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External DVD drive/player that works with both laptop and TV?

I am looking for an external, portable DVD drive that plugs into a TV (via USB would be most convenient) and functions like a standard DVD player, while also connecting to a laptop to play CDs/install software. I can only envisage using the drive to watch DVDs on my TV, rip CDs and install software, so the ability to write to disk is not important. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on May 13, 2014 - 8 answers

How do I adjust the sound sync on my TV?

When I watch TV, the sound is just a little bit off and it looks like everything is dubbed. What can I do about this? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 24, 2013 - 12 answers

DĂȘ o dom da linguagem.

Interesting Portuguese-language shows on DVD? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Did I imagine this scene from My So-Called Life?

So, I absolutely loved My So-Called Life as a teenager. I recently bought the DVD and just watched the pilot episode again, but a scene I vividly remember is missing. [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising on Oct 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Search for DVD recorder with tuner

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]
posted by Brent Parker on Jul 8, 2012 - 7 answers

So in this next shot...

I've been re-watching Mefi favorite Community with all the commentary tracks and really enjoying it. So, I'm looking for other good TV shows (genre unimportant) on DVD that have commentary for ALL the episodes. Preferably a show that is complete, but that's not necessary. Most important is that every episode have commentary on it. Recommends?
posted by Saxon Kane on Mar 14, 2012 - 19 answers

DVD to iPad: Part Deux

Problem with ripping TV-series DVD's to iTunes via Handbrake. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

How do you viewing photos on your tv from a burned DVD?

How do you viewing photos on your tv from a burned DVD? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Feb 19, 2011 - 5 answers

After The Middleman, what should we watch next?

After watching The Middleman: The Complete Series, my girlfriend and I are despondent that we're done--there's no second season. What TV series should we watch next? (We learned about The Middleman from this question that I asked previously.)
posted by zeek321 on Nov 6, 2010 - 9 answers

The spooky spooky woo woo show

If I wanted to watch Fringe, what episodes should I watch If I don;t want to watch a lot of boring monster-of-the-week stuff? This list seems like a good starting point, though I'll happily include episodes that are watchable or good rather essential to the overall series mythology. For bonus points, which disks of the DVD library should I get from the video store to see the good episodes?
posted by Artw on Oct 7, 2010 - 8 answers

kids tv with songs?

What kids tv shows feature lots of songs? [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Sep 28, 2010 - 30 answers

Help me reduce the footprint of my home theater components.

Help me reduce the footprint of my home theater components. Any and all options welcome. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Sep 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Ripping TV show season box sets to iTunes seasons?

I recently bought The Twilight Zone Season 2 box set on DVD. I'm wondering how to turn the set of DVDs into a nice TV show series in iTunes complete with episode titles and other information about each episode. I've tried using Handbrake, but all of the DVD chapters are of the same length and it looks really confusing. I have an iPad and would like it to look like other TV show seasons do that are purchased from the iTunes store. Anything super automated and created for this purpose?
posted by antgly on Jul 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Let's make a portable play station for a baby.

1x 1 year old daughter, 1x Sony Vaio and 1x IT Team that will do whatever I ask them to (nicely). How can I turn my old Vaio into a mini entertainment and gaming system for my little fairy? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jul 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me build my perfect home media machine.

Help me build my perfect home media machine. It must play blu-ray discs, browse the web, and stream HD video from internet sources. I have no interest in video games, and little interest in cable TV. Is this something I can buy? If this is something I must build myself, what kind of computing muscle will I need? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on May 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Should I wait for Blu-ray TV show releases?

Will TV shows come out on Blu-ray? Which ones should I wait for, which shouldn't I? [more inside]
posted by battlebison on Apr 4, 2010 - 9 answers

I Want My M(ini)TV

My friend is looking to replace her TV. She wants a very stylish/elegant small flat screen TV with built in DVD player, HDTV. Price is open (well not that open). [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on Mar 7, 2010 - 12 answers

How to prevent S Video cable from overriding DVD signal?

My (very basic) DVD player is connected to my (also very basic) TV with RCA cables. My laptop plugs into my TV with an S Video cable (so I can watch Netflix streaming, etc). The problem: if the S Video cable is plugged in (even if the laptop isn't connected on the other end) the TV won't recognize the signal coming from the DVD player. My solution is to simply unplug the S Video cable when I want to use my DVD player, but ideally I'd like to keep it plugged in and have some sort of switching mechanism. Is there such a product and if so, can someone provide a link? Thanks!
posted by AONeal79 on Feb 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Ohgodtheressomanyofthem!

Universal remote on a budget. Is. It. Possible? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Feb 15, 2010 - 17 answers

LCD Monitor Starring as TV

I want to use a LCD monitor as a TV. What do I need to do to make this dream come true? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Region Free At Last, Thank the Beeb I'm Free At Last!

Now that we have a region free DVD player, what British shows should we look in to ordering? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Dec 17, 2009 - 58 answers

Help me design a new home entertainment system.

My old tube television has died a terrible sputtering death. Help me get over my sense of loss by assisting me in replacing it with a new HD television and entertainment system. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Nov 23, 2009 - 23 answers

Bigger without Blurrier

How can I get a DVD movie to fill (at least one axis of) my screen without compromising the picture quality? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Nov 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me hook up a new HDTV to an old(ish) stereo receiver?

