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Forum: HDTV Programming   03-21-2017, 10:24 AM
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Posted By zaphod7501
And if the store supply runs out, there will be...

And if the store supply runs out, there will be more manufactured, faster than you can fill them up.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-21-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 103
Posted By zaphod7501
I agree that this is the way photographers look...

I agree that this is the way photographers look at the issue (and are backed up by law). Personally, I will never sign such a contract without specifying that it is a "Work for hire". That was why I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 103
Posted By zaphod7501
There are many artifacts on video tape that are...

There are many artifacts on video tape that are invisible on a TV screen that can cause capture problems. Most likely is the head switching noise line that causes vertical sync problems. Most TVs...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-03-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By zaphod7501
If it's for color coordinating, he could buy a...

If it's for color coordinating, he could buy a roll of heat shrink tubing and make it almost any color desired.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-24-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 55,250
Posted By zaphod7501
Just to jump in here, but most cable supplied...

Just to jump in here, but most cable supplied boxes have custom firmware that can disable almost anything they want to hide from the user.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 916
Posted By zaphod7501
There is a very active, technically adept, UK...

There is a very active, technically adept, UK member (sneals2000) that posts regularly in the HDTV Technical forum who may have some insight. I'd check out that forum and maybe send him a PM.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-16-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 17,841
Posted By zaphod7501
"Channel 4" had 8 episodes

"Channel 4" had 8 episodes
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-20-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15,171
Views: 533,048
Posted By zaphod7501
My memories are from college days when the PBS...

My memories are from college days when the PBS studio was on campus. They could get government money for "stuff" but nothing for operations. (like salaries, rent, and utilities) They made ends meet...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15,171
Views: 533,048
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Oh, I'm not so sure about that. I have several...

Oh, I'm not so sure about that. I have several shows that I watch that added subplots and side stories and characters (like a soap opera) that I can't stand. I don't usually FF, I edit them out...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-29-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 8,867
Posted By zaphod7501
But what about an "Ashy Slashy" plush...

But what about an "Ashy Slashy" plush doll?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-27-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,936
Posted By zaphod7501
SATA drives by any chance? I got a free computer...

SATA drives by any chance? I got a free computer because the connectors were working loose. Intermittent random and unpredictable shutdowns. Reseat and a piece of tape got it fixed.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-27-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,522
Posted By zaphod7501
SHS is "The Man" ;)

SHS is "The Man" ;)
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-19-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,292
Posted By zaphod7501
Hmmm. Holistic assassin versus Holistic...

Hmmm. Holistic assassin versus Holistic detective. Irresistible force meets immovable object ??
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-06-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,292
Posted By zaphod7501
Given the nature of the Dirk Gently Holistic...

Given the nature of the Dirk Gently Holistic method, I expect 7 & 3/4 episodes of "meandering" with EVERYTHING getting "connected" in a grand finale.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-29-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By zaphod7501
Are they complaining about the "looks" because...

Are they complaining about the "looks" because the cover is broken and/or missing? If so, If it was me, I'd mount a picture frame over it with some children's artwork in it. (suitably seal-coated...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-01-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15,171
Views: 533,048
Posted By zaphod7501
My "go to" comment/joke is "they forgot to hire a...

My "go to" comment/joke is "they forgot to hire a lighting director".
The usual reason is that special effects are cheaper under low light.
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-15-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,970
Posted By zaphod7501
Wasn't that Stargate: Atlantis?

Wasn't that Stargate: Atlantis?
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-19-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15,171
Views: 533,048
Posted By zaphod7501
And the International deal probably assures a...

And the International deal probably assures a profit so they can afford to lose viewers in North America if subscription numbers lag behind expectations.
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-16-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 181,870
Posted By zaphod7501
Possibly a way to bring him back if there had...

Possibly a way to bring him back if there had been another season. They left out the "Double Tap" finish.
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-01-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 181,870
Posted By zaphod7501
Beat me to it and probably said it better than I...

Beat me to it and probably said it better than I would have.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-24-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 117,300
Posted By zaphod7501
So, let's see, next season we can look forward to...

So, let's see, next season we can look forward to kids, babies, pregnancy, politics, and weak women (I'm lookin' at you Juliette). If it wasn't for Wu and "Monster of the Week" with Nick and Monroe,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-12-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By zaphod7501
I don't notice since I pad recordings then edit...

I don't notice since I pad recordings then edit before watching. Looking at several raw recordings however, and it looks like the last episode of Stitchers ran exactly 1 hour (within single digit...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-11-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By zaphod7501
Likewise. I used to embarrass my son with some of...

Likewise. I used to embarrass my son with some of the things that I watched.

Any form of Sci-Fi usually requires some background knowledge that youth seems to lack.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-11-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By zaphod7501
I've been watching from the start. Almost missed...

I've been watching from the start. Almost missed the special episode last Halloween. I hope they are almost done with the characters keeping secrets from each other. Writers may think it adds drama...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-08-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15,171
Views: 533,048
Posted By zaphod7501
Wow! The only Network show on my list is the...

Wow! The only Network show on my list is the unmentioned, fast tracked, "Person Of Interest".
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