write worth a crap, then it is hard to understand their point. It takes almost no more effort to use some punctuation and make sure your spelling is correct. I guess some people care more than others. I am by no means a grammar teacher, but we speak the language so we should have a good idea of its grammatical structure.

Some people just type fast... I think you could easily understand what that one guy was trying to say. It's not like it was jibberish.

hdtv4me2
06-06-2006, 09:52 AM
Well, that I agree with. I get sick of the bitching too. People need to understand supply and demand. It's not there yet for HD.

People on this board are in a huge minority to the normal world. Most people still have SD sets and could care less.

Out of my "group" of 10 close friends, only 3 of us have HD. DTV isn't going to make drastic changes for 30 percent of the nation, and it's probably less than that... my friends got it to keep up w/me. :yippee:

Everyone complains about not enough HD content out there but then the HD-DVD players come out and everyone has a million reasons why they will wait: It's too slow, not enough movies, BR will be better,....YaDa, YaDa, YaDa.

md0110
06-06-2006, 11:09 AM
Such lousy spelling/grammar is very annoying as well. If someone cant write worth a crap, then it is hard to understand their point. It takes almost no more effort to use some punctuation and make sure your spelling is correct. I guess some people care more than others. I am by no means a grammar teacher, but we speak the language so we should have a good idea of its grammatical structure.


I'll take it a bit further: If someone evidences to me that they can't spell or write properly, I'm left to conclude that they can't think or reason properly. This is particularly so on Internet forums, where what/how one writes is the SOLE thing I know about the vast majority of people I encounter. I will normally let grammatical/writing errors pass, unless the person commiting the errors is trying to impugn someone else's abilities/understanding or boast of their own (see the origninal post in this thread)

md0110

KnickFanatic
06-06-2006, 11:31 AM
LOL...this is funny!

"Can you understand the words that are comin outta my mouf!"

hitdog042
06-06-2006, 12:12 PM
I'll take it a bit further: If someone evidences to me that they can't spell or write properly, I'm left to conclude that they can't think or reason properly. This is particularly so on Internet forums, where what/how one writes is the SOLE thing I know about the vast majority of people I encounter. I will normally let grammatical/writing errors pass, unless the person commiting the errors is trying to impugn someone else's abilities/understanding or boast of their own (see the origninal post in this thread)

md0110

I think you are reading too much into it.

Just my opinion. And even if ur not, (do u mind ur instead of you're?), educated or not, they are entitled to help on this board like anyone else.

Jimbos
06-06-2006, 12:31 PM
I think you are reading too much into it.

Just my opinion. And even if ur not, (do u mind ur instead of you're?), educated or not, they are entitled to help on this board like anyone else.


Alot of this grammer thing went out the window when the younger generation started using Instant Messaging, I constantly have to tell my niece to spell correctly so I can understand her, I know she can, because she's a great student (college) but they have to do everything so quickly that they shorten all thier thoughts.

I blame the invention of IM.

Jimbo

md0110
06-06-2006, 12:44 PM
Just my opinion. And even if ur not, (do u mind ur instead of you're?), educated or not, they are entitled to help on this board like anyone else.

The original post in this thread is FAR from the worst I've ever seen. My comments are more in general than in specific about that post. My philosophy is simple: If someone is going to throw rocks at another's post, and have lapses in logic/thought and present it in a post rife with grammatical errors and misspellings, then it is reasonable to expect some rocks in return."

Yes, this is America and everyone is free to express their opinion (until the government says it's not and that we can't), but some people (and this is in general, not about Wolf1 or this forum exclusively) need to thoughtfully reconsider whether communicating via a written medium is, ummm, how to say it?- "a task for which they possess the proper skill set or not".

md0110

Beck38
06-06-2006, 01:24 PM
More HD programming will follow the rules of any service offered, first to the folks willing to pay for the 'privilage'. As everyone should be well aware, in the U.S. society, that has generally meant Porn and Sports, followed by Movies.

Many of the RSN's (Regional Sports Networks) are now doing quite a lot of HD Baseball, yet very few are carried; obviously, they intend to wait until the Ka systems are in place to jump to that grade of service (next summer), and will probably be an extra $$ tier to ExInn.

NFL Football in HD is a stable offering in the ST/Superfan tier.

HD Movies HBO/Cinemax/Showtime/TMC/Etc. need to be on a seperate tier as well, instead of a 'no-cost' add-in to SD service. Perpaps as an additional revenue item, it could more properly pay it's own way. I, for instance, would pay for an HD-only movie service, sans SD, if a resonable number of channels were offered (the 7+ that are available).

