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Forum: HDTV Programming   12-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Thomas Desmond
Doesn't "Atlantis" have many of the same behind...

Doesn't "Atlantis" have many of the same behind the scenes people working on it that "Merlin" did? Certainly, "Atlantis" has a very similar feel to "Merlin" for me. Both shows have worked for me as...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 32,373
Posted By Thomas Desmond
I think that your comments conflate the behavior...

I think that your comments conflate the behavior of VCR early adapters with those who came later. The first Beta model that would record two hours on a cassette (the Sony SL-8200) was in stores by...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-13-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,523
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by joed32 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529996/when-did-pay-t-v-become-the-norm-over-ota-broadcast-television#post_24673644)
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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 32,373
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dieselrat http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/974473/why-do-people-still-buy-betamax-vcrs/150#post_24650083)

On the format wars,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-31-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,183
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by seatacboy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1505315/olympia-wa-south-sound-over-the-air-reception#post_24138383)

A couple of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-31-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10,180
Views: 1,034,288
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by be236 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/254620/seattle-wa-ota/9840#post_24141207)

What about people in the true "border area on...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-29-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,317
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kelson http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1504128/why-are-there-no-name-brand-ota-dvrs/60#post_24130822)

Larger companies have...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-28-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,317
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DrDon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1504128/why-are-there-no-name-brand-ota-dvrs/60#post_24116817)

First off, only around 7%...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-07-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,317
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Regarding the lack of OTA DVRs, I think that the...

Regarding the lack of OTA DVRs, I think that the explanation is mostly pretty simple at this point: there isn't enough of a market for one to justify the major manufacturers offering anything.
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-07-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7,696
Views: 825,426
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AntAltMike http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/529070/dallas-tx-hdtv/7050#post_23973562)

Do any TV stations actually "pay" for...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-08-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,608
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bwam http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1467340/can-antenna-tv-come-to-an-end#post_23180003)

However I'm not sure why FOX thinks...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7,696
Views: 825,426
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ed_in_tx http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/529070/dallas-tx-hdtv/6870#post_23159358)

Having automatic clock set time error...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-10-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,120
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-25-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,120
Posted By Thomas Desmond
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Quote:Originally Posted by lobosrul http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-25-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,120
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DrDon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-06-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 93,275
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1530#post_22788320)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   01-05-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 93,275
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rammitinski http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1500#post_22780712)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   01-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 93,275
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1500#post_22776634)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   01-05-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 93,275
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lsilvest http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1500#post_22772455)

As...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-22-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 93,275
Posted By Thomas Desmond
As for the question of whether cable systems are...

As for the question of whether cable systems are monopolies...does it really matter? Where I live, there are four available providers -- Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, DirecTV, and DISH. But they're all...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-22-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 93,275
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1470#post_22734140)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   12-19-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 93,275
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Argee http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1440#post_22714421)

First...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-15-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 93,275
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mhufnagel http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1440#post_22697998)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   12-15-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 93,275
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1410#post_22693376)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   10-10-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 65,855
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HDOrlando http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1400851/arrow-on-the-cw-hd/30#post_22482282)

It was really good.


Agreed. I...
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