Is it Just me, or does TechTV SUCK A** since G4 bought them out?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Xander562, May 30, 2006.

  1. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    now, i dont know how many of you used to, or still do, watch TechTV back in the day when it was good. but ever since G4 bought them out, its total Sh**! no computer news, absolutely none! its all gaming news! constant reviews of games. now dont get me wrong, i love gaming. but its only interesting if YOUR ACTUALLY PLAYING IT! watching someone else play in a capture the flag tournament is like watching paint dry! Remember back in the day when TechTV actually reviewed PC hardware and operating systems, not just XBOX/XBOX360/PS2/GameCube games? I know this is a little late in comming but i just wanted to see what you guys had to say on this matter.
    G4 ruined the only good Technology Network on my cable:mad: :( :mad:
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    man i loved leo, patrick, yoshi, kevin and the rest of the gang on the Screen Savers. They should just call it the "Crudy old reruns of the Man Show Channel":rolleyes:

    ps its just g4 now. no techtv

    they have podcasts at for leo for patrick and robert for kevin for Martin Sargent
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
  4. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    o yea opps.
    im not a treky...
  5. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    It sucks more than just a**...

    Whenever I sit down in front of the TV, I check what's on a few channels through the satellite guide feature. I still find myself checking Ch 354, even though I'm sure I haven't watched a second on that channel in the last 9 months.

    Gooshh... And they even changed the name to Attack of the Show.
    What the hell does that even mean?!?

  6. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    G4 (the TV channel) sucks now. At least when it was TechTV, you could learn something, even if you were already a tech geek.

    Now it's just filled with anime and the likes of Morgan Webb, who ain't THAT hot... she's hot in a Danica Patrick sort of way, i.e., she's a semi-attractive woman in a field where you don't expect to find them, and that amplifies their apparent hotness. (She used to look better than she does now... and did she have a boob job? I caught a snippet of X-Play last night and her chest is HUGE.)
  7. faintember macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2005
    the ruins of the Cherokee nation
    I used to throughly enjoy that network...but now....i'd rather use Windows...on a Dell.
  8. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
  9. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    wow those are some pretty big and powerful words there.
    Windows, Dell, Enjoy, i never thought i'd see those in the same sentence...:rolleyes:
  10. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    It took you this long to find out?

    I haven't watched G4 since about 2 weeks after they "merged" the channels.
  11. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    I miss Tech TV :(

    I do not enjoy using Windows on a Dell. :p
  12. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    the same thing was going through my mind haha.
  13. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    Thats maybe the only reason I even give the channel a glimpse every now and then.:p

    TWIT is worth a listen tho if you haven't done so yet.

    and what happened to Sarah? Attack Of The Show was barely watch able before but now its just horrid.
  14. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2004
    I've tried watching Trek, but its just too distracting with all the crap around the sides. Granted, I know most of the stories by heart by now, but still, it would be nice to actually see the show.

    I rarely visit anymore, it just has nothing for me.
  15. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I agree, what a disaster G4 has been. I liked it before it was TechTV (it was ZDTV back then), esp. the Screen Savers with Leo LaPorte and and Kate Botello. She was also really good on Extended Play (which became Xplay). Too many things have changed since those days. I still find myself looking at the schedule from time to time, but never watching anything.
  16. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

    Apr 18, 2004
    wow yeah, those days were like 8 years ago... :( i miss those days too
  17. Abulia macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2004
    Kushiel's Scion
    I only watch XPlay, and even then it's scraping the bottom of the barrel. The funny thing is that XPlay is turning more and more into a variety show than a review show. WTF?

    I miss TechTV. :(
  18. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Moorestown, NJ
    G4 truly sucks. Ever since the demise of the original Screen Savers it's been a continuous decline. I was flipping channels a few nights ago and there was a show with a sock puppet or something next to a girl with a massive bust and they were talking about pr0n... i was confused. I'm not a treky either, so essentially G4 is nothing to me. I don't watch that crap channel.

    I miss Leo, podcasts are too tiresome to listen to :(
  19. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    What is G4 now, Its supposed to be a video game network but they don't show anything really having anything to do with video games anymore. It seems to be more like a Spike TV rip off then anything else.
  20. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    She married Brendan from AOTS and they both quit their jobs. They
    are now traveling the world blogging.
    You can find more here:

    G4 does suck. But I get all my computer/tech news from the web and podcasts so it doesn't really bother me.
  21. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    Tech Tv was great and G4 does Suck. enough said
  22. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    yes well, i just thought that it might make a good thread topic
  23. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

    Apple Hobo

    Mar 19, 2004
    A series of tubes
    The Screen Savers used to be a good show before everyone got fired and/or left. Now... [toilet flushing sound effect]

    I removed that crap channel from my DirecTV menu. :rolleyes:
  24. maestro55 macrumors 68030


    Nov 13, 2005
    Goat Farm in Meridian, TX
    Yep, I remember ZDNet and when ZDNet became TechTV. I only watched G4TechTV a few times when my stepbrothers were watching a gaming show.. but as you all say now, it is just G4, and I suspect it has just gotten worse, but we no longer have cable and so it is never on in our home anymore (we watch the shows we want on DVD for the most part, and movies on DVD).
  25. zflauaus macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2004
    Yes G4 does suck. I like many people have a habit of punching in 354, but then I realize, what the heck have I done? I am close to removing it from my DirecTV receivers, both of them and my DVR. I want the Canada version of G4, at least would could watch Call for Help for more than 2 weeks! Isn't that how long their trial run was? And their episodes weren't even the recent ones! I hope Comcast regrets G4.

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