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That says it all. G4TechTV is really really bad if you don’t want to spend the day watching others play video games. Very little educational material (if any).
And here I thought it was just me. The only saving grace at this point on the channel is The Screen Savers. For me anyway.
that is just what I have been thinking, how can they call it tech at all.
Fits a description of the channel PERFECTLY.
I have watched G4/TechTV at different times during the day. It’s the same crap every day. “Hey! We’re cute. This game is boss. You just have to buy it. If you don’t, your friends….. bla bla bla bla bla……”
I can’t stand it anymore. There’s no “tech” on the channel (except for The ScreenSavers, and I think in time that will change too).
Las Vegas, Nevada
On the subject of G4 and comics:
Though I think User Friendly’s is better, these are pretty funny. =)
It is very refreshing to read these posts as I was thinking it was just me getting old. My TV used to stay on tech tv to learn, I guess those days are gone eh.
I to only watch the screen savers now, still miss Leo.
Gee, it’s so good to see Leo isn’t bitter about the comcast deal.
Agreed. How many shows about gaming can you have? One for Sports, one for MultiPlayer, one for New games…uh..one for puzzle games? It’s too many. This deal should’ve been the other way around. At least on TechTv, the weak shows were the MINORITY.
It’s better then two hot ohicks talking about space technology… Oh wait that coming soon from G4Techtv and Paul Allen.
I have finally been able to come to grips with the unfortunate passing of
TechTV. Now that the denial stage has passed I can accept that the one channel for the technology aware person is gone off the air. I guess it is like so many things that are good and pure. Some butthead (Comcast) comes along and puts their mark on it and it is forever stained and impure. It has been a sad series of events that will forever change my TV viewing enjoyment and technology enlightenment.
I hope that some how or some way someone will see the benefits of TechTV and it may live again in some new reincarnated state. That is without 90% mindless video games and 10% useful information. As G4TechTV is now.
Well enough of my ramblings I enjoyed you and your shows immensely and you will be sorely missed. Good luck with all you do and maybe we will still see you on the Regis and Kelly Lee show once and awile.
Bye for now
Actually, Icons is a really good show. Only good G4 show…
I have really come to despise G4TechTV. The only bright side is that I now have extra time in the day to get things done!
Brian Sakowicz Design
Here’s another G4-related comic, a little more low-brow but just as on the mark.
The new G4-Tech TV. I like the old TechTV. More tech less MTV.
Instead of bitchin to Leo, how’s'about sending CC or BCC to G4 offices?
‘Course, ya GOTTA remember Paul OK’ed a lot of crap when he owned TTV, on the off-chance some of the audience WASN’T as interested in in-depth tech, like us.
That’s pretty much it, more or less. The shows are more less then they are more, though. Ah remember the good old days when we learned and expanded our knowledge of the world of technology? Wait, wasn’t that last month?
At least we still have TSS. A hollow shell of what it once was, but TSS nonetheless.
As they say: “All Good Things Must Come To An End” – Whoever said that obviously never had TechTV.
Please just don’t stop the Almanac Leo. It’s the last thing I have to hold on to.
about the same time techtv turned into… whatever g4 is suppoused to be… dish network gave us a few gazillion channels of sirius radio. so now my most watched channel has switched from techtv to a weird selection of music. so although my knowledge about tech stuff is going downhill, i am learning all about bluegrass…
G4TECHTV HAS THE SAME POEOPLE HOST EVERY SHOW! IT IS SO ANNYONG!
