I'm gonna be coming up on some money soon. Hooray! In order to save money I plan on buying a PS4, but I'm starting from nothing. What sorts of things do I need to have a really fun experience? [more inside]
My new Sony flatscreen TV seems to have developed the superpower to show movies at 60 frames per second. But since I always thought that the movies were filmed at 24fps, it has me wondering: Are the in-between frames being GENERATED by the TV? [more inside]
I wrote a story for an online women's magazine, and it was picked up for a Canadian television network. They'll tape me as I'm telling my story, and then they'll re-enact it with actors. If you've ever seen Investigation Discovery episodes, it'll be like that, but funny. How do I get through this? [more inside]
I like to make gifs. What kind of device and setup do I need to pull live video off of television and onto my computer?
My office has had a giant TV sitting unused for ages. Today, we got a Chromecast to plug into it to get some use out of it. What would be some things we could play that would be nice background video? [more inside]
Why do black-and-white shows from the 1960s, especially live ones, have what looks to be a burn (dark shadows) around bright objects (around Walt's signature and around people's heads) and dodging effects (white glowing) around dark objects (around the jet-black suit jackets of the announcer and dancers)? I originally thought it was some beleagured production assistant manually burning the What's My Line signatures so that they'd be more high-contrast and thus more readable, but now I'm seeing it everywhere!
What is an inexpensive hardware and software configuration that would allow someone to stream a handful of channels of live TV to 50-100 computers, accessing these on demand? [more inside]
Is there a person or company that one could safely hire (i.e., safeguards against theft) to rip DVDs they own into digital video files? [more inside]
I want to watch Swedish television via the web, but much of the content is blocked geographically and available within Sweden only. I prefer free, but I'm willing to pay a nominal monthly/yearly amount. I did locate this company during my Google search - I don't know if this service is overkill for my needs. Is it safe to use a foreign proxy and would it be wise to install the proxy on a separate router? I have no idea how any of this works.
ProductFilter: Looking for a Portable Media Player that supports WMV file formats AND composite or S-Video output. And is hopefully not a piece of junk. [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]
Examples of different "looks and feels" / styles of video and how to produce them? [more inside]
was NBC's sitcom "Friends" shot on film @30fps? was/is that common practice? [more inside]
"Well, why didn't you just WANG YOUR WIENER?!?!" Utterly bizarre 1980s video-identification question follows. [more inside]
I came into some hardware I have no other use for, so it's time to try some "media center" software! Yay! Difficulties: Spouse-friendliness is important, I don't know the media center scene very well, the hardware I have isn't all that fancy, and my patience for scouring all the different projects' forums to sort them out is somewhat limited. Can you help me sort out my options and pick something that's close to my requirements? [more inside]
How can I watch as much of the X-Games as possible, especially now that the event has passed? [more inside]
How can I find out if the upcoming seasons of Top Chef and Project Runway will be available online (e.g. Amazon Video-on-demand, iTunes, etc.)? [more inside]
I'm thinking of shooting and uploading some b-roll for sale to others who might need it, with locations and keywords and all. Is there a marketplace for this? [more inside]
Are there (legal) ways to copy recorded TV shows from my HD-TV box to my laptop for personal use? Note: This is a technical question, not a legal one - I just don't know where to start. [more inside]
Why is TV snow in black and white? [more inside]
I need a reasonable quality video stream captured from recent US network television, with the commercials still in it. Oh, and no subtitles. And, actually, maybe more than one, if that's possible. The usual pirates, you see, conveniently strip the commercials. [more inside]
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]
Daily Show clip with John Oliver talking about his previous gaffes covering the Olympics - where can I watch it online?
