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My 15 minutes soon to be lost!

I was interviewed by two television stations who later broadcast part of the interview. Both sent me a link to the story. The (formally) easy problem I have is to download the linked broadcast to my computer and eventually to a DVD archive. [more inside]
posted by KneeDeep on Aug 17, 2015 - 7 answers

Other series structured like "High Maintenance"?

I really like High Maintenance. Things about it that make me happy: a mix of primarily comedic episodes with primarily serious ones, but with a balance more on the comedic side; the episodes are standalone, but with some recurring characters (kind of like the Discworld book series); many different people and situations. Do you know of other good TV/video/etc series that fit these criteria, ideally ones that I can watch online?
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 21, 2015 - 4 answers

What are these weird "crosshair" video screens I have seen at airports?

In the terminals of a few airports I've been to (CLT, BOS, maybe YYZ?), I have seen screens playing video advertisements on the walls of the terminals that don't look like the typical LCD or plasma TV. They seem to consist of four rectangles arranged 2x2, essentially forming one "screen", with a small gap between each panel. There is no "frame" around each panel like a normal TV - I just appears to be four screens by themselves. Also, the panels appeared unusually bright. The image did not appear to be projected from elsewhere. What are these devices called?
posted by Seeking Direction on Mar 1, 2015 - 3 answers

Help me fix my entertainment system.

AV experts, can you help me? I set up my current home entertainment system 11 years ago, and it's worked well for me. Now it is failing, and consumer electronics have moved on. I can't just replace the failing component with a new one because it is not being manufactured any longer, and I only need some parts of it. I'm having trouble integrating new things into the old setup. I need to upgrade/reconfigure my AV, and possibly wireless. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Dec 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Videos for the office TV?

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]
posted by gregoryg on Dec 12, 2013 - 16 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

Smart TV : Log on/off questions for a weekly rental unit.

I just installed some Smart TVs in a weekly rental unit. Will the renters be able to log on and off to their personal accounts, or have I opened Pandora's box ? [more inside]
posted by lobstah on Jun 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Compassionate but not boring fiction?

Help me find non-boring media that wraps you in a warm (or fierce) blanket of compassion or simply leaves you with a sense of gentle warmth, safety, or contentment? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Feb 15, 2013 - 57 answers

Big screen for home theater but no tuner? Can I get it?

I just want a 60" screen that just shows the video from the home theater and devices like Roku. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by usermac on Jan 4, 2013 - 18 answers

Video card recommendations

I have an older Gateway PC acting as my media center/file server. I have it hooked up to a 42" 720p Samsung Plasma TV via VGA from the on-board connection on the PC. As such, the resolution is not very good: 1024x768 and the picture doesn't really fit on the screen. Can you recommend a cheap video card (under $50) that will let me connect via HDMI and show things at a decent resolution without stretching or cropping the picture? No gaming, just playing video files.
posted by nitsuj on Aug 24, 2012 - 37 answers

Send to Tivo. Simple as that.

Is there a Readability-like app for video that will send YouTube videos to my Tivo or Apple TV with one or two mouse clicks? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jun 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Where's the best place to buy home electronics in the Twin Cities?

Where should I go in the Twin Cities to buy an audio-video setup to fit a somewhat specific situation? [more inside]
posted by nickmark on May 24, 2012 - 3 answers

well these subtitles don't do a damn thing!

I kindly seek free online video content in Spanish with Spanish subtitles. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Most forgiving blu-ray/media player?

My Blu-Ray player will play AVI, MKV & other video files but it is a little too finicky about which ones it will accept. Is there a more liberal, tolerant, and accepting player on the market? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Dec 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Simple way to watch HD movies on my TV?

I want watch on my TV the videos that are on my computer. HD (720p) format. Video streaming of content not necessary. What is the easiest and cheapest way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Dec 21, 2011 - 25 answers

Remote setup for web video on TV?