TechTV, sure Leo hosted 2 shows for a while, but they were different. ^4 shows are all the same thing:
1 show reviews games
1 show decided which games u should buy
1 show looks at people who play games
1 show goes to gaming conventions
1 show listens to views stuff about games
ISNT THIS JUST X-PLAY WITH A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT NAMES (and boring ppl)
OMFG! They hit the nail on the head with that one! I tried to watch some of the G4 shows but games arent really my thing, I play them occasionaly but I’m usually too busy to game, and the shows seemed more like a commercial than a real unbiased review. And the X-Mods commercial they tried to make look like a ScreenSavers segment last night was terrible, I could almost hear Patrick cursing TPTB under his breath the whole time. One can only hope that with enough pestering and praying that CC will bring back some of the old TTV flava. Even if it doensnt include Leo, make it appealing to people who dont spend 8 hours every night shogunning Mountain Dew’s and playing whatever FPS is popular that week.
G4techtv must evolve, and with it all of it’s programming as well. Personally what I feel should have been done was all of the shows gone through with a fine tooth comb and reshedule stuff to fit a balanced audience. Now some of Tech tv’s original stuff was excellent, and some of it was not so good borderlining on repetitive. Unfortunately 90% of all g4′s original line up is still repetitive. I believe that if they asked viewers what shows should stay from both networks and do some work to improve their own time slots (ie call for help and screensavers goto an hour and a half but only 2 days a week) you’d be able to get most of tech tv’s programming and g4′s programming to balance the rest. Just my 2 cents here…
I think that what CC has done to TCTV is stupid on their part, because now most of the people who were hard-core TCTV fans are now offered nothing but complete stupidpity on G4′s part. When CFH was on I leared alot of tech stuff, now I have to sit though the same show like 20 times before anthing good comes on! And the only game show I LOVE is X-Play, they do everything right and all of G4′s shows do everything wrong. See the reason I wrote so much about this is because the only ones in our town that know’s what’s going on is my brother and I so there for there’s no one to talk to! Thank you Leo for bring 10 wonderful years to all of us!
G4′s programming isn’t all bad. Icons is extremely well-done – a veritable “Behind the Music” for games. Pulse is a decent gaming news show.
But indeed, a good amount of the rest of the programming sucks. But most TV networks only have a couple shows worth TiVO-ing anyway. The G4 crap replaces the endless Robot Wars daily repeats. That’s zero sum in my view. Losing CFH and Tech Live hurt, but the network was more than just those.
$9.25 BILLION [emphasis added]. Is that correct? Larger than the tobacco settlement? WOW.
“PayPal is settling three law suits from customers who contend their accounts were illegally frozen. The company admits no wrong doing but will pay $9.25 billion to settle the suits. As part of the settlement, PayPal agreed to change the way it handled dispute resolution.”
BTW, I concur with many of the other posters – the new and improved G4TECHTV
Sucks. I used to watch a number of old Tech TV programs now I watch only TSS.
Your young hot execs are drinking way too much of the corporate koolaide. Dummying down to get the “right demographics” will make me go back to NGC, DSC, SCI, PBS (NOVA/FRONTLINE), HISTORY and A&E. Actually, I’ve been spending more time at the library and out on the jogging path. G4 sucks.
Spare a thought for us unfortunate people outside of the United States.
Since the new G4techtv launch, our international version of the Tech TV channel has been nothing but repeats. We are not even being shown the new merged channel.
In Australia we are apparently not even going to be given the luxury of the new lacklustre G4 channel at all.
On the 30th June they are removing the international feed totally.
No screen savers, no call for help, no xplay!!! A sad day indeed when the ink dried on the merger papers.
G4 is pretty much for children who got $$ for games from the parents that watched Leo. TechTV will be sorely missed in our house, but we will shop less. Sydney
TechTV to close international TV service (Australia)
Following the purchase of TechTV by Comcast, TechTV is unfortunately closing it’s international TV service. This means that TechTV (Channel 648 on New AUSTAR Digital) will no longer be available for AUSTAR to broadcast on our New AUSTAR Digital service with broadcasting ceasing on the 30th of June 2004.
Anoter good one today
I think G4 has screwed up! I believe G4 is too game centered. Now theyâ€™ve taken away one of their better shows, Call For Help. Not a good move.
