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Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 40,901
Posted By zaphod7501
I guess Cable decided they only had to be "equal...

I guess Cable decided they only had to be "equal to, but not greater than" their rivals.

Maybe they will come back in a year with an added cost option of "Clear QAM" so they can bill us for...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 98,774
Views: 8,860,009
Posted By zaphod7501
Sony tried that sort of exclusivity by refusing...

Sony tried that sort of exclusivity by refusing to allow K-Mart to sell boom boxes. The FTC stepped in and said that they could not refuse to sell to a legitimate retailer. Apparently there are rules...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-16-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 63,062
Posted By zaphod7501
The writing had better be pretty darn good...

The writing had better be pretty darn good because that's a "period" that I have no interest in at all.

I need my Nazi's (and Zombies) with a big grain of salt and a lot of humor.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-09-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 235
Posted By zaphod7501
My relatively cheap flat Philips powered antenna...

My relatively cheap flat Philips powered antenna picks up from the front and back sides and allows me to get stations from opposite directions with a single antenna. Local - 10 miles, Distant 90...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-09-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 34,334
Posted By zaphod7501
Hmmm. Time travel?

Hmmm. Time travel?
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-07-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 81,037
Posted By zaphod7501
Yep. Any time it takes that many episodes for...

Yep. Any time it takes that many episodes for obvious and basic plot points (like Nick getting his Grimm back) you know the writers are struggling.

And the masks for the Gremlins? It almost looks...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-06-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 81,037
Posted By zaphod7501
You forgot the "with help from Monroe" part. ...

You forgot the "with help from Monroe" part.
And this is the only part of the show that has been worth watching. The rest of it has been drivel.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-26-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 81,037
Posted By zaphod7501
That could degenerate into "taking a shot" at the...

That could degenerate into "taking a shot" at the TV screen with your weapon of choice.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-24-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 81,037
Posted By zaphod7501
I don't even bother FF-ing.I do a custom edit...

I don't even bother FF-ing.I do a custom edit (with VideoReDo) and drop extraneous stuff. This week was down to 20 minutes viewing time for me.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 81,037
Posted By zaphod7501
I archive Sci-Fi in general and Grimm marginally...

I archive Sci-Fi in general and Grimm marginally falls in that category. I don't always watch what I record. If I do decide to play catch up, a dollar's worth of self recorded and edited DVDs is a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-16-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 81,037
Posted By zaphod7501
Ditto: et al. I record and edit for archiving. I...

Ditto: et al. I record and edit for archiving. I also do a viewing edit with all the garbage cut out. A few have been 30 minutes, some of them have been under 15 minutes and one episode ended up at...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12,552
Views: 1,332,848
Posted By zaphod7501
Possibly true on the codec. I've never used WMP...

Possibly true on the codec. I've never used WMP because of its limitations and virus issues. VLC and MPC are normally standalone players and don't alter your Windows installation unless you found a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-22-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By zaphod7501
One - wrong forum. You should be in the display...

One - wrong forum. You should be in the display area and
Two - you probably just removed the anti-glare coating from your panel.
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 36,400
Posted By zaphod7501
Several issues - first, you should post in a...

Several issues - first, you should post in a forum specific to your specific TV or in the display area.

Second, there are no new boards and all legitimate supplies are rebuilt and must come from...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-17-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5,460
Views: 692,071
Posted By zaphod7501
It's possible but more likely to be a bug in the...

It's possible but more likely to be a bug in the firmware of the WD. It was reported in the BD player forum for my unit for over a year and was never resolved. It would be unusual for your...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5,460
Views: 692,071
Posted By zaphod7501
Not on my WD but I did on a BD player. Whenever I...

Not on my WD but I did on a BD player. Whenever I played something (DVD, BD, or file) with AC-3 audio, Netflix would lose digital audio. (analog L/R still worked) My workaround was to play a file...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-12-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 14,161
Posted By zaphod7501
My next door neighbor of 10 years didn't...

My next door neighbor of 10 years didn't recognize me in a store because I wasn't wearing any glasses. He'd never seen me with my contacts in without glasses of some sort. (Regular, reading, or...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 17,792
Posted By zaphod7501
I tend to avoid adaptations of King's books but I...

I tend to avoid adaptations of King's books but I signed on for the "Audrey" show. If they are planning on using all 13 episodes just to return Audrey, then I'll wait and binge view then.

I'm sure...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By zaphod7501
Too bad it will move from "Standard Cable" to a...

Too bad it will move from "Standard Cable" to a (slightly) premium tier (which I don't have) for the run of the series.
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-28-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 82,763
Posted By zaphod7501
The numbers may off a bit, but the studio could...

The numbers may off a bit, but the studio could look here and see "The most talked about TV show on AVS forum" (almost 2500 posts) without reading them and conclude that the show is "popular" and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By zaphod7501
I don't do "subscriptions" so I don't know about...

I don't do "subscriptions" so I don't know about Red icons, but if you jump to "Forums Home", at the bottom of the page is "Mark Forums Read" that will mark everything as read. It used to be at the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-05-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 82,763
Posted By zaphod7501
Where is MST3K when we need them?

Where is MST3K when we need them?
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-02-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,734
Posted By zaphod7501
I think most flat antennas will be...

I think most flat antennas will be bi-directional. Front and back. I doubt that there is room inside for a blocking grid like the old 4-bay, 8-bay and Yagi's have. My Philips performs that way to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-31-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,876
Posted By zaphod7501
The same goes for the Cybermen. For some reason,...

The same goes for the Cybermen. For some reason, they seem to think each new incarnation needs to defeat all of the "Classic" villains again. I could adapt the "Dead Parrot" sketch and substitute...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-30-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 98,774
Views: 8,860,009
Posted By zaphod7501
The key word here is "dissecting". I think Syfy...

The key word here is "dissecting". I think Syfy (and any other Network) gets a little paranoid when there is any critical examination of the industry. (Max Headroom, Ellison on "SciFi Buzz", etc)...
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