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  • Originally posted by Ktoyou View Post
    Having read some of this thread, let me say most of my television viewing is local news. and a few other programs, no serials, and have not watched any serials, directly, since 2000. I do, however, watch TV programs; the main difference is I watch purchased DVDs of the whole series. thus usually I am viewing serials years after the program began the newest seasons.

    I never buy any of these; members of my family purchase them and usually offer the season to me, yet I seldom request it until it has been out several seasons. or the series has finished.

    There is one thing I would consider, if possible, which is, having Netflix, if possible I could record the movies to a digital hard drive?
    Totally sensible especially 2nd hand DVDs I LOVE rummaging in the charity shops
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    • Originally posted by Totton Linnet View Post
      Totally sensible especially 2nd hand DVDs I LOVE rummaging in the charity shops
      Ive gotten some good video games and music cds at goodwill before.
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      • Originally posted by Angel4Truth View Post
        We just get a gift card (Netflix) at Kroger and pay with that for 3 months at a time, (card is for 3 months) when it runs out, we get another one and apply it.
        Oh, that is so great, seems you always know what i need?
        So, what?

        believe it!

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        • Originally posted by Ktoyou View Post
          Oh, that is so great, seems you always know what i need?
          Its an easy way to keep up with it, no billing, when it runs out, just go to the store.

          Hulu plus has them also, we tried it, im not finding that much on it to watch compared to netflix (since we dont really keep up with tv shows), so im not sure we will renew that one when it runs out.
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          • Originally posted by Ktoyou View Post
            My reason for wishing to record movies off Netflix is I know there are only some movies I would care to see, however, unlike most persons, the movies I like, I enjoy watching them again.
            You would not be able to record anything from streaming services like Netflix given the DRM (digital rights management) controls set by the owners of the video content. This is because of piracy concerns where someone could burn the recorded content to a DVD and sell them to others. I know of know commercially available DVRs that allow recording of streaming content (I use TiVo's DVR) without some protection in place to prevent said content from being moved off the DVR machine to a removable storage device like a DVD, USB drive, etc. TiVo supports adding a unique external drive to increase storage capacity of recorded content, but even then, the content cannot be removed to another device.


            Originally posted by Ktoyou View Post
            "My only qualm with online involved use and caps on GBs. AT&T, in my area, has a 150 GB cap with ten dollars for each additional 50GB you use in a month. Highest quality Netflix was burning 3 GB per hour or nearly and so that was untenable. My solution was to push the Netlix setting down to the 750 range and let my television make up a little of the difference. "

            I am not up on what this means?
            Everything you do online requires transmission of bytes of data. The numbers of bytes that you can consume have limits set by cable operators who must regulate their network capacities by purchase of servers, network cable lines, etc. This means the cable operator will not just give a customer unlimited bandwidth.

            So, as TH stated above his cable operator limits him to 150 Gigabytes per month. For a high definition video from Netflix, around 3 gigabytes are used per hour. Assuming a two hour show, this is six gigabytes total. In other words, the 150 gigabyte limit set by TH's cable operator would be consumed in only 25 high quality shows. This excludes all the other use of the internet, such as email, web browsing, etc.

            Exceeding the limits set by the cable operator may involve extra monthly charges, so one must budget what one watches via streaming video services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Video, etc. I often set my personal "binge watching" of an entire TV series near the end of the month just to avoid exceeding my cable operator's monthly quota (which is now at 600 gigabytes per month as I pay for one of the premium tiers of internet connection service—around $78 a month).

            Many cable operators, and even Google, are deploying fiber optic networks which can carry much greater bandwidths of bytes. When and if that happens in your neighborhood, you will see a dramatic increase in the monthly gigabyte quota set by the cable operator...for an increased monthly fee for "fiber to the home", of course.

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            • Originally posted by Angel4Truth View Post
              Its an easy way to keep up with it, no billing, when it runs out, just go to the store.

              Hulu plus has them also, we tried it, im not finding that much on it to watch compared to netflix (since we dont really keep up with tv shows), so im not sure we will renew that one when it runs out.
              I really enjoyed watching the first season of Fargo on Hulu this month.

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              • The IT Crowd...hard to really explain the charm of this one. For the most part you follow the misadventures of a woman named Jen who, desperate for a job, fudges on her computer skills (she hasn't any) while applying for one at a corporation run by a lunatic and becomes the head of a corporations tiny IT department, located in the basement. Her shocked employees include Moss, a genius with less real understanding of the working world around him than Sheldon Cooper and Roy, to whom all bad turns eventually happen.

