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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 30,335
Posted By Thomas Desmond
I think that your comments conflate the behavior...

I think that your comments conflate the behavior of VCR early adapters with those who came later. The first Beta model that would record two hours on a cassette (the Sony SL-8200) was in stores by...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-13-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,349
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by joed32 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529996/when-did-pay-t-v-become-the-norm-over-ota-broadcast-television#post_24673644)
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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 30,335
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dieselrat http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/974473/why-do-people-still-buy-betamax-vcrs/150#post_24650083)

On the format wars,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-31-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by seatacboy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1505315/olympia-wa-south-sound-over-the-air-reception#post_24138383)

A couple of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-31-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10,114
Views: 1,017,324
Posted By Thomas Desmond
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Quote:Originally Posted by be236 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/254620/seattle-wa-ota/9840#post_24141207)

What about people in the true "border area on...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-29-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,898
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kelson http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1504128/why-are-there-no-name-brand-ota-dvrs/60#post_24130822)

Larger companies have...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-28-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,898
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DrDon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1504128/why-are-there-no-name-brand-ota-dvrs/60#post_24116817)

First off, only around 7%...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-07-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,898
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Regarding the lack of OTA DVRs, I think that the...

Regarding the lack of OTA DVRs, I think that the explanation is mostly pretty simple at this point: there isn't enough of a market for one to justify the major manufacturers offering anything.
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-07-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7,511
Views: 809,677
Posted By Thomas Desmond
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Quote:Originally Posted by AntAltMike http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/529070/dallas-tx-hdtv/7050#post_23973562)

Do any TV stations actually "pay" for...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-08-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,479
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bwam http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1467340/can-antenna-tv-come-to-an-end#post_23180003)

However I'm not sure why FOX thinks...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7,511
Views: 809,677
Posted By Thomas Desmond
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Quote:Originally Posted by ed_in_tx http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/529070/dallas-tx-hdtv/6870#post_23159358)

Having automatic clock set time error...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-10-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,070
Posted By Thomas Desmond
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Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-25-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,070
Posted By Thomas Desmond
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Quote:Originally Posted by lobosrul http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-25-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,070
Posted By Thomas Desmond
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Quote:Originally Posted by DrDon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-06-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 92,740
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1530#post_22788320)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   01-05-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 92,740
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rammitinski http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1500#post_22780712)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   01-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 92,740
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1500#post_22776634)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   01-05-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 92,740
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lsilvest http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1500#post_22772455)

As...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-22-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 92,740
Posted By Thomas Desmond
As for the question of whether cable systems are...

As for the question of whether cable systems are monopolies...does it really matter? Where I live, there are four available providers -- Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, DirecTV, and DISH. But they're all...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-22-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 92,740
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1470#post_22734140)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   12-19-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 92,740
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Argee http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1440#post_22714421)

First...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-15-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 92,740
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mhufnagel http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1440#post_22697998)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   12-15-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 92,740
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330873/the-official-i-dont-have-dish-or-cable-anymore-thread/1410#post_22693376)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   10-10-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 52,209
Posted By Thomas Desmond
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HDOrlando http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1400851/arrow-on-the-cw-hd/30#post_22482282)

It was really good.


Agreed. I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-12-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,860
Views: 261,806
Posted By Thomas Desmond
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Quote:Originally Posted by DTVintermods http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1216722/avs-official-topic-the-fcc-broadcast-spectrum/2790#post_22392384)

Of...
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