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Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 06:38 PM
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Posted By veedon
But if a tiered internet is a bad thing, what is...

But if a tiered internet is a bad thing, what is the alternative? Is the alternative an internet that is clogged with streaming video because content that used to be sent via other means, such as OTA...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-20-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By veedon
Any guesses as to what programming WTVD will...

Any guesses as to what programming WTVD will choose for 11.2 to replace LiveWell next month?
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 02:24 PM
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Posted By veedon
Why should I do the radio station's job? ...

Why should I do the radio station's job?
Announcing the song and the artist should be a very simple thing to do, and yet the stations no longer do it.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By veedon
I could be wrong about this, but I don't think...

I could be wrong about this, but I don't think the Dodgers struck an exclusivity deal with TWC that shuts out other cable TV service providers in the area.

Rather, what TWC did was to get into...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By veedon
I prefer the 60's-80's for pop music,...

I prefer the 60's-80's for pop music, particularly the singer-songwriter era of the 1970's.

I do occasionally listen to radio stations that play today's music, but it annoys me that the stations...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, maybe. But what is the internet, anyway?...

Well, maybe. But what is the internet, anyway? Who owns it, controls it, and polices it? Should it be treated as a public utility? There is no single private company that "built" the entire internet....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-19-2014, 07:47 PM
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Posted By veedon
I guess the question is whether the auction will...

I guess the question is whether the auction will yield enough bang for the buck, or rather, enough pop for the MHz-POPs.
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-17-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By veedon
Exactly. The programming executives have free...

Exactly. The programming executives have free will, and they have freely chosen to prefer bad over good. They have chosen to care about maximizing profits more than about delivering a decent product.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-15-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By veedon
Use digital means, by all means, but please don't...

Use digital means, by all means, but please don't re-design everything so that it looks super on a tablet but lousy on a desktop or a laptop.

I don't like what NBCNews.com did a year or so ago...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 03:47 PM
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Posted By veedon
Oregon? Isn't that the team with 5,247 different...

Oregon? Isn't that the team with 5,247 different uniform designs?
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By veedon
"Full House" was on ABC, and unless you have a...

"Full House" was on ABC, and unless you have a special DVR that will remove the "Awww"s, the group hugs, and the insufferably cute children muttering unspeakably unfunny lines, it is indeed...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 11:13 AM
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Posted By veedon
I'm not suggesting that all of the old shows were...

I'm not suggesting that all of the old shows were good.
There have always been unwatchable shows, such as "Full House".

It's a matter of establishing a floor to make sure that, even if shows are...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By veedon
There have been some very good shows within the...

There have been some very good shows within the past 20 or 25 years.

"Everybody Loves Raymond", "Murphy Brown", "Frasier", "3rd Rock from the Sun"

"Law & Order" (original), the short-lived...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By veedon
A bowl game by any other name ... There was...

A bowl game by any other name ...

There was absolutely nothing wrong with the old days when the only big bowls were the Rose, Orange, Sugar, and Cotton. The bowls were played on January 1. Then...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By veedon
It's all just part of a widespread lowering of...

It's all just part of a widespread lowering of standards in the interest of raking in more bucks from addicts. It's just like having all those college bowl games stretching from mid December to mid...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 98,648
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Posted By veedon
I agree. "The Middle" portrays a more traditional...

I agree. "The Middle" portrays a more traditional family. Unfortunately, it has become fashionable in some circles to favor nontraditional arrangements.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 06:12 PM
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Posted By veedon
I wonder how the TV networks will like having a...

I wonder how the TV networks will like having a team in the NFL playoffs that has eight or fewer wins during the regular season.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 02:39 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, it didn't used to be that way. It used to...

Well, it didn't used to be that way. It used to be that there were lots of commercials for products that adults of all ages purchase. Coffee, spaghetti sauce, toilet paper, floor cleaner, whatever.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By veedon
There have always been scandals, but the rise of...

There have always been scandals, but the rise of pay TV has definitely led to an attitude among some people in the TV industry that people who watch OTA only are unworthy of respect.
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By veedon
Maybe things would get better if the TV...

Maybe things would get better if the TV executives were not so obsessed with attracting twenty-something and thirty-something male viewers.

Middle aged women and men are far more sober and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 98,648
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Posted By veedon
I think there is a good case to be made that...

I think there is a good case to be made that television has a duty to consider the societal effects of the portrayals that it makes. Those gang shows or shows about mobsters have not helped in any...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 98,648
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Posted By veedon
The cable TV channels are the ones that, to a far...

The cable TV channels are the ones that, to a far greater extent than broadcast TV, have jumped heavily into the "reality TV" dreck. I'm talking about channels such as A&E, TLC, Discovery, and even...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 10:16 AM
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Posted By veedon
If I'm going to bother watching drama rather than...

If I'm going to bother watching drama rather than comedy, then I want the drama show to be something that does not require an extended time commitment from me.

I want a story line that wraps up...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-13-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By veedon
Dramas have become much too bleak, cynical, and...

Dramas have become much too bleak, cynical, and sometimes gruesome. This really started happening in a big way in the early to mid 2000's.

I've never been a big fan of dramas, but I did like the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-10-2014, 09:00 PM
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Views: 1,632,373
Posted By veedon
I never quite understood those wave diagrams from...

I never quite understood those wave diagrams from high school physics, but is it possible that at your location, when the leaves are off the trees, you wind up having a decently strong reflected wave...
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