Interestingly enough, I've noted that several other transporters (cable, satellite) offer such tiers. DTV should take note.

stchman
06-06-2006, 03:39 PM
Alot of this grammer thing went out the window when the younger generation started using Instant Messaging, I constantly have to tell my niece to spell correctly so I can understand her, I know she can, because she's a great student (college) but they have to do everything so quickly that they shorten all thier thoughts.

I blame the invention of IM.

Jimbo
Amen, I am sick of the "ur", "ru", "l8r", "ne", "ne1", "brb", "g2g", "thnx", etc. I dont even want to get into the leet speak folks. Thank God they are not on this forum. I especially despise the retards that alternate lowercase/uppercase. Nobody thinks they are cool but themselves. I will agree with some that if you are trying to convince others that you are knowledgable, spelling/punctuation/grammar does count. I am not likely to think you are intelligent if there are gross errors in spelling or overuse of abbreviations. I am not saying that you need to diagram your sentences and have a grammar teacher check them. I just like to see someone make a middle of the road effort to make sure your sentences make sense. Just my $0.02.

Wolf1
06-07-2006, 06:40 AM
My typing and grammer do need work. What can i say i was pushed through public school by lazy f&*&% teachers. I am surprised by the replies i did get. I know hd content is horrible but i only posted message because this is the 1st survey from direct tv that i received. Next time pm me about your problem with my post and maybe we can discuss it! My only hope is if we do discuss hd content i know there are dtv workers in this forum and it may make a difference! I

hitdog042
06-07-2006, 08:37 AM
Amen, I am sick of the "ur", "ru", "l8r", "ne", "ne1", "brb", "g2g", "thnx", etc. I dont even want to get into the leet speak folks. Thank God they are not on this forum. I especially despise the retards that alternate lowercase/uppercase. Nobody thinks they are cool but themselves. I will agree with some that if you are trying to convince others that you are knowledgable, spelling/punctuation/grammar does count. I am not likely to think you are intelligent if there are gross errors in spelling or overuse of abbreviations. I am not saying that you need to diagram your sentences and have a grammar teacher check them. I just like to see someone make a middle of the road effort to make sure your sentences make sense. Just my $0.02.

JuDgInG FrOm UR PoSt, Ur 2 CeNtS iS wORtH

The litter in my cat box.

md0110
06-07-2006, 09:13 AM
JuDgInG FrOm UR PoSt, Ur 2 CeNtS iS wORtH

The litter in my cat box.

Are you that annoying guy nobody likes to go out and drink with because you have a personality like a box of kitty litter and denigrate other people's opinions all the time?

hitdog042
06-07-2006, 01:43 PM
Are you that annoying guy nobody likes to go out and drink with because you have a personality like a box of kitty litter and denigrate other people's opinions all the time?

No, I'm very popular. I just get sick of snobs who think they are the only one's who deserve help.

Get used to internet shortcuts like ur, u, etc.. I take it u probably just got ur first PC this past year.

It makes things faster, and if it's that annoying to u, then get off the pc.

Try some community service. Maybe that will open your eyes. Get out of your snob hole.

rbinck
06-07-2006, 02:25 PM
Imo (he he, the one shortcut I use a lot) the shortcuts are fine on IM, but should be avoided on message boards. Sure it saves time, which on IM could be important, but this is a message board where time is not all that critical. Also a permanent record is left, so I try to make posts as correct as possible.

maicaw
06-07-2006, 02:49 PM
many of the HDTV related ones are in the HDTV Glossary (now that it's back :yippee: - (2nd line of header above) http://www.highdefforum.com/terms.html
the other chat ones are easy to find at say http://www.sharpened.net/glossary/all_acronyms.php
FWIW

md0110
06-07-2006, 03:16 PM
Awww, did I irritate you, hitdog042???

I can't imagine why. My little barb was simply a cut and paste of a remark of yours, with minor word changes to make it fit the situation. If having your own witticisms turned upon you upsets you so, you "need to thoughtfully reconsider whether communicating via a written medium is, ummm, how to say it?- "a task for which [you] possess the proper skill set or not".


Call me what you will, but all of the bile in this thread is coming from your keyboard.

I take it u include ur IQ in ur board ID. I also take it u forgot 2 put da "S" on da beginning of ur ID 2.

hitdog042
06-07-2006, 04:18 PM
Awww, did I irritate you, hitdog042???

I can't imagine why. My little barb was simply a cut and paste of a remark of yours, with minor word changes to make it fit the situation. If having your own witticisms turned upon you upsets you so, you "need to thoughtfully reconsider whether communicating via a written medium is, ummm, how to say it?- "a task for which [you] possess the proper skill set or not".


Call me what you will, but all of the bile in this thread is coming from your keyboard.

I take it u include ur IQ in ur board ID. I also take it u forgot 2 put da "S" on da beginning of ur ID 2.


U are a moron. Did u upset me? No Do I laugh at this? Yes.

