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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2014, 09:44 PM
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Posted By veedon
It all seems very complicated when it comes to...

It all seems very complicated when it comes to how stations handle SD on a screen that physically is 16:9. According to rabbitears.info , WGCU may be using a form of "widescreen SD".
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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 485
Posted By veedon
According to the "Shop PBS" web site, the...

According to the "Shop PBS" web site, the resolution and aspect ratio for that documentary are as follows: Video: 1080i High Definition 1.85:1 (Originally shot on Super 16 Film)
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-08-2014, 08:16 PM
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Views: 8,466,683
Posted By veedon
Sports programming on TV has become too dominated...

Sports programming on TV has become too dominated by basketball and football, and there is way too much hype.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-08-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By veedon
I posted some ideas in post 29 . There is...

I posted some ideas in post 29 . There is currently only a fairly small amount of new programming that is being produced for NetFlix, Yahoo, etc. rather than for the traditional television...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-07-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By veedon
Strange that you should use that analogy. Don't...

Strange that you should use that analogy. Don't you remember how Amazon and UPS failed last Christmas?
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-07-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By veedon
If you are willing to pay money for a special...

If you are willing to pay money for a special streaming device, such as Roku, I think those often come with electronic program guides built in. Otherwise, you may be pretty much stuck having to do...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 561,165
Posted By veedon
Plasmas were more expensive to manufacture, and,...

Plasmas were more expensive to manufacture, and, to some extent, consumers were spooked by the stories of image burn-in from the early days of plasma. Plasma sets are also a bit heavier than LCD's,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 561,165
Posted By veedon
LG is stopping production in a few months, too....

LG is stopping production in a few months, too. The free market has spoken, and plasma has lost.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 561,165
Posted By veedon
I'm guessing that was not Mr. Whipple who made...

I'm guessing that was not Mr. Whipple who made that request. :)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-06-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 561,165
Posted By veedon
TV sets have become too good, and we've become...

TV sets have become too good, and we've become soft because of it. Gone are the days of snow and ghosts and a vertical hold that wouldn't quite hold. There is hardly even a need for TV repairmen...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-06-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 1,564,792
Posted By veedon
JLP Jalapeño? Jalopy? Jersey City ---...

JLP

Jalapeño? Jalopy? Jersey City --- Lyndhurst --- Passaic ?
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By veedon
They already have raised their rates, and they...

They already have raised their rates, and they will continue to do so. But the rate increases do not affect all subscribers equally. If a subscriber agrees to bundle the internet service with a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-06-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 561,165
Posted By veedon
I dig those network logos. I also am fascinated...

I dig those network logos. I also am fascinated by the logos, promos, and bumpers that local stations use to emphasize their channel number, call letters, city of license, or network affiliations. I...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-05-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By veedon
With the serial numbers and the moat, Jack was...

With the serial numbers and the moat, Jack was definitely safeguarding his dough!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-05-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 561,165
Posted By veedon
Doh! I was just joking about a morphing screen. I...

Doh! I was just joking about a morphing screen. I was imagining a TV set that ordinarily had a 16:9 ratio, but if you sent it a 4:3 picture, the whole screen (not just the picture) would change shape...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-05-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 561,165
Posted By veedon
: See, that's where we disagree. You say that...

:
See, that's where we disagree. You say that nothing was "broken" or incorrect or less than ideal when a 16:9 program was letterboxed for display on a 4:3 screen. I say that things were in fact...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-05-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 392,279
Posted By veedon
If you have a highly directional antenna but the...

If you have a highly directional antenna but the TV stations' transmitters are located in several different directions from your location, does that mean you have to use a rotor? Also, how far away...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 561,165
Posted By veedon
Yikes, you sound a bit like Dana Carvey's Grumpy...

Yikes, you sound a bit like Dana Carvey's Grumpy Old Man character. ("That's the way it was, and we LIKED it!"). And I thought I was a curmudgeon!
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-04-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By veedon
If you want to know what I mean by fuddy duddy...

If you want to know what I mean by fuddy duddy cheapskate, think of Jack Benny's TV persona. Benny would still be driving that Maxwell.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-04-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By veedon
I think you misunderstood me. I think being a...

I think you misunderstood me. I think being a fuddy duddy cheapskate is a badge of honor! I was suggesting that maybe if you're going to cancel cable TV, you should just go all the way and just get...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By veedon
I had the impression that "cord cutter" was...

I had the impression that "cord cutter" was referring to streaming via Wi-Fi, with the cable "cord" being "cut" and replaced with Wi-Fi.

You know, just plain old OTA still involves a cord, a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-04-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 561,165
Posted By veedon
I wasn't meaning to slight the tech savvy of any...

I wasn't meaning to slight the tech savvy of any particular octogenarian. I was just thinking that, generally speaking, older people would be less apt to want to fiddle with settings for each...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-04-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By veedon
What exactly is a "cord cutter"? If a person...

What exactly is a "cord cutter"? If a person decides to cancel the cable TV subscription and use an antenna for OTA viewing but decides not to stream anything from the internet, is that person a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 561,165
Posted By veedon
I kind kind of understand the point of view that...

I kind kind of understand the point of view that a lot of older people have. Sure, HD looks fabulous, but so much of the programming that is in HD is aimed at a younger audience. And a lot of the old...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-04-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 561,165
Posted By veedon
I'm surprised how long it has taken cable...

I'm surprised how long it has taken cable companies to phase out analog service. I wonder how many viewers who have never had set-top boxes or DTA's will be annoyed when the final switch comes. The...
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