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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

HBO On Demand Not Working - No Joy from Cable Company - Help!

My cable company offers On Demand movies and shows. The free content works fine. It also claims to offer premium channels' On Demand offerings, but those are not working. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by bovious on May 23, 2006 - 12 answers

TVWoP recaplets?

Are there archives of Television without Pity's initial smaller recaplets anywhere? I can only seem to find archives of their full multi-page recaps, but I'd enjoy going back and reading through an entire season of something using the smaller recaplets.
posted by Robot Johnny on May 21, 2006 - 4 answers

Local TV News corrections

I see corrections in newspapers all the time. And now come to think about it Ive NEVER seen my local TV news do a correction. Nobody is perfect. So how do they deal with mea culpas? [more inside]
posted by freeflytim on May 16, 2006 - 17 answers

Fix My HD-Out on My Graphics Card

I just bought a new graphics card. The only thing I need it to do is to output my computer display to a television. To this effect, the card has three output options: (1) RCA, (2) S-video, (3) HD (red, blue and green cord). The first two options work great. The third, which is the one I'm really jonesing for, doesn't. What appears on the TV through the HD-out is all wonky and strange -- I can sort of make out stuff, but just barely. Any ideas as to how to get this up and running? I'm on XP (Home Edition), and here is the TV I'm using.
posted by JPowers on May 14, 2006 - 8 answers

big plasma tv = couch potato?

A question for big-ass TV owners. [more inside]
posted by PenguinBukkake on May 12, 2006 - 30 answers

Good UK TV forums?

What are some good message boards to discuss British TV? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on May 12, 2006 - 8 answers

TV show themetunes in US and abroad

Fox's House MD features a theme tune by Massive Attack in the US, but in Europe it has a different theme called "House" due to licensing problems. What other programs have had to do this, and what does a "licensing problem" mean, exactly?
posted by twine42 on May 11, 2006 - 14 answers

Looking for XP software designed to rip DVDs of episodic TV?

I own all of the southpark dvds and I want to rip each episode to an individual file for my media center. I know I can do this manually but it is tedious. Is there any Rip software that can do a batch conversion?
posted by lukeomalley on May 4, 2006 - 2 answers

Between a TV, a wall and a hard place

Turns out my dream of mounting my soon to be bought LCD TV into the wall is a no go, as the wall is directly over my fireplace and apparently THAT will cause damage to the cables. So I'm looking for the tallest thinnest credenza possible to mount it on. I'd build it myself, but a history of collapsed childhood treehouses seems to argue against that. Any ideas?
posted by rileyray3000 on May 2, 2006 - 9 answers

Ice hockey world championship on U.S. tv?

I asked this in 2004... but I'll ask this year too. Is there a way for me to watch the IIHF world championship in ice hockey in the US? I have cable tv and broadband internet. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on May 2, 2006 - 6 answers

What's this room from BSG and 4400?

Can you identify this conference room from Battlestar Galactica and The 4400? [more inside]
posted by nervestaple on Apr 29, 2006 - 6 answers

What PVR program will work with my All-in-Wonder X800?

I've got an ATI All-in-Wonder X800 XT video card. Where can I find a good PVR program that will work with this card? [more inside]
posted by Kraki on Apr 26, 2006 - 6 answers

For those nine hours a month when Law & Order isn't on...

I have a multi-pronged question about the soup-to-nuts process of movies getting onto cable television and actors getting their residual checks. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Apr 20, 2006 - 3 answers

Where can I find Noggin commercials set in a workplace?

I'm looking for digital versions of a group of commercials for Noggin. [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf on Apr 20, 2006 - 10 answers

XP Media Center & DirecTV DVR connection/set-up

Need help connecting my DirecTV DVR and my new laptop with Windows XP Media Center. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Apr 18, 2006 - 7 answers

"THAT GIRL IS HOT", but from where?

TV song filter: What song clip was featured in a recent episode of "The Loop" on Fox? [more inside]
posted by Mark5four0 on Apr 17, 2006 - 2 answers

When an actor dies, does their character live on?