                It's a very funny show, frequently with at least one real laugh out loud moment. One of our favorites is when Moss discovers a site that predicts a persons death and Roy's is coming up (day and time given) in extraordinary short order. Couple that worry with an over-amped vibrating cell phone and a sudden date for a funeral Roy, Moss and Jen must attend and you have the set up for a mistaken, very funny moment.

                The only downside with the show is that like so many BBC productions it's short lived, with a season (which they call a series) running a scant six or seven episodes. There are 25 episodes to the full run of the show, without a miss among them.


                [Trying to put out a fire and having just set the fire to the extinguisher]
                Moss: I'll just put it here with the rest of the fire.

                It's that sort of show.
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                • Originally posted by Ask Mr. Religion View Post
                  I really enjoyed watching the first season of Fargo on Hulu this month.

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                  Unless its a lot better than the movie, im not sure i would like it, i didnt like the movie.
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                  • It's almost that time. Time for the new and returning network shows and I'm already happy to see Longmire will be here on Netflix in five days.

                    A few others I'm curious about, beginning with the old:

                    Mindy: I thought it was neck and neck with Nine-Nine for funniest, smartest ensemble comedy. Glad to see it getting a chance to return with Hulu.

                    Late Show with Steven Colbert: Letterman's successor is a very funny and inventive fellow. I'm wondering what his angle will be on the genre.

                    Doctor Who: loved the first series by the new Doctor and I'm really curious about where they'll take it this year.

                    Big Bang Theory: I'm concerned by all the serious plot developments at the close of last year. I remember how often that's ruined a light hearted comedy and I'm hoping it doesn't happen here.

                    Castle: yeah, it's time to wind this one down, but I came late and found the whole thing charming.

                    Nine-Nine: bringing in Bill Hader as the temp. head of the precinct is a potential comedic windfall. A great ensemble piece that should be hitting it's peak for a couple.

                    The Blacklist: went into a strange series of turns that saw some audience drop-off, but as long as Spader is heading the thing you know you're going to get your money's worth from the performance. Here's hoping they don't drift too far afield with the plotting.

                    Madam Secretary: yeah, I was skeptical going it, but this turned out to be a solidly written and well performed ensemble piece.

                    House of Cards/Marco Polo/Daredevil: each excellent in its own peculiar way. I don't know when the next installments launch on Netflix but they (along with the newly acquired Longmire) make it the best ten bucks we'll spend cutting the cable.

                    Sherlock/Elementary: different takes on a classic and I enjoy both, though Sherlock more.

                    Luthor: another great BBC production that has an amazing lead and the most peculiar love interest ever crafted for television.

                    The new:

                    Minority Report: scifi hasn't fared well on the small screen, but this one has a solid premise at least and with Berry's series establishing a beachhead maybe, just maybe it might stand a chance.

                    Limitless: or maybe too many scifi shows will sink the genre boat. It was an entertaining film, but I wonder how long its legs are over extended time. Is it going to just turn into a sort of superhero show and compete with Shield?

                    Heroes Reborn: until the writer's strike the first round had us. Can it recapture that magic or will it resemble the lifeless later episodes that ran that effort to ground?

                    The Grinder: I like Lowe and the premise of a TV lawyer insinuating himself into an actual firm, but his track record is spotty.

                    There's some show about an angel with Maggie Lawson that will probably be awful, which is too bad because her first post Psyche attempt was terrific, but no one noticed.
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                    • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
                      The IT Crowd...hard to really explain the charm of this one. For the most part you follow the misadventures of a woman named Jen who, desperate for a job, fudges on her computer skills (she hasn't any) while applying for one at a corporation run by a lunatic and becomes the head of a corporations tiny IT department, located in the basement. Her shocked employees include Moss, a genius with less real understanding of the working world around him than Sheldon Cooper and Roy, to whom all bad turns eventually happen.

                      It's a very funny show, frequently with at least one real laugh out loud moment. One of our favorites is when Moss discovers a site that predicts a persons death and Roy's is coming up (day and time given) in extraordinary short order. Couple that worry with an over-amped vibrating cell phone and a sudden date for a funeral Roy, Moss and Jen must attend and you have the set up for a mistaken, very funny moment.

                      The only downside with the show is that like so many BBC productions it's short lived, with a season (which they call a series) running a scant six or seven episodes. There are 25 episodes to the full run of the show, without a miss among them.


                      [Trying to put out a fire and having just set the fire to the extinguisher]
                      Moss: I'll just put it here with the rest of the fire.

                      It's that sort of show.
                      As a fan of Fawlty Towers, Red Dwarf, and other Brit-coms after reading your description I had to check out the IT Crowd. Oh boy, I love it! I've seen S1 and half of S2. So far my faves are The Haunting of Richard Crouse (the one where everyone thinks Jen is dead ) and The Work Outing (the one where they all go to "Gay, the Musical", and Roy has to fake being handicapped because he used the handicapped bathroom ("I'm disabled".)
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                      • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
                        It's almost that time. Time for the new and returning network shows and I'm already happy to see Longmire will be here on Netflix in five days.

