The Orville is moving to Hulu

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  1. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

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    My first VCR was a 2-head Hitachi model with a wired remote. I was hooked on time shifting right off the bat.
     
  2. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I remember very well, the unit I was discussing had a wire remote. I built a 25' extension for it so I could run the wire around the room and over the door rather than across the middle of the floor
     
  3. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    Beta Max :)
     
  4. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    My VCRs had their clocks set, but I seldom if ever used them for time-shifting -- because, for me, the VCR era corresponded to the cable box era, with the VCRs being unable to control the cable boxes. Instead, I'd watch live and zap out (pause recording on) the commercials. (At least some of the VCRs were "cable-ready", but then they'd have to forgo the scrambled channels. Also, for a while, our cable system required two lines for each box, with half the channels on each.) I finally got real time-shifting with the DirecTiVo.
     
  5. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I had to make that decision, fortunately I chose VHS :)
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The SOny VCRs I owned back then had a capacitor that would store enough power to keep the memory for something like 12 hours or day(I can't remember the exact amount of time it lasted. Only that I remember paying $400 or $500 for the Sony VCRs). IN the mid 90's I started connecting all my VCRs to a UPS so I could continue recording during a power outage. Since the cable company typically still had a signal during the power outages.
     
  7. aaronwt

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    I ran into many very smart people that could not program a VCR. Lawyers, Doctors, accountants etc. People with Masters and Doctorates. But they had no clue how to set the clock on a VCR.

    And I still run into people like that today with AV stuff. They have no idea how to even hook up any AV equipment.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The networks are becoming more and more useless. I'm not sure I even have any SPs left on the big 4.

    Edit: Just looked at the fall lineup and I have 5 SPs from the big 4, all half hour comedies, and 3 of them I never even finished last season. Network TV sucks!
     
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  9. Sparky1234

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    Still not appropriate....
     
  10. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

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    Out of the shows I watched last year, 1 was cancelled, 1 (this one) won't be on this year and will be streaming only next, 1 will be renewed, and everything else was 2nd tier at best and the only one of that batch that I remember off the top of my head is cancelled. I'm not optimistic about next season. :(
     
  11. type_g

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    Whoa this thread about The Orville being moved is almost longer than any episode thread of The Orville. Granted 3 pages are probably about just VCRs flashing 12:00 haha.
     
  12. NJChris

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    Bah.. guess I won't be watching. I'm not subscribing to a service just for one show. Even if it is just for one month. I cut the cord for a reason. I only have / watch Netflix and am not going to jump on and off all these streaming services and pay.
     
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  13. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    A lot of them offer free trials. If you can squeeze the whole season into a week or two you might be able to watch without paying.
     
  14. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

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    The bulk of humanity doesn't understand multiple Video Inputs on a TV, let alone hooking up AV equipment. That's as true now as it was 25 years ago, when I was trying to explain Cable/LD/VCR on TV/Input 1/Input 2; and they looked at me uncomprehendingly, like cows at a passing train.
     
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  15. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    My daughter has Spotify premium (student) and she "gets" Hulu for free with that. Just sayin.....
     
  16. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    Hulu also free for Sprint customers.
     
  17. aaronwt

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    But isn't that the version with commercials? Even if they paid me each month, I couldn't watch the Hulu version with commercials.
     
  18. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    Of course the free version is with commercials.
    (I have Sprint, but I pay the $12 for commercial free Hulu)
     
  19. Bierboy

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    Biggest drawback that I see...I enjoyed the 5.1 surround sound on OTA Fox
     
  20. mattack

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    I haven't actually used autoskip, but I presume it effectively does the skip exactly when it becomes available to the user...
    so that's still not as good as watching it on Hulu or other without commercials, since
    1) no onscreen animated ads (except the stupid logo is still there)
    2) no "coming up on" for commercial breaks.. I guess that's not true for most scripted shows, but still for some kinds of programming it's there

    the only benefit is still using the tivo remote/having convenient 8 second skip back, and QuickPlay (esp with the recently-discovered modifiable speed quickplay.. I now use only 1.5 and 1.9x when using quickplay, for different kinds of content).
     

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