Archive for the 'Television' Category

Goodbye my Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250

thanks for all the converted videos you helped me to port over.  SnapTream Beyond TV was awesome when it first came out.  A Personal Video Recorder on my pc before DVR came out in consumer market.Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250

Tivo online program scheduling is awesome!

I recently visited the tivo.com site to check it out since it has been about 2 years (i think) since I visited the tivo listing guide.  I didn’t get a chance to sit down in front of the tivo unit to actually schedule the recordings last week so I decided to work on it on my computer.

What amazes me is that 1-click record option. You click on on and you’re done! Of course there is a way to customize the 1-click record option to your preference like priority, video quality recording, keep until, start time and finish time.

There’s also an option to do a 1-click season pass but I haven’t tried that button yet.

The tivo tv listing guide also has that feature where you can select the full screen tv guide or the regular screen with navigational bar on the left side.

Overall I’m impressed on tivo effort in making the user experience less painful.

Samsung BD-C6500 Blu-Ray Player Visio TV codes

I used the code 19 on the Samsung Bd-c6500 Blu-Ray Player to program the remote control.  I just got around programming the remote control months after we bought this player and got a little tired of switching from one remote to another just to adjust the Visio TV volume.  TV Channel switching on my Visio is also enabled and same with the mute button.  One of my Visio TV’s remote feature that I couldn’t make to work on the Samsung disc player remote is that of the media source selector.

Also, one of the great feature of this Samsung Bd-C6500 Blu-Ray player is the built-in Wireless Lan.  Some blu-ray/dvd player that’s out in the market today needs an accessory to connect to your wireless lan in order to take advantage of the Internet capabilities of these new media players.

Recently, we had been watching Netflix thru this Samsung BD-c6500 Disc Player and with the HD streaming from Netflix it makes the picture quality very pleasant to view.

Pacman vs hitman

Wow! Amazing fight! Even though it only lasted for 2 rounds it still a good fight! The exchanging of punches, jabs and missed swings! Just the way I like it.

Not like a boring match that each boxer just wait for their opponent to make a move-pacman engages his opponent and finishes the job. Nothing personal, its just a job.

Great fight mr manny pacquiao!

Knight Rider is back! New TV series on NBC starts Sept. 24!

Ok folks! They have Knight Rider the series scheduled to air on September 24, 2008 Wednesday.

Have I mention how i liked the old knight rider and the pilot movie that they showed months ago?

Anyways, the new knight rider series which is the revival of the 1980 TV series about this Trans Am that talks and has artificial intelligence of the latest super computer,of course, in the 80’s concept will be shot not on film but entirely on HDTV cameras.  Since the HDTV units are being sold everywhere and almost the whole population of the US have HDTV capabilites it seems fit for this decision.

Now i guess I’ll have to order my HDTV upgrade…

Dito sa Tate biased sa GMA

tsk..tsk..sayang talaga..hindi makita ng ibang pilipino dito sa tate ang pagiging number one sa Pilipinas ng Kapuso sa daytime and primetime tv… eh paano nga dahil sa hindi practical sa panahong ito ng recession ang maging subscriber ng parehong TFC at GMA at mas komportable ang pinoy sa matagal ng establisadong TFC. Kaso nga lang napapangiwi ako pag naririnig ko ang discussion about how an episode of a certain show they seen last night was sooo good.. pero sa huli nga eh to each its own ika nga..

anyways, eto ang result from last June 2 (Monday)

Daytime:

1. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) – 22.2%
2. Kaputol ng Isang Awit (GMA-7) – 22%
3. Magdusa Ka (GMA-7) – 21.1%
4. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 20.5%
5. El Cuerpo Deseo (ABS-CBN) – 16.8%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 16.2%
7. Ligaw na Bulaklak (ABS-CBN) – 14.1%
8. Da Big Show (GMA-7) – 11.6%
9. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) – 11.2%
10. SiS (GMA-7) – 8.7%

Primetime:

1. Dyesebel (GMA-7) – 41%
2. Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) – 36.8%
3. Babangon Ako’t Dudurugin Kita (GMA-7) – 30.6%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 28.8%
5. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (ABS-CBN) 27%
6. My Girl (ABS-CBN) – 22.8%
7. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) / Lobo (ABS-CBN) – 22.6%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 18.1%
9. Pinoy Idol Extra (GMA-7) – 17.6%
10. Kung Ako Ikaw (GMA-7) – 14.3%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

emergency ng GMA

Tindi ng isang segment sa show na napanood ko kanina. Piniritong ipis…kinakain ng tao! Ngiii! Minsan iniisip ko- wala na bang maisip na topic ang mga network at bumababa sila sa ganitong uri ng reporting? OO nga at may babala sila na nakakadiri yun pero ewan ko ba!  Pagnaiisip ko kinikilabutan ako..

wowowee wardrobe malfunction

Wowowee opening show nagkaroon ng wardrobe malfunction! Kawawa naman yung si juniper. Pero sino kaya ang engeng na nagsabi sa kanyang magsuot ng tube blouse sa pagsayaw?
Bakas sa mukha ni willie ang panlulumo…penalty na naman ito…tsk..
hindi ko feel maglagay ng link o mag post ng video kasi parang may sense of moral responsibility pa ata ako…ngek! Ok..sige ngayon lang..bukas ulul na ulit ako. Hehheh!

Dish Network impending separation

Just wrote to Dish Network Customer service. Just got tired of all the crap. They charge for Dish Home protection which supposed to be an equipment-overall maintenance/insurance deal. I don’t know..I just had it…

Here’s an excerpt of what I wrote;

Majority of the channels that I have hasn’t been working for weeks now. Tired of calling your tech supports because we have done all the steps & know it by heart and still doesn’t work.  All that your tech people will do is to make us do all those steps again and loooong wait for the switch test to complete. if it ever works on a clear & sunny day, it’s erratic. we pay for dish protection $5+ a month do to the technical work for your company.
Ok. Now for the question. Will there be ANY cancellation or termination fee if I cancel my service by the end of this week? The last time I asked I was told I am on the month-to-month basis. Just wanted it clear before discontinuing my service and don’t want to pay anymore additional charges.
sorry for the long note. thank you.