                        A few others I'm curious about, beginning with the old:

                        Doctor Who: loved the first series by the new Doctor and I'm really curious about where they'll take it this year.
                        My favorite TV show of all time. Wait, was once my favorite TV show of all time. And I do mean all the way back to the Hartnell era. The Matt Smith era rankled me. Peter Capaldi seems like he would make a great Doctor, unfortunately the scripts for him have been (mostly) terrible. "Kill the Moon" was one of the worst stories I've ever seen, yes right up there (down there?) with Happiness Patrol, Silver Nemesis, and other McCoy stories.

                        Big Bang Theory: I'm concerned by all the serious plot developments at the close of last year. I remember how often that's ruined a light hearted comedy and I'm hoping it doesn't happen here.
                        Whenever characters in a sit-com quit antagonizing each other and give in to their attractions the show goes in the toilet. I offer you Cheers (Sam and Diane), Friends (Chandler and Monica), and there are others.

                        Castle: yeah, it's time to wind this one down, but I came late and found the whole thing charming.
                        Guilty pleasure. I've seen a few episodes in syndication on Sunday nights. After I'm done watching I question whether I'd watch it if something else better was on.

                        The Blacklist: went into a strange series of turns that saw some audience drop-off, but as long as Spader is heading the thing you know you're going to get your money's worth from the performance. Here's hoping they don't drift too far afield with the plotting.
                        Great, intense action/thriller. Spader is fantastic. In fact, I was about half-way through the pilot trying to figure out where I'd see him before. Finally, it dawned on me--Daniel Jackson in the 1994 Stargate movie. This caused me to watch that movie with my teenaged son, which caused me to buy the full series box DVD set of SG-1 on Amazon.

                        Madam Secretary: yeah, I was skeptical going it, but this turned out to be a solidly written and well performed ensemble piece.
                        Haven't seen it but a friend of mine says he doesn't miss it. I would have never believed it if he didn't keep insisting he watches the show.


                        Sherlock/Elementary: different takes on a classic and I enjoy both, though Sherlock more.
                        I like Sherlock, though I've only seen a half dozen episodes. I would never watch Elementary.

                        The new:

                        Limitless: or maybe too many scifi shows will sink the genre boat. It was an entertaining film, but I wonder how long its legs are over extended time. Is it going to just turn into a sort of superhero show and compete with Shield?
                        Agree with your assessment. I can't remember right now what the job occupation of the main character is going to be in the TV show, but I remember thinking it was somewhat trite.
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                        • Anyone seen "project afterlife" on destination america, ive been watching that lately, pretty interesting anyway.
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                          • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
                            The IT Crowd...hard to really explain the charm of this one. For the most part you follow the misadventures of a woman named Jen who, desperate for a job, fudges on her computer skills (she hasn't any) while applying for one at a corporation run by a lunatic and becomes the head of a corporations tiny IT department, located in the basement. Her shocked employees include Moss, a genius with less real understanding of the working world around him than Sheldon Cooper and Roy, to whom all bad turns eventually happen.

                            It's a very funny show, frequently with at least one real laugh out loud moment. One of our favorites is when Moss discovers a site that predicts a persons death and Roy's is coming up (day and time given) in extraordinary short order. Couple that worry with an over-amped vibrating cell phone and a sudden date for a funeral Roy, Moss and Jen must attend and you have the set up for a mistaken, very funny moment.

                            The only downside with the show is that like so many BBC productions it's short lived, with a season (which they call a series) running a scant six or seven episodes. There are 25 episodes to the full run of the show, without a miss among them.


                            [Trying to put out a fire and having just set the fire to the extinguisher]
                            Moss: I'll just put it here with the rest of the fire.

                            It's that sort of show.
                            With BBC or even just British comedies on whatever channel they're aired it's generally around six episodes a series. The IT Crowd was in part a project from the creative minds who wrote one of the funniest ever sitcoms; "Father Ted". The brand of wit and lunacy was evident even if IMO it didn't match FT overall though few sitcoms could.
                            Well this is fun isn't it?

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                            • I noticed a new season of Longmire will be available only on Netflix.

                              I don't have Netflix, but if I did, that would be one that I would watch.
                              Really enjoyed that show.

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                              • Longmire is on tomorrow night.

                                Just started watching Walking Dead. Episode one was interesting enough, but I've never been a zombie guy. Hated what happened to the horse but I'd rather follow the Sheriff than his old best friend and wife in caravan.

                                Episode 2 coming up.
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