Usually I’m not a big UF fan, but I got a kick out of that one. g4/ttv is now off my tivo season pass list…maybe the new leo show will win me back.
G4 Su-ks To H-ll with them
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God give it a rest people, you guys sound like a broken record, and really Leo, thanking
him for that? What’s up with that, it didn’t have anything to do with you, the fact of the
matter is, TechTV was for sale, and Comcast bought it, it’s not G4′s fault, it’s TechTV’s.
So just deal with it people, every new post Leo makes that doesn’t even have anything
to do with G4TechTV you guys bring up the same stuff saying it sucks, just get on with it
TechTV is gone as you know it.
Leo thanking the guy for the strip just ticked me off, are you really that sour about the
Oh yea, I have comcast.net as an ISP and it doesn’t suck, I get 3Mbps download 90% of the
time, the only thing I wish is it had more uplaod, 256 sucks =/
Of course I know this won’t change anything, because you have blind misplaced anger, that
includes you to Leo apparently.
This comic is so true, and so sad, I miss techtv, burn in hell G4/Comcast.
You’re right about the broken record thing but chill a little. You don’t help anybody by freakin out. If you want to lecture people ’bout it at least use a little bit of optimism or something. You sound like an sociopath or something.
I wouldn’t be so angry about G4TECHTV if they friggen TAPE NEW SHOWS. I mean, I have been watching re-run hell since the merge, and have yet to see anything new from G4′s programming (not that im looking forward to any of it other than Icons). And why is it that they bought every single one of the less popular crappy shows like “thunderbirds, “Future Fighting Machines”, and “robotwars” that have the fewest viewers while dropping that more informative, popular shows. It makes no sense on their part.
Really all comcast did is buy out Techtv, and made it totally G4 with a couple techtv shows. I mean seriously, its so obvious that the hosts of “g4tv.com” are required to take separate stances on issues regardless of how they personally feel, so that all sides are represented. It’s not honest. What happened to FRESHGEAR, wasn’t it supposed to survive the merge?
Hehe, thanks for sharing Leo!
It’s nice to know that you feel like we do.
Sorry but other than The Screensavers G4TechTV is pretty boring. I doubt even gamers want to sit around and watch video games being played and hyped.
Leo and the rest of the cast of the TechTV shows have given us some great information, really useful stuff…and made it fun too. Even the non tech people in my house enjoy it.
I hope the people at G4 wake up and see what made TechTV special
What bugs me…is the lack of video/audio sync. Its one thing watching Sarah and her lips don’t match the sound…but its worse watching Kevin or Pattrick when they are waving their arms and that doesn’t match either.
Another g4techtv article if anyone is interested
As far as I’m concerned, the funniest thing about reading Leo’s page today was the Google ad banner at the top…for G4.
I’m not kidding. I wish I’d taken a screen capture.
Rock on with your bad self, Leo. We love you.
G4 is what it is. That is all that matters. As a 64 year old newbie I miss CFH,and will probably miss TSS. With just Patrick and Yoshi, it’s dying as I watch. C’est la vie folks. To any one old enough to remember Newton Minnows description of TV as ‘a vast wasteland’, this addendum: It is growing all the time.
Eighteen months ago, I knew next to nothing about computers, had never used or owned one, except a microwave owen and the cable box. TV surfing, I came across Call For Help and I was hooked after one show. Mr. Laporte helped me to open my eyes to a world I didn’t know. He steered me to interesting issues and other bright minds. To-day I wonder how I got along without my laptop. It seems like the whole world is at my fingertips. I have never met this man, probably never shall, but he gave me such a wonderful gift of knowledge, and I thank him very much.
Amelia is such a grump, and so blind about whats happened to the Network and the family of people who work there. It often stuns me that people like that who dont agree, seem to head to the websites of those who work there. Lost souls
Amelia needs to go back to the G$ forums (no that’s not a misspelling).
Comcast as an ISP or a cable channel – either hat they wear – they would sell your soul for a dollar.
