UK TV filter: Please Help me fix my TV antenna signal. I've recently moved into a new shared flat & am trying to get our TV to work. In the bedrooms there are regular tv aerial sockets on the wall, but there is no signal to any of them. In the lounge, there looks is a panel with three satellite plugs (picture link)
which has an old Sky box connected. We would like to use freeview, but it looks like there is no antenna plug in the lounge, and no signal in the bedroom sockets. The sky box does however seem to get a satellite signal from its plug on the wall, but none of the others will give a freeview signal (or are the wrong kind of socket). [more inside]
posted by snarkle
on Mar 28, 2012 -
Trying to remember the name of a TV series program that I watched in the late 1980s that in one episode on digital information predicted the rise of the electronic book. There was a male host who led the show, which was an examination of new technologies. In the particular episode I am looking for, he recounted an idea that books in the future would be distributed from something like an ATM machine where you would insert a card onto which the book would be downloaded. If it helps, I remember he stood at some kind of podium during the broadcasts that had like an acrylic/lucite egg-shaped glowing top--random detail, but these are often what jog people's memory.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Mar 27, 2012 -
So I'm looking for a new TV and of course I want the most cost effective for my needs. The thing is I will use it exclusively with my HTPC which is connected to my surround system, meaning I don't need sound, a smart TV, hard drive, 3D, Internet or networking capabilities or any sort of receiver. All I really need is kind of a big computer monitor. It should of course have a great picture. Can you recommend me something? Price can be up to 600€, size around 40-42 in., for screen type I don't have preferences (not beamer).
posted by SweetLiesOfBokonon
on Mar 20, 2012 -
I've been re-watching Mefi favorite Community
with all the commentary tracks and really enjoying it. So, I'm looking for other good TV shows (genre unimportant) on DVD that have commentary for ALL the episodes. Preferably a show that is complete, but that's not necessary. Most important is that every episode have commentary on it. Recommends?
posted by Saxon Kane
on Mar 14, 2012 -
I'm hooking up a gaming console to my Mac Pro, via a FW Miglia Director's Cut Take Two, which is apparently natively recognized as a camcorder by OS X. What app do I need to cleanly display the game on my screen? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat
on Mar 12, 2012 -
I'm trying to remember the name of a children's TV show broadcast on (I think) YTV around 1995, I think it was in the slot after Camp Cariboo. It was probably Canadian, and it had a mailbox puppet that said "YOOOOOOU BET!" when asked if there was any mail, and one of the men on the show used to dress up like a bee, which I remember terrifying me as a child. It may have been broadcast on TVO, but I'm fairly certain it was YTV. [more inside]
posted by kansakwens
on Mar 8, 2012 -
What are some radio shows/podcasts/TV shows by funny tough guys? (Repeat of this
question, 5 years later.) [more inside]
posted by lunchbox
on Feb 25, 2012 -
Was there a difference in the iTV versus PBS airing of the Christmas Special (last episode) of season 2 of Downton Abbey? [more inside]
posted by gregoryc
on Feb 20, 2012 -
I am the IT Manager for a small public access tv station and I've been roped into doing a segment on our weekly news show and I have absolutely no idea what to do. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts
on Feb 17, 2012 -
I'm looking for lists of TV shows and movies that have characters referencing numbered lists of rules.
As examples in Wedding Crashers they reference a random assortment of rules e.g. Rule #110: Never walk away from a crasher in a funny jacket. Fight Club has "First Rule of fight club is..."
What else has a set of rules like this?
posted by vegetableagony
on Feb 16, 2012 -
I got hooked on "Sons of Anarchy" reruns. Some great acting, and fine straight-ahead storytelling. How 'bout that Gemma! But tell me, is Charlie Hunnam (who I know is a Brit, by the way) swaggering as part of the role he plays (Jax) , or is he limping because of a real-life disability, or does he just walk that way? Once I noticed, it started driving me nuts. Have unearthed zippo on the web.
posted by fivesavagepalms
on Feb 14, 2012 -
TV culture vultures - please help me ID an early '90s MTV sketch that featured a punk version of the 'one of these things is not like the others' game & theme song. [more inside]
posted by mintcake!
