I'm trying to remember the name of a TV show from the 80's about a guy who had a computer cursor that would make a neon motorcycle or sportscar. [more inside]
posted by phirleh
on Mar 21, 2006 -
This is a random question, but it's driving me nuts. Can someone explain to me the purpose of the dial-up sound on the Fox Soccer Channel? [more inside]
posted by ob
on Mar 18, 2006 -
Is there a way to keep TV commercials from being so much louder then the program that I'm watching? [more inside]
posted by devilshgrin
on Mar 15, 2006 -
I've got a Windows Media Center edition PC hooked up to my television using an S-video cable so that I can play DIVX files, and I'm getting my wallpaper showing up on the television... and nothing else. The main monitor still shows all my apps, however. What gives?! [more inside]
posted by insomnia_lj
on Mar 10, 2006 -
Back in the day, what did contemporary viewers of The Andy Griffith Show
feel about the show? Was it good and wholesome, or sordid and immoral? Was it 'funny ha-ha' or 'funny omg i can't believe they just did that!'? Realism or surrealism? Sitcom or soap? And all that jazz. [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish
on Mar 3, 2006 -
Does anyone know if there are problems with the Guide Plus+ TV listings servers? I have an ATI TV Tuner with the Guide Plus+ software and the listings are no longer updating. [more inside]
posted by Otis
on Mar 2, 2006 -
Where do you get those little 30-foot TV towers, that look kind of like this
? They're all over the place out here in rural Texas, but I don't have any idea where people get them. They can't be ham radio towers, as I've bought those before and they run close to $1000. I just want something to get my weather station wind sensors up over the tops of the pine trees.
posted by rolypolyman
on Feb 10, 2006 -
Why are some of my cable channels covered in snow, while others are perfectly fine? [more inside]
posted by geeky
on Feb 7, 2006 -
Name that tune please :: PBS is great, and the songs in their promos are actually just as good. Currently running is a promo that ends with the words; "Be More ~ ThirteenHD" (this is PBS Thirteen's High-Def channel which they broadcast in NYC & possibly elsewhere?). The music which accompanies it is a piece that I'd classify as sort of a Blues/Rock/Jazz instrumental.
My Question: Name that tune!?!
posted by Jhaus
on Jan 31, 2006 -
TV Commercial Filter: I swear that "You can't always get what you want" by the Rolling Stones was in an Airline Commercial a couple years ago, but I can't seem to validate this claim using my Google skillz.
posted by matimer
on Jan 30, 2006 -
Help me figure out the name of an alien-related mid-eighties children's TV show... [more inside]
posted by greycap
on Jan 29, 2006 -
Law and Order: TOS: TNT runs approximately a million episodes a week. Why do they never show espisodes from pre-1992? (Episodes with Paul Sorvino and/or George Dzundza as Chris Noth's first partners) [more inside]
posted by crickets
on Jan 23, 2006 -
A few years ago, I saw a TV-documentary about a man who was burning down luxury homes somewhere in the American west. The arsonist's best friend (brother?) was instrumental in capturing him. It was on 20/20 or Primetime or some similar show. I was riveted by the story, have never forgotten it, and I'd love to see it again. Which show was it on? Is it available on DVD? Transcript? Based on a book?
posted by grumblebee
on Jan 21, 2006 -
Artfilter: What is the name of the painting, and the painter, of the portrait hanging near the door of Will's apartment in Will & Grace? It's a portrait of a male, shoulders up, no shirt.
posted by Neale
on Jan 21, 2006 -
A few years ago, I saw a PSA narrated by what sounded like a black man in his 40s or 50s. It described how one summer he and his brother were told by their father to build a brick wall for no apparent purpose. He talked about how hot it was, how they didn't spend any time with their friends, and they had to rebuild parts that weren't up to snuff. At the end, the father said something like, "Now don't ever tell me there's anything you can't do." I loved the ad, and was wondering whether it was available online. Any ideas?
posted by ykjay
on Jan 20, 2006 -
I've got a beater computer that I want to use to stream media to my tv (it's a 1.2 ghz P3). What do I need at the bare minimum (hardware/software) to get AVIs to my tv and feel like I'm watching cable instead of a computer file? Remember, I am looking for the simplest soultion. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on Jan 11, 2006 -
I've got a 28" CRT Television, it was left in the garage in the freezing cold and I'd like to know what I should do before I power it on again. [more inside]
posted by rc55
on Jan 6, 2006 -
Short version: Want to piggy back the audio/video output of my receiver onto my cable TV signal.
