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TV Japan for 1 week!

Postby Hektor6766 » Thu 10.21.2010 7:48 pm

My regional cable TV provider is allowing free access to TV Japan! :D
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Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Postby TJack » Fri 10.22.2010 12:27 am

That's cool! Who is your cable provider? I bet Direct TV will never do something like that... :(
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Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Postby Hektor6766 » Fri 10.22.2010 12:46 am

Time-Warner. After the preview, though, it's about $9/month additional, so I'm absorbing as much as I can in this short time.
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Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Postby phreadom » Fri 10.22.2010 4:02 am

I think I'd be investing in a DVR of some sort. :P
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Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Postby Dustin » Sat 10.23.2010 6:19 pm

I have a PVR it's too bad we don't get this sort of channel options at all let alone a free preview :(
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Postby phreadom » Sun 10.24.2010 8:20 am

No doubt... I would LOVE something like this, but living up here in Michigan, we don't exactly get much in the way of such cultural exposure. ;)
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Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Postby micahcowan » Mon 10.25.2010 2:09 am

Hektor6766 wrote:Time-Warner. After the preview, though, it's about $9/month additional, so I'm absorbing as much as I can in this short time.


Say what? I'm paying $26/mo with Comcast, which seems about on par with other cable providers, including Time-Warner according to http://www.tvjapan.net/en/watching/cabletv_result.php?list=true&country=USA. Are you sure that's not just a temporary rate? If not, I'm soooo jealous.
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Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Postby spin13 » Mon 10.25.2010 4:02 am

Masochists. You not only watch Japanese TV, you actually pay for it? *shudder*
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Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Postby micahcowan » Mon 10.25.2010 11:09 pm

spin13 wrote:Masochists. You not only watch Japanese TV, you actually pay for it? *shudder*


:D

TV Japan is actually pretty enlightening. Lotsa NHK stuff, especially the News broadcasts, and documentaries, kids' educational programs, etc. Not necessarily so much of what some people think of when they hear the words "Japanese Television", especially when they've been to Japan (which I haven't, so I can only speak from impressions/second-hand information).

Anyway, it's a great way to ensure that I always have some way to immerse myself in the spoken language.
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Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Postby chikara » Tue 10.26.2010 12:33 am

micahcowan wrote:TV Japan is actually pretty enlightening. Lotsa NHK stuff, especially the News broadcasts ....

The NHK news is broadcast on free to air TV here twice a day, 0500 on SBS 1 and 1045 on SBS 2. I sometimes record it and watch it for listening practice.
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