It’s all about the cash they can make by doing something. If it means breaking up a show and closing down a studio… to save some cash – done deal, the ink wasn’t even dry and TechTV fans could feel the stick – but where was the carrot? Austrial gets reruns and then nothing – they don’t have to put up with seeing this channel (you are lucky AU… really you are).
Watching G4 is like visiting your friend after a car wreck and finding out he’s going to be in a wheelchair the rest of his life.
Well I am a big fan of USerfriendly for years and Illiad is so funny. illiad makes fun of alot of tech stuff and tech related things. I remember he made fun of Windows XP and its commericals, and at that time I was working for Microsoft for XP tech support. I am also a big gamer, however I do agree that the new G4techtv channel is boring, it has 2 game shows I do like, X-play and Arena, other than that I dont watch it anymore. I agree its no longer about tech but about games. I will miss all those tech shows but maybe JUST maybe G4techtv will get smart and start some new tech shows, but then again pig may fly
One thing should be fairly obvious by now: there’s a market for real programming about non-gaming technology. For myself, most of my TTV time has now moved to The Science Channel and various members of the Discovery family of channels. The really unfortunate thing is that G4TTV wil probably not get the chance to win me back as a viewer, because I’m already out of the habit of checking to see what’s on. I can only handle so much dreck,a nd G4TTV has already passed that limit.
Someone mentioned Icons a bit ago. I watched the recent one on D&D. It was OK, if you believe something that calls itself a history of Rome can adequately begin with Caligula. Come to think of it, it was probably a pretty good indicator of the G4 attitude: the universe begins and ends with computer games.
Sorry, I haven’t seen anything on the new G4TTV that’s worth the electricity is uses. Yes, TTV had its share of klunkers, but when you mix something that’s (say) 50% crap with something else that’s 100% crap, the level of crap in the resulting mix can’t help but increase.
Tech Live and Fresh Gear may still be on the new channel; a brief look for them didn’t turn them up at any time slot I was interested in watching. I won’t work hard to fing a TV show; pulling the diamonds out of the rubbish heap is not my job. So long TTV; it was fun while it lasted. I’ve moved on.
Right on Illiad! I’m sorry but G$ is ridiculous. I’m a gamer but G$ is too much. XPlay was enough. I know you want to say but can’t Leo, G$ and TechTV merger, BAD IDEA!
John Buffan, let’s pick that statement apart shall we..
First i’ve been reading Leo’s posts for a few months, never posted before though, so
I didn’t just “head to this website” to disagree. Personally I wish G4 moved down to
SF and lost most of their shows, and TTV save most of theirs, but guess what, Comcast
bought TTV, TTV didn’t buy G4, to bad.
Second, ok a lot of people lost jobs, that’s to bad, i’m sure they can get new ones,
that’s what people do when they lose jobs. What was Comcast supposed to do? Keep two
seperate studios with 2 full production staffs, in 2 different citys, for 1 channel?
If you think any other company would have done any different than you are blind sir.
Look now at the newest post, someone already posted the SAME LINK that was posted here
there that talks about the merger!
So in finale, Sign your petitions, mail letters, call people, email, protest with
picket signs outside of Comcasts office for the next decade for all I care, just
stop complaining about it where it won’t do any good, and serves no purpose.
Hmmr wonder if anyone will even read this heh. Oh well, I tried.
The comic definitely hit the nail on the head.
To Amelia and all the other apologists. Don’t waste my time. Try doing what Leo is doing.
You won’t be so quick to rag on him and the others when you’ve walked a mile in their shows.
We wont stop complaining, how do you think anything is changed, when you pay for a service, you have the right to complain if you are not happy, go back to G$ and quit whining because people here care. Lots of companies run many studios, it would not be unusual
As for people just finding other jobs, do you think San Fran is a hotbed for people in that line of work?. They didnt even think about them, its uncaring for people who worked so hard for so long. I hope you lose your job, then you will consider how out to lunch you sound.