Looking for good implementations of web based, on demand television, similar to BBC's iPlayer and Channel 4's 4OD services. [more inside]
I'm going to shoot a TV program. How can I package and sell this germ of an idea? [more inside]
What Saturday Night Live skit had "a man dead, goes to heaven and asks God questions?" [more inside]
Does NTSC look as bad on actual NTSC televisions as it looks on my PAL television? [more inside]
I'm interested in buying a TV Tuner Card for my PC, but I don't know where to find good reviews. Does anyone have any recommendations for a cheap, decent-quality card that preferably comes with a remote? [more inside]
How can I keep up with television spread memes without watching (much) tv? [more inside]
I've just bought a portable media player and want to fill it with video. I'm loving Stage6 - click the link and it quickly downloads a high quality divx file. Anything else out there as easy to use and reliable? [more inside]
USB thumbdrive to television - does such an adaptor exist? [more inside]
Can I record video from my ATI DVR straight to my iPod? [more inside]
In last night's episode of Studio 60, Cal mentioned something sounding like Chi-ron (or Kai ron) as part of the preshow checklist they were running through. I remember hearing this same word a few times on Sports Night. What is it? [more inside]
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]
Can one use RCA cables (red/white/yellow) in component jacks (red/blue/green)? I understand that the jacks carry much different data/signal/whatever, but I was told that there is no need to buy (very) pricey component cables...you can actually just hook up good quality red/white/yellow RCA cables to the component jacks for the same purpose. [more inside]
How do I copy videos FROM my PC TO my TiVo???? I see plenty of ways to copy video the other way, including TiVo's own TivoToGo, but what I'd like to do is copy videos I have on my computer (in various formats) TO the TiVo. Is this possible? [more inside]
What are the options, if any, for live video of the Winter Olympics online in the US? Having been able to watch CBC in 2002, I was spoiled, but this year it's back to NBC only. Worse, with the games in Europe this year, they will be showing everything that matters spliced into bite-size melodramatic bits, in between interminable ads and features, six hours after it actually happens. So, any options, licit or illicit?
I'm looking for classic "Saturday Night Live" sketches that might not have made the "Best of..." DVDs. Namely, John Belushi performing as Joe Cocker WITH Joe Cocker! But there were far too many good ones to let them all fade into oblivion! Is there any way to find these classic sketches to save them for posterity?? Thanks!!
How does one become a professional video cameraman? [more inside]
Where can I find old New Jersey tourism commercials? [more inside]
We're having a "Disco Party" for my daughter's 6th birthday tomorrow. I've got the music covered, but I was looking for some VIDEO I can burn onto a DVD and just have playing in the background. [more inside]
I have an old Intel Celeron 501MHz PC sitting around collecting dust. I'm wondering whether it would be suitable as a video server for my television, assuming I upgrade it with WiFi and a TV card. I don't have/want cable, so I don't necessarily need TiVo-like capabilities, but it would be nice to have something that could access my WiFi network, grab my downloads (mostly fansubbed anime, foriegn shows, etc.), and play them on the home theatre system. Is it worthwhile to use such a system for this purpose? Is there a more elegant solution that I'm overlooking that doesn't involve burning a ton of DVDs?
My girlfriend is obsessed with the Cillit Bang advertisement remix. Back in the 80's (or early 90's), there was a similar "remix" video of 50's black and white advertisements set to a beat-box soundtrack, with "lyrics" consisting of samples the sales pitches of those ads. Can anyone ID this? [more inside]
Over the past several years, I have been burned by poor quality in home electronics from various manufacturers. I have purchased pieces by Sony (home stereo), Panasonic (theatre-in-a-box) and RCA (various pieces of junk), and all have given out in one way or another far too quickly for my liking. In a renewed attempt to build a proper home theatre system (DVD/CD, receiver, speakers, etc), and recognizing that I haven't the money for really high-end stuff but will avoid anything cheap, I seek outside opinions as to which manufacturers are making products that are of reasonable quality, and reasonably priced. Your experiences, please.
I'm in Britain and don't have satellite or cable... is there a legal way I can watch or listen to the world championship boxing on the net tonight? Or, is there a non-legal way that maybe you want to email me about?
I want to watch TV on my laptop via wifi. Does anyone know how I can do this? For example, Toshiba's new Qosmio laptops come with a 'Wifi TV Router'. Does anyone else make a WiFi TV router? Or, alternatively, I have another computer with a TV card in it. What software could I install to stream the live TV signal from my server? I know there are streaming video products, but I don't know if any of them can also handle changing channels on a live TV stream. Any helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks! [more inside]
Any Bill Hicks fans here? For months i've been trying to track down a video of Bill Hicks' infamous 12th standup appearance on the David Letterman show in 1993, that was axed at the last minute and never shown. Does anyone know if it is available anywhere?