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Trabant
Nov 26, 2011

All systems nominal.


Grimey Drawer

Wait a minute. Have none of us made a "boob tube" comment until now?

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Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule





Wrong thread

UnkleBoB
Jul 24, 2000

Beginner's Version, Copyright,
1991 - Please Copy and Distribute


I recently picked up a betamax player, the Sanyo VCR 6400. I ordered new belts for it, so need to find the time to take it apart and give it a good cleaning. Also bought a pile of about 25 beta tapes, most of which are home recordings, in the hopes of finding interesting old commercials.



Trabant
Nov 26, 2011

All systems nominal.


Grimey Drawer


Somewhere, an NFL lawyer stirs from his deep slumber.

Shibawanko
Feb 13, 2013

someday he would have an anchor tattooed on his chest


this is the vcr equivalent of a stack of ps2 games that are just like madden and fifa and rock band

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all





Trabant posted:

Somewhere, an NFL lawyer stirs from his deep slumber.

I really hope there's a paper stuffed into that cassette sleeve that gave the person who recorded it express written consent from the NFL

fartknocker
Oct 28, 2012

Damn it, this always happens. I think I'm gonna score, and then I never score. It's not fair.




Fun Shoe

They’ve eased up on a lot of that stuff in recent years, so you can find a ton of old games on YouTube that random people recorded forever ago, sometimes including commercials. It can be really funny for stuff, like the first games Fox aired in 1994 have the announcers reading promos for Zima. As an example, the first half of Super Bowl XVI on that tape, which was the first time John Madden and Pat Summerall called a Super Bowl, is already on YouTube (Along with the Up with People halftime show ).

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Code Jockey posted:

I really hope there's a paper stuffed into that cassette sleeve that gave the person who recorded it express written consent from the NFL

That's the only funny joke I can remember from family guy. "Do you have express written consent from the NFL and ABC to record that?" "Only ABC" *repeatedly shoots VCR*

mlnhd
Jun 4, 2002



Cojawfee posted:

That's the only funny joke I can remember from family guy. "Do you have express written consent from the NFL and ABC to record that?" "Only ABC" *repeatedly shoots VCR*
I think it was Peter had “implied oral consent”

edit: I'm wrong. The Simpsons had the "implied oral consent" joke.

mlnhd has a new favorite as of 02:08 on Sep 18, 2020

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?




This is what I recorded the Simpsons on in the mid 90s before I got my own VHS player. I had a hand me down beta player and all the tapes.

Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005

Set Phasers to FUN!

I'm not really a hoarder, I just buy up alot of vintage items at estate auctions.

I have a Beta player....SOMEWHERE and a bunch of tapes scattered around. One day, I'll be able to combine the two.





Pioneer CLD-M403 Laserdisk player. Picked this up several years ago from an older man purging his old A/V stuff
He had it hooked up and playing, but this has sat in the closet, or in storage for a long time.

I *think* I have a laserdisc.....somewhere that I can use to test this but....one day. One day. I know the belts tend to deteriorate in these sorts of things.

I even have the remote. It's got a cool round springy knob like you see on the far right .

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule





Johnny Aztec posted:

I even have the remote. It's got a cool round springy knob like you see on the far right .

That's honestly the rare thing with players. I have 3 (Onkyo, Pioneer and Sony) and only one has remote

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Johnny Aztec posted:

I'm not really a hoarder, I just buy up alot of vintage items at estate auctions.

I have a Beta player....SOMEWHERE and a bunch of tapes scattered around. One day, I'll be able to combine the two.





Pioneer CLD-M403 Laserdisk player. Picked this up several years ago from an older man purging his old A/V stuff
He had it hooked up and playing, but this has sat in the closet, or in storage for a long time.

I *think* I have a laserdisc.....somewhere that I can use to test this but....one day. One day. I know the belts tend to deteriorate in these sorts of things.

I even have the remote. It's got a cool round springy knob like you see on the far right .

You should be able to play CDs on that, the tray that slides out should have a small circular depression for CDs. I have Pioneer CLD-D925 thats sounds good as a CD spinner.

Rev. Bleech_
Oct 19, 2004

We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte - just delivered the BUMB, the Hiroshima bumb. Eleven hundred men went into the water.



I really want a decent Betamax so I can rip all these early-mid 80s Betamax tapes at my parents' house. The one we have was picked up at a yard sale for $2 (my dad was really annoyed because the kept telling him "it's not a VCR, it's a Betamax") and the tracking on it is absolute poo poo that needs constant readjusting every couple of minutes

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule





spookygonk posted:

You should be able to play CDs on that, the tray that slides out should have a small circular depression for CDs. I have Pioneer CLD-D925 thats sounds good as a CD spinner.

No AC3 though which is a bummer

wa27
Jan 14, 2007



Johnny Aztec posted:

I'm not really a hoarder, I just buy up alot of vintage items at estate auctions.