Leo was there, he knows what it was like for the people, you werent and have no idea, and I much rather take the word of someone I respect than a complainer who should go elsewhere. As for being Blind, stick your head back in the sand, and go away
You just don’t get it Amelia…
As a public group we have a right to say what we feel. Showing up and telling us to hush and eat your veggies is just going to pi** us off.
If you don’t like what we have to say – you have the right to post – but accept our viewpoints as we accept yours. We had the better channel – and comcast took it from us, stomped it in the ground, and shows us low brow, low IQ drivel that just blows our mind that they think we’ll enjoy.
Isn’t that the purpose of a television network? To generate income by selling ads to shows that entertain as many people as possible? It sounds good to me – but G4 programming is garbage and we’ll say it until the channel is gone or Leo is paid by a better network.
This new G4TECHTV network sucks. And TSS is tanking more and more every day. I feel my dumber each day after watching anything on this new crap network. Cudos to Leo for not giving up on real TechTV.
best thing about tech tv was leo laport and he gone. they have lost my viewship. so long leo
The cartoon says it all – g4techtv – is that an oximoron – is absolutely terrible, I no longer watch the channel.
Remember folks, the best way to keep complaining is to complain direct to G4. Not only does the channel suck, the website sucks. Supposedly the merge of the data from the old servers to G4′s servers is complete, but most of the show notes are GONE! The design sucks, they can’t even setup a simple virtualhost entry for thescreensavers.com.
I feel as much as most of you do, but the best way to handle this is to inundate G4 with email, calls, complaints, etc and keep them coming even if it takes a couple or three months of calling and emailing them. Either that, or what will happen when viewership and ratings drop, they will start slashing shows from the new network thinking it will help raise their revenue. It escapes me how clueless they are for demographics. Having worked in broadcast, it’s simple, you target those who have the bucks and will spend them at your advertisers. plain and simple!
Anyway, folks, the best thing to do here is just keep writing and calling G4 over and over again (don’t just say “hey you guys suck”, make sure it’s constructive criticism, tell them the shows you don’t like and the shows you do like and why). Otherwise just wait for ratings to drop and they will cluelessly drop shows, many of which we care about.
If you guys think TSS sucks wait till Patrick leaves and the g4 execs replace him with some twentysomething dumbass. Who can’t find his ass with both hands let alone tell people how to fix their computers.
Things have really gone to the crapper since the change of TechTv.
I personally have stopped watching the channel for now, I will check back ever now and then to see if they (Comcast) have wised up and gotten rid of all the gaming programsor redused them back to reasonable number.
Help Leo! … there’s a virus called G4 that screwing up my TechTV … How do I get rid of it without unsubscribing from the network? Seriously, we are sure missing your humor and IT knowledge.
G4-TechTV Blows! As soon as it switched over “The Screensavers” (my favorite show on TechTV) moved it’s airtime to a time while I’m at work. I miss Leo,Kevin,Patrick,Sarah & Dan. Comcast has always sucked, their cable internet sucks and I was cringing as soon as I heard about the merger. There are some people out there who don’t sit on their butt all day and watch shows about videogames and feel like they have to CONSUME everything flashed infront of them. I could go on forever. I miss ya’ Leo!
Oh my, I want LEO!!!! Im glad its not just me, I miss Chris Lerary too, (never thought Id say that) Games are good and all, but I love tech news too… TSS seems to be changing too, for better or worse, that remains to be seen. I think its time for DOS on Comcast _>
Keep up the good work Leo we all miss you, at least I know a web site i can find tech news http://leo.typepad.com !!!
Yeah, I agree completely with that. I met people from G4 at E3, not by choice, but by them trying to force these annoying orange shirts on everyone. They just wouldn’t go away, that annoyed me, but I can’t stand what they have done to TechTV. I used to love the site, I dropped by the site today, and I got a giant ad for I-robot blocking the only content on the page (not really even content), and 50% of the page was ads even after the i-robot ad went away. G4 is awful and they have made TechTV in to a bunch of commercialized, marketing BS. I am sad to see TechTV go, it was a great station, but now it is nothing.
