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Jangly Jam-soundtrack goodness

What's-that-song filter. Anyone know the name of the song that plays in the first half of NBC's Jim-and-Pam centric commercial for the new season of "The Office"? [more inside]
posted by hazelshade on Aug 16, 2006 - 6 answers

How can I find what test audiences "ruin"?

I'm fascinated by changes instigated by movie/tv test audiences. Any good way to find more (or confirm internet rumors)? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Aug 14, 2006 - 16 answers

I'm feeling more than remotely frustrated....

Please be my virtual boyfriend and help me get my TV remote control working properly. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Aug 13, 2006 - 3 answers

The Last V8?

In the late 70s or early 80s, I watched a movie, probably on network television, which was called something like, "The Last V8" or "The Last of the V8s". Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by tomierna on Aug 12, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me make a DVD.

Help me make a DVD. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Aug 11, 2006 - 4 answers

y'see guys, the santa gig pays shit...

Can/do cable companies use digital cable boxes to get ratings information? What about "on-demand?" [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Aug 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Geometry term a TV tube's front-profile shape?

Is there a geometric name for the "bulging rectangle" shape, most commonly found as the front-profile outline of classic (CRT-type) TV tubes? [more inside]
posted by skyboy on Aug 2, 2006 - 13 answers

Need more TV shows to download. Recommendations please!

Need more TV shows to download. Recommendations please! [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Jul 31, 2006 - 56 answers

Help Configuring Home Video Solution

Home Theater Question: I have a LG 32LX1D LCD TV, Tivo Series 2, Sony DVD player with Component Outputs, and a Comcast CableCard, and an old-school VCR, all of which I would like connected. (No special audio considerations, for now). [more inside]
posted by seinfeld on Jul 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Was she right? Are kung-fu films less popular these days?

I just went to a screening of The Five Venoms at my art museum's in house movie theatre, and the lady that runs the place said in a sort of an off hand way (in the middle of a reminiscence about the old days when they had first started showing kung fu films as part of their schedule) something along the lines of 'of course now with the satellite TV and DVDs not nearly so many people are interested in these pictures'. That sounded strange to me, because would have assumed that those two factors would have increased interest in that kind of movie. Does anyone have any insight or information about changes in peoples interest in kung fu films? Does that
posted by shanevsevil on Jul 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Where/how can I watch Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime?

Where/how can I watch Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jul 28, 2006 - 11 answers

God hates the gogglebox

Disaster! Our flat was struck by lightning. Even worse, now our TV doesn't work. [more inside]
posted by randomination on Jul 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Name that Tune!!

Name that tune!! It's in a commercial in which a lady is walking around with an engine warning light on her forehead... [more inside]
posted by matty on Jul 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Should I get this TV?

I am planning on buying a Syntax 37" LVD TV. Any pros or cons you know about?
posted by zackdog on Jul 25, 2006 - 1 answer

Why are you "in" the movies, but "on" TV?

Why are you "in" the movies, but "on" TV?
posted by mikemonteiro on Jul 25, 2006 - 29 answers

What's the best way to set up broadcast TV?

What's the best way to set up broadcast TV? [more inside]
posted by zavulon on Jul 25, 2006 - 18 answers

What do I need to know to plug my TV into my neighbour's antenna?

What do I need to know to plug my television into my neighbour's rooftop television antenna? [more inside]
posted by teem on Jul 25, 2006 - 4 answers

Any 1080p HDTV reviews/recommendations ?

Given the wife's blessing to buy a big screen for our new home, I'm laden with the burden of selecting a TV that will meet our family's needs until we move again (unlikely). That said, what's a good future-proof 1080p TV, and where can I compare models for myself? [more inside]
posted by ringmaster on Jul 24, 2006 - 17 answers

What was this show called?

I'm trying to help my brother remember the name of a late '70s or early '80s detective(?) TV show. [more inside]
posted by rjt on Jul 23, 2006 - 10 answers

Telenovelas are the next big thing!

What are your favorite shows on Spanish TV? [more inside]
posted by sLevi on Jul 20, 2006 - 11 answers

tv tuner?

Watching Tv on the PC, tv tuner choices? [more inside]
posted by EvilKenji on Jul 16, 2006 - 8 answers

Franco Cozzo TV jingle

Can anyone name (or ideally point me to an mp3 of) the old Franco Cozzo theme music? [more inside]
posted by russm on Jul 14, 2006 - 6 answers

80s Super Hero Program?

Does anyone remember an older (80s) live action TV about a group of people with super powers? I have a terribly, terribly, terribly vague recollection of it. I seem to recall one guy could shrink and one could freeze things. I also seem to recall them all wearing the same jumpsuit. It may, honestly, have only been a TV special but I recall a short series that I may have made up on my own.
posted by starr226 on Jul 14, 2006 - 19 answers

My Samsung DLP tv is completely messed up!

My Samsung DLP HDTV is giving me major grief. I was having minor convergence issues on the cable component and then yesterday I came home and there is huge blue streaking on all the components! It looks as if the blue projection has been bent across the top and bottom of the screen. [more inside]
posted by riz1 on Jul 14, 2006 - 2 answers

Look under your seat!

Help me get someone else on a TV talk show. [more inside]
posted by plinth on Jul 13, 2006 - 12 answers

Song on promo?

Who does the song on the commercial for the Friday Night Lights TV version coming this season? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Jul 12, 2006 - 2 answers

HBO Productions?

Who makes--actually produces--cable TV series like The Sopranos, Battlestar Gallactica, and The Shield? Independently contracted production companies, or in-house, cable-owned outfits? [more inside]
posted by MarshallPoe on Jul 11, 2006 - 7 answers

What language is Jeff speaking in episode 5 of Coupling?

