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The Surfing Channel

You don't even need a remote
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Enter your entertainment selections for the evening and the TV starts showing the downloaded or streamed shows, interleaved: switching from current to next program at the end of a scene.

For newcomers to the sport, set the A.D.D. dial to a lower setting for longer segments.

FlyingToaster, Apr 10 2017


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       Will it avoid most of the advertisements? If it knew when the adds would be shown, it could playback other stuff prerecorded from another channel.   

       Some channels I might want to kill forever like say a channel that only shows surfing movies.
popbottle, Apr 10 2017
  

       Isn't this already doable with current gadgetry?
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 10 2017
  

       It's a bit futuristic, granted : today's TV network broadcasts embed break notifications in the stream for affiliates to time their own commercials properly.   

       But, at the network, or when a station does its own broadcast, say of a movie, there's a person who runs through the tape first, marking out breakpoints and inserting commercials.   

       This presupposes that a program has had all its breakpoints (storyline, not just commercials) digitally mapped out.   

       [pop] The idea's for a cable provider or streaming site's "virtual channel", so commercials wouldn't get filtered out, but there could be some leeway in their presentation as well: f'rinstance single commercials every few minutes, or a whole bunch every hour'ish.
FlyingToaster, Apr 10 2017
  

       When I saw the title of this Idea, I had two interpretations. One was about a channel devoted to the sport of surfing various water waves (probably exists somewhere). The other was a channel that automatically displayed all the other channels, say 1 minute for each before switching channels.   

       It's nice to see that the actual Idea was different from both of those. Good show!
Vernon, Apr 10 2017
  


 

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