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Wait, why are we doing this, again?

I want to understand more about the switch from analog to digital television. Why is the FCC doing this, and how are the analog waves now going to be used? Where can I go to find out more information?
posted by theefixedstars on Feb 8, 2009 - 14 answers

Make PS3 games use 1080p?

How do I force PS3 games to play at their optimum resolution? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Feb 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Costume drama/Period film/tv recommendations?

Help me make a list of must see costume dramas/period films/tv. I love costume dramas and period films/tv and I'd like to see more of them. Recommendations please? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Feb 3, 2009 - 50 answers

I'm a Comcast customer is looking to expand my TV horizons.

I'm a Comcast customer is looking to expand my TV horizons. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jan 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Can I get a coupon for a digital tv converter box?

I applied for 2 of the digital converter box coupons the US government was handing out. I never received them. They have my info and know that I applied for the max and can't apply for more. I would like to have a coupon to subsidize a converter purchase. Am I out of luck?
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Jan 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me identify this mid 90's Japanese science/educational TV show.

Help me identify this mid 90's Japanese science/educational TV show and prove that it exists. Every week it explored how something worked by approaching it from a different angle or doing an unusual experiment. One show they made gasoline from orange peels and drove a car around with it. On another they tried making coffee from other foods by roasting, grinding and filtering water through peanuts, soy beans, and beef. I remember the title as "MegaTen" but the Googles, they do nothing. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Dec 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Sit Ubu, sit. (or: Help me be in a Live Studio Audience.)

What sitcoms still film in front of an audience? Bonus points for NYC. [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Nov 19, 2008 - 12 answers

A question about digital TV antennas in SE Portland.

A question about digital TV antennas in SE Portland. [more inside]
posted by concrete on Nov 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Bad Mitsubishi TV

Need advice on Mitsubushi DLPs. Been burned twice, being offered WD-73835 as a replacement for my current 73" Mitsu DLP. Is it a good TV? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Nov 6, 2008 - 2 answers

Are there any good alternatives to Hulu for watching TV on a computer?

Are there any good alternatives to Hulu for watching TV on a computer? I'm having some bandwidth/connection problems, and I'd like to try an alternative if one exists. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Oct 31, 2008 - 11 answers

The Han and Cinema

The Han and Cinema I am working on a paper on the Korean concept of Han and how Han is communicated directly or through the use of trope in film and television. Of particular interest are films and television from East Asia, those which feature East Asian actors, and those which are set in East Asia. The definition I am seeking to support or reject is the idea of Han as: The pain of victims that has festered in their hearts for a long time. My ideas thus far: The West Wing (2003) Episode 504 - entitled Han. The Good Earth (1937) In addition to the plot of the film of interest is the fact Anna May Wong was passed over for the role of O-Lan and the pain and woundedness and the sense of "Han" she experienced. M*A*S*H (1972-1983) set in Korea but not focused on Korea. The Korean people are merely a silent witness in the series, they have no voice. If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.
posted by the_binary_blues on Oct 27, 2008 - 7 answers

On what TV channel can I follow the Canadian election returns tomorrow?

I'm in the US and want to follow the Canadian parliamentary election returns. Will any US TV station, cable or otherwise, have election coverage?
posted by Kattullus on Oct 13, 2008 - 7 answers

DVD player that isn't hostile to end-users?

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 - 10 answers

Should I bother getting a digital TV converter?

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 - 16 answers

Help me find this animated show about aliens

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 - 5 answers

When should I buy my new TV?

When is the best time to buy a new tv? [more inside]
posted by Caz721 on Sep 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Can I force my DVR to pick up a later showing of a program?

Is there a way to force our DVR to record a later showing of a program? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Aug 29, 2008 - 6 answers

NTSC needs to die, already.

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 - 5 answers

Television over internet

I just moved. I have terrible TV reception and 24 megabit internet. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by alby on Aug 27, 2008 - 16 answers

Find this TDS clip?

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 - 8 answers

Help Me Watch the Olympics

I really want to watch the olympics. Here's why I can't: [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Aug 17, 2008 - 31 answers

How to use a 32" CRT as a computer monitor?

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 - 10 answers

Why the DTV lag?

Why does a tv station's digital signal lag behind its analog signal? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Aug 7, 2008 - 17 answers

TV, TV, TV!

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 - 7 answers

Do Mulder and Scully count?

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. Examples: - Red (K. Kieslowski) - Titanic Thanks for your help! :-)
posted by coizero on Aug 1, 2008 - 64 answers

Does Katie Couric get to pick which news item opens the broadcast?

What kind of influence do US network anchors have on the news selection and editing process? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 1, 2008 - 7 answers

PIP from two sources?

Can I do picture in picture from two different inputs on any TVs? [more inside]
posted by Grither on Jul 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Haunted painting, Nickelodeon, 1980s: Give me back my button!!

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 - 3 answers

Which episodes are on which DVD?

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 - 8 answers

What are the best options for cable TV + Internet in Chicago?

What are the best options for cable TV + Internet in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Jul 15, 2008 - 11 answers

TV in the kitchen?

Does anyone have a kitchen TV that they like? [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Jul 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Recommend me some Australian and Canadian comedy!

Similar to this thread, please recommend some Canadian and Australian comedy! [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Jun 29, 2008 - 21 answers

UHF stations change after a storm

Why did my UHF stations change after a storm? Can I get them back? [more inside]
posted by Jenesta on Jun 26, 2008 - 7 answers

I'm lost about Lost

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 - 16 answers

No, my friend's name is not Sean Connery.

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 - 11 answers

Is tv really and truly bad for toddlers or am I believing the hype?

Where are all the research papers that say television for children under two is bad? [more inside]
posted by taff on Jun 3, 2008 - 22 answers

NYC booze tube

I'm looking for real New York area bars that have appeared on current television. [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on May 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Slingbox - will it sling from Detroit to Cincinnati?

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 - 7 answers

How can I use my TV speakers as the center channel on my receiver?

How can I use the speakers in my TV as the "center" speaker on my receiver? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 7, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I get rid of static/noise when using American electronics with my TV in India?

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 - 2 answers

Looking for an old TV

Help me find an outdated portable TV set. [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on Mar 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me make a TV show~!

I'm going to shoot a TV program. How can I package and sell this germ of an idea? [more inside]
posted by DickStock on Mar 17, 2008 - 4 answers

I gave up TV. Now help me buy a TV. (...Or a humongous monitor for my computer/dvd player.)

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 - 11 answers

Is there a dpreview-like site for LCD monitors/TVs?

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 - 14 answers

How do I find a star-for-hire in London?

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 - 5 answers

ISO site that does TV recommendation based on interests

Is there a cable tv listing site that suggest shows based on interests (tagging perhaps?) [more inside]
posted by seeminglee on Jan 17, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I create a TV schedule based on a topic?

How do I create a TV schedule based on a topic? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Jan 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Weee-Waaah-Weeee-Waaaah

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 - 15 answers

UUSee TV

Anyone ever use the Chinese streaming software UUSee? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Dec 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me name and/or locate an episode of 'Davey and Goliath'.

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 - 7 answers

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