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Forum: HDTV Programming   10-20-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By veedon
Something is going to have to change. Some bubble...

Something is going to have to change. Some bubble will have to burst. Wages are simply not going up fast enough to sustain the kind of price hikes that pay TV has been having over the past twenty...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
No, not really. Some of the "family" stuff is...

No, not really. Some of the "family" stuff is pretty boring, and ABC Family has the 700 Club, which I regard as just a way to get money from gullible people by distorting the faith.

I miss the old...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 02:01 PM
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Posted By veedon
Maybe I just have unusual tastes. I dislike any...

Maybe I just have unusual tastes. I dislike any show or movie that involves crime, forensics, firearms, macho guys, edginess, swagger, etc. ( I did like "Key Largo", though, mainly because of Lauren...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 01:41 PM
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Posted By veedon
So people are willing to pay around $80 (or more)...

So people are willing to pay around $80 (or more) every month for "basic cable" to get quality programming? Tell me, where is the quality? A&E and History are dreadful and have completely abandoned...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
OK, then just understand that if you want to...

OK, then just understand that if you want to avoid ads, you're going to have to pay for that privilege, and you probably won't be able to get live streams of the programming that the local affiliates...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 97,513
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Posted By veedon
OK, then. It's all about hype, I guess. I don't...

OK, then. It's all about hype, I guess.
I don't own anything from icompany.
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
Speaking of lawyers, whatever happened to "L.A....

Speaking of lawyers, whatever happened to "L.A. Law" (the show with Susan Dey, Jimmy Smits, and others)? I have never seen that in syndicated re-runs over the years, but it was such a good show...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
OK, maybe the Ricardos were a bit strait laced,...

OK, maybe the Ricardos were a bit strait laced, but how about the Burnses and the Mortons? From the AntennaTV episode guide for "Burns and Allen", there's a 1952 episode entitled "Gracie and Blanche...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 97,513
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Posted By veedon
The old TV shows were really not all that...

The old TV shows were really not all that puritanical. It's just the crowd that glorifies pushing the envelope that likes to perpetuate the myth that there was oppression and stifling of creativity.
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
The thing is that the "anything goes" mentality...

The thing is that the "anything goes" mentality has gotten out of hand. People have mistaken liberty for license and have failed to understand that no society can long survive without some...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By veedon
Any chance that a network such as CBS would just...

Any chance that a network such as CBS would just decide to get out of the OTA broadcasting business altogether and just become a pure internet service? Maybe CBS could gobble up an internet service...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
In what year did the deregulation pass? What...

In what year did the deregulation pass?
What politician was responsible for that hideously bad decision?

I'm old enough to remember when there were a lot of things that were either banned or just...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
What I meant is that in order to have a streaming...

What I meant is that in order to have a streaming service or streaming package that is affordable to the masses, people will have to actively resist the idea that ads are bad. Without ad revenue...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By veedon
I like the idea of independent TV stations, but...

I like the idea of independent TV stations, but there are fewer and fewer of them around as the years pass. Many of the stations that used to be independent are now FOX affiliates or CW affiliates or...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
A big challenge will be breaking the DVR...

A big challenge will be breaking the DVR mentality that considers it an unalienable right to skip the ads.

I grew up before ads were skippable. (The way you skipped them was by going to the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By veedon
Paying directly for the streaming of local...

Paying directly for the streaming of local channels (even without sports) could make some sense for people who live in apartments in big cities and cannot get good reception OTA. A lot of people...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
Maybe CBS was trying to send a message to...

Maybe CBS was trying to send a message to Congress: Keep the retransmission consent policy in place, and don't even think of passing that "locals a la carte" bill, because the future of a system (via...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,233
Views: 207,081
Posted By veedon
I don't understand the appeal of war movies,...

I don't understand the appeal of war movies, action movies, and crime shows. Give me a Greta Garbo flick or maybe "Annie Hall".
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-17-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17,624
Views: 1,613,594
Posted By veedon
Quite apart from aspect ratios, what I am struck...

Quite apart from aspect ratios, what I am struck by in watching the retro stations is how bad the visual quality of mid 1970's videotape was.
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-16-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
Things will change when the federal government...

Things will change when the federal government and the state governments start taxing internet commerce and add additional sales taxes for internet service. When that happens, a lot of people will...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-16-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
Has Nielsen followed through on its promise to...

Has Nielsen followed through on its promise to start including some mobile device viewership in its ratings?
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17,624
Views: 1,613,594
Posted By veedon
I'm not in your market, so I can't see what WJLP...

I'm not in your market, so I can't see what WJLP looks like.
However, in my market in NC, there have been similar debates about how stations should handle standard definition programming in an age...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-15-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 97,513
Views: 8,734,833
Posted By veedon
There would be no reason for Time Warner Cable to...

There would be no reason for Time Warner Cable to give preferential treatment to HBO, a Time Warner company. Despite the similarity in the names, there is no longer any relationship between Time...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-15-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17,624
Views: 1,613,594
Posted By veedon
I don't know what you mean by "overseas". What...

I don't know what you mean by "overseas".
What I'm arguing for is for stations to let viewers use the controls that are already part of their TV sets. Mine has aspect ratio settings such as 4:3,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-15-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17,624
Views: 1,613,594
Posted By veedon
I wonder why the station won't let viewers make...

I wonder why the station won't let viewers make their own adjustments on their TV settings. Does the station figure that the target audience won't understand how to change the aspect ratio settings...
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