Best setup for watching web video on TV? I currently have a PS3 which I occasionally use to watch Youtube etc via the TV. I'd like to do this more (especially longer videos) but using the PS3 is annoying for this, and I'd like some way to set up the videos on a laptop or tablet and send them wirelessly to the TV. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by crocomancer on Oct 30, 2011 - 16 answers

Kiddie shows without the goofy voices?

What are some good English-language TV shows for toddlers where the characters aren't speaking in overly affected voices? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Aug 18, 2011 - 25 answers

How to fix audio sync problems on Xbox 360?

How can I fix audio / video sync issues with an XBOX 360 playing DVDs? The voices and picture are out of sync with each other. Cable is HDMI, and the TV is an LG 32 LH3000. [more inside]
posted by Tapioca on Jun 22, 2011 - 9 answers

There's a hole in my bucket!

What video clips feature someone futilely filling a leaking container (or a similar futile task)? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Mar 21, 2011 - 9 answers

How Much Does It Cost To Be Big In Japan?

How much to charge for video licensing? I've licensed photos before, but never a video so I don't even know an appropriate range. The video in question is a minute and a half YouTube video featuring me and an invention of mine which has some modest interest (100K views). [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Feb 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Quality TV Shows?

Recommendations for good shows and/or podcasts for me? I do not like reality tv, sitcoms or cooker cutter serial dramas i.e. CSI. [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Feb 18, 2011 - 22 answers

Help supply our windowless office with a little dose of nature

What images or video should we play on our office TV as a pleasant background? Basically, we want a fake window to a nicer world. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Feb 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me make an online TV channel for user-submitted content a reality.

Attempting to create an online "television" for a massive online course that would rotate through content created by the course participants. Similar idea to betamaxmas but will probably include static visual content like Flickr feeds as well. Hoping to not have to build this completely from scratch but coming up blank on all searches. Read on for the dirty details [more inside]
posted by genial on Feb 2, 2011 - 3 answers

"The Greatest Game Ever Played"

What are some great, classic (pre-1975, for the sake of argument) American football games I can watch, online or through Netflix? Assume I haven't seen them and avoid spoiling the outcome, if possible. [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Jan 31, 2011 - 14 answers

Cheap external TV tuner for broken TV?

TV tuner issues, part II: I need to find a workaround for a TV with a flaky tuner. [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay on Jan 11, 2011 - 3 answers

I think a pawn shop might be a better option than Best Buy.

How do I hook up an Atari 2600 to a modern HDTV? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Dec 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Need clips about self esteem

Need clips discussing self esteem and need them fast. [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Nov 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Cool things to do with an HDTV?

I'm acquiring a plasma HDTV, and I'm looking for cool things to do with it when I'm not watching movies or playing games on it. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Sep 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me play videos on my TV

Downloaded TV shows on my TV, so what's the best device to do this? [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Aug 17, 2010 - 14 answers

was NBC's sitcom "Friends" shot on film?

was NBC's sitcom "Friends" shot on film @30fps? was/is that common practice? [more inside]
posted by yosh on Jul 29, 2010 - 8 answers

bbc iplayer in usa

how can I watch BBC's iPlayer in the US? A one-step solution is ideal, without having to install and configure a system-wide proxy (which is the current way I can think of doing it). Some software or plugin custom-setup for iPlayer?
posted by lrodman on May 8, 2010 - 11 answers

How Much Should We Charge for Rights to Celebrity Interviews?

TheGlitz&GlamourOfHollywoodFILTER: I’m part of a small start-up that films celebrity interviews and slaps sponsor’s logos on them. Well, in theory, anyway. Up till now, we haven’t had any sponsors. Now we’ve finally gotten our foot wedged into an advertiser’s door, but we don’t know how much to charge! [more inside]
posted by MexicanYenta on Apr 30, 2010 - 5 answers

What kind of wireless microphone are they using on The Amazing Race?

