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FF:WA TV (Black Box) Recording

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Ghost-of-Spider, Apr 3, 2001.

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  1. Ghost-of-Spider Jedi Knight

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    Just got this box hooked up today to record what channel everyone in the house watches for ratings etc. Anyone done this before??
  2. SoulKrusher Jedi Master

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    Nov 25, 2000
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    NO, tell us more? What is it exactly, where did you get it from? Is it anything like what the TV stations use?
  3. Ghost-of-Spider Jedi Knight

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    Shucks SK it's a black box that records the data on what you watch and sends the info via modem to Sydney.
    But you do get free stuff for doing this..
  4. Ghost_of_Caesar Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Free stuff? Cool! Where do I sign up?
  5. Grizzly Jedi Master

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    Jul 22, 2000
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    hahaha that wouldn't work at my place.. we have the worst bunch of channel surfers out, and if it aint free to air surfing, it's surfing all the foxtel channels
  6. soneil Jedi Master

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    At our place all they'd get is the kids shows in the morning and the news at night if I'm around when it's on. The rest of the time it's usually all videos.
    Then again, the tv is often left on when no-one is actually watching it - a reason why I'm not sure how effective those black boxes would be. I think the old diary system would be more accurate if it wasn't so much of a hassle for the folks doing it.
  7. Stinky_jawa Jedi Master

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    Dec 7, 2000
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    like caeser asked.. where do we sign?
  8. SoulKrusher Jedi Master

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    Nov 25, 2000
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    ~SK begins to sing it in Operah~

    WHERE... DO WE SIGN!!!
  9. Ghost-of-Spider Jedi Knight

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    You can't "sign up" for it. Someone in my family(no-one is admitting to it) answered one of those annoying-"We are doing a survey things" last year.
    From all calls taken in WA they select by random 240 households. They called last Saturday and asked if we would take part. THEY MENTIONED FREE STUFF, so we said yes(suckers, yes we are)

    Griz: Everything on TV, VCR, DVD and cable is taken into account. The system hooks into everything-including channel hopping. Hell it took them almost 3 hours to set the place up.
  10. soneil Jedi Master

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    Well they wouldn't find out what DVDs we watch unless they hook it up to my PC as well. :)
  11. Ghost-of-Spider Jedi Knight

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    If your PC has a card in it for TV, DVD etc they want to know that as well. :)
    Thankfully my PC is not, so no-one will know how many wasted hours I spend on-line LOL
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