Long version: I want to take the output of my receiver which is in RCA plugs (2 audio, 1 video) and somehow put that onto coax that ALSO contains my basic cable channels. I'm sure I stumbled onto something like this while looking at home automation stuff months ago, but I'm not finding it now. Effectively what I want is to be able to put my receiver's output on channel 100 or something on my coax. This would allow me to split that coax and run it to other TV's in my house and have the output from the receiver available on any TV on channel 100, while still having the regular cable channels available as normal. This will allow me to play Xbox on any TV in my house with my wireless controller.
I found this
but it only puts the one signal onto coax, it doesn't add it to coax with an existing set of channels. Not what I want, but its the closest thing I've found.
Is this even possible or am I dreaming that I have seen this before?
posted by gfroese
on Jan 6, 2006 -
I am watching ITV's Midsomer Murders
at the moment, wherein Detective Chief Inspector John Nettles just heard that a 20 year old student Aidan is told he will inherit £100,000 if he reaches 21 as a non smoker.
Are these Will clauses legitimate in UK law? Or are they a convenient dramatic device, long superceded in legal practice?
posted by dash_slot-
on Dec 30, 2005 -
I've seen LiveJournal avatars and pics that look like they're from a certain TV show or film, and I'm curious as to which film it could be. It looks like a very recent film. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on Dec 28, 2005 -
How can I use the IR port on my Windows XP laptop to control my television?
posted by punishinglemur
on Dec 26, 2005 -
Is there a place where I can download/watch Volkswagen New Beetle TV commercials of yore? [more inside]
posted by herrdoktor
on Dec 26, 2005 -
My father is hard of hearing. I'm looking for suggestions regarding easy
audio devices that will let him listen to the TV at the volume he needs, but also let the rest of the family enjoy the program at a more reasonable volume. [more inside]
posted by Galvatron
on Dec 22, 2005 -
I was recently was watching an episode of the Simpsons, which had me reflecting on the fact that the show is quoted all the time by everyone, to some people's great annoyance. My question is, was there ever a show before it that was so widely quoted? [more inside]
posted by Sangermaine
on Dec 20, 2005 -
Have you noticed all the cool background music in television commericals these days? A lot of it is electronica, some ambient, some house, some trip-hop, etc. Who creates all of this music, and how do you break into the 'Television Commerical Music Production' business? How can I drop the hot beat for the next L'Oreal commercial?
posted by jasondigitized
on Dec 13, 2005 -
I have an idea for a website that will show tv listings, but editable by anyone wiki-style. Would such reproduction of TV listings be legal? [more inside]
posted by slater
on Dec 10, 2005 -
My fiancee still lives at home with her TV-crazy parents. As a gift before our wedding, to thank them for letting me stay at their house literally hundreds of nights, I want to get them a nice 15-20" LCD TV for their kitchen to replcae their crummy 13" CRT. [more inside]
posted by seinfeld
on Dec 7, 2005 -
On an admittedly silly nostalgic whim, I'm looking to buy memorabilia relating to Ha!, the TV Comedy Network. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark
on Dec 2, 2005 -
How might one get tickets to the daily show on short notice? I'm thinking, like, Thursday... auction? broker? money is not really an object... I have had no luck ebaying, googling, chekcing with brokers, etc. etc...
posted by pissfactory
on Nov 29, 2005 -
LOSTfilter: I found a great link last week but (argh) didn't bookmark it. It's several animated gifs/screen caps from the show LOST on ABC. All of the pics show weird flying black things. One set on the beach, and one from the jungle that actually flys up and stops in front of the camera. Am I crazy, or has anyone else seen these?
posted by richmondparker
on Nov 27, 2005 -