Is wanting HD linked to a love of football

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by iankb, Mar 8, 2006.

Is wanting HD linked to a love of football

  1. I want/have HD now, and I watch a lot of football

    17 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. I want/have HD now, but I'm not that interested in football

    41 vote(s)
    39.4%
  3. I don't want HD yet, but I do watch a lot of football

    11 vote(s)
    10.6%
  4. I don't want HD yet, and I'm not that interested in football

    35 vote(s)
    33.7%
  1. Mar 8, 2006 #1 of 40
    iankb

    iankb New Member

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    I'm interested in whether the early-adopter's desire for HD is linked directly to watching football.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2006 #2 of 40
    eric23

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    Who gives a funk about football?! I simply want better broadcast TV pictures! :)
     
  3. Mar 9, 2006 #3 of 40
    Logan

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    Your poll is squed by the fact more men generally like football, & by where this poll is, a forum full of generally male gadget geeks ...
    No offence intended of course!
    :)

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  4. Mar 9, 2006 #4 of 40
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    No, it's linked to a love of rugby!
     
  5. Mar 9, 2006 #5 of 40
    eric23

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    There's only one way to settle this...

    FIGHT!

    :)
     
  6. Mar 9, 2006 #6 of 40
    Rob Moss

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    I don't give a rat's arse about football. In fact, sport in general leaves me cold.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2006 #7 of 40
    mikerr

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    Hate football, and most sport too unless it involves wheels and engines.
    Women's sport is often watchable, but that's not due to the sport aspect ;)
     
  8. Mar 9, 2006 #8 of 40
    Fred1

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    Not interested in football, but just ordered my TWD600 HD ready projector, mainly for films.

    Was prompted to go for this mainly by the fantastic Planet Earth footage last Sunday.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2006 #9 of 40
    mjk

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    Better if there had been options that ended "and I detest football"!!
     
  10. kmusgrave

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    I want/have it for films, drama, documentaries, etc. In fact I'm looking forward to all the Sky HD offerings apart from the Sport!
     
  11. iankb

    iankb New Member

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    It's interesting to note that the average TiVo user appears to share my hatred of football.

    Maybe football lovers have to watch live programs, and so don't see the point of the TiVo.
     
  12. The Obo

    The Obo Gotta Loooove Tivo!

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    Agreed totally!!! - High Def Rugby would ROCK!


    Although Tivo is extremely handy for watching football. Without Tivo I probably wouldn't bother watching much, but with it I can watch a whole game (most of it on a fast-forward setting while the players roll around on the ground and pretend to be hurt!) in about 20 minutes! - So I start watching a game when it's actually in it's second half and finish watching the last few minutes live!
     
  13. ndunlavey

    ndunlavey Just a user, really

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    I watch a lot of football, almost all of it at the pub. Quality of image varies in the pub, depending on what telly it's on, what sort of service it's coming through, and so on, but it doesn't really matter.
    I don't see much point in recording a football match.
     
  14. AMc

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    I usually find that my general image quality varies quite a lot in the pub. An early afternoon kick off can be quite sharp but by full time I'm generally noticing some lip synch issue with my fellow patrons and some blurring around the edges.

    Football in the pub is best - but kids mean I often have to watch at home - and I only watch internationals and cups so I'm not 'really' a fan. At least with Tivo I can rewind to see if that really was a dive, how good the ref's glasses should be next time he gets a prescription and of course - hold that play while I get another beer.
     
  15. ndunlavey

    ndunlavey Just a user, really

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    but kids mean I often have to watch at home
    Oh, bad luck. Still, how much longer until they go to the pub to watch it as well?
     
  16. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    She's 2 1/2 so I guess... about 3 world cups?
     
  17. ndunlavey

    ndunlavey Just a user, really

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    Doesn't sound like she's old enough to pay much attention to the game - does she actually watch them with you?
     
  18. sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    I take my 3 year old down the pub on match days. He loves it!
     
  19. ndunlavey

    ndunlavey Just a user, really

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    Is that legal now, since the law changes on opening hours?
     
  20. sjp

    sjp Active Member

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    it looks like sanderton lives in a part of the world where licencing laws are usually based on the number of local plods that are in the bar at that time.

    stuart, if you live in one of the more cosmopolitan parts of the west country I apologise. I'm applying very north of Scotland licencing "laws" logic here ;)

    sjp
     

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