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Forum: HDTV Programming   08-18-2014, 06:19 PM
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Posted By NetworkTV
Simple: syndication revenue. A one and done...

Simple: syndication revenue.

A one and done show won't garner decent resale value later in syndication on cable networks.

Plus, when a show runs for a few seasons, it becomes very cheap to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-18-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By NetworkTV
I'm not sure what the recordings were made on,...

I'm not sure what the recordings were made on, but it was shot using the MUSE system. The original show was a live PPV event.

From what I know about it, the tapes have been stashed away in Japan...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-17-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 62,270
Posted By NetworkTV
Oh, really? ...

Oh, really?

http://www.raebryant.com/wp-content/uploads/monkey-writer.jpg
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-17-2014, 04:02 PM
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Posted By NetworkTV
Summary of article: Waaaaaaaaahhhhhh! We're...

Summary of article:

Waaaaaaaaahhhhhh! We're producing brainless derivative crap and still expect to be rewarded for it by winning awards. Waaaahhhh!

Then they have the gall to claim the reason...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-17-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By NetworkTV
As I already mentioned, the Dylan concert was...

As I already mentioned, the Dylan concert was shot using the NHK MUSE system that was first introduced in 1979.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-16-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By NetworkTV
While technically, research into HD had been...

While technically, research into HD had been going on as far back as the 60's, right around 1980 that we started seeing anything close to the HD standard we ended up with.

In 1979, NHK came up...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-16-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 62,270
Posted By NetworkTV
..and they're all dip switches...

..and they're all dip switches...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-16-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 312
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Posted By NetworkTV
...in Ohio... ;)

...in Ohio...


;)
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-16-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 36,604
Posted By NetworkTV
On the other hand, sometimes leading the charge...

On the other hand, sometimes leading the charge into the wrong battle means you're more likely to end up dead...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-15-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 497
Posted By NetworkTV
Always possible. Those lines can run for miles,...

Always possible. Those lines can run for miles, especially in places like I work where they have to travel from building to building, not just within one (which itself is 150,000sqft or more). I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-15-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By NetworkTV
DirecTV lets you store a small number of...

DirecTV lets you store a small number of frequently used channels (9 I believe) you can quickly access by pressing the Up arrow on the remote.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 497
Posted By NetworkTV
The quality of the conductor matters far more...

The quality of the conductor matters far more than the braid. A solid copper core will do far more for you in providing a good signal than any other part of the cable.

Having said that, I've never...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-15-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 497
Posted By NetworkTV
I use compression connectors for all my cables -...

I use compression connectors for all my cables - I hate crimps.

As far as Quad verses non-quad, it was $5 different between the two for the same 1000' reel. I went with quad since it would be in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-15-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 497
Posted By NetworkTV
I believe this is the stuff I use (I'd have haul...

I believe this is the stuff I use (I'd have haul out the carton to be sure):

http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=ULPVRG6SCQUAD&ss=257187

Solid core, 3Ghz sweep
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-14-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,395
Posted By NetworkTV
I'm not sure you can make any judgement at all...

I'm not sure you can make any judgement at all about who was to blame. Just because you're bypassing Level 3 and going directly through TWC, doesn't mean TWC wasn't the one throttling the connection....
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-12-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 9,809
Posted By NetworkTV
As someone who has worked in advertising, I can...

As someone who has worked in advertising, I can assure you that most of the work we did was brain-numbingly boring. Had even 1/4 the hijinks shown in Mad Men gone on, most of us would have been fired...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-12-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 9,809
Posted By NetworkTV
I wasn't downgrading the cast - just the show and...

I wasn't downgrading the cast - just the show and the characters.

The problem wasn't with the actors, it was the writing and the overall production quality. It felt cheap in every aspect,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-12-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 9,809
Posted By NetworkTV
I have trouble buying this. We've had plenty...

I have trouble buying this.

We've had plenty of well received shows that take place during the 60's, the Revolutionary War, the 1800's, the 70's and other eras well before the current Facebook and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-09-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 62,270
Posted By NetworkTV
I've been thinking for several years that is...

I've been thinking for several years that is really the way to go with electric, though I would use diesel instead of gas so it could take advantage of bio-fuels when available. It's been working for...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,914
Posted By NetworkTV
DirecTV doesn't support such a setup here. They...

DirecTV doesn't support such a setup here. They prefer non-motor dishes for both reliability and ease of installation. The dishes are also relatively cheap to produce in their current form, so users...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 9,809
Posted By NetworkTV
Yeah, that confused me too. Do they not know...

Yeah, that confused me too.

Do they not know yet?
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-08-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,914
Posted By NetworkTV
It's not the ability to receive particular...

It's not the ability to receive particular content that creates the need for a new dish, it's the location of the bird sending it out.

The reason the dishes have been upgraded over the years is to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-08-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,541
Posted By NetworkTV
Actually, Ansel Adams is a poor example. He...

Actually, Ansel Adams is a poor example.

He only shot large plate photos because 35mm was so poor in comparison. He totally would have been all over HDR photography.

People are often mistaken...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-07-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,541
Posted By NetworkTV
The point is everything, not just resolution,...

The point is everything, not just resolution, grain or contrast ratios.

Some filmmakers like "handling" physical film, much like some music fans like "handling" records. You don't get that same...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-06-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By NetworkTV
The initial loading of the disc is the most...

The initial loading of the disc is the most intensive for the player. There's all kinds of scanning and loading going on to figure out what the disc is, what size it is, what content is on it and the...
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