Recommend some good TV series with strong procedural elements that are currently on the air. [more inside]
We're moving to a new place in DC and would like to explore television that includes watching NFL games and do not include just paying for a big ol' Comcast or DirectTV contract. Are there other options? [more inside]
How can I disable the tuner in a TV set? [more inside]
Having crossed over, unseen by most, from another dimension of the the inner mind to the outer limits of the night gallery, where do I go next?
I've seen The Twilight Zone. I've seen The Outer Limits. I've seen Tales From the Darkside. I've seen (and, puns notwithstanding, was bored by) Tales From the Crypt. I've seen Night Gallery. What else is there for me to see? [more inside]
What channels can I get from a tuner card in NYC using just the antenna? No cable hookup or FIOS or any of that fancy sh*t. I plug the card into the computer, I put the antenna in the window, I activate the relevant programs, and . . . . ? [more inside]
I need a cleaning towel for my large screen DLP TV. The manual says to use a cotton towel, but I find that solution to be less than perfect, a lot less than perfect. I've considered a microfiber cloth, but I don't have any experience with them, and the ones that get good reviews (from Amazon) are too small for the task I need them for. A cleaning solution is something I've considered, and plenty of them are labeled "safe for TV screen", but words are cheap and my TV isn't. Basically, I'm hopelessly lost, and would appreciate some suggestions on a TV screen cleaning kit with a proven history of reliability and customer satisfaction. Thank you.
How can I keep my unusually moisture-sensitive TV dry in high humidity? [more inside]
I'm meeting a network development exec near Penn Station next week for a mid-morning coffee over which we'll be discussing a show I've pitched. His assistant has asked me to pick the spot. Help? [more inside]
Hi I am responsible for compensating a two year old TV bought for $900 then. (A guest in my party broke and no one is owning up...ex-landlord is behind me now) Similar model (brand new) is $600 now all included and being demanded 600, citing the higher price paid then. What is a fair price that I should pay? How do I make a convincing reply ? ....please help....
Reality TV: How "real" are the dangers, how "neutral" are the camera crews? [more inside]
6 year old playing games on the iPhone? Too early? [more inside]
I have an older Gateway PC acting as my media center/file server. I have it hooked up to a 42" 720p Samsung Plasma TV via VGA from the on-board connection on the PC. As such, the resolution is not very good: 1024x768 and the picture doesn't really fit on the screen. Can you recommend a cheap video card (under $50) that will let me connect via HDMI and show things at a decent resolution without stretching or cropping the picture? No gaming, just playing video files.
Can you think of Sci–Fi films where people are bombarded with Advertising? [more inside]
My satellite dish may have slipped slightly out of alignment. Is realigning it a DIY job, or should I call a professional? [more inside]
I like watching light drama/90s sitcoms while I'm doing chores or want to relax for a bit. I've run out of my favourites, and there's probably a lot of stuff I've missed due to being too young or not staying in enough when they were broadcast. What next? [more inside]
Have loved Breaking Bad, but it's nearing its end. What are some other high production value TV thrillers should I watch? I like season-long story arcs, suspense, and excellent writing and acting. I love BBC's Sherlock, 24, Dexter, The Sopranos, and Game of Thrones.
Is there a way to live-stream the Sunday morning US political chat shows like Meet the Press, Face the Nation, etc? [more inside]
Can I convert HDMI to component for my HTPC? [more inside]
Is there a last.fm-esque website for movies? I want something that allows me to keep track of what I've watched (really, any media tracking website) [more inside]
Audio-visual help, please: I need a camera/monitor setup that allows me to film things, show that footage live on a screen as it's shot, and record that same footage as clips that I can quickly share later. [more inside]
How can I turn android into a kickass media center? [more inside]
Self-referential song by Mason Williams or Smothers Brothers 60's 70's; lyrics about the song structure, ex: "this is the bridge, it takes you to the end of the song", verse, chorus, etc., all in appropriate places. Saw it performed on U.S. television in that era.
I haven't seen a post for this in the last year. Help me buy a nice 32-42in TV by answering a few questions about my price range, TV options, etc :) [more inside]
I'm trying to remember an HBO series that was mentioned on AskMe recently. It lasted for only one season, and had to do with romantic relationships and marriages (I think) and was a character-study sort of show. Help?
Good cultural criticism about True Blood, including recent episodes? [more inside]
Can I rig some sort of home-made equalizer between my TV, speakers and PS3? Other ideas as to changing the levels of frequency ranges also welcome. [more inside]
How can my wife watch Food Network without cable TV? [more inside]
I am looking for information on how people feel, like and want (or not) to be interviewed by TV, radio or newspaper reporters. [more inside]
How can I watch whole Olympic basketball games online? I'm in Australia. Every search I do seems to turn up things that look a little like malware. Live and legal would be my first preference, but I don't mind if I have to download an entire game as an avi and watch it afterwards. Thanks!
Help me watch the Olympics on my computer. In Africa. [more inside]
Movies where the heroes don't foil the dastardly plot. [more inside]
TV/Movie Title Sequence Filter: For production reference I'm trying to figure out what tv/movie title sequence I am picturing - it's from the 60s (or has that retro feel), is an animation of/or including straight lines in different arrangements, they are (sometimes?) blue. [more inside]
A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
I have an Olevia LCD TV bought in 2008. For about a week, it would have no sound on any input after being turned on but a quick power cycle would fix it. Now it's stone-cold dead. No glowing LED on the power button like normal and it is definitely plugged in properly to a live outlet. What should I do now? [more inside]
Can my LCD be saved cheaply or is it time to move on? [more inside]
How can I set up my LCD monitor as a full-fledged TV for a digital tuner, DVD player, and Wii? [more inside]
What is the best way for my sister to watch Netflix given her old TV setup? [more inside]
Is this stereotype real or made-for-TV? [more inside]
How can I watch Glee Project online? Oxygen on cable is not an option, nor is satellite TV. My daughter would very much appreciate you clueing in her dad. [more inside]
To what extent do American Highschools resemble the stereotypical American Highschool seen in just about every movie and TV show ever, withever present competition for social status, rigidly defined cliques, omnipresent bullying, etc... etc?
What was this show - late night UK channel 4 community-service soap opera. [more inside]
Help me remember the name of this show from 15+ years ago [more inside]
Is there any way to play media files on a tv if the files are stored on an external USB 2 drive, which is hooked up to an Airport Extreme Base Station? There's a Roku SD and iPhones involved in this party, if that helps.
I'd like to buy a brand new stand alone DVD recorder that has an over the air tuner (US) for under $200. Any recommendations? [more inside]
How do I wirelessly stream laptop output to TV? No DLNA, no Intel WiDi, but HDMI port available. [more inside]
My tv has turquoise colored lines all over it, and also on top of menus. It just randomly did this, no lightning storm or anything. Any ideas? Sharp Aquos LC-46D62U or LC-52D62U (Tv is mounted to wall and the manual is for both tv's. Not sure which one mine is.)
Fringe Fans: What are the absolutely essentials episodes in Season 4? [more inside]
Is there a Readability-like app for video that will send YouTube videos to my Tivo or Apple TV with one or two mouse clicks? [more inside]
I have been asked to help a friend set up her (not yet purchased) TV as a wireless monitor for her computer. Can you explain it to me like I'm 5? [more inside]
I want to get rid of cable, but don't want to lose the content my wife and I like. There are too many options, so I need help piecing together the right setup. [more inside]