How have different tv shows or movie franchises dealt with the death of actors between episodes/seasons/films? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Apr 17, 2006 - 53 answers

What's up with hotel TVs?

Why doesn't the on button work on hotel TV remotes? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Apr 16, 2006 - 11 answers

I can hear you, just barely hear you

I used to have one of those old VCRs where you had to tune each channel in by hand. It had a set of tiny little dials that let you scan the entire TV spectrum (and beyond?). When the cable wire was plugged in, I could tune in some bizzare things in the audio: rhythmic clicking, low pulses, and most interestingly, other people's phone calls. I assume I was picking up cordless phones, but how did this work? Did the cable system act as a giant antenna all over town? Has this phenomenon ever been documented anywhere?
posted by stopgap on Apr 10, 2006 - 6 answers

His Master's Voice

Is there any way to clean a discolored home entertainment speaker cover? [more inside]
posted by tpl1212 on Apr 9, 2006 - 3 answers

How can I find syndicated shows from the start?

Is there a site that lists when shows in syndication are being run in order from the first episode? The goal is to get a TiVo season pass and watch the episodes in order. [more inside]
posted by revgeorge on Apr 8, 2006 - 6 answers

Strange problem with half of my cable TV connections

Some strange problem with my cable TV. I was connecting a new Sylvania DVR/VCR unit in my bedroom. I used to have a Sony DVD/VCR in that same place and the cable reception used to be just fine. First thing I noticed after attaching the new unit is that the signal quality is very poor. But anyway then I come down to living room which has the Comcast's digital set top box connected to the wall outlet. I noticed there was no signal on TV and box was displaying a 'this channel would be available soon' message. Usually that means some kind of bad or no connection. Before I went up to the bedroom everything was running fine. Did plugging in the DVR/VCR unit blow the cable circuit ? [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Apr 6, 2006 - 4 answers

The legend became fact, they printed the legend...but where to find the stories behind the legends?

Watching "Assume The Position, Mr. Wuhl" on HBO made me hungry for more debunking of legends and myths that we often accept as fact and history. My problem is, I'm not sure what to search for in seeking such material. [more inside]
posted by weirdoactor on Apr 5, 2006 - 16 answers

"God Doesn't Exist" on TV

Is it true by broadcast and cable standards or regulations that you cannot say "God does not exist" on TV? [more inside]
posted by c on Apr 4, 2006 - 13 answers

Anyone remember a sitcom named Whoops?

Does anyone remember a sitcom named Whoops? [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on Apr 4, 2006 - 12 answers

Multiple channels of TV on one screen?

How can I get four different television channels playing on a large plasma or LCD display at once? I'm guessing that cable inputs would need to go to a PC, and then piped to the TV through DVI, but beyond that (hardware, software) I am a little stumped. Anyone have any suggestions?
posted by GriffX on Mar 31, 2006 - 7 answers

Searching for the name of a mid-80's sci-fi TV show/mini-series

This silly little thing haunts me - the name of an 80's sci-fi TV show. Maybe a mini-series, or very short-lived I think.... [more inside]
posted by jkaczor on Mar 29, 2006 - 10 answers

music heard in a tv documentary

Can you help me identify an instrumental piece of music heard in a tv science documentary? [more inside]
posted by funambulist on Mar 28, 2006 - 2 answers

What song was used in tonight's episode of Without A Trace?

My husband is going crazy because there was a song on an episode of Without A Trace tonight and he can't think of the name of the song or who performs it. Can you help us out? (He really is going nuts.)
posted by lisaj32 on Mar 27, 2006 - 11 answers

Up is down?

User interface question: When I'm simply watching TV, pushing up on the remote's channel changer button moves me to a higher-numbered station. Yet when I'm viewing the channel guide, pushing up brings me to a lower-numbered station. Why the discrepancy? [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Mar 27, 2006 - 12 answers

Where can I buy a Sony 30XS955 in Canada?

Where can I buy a Sony 30XS955 in Canada? [more inside]
posted by Jairus on Mar 22, 2006 - 4 answers

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