What's on TV tonight?

United States
August 11, 2007 7:10pm CST
Years ago, we subscribed to the paper version of the TV guide. But, when money got tight, it was the first thing to go. Besides, the local cable company included a huge cable guide for just two bucks a month. So, why pay for the extra. However, since going online, I've found that there are lots of places to get your TV guide listings. One of my favorite places to get updates on shows would have to by My Yahoo. My Yahoo delivers tv guide listings for my area directly to my home page! And, that way I never have to guess what shows are on TV. So, do you use My Yahoo to find out what is on TV? What's your favorite TV show listing site? Do you think it's better to pay a few bucks for the paper version or do you consider it to be a drain on earth resources?
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@Powder86 (23)
12 Aug 07
MY listings come through the TV via a button on the control so when I'm watching TV I use that. If I'm not at the TV though, and I'm looking for something to watch later that night or a specific show, I generally use radiotimes.com.
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@ky1119 (699)
• United States
12 Aug 07
There are really only two nights a week that a show comes on that I HAVE to watch. Sundays and Tuesdays...Dog the Bounty Hunter. I am admittedly an avid fan. Other than that I only watch Nick at Nite when I'm laying in bed. So, no I don't see the need for a tv guide.
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
12 Aug 07
To be honest, we just use the listings on the TV. On channel 2, it lists what's on at the time and in the next half hour. This means we can't really plan out TV watching, but we don't usually plan it, other than to know when our favourite shows are on.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
We have DirecTV and they have a guide button right on the remote. That's all we use. Occasionally I will go online to the DirecTV site to search for something, if there is a particular movie or something that I'm looking for.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
Before I got digital cable, i used t.v. guide the paper version. Back then I didn't have a computer.And the T.V. Guide covered all the stationd I got. But when I got digital cable, the T.V. Guide only covered half the stations I had. For some of the others , I got the Cable guide from my cable company.Butwith digital cable, I got a on screen guide. It shows you what will be on all the channels for a week.So when my cable company didn't get their guide out to me in time, I stopped getting it all together.In the meantime, I got my PC and I found that my movie stations have their own web sites that have their schedule.The one station that I get the paper version of their schedule and look it up online is Turner Classic Movies.It is good to have the guide in my hand especially this month because it is Summer Under The Stars month. With the paper version , I can read who is the star of the day and I can keep the guide as a keep sake.
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@DanaMark (807)
• United States
16 Aug 07
I use tvguide.com. That's the only one I have tried. So if there are better ones, I wouldn't know about them.
@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
I dont buy television listings, so I dont know the time my favorite shows come into the television. I just watch good shows by turning the different channels on.