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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2015, 05:17 PM
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Posted By veedon
If a station does not have a national newscast at...

If a station does not have a national newscast at 6:30 p.m., it's going to have a tough time getting viewers to tune in for a local newscast at 6:00 p.m. The people who still bother to watch news on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-22-2015, 05:46 PM
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Posted By veedon
There really is no ideal way to handle a mismatch...

There really is no ideal way to handle a mismatch between the aspect ratio of a TV screen and the aspect ratio that a program was designed for. You have to put up with stretching and distortion, or...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-21-2015, 05:46 PM
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Views: 1,637,697
Posted By veedon
Hide your carrots, and beware of knock-knock...

Hide your carrots, and beware of knock-knock jokes that lead to a shower of ping-pong balls.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2015, 05:20 PM
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Posted By veedon
"Match Game" is swell, but without "The Gong...

"Match Game" is swell, but without "The Gong Show", there's really nothing to dance about.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-18-2015, 09:50 PM
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Posted By veedon
What does all that jazz about "corporate synergy...

What does all that jazz about "corporate synergy opportunities" mean?
Does ABC plan to breathe new life into LWN eventually, but just doesn't know what its plans are yet? Or will LWN just be a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-18-2015, 03:53 PM
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Views: 8,287
Posted By veedon
Seattle is wearing a shade of green that seems...

Seattle is wearing a shade of green that seems more appropriate for a Lite-Brite peg than for a professional football team.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-18-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By veedon
Decades is soft launching with The Binge, huh? ...

Decades is soft launching with The Binge, huh?
Will they follow that with The Purge, telecasts of Senator Joe McCarthy?

Seriously, though, Decades could be an interesting channel.
Bill Kurtis...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-17-2015, 05:09 PM
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Posted By veedon
May I suggest the DuMont Royal Sovereign (1951...

May I suggest the DuMont Royal Sovereign (1951 model)? 30 inches.

http://www.earlytelevision.org/american_postwar.html#sets
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-16-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15,347
Views: 1,587,326
Posted By veedon
If the story below is accurate, the ABC O&O's,...

If the story below is accurate, the ABC O&O's, including WTVD, will keep LiveWell programming on the air for at least a few more months, although no new episodes or shows are being produced.
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-12-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 99,484
Views: 8,894,596
Posted By veedon
Granny was actually on an episode of "Petticoat...

Granny was actually on an episode of "Petticoat Junction".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0673930/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

I'm sure it was a self-contained storyline, though.
Back then, the TV...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-12-2015, 10:17 PM
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Posted By veedon
When Granny showed up at the Shady Rest, were...

When Granny showed up at the Shady Rest, were "Junction" fans this discombobulated?
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-11-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 99,484
Views: 8,894,596
Posted By veedon
Viacom has let its channels go downhill far more...

Viacom has let its channels go downhill far more than other media companies, such as Disney and Time Warner. I don't see why the MVPDs aren't just dropping all of the Viacom channels.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-10-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By veedon
I think you need to find out how many of the...

I think you need to find out how many of the channels in the cable TV package are analog and how many are digital.

In some places, where the cable systems have not converted to entirely digital,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-09-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,123
Posted By veedon
From watching the video, I think what they mean...

From watching the video, I think what they mean is that the antenna modules go at the bottom of the case, below the motherboard, and each antenna module has an antenna wire attached to it, but each...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-09-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11,459
Views: 1,021,272
Posted By veedon
Uh-oh. I hope that doesn't mean that Larry will...

Uh-oh. I hope that doesn't mean that Larry will have to lose one of the two Darryls.
Great new lineup for AntennaTV, by the way.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-08-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,123
Posted By veedon
It sounds as though the going price for a 2-tuner...

It sounds as though the going price for a 2-tuner OTA DVR with good reliability is roughly $300, once you include the $50 cost of a modestly sized hard drive.

I'm talking about new equipment, not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-08-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 627,859
Posted By veedon
rabbitears.info has all the lowdown (or is it the...

rabbitears.info has all the lowdown (or is it the highup ?) on the Crowder's Mountain transmitters.

http://www.rabbitears.info/locationmap.php?request=location&location=Crowders+Mountain+%28NC%29
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-06-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7,396
Views: 488,698
Posted By veedon
That post said ""..- on an impressive array of...

That post said ""..- on an impressive array of Internet-connected devices, including Xbox One , Roku media streamers, PCs, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and iOS and Android smartphones and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-06-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7,396
Views: 488,698
Posted By veedon
Well, what sort of hardware streaming devices...

Well, what sort of hardware streaming devices will be available to use this Sling TV? And how large are they, and how do they physically connect to the TV? I mean, if the Sling TV device is small,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-06-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7,396
Views: 488,698
Posted By veedon
That was an ad from the 1960's. I was thinking...

That was an ad from the 1960's.
I was thinking of the opening to Texaco Star Theater (Milton Berle) in the 1950's.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-05-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,123
Posted By veedon
Oh, I was just comparing it to watching a live...

Oh, I was just comparing it to watching a live OTA broadcast received via the DVR's tuner and being sent to the TV via HDMI cable. That doesn't involve the internet at all, does it?

Remember, I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-05-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 627,859
Posted By veedon
I use one to join the fairly short non-removable...

I use one to join the fairly short non-removable cable that came with my indoor antenna to a longer coaxial cable. It seems to work OK, though I'm sure that it may introduce a slight signal loss....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-05-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7,396
Views: 488,698
Posted By veedon
Well, there are several internet sites now that...

Well, there are several internet sites now that have live streaming videos where you're forced to just watch the video as it streams and can't skip stuff. For example CBS News recently launched such...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-05-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7,992
Views: 754,935
Posted By veedon
I think I know roughly what it means, but I might...

I think I know roughly what it means, but I might have some of the details wrong.
If so, others should please feel free to correct me.

A DTA can have two meanings.

A DTA box can be a...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-05-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7,396
Views: 488,698
Posted By veedon
OK, I'll bite. What's so "linear" about...

OK, I'll bite. What's so "linear" about streaming?
Is that just a marketing buzzword, or does "linear" have a legitimate technical meaning here?
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