I had both G4 and TechTv for the past few years on Adelphia/Comcast. I always felt G4 was like the homebrew wannabeanetwork channel presented by puppets heavily burdened by sponsors (I always thought it was the EB Games network!) without much to offer against TechTV’s useful content and engaging personalities. If the two channels had to merge, the TechTV staff should have been the ones sitting pretty. G4 was and is…. well…. crap.
Leo, I miss you on The Screen Savers! Its just not the sane great show. I worry how good it will be from LA,
WHY? Why would G4 buy a great tech network )Tech TV_ and cut out all the tech? Sounds like a waste of their money. I am tuning out except for TSS. Matbe sonmeone else will pick up the other great shows (and Leo) so we cab have a sort of Tech TV rather than watching hames and hosts yelling over each other.
I am happy for Leo for his new Canadian show…but what about the rest of us? When will you be back FRIEND?
G4TechTV SUCKS It really SUCJS!!!!!
Tech TV shall rise again! Rest in peace Tech TV. We will miss you for a long time to come. Bye!
I was a HUGE fan of the old Tech TV. With Call for Help and such. Now its just horrible. Last month I had posted someone on the forum asking others if they had noticied that the shows on G4TechTV were really bad or not? Of course I got bashed by forum politics , but now there are many other that agree with me. G4 Tech TV = CRAP. Thanks Leo for Quality programming for a such a long time. I live in NY now .. maybe I can get that new Canada show Leo is doing down here? haha
‘Nuff said… G4 is terrible. Miss the old days.
If you would like to bring back G4TechTV’s user interface, (More of the old TechTV.com style), sign this petition… http://thiscause.org/p/menu.php?p=Anonymous33799
Hi Leo, I watch Call for Help all the time, you are the greatest, and I am a big fan. Anyway, I wish you guys would have Peter Sharpe on one of your shows. This guy does some awsome stuff with Bryce, Poser, and Photoshop. If you have not seen his work go to http://www.petersharpe.com/
Now, that they canceled Call For Help,I’m lost. You Leo,Cat and Roger are my mentors. I hope G4 tv brings you guys back on the tele. How can I get computer questions answered. Call For Help needs to come back on the air.
Say Hey Leo,,,
I have been with you since ZDTV. Back when the Screen Savers actually did some saving. And “Call for Help” Really helped, till they gave the show to that Gilbert Godfrey wannabe . I knew that was just an actor when he messed up the install on that Canon Scanner. My nine year old sister installed and used that scanner .
I was watching when you did the very first UGM. Now my back up file server is faster than that.I just use it to back up files. Thanks to you I have never lost a file …. Because like you say ,,,Always back up. And I heard you good, because the copies are stored at another loction.
I miss the old show . I miss Leo and Kate . I miss the real info and updates . G4 ain’t________________________-….. I like Patrick ,,,,some,,,, but Kate was what the geek guy looked forward to ,Wanted to come home to .Easy on the eyes and she liked tech. She knew her back side from a hard drive. And would not get mad if you went out and bought a new hard-drive.
The “Screen Savers” when I first started watching , was like the ” Wayne’s World ” of geekdom .
Ever since Yech TV (Tech TV) took over they went money. They went for the entertainment value. The only reason I kept watching the “Screen Savers” after ZDTV was because of Leo still being with them . Now that you don’t host the show ,,,I say Flush the whole network ! No Offence to Patrick .
I wish I had the Money . I would start a whole New network . Both PC and Mac friendly. The new “Scren Savers” show could be called
” Inside the Box ” (white box of coarse)Just a little more technical.
I am sure others like myself would also be able to come up with ideas for better informative shows than what G4 supplies.
