Can you recommend an upconverting DVD player with component output that ignores region coding and allows me to perform any action at any time? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Sep 24, 2008 -
We get little to no analog TV reception. Is switching to digital going to improve things? [more inside]
posted by oaf
on Sep 21, 2008 -
Looking for old animated film of aliens. I saw this on t.v. in the late 70's or maybe the 80's. Aliens that kind of looked like people were in animation and sometimes they would sit like they were meditating and then a big bubble would float above them, and you could not figure out if their soul was in the bubble, or if they were somehow procreating with others by doing this. I remember that the children were not suppose to bother someone who was doing this. It was a very interesting animation. I thought that the word "planet" was in the title but I'm not sure. Any ideas??
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Sep 13, 2008 -
My LCD TV, capable of displaying up to 720p content, doesn't (properly) deinterlace 480i cable content. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget
on Aug 27, 2008 -
I just moved. I have terrible TV reception and 24 megabit internet. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by alby
on Aug 27, 2008 -
Daily Show clip with John Oliver talking about his previous gaffes covering the Olympics - where can I watch it online?
posted by joshuaconner
on Aug 26, 2008 -
I want to be able to use my 32" television as a secondary computer monitor for games/movies. There are many tutorials for doing this on the internet but I'm having a heck of a time actually getting this to work. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga
on Aug 10, 2008 -
Whats the best television one can get around the £200-give-or-take benchmark. I've searched around but am totally overwhelmed by all the myriad of possibilities, monitors, High Def, TV tuners etc. Built in Freeview would be extremely useful as it'd save me getting the extra box, however it isn't essential. Same with a built in DVD player.Help me hive!
posted by ashaw
on Aug 2, 2008 -
I'm looking for movies and television shows that featured memorable, star-crossed heterosexual couples.
The man and woman must either: a) never get together, or b) get together only to have everything go horribly. No long-term relationships or on-and-off again romances, please.
Bonus points for obscurity, but well-known examples are also appreciated.
- Red (K. Kieslowski)
Thanks for your help! :-)
posted by coizero
on Aug 1, 2008 -
Do you remember this mid- to late-80s Nickelodeon made-for-tv movie? "Give me back my button!" [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex
on Jul 21, 2008 -
I watch most of my TeeVee on Netflix. Is there a site somewhere which indicate which episodes are on which DVD in the series? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Jul 15, 2008 -
How far ahead do writers of serial dramas plan? I've been catching up on Lost (only through Season 2 - no spoilers please!) and I've been wondering how much of this was planned, and how much was decided a week in advance. I'm sure the overall story arc is planned well in advance, but just what does that entail?
posted by um_maverick
on Jun 16, 2008 -
How can I watch the episode of the game show Jeopardy! that aired tonight, June 5? I just learned a high school friend of mine was on the show, and I missed seeing it when it aired. I'm hoping there's a way to do it online, but I haven't found it yet.
posted by emelenjr
on Jun 5, 2008 -
Where are all the research papers that say television for children under two is bad? [more inside]
posted by taff
on Jun 3, 2008 -
I'm looking for real New York area bars that have appeared on current television.
posted by Hwaet
on May 14, 2008 -
Can I put a slingbox on a television in Michigan and watch the video in Cincinnati? [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx
on Apr 29, 2008 -
How do I get rid of visual static/noise when using American electronics with my TV in India? Most notably, with my Nintendo Wii? [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Apr 4, 2008 -
A couple months ago, I sold my old Sony Trinitron and gave up TV. It's been fantastic and I haven't really looked back.
But I *have* been missing watching movies on a screen bigger than my 15” laptop. I've also always wanted a bigger monitor for my laptop, so I can juggle more projects at once.
So I'm starting to look around for a large LCD monitor or sizable HDTV to serve these needs. I've had a couple co-workers at previous jobs tell me they use an LCD TV as a monitor and they swear by it for cost savings and multi-functionality. [more inside]
posted by jkl345
on Feb 18, 2008 -
Is there a dpreview-like site for LCD televisions and monitors? Alternatively, suggest a good LCD television or monitor. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Feb 15, 2008 -
How do I find a list of publicists for stars of the theatrical stage or screen? Basically, I can be a hero if I can find celebrities currently in London, England recognizable to a Canadian audience. We need to hire them for a charming bit on our show... but the ones on our short list have not turned out. Therefore, I am now looking to get in touch with an appropriate publicist who has LOTS of clients and who can make suggestions as to who we should use, and then give them to us. [more inside]
posted by Elle Vator
on Jan 23, 2008 -
Is there a cable tv listing site that suggest shows based on interests (tagging perhaps?) [more inside]
posted by seeminglee
on Jan 17, 2008 -
CopFilter: In TV shows and movies cops (usually homicide detectives) often have lights and siren installed in their personal cars. Doe this really happen? [more inside]
posted by sycophant
on Jan 7, 2008 -
Please tell me you remember an episode of Davey and Goliath
where Davey steals a hypnotic, psychedelic toy from a friend and learns a valuable lesson in return. [more inside]
posted by item
on Dec 25, 2007 -
Which are the good/acclaimed live-action television shows from around the world outside of US/UK/Canada? [more inside]
posted by Gyan
on Dec 14, 2007 -
My wife wants to get a plasma/LCD TV and mount it over the fireplace. That just seems way too high to watch comfortably, though. Does anyone have any experience with a TV mounted that high? Will the kids be able to watch it if they're sitting on the floor? Does angling it help?
posted by adverb
on Nov 15, 2007 -
SurrealTelevisionAdFilter: Did my friend really see an ad in which a family reacts in abject terror when the cartoon sun character on the juice bottle comes to life at their breakfast table? [more inside]
posted by night kitchen
on Oct 29, 2007 -
Early-to-Mid 90's commercial: girl in bar slips guy a piece of paper not with her phone number, but with her email address. [more inside]
posted by Venadium
on Oct 28, 2007 -
How can I keep up with television spread memes without watching (much) tv? [more inside]
posted by yohko
on Oct 24, 2007 -
Looking for information on the broadcast/screening rights for a four-part special broadcast on BBC 4 in 1992. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos
on Oct 24, 2007 -
How do I turn my computer into a TV and is it a good idea? I've just moved into halls of residence at university and I've found that I can't tune my TV because I don't have the right remote. I don't have alot of space (I can't fit my keyboard on my desk at the moment) so I thought it might be a good idea to get a tv tuner for my computer instead of buying a new tv. I've just ordered a macbook so I'd prefer to use that but I also have a desktop PC I could use.
posted by Andy Harwood
on Oct 7, 2007 -
Help me figure out the TV show and episode I saw on the history of handguns (or specifically the revolver). [more inside]
posted by doctorcurly
on Sep 12, 2007 -