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Crazy episodes! Brings back so many childhood memories
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The old ones are so good.
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It's not even just cropped 16:9, it's cropped AND stretched.

The only thing in OAR is Itchy & Scratchy.
They are airing them with full DD 5.1

but the cropping AND stretchering looks bad at times.

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. New episodes, by the way, that happened to get lower ratings than a TV show that’s old enough to rent a car. QUOTE]


That deserves repeating. Good one.

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. New episodes, by the way, that happened to get lower ratings than a TV show that’s old enough to rent a car. QUOTE]


That deserves repeating. Good one.
What's the year and name of the episode where Homer goes to this entrepreneur's big business in the wilderness and this guy wants Homer to work for him? I have about 75 episodes recorded but I'm not sure which one this is. The guy has this really deep voice and he's pretty cool.
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What's the year and name of the episode where Homer goes to this entrepreneur's big business in the wilderness and this guy wants Homer to work for him? I have about 75 episodes recorded but I'm not sure which one this is. The guy has this really deep voice and he's pretty cool.
The guy is Albert Brooks- great comedian. I actually watched that ep, but I can't tell you the name, sorry.

You must have quite a lotta space on your DVR to house 75 episodes (I'm assuming you recorded in HD).
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The guy is Albert Brooks- great comedian. I actually watched that ep, but I can't tell you the name, sorry.

You must have quite a lotta space on your DVR to house 75 episodes (I'm assuming you recorded in HD).
I recorded on FXXHD. The shows must not be HD because I still have 65% left and I have got lots of other true HD programs recorded as well.

What was Albert Brooks' character on that show? It was a manly name if I recall correctly.

This is it:
―Hank Scorpio
"You Only Move Twice" is the second episode of Season 8 and aired on November 3, 1996. The episode was written by John Swartzwelder and directed by Mike B. Anderson. Albert Brooks guest stars as Hank Scorpio.

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I recorded on FXXHD. The shows must not be HD because I still have 65% left and I have got lots of other true HD programs recorded as well.

What was Albert Brooks' character on that show? It was a manly name if I recall correctly.

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―Hank Scorpio
"You Only Move Twice" is the second episode of Season 8 and aired on November 3, 1996. The episode was written by John Swartzwelder and directed by Mike B. Anderson. Albert Brooks guest stars as Hank Scorpio.

I guess you found it.

You must have a much larger HDD on your DVR than I do; a 30 min. HD show takes up between 2-3% on the HDD of my Comcast DVR. And yes, those Simpson's ep's are in HD, though perhaps they don't use quite as much room since they're animation? Still, 75 of them plus lots of other HD shows and you've only used 35% of available space? Your HDD must be many times the size of mine. I envy you; I'm often having to delete something to have enough free space, esp. since I record my O's most every game (and add 1 1/2 hours to broadcast time in case of rain delay or extra innings), though they're never saved. I always watch them before the next game.
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though perhaps they don't use quite as much room since they're animation?
Assuming the provider is using a variable bitrate on their QAM channels, then, yes, animated shows compress down via MPEG compression very well. It's the main reason why the Simpsons looks so good in HD. (The episodes that were originally produced in HD, that is)

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Assuming the provider is using a variable bitrate on their QAM channels, then, yes, animated shows compress down via MPEG compression very well. It's the main reason why the Simpsons looks so good in HD. (The episodes that were originally produced in HD, that is)
Yes Directv is the provider. My DVR will hold 200 hours of HD. The model is the HR24-200.
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Yes Directv is the provider. My DVR will hold 200 hours of HD. The model is the HR24-200.
Wow- that's impressive. Unfortunately, I'm stuck w/ Comcast, as it's provided by my Townhouse Assoc. I still pay for it in my dues, though we do get a discounted rate. I have to pay extra for HD service and DVR (including that ridiculous technology fee they just added on top for no good reason). I HATE that DVR- the worst AV component I've ever had.
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I got a refresher of this show's post-Golden Age by watching a few Season 12 episodes. Absolutely dreadful. No heart, no charm, whacky nonsense that is somehow less funny than a loved one's funeral, and embarrassingly rudimentary social commentary.

That is all just my not so humble opinion, of course.
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I guess you found it.

You must have a much larger HDD on your DVR than I do; a 30 min. HD show takes up between 2-3% on the HDD of my Comcast DVR. And yes, those Simpson's ep's are in HD, though perhaps they don't use quite as much room since they're animation? Still, 75 of them plus lots of other HD shows and you've only used 35% of available space? Your HDD must be many times the size of mine. I envy you; I'm often having to delete something to have enough free space, esp. since I record my O's most every game (and add 1 1/2 hours to broadcast time in case of rain delay or extra innings), though they're never saved. I always watch them before the next game.
Comcast MEPG 2 directv / dish MPEG 4
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This has a been way to rematch the Treehouse of Horror episodes.
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