Can you help me connect my optical-out DVD players to my new HDMI-in HDTV? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Sep 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Does (screen) size matter?

Why do movies (.avi files) look better when viewed using a DVD player than on a computer screen? [more inside]
posted by murtagh on May 30, 2009 - 19 answers

Of Beauty and Consolation

During some insomnia nights, some years ago, I was lucky enough to come across with Of Beauty and Consolation on the tv, which was an English translation of the dutch tv program Van de Schoonheid en de Troost. The program is a series of interviews with intellectuals. The Richard Rorty interview is available on-line. Now I'm trying to get the DVD box, and it seems there is a dutch version available, but since I don't know a word of dutch, I'm trying to find the English version. Anyone can help this quest?
posted by dfreire on Apr 10, 2009 - 1 answer

Is there a Battlestar Galactica complete series DVD?

Does anyone know anything about a Battlestar Galactica (2004) complete series DVD? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Apr 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Cosy times wanted!

Different ways to watch movies aside from unplugging and moving a rather large iMac around the house? [more inside]
posted by dance on Mar 19, 2009 - 14 answers

What is like The West Wing?

TV Filter: I love 'The West Wing, so what other TV/DVDs should I watch? [more inside]
posted by eclecticlibrary on Mar 13, 2009 - 40 answers

How do I stop my surround sound system cutting out?

My surround sound system keeps cutting out at higher volumes. Please help me find a way to stop it happening. [more inside]
posted by Beep on Jan 21, 2009 - 9 answers

can I buy complete series of Married with Children?

can I buy a complete DVD series of Married with Children? If so, where? How much should I expect to pay? It has 11 seasons, and I want to buy it as a gift. However, it would be way too expensive to pay 35-45 dollars PER season, for each individually.
posted by esolo on Oct 3, 2008 - 3 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

maybe I should just clean my glasses

37" widescreen LCDTV viewed from 12' away, do my eyes have the resolving power to justify getting a Blu-ray instead of upscaling DVD player? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Sep 23, 2008 - 25 answers

Best TV on DVD?

TV-on-DVD recommendations? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp on Sep 4, 2008 - 58 answers

Needing a new useful remote.

Help us find a replacement remote for a TV/DVD combo, or else a good universal remote with an eject button! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Aug 13, 2008 - 9 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

Help me hook up the VCR to the TV along with our new digital converter box.

Help me hook up the VCR to the TV along with our new digital converter box. I don't care that the VCR can't record or display digital channels - I just want to be able to watch videos and DVDs. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on May 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Can you tell me how to get...

Where can I find older episodes (pre-Elmo) of Sesame Street on DVD for my son? I know about the two disks of "Old School" episodes that have been released on DVD, there's still a huge gap between where those end (1979, I believe) and when Elmo became extremely prominent in the show (late 80s, I believe), and each of those sets only contain 5 full episodes, and a lot of individual segments, outside of the context of a full show. [more inside]
posted by jferg on Apr 18, 2008 - 6 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

The Format War & My Collection

Should I continue to purchase titles on standard DVD and wait out the format war or switch immediately to a new (Blu/HDDVD) format? [more inside]
posted by TetrisKid on Dec 10, 2007 - 18 answers

My VCR needs a digital replacement!

My VCR died. I want to replace it with a digital recorder ... [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Nov 15, 2007 - 4 answers

Are you really that lazy?

Why on earth is there a 'play all' option on dvds of episodic TV shows? [more inside]
posted by underwater on Jun 8, 2007 - 47 answers

Can I send my digital TV signal to my analogue DVD/HDD recorder?

Can I send my digital TV signal to my analogue DVD/HDD recorder? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on May 13, 2007 - 7 answers

Wiring an RF modulator from a VCR.

I've pulled an RF modulator out of an old VCR, but I don't know what some of the pins are for on the unit. Help me wire it up to modulate a composite video signal. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Feb 12, 2007 - 12 answers

How do I get a DVD playing on two screens?

How do I have one DVD player go to two TV's? [more inside]
posted by bigcheesegump on Jan 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Plugging in a set-top box

I need some help incorporating my new set-top box into my DVD recorder and TV setup. [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Nov 11, 2006 - 9 answers

Computer-based media clipping service?

How easy would it be to set up some PCs to record the local news on several channels for purposes of offering a media clipping service? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Oct 7, 2006 - 9 answers

I'm feeling more than remotely frustrated....

Please be my virtual boyfriend and help me get my TV remote control working properly. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Aug 13, 2006 - 3 answers

Help me make a DVD.

Help me make a DVD. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Aug 11, 2006 - 4 answers

Was she right? Are kung-fu films less popular these days?

I just went to a screening of The Five Venoms at my art museum's in house movie theatre, and the lady that runs the place said in a sort of an off hand way (in the middle of a reminiscence about the old days when they had first started showing kung fu films as part of their schedule) something along the lines of 'of course now with the satellite TV and DVDs not nearly so many people are interested in these pictures'. That sounded strange to me, because would have assumed that those two factors would have increased interest in that kind of movie. Does anyone have any insight or information about changes in peoples interest in kung fu films? Does that
posted by shanevsevil on Jul 30, 2006 - 5 answers

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