The Orville is moving to Hulu

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  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    For me, it's just not easy for them because they don't read the manual for it, to the extent it's not intuitive to them (as it might be for many here).
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Some people just never bothered. Their VCR was to watch Back to the Future that they rented at Blockbuster. That was the extent of how they wanted to use their VCR. Some people just couldn't figure it out. Maybe, they were confused by it. Heck, I set up a simpler Harmony Remote for my MIL, and she calls me because something didn't turn on, and all I tell her is to hit the Help button and that will fix it. Three weeks later, the same question. I've shown my dad how to clear notifications off his Android phone, next day there are dozens of notification again. Some people are technically challenged.
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  3. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    May 25, 2006
    Like with Fire Fly, Fox just killed another good show.
  4. lambertman

    lambertman Incrediburgible

    Dec 20, 2002
    Except they literally didn’t.
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I'm sure people would have loved to have Firefly move from Fox to a streaming service and get another season. I know I would have. But of course there were no streaming services back then.

    I'll take another season on a streaming service any day, over a show getting canceled on a broadcast network and never having more episodes.
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  6. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    And how do most of us know that people have a flashing 12:00 on their VCR.... the Jay Leno jokes.
    Then it was how people couldn't even set their VCR clock. Now its how they can't connect to WiFi.

    I view the VCR<=>Clock as an urban legend.
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    It's not an allowable topic for discussion? What about threads like these?

    Bit torrent Question.. I need someone to walk me through like I am 5

    Anybody want to explain Usenet to me like I'm seven?
    Exactly. 1. The show wasn't killed, and B. FOX likely had nothing to do with this decision (or at most they simply allowed Hulu to have the rights).
  8. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2017
  9. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I've SEEN it, with my own eyes, on many TVs. Not an urban legend, but truth. Heck, I'm technically savvy, and I had one of my DVRs with the clock not set, simply because I just never needed to do it. I just played back pre-recorded stuff on it or used it to transfer VHS tapes to DVD (back when I cared to do that). Setting the clock was meaningless to me.
  10. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    I don't doubt you have (which is why I said most)
  11. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    My VCR used to always flash 12:00 because Florida Power and Light would have brief power flickers about 3 times a day. Wasn't worth the trouble to set the time. (And my very old oven clock loses about 10 minutes a day, so it never gets set either).
  12. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    VCR's weren't cheap when they first came out. Never understood why there wasn't a battery backup for the clock back then to deal with power outages.
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  13. Lurker1

    Lurker1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2004
  14. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    I just can't believe that people are that dumb. A main benefit of a VCR was to record TV shows, that needed a correct time, so that alone would drive the user to learn how to set it. (Why I don't but the old joke as real)
    The flashing 12:00 only makes sense if the user only rented from Blockbuster
  15. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

    May 13, 2007
    Durham, NC
    Well, there goes the last reason for me to watch anything on Fox...
  16. Howie

    Howie Out of Pocket TCF Club

    May 3, 2004
    San Antonio
    I remember having a DVR that came with a sort of light pen and a laminated chart with times and days of the week and channels. You could use that to select the exact times you wanted a channel to record. Very high tech.:) I think it might have been a Panasonic.
  17. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 29, 2001
    Germantown, MD
    Early on, people that used VCR's to record TV were in the extreme minority. The vast majority of VCRs were bought to play back rented movies. People had, at most, one blank tape, if they had any at all. Nobody cared about timeshifting TV yet, that was small potatoes. The home movie market was the big potatoes.
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  18. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Oct 26, 2017
    Elizabeth, CO
    I was the exact opposite. I recorded either if it was something special I wanted to keep or for time shifting. I could probably count on one hand the number of movies I rented.

    The comment about how expensive early VCRs were reminded me of a good story. I bought my first VCR in the early/mid 80s and it was EXPENSIVE! Around a $1000, it was the first unit to use pushbuttons and solenoids to activate the drive rather than levers you had to push down. Several years later something broke and the repair was around $300 which I had no problem with as it was a $1000 unit. Only later I saw I could have bought a new unit for around $200
  19. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    And remember when VCRs originally came out and the remote was wired? A wireless remote was a big deal (and a more expensive option).
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  20. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    OK, then clearly no further explanation is needed for my previous response as you understood where I was coming from. I forgot that this forum is a bit more forgiving in discussions of those topics. All other forums I get involved with don't allow such topics to be discussed openly or you can get banned.

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