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View Poll Results: Your Picks for Onboard TV Channels
The Cartoon Network 34 9.37%
Discovery Channel 176 48.48%
The Food Network 108 29.75%
Nickleodeon 40 11.02%
The History Channel 113 31.13%
The Learning Channel (TLC) 104 28.65%
MTV/VH1 43 11.85%
Turner Classic Movies 106 29.20%
Bravo 60 16.53%
QVC 11 3.03%
Other ...please POST REPLY below with your choice 118 32.51%
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Old March 21st, 2007, 02:31 PM
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Something New: Seamobile's Wave Entertainment System!


Assuming that the inclusion of networks like CNN, Fox (and Fox News), ESPN and the majors -- CBS, ABC and NBC -- are offered on your hypothetically new Wave Entertainment TV system onboard, what other networks offer must-see-tv during your vacation. And if your faves aren’t represented below -- reply with your picks here.
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I love HGTV and HBO too

Can't miss my "househunters" or "Entourage" either!


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I watch very little TV, and I watch even less when I'm on vacation and seeing new places...but I always enjoy a little HGTV.
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But I have to have Discovery (MythBusters), TLC (What Not to Wear) and Food Network (all day, every day -- yum!)...
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I am a television addict, and for this poll chose Discovery Channel (yum, to have Mike Rowe "on vacation" with me!!) but the truth is, on a cruise I don't watch tv. I'll read a book out on the balcony or on deck when I want amusement. Most stuff get rebroadcast anyway, so I don't worry about missing things. More important for me to get away and enjoy vacation.....
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How about PBS? Got to stay abreast of the latest news with my main main Lehrer.

HBO is a good call too, deadwood, six feet under, curb your enthusiasm, et al
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The Travel Channel (when it's not showing poker!)
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If I didn't fall asleep to the sounds of my fiance watching ESPN I'd be lost!

Ok, in all fairness I check ESPN a few times a day myself, but he has an addiction!
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I am hopelessly addicted to CNN Headline News! If you have a conversation with me, I'm always saying "I saw on the news..."

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Love HGTV (Househunter) and National Geographic (Dog Whisperer) and of course CNN for news. However, television is my very last choice for entertainment while cruising.
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I really need to have Fox TV so I can find out what happens to Jack Bauer next on "24." Extremely addictive TV. That's all I watch other than news.
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I have to have FOX news - Fair & Balanced!
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I'm afraid I'm way too addicted to TV. Assuming we'd already have all the sports, I voted for Bravo, in case Project Runway is on, but I'd also like HGTV for Househunters, and BBC America (if I'm going to watch old sitcoms, I like the British ones ).
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Hey, you can watch TV at home. No need to pay $1000/person to watch TV while on a cruise. When I worked in the hotel industry, we'd often get complaints of TV's being on too loud and the places I worked at still had real walls. Can you imagine what'll happen with those thin walls on a cruise?

That said, if this must come to pass:

The Travel Channel - duh...

Fox News (so that we can see the real news)
CNN (so that we can see the slanted version - ha ha)
CNN Headlines (just so that I can continue waking up with Robin - hey, what can I say, I'm a faithful guy!)
CNN en español (because there's tons of Spanish speaking cruisers nowadays)
BBC

It would be nice to have a channel that shows only good documentaries of the ports one is visiting. None of those "shopping" oriented ones or paid for by the excursion people or even the local travel boards, but the ones that truly give a deep insight into the ports. PBS like stuff, which would really go into deep details of the history, culture, geography, plant & animal life, music, foods and current politics of each port area. Again, this should be available in several languages.

However, again, I think TV should be minimized on vacation. We watch too much as it is...
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For the most part I don't need TV while I am cruising, but it would be nice to have CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

One channel out of forty (2.5% of the bandwidth) shouldn't be a problem as I would bet that on most cruises Canadians represent far in excess of 2.5% of the cruise passengers.

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ABC so i can watch General Hospital and other prime time shows.

Fox for prime time 24, House, Bones, and American Idol
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Would be great to have the SciFi Channel.
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It would be really nice if they could get live feeds from the main network stations such as Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC so that we wouldn't miss our favorites like American Idol, Desperate Housewives, Survivor, and Apprentice.

No I don't go on a cruise to sit in my room and watch TV but for late at night and in the morning it is nice to watch. Also like before dinner it would be nice to be able to watch some of the shows.

I don't think the Networks would ever allow this though. I think there are so many rules regarding the advertising that they couldn't broadcast the shows live to cruise ships.

Now what would REALLY be cool is if this system offered on demand programming. This would be ideal for cruise ships because they could "download" new shows every week when they return to their homeport. Then cruisers could watch shows on demand whenever they wanted and they would always have a fresh selection to choose from.
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Espn and the Golf Channel. Also have a DVR so we could record what we want during the day and watch it when we can't sleep at night.

American ESPN, can't stand soccer on all day every day. No flames from the soccer fans, just my opinion.
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