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Re: Watching TV.

Post by cleaver » Wed 27 Nov, 2019 7:43 am

Sidcup.
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Post by fusionframer » Wed 27 Nov, 2019 8:31 am

Mark - if you don't have a telly, what do you point the furniture at?

I like european version of Wallander too. Tried Branagh version but not for me.

Poliopete - my wife like all the blood and gore type films which i don't enjoy. I think having had 16 operations in last 13 years, i get enough at home.

We are watching reruns of law and order, never watched before but a fair few of them are quite thought provoking.

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Re: Watching TV.

Post by prospero » Wed 27 Nov, 2019 11:49 am

cleaver wrote:
Wed 27 Nov, 2019 7:43 am
Sidcup.
She had me up against the Aga. :o
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Post by Rainbow » Thu 28 Nov, 2019 4:23 pm

"Man in a Suitcase"!!! I was just a young girl at the time and had a major crush on Richard Bradford :lol: Mind you, I've since seen an episode on Youtube and... well, let's just say it was of it's time!

Columbo - the best detective series ever :clap:

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Re: Watching TV.

Post by poliopete » Fri 29 Nov, 2019 8:22 am

Am I the only one who noticed "Man in a Suitcase" stand his ciggy on end/upright on the table? I must have been very impressionable because it started me smoking :)

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Post by cleaver » Sun 01 Dec, 2019 7:38 pm

P.Pete, that sounds a little bit Derek & Clive (Ad Nauseum)....."the power TV has over people"

I still miss Pete & Dud. :crying:
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Post by prospero » Mon 02 Dec, 2019 11:35 am

The worst job I ever had........ :cry:

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Post by cleaver » Mon 02 Dec, 2019 5:51 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

And the BBC destroyed the tapes containing of much their work....AFTER Peter Cook had offered to personally pay for new tapes instead.

"We need the tapes to record new stuff on"...."OK, I'll pay for brand new tapes, so you don't have to erase our work" ....."Sorry, it doesn't work like that"

What's the betting they'll have every episode of stuff like 'Doctors' in 500 years time?

Thank god the BBC weren't custodians of the of the Marx Brothers' master tapes :shock: .
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Post by prospero » Tue 03 Dec, 2019 3:17 am

The '70s policy at the BBC was to reuse tapes as many programmes were under an Equity restriction had they could
only be repeated once. The tapes were £600 each. That was a lot of money in 1970. Therefore the recordings were
considered of no value. Some survived only as telecine recordings that were sold to foreign stations and subsquently
recovered. Series 2 of Dad's Army was wiped. Only 3 of the six survive and 2 of them were recovered from a skip.
GOLD (part owned by BBC) recently re-created the lost episodes using the original scripts. Not a bad job they made. :D
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Post by cleaver » Tue 03 Dec, 2019 3:17 pm

At the same time, Bob Monkhouse was taping shed-loads (he kept it all in a shed, too :lol: ) - often using two VTRs at once.

Always ahead of the game, that lad.
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Post by prospero » Tue 03 Dec, 2019 5:47 pm

I had four plumbed in at one time. I even had a digital one that could record 21 hrs on one tape. :P
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Post by cleaver » Wed 04 Dec, 2019 9:09 am

Been watching a Youtube channel with a guy and his wife buying golf clubs at 'thrift' shops, to then sell on (I must get a life). Anyway, he reckons a mate of his makes good money buying and selling DVD/VCR combo machines. I wonder why: I get why vinyl records have come back (sound quality etc.)....but VHS tapes?!
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Post by prospero » Wed 04 Dec, 2019 10:53 am

DVD recorders had a short span. The recording part works for while and then is kaput. I've had two. They will continue
to play discs, but that's it. A bit the same with tapes, but it's the tapes that degrade. They can be played, but not recorded over.

Same with my Laser Disc player. I've lots of discs, but my player won't play them. They had even shorter span. :cry:
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Post by cleaver » Wed 04 Dec, 2019 6:36 pm

These are just DVD players with video recorders (in one unit). I had one years ago (silver, it was), but gave it away when we got the DVD / hard disc recorder. Lord knows why there's money in buying and selling them in the USA!

Having a minor panic, as they seem to have stopped making dvd/hard disc recorders :shock: . Might have to stock up while there's still some around!
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Re: Watching TV.

Post by poliopete » Thu 05 Dec, 2019 6:33 am

"DVD players with video recorders in one unit" they sound the business.

If I had one of those I could get rid of my old 8 track and all those chunky tapes :D

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Post by prospero » Thu 05 Dec, 2019 1:48 pm

I happened on a cute little gizmo a while back.....

You connect a source to the input (in my case a Sky+HD box) and connect the output to the TV. Any signal going though it
can be recorded to a USB memory stick which plugs in the side. Then you can play it back. Or unplug it and plug it into another TV.
Send it to Peru - whatever. Plug it into a PC and you can edit it. I chop the adverts out. :lol: Make as many copies as you like.
What's more, if you play recordings or downloaded programmes on the Sky box you can record them the a memory stick to archive them
and free space on the Sky box. This is handy because certain downloads are time restricted and get deleted on a certain date. :wink:

Whats more, it can record a HD signal. Trouble is, these files are HUGE. But you can get a lot on a memory stick and they aren't as pricey
as they used to be. I also have 3 SSD external drives connected to my PC which gives me total storage of 3.5 TB. :P
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