I need to rephotograph some stuff off a computer monitor and I love the texture of the screens in this clip from Moneyball, especially in the extreme close ups and player head shots. The visible honeycomb of pixels is what I'm interested in. I've shot stuff off a Cinema Display (no visible pixels really) and broadcast monitor (visible but rectangular) before and it doesn't look like this. Any idea what kind of monitor or LCD looks like this?
I have a Toshiba 35" TV from the mid-90s that still works perfectly. I still have the manual it came with, and the original remote. The TV stands on a custom TV stand that was built by the manufacturer specifically for it. Unfortunately, I don't want it anymore, the TV weighs 165 lbs., and I cannot carry it myself. Options I've exhausted include: [more inside]
Mrs. Mojo and i began watching 'Bunheads' but lost interest within four episodes. Recent comments from critics implied the show significantly improved after its beginning. Assuming you agree, where would you pick it up again?
We've decided it's time to watch Star Trek... all of it. In what order should we watch it? [more inside]
Back in the late 1980s there was this weird performance art duo, a man and a woman, who seemed to turn up all over the place on TV. They were on MTV, I think they were on the Tonight Show, et al, but nobody seems to remember them and I can't find any record of them online. (No, they were not Shields and Yarnell.) [more inside]
I am wracking my brain! Does anyone remember a TV show from the 80s/90s that had a book with an eye that opened and closed at the end of each episode?? Its a faint memory, but any help would be appreciated!
Where do I find Nitpickers Guide to The Tudors? Or something like that. [more inside]
Interesting Portuguese-language shows on DVD? [more inside]
Are there any good drama series from the eighties available streaming online? [more inside]
I just want a 60" screen that just shows the video from the home theater and devices like Roku. Does it exist? [more inside]
What's the best way to connect my Samsung series 5 TV with my Acer Ferrari One notebook so I can use the TV as a monitor? The laptop doesn't have a HDMI port... [more inside]
Recommendations for all-time best "royal court intrigue" movies, TV series and books? [more inside]
Please help me create an "Essentials of Doctor Who" playlist, to catch someone up on the show since the reboot. [more inside]
Help my sister identify this outtake or live skit. As my sister describes the scene, there's a man eating a sandwich and the sound effects keep getting out of synch. Eventually he turns to the camera/audience and says something along the lines of "You know, I have to eat this whole sandwich." [more inside]
I am looking for the best quality video of a TV broadcast of the ball drop in Time Square from any time during the 1960s. [more inside]
I want to watch videos from a yoga website (Yogaglo) on my TV. The tools I have available to me are: MacBook, xbox 360, and Apple TV. Can I make it happen? [more inside]
I'm looking for non-traditional fun (maybe dark) Christmas movies, for my Christmas day full of movies. Right now, I'm watching Rare Exports, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hogfather . Any other awesome and ridiculous suggestions? [more inside]
Prepping for a five hour layover in Houston (and lots of other holiday traveling in the next three weeks). What are your favorite movies or shows to watch while traveling? [more inside]
What TV shows consumed your life? [more inside]
I'm disconnecting my cable. What are my alternatives? [more inside]
I recently inherited both a broken Sony KDS60A2000 and a broken Sony KDS50A2000 from a friend. They're both broken, but they're both broken in different ways. Can I cobble together one working television from the two of them? [more inside]
If those Yankees can do it, then so can I. How to watch (preferably HD-quality) Romanian TV in the southeastern USA?
If those Yankees can do it, then so can I. How to watch (preferably HD-quality) Romanian TV in the southeastern USA? Willing to consider anything, including satellite and IPTV. [more inside]
For TV shows like The Mindy Project or 30 Rock, where the creator is also the star, to what extent is the creator involved in the writing? Do they split the job of showrunner with someone else or are they not in the writer's room at all? If there is a showrunner, at what point in the pitch process does that person usually get hired? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me where I could find a copy (legit or not) of the 1974 TV movie "The Little Match Girl" (IMDB info here) that starred Lynsey Baxter. It was a great, particularly dark version, and I'd like to show it to my family this holiday. Any leads appreciated. It was originally produced by a TV station in Cincinnatti. I am not interested in any other version than this one. Thanks!
