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Forum: HDTV Programming   12-21-2014, 07:27 PM
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Posted By veedon
The problem is that the three services (phone,...

The problem is that the three services (phone, internet, and TV) are different and have different histories of regulatory treatment by the government. Cable TV systems, for example, are granted...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-21-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By veedon
Have you tried connecting just one set and moving...

Have you tried connecting just one set and moving the antenna around in the attic to determine the best location? With an attic installation, you can get funny things going on due to reflections.
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Forum: HDTV Programming   12-21-2014, 05:56 PM
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Posted By veedon
Glad to see that Dish is pushing back against...

Glad to see that Dish is pushing back against content providers who try to force them to carry a bundle of channels in order to get a specific channel. I'd like to see DirecTV and the big cable...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-21-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, consumers may finally be deciding that...

Well, consumers may finally be deciding that frugality trumps having it all. There may no longer be a desire for so many channels, especially channels that have departed from their original premises....
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-21-2014, 12:00 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, back before cable TV and satellite TV, back...

Well, back before cable TV and satellite TV, back when there was only OTA, were people who watched a show and bought the advertiser's product complaining about people who watched the show but did not...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-21-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By veedon
Well, good for you. But don't pretend that those...

Well, good for you. But don't pretend that those DVDs would be manufactured and sold if the shows had not already generated revenue through OTA broadcasts and/or carriage on MVPD's.

The sale of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-21-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By veedon
I recall that there was a very bad recession not...

I recall that there was a very bad recession not so long ago, and I suspect that a lot of the products that advertisers on radio stations advertise are aimed at a mass market of consumers who are not...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-21-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By veedon
Even with the zillions of channels available...

Even with the zillions of channels available nowadays via satellite or on cable TV systems, I think many people would still be perfectly happy with just a basic package consisting of a half dozen...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 06:38 PM
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Posted By veedon
But if a tiered internet is a bad thing, what is...

But if a tiered internet is a bad thing, what is the alternative? Is the alternative an internet that is clogged with streaming video because content that used to be sent via other means, such as OTA...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-20-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By veedon
Any guesses as to what programming WTVD will...

Any guesses as to what programming WTVD will choose for 11.2 to replace LiveWell next month?
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 02:24 PM
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Posted By veedon
Why should I do the radio station's job? ...

Why should I do the radio station's job?
Announcing the song and the artist should be a very simple thing to do, and yet the stations no longer do it.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By veedon
I could be wrong about this, but I don't think...

I could be wrong about this, but I don't think the Dodgers struck an exclusivity deal with TWC that shuts out other cable TV service providers in the area.

Rather, what TWC did was to get into...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By veedon
I prefer the 60's-80's for pop music,...

I prefer the 60's-80's for pop music, particularly the singer-songwriter era of the 1970's.

I do occasionally listen to radio stations that play today's music, but it annoys me that the stations...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, maybe. But what is the internet, anyway?...

Well, maybe. But what is the internet, anyway? Who owns it, controls it, and polices it? Should it be treated as a public utility? There is no single private company that "built" the entire internet....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-19-2014, 07:47 PM
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Views: 1,018,513
Posted By veedon
I guess the question is whether the auction will...

I guess the question is whether the auction will yield enough bang for the buck, or rather, enough pop for the MHz-POPs.
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-17-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 98,686
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Posted By veedon
Exactly. The programming executives have free...

Exactly. The programming executives have free will, and they have freely chosen to prefer bad over good. They have chosen to care about maximizing profits more than about delivering a decent product.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-15-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 98,686
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Posted By veedon
Use digital means, by all means, but please don't...

Use digital means, by all means, but please don't re-design everything so that it looks super on a tablet but lousy on a desktop or a laptop.

I don't like what NBCNews.com did a year or so ago...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 03:47 PM
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Posted By veedon
Oregon? Isn't that the team with 5,247 different...

Oregon? Isn't that the team with 5,247 different uniform designs?
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By veedon
"Full House" was on ABC, and unless you have a...

"Full House" was on ABC, and unless you have a special DVR that will remove the "Awww"s, the group hugs, and the insufferably cute children muttering unspeakably unfunny lines, it is indeed...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 11:13 AM
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Posted By veedon
I'm not suggesting that all of the old shows were...

I'm not suggesting that all of the old shows were good.
There have always been unwatchable shows, such as "Full House".

It's a matter of establishing a floor to make sure that, even if shows are...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 98,686
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Posted By veedon
There have been some very good shows within the...

There have been some very good shows within the past 20 or 25 years.

"Everybody Loves Raymond", "Murphy Brown", "Frasier", "3rd Rock from the Sun"

"Law & Order" (original), the short-lived...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98,686
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Posted By veedon
A bowl game by any other name ... There was...

A bowl game by any other name ...

There was absolutely nothing wrong with the old days when the only big bowls were the Rose, Orange, Sugar, and Cotton. The bowls were played on January 1. Then...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By veedon
It's all just part of a widespread lowering of...

It's all just part of a widespread lowering of standards in the interest of raking in more bucks from addicts. It's just like having all those college bowl games stretching from mid December to mid...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 09:09 PM
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Posted By veedon
I agree. "The Middle" portrays a more traditional...

I agree. "The Middle" portrays a more traditional family. Unfortunately, it has become fashionable in some circles to favor nontraditional arrangements.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 06:12 PM
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Posted By veedon
I wonder how the TV networks will like having a...

I wonder how the TV networks will like having a team in the NFL playoffs that has eight or fewer wins during the regular season.
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