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Forum: HDTV Programming   12-15-2014, 05:29 PM
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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
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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
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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.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 02:39 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, it didn't used to be that way. It used to...

Well, it didn't used to be that way. It used to be that there were lots of commercials for products that adults of all ages purchase. Coffee, spaghetti sauce, toilet paper, floor cleaner, whatever.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By veedon
There have always been scandals, but the rise of...

There have always been scandals, but the rise of pay TV has definitely led to an attitude among some people in the TV industry that people who watch OTA only are unworthy of respect.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By veedon
Maybe things would get better if the TV...

Maybe things would get better if the TV executives were not so obsessed with attracting twenty-something and thirty-something male viewers.

Middle aged women and men are far more sober and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 02:13 PM
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Posted By veedon
I think there is a good case to be made that...

I think there is a good case to be made that television has a duty to consider the societal effects of the portrayals that it makes. Those gang shows or shows about mobsters have not helped in any...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By veedon
The cable TV channels are the ones that, to a far...

The cable TV channels are the ones that, to a far greater extent than broadcast TV, have jumped heavily into the "reality TV" dreck. I'm talking about channels such as A&E, TLC, Discovery, and even...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 10:16 AM
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Posted By veedon
If I'm going to bother watching drama rather than...

If I'm going to bother watching drama rather than comedy, then I want the drama show to be something that does not require an extended time commitment from me.

I want a story line that wraps up...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By veedon
Dramas have become much too bleak, cynical, and...

Dramas have become much too bleak, cynical, and sometimes gruesome. This really started happening in a big way in the early to mid 2000's.

I've never been a big fan of dramas, but I did like the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-10-2014, 09:00 PM
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Posted By veedon
I never quite understood those wave diagrams from...

I never quite understood those wave diagrams from high school physics, but is it possible that at your location, when the leaves are off the trees, you wind up having a decently strong reflected wave...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-10-2014, 08:09 PM
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Posted By veedon
Then you are the kind of person who may actually...

Then you are the kind of person who may actually be getting your money's worth from your cable TV subscription. I am convinced that there are a lot of people who are paying for digital cable and DVR...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-10-2014, 05:58 PM
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Posted By veedon
Another good thing about the "retro" subchannels...

Another good thing about the "retro" subchannels --- no Kardashians.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-10-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, that's very kind and considerate of TWC to...

Well, that's very kind and considerate of TWC to do that mapping. But, now tell me, does the mapping preserve the adjacency relationship between the local station's primary channel and the various...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-09-2014, 09:54 PM
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Posted By veedon
I'm a complete Luddite, but I have no problem...

I'm a complete Luddite, but I have no problem attaching an antenna cable to the RF jack on the back of my relatively inexpensive HDTV set. It's simple and beautiful. No set-top box is needed, there...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-09-2014, 08:26 PM
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Posted By veedon
I don't think kids should be watching NCIS.

I don't think kids should be watching NCIS.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-09-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By veedon
As I'm sure you know, a person now does not have...

As I'm sure you know, a person now does not have to spend a lot of money or have a lot of technical knowledge to get a beautiful picture in HD.

That was one of the good things about the digital...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-09-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By veedon
Not just A good half of TV households --- THE...

Not just A good half of TV households --- THE good half of TV households.
The people without DVR's are watching TV the way it was meant to be.

Man, I miss the days when the networks had a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-08-2014, 05:18 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, as an oldster (in the eyes of TV...

Well, as an oldster (in the eyes of TV programming executives), far be it from me to defend or praise the tastes or the economic decisions of a bunch of youngsters.
But perhaps Adam Smith's much...
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