Seen any good movies or TV lately, or ever? The hard part: must be Bechdel-positive. [more inside]
Love The Walking Dead but am getting a little tired of the one black man rule, that has got me thinking are there any examples of two black men in current TV and or movies that are not specifically a "Black" show i.e. The Cosby Show, Tyler Perry, that has two adult black males interacting?
how to deal with differing levels of ambition and motivation in a relationship? [more inside]
Early Christmas Present filter: We got a new tv last night. Help us decide on the best movies to watch to "break it in" [more inside]
How do I buy South Korean TV/movie posters? I am interested in procuring copies of the two posters at the top of this post. Cursory googling hasn't helped identify an obvious source. [more inside]
I need clips from movies and TV shows of people suffering from PTSD. Funny, serious, whatever - bonus points for something I can access online. [more inside]
Does anyone know what song it is that plays during the closing credits of Season 3, Episode 4 of Bored to Death? [more inside]
I have public wi-fi at my new apartment, and am able to stream Netflix just fine via a friend's laptop. I am not sure if there is a way for my Apple TV (2nd gen) to work here. I have googled around and others seemed to be able and others not. Normally when using my home computer or kindle tablet, I have to connect to wi-fi after a given period of time left unattended and then click "connect" from a browser page so perhaps this is why the ATV2 cannot work. Any thoughts? Thanks and have a good Thanksgiving!
There was a really funny commercial about a year or two ago... a husband and wife are sitting at either end of a very long dinner table in a Victorian styled dining room. They were both waspy ... straight laced,prim and proper. After a moment the husband looks up to his wife and says in a monotone voice "happy.anniversay"if any one could link me to that YouTube video you will have fulfilled my Christmas wish!
We need a new TV / home entertainment setup. Hoping for specific product recommendations. [more inside]
Laid up for surgery during the month of December. Please recommend to me your cheesiest Christmas movies or TV episodes that are available online. Made-for-TV movies are OK, in fact they would be awesome.
What can I do with a massive entertainment cabinet after getting rid of the television? None of the local charities are interested (and I don't blame them). For reference, it's 6'10" tall x 8' wide x 2' deep, the doors need 18" clearance to open, the upper shelves are glass, and I hate needing to worry about the glass doors. All suggestions (kindling? cat gym? ding-dong ditch it somewhere?) on where to take it or how to repurpose it are welcome! [more inside]
I love to read. I love to watch t.v. I don't love binge reading and binge t.v. watching. How do I stop this? [more inside]
What teen/20s drama love triangle show can I watch after my recent Dawson's Creek bender? [more inside]
[Moves/Media Filter] What scenes in either movies or television depict employees being laid off? I am thinking scenes that are done either properly, or terribly inappropriate. Ideally the clips should be short 1-4 minutes. Thank you in advance!
Please help a luddite watch TV. I know the state of the art in TV options has come a long way since my family decided that cable + TiVo was the right solution for us a decade ago. Now we have a new place and I want to set it up right but I get overwhelmed when I go to research the options. Can you help me make sense of it and stop wasting a ton of money on cable? [more inside]
How do cable shows that offer free video podcasts on iTunes make money off of my watching them if no ads are inserted? [more inside]
Anybody have a good idea where to watch the election tomorrow in Berkeley or North Oakland? [more inside]
Does anybody make a 9" under-cabinet kitchen TV WITHOUT a built-in DVD player? [more inside]
Our TV is broken. Should we try to fix it, or would it make more sense to just buy a new TV? How much would a repair for our kind of problem cost? [more inside]
I'd like to buy a TV that ISN'T black. Is that even possible? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me which BBC program their recent segment on the Internet Archive is a part of?
Seeking the best stories, across all genres, about coming to terms with the world in the early adult years.
What are the best stories that feature young adults coming of age/coming to terms with life's imperfect realities? By "young adults" I mean "adults who are young," probably roughly 19-30, not "young people who are becoming adults." This maturing process can be central to the work or peripheral. One example: "The Great Gatsby." Short stories, novels, nonfiction, film, television and any other genre are all welcome.
I've come to realize I really like smart procedural-type tv shows where the two main characters are an FBI agent and their talented sidekick. I've burned thought Numb3rs, Bones and am half way though White Collar. What's next? [more inside]
LIVE coverage election night 2012 - on the internet? [more inside]
What sub-culture is depicted in the Sonos speaker commercial with the nicely dressed women and men dancing in their living room? [more inside]