I do not think we could get her ,,, But I would like to have Kate back on the new network too. She was kind of the geek guys pin up girl there for a while .( At least she was mine)
I miss the value of what was presented . I can’t keep up with all the tech reading on everything . The old Leo and Kate show filled in the gaps. And the Fresh Gear was really fresh .
I could go on and on and on ………….. I just cannot convey almost 10 years into the space allowed .
Leo,,, You have a space in the heart of everyone you have helped . If the radio stations that you are on subscribe to XM radio I will go buy it now . But G4 can !!!!!!!!!!!!!My !!! and so on. I have no way of getting Canada TV channels in southeastern Iowa.
Thank you Leo for all your help
I really miss the old ZD TV days. At least Tech Tv kept the hosts and shows. The G4 from Commie Cast has killed it. Someone with big cash needs to give Leo (and all the old ZD/Tech TV hosts) a new channel ran by Leo.
I agree with everyone. you canadians are the luckiest people on earth. Having Leo and the Call For Help show up there is alright. I hope Cat and Roger get on once in awhile. Leo,have fun up there. Canadians are good people.
Hi Leo, hope you and your family are well…the joke says it all….lol (and chris K nailed it too)….as I had thought, Tech TV should have bought out G4…the deal was backwards….there is just not enough gaming content diversity for a whole channel….maybe in a few years…
and there is not enuff tech content to be of much help for us geek-wanna-bes….
wishing you the best,
hey…let’s start our OWN channel !!!!!
Always watched call for help. A great source of information. Now I that tech tv has been discontinued, I do not have any source for tech info. After reading the comments maybe I’m better off. Time Warner Cable in NYC does not carry G4. Miss Leo, Cat and Roger.
Lost in NYC
It’s sad to see such a great network go to waste. I have always hated comcast, and this whole merger (read: sore buyout) has given me reason to hate them even more. I enjoyed driving up to the city to watch the TSS shows and be part of the studio audience (as well as those few times I sat in before there even was a studio audience!). They had such an excellent facility in San Francisco. What really mattered were the hosts and the programming. Leo was the one that held the show up. Without him or Patrick hosting The Screen Savers, the show will virtually cease to exist. Kevin is a nice guy, but he hasn’t been in the business nearly as long as Leo or Patrick. The days of Megan Morone and Morgan Webb as sidekicks to Pat and Leo are long, long gone. I’m glad to hear that Leo is extending his talent to CFH in Canada. I never did learn much from the show in the first place, but it was great for the people who were starting out with computers and needed some tips here and there. I’m bitter towards comcast about this whole thing, but I’m also pretty sad that things went the way they did. I’ll explain my bitterness: comcast has no regard for customer service or customer satisfaction, all they care about is sucking money out of people. I’m afraid that this buyout is only screwing them in the end, because they’re losing many of the 80,000 viewers TSS had daily. I certainly won’t tune in much anymore. Look at the message boards about the death of TechTV – almost everyone agrees that the situation is a real shame. Look at the message boards about the comcast deal – many people are trashing comcast. Comcast should have really seen it coming, but even now, I doubt they’ll ever pay any attention to what we’re saying.
I’ll make a thanks to Leo for being such a great host, and I’ll give thanks to Ken Marquis (TSS series producer), who was my contact over at TSS. I don’t know whether Ken is staying or not, but he did a hell of a job with what he had over there.