Episode 5 The girl with two breasts from the TV series Coupling features a sequence where Jeff is speaking in a foreign language. What language is it? [more inside]
posted by handee on Jul 11, 2006 - 19 answers

Where to find a "lost" episode of Bonanza?

I'm trying to track down a copy of a 7th-season episode of "Bonanza" where Emperor Norton made an appearance. [more inside]
posted by hades on Jul 7, 2006 - 4 answers

My TV is randomly muting tv stations... Why?!?

The sound is muted on 95% of the tv channels and perfectly fine on the remaining 5%. Video quality is great. What is wrong with this cheap TV?!? [more inside]
posted by johnstein on Jul 7, 2006 - 3 answers

Static, argh!

Why do I get an extreme amount of static on my TV when I have my computer connected to it? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Jul 7, 2006 - 20 answers

Replace the Teen Titans!

My husband's two favorite cartoons, Teen Titans and Justice League, are not returning next season...what can he replace them with? Adult humor, dark themes, superheroes all good. He likes The Tick, but watches Cowboy Bebop on fast forward just for the action scenes.
posted by sLevi on Jul 6, 2006 - 19 answers

I'm buying a new TV: Explain to me the mumbojumbo!

HDM-Wha?! 1080i-who? I'm buying a new TV for the first time EVER and I'm in over my head. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jul 6, 2006 - 25 answers

What brand of backpack do the characters in LOST use?

What is the brand of backpack used by the actors in the US television drama "LOST"? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jul 4, 2006 - 4 answers

Is there a place online to find old episodes of the Daily Show?

Where can I find an old Daily Show episode online? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jul 4, 2006 - 4 answers

Technical advice for watching downloaded shows on my TV?

Technical advice for watching downloaded shows on my TV? [more inside]
posted by hokie409 on Jun 26, 2006 - 15 answers

TV shows for those wanting to be famous

My friend is looking for clips of different types of TV shows where people do things in order to become famous. The funnier and more outlandish the show, the better. What TV shows can you think of?
posted by blueyellow on Jun 26, 2006 - 11 answers

Looking for 70Kids TV Show called Vegetable Soup. Basically, Sesame Street on Acid

I'm desperate here. I need to see an episode, any episode, of the old children's TV show called Vegetable Soup. A basket full of carrots and cauliflower to anyone who knows where to find video of this show, either on disc or online. Preferably online. Does anyone else remember this show? It was on in the mid-70's. I've looked on YouTube and other such sources, but there must be something I'm missing.
posted by Sir BoBoMonkey Pooflinger Esquire III on Jun 24, 2006 - 9 answers

What should I do with an old TiVo?

What should I do with an old TiVo unit? [more inside]
posted by peep on Jun 23, 2006 - 9 answers

What show came on AFTER Arliss on HBO?

There was a show on HBO that came on AFTER Arliss that I remember loving. I've been trying to figure out what this show was by searching the internet and asking around to see if anyone else remembers it. I remember it was a comedy, but I don't remember the name or anything about it! [more inside]
posted by super_not on Jun 20, 2006 - 10 answers

Tracking down Battlebots

I've got a hankering for some robot combat. Could anyone help me locate some copies of the Comedy Central Series Battlebots? [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on Jun 20, 2006 - 5 answers

After about thirty minutes I had to ask myself, "Shit, what should I buy?"

What is up with television commercials that get cut off, played over, or otherwise mishmashed by other commercials on cable television? [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Jun 19, 2006 - 8 answers

Kid in a coma TV show.

Obscure Canadian TV Showfilter: Anyone remember the name of a kids/teens series made in the mid-nineties about a teenage boy who's in a coma? [more inside]
posted by jcruden on Jun 14, 2006 - 5 answers

How can I get a clip from the Daily Show?

Looking for permission to use a clip from The Daily Show [more inside]
posted by kensanway on Jun 12, 2006 - 13 answers

Jaghad Guru Speaks

Anyone recall a TV show on transcendental meditation hosted by Jaghad Guru, a.k.a. Chris Butler? [more inside]
posted by iced_borsch on Jun 3, 2006 - 1 answer

Anyone know a good HDTV installer in LA?

I set up my big screen and I think I did a good job. Only there's a lot of artifacting on the regular TV channels (not the HDTV). That may be as good as it's going to get with my DirectTV box but I'm not sure. Can you recommend a good guy at a reasonable price in LA to come take a look at it?
posted by rileyray3000 on Jun 3, 2006 - 2 answers

Is the SlingBox crap?

Has anyone had any experience with the Sling Box? [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Jun 1, 2006 - 11 answers

looking for a movie illustration...

help me find movie or TV scenes that vividly depict the cult of individuality OR the scary nature of fake / plastic ["i drank the cool-aid"] community... [more inside]
posted by rubberfish on May 26, 2006 - 17 answers

I've got direct TV. Name the best way to get it on my ipod.

My setup came with the R15 DVR that Direct TV makes. I want to get my DVR'd programs onto my ipod so I can watch them at the gym. Let me know what I have to do. Do I need to trade it for a standard Direct TV reciever and get a Tivo with Tivo to Go? Will that work with direct TV? Is there some sort of program that will work with my system and my XP laptop? Or is there something you can do to mod the R15? Is there a guy who hacks the boxes and lets you use the seemingly dead USB outputs? AND, if none of that works...should I ditch the ipod and get one of those PVP's that records videos and just set that up on TOP of my DVR? Or do they not work with satellite? I know, this is a lot. But any help would be appreciated.
posted by rileyray3000 on May 25, 2006 - 1 answer

CBS' Cold Case Season Finale: What's the story?

Did anyone notice that the season finale, "Joseph", of "Cold Case" on Sunday had the same basic story line as the movie Laura (1944)? [more inside]
posted by notcostello on May 23, 2006 - 9 answers

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