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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1975: October 27, 2011, 04:46:16 PM »
Kind of like a Windows update...

New colors. The greys are now blue. The squares are rounded, etc.

But, it seemed that it responded faster. Was that just me?

quicker, and uglier.  If you have one of the new FiOS 74xx DVR boxes you can now connect an eSATA hard drive to it.  There are a few other tweaks - such as the ability to start an on-demand movie on one TV and pick up watching it on another.

here's the summary:
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    New look and feel with higher resolution graphics and smooth animations
    Re-design of search and better integration throughout the guide
    Expansion of guide data to include complete cast information and air date
    New Channel Guide view providing another option for navigating live TV content
    Recommendations for live TV content
    Ability to select the Widgets that are displayed in the carousel
    More parental control tools and a configuration wizard
    Overhaul of Message Center
    Improved 3DTV support
    Support for Descriptive Video Service, native pass through, 1080p, and MP3 and MPEG-4 decoding on select devices.
    A long list of DVR and multi-room DVR enhancements
    Even more ways to customize the guide to your personal preferences

I though the guide was supposed to be 16x9 but it is still showing up as 480 on my set (I have a 6xxx DVR).

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1976: October 27, 2011, 04:47:48 PM »
10:00 PM tonight on MTV.



I read the review of the first episode, which I shouldn't have done.  The story line is outstanding.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1977: October 27, 2011, 04:52:02 PM »
Scientific studies show that soda out of the nose is the first stage of vomit.

My brother once squirted milk out of a nostril all over a waiter.  Last time that dude told that joke.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1978: October 29, 2011, 11:31:53 PM »
good Office this week, James Spader's character had a great script.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1979: October 30, 2011, 12:21:20 AM »
Kind of like a Windows update...

New colors. The greys are now blue. The squares are rounded, etc.

But, it seemed that it responded faster. Was that just me?


It's much much faster, the DVR upgrades are very welcome, but it is unreadable on a smaller screen.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1980: October 30, 2011, 08:58:54 AM »

It's much much faster, the DVR upgrades are very welcome, but it is unreadable on a smaller screen.

it's also harder to see who's playing who on the guide for football games

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1981: October 30, 2011, 01:48:11 PM »
So far Concast looks terrible. The guide looks like crap.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1982: October 30, 2011, 01:59:09 PM »
It is terrible.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1983: October 30, 2011, 10:41:33 PM »
Did anyone here watch Stargate? (The shows, not the crappy movie.)

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1984: October 30, 2011, 11:33:34 PM »
The movie was awesome.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1985: October 31, 2011, 12:32:07 AM »
Did anyone here watch Stargate? (The shows, not the crappy movie.)

I've seen a few episodes of both the one with MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson and the Atlantis one.  I liked both from what I watched, but I never watched them that much.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1986: October 31, 2011, 12:44:51 AM »
I have watched all of them; although many as background noise or workout television rather than sitting with rapt attention. Entertaining although I would opt for other shows first.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1987: October 31, 2011, 09:46:59 AM »
Anyone watching "Homeland" , finally watched pilot last night :az:

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1988: October 31, 2011, 11:13:40 AM »
the simpsons halloween special was downright awful.  In one of the segments Homer gets paralyzed after being bitten by a spider and can only communicate with his family by passing gas at will.   

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1989: October 31, 2011, 01:51:04 PM »
the simpsons halloween special was downright awful.  In one of the segments Homer gets paralyzed after being bitten by a spider and can only communicate with his family by passing gas at will.   


Maybe it's my very low expectations for these episodes, but I thought the Flanders segment was ok

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1990: October 31, 2011, 02:13:08 PM »
Maybe it's my very low expectations for these episodes, but I thought the Flanders segment was ok

i still remember the "Raven" one being one of the all-time great Simpsons segments.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1991: October 31, 2011, 02:14:49 PM »
If everybody thinks the show is stale and way past done - which seems to be the case -  then why has it remained on air for so long?

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1992: October 31, 2011, 02:18:42 PM »
If everybody thinks the show is stale and way past done - which seems to be the case -  then why has it remained on air for so long?

i guess it still gets decent ratings? 

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1993: October 31, 2011, 02:27:40 PM »
If everybody thinks the show is stale and way past done - which seems to be the case -  then why has it remained on air for so long?


It's still better than 90% of what's on. I've never been a big tree house fan, but the show as a whole goes through highs and lows as writers cycle in and out- to me the only similar show is snl

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1994: November 03, 2011, 05:01:01 PM »
I'm about 5 episodes away from finishing Season 3 of Breaking Bad... Fantastic season so far.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1995: November 04, 2011, 12:04:52 PM »
I'm about 5 episodes away from finishing Season 3 of Breaking Bad... Fantastic season so far.

I finished season 2 yesterday. It's amazing to see  how the main characters evolve.


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« Reply #1996: November 04, 2011, 12:07:39 PM »
I finished season 2 yesterday. It's amazing to see  how the main characters evolve.

Yeah for sure.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1997: November 04, 2011, 02:45:21 PM »
another good "Office" last night, Andy is growing on me and I thought the line about Iron Chef was brilliant.

Robert California to Andy: "you can't have a favorite Iron Chef, it depends entirely on the secret ingredient.”

The "closing time" open was really good as well.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1998: November 06, 2011, 03:55:20 PM »
Anyone else going to watch "Hell on Wheels" tonight?

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1999: November 06, 2011, 05:23:06 PM »
another good "Office" last night, Andy is growing on me and I thought the line about Iron Chef was brilliant.

Robert California to Andy: "you can't have a favorite Iron Chef, it depends entirely on the secret ingredient.”

The "closing time" open was really good as well.

Agreed. I've really enjoyed the office this year.