Only nerds watch G4TechTV
I know that this is what everyone is saying but I still will agree I don’t like G4..It has twice as many shows as tech TV does and that sucks, I dont see why they kept FFM on…A show about guns, and war, and death practically and not Call For Help…It makes no sence Oh wait…it does…Violence is alot more fun that knowledge (sarcasm). It was sad…I didnt even know about the merger for a while because I was in D.C. and they dont have that channel in the hotels…The only good show from G4 is Icons…I wish my old TechTV was back but the consumer whores have taken over our home we once called TECH TV
Man… I decided today that I would watch G4TechTV and see if anything good was on. First up was an hour of X-Play which made me happy, but then these other shows like … is it, Arena? And uhh.. Judgment Day and Cheat.. all I can say is “wow.” These shows blow. Thank goodness Screen Savers is still on, but anything G4 totally sucks. *sigh* I miss my old TechTV. Leo – start your own station! I’m glad CFH is coming back, even if it’s in Canada! Keep working hard, TechTV fans miss yah.
im from california,im only 14 but i love tech tv, g4 techtv is ok but too much mindless things, games, girls, comercial, more games, more girls, then some more of both games and girls, let me think hmmmmmm…………..WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………………………..im going to die!!!!!!!!!!! i started watching tech tv 2 years ago the first time i saw tss i stopped and watched then i watched for the whole day, tech tv the whole day, a little amount of games(cool),a lot of tech and computers(SWEET!), a year after……….i went 8th grade, homeschool………watched techtv(awesome!! TSS,CFH,TL(tech live),XP(x play),SS(spy school),and etc…….it was a school to me…….i did homework, played video games, watched techtv all day until the boring shows were on (ffm and wfs(future fightin machines and wired for sex and other shows)), and played with friends………the best school in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!! then a wierd thing happened….it said g4 and tech tv r gonna merge……..idk wtf g4 was so i said cool i guess……..it said it was gonna be about games, tech and ummmm somethin else iwas like cool!! then…………….somethinthat broke my heart……i watched cfh leo said that they r gonna be gone………i was sad then i watched tech live i was like its ok………..its just cfh thats the only show…….techlive said they were goin too………..NOOO!!!!!!!:( i didnt no wat to do……..more shows were gettin cancelled…….at least, i thought, xplay and tss r here…………:|……………then g4 techtv merged………..it was ok……..cheat(games)…..arena(games)………other shows(games) WHERE THE HELL IS THE TECH PART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i like the shows but i believe techtv was perfect g4 tech tv is comercialized non sense……….TECHTV:INFINTE/10
WHY WHY WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
plzzz………we must destroy G4!!!!!!!!!! maybe that future fighting machine show can be useful……………..overthrow the corrupt techtv and bring back the old……….this feels like star wars overthrowing the evil republic and bringing the old one back, it also feels like rouroni kenshin the japanese anime………and other things………im glad im goin to highschool soon instead of staying home for homeschool watching the new and unimproved techtv………………………….
THANKS TO ALL FROM THE OLD TECHTV AND SOME PEOPLE FROM THE NEW TECHTV………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Well what you are seeing here is exactly what’s been
happening thru out corporate america the past 10 years
or so, replacing the competent with dolts.
Hey they work cheaper and who gives a shit what the
customer wants or has to put up with, with all the monopolies
out there now they can price gouge the customers for shitty
products and service.
Pretty soon every decent job will be outsourced to some
shithole and our economy and country will collapse, as the
carpetbaggers that caused all this flee to some country that
welcomes douchebags with tons of money….
Unfortunately learning about new technology is dead thanks to G4.. I can revive my 8088 4MHz personal computer 512k ram and 2 5 1/4 disk drives because that is about as technology advanced as G4 has become. I’m glad the 360k floppies that I have will hold all the programs and info that I’ll need. By the way you should see my new cga monitor 16 colors, wow! I hear that a new version of dos or some other operating system is coming out soon, maybe in a couple of years, I think its going to be called windows (stupid name huh) Oh well, who needs the cutting edge anyway… Seriously, I hate the new G4 shows even the screensavers has become more of a gamers show than a technology based powerhouse.. All good things must come to an end.. Just wish it did not have to happen so soon.
Comcast has killed everything. Maybe Rogers Inc. will rename G4TechTV Canada to TechTV and bring it global. I’m gonna gues less than 6 months till that. It wint take verry long for Comcast to realize they have killed everything and want to quickly get rid of it before it get’s to bad.
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