I help a lot of people on this board. They don't mind my shortcuts. I have 16 messages in my personal mailbox thanking me for my help... I don't need to bother with this, that's for sure.

That's all that matters. Not u. U don't matter.

Have a nice day.

hitdog042
06-07-2006, 04:33 PM
Awww, did I irritate you, hitdog042???

I can't imagine why. My little barb was simply a cut and paste of a remark of yours, with minor word changes to make it fit the situation. If having your own witticisms turned upon you upsets you so, you "need to thoughtfully reconsider whether communicating via a written medium is, ummm, how to say it?- "a task for which [you] possess the proper skill set or not".


Call me what you will, but all of the bile in this thread is coming from your keyboard.

I take it u include ur IQ in ur board ID. I also take it u forgot 2 put da "S" on da beginning of ur ID 2.


But since u want to go this way, here's some of ur posts. Looks like you like to use improper english as well.

I guess you are just making up for your own shortcomings?

Bernie Ecclestone part with the bux?????? HAAAAWWWW!!!!!!!!!!

I don't know if the US has the audience to get a broadcaster to put it on in HD.

Time for a coupla Bernie stories:


If the y get to know too much, yunz could always clock 'em with a telepole!


Want me to keep going?

Doorknob.

md0110
06-12-2006, 10:19 PM
Well, for someone who wasn't upset and to whom I don't matter, something motivated you to search back in excess of two months for some of my posts.

It's ironic that you will call me a snob and a moron for judging others because of how they write. The root of the irony (or perhaps more accurately, of the hypocrisy) is that you make that judgement based on what I write.

Grammar and spelling aren't the only clues that show people are either unwilling or unable to think. Content also shows the lack of thought some people exercise. Your presentation of my quotes is most illustrative on this point:

The one with "yunz" and "telepoles"? Sorry, the mistake is yours. The post was ABOUT slang! specifically, a Steelers congratulatory thread that drifted into a number of posts intentionally expressed in "Pittsburghese" (as local Pittsburgh dialect is called) slang! And I participated. Intentionally. Your attemp to pass it off as a "shortcoming" here, for debate points, shows either intellectual laziness or intellectual dishonesty on your part, or both.

The one about Bernie Ecclestone? Humor. I use slang sometimes whan I WANT to be received humorously. You use slang when you want; I use slang when I want. If you want to write to a uniformly low standard, it's not the fault of any readers who conclude that you think to the same standard. I don't claim perfection; but I do try to achieve the highest standard I can when I want a point to be perceived seriously. If you, on the other hand, want to write like a high school dropout, yet become indiganant if you're not perceived as a person of intelligence, it's a situation of your making and no one else's.

I don't assert that I am mistake-free, but those that I have made seem to have eluded your grasp.

>>>Want me to keep going?

Well, you can further embarrass yourself if you want, but I won't be reading any of it; your blather is of no value to me. I doubt anyone but you, me, and the tumbleweeds are reading this thread at this point anyway; I could expect a more thoughtful response from the tumbleweeds.

It's actually fitting that you brought up the Bernie Ecclestone story, as the punch line so readily fits this present conversation:

hitdog042,you think you've got me by the b*lls, but let me tell you something: Your hands aren't big enough!

jedlacks
06-13-2006, 07:23 PM
Could we all just focus on the topic of the thread instead of complaining about spelling, etc? I am sure there is another board for that somewhere else.

The majority of my friends have HDTV via cable, so does that mean that I am the dumb-ass because I have D*?

hitdog042
06-13-2006, 08:15 PM
Well, for someone who wasn't upset and to whom I don't matter, something motivated you to search back in excess of two months for some of my posts.

It's ironic that you will call me a snob and a moron for judging others because of how they write. The root of the irony (or perhaps more accurately, of the hypocrisy) is that you make that judgement based on what I write.

Grammar and spelling aren't the only clues that show people are either unwilling or unable to think. Content also shows the lack of thought some people exercise. Your presentation of my quotes is most illustrative on this point:

The one with "yunz" and "telepoles"? Sorry, the mistake is yours. The post was ABOUT slang! specifically, a Steelers congratulatory thread that drifted into a number of posts intentionally expressed in "Pittsburghese" (as local Pittsburgh dialect is called) slang! And I participated. Intentionally. Your attemp to pass it off as a "shortcoming" here, for debate points, shows either intellectual laziness or intellectual dishonesty on your part, or both.

The one about Bernie Ecclestone? Humor. I use slang sometimes whan I WANT to be received humorously. You use slang when you want; I use slang when I want. If you want to write to a uniformly low standard, it's not the fault of any readers who conclude that you think to the same standard. I don't claim perfection; but I do try to achieve the highest standard I can when I want a point to be perceived seriously. If you, on the other hand, want to write like a high school dropout, yet become indiganant if you're not perceived as a person of intelligence, it's a situation of your making and no one else's.

