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What happened to the Speed channel?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Caveman Jim, May 31, 2014.

  1. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Was looking into dumping Comcast (finally) and looking into Direct Tv package that has the Speed Channel & the rep didn't know craps about it!!!

    Then I do some searches & find out Fox sports 1 has taken over & it's like espn (gagging)!!!!!! WTH???

    I am so bummed as I have a need for speed!!! Looking like NHRA, PINKS & Pass Time....AAAAAHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Help me please.
     
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  2. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Seriously.. We're looking into ditching Comcast as well.. Those idiots mistakenly over charge, double charge and even ship out broken equipment to only later charge you for "improper installation".. Comcast is a joke.

    As to your question, I am no help.. I just wanted to vent. ;)
     
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  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I am getting much more of my entertainment from YouTube via my Xbox. My wife and I don't have cable or an antenna for broadcast television and recently I have been finding some great channels on YouTube. Motor Trend's channel has a ton of content from multiple magazines like Hot Rod and Four Wheel and Off Road as well as Diesel Power. Drive is another good one for cars and such. WRC has their own channel as do many other race series. The Torq truck racing series is also covered on the Motor Trend channel. Gun related stuff as well.
     
  4. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    We ditched Comcast several years ago. We have an antenna and we get 27 channels of HD digital TV, and we're 20 miles from Portland. For movies and HBO we rent or buy from iTunes and stream on our AppleTV. For TV shows we have Amazon Prime, which allows free streaming of a lot of TV shows and movies, as well as giving us free shipping from Amazon for most products. I use ElGato's EyeTV application as a DVR on my desktop Mac, which is set up with 2TB of disk space. Recorded programs get translated to .mpg files and saved in iTunes, from where I can access them with the AppleTV that's connected to the big screen LCD in the living room. The only thing I miss is ESPN, but I'm not willing to give Comcast $100+ every month just to watch ESPN. I'm sure Apple or somebody else will provide an ESPN solution very soon.
     
  5. husker

    husker portland Active Member

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    Check out road kill on you tube. Great car stuff.
     
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  6. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Love Roadkill, reminds me of trips I use to take.
     
  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Direct tv has speed and velocity

    As of now Isle of Man TT is on... Oh yah
     
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  8. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure? Everything I am reading is saying Speed got replaced by Fox Sports 1. They may have something similar. Regardless Isle of Man TT, who really cares?
     
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  9. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Yah know your right, I hadn't checked it in months and my favorite link is now fox that I click on it..
     
  10. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    When I was in college and did have cable, I really enjoyed Speed. They had all forms of racing at all hours from all over the world. When they announced NASCAR coverage I knew it was the end of it. It just became saturated. I do enjoy NASCAR, I just don't need endless coverage, especially when there are many other forms of racing that are just as if not more entertaining.
     
  11. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I haven't forgiven Speed since they dropped WRC coverage. Nascar needs it's own channel since it's always on.
     
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  12. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    looks like it's probably better to go with basic packages and then just use the Internet and Netflix free movies streamed for 8 bucks a month.
    I still need to catch up on the pinks and pinks all out and drag race high school a lot of those episodes I have not seen.

    Thanks for the tips guys!!!!
     
  13. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    DRIVE FAST TURN LEFT, repeate as needed. BORING. .....
     
  14. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    NASCAR - SUCKS
    They regulate everything so much that even a 1/10 of a horsepower is deemed an unfair advantage. I haven't liked it since they started paving the local tracks.
     
  15. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    If it weren't for football, both college and NFL then we'd dump DirecTV and go the online route. :s0001:

    I think that may be more sooner than later. Was out of town with the wife (her mother's house :s0107:) during the last Bowl week. Only had broadcast TV. :s0054: My computer hacker son turned me onto some web sites out of Europe that streamed live college football games. The picture wasn't the best, but it was watchable. :s0115: May have had something to do with streaming it via ATT 4G through my cell phone onto my laptop.
     
  16. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    The wife and I love classic car auctions and dirt sprint cars drag racing (none of that nastycar stuff).
    I got to get away from Commucast!!!
     
  17. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Cable destroys the mind, and worse, my attention I give my kids!
    Apple TV and antenna works fine these days....