What kind of wireless microphone are they using on The Amazing Race? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Apr 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Stream dreams

Do I want a wireless bridge? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Feb 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Recommend a graphics card for my new TV

Do I need a new video card to hook my PC up to my new HDTV? [more inside]
posted by muckster on Dec 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Live sports on PC

What's the best way to watch live tv (sports mainly) on a PC? My gf's parents have a vacation cabin with only internet access and they want to be able to watch live sports while they are there. What's the best option. Her mother asked me about "Digital TV for PC" but I think it's a scam. They do have full cable at their main home so I was thinking of advising Slingbox. Anything else out there that won't require me installing hardware at their main home? Thanks!
posted by paulyballs on Nov 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Wirelessly broadcast PC screen to multiple TVs?

The easiest way to do this is to tell you what I need: I want someone to be able to work on a laptop and be able to broadcast the video information on the screen wirelessly to more than 1 TV. My question is - how? [more inside]
posted by neksys on Nov 16, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me not overscan!

I have an older SD/HD tube TV: Toshiba 32HF73. When watching SD shows in 4:3, it looks perfect. When watching 16:9 HD shows, it overscans in all directions. It doesn't matter what the source is (TiVo, Xbox360, etc.). The TV's on-screen menus don't seem to have a setting that deals with the issue. Any ideas on what I can do? [more inside]
posted by Citrus on Sep 23, 2009 - 3 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


I have a bunch of HDTV shows recorded on a HD DVR. How can I make a video compilation without knowing anything about video editing? Complication: Linux household. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Sep 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Where do people go for B-roll?

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]
posted by bryanjbusch on Jun 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Recorded HD-TV shows to laptop?

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]
posted by vizsla on Jun 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Replace my ReplayTV with a PC Card

I would like to buy a card/box to connect post-cable-box (like tivo) to connect to my computer and record whatever is playing on channel 3? [more inside]
posted by prodevel on Apr 25, 2009 - 4 answers

I can't see invisible things!

Having recently reformatted my XP PC I'm having a very confusing time accessing media files from it using my ethernet-cabled Freecom MP 350 MediaPlayer as it can see some of my shared files, but for some reason not all of them and I would greatly appreciate some advice and help! [more inside]
posted by timpollard on Mar 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Please help identify this weird RF connector?

Can anybody identify or adapt this connector on my Terratec cinergy 850e PVR box? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Mar 22, 2009 - 7 answers

Windows Vista Doesn't Work with VGA to HDMI Converter Box

We have an HP Slimline machine running video with an Nvidia Geforce 6150 SE graphics card. We are wanting to use a VGA->HDMI box to convert the video output of the desktop and connect it to our television: [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Jan 9, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I get streaming web videos to stay full screen on a second monitor?

How do I keep a web window full-screen on one monitor while working on another? [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Jan 4, 2009 - 8 answers

How to show computer desktop and video on LCD TV

Hi, I'm looking for a way to show my computer's desktop on my large LCD TV so my wife and I can both see it. I have a used an s-video cable (along with an audio cable) from my laptop to the TV, but there are three problems with this method. 1) requires a reboot of my laptop to make it recognize the TV and play to it 2) text is blurry on the TV due to TV's unsuitability for acting as a computer monitor 3) requires the s-video cable to be plugged into the otherwise wirelessly connected laptop So I'm looking for a solution that will eliminate these problems. Like maybe something that will just play my desktop as a video signal to the TV and not try to make the TV into another monitor of my computer. Also, I'm not looking for HDTV quality, just watchable video (internet quality would be fine.) Thanks!
posted by atm on Dec 12, 2008 - 18 answers

I want to watch the Knicks from the UK.

I want to watch the Knicks this season and beyond. The problem is that I live in the UK for most of the year so I'm looking for a way of getting to see more than just highlights. [more inside]
posted by i_cola on Oct 22, 2008 - 6 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

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