on Feb 12, 2012 -
Does anyone yet sell a device that would allow me to plug a tv set-top box into it and directly record an mp4 video file? (For the purposes of copying old VHS tapes and recording some sports matches for posterity from TV). [more inside]
posted by ascullion
on Feb 12, 2012 -
How many times did Gaius Baltar actually save Laura Roslin's life in Battlestar Galactica? [warning: here be spoilers] [more inside]
posted by skoosh
on Feb 7, 2012 -
I got a new LCD TV, and it's 1080p and 120 Hz (previous was 1080i and 60 Hz). It generally looks great, but playing some Xbox 360 games, there's a noticeable amount of tearing I never saw on my old TV. Is this the game, the console, some setting, the TV itself or something else entirely? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch
on Feb 6, 2012 -
Google Fu Fail Hulk. When was Hulk SECOND TV movie in theaters? And in what countries? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Feb 6, 2012 -
I know everybody asks this (and I've read through the previous questions looking for recommendations), but what should I watch next? Preferably on Netflix or Hulu Plus (not web only). In general, I tend to like: mysteries/crime procedurals/law dramas, especially with a quirky twist, and also shows involving a quirky band of misfits (or individual) working outside the law to bring justice to the little people while finding out who done them wrong (e.g. the A-Team, Burn Notice, The Pretender, etc.) I also like heist shows and sci-fi. And occasionally anime. [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe
on Feb 6, 2012 -
Are there any newish TV shows actually about cooking out there? All the recent food-related shows I've seen are about people being angry with each other, rather than teaching about food and cooking.
posted by Harald74
on Feb 3, 2012 -
What like apple TV but without the limitations? I want to stream the internet from my ipad / laptop without having to use the cord. [more inside]
posted by JJkiss
on Jan 31, 2012 -
How accurate, from a medical perspective, is the typical TV/Movie representation of someone nearly drowning? I refer to the "Receive mouth to mouth resuscitation whilst unconscious, cough up a little water and regain consciousness then everything's fine again." depiction of drowning.
posted by dougrayrankin
on Jan 30, 2012 -
Can you direct me to genuinely funny comedic soft-core or hard-core pornographies? Along the lines of naked sitcoms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 28, 2012 -
I recently bought a new TV, replacing one from the early 90s. And I went a bit crazy plugging in ALL the things. The trouble is... there's still nothing on! Is there some kind of master TV / movie / media guide I can use to tell me what device or service(s) offer what I want to watch? [more inside]
posted by marylynn
on Jan 20, 2012 -
Please recommend mindlessly relaxing American sitcoms to me along the lines of How I Met Your Mother, Community, New Girl, Happy Endings etc. I'm currently under massive amounts of stress and these are the only things that help me relax. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500
on Jan 20, 2012 -
Where did this TV/movie trope originate: the one where someone can no longer play a musical instrument because of a painful past incident.... [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice
on Jan 19, 2012 -
Is there a real world referent for that bleeping typing noise used in some films as a text (usually a location note) appears on the screen? It's a similar thing to that chunka-chunka typing sound used in the X-Files when the location of a new scene would be announced, but it's like a very rapid, high-pitched "beedeebeedeebeedeebeep" sound played while the letters appear. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo
on Jan 18, 2012 -
I'm trying to find a TV show theme song via a vague recollection of the song that might not even be correct. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr
on Jan 12, 2012 -
Which TV shows are exciting and absorbing enough to make the minutes fly by while doing cardio? [more inside]
posted by amarynth
on Jan 9, 2012 -
What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair
on Jan 4, 2012 -
After recommendations from friends, I've just recently discovered 30 Rock. I started watching from Season 1, Episode 1. Turns out I love the show. But here's the problem: I'm in a place in my life with very little time to dedicate to TV. So while I want to be caught up so I can watch the most recent episodes and talk about them with friends, there's no way I can watch all of the episodes. So, MeFi - what are the must-watch 30 Rock episodes
? I've Googled around, but would love your opinions.
posted by demagogue
on Jan 4, 2012 -
When I purchase an on-demand movie from Blockbuster on Tivo, why do I receive only the "letterboxed" (480i) version instead of the "full-screen" 1080 HD? I understand the ratio/aspect reasoning behind letterboxing but I find it hard to watch at my viewing distance from the screen. Is there a way to change the settings to receive full-screen HD or are only "letterboxed" versions available from Blockbuster on Tivo? My search for an answer has been fruitless. I have a 46" Sharp 1080P HDTV and use RCN cable. Thanks.
posted by mbx
on Jan 4, 2012 -