I don't assert that I am mistake-free, but those that I have made seem to have eluded your grasp.

>>>Want me to keep going?

Well, you can further embarrass yourself if you want, but I won't be reading any of it; your blather is of no value to me. I doubt anyone but you, me, and the tumbleweeds are reading this thread at this point anyway; I could expect a more thoughtful response from the tumbleweeds.

It's actually fitting that you brought up the Bernie Ecclestone story, as the punch line so readily fits this present conversation:

hitdog042,you think you've got me by the b*lls, but let me tell you something: Your hands aren't big enough!

U are very idiotic. You say I took the time to search ur posts, only after you did that to me to use it against me.

I did nothing to you, and everyone reading knows this.

You picked me out, antagonized me, and now ur mad I fought back.

And the comment about your area down south shows your true maturity.

I'm done.... reply all u want, I won't read it. LOSER

Wolf1
06-14-2006, 06:42 AM
Could we all just focus on the topic of the thread instead of complaining about spelling, etc? I am sure there is another board for that somewhere else.

The majority of my friends have HDTV via cable, so does that mean that I am the dumb-ass because I have D*?

Amen!

treker
06-14-2006, 10:08 AM
Amen!


This is getting so far off the threads topic it shold be closed

hitdog042
06-14-2006, 11:36 AM
This is getting so far off the threads topic it shold be closed

I apologize for getting off track. This MD guy for some reason just picked me out to antagonize me, and ignoring better judgement, I kept it on the public boards.

I apologize to all my contacts here who Ive had several pleasant convo's with.. it won't happen again.

stchman
06-14-2006, 04:39 PM
JuDgInG FrOm UR PoSt, Ur 2 CeNtS iS wORtH

The litter in my cat box.
You cannot even use the "ur" shortcut right. "UR" is a slob shorthand for "you are" or "you're", not "your".

Guess you been dining on too much kitty litter. Wait a sec, I will type this so you can understand.

You eat cat droppings.

stchman
06-14-2006, 04:47 PM
I apologize for getting off track. This MD guy for some reason just picked me out to antagonize me, and ignoring better judgement, I kept it on the public boards.

I apologize to all my contacts here who Ive had several pleasant convo's with.. it won't happen again.
HEy H1TDO9042, HERE 15 @ 900D ONE F0r y0u. +hi5 I$ 50 MucH m0RE [email protected] j00 9e+ $0 uP53t wHEN P3OpL3 CORREC+ j00R 9R4Mm4R. 1 f19urE j00 WouLD LIkE +hI5 P05t. ThI5 15 [email protected] C00L.

hitdog042
06-14-2006, 05:50 PM
HEy H1TDO9042, HERE 15 @ 900D ONE F0r y0u. +hi5 I$ 50 MucH m0RE [email protected] j00 9e+ $0 uP53t wHEN P3OpL3 CORREC+ j00R 9R4Mm4R. 1 f19urE j00 WouLD LIkE +hI5 P05t. ThI5 15 [email protected] C00L.

Hey Bro, what is your point? Besides being a jackass, I assume you have a reason for this post?

hitdog042
06-14-2006, 06:02 PM
HEy H1TDO9042, HERE 15 @ 900D ONE F0r y0u. +hi5 I$ 50 MucH m0RE [email protected] j00 9e+ $0 uP53t wHEN P3OpL3 CORREC+ j00R 9R4Mm4R. 1 f19urE j00 WouLD LIkE +hI5 P05t. ThI5 15 [email protected] C00L.

HAHAHha... U know what? I just realized the kind of people I'm dealing with after I visited your sad home page (my 2 year old has built a better page)

But once I got down to your page and noticed you publish your entire DVD collection, I realize I'm dealing with a total tool.

Stargate, eh?

I apologize for other members who have to read this, but this nerd is harassing me now, both of them are, filling my private mail box with endless insults.

So, I had to make this last post. To the nerd in the gay truck, nice DVD collection man. U just made it easy.

UR, YOU ARE, and YOU ALWAYS WILL BE, a TOOL and GEEK.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

What were u for Halloween? SPOCK or CAPTAIN KIRK?

bustardvan
06-15-2006, 02:56 AM
If your conversation is anything like your spelling,man.HD content isn't a surplus right now.I give up complaing about it.Dish goot Voom channels and they suck.Directv is lacking StarzHD,CinemaxHD,FOXsprtsHD,NationalgeographicHD, HGTVHD(isn't avaible yet on most providers).I probably missed 1 or 2 channels but what the....

Hey drock, speaking of grammar, I think you're supposed to use a space after a period or comma.