channel-hopping


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channel-hopping

Quickly switching between channels on a TV, as while looking for a program to watch. I'm channel-hopping, but it doesn't look like anything good is on.

channel hopping

and channel surfing and channel zapping
n. using a remote control to move quickly from one television channel to another, pausing only a short time on each channel. I wish you would stop channel hopping! He spends more time channel zapping than actually watching.
See also: channel, hop
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The gateway schedules the channel-hopping plan and shares this with its end-devices; thus, the end-devices can follow the moved gateway if they have urgent data to send using the shared channel-hopping plan.
Different from the channel negotiating pattern, some other solutions utilize the channel-hopping concept to switch among data channels to achieve concurrent handshaking.
Zhang, "Channel-hopping based single transceiver MAC for cognitive radio networks," in Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS '08), pp.
QWHILE channel-hopping about two months ago, I saw footage of atrocities in Sri Lanka.
Enough to put you off channel-hopping for life and that was just Gavin Henson's tan.
Advertising agencies are said to be broadly supportive of the move as it could stop traditional "channel-hopping".
"I was channel-hopping," said another, "and suddenly there you were." "Nice one!" he added, though I'm not sure whether this was a compliment for my historical insights into Spaghetti Junction or the fact that I'd broken into TV without ballroom dancing.
I was channel-hopping so I missed the bit where an officer apparently asked a suspect: "Have you got anything down your pants?" As it turned out, he did - a stash of drugs.
Yet, while this column's favourite channel-hopping destination of ESPN Classic has stolen a march in reeling out games gone by, BBC's library footage has normally been restricted to wet Wednesdays when Wimbledon is on.
I have however tasted some quite brief episodes when channel-hopping on my television.
In response to the increased competition and the channel-hopping, it has become a best business practice for a lender to push the decision as close as possible to the point of sale.
Zulu is one of those films you think you've watched a dozen times but,in truth, you'veonly ``dipped'' into it while channel-hopping. Caine's upper crust accent was a scream and,no,he didn't say ``don't you throw those bladdy spears at me!'' And Hollyoaks on Channel 4 has reached its 1,000th episode.
In the solo Pressa, Duarte is a benign crazy in clay-caked trousers, listening to channel-hopping radio while imprisoned behind stagewide netting.
It is the ahistorical creature of our channel-hopping inattentiveness, and Millar's show is an essay in the decomposition of culture.
Channel-hopping, is further encouraged by horizontal programming for two reasons: Fishing, for a better" program or for one suitable to one's "mood."
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