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Forum: HDTV Programming   12-04-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
Posted By rdclark
You're not wrong. But a straight documentary...

You're not wrong. But a straight documentary would have pulled the ratings that science documentaries always pull, while a straight drama would have been (aside from being on the wrong channel) tough...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-30-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11,091
Views: 441,205
Posted By rdclark
Seven seasons. This is the long term.

Seven seasons. This is the long term.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 42,829
Views: 1,836,184
Posted By rdclark
7.1 to... what?

My 6-year old 7.1 system has the 5.1 speakers positioned conventionally (surrounds at the sides facing in), plus back-surrounds that are on the back wall, nearly at the ceiling, facing forward. This...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-25-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3,556
Views: 352,559
Posted By rdclark
It felt like a throwback to the comedy of the...

It felt like a throwback to the comedy of the 80s.

or

It was a subtle statement about how the BBT gang has exhibited no social or political consciousness whatsoever, and how utterly...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-18-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 14,362
Posted By rdclark
Yes, much of the Earth politics material comes...

Yes, much of the Earth politics material comes from the second book. I understand we're going to see yet another important character from Book 2 show up immediately as Season 2 starts, and through...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-16-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 66,474
Posted By rdclark
They bother me in movies. On a TV series budget I...

They bother me in movies. On a TV series budget I can forgive not paying for visual continuity in matters of no significance to the story.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-15-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11,091
Views: 441,205
Posted By rdclark
Negan can sustain the loss of an entire outpost,...

Negan can sustain the loss of an entire outpost, all of its men, and all of its weapons and still blanket the area with forces sufficient to control at least three separate communities that we know...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-15-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
Posted By rdclark
I was hoping that the documentary segments would...

I was hoping that the documentary segments would relieve the fictional characters of the need to provide exposition.

The most difficult aspect of writing science based fiction for the screen is...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-15-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,234
Posted By rdclark
I think it's clever (and probably very astute)...

I think it's clever (and probably very astute) that the showrunners have devised a storyline that will presumably leave them with an administration unaffiliated with either major party. This will...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-11-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3,556
Views: 352,559
Posted By rdclark
I feel for people trying to make a show when half...

I feel for people trying to make a show when half the viewers want change and growth from the characters while others want everything to be like it always was.

Sheldon's belief that he would...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-10-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3,556
Views: 352,559
Posted By rdclark
It would be a sitcom about a Texas family with a...

It would be a sitcom about a Texas family with a weird genius kid, a religious mom, an alcoholic dad, and a couple of teen siblings, set in the early 90s. It seems viable to me, depending on the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By rdclark
So you and I started with nearly identical failed...

So you and I started with nearly identical failed Pioneers and ended up with nearly identical new Denons. I'm sure we'll both be pleased. Cheers!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By rdclark
I just replaced a failed VSX-1021 from 2011 with...

I just replaced a failed VSX-1021 from 2011 with a Denon AVR-S920W. The Pio was $300 from Woot five year ago; the Denon was a refurb from Accessories4Less for $370.

IMO the two receivers are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,654
Views: 135,362
Posted By rdclark
OK, thanks. This wouldn't have changed my choice...

OK, thanks. This wouldn't have changed my choice of AVR (I was looking for the best I could do under $400, to replace an AVR that was $300 in 2011), but it's good to know my experience is accurate to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2,654
Views: 135,362
Posted By rdclark
Two Subs with S920W

I have a new (refurb) S920 to which I have connected two subs, one located behind my left main tower, on the wall, and the other about 10 feet away, behind a chair towards the back of the room on the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 745
Posted By rdclark
I have one of those from three years ago (2020A);...

I have one of those from three years ago (2020A); I now have it connected to an Amazon Echo Dot, driving a pair of DT SM350 speakers. We use it for background music, lighting control, and the usual...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-27-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 565
Posted By rdclark
I'm hearing many, frequent, tiny audio dropouts...

I'm hearing many, frequent, tiny audio dropouts --fractions of a second, just long enough to be perceptible -- as well as the occasional long ones.

If the long dropouts are because of language...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-26-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 565
Posted By rdclark
YES! and last night as well. I'm getting Ch29...

YES! and last night as well. I'm getting Ch29 WTXF via Comcast, tuned by a Cablecard in a TiVo Roamio Pro. I switched the TiVo from DD to PCM and seemed to help a little, but it's still a problem.
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-25-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,393
Posted By rdclark
It's bad fiction. Good fiction is internally...

It's bad fiction.

Good fiction is internally logical and consistent with its own rules, which are made clear.

Bad fiction asks you to root for heroes who do stupid things for ridiculous...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-25-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,393
Posted By rdclark
This show's unwillingness to explain its theory...

This show's unwillingness to explain its theory of causality (I would accept whatever explanation they offered, other than none), and its characters' unwillingness to accept that their actions can...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-23-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3,556
Views: 352,559
Posted By rdclark
Honestly, I was half expecting Raj and Stewart to...

Honestly, I was half expecting Raj and Stewart to suddenly find each other irresistible.
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-05-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,556
Views: 352,559
Posted By rdclark
The three lead performers combine for over 70...

The three lead performers combine for over 70 years' cumulative acting experience -- and they're still able to play "young" people.

As I used to say before I retired: "You don't pay me for pushing...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-04-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,393
Posted By rdclark
Very mixed feelings. Most of the first two thirds...

Very mixed feelings. Most of the first two thirds seemed trite, extruded, by-the numbers. Dweebish tech nerd who's no good in a fight. Macho soldier type who does stupid things because he's too noble...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-04-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,234
Posted By rdclark
This show has always been broadcast on Sundays. ...

This show has always been broadcast on Sundays.

That, by the way, is an example of a "fact."
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-03-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,234
Posted By rdclark
False information? Please don't start OT debates...

False information? Please don't start OT debates by dropping turds in the middle of the room.
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