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Forum: HDTV Programming   05-24-2017, 07:59 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, it was an NBA game. It's not really...

Well, it was an NBA game. It's not really basketball, but it's what passes for basketball nowadays. It gets big ratings, but it's a far less interesting sport than the glory years of the NBA in the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-24-2017, 07:50 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, everybody knows that a radio station at 89...

Well, everybody knows that a radio station at 89 on the FM dial carries much less information than one at 107. :)
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-24-2017, 07:19 PM
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Posted By veedon
The list of shows that you quoted was a list of...

The list of shows that you quoted was a list of broadcast TV shows that are available OTA. No market has 500 OTA channels.

I'd rather see more football move over to cable-only channels so that...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-24-2017, 06:51 PM
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Posted By veedon
Yes, we all know that American football is...

Yes, we all know that American football is extremely popular, especially on TV. But can't football fans just quietly enjoy their sport and still allow some room for programming that appeals to the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-11-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By veedon
Penguins versus Senators Ducks versus...

Penguins versus Senators

Ducks versus Predators
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-09-2017, 04:44 PM
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Views: 93
Posted By veedon
Hockey question to ponder: If you were a...

Hockey question to ponder:

If you were a hockey loving Canada goose, would you root for Edmonton out of a sense of patriotic devotion, or would you root for Anaheim in order to show waterfowl...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-30-2017, 12:22 PM
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Posted By veedon
I'm tired of edgy TV shows (and movies) that...

I'm tired of edgy TV shows (and movies) that paint the world (past, present, and future) as horrible. Back during the Great Depression, Hollywood gave movie goers Three Stooges shorts as...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-29-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By veedon
2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

They're down to the final 8 teams.
Games are on NBC's group of channels in the U.S. and on CBC and a couple of other channels in Canada.

https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-29-2017, 10:53 AM
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Posted By veedon
It seems to me that the writers did not know what...

It seems to me that the writers did not know what to do with the Dan character. The story lines over the years marginalized him more and more, until the last season, where he became a stereotype of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-29-2017, 10:04 AM
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Posted By veedon
It was a big hit for seven seasons, but Roseanne...

It was a big hit for seven seasons, but Roseanne Barr's ever expanding ego, combined with Disney's acquisition of ABC, led to a big decline in quality for the last two seasons. Story lines started...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-25-2017, 07:46 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, what's the verdict? Did Mrs. O'Leary's cow...

Well, what's the verdict? Did Mrs. O'Leary's cow do it or not?
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-25-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By veedon
The idea of TV OTA via cellular transmissions...

The idea of TV OTA via cellular transmissions sounds nice, but can it be reliable, or will users have to go outside of a building and walk around in the parking lot trying to get a decent, stable...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-23-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16,637
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Posted By veedon
No, the article never mentions Time Warner Cable....

No, the article never mentions Time Warner Cable. It mentions Time Warner (the owner of HBO and CNN) several times, but it never mentions Time Warner Cable. The article does somewhat criticize AT&T...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-22-2017, 12:32 PM
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Posted By veedon
What an unconvincing argument. So are the...

What an unconvincing argument. So are the streaming companies expecting us to believe that they build a library full of shows that nobody watches? If those shows were to be eliminated from the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-22-2017, 12:09 PM
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Posted By veedon
Ejomis versus Dakels? I'd bet on the Dakels.

Ejomis versus Dakels? I'd bet on the Dakels.
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-18-2017, 07:11 PM
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Posted By veedon
Ah, but that image is only half of the story. The...

Ah, but that image is only half of the story. The reason to eschew TV is to have more time to read Crumb comics, specifically Motor City Comics.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-16-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 12,394
Posted By veedon
I don't think OTA viewers care all that much...

I don't think OTA viewers care all that much about interactivity and internet features. Reliability of reception is what's important. The proponents of ATSC 3.0 should concentrate on convincing...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-16-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,858
Posted By veedon
Looks like they accidentally reversed the column...

Looks like they accidentally reversed the column headers for new and current.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-16-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,858
Posted By veedon
Well, I guess I meant not only the planning of...

Well, I guess I meant not only the planning of how the repacking in Canada should go but also the actual implementation (approving specific construction permits for new transmitters).

The...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-16-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,858
Posted By veedon
Sounds as though Canada's counterpart to the FCC...

Sounds as though Canada's counterpart to the FCC (something called ISED Canada) will also have some work to do on a repacking of the RF allocations for Canadian stations.
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16,637
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Posted By veedon
A lot depends on whether the numbers are for...

A lot depends on whether the numbers are for total viewers or for 18-49. In addition to cable ratings, there are ratings for syndicated fare. Those are usually dominated by the very questionable...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16,637
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Posted By veedon
#1...

#1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) among whom? People who buy stuff that advertisers are selling? People who are still capable of being persuaded to switch...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16,637
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Posted By veedon
Well, Sling TV has somehow worked it out to get...

Well, Sling TV has somehow worked it out to get permission to carry local NBC, FOX, Univision, and sometimes even ABC affiliates in some markets. Fox News is certainly not required because the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16,637
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Posted By veedon
Maybe the way cable TV works is that the...

Maybe the way cable TV works is that the ridiculous channels draw in mass viewership and that effectively subsidizes the more respectable channels.

In the days when broadcast TV was dominant, TV...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16,637
Views: 578,604
Posted By veedon
I wonder how much ratings matter on cable TV....

I wonder how much ratings matter on cable TV. Does anyone know what the top rated programs "on cable" are in many weeks, aside from sports? It is kind of depressing. Wrestlers, zombies, and peculiar...
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