I have a Beta player....SOMEWHERE and a bunch of tapes scattered around. One day, I'll be able to combine the two.





Pioneer CLD-M403 Laserdisk player. Picked this up several years ago from an older man purging his old A/V stuff
He had it hooked up and playing, but this has sat in the closet, or in storage for a long time.

I *think* I have a laserdisc.....somewhere that I can use to test this but....one day. One day. I know the belts tend to deteriorate in these sorts of things.

I even have the remote. It's got a cool round springy knob like you see on the far right .

You inspired me to fire up the Laserdisc player I bought a few years ago but never tested:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyAFzEstico

Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005

Set Phasers to FUN!

wa27 posted:

You inspired me to fire up the Laserdisc player I bought a few years ago but never tested:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyAFzEstico

Well, I'm glad to see I've had a little positive impact in this world!


I'll do the same! Let me get on ebay/Facebook and find the cheapest Laserdisc, so I have something to test with.

I actually have another Laserdisc player in my closet, so it'd be good to finally get around to do something with them.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule





Johnny Aztec posted:

Well, I'm glad to see I've had a little positive impact in this world!


I'll do the same! Let me get on ebay/Facebook and find the cheapest Laserdisc, so I have something to test with.

I actually have another Laserdisc player in my closet, so it'd be good to finally get around to do something with them.

Which country are you in? If Australia theres quite a great FB group of LD collectors. I drive-by it on the regular to get some deals. My latest backroom deal was this haul:

Judge Dredd (1995) $5
Lion King, The: Deluxe CAV Letterbox Edition (1994) $30
Natural Born Killers: Special Edition: PSE (1994) $20
Taxi Driver: Criterion #109A (1976) $10
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) $10
Blade Runner: Director's Cut (1992) $10
From Dusk Till Dawn: Exclusive Director's Edition (1996) $10

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Wacky Delly
Apr 2, 2008




Humphreys posted:

Which country are you in? If Australia theres quite a great FB group of LD collectors. I drive-by it on the regular to get some deals. My latest backroom deal was this haul:

Judge Dredd (1995) $5
Lion King, The: Deluxe CAV Letterbox Edition (1994) $30
Natural Born Killers: Special Edition: PSE (1994) $20
Taxi Driver: Criterion #109A (1976) $10
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) $10
Blade Runner: Director's Cut (1992) $10
From Dusk Till Dawn: Exclusive Director's Edition (1996) $10

It says something that the thing I'd be most excited about is the Stallone Judge Dredd.

Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005

Set Phasers to FUN!

Humphreys posted:

Which country are you in? If Australia theres quite a great FB group of LD collectors. I drive-by it on the regular to get some deals. My latest backroom deal was this haul:

Judge Dredd (1995) $5
Lion King, The: Deluxe CAV Letterbox Edition (1994) $30
Natural Born Killers: Special Edition: PSE (1994) $20
Taxi Driver: Criterion #109A (1976) $10
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) $10
Blade Runner: Director's Cut (1992) $10
From Dusk Till Dawn: Exclusive Director's Edition (1996) $10

'MERICA!



I posted a "Looking for" on Facebook, and was informed a booth at a local flea market has a bunch of LD. Guy said there were a bunch of classics. NO idea what the prices would be.

A friend of mine saw the post, and said he could loan me a couple discs to test the players out on, so that worked out.


Ill probably still swing by that place, and if the prices are right, pick some up. Could bundle them with the players.

The Ape of Naples
Jul 24, 2007
This Goon is a Dumb Prick!

Grimey Drawer

Wacky Delly posted:

It says something that the thing I'd be most excited about is the Stallone Judge Dredd.

It does. That's not a good thing though

Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005

Set Phasers to FUN!

Hey hey, Judge Dredd is a fun movie.

Not a good Dredd movie, but it is fun,and enjoyable in it's own right.

Nocheez
Sep 5, 2000

Can you spare a little cheddar?


Nap Ghost

Yeah but look at the rest of that list. Even the Lion King would be one of the few decent 90s kids movies.

Necrothatcher
Mar 26, 2005






Fun Shoe

Saw this and thought of this thread:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-54239180

quote:

"The mystery of why an entire village lost its broadband every morning at 7am was solved when engineers discovered an old television was to blame.

An unnamed householder in Aberhosan, Powys, was unaware the old set would emit a signal which would interfere with the entire village's broadband.

After 18 months engineers began an investigation after a cable replacement programme failed to fix the issue.

The embarrassed householder promised not to use the television again.

The village now has a stable broadband signal.

Openreach engineers were baffled by the continuous problem and it wasn't until they used a monitoring device that they found the fault.

The householder would switch their TV set on at 7am every morning - and electrical interference emitted by their second-hand television was affecting the broadband signal.

The owner, who does not want to be identified, was "mortified" to find out their old TV was causing the problem, according to Openreach.

"They immediately agreed to switch it off and not use it again," said engineer Michael Jones.

