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 -
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 -
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 -
Can anyone identify this TV show about historical weaponry I saw in the late '90s/early 2000s? Basically, every episode featured the host learning how to use a different weapon. [more inside]
posted by gueneverey
on Jan 1, 2012 -
I am planning on purchasing a new, larger monitor to connect to my 13" 2011 MacBook Pro. I'd like to consider the possibility of using a TV as a monitor, so I can possibly get a larger sized screen. However, I've never purchased a TV, only using someone else's old school hand-me-downs, so I know nothing about them. Looking for advice. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Dec 25, 2011 -
What is the statute of limitations for a juvenile assaulting another juvenile in England. I'm in the US., laid up for a few days and have been watching "Midsommer Murders"
on DVD. This would answer a plot point I have.
This is a VERY dangerous town to live in, every show 2 to 3 people die.
Don't go there!
posted by Pecantree
on Dec 1, 2011 -
Recommendations please for using a big screen LCD TV (40+"?) as a computer display. "Don't" is fine as a response but please justify. Cost is a significant issue; we can spend up to or little over $700. [more inside]
posted by anadem
on Nov 25, 2011 -
I need advice about hiring someone to mount our 40" LCD TV on the brick wall above the fireplace in our New York City apartment. [more inside]
posted by sleepinglion
on Nov 14, 2011 -
Best setup for watching web video on TV? I currently have a PS3 which I occasionally use to watch Youtube etc via the TV. I'd like to do this more (especially longer videos) but using the PS3 is annoying for this, and I'd like some way to set up the videos on a laptop or tablet and send them wirelessly to the TV. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by crocomancer
on Oct 30, 2011 -
What rare, important, especially unusual recordings can I only see at TV museums in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by stleric
on Oct 21, 2011 -
I distinctly remember seeing an episode of My Little Pony (original series, around 15 years ago) that involved the ponies using some sort of walk/ride through (via conveyer belt) machine to clean themselves or make themselves up pretty - somewhat like a car wash. Did such an episode really exist? I'll be stumped if it didn't, it's so clear in my mind. [more inside]
posted by mondotwistedmojo
on Oct 18, 2011 -
What movie or TV show was this? This has been nagging at me for years!
Around 1978 or 1979, when I was 7 or 8 years old, I remember seeing a creepy teaser on TV for an upcoming movie, or episode of something, in which a man wearing dark glasses is speaking to someone off-screen. He says something like, "Don't go in there, kid, unless you want to end up ... like this!
" And then he removes the dark glasses, and instead of eyes he has two things that look like raised, white ridges with horizontal slits cut into them. Something like Inuit snow goggles
, but set into the eyes instead of connected in the middle.
I never saw the show and this is literally all I remember about it. A friend of mine thinks it might be The Omega Man
, but I'm pretty sure it isn't.
posted by Ratio
on Oct 10, 2011 -
Insomnia-filter: Help this stressed-out couch-sleeper re-learn how to sleep in the bedroom (with television). [more inside]
posted by headnsouth
on Sep 26, 2011 -
"When will [movie] next be shown on TV?" - is there a TV guide service (with UK listings) that will either tell me the answer to questions like these, or send me an alert when it knows the answer? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water
on Sep 17, 2011 -
Can you name the movie or TV show this image
is from? Looks like a classic sci-fi film, though I can’t tell if the set is a spaceship or a submersible.
posted by scamper
on Sep 11, 2011 -
Please help me find what is probably A) an obscure 70s-80s made-for-TV alien/zombie movie and B) not worth watching in entirety, ever? [more inside]
posted by pepper bird
on Sep 5, 2011 -
How do TV channels figure out how many people watched a particular episode (e.g. XX million watched American Idol)?
I often hear things like XX million viewers watched American Idol or some other show.
How do the news guys / broadcasters come up with these numbers??
Surely they are not able to track what is being watched in peoples homes.
So I guess this is some kind of math or projection. Any idea how this is done?
posted by r2d2
on Aug 27, 2011 -
I'm really enjoying Torchwood: Miracle Day. The actors are charming and the sense of humour appeals to me. (It reminds me a bit of Buffy.) I've never seen any of the other seasons of Torchwood. Should I bother? If so, are there ones I should skip? [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger
on Jul 30, 2011 -
SCTV-filter: In which sketch did Richard Harris (Dave Thomas), after being asked to keep speaking in his loud voice rather than lapse into his insufficiently audible quiet voice [both demonstrated here
], say, loudly, "I'll try! But I don't know if I can sustain it!" [more inside]
posted by Trurl
on Jun 9, 2011 -
My dad is looking for the name of a cartoon and all he can remember is that a wolf or coyote is a schoolteacher. It may only be an episode of a series. The time frame for this would be US television up to and including the sixties.
I don't think it's the Roadrunner series, but I'm not sure.
posted by tatma
on May 25, 2011 -