My TV won't boot. The screen turns on, but it doesn't display anything (it's just solid black) and doesn't respond when I press any button besides the power button. Does anybody have any clever ideas for trying to deal with this myself before I send it in for repair? [more inside]
Gilmore Girls filter: my girlfriend is missing the recently deceased GG and is looking for a new show to fill its shoes. She'd like another show with a similar feel and tone, but nothing too intense or overly dramatic (e.g. not One Tree Hill). What should she watch?
What are the various anime/animation styles being represented by the characters in the show Kappa Mikey? [more inside]
I recently bought a fancy smanchy Samsung hdtv. However it has a totally different way of describing digital channels than any listing service does. For instance, I look at listings and they what say is channel 709, my tv thinks is channel 9-1. What is going on? Is there some way to get listings and my tv to agree?
I often watch the shopping channels on TV and regularly see demonstrations of "miracle" cleaning products. Now my curiosity has got the better of me. Does anyone have experience of these cleaning products? Are they as fantastic as they appear? [more inside]
Our TV is a Zenith Space Command (circa 1990, serial # SG5245S). At present it's hooked up to cable from Shaw (connections are all connected), but we only get about 4 channels (the rest are fuzz). Can the TV be re-calibrated? We have no TV manual (bought it used), and there is no apparent "reset" button, etc. There are buttons that say: Skip, Add, Band, AFC (?). Any guidance is appreciated....
The FCC seems to indicate that broadcasters are required to include closed captioning, at least for new programming, but I have purchased several very recent movies on cable that lack closed captioning. How are the cable companies getting around these requirements? Why is closed captioning so inconsistent? [more inside]
my tv fell off a shelf and now the screen doesn't work. can i fix it? [more inside]
How does Fox keep scoring new TV shows from geniuses? [more inside]
With a nice high speed connection now installed at home, I'd like recommendations for finding sci-fi/fantasy TV shows that I can download legally and freely via torrent, that I would not typically have already seen on American cable. [more inside]
My friend is in the market for a new Hi-Def receiver unit. He need help picking the right one for him. [more inside]
My VCR died. I want to replace it with a digital recorder ... [more inside]
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?
2009 Digital TV conversion. What do I need to know? [more inside]
What the heck is wrong with the colour on my TV? [more inside]
What are some interesting non-fiction TV shows/episodes/specials/movies?
Does anyone remember kids drawing/painting show from the early 80's hosted by a stereotypical type New England fisherman/sea captain? I remember it being on CBS early on Saturday mornings, 6am or so.
An artist friend is searching for 4 Polaroid FXM-1511c TV/DVD combo unit, but there don't seem to be any available... if you don't know where she can get 4 of them, can someone recommend a comparable product (inside for the full details).... [more inside]
Kids' Puppet Show Filter: Help me find the name of a show with lots of fish and a friendly shark. [more inside]
Can I re-download my purchased tv shows and movies on Amazon Unbox, even after I've watched and deleted them from my computer? [more inside]
I'm going to be a Nielsen family during the writers' strike. What should I watch to support the writers? [more inside]
What's a good source for finding TV shows online? Specifically, Ninja Warrior (originally titles Sasuke in Japan)?
TV-over-the-internet-filter: What's a good source for finding TV shows online? Specifically, Ninja Warrior (originally titled Sasuke in Japan)? [more inside]
My new Plasma TV fell off the wall and shattered. Am I screwed? [more inside]
"Me not ugly, me is beautiful." Do you know what monster might have said this? [more inside]
I'm looking for a new TV stand. I have some guidelines as to what I'm looking for, and I'm having a hard time finding something that meets them. [more inside]
So, my TV just died and I'm wondering whether a TV-tuner card in the PC isn't the way to go to replace it... [more inside]
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]
Name that TV show. Gasmasks, hotel rooms, eggs and dead maids. [more inside]
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]
Why were there more black experts in 1980's "Free to Choose" than there typically are in today's TV?
When watching Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose" (PBS, 1980), I was (pleasantly) surprised at the high number of black experts (and women) who were guests in the show. Not the usually array of exclusively old, white guys one would have expected. [more inside]
How can I keep up with television spread memes without watching (much) tv? [more inside]
Looking for information on the broadcast/screening rights for a four-part special broadcast on BBC 4 in 1992. [more inside]
Is the portrayal of CPR in tv/movies totally bunk? I read somewhere that CPR can't actually return someone to consciousness, but rather just keeps them alive long enough to receive more advanced medical treatment. Is this actually the case, or could CPR alone revive someone? [more inside]
In medical shows like House or E.R., the doctor will often shine a flashlight in to the eye of a comatose patient, but the pupil doesn't constrict. How do they do this special effect? [more inside]
90s GM TV commercial for Daytime Running Lights? [more inside]
I'm planning on building a PVR and need advice on TV card, PC and the PVR software. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a quality firm that will help me revise, update, and make my resume the best it can possible be, here in NYC? I am also looking for quality job recruiter or headhunters in NYC as well! [more inside]
I have a couple plot/setting-related questions about part of Battlestar Galactica's first season, and was hoping to get non-spoilery answers if possible. [more inside]
A Mexican TV station wants legal approval to film a gig of my band. Please give me some advice! [more inside]
Using TiVo Series 1 without programming guide? Can I still tape stuff? [more inside]
Can UK TV Licensing authorities actually tell via some special ray gun if you're watching TV or not? [more inside]
Why is europe portrayed so badly on US TV? [more inside]
I just received a check from Pump Audio. I submitted my music to them a while back and, apparently, one of my tracks was used in a TV show. Woo-hoo! However, I can't find any information on the show it was used in. The information on the statement is as follows: Usage Description: Yearbook Episode 1998 Air Date: 6/11/2006 Ntwk/Pro: ABC I've Googled, to no avail. I can't even find any reference to a show of that name. Anyone have information or a suggestion of how where to look? Or, super-extra bonus points if you know how I can get a copy of it!
Have a Tivo HD with two working cablecards, but about to get a Tivo S3 - can I just take the cards and put them into the S3 until I get the installer out to put in new cards?
Do I need Microsoft's permission to show their flight simulator environment on television? [more inside]
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.
Please help identify a children's horror program either on television or VHS (most likely) that I watched as a child in the early 90s. [more inside]
How can I get both, ATSC and NTSC on a USB tv tuner, with options to switch between both of them? [more inside]
Should I buy an LCD or Plasma now or wait until closer to Christmas time for the specials? [more inside]
Why do US chat shows have the guest seating facing in the same direction as the host? This means the guest has to turn his or her head 90 degrees to look at the host, which looks totally unnatural to me. [more inside]