Engineers walked around the village with a monitor called a spectrum analyser to try to find any "electrical noise" to help pinpoint the problem.

"At 7am, like clockwork, it happened," said Mr Jones.

"Our device picked up a large burst of electrical interference in the village.

"It turned out that at 7am every morning the occupant would switch on their old TV which would, in-turn, knock out broadband for the entire village."

The TV was found to be emitting a single high-level impulse noise (SHINE), which causes electrical interference in other devices.

Mr Jones said the problem has not returned since the fault was identified.

What the hell is this killer TV doing?

Imagined
Feb 2, 2007


Just don't go usin' that TV between 4 and 5. That's Willie's time!

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


I found the Philips catalogue with the TV my dad bought in 1985. It was the biggest one they had at the time: 26".

Mind you, 26" in 4:3 would be fine for me right now so

zzuupp
Jan 2, 2012


Necrothatcher posted:

Saw this and thought of this thread:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-54239180


What the hell is this killer TV doing?

Ideally, the input amplifier should only accept and amplify its received signal. In reality, some of that signal is reflected, and some of the signals from further inside the TV leak out.

When he turns it on, this guys TV seems to blast out a big pulse o' energy. This blinds everyones modems/routers until they resync.

Pham Nuwen
Oct 30, 2010




Regarding laserdiscs, I found A Clockwork Orange at Weird Stuff in San Jose and bought it because I liked the big-format cover art. Then I posted an ad on craigslist asking if anyone had a player... and some guy brought me a very nice LD player and a box full of movies, for free. Over half of them are Disney, including Japanese releases of Bambi and Song of the South, but there was also Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Blazing Saddles, and a few other good ones. Maybe I just got lucky because I was in the SF bay area, but anybody looking for a player or discs might want to try it.

2001 would be a good watch on LD but that has to be at least two discs, right?

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Everytime I want to watch 2001, I remember I have to get through that ape sequence first.

TotalLossBrain
Oct 20, 2010

Hier graben!

Necrothatcher posted:

Saw this and thought of this thread:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-54239180


What the hell is this killer TV doing?

LMAO it's literally that futurama episode where Bender's antenna kills everyone's TV reception

Zopotantor
Feb 24, 2013

...und ist er drin dann lassen wir ihn niemals wieder raus...


Cojawfee posted:

Everytime I want to watch 2001, I remember I have to get through that ape sequence first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gggQtG8hgKY#t=45s

wa27
Jan 14, 2007



Necrothatcher posted:

Saw this and thought of this thread:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-54239180


What the hell is this killer TV doing?

Take this man's telly license away. He cannot be trusted.

Der Kyhe
Jun 25, 2008

Think something witty and pretend it's written here.



wa27 posted:

Take this man's telly license away. He cannot be trusted.

Give that man a TV that doesn't have Lucas Electronics components.

SubG
Aug 19, 2004

It's a hard world for little things.


Pham Nuwen posted:

Regarding laserdiscs, I found A Clockwork Orange at Weird Stuff in San Jose and bought it because I liked the big-format cover art. Then I posted an ad on craigslist asking if anyone had a player... and some guy brought me a very nice LD player and a box full of movies, for free. Over half of them are Disney, including Japanese releases of Bambi and Song of the South, but there was also Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Blazing Saddles, and a few other good ones. Maybe I just got lucky because I was in the SF bay area, but anybody looking for a player or discs might want to try it.
Is that the Criterion LD with a commentary track that's the commentary in one stereo channel and the Japanese dub in the other?

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

I'M JUST HERE TO KISS TITTIESS AND WIN FOOTBALL GAMES!
(AND GET EVERYBODY FIRED)


Pillbug

Necrothatcher posted:

Saw this and thought of this thread:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-54239180


What the hell is this killer TV doing?

I swear I read this story before and the guy was given a new TV.

Also, I wonder if his old one predated 1968.

verbal enema
May 23, 2009

only marfans dot com


i know where Powys is cuz of CK2

Pham Nuwen
Oct 30, 2010




SubG posted:

Is that the Criterion LD with a commentary track that's the commentary in one stereo channel and the Japanese dub in the other?

Now I'll have to check. It definitely has a commentary track.

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


Cojawfee posted:

Everytime I want to watch 2001, I remember I have to get through that ape sequence first.

Turn on the TV?

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule





Pham Nuwen posted:

Now I'll have to check. It definitely has a commentary track.

Criterion are known for being some of the best versions of a movie on LD. I have 1 and it's wasted on Chasing Amy. Except the Taxi Driver I have in the post but I can't judge that yet.

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Nocheez
Sep 5, 2000

Can you spare a little cheddar?


Nap Ghost

My brother had Tombstone (which was 2 discs) and it had all kinds of extras and deleted scenes. I was beyond pissed when I plunked down $25 for the DVD when it first came out (in 1998/1999 dollars, mind you) and it was just the movie - no extras, nothing. They had the files! All they had to do was put them on the disc, dammit!

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