Have businesses suffered since DVRs became popular and everyone stopped watching commercials?
Why is a broadcast camera's monitor mounted so that the operator has to look up? [more inside]
Please recommend articles/books/etc. which talk about broadcast media and American suburbia in the 1970s and 1980s. [more inside]
Here’s a question that I think a lot of Ottawa-area Anglophones would appreciate an answer to:
Are there any good French television shows or films available via the Canadian version of Netflix streaming?
Who is the actor in this
Microsoft Windows 7 "To the Cloud" Windows 7 tv commercial?
What kinds of information does Directv/Dish Network capture on my viewing habits? Aren't they sitting on much more data than Nielsen Ratings?
What are some shows like Flight of the Conchords and/or The IT Crowd? [more inside]
My parents love watching Hong Kong TV dramas. Netflix has a limited number and my parents have nearly watched them all. According to the Internet, I have the option of signing up with Cinflix
or Tiger Cinema
to rent Hong Kong TV series. Anyone here have any personal experience, good or bad, with either site? Are there any other sites I should consider? What were shipping times like? I'm in the Chicago area.
Wicked long shot, but I would like to identify a 15-year-old infomercial because it brought me so much joy. It featured a man in a dance club selling some mysterious service. [more inside]
Chinese television show - what's the name? It's about construction workers, and seems to be set in the 50's / 60's. [more inside]
Please recommend to me some terrifically trashy guilty pleasure TV shows -- but not
reality shows! -- that I can watch over the next few months. The shows can be currently airing on TV (preferred), online on a legit streaming website (Hulu, etc.), or on Netflix Instant Streaming. I'm thinking something along the lines of "Gossip Girl" or the new 90210 series or "Pretty Little Liars", none of which I have ever seen. What else is out there right now that's good -- which is to say, entertainingly bad -- that I can get into quickly? [more inside]
What is the quality I should look for in a new TV if I want to watch stuff on it that I've downloaded onto a USB? [more inside]
How bad was the picture quality on TVs in the 1960's? Is the terrible definition shown on Mad Men correct? [more inside]
I have a USA-standard Samsung LCD flatscreen TV (specifically this one
). I'm moving to the UK in a couple of months and would rather not have to replace it. What do I need to do to make it work in the UK? [more inside]
My boyfriend has a Phillips 32" in flat LCD HDTV, that appears to be from 2006 or 2007. The screen seems to still be in great shape, but the speakers have developed an annoying buzz. Is it likely that the speakers could be fixed at a reasonable cost, or do we need to junk the tv completely and just get a new one?
I'm about to buy a Panasonic TC-P42U2 plasma flat-panel TV (Amazon
) As you can see, buying from Newegg will cost me $100 more than buying from Amazon, yet I'm tempted to do just that since Newegg has an unimpeachable customer service record. Am I crazy? [more inside]
I want to discover more "full episodes", need suggestions! [more inside]
We've decided to jettison the television. How will this affect our 2.5-year-old son in his interactions with his friends going forward? [more inside]
So I got a fancy new TV for Christmas, thing is, I'm completely TV illiterate. How do I connect my computer to the TV wirelessly? [more inside]
Was there a nonfiction TV series a few years ago that was basically a legal documentary containing footage of jury deliberations? (If so, what was its name and is it on DVD?) Or did I just imagine this?
I'm after a documentary I once saw about a self-building housing co-operative in the UK—or more information about the programmes. [more inside]
Help me find a Christmas television show I remember from childhood? [more inside]
I have some screenshots from a television show, and I would like to post them somewhere so that someone could identify the specific filming location for me (they weren't shot on a set, but on location; the Angeles National Forest area in So. California specifically). I've tried doing this in some Flickr groups but it's been fruitless. Any suggestions of some sites or online communities that could help me out? Thanks in advance!
Moving from TV-free to TV-having, please help me with the transition. Special snowflake details, of course. [more inside]
I'm trying to find a TV commercial for Paxil that aired probably during the late '90s, but maybe during the early 2000s. [more inside]
Which HDTVs will play standard definition TV channels the best? [more inside]
What are the top talent agencies for a journalist seeking to get into television work? [more inside]
Why do commercials usually show the product killing MOST, but not ALL, of the things it's supposed to kill? [more inside]
LED LCD HDTV? I'm looking to finally replace my 1998-vintage CRT with a Samsung 40" LED LCD @120 Hz (model #UN40C6300SF). It's on sale at Best Buy and the reviews have been very positive with a few complaints of bad panels and visible corner "flashlighting" in a dark room. Anyone have experience with LED TVs? I like their sexy slimness, but are they built to last? Should I wait another year for a comparably-priced 3D version?
Looking for tv and movies which will blow my mind with the quality of the writing and acting. [more inside]
I watch some stuff on my television (cable saved to my TiVo, streaming Netflix). I watch other things on my computer (Web-hosted training videos on subscription sites, clips from BBC America and Bravo/other NBC cable stations, YouTube, etc.). Is it possible to watch all my Web video on the TV? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: fictional characters in need of therapy. [more inside]
What's the best way to record antenna-based broadcast TV? [more inside]
I'm trying to identify a scary TV programme/film I saw as a child with goblins/aliens. Possibly Australian. [more inside]
Examples of different "looks and feels" / styles of video and how to produce them? [more inside]
Looking for movies or television shows that depict very gracious, well-mannered, and feminine women... [more inside]
I'm interested in cases in which male leading characters in TV or film drama over the past 20 years or so appear with black eyes or other visible facial trauma. [more inside]
Help me find this 3 Musketeers cartoon from the 80s with a ridiculously catchy theme song! [more inside]
I own a basic 42 inch LG LCD TV-- I believe 1080p and 60hz. The television is about two and half years old. Recently two vertical lines have appeared that run roughly in line with where the standard definition display would end on the left and right edges. It seems as if these lines are "burnt in" to the display. The lines are extremely visible under light to medium tones and are about 1 inch thick at their widest. Is the TV spent? Obviously no warranty is in effect at this point. Anyone have any solutions or recommendations?
My parents want to mount a flat TV on a wall and store the components in a closet. What do they need to know/buy/do? [more inside]
I'm looking for books or documentaries on the history of British television; not the device, but the early years of television broadcasting, the formation of the BBC, and the characters involved. Does anyone know of any? [more inside]
How can I prevent my cats from destroying my new LCD tv? [more inside]
Help me compile a list of television shows (or miniseries) whose main characters are all in the same rock band. Difficulty: no reality TV, documentaries, or kiddie/teen bands. [more inside]
What actress looks like Lauren Graham / Sela Ward? [more inside]
Replacements for metacritic? [more inside]
I'm looking for an overview of the economics of reality television - how much does this sector generate in cash? [more inside]
A location scout slipped a letter through our mailslot - call him if we'd be willing to let them "rent" our house for the filming of a television show episode. I haven't called him so I don't know how much they might pay, or any other details. Have you ever done this? Is it an awful headache? I'm interested in hearing how it worked out for you.
My flatscreen has given me a good 5 years of use, but may have finally reached its demise. What do I do? [more inside]
What would be the easiest way to record television and get it automatically transcribed? (some of the content would be in spanish) [more inside]
I am haunted by a recollection of televised play that I believe I saw on Showtime sometime during the early to mid 1980s. One of the lines involves something to do with formaldehyde and no matter how hard I Google, I can't turn anything reliable up. [more inside]