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SilverWook

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#1057041
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Random Thoughts
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Sougouk said:

SilverWook said:
Curiously, my DVD recorder has no such feature, but setting the clock is fairly simple compared to the arcane sequence of buttons our first family VCR in 1984 required. 😉

Was your first family VCR like this? This was a beast, and took up a lot of room.

I always liked the buttons on that. Damned if I can find a picture of the actual model but it was cosmetically close to this one.

Ours didn’t have the tacky fake wood paneling, and the tuner was all digital, and allegedly “cable ready”, a much abused term often used to make unwary consumers think their VCR could unscramble pay channels. Our was one of the first linear stereo models, with Dolby NR, which I thought sounded pretty good through the cheap little Radio Shack amplifier and speakers I added later. Over the air stereo tv broadcasting wasn’t quite a thing yet, but you could hook it up to a stereo system, and record an FM simulcast of certain movies and concerts.

I sort of want the one HD DVD player Toshiba made for RCA, because it reminds me of the old family VCR.

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#1057036
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Random Thoughts
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Jetrell Fo said:

Both my DVD Recorder and my Panasonic AG-1980 are blinking 12:00 as I type, lol. I would think something was wrong if they weren’t blinking.

😉

Not much point since the tuner is useless these days. I keep the DVD recorder clock up to date as it timestamps when I actually did a transfer. It certainly helped pinning down a batch of discs from 8 years ago that are going bad now as they were all recorded in the same month.

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#1056938
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Random Thoughts
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Late 90’s models onwards had auto clock set. One channel in most cities, (usually a PBS station) had a subcarrier signal the VCR clock would use to set itself. You were still on your own setting it up to record something unattended.

The last regular VHS deck my parents used had this feature, but I could never get it to work according to the manual. But if you left it off, it would magically set itself. I never could catch it in the act either. Tempted to plug it in again one of these days and see if it will still set the clock. The cable system here still has a few analog channels, downconverted from digital of course.

Curiously, my DVD recorder has no such feature, but setting the clock is fairly simple compared to the arcane sequence of buttons our first family VCR in 1984 required. 😉

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#1056902
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Random Thoughts
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Jeebus said:

Handman said:

Jeebus’s new avatar has a lightsaber placed just right that I thought he was banned.

lol

Now I want to change it, but I made a promise to myself that I won’t change my avatars as often.

You could just flip it horizontally?

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#1056886
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Random Thoughts
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FYI, my college tv years were a cross between WKRP in Cincinnati and Videodrome. 😉

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#1056701
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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He does remind me at times of someone I had the misfortune of knowing back in the 80’s. (Had not thought about them in ages until recently.) They lied as easily as one breathes air. The lying got so out of hand, I couldn’t stand it anymore. I finally said, “I don’t believe you”. They were shocked, flew into a rage, and never spoke to me again. I can’t imagine someone like that becoming a functional adult without some sort of treatment.

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#1056681
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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GlastoEls said:

SilverWook said:

Nice! Somebody has the old OT logo as their sig file, but I can’t remember who…

JEDIT:Found it on archive.org

Our old Death Star could be floating in the upper right corner?

It’s me - wanted to preserve just in case of this very scenario!

I’m glad you did! It was a crapshoot if archive had every graphic element of the old forums saved.

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#1056676
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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moviefreakedmind said:

Unlike the SEs of Star Wars, the Director’s Cut of the Motion Picture was tastefully done.

I agree, it was the feeling that the original 1979 cut and the Special Longer Version were being left out and forgotten that kind of sucked at the time. An everything but the replicator sink set, with all three versions would have been sweet. Robert Wise might have had issues with the SLV though.

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