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« on: January 04, 2013, 05:40:45 PM »

So CBS made an announcement this morning that you can now have the "Second screen" experience courtesy of an app. With Smartglass and stuff like this, it got me wondering - does anyone here use that sort of stuff other than with sports?   With sports it makes total sense to me - stats, runners on, etc. but if I need info on a movie, IMDB kinda has me covered.  Am I missing out on some new way to watch TV, or just another distraction from the show itself?
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 06:00:20 AM »

The second screen is filled with GAY PORN.  Also naked pictures of RON.   icon_twisted

JK, I keep hearing about this second screen business but personally I don't get it.  When I watch TV, I want to watch something good enough that I want to actually watch it and pay attention to it.  If it's lame, then why bother?  Or I suppose I could play a game or something but that kind of means I'm not really watching at all....
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 03:55:59 PM »

So... this is something like PIP?
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 06:08:09 PM »

I've used it while watching The Walking Dead.  it's a bit like having a group of people over to watch tv.  you get trivia and polls every x minutes and the live forum is interesting to read in a hive mind sort of way. 

never used it for the other shows as I barely watch anything these days. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 07:34:02 PM »

Quote from: Caine on January 05, 2013, 06:08:09 PM

it's a bit like having a group of people over to watch tv.

That's what I use Twitter for, especially for sports, but shows like Top Chef as well.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 07:16:41 PM »

As Story Notes on AMC have become a new personal favorite, adding another dimension to films, especially those I've seen 1000 times, if the second screen option offers something comarable I might give it a try.  Haven't yet, but might consider it depending on the information provided.  But I'd prefer it for movies, not TV shows, as I don't really watch any outside of The Walking Dead.
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 10:54:57 PM »

It strikes me as a way for the networks to combat time shifting and commercial skipping (unless I'm misunderstanding how this second screen stuff works)
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