Saturday Night Television

Saturday Night Television

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:57 pm

No politics :mad:

Does anyone has an theory on the reason why the so called movie channels such as AMC, TNT, etc continue to show the same movies over & over again on Friday & Saturday night?
What do you mean? Must be GW's fault. :o
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Re: Saturday Night Television

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:22 am

Because they have a limited library of Blockbusters to show. Those channels are all i owned by Turner? I know they have a huge collection but I believe most of it is less than Saturday night material. If they wanted to show something else they don't own.... $$$
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Re: Saturday Night Television

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:50 am

That must be it Richard. I actually thought digital *On Demand Pay per View* had some influence over the TNT's , AMC's and others in regards to limiting what they show on prime time viewing hrs. What was I thinking?
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Re: Saturday Night Television

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:54 am

What is this T E L E V I SI O N device you guys are talking about?? (does it provide anything useful...like heat?) :?
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Re: Saturday Night Television

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:00 am

Richard S. wrote:Because they have a limited library of Blockbusters to show. Those channels are all i owned by Turner? I know they have a huge collection but I believe most of it is less than Saturday night material. If they wanted to show something else they don't own.... $$$
That is the problem they are only owned by a few people, it's almost a monopoly, and there is not much variety. Ted Turner owns quite a bit of all media in this country. We get what he says. Or almost.
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Re: Saturday Night Television

PostBy: billw On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:36 am

I remember at Christmas time there were a ton of old Christmas movies on all the time. "It's a wonderful life" was bought by NBC. Now it's only played once on Christmas Eve. I had to buy all of our favorite Christmas movies on DVD.
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Re: Saturday Night Television

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:57 am

billw wrote:I had to buy all of our favorite Christmas movies on DVD.


And then you're lucky if you can find them, this actually fuels the piracy/downloading market. There's two reasons a lot of that material may not be available. First there might be small audience so going through the motions to author a DVD and make run of them in a pressing plant may not be worth it. Secondly the movie/music industry has always relied on being able to resell you the same crap over and over.

VHS > DVD > and now Blu-Ray. They could instead off these huge collections as downloads. The cost of production is nearly eliminated because once its mastered you only have bandwidth to worry about. They won't do that because they only get to sell it to you once. That is why you won't see them available for download and/or they'll be so crippled with DRM you'll be lucky if you can view them in 5 years. DRM has nothing to do with preventing piracy, I can make copies of anything and everything and I'm not the only one. DRM gives the product shelf life so they can continue the practice of reselling material.
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Re: Saturday Night Television

PostBy: chemung On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:19 am

Richard S. wrote: DRM has nothing to do with preventing piracy, I can make copies of anything and everything and I'm not the only one.


Now I don't believe that. ;)

Richard S. wrote: DRM gives the product shelf life so they can continue the practice of reselling material.


Ya, reselling the same movie. Who's the pirates? I buy DVD kids movies for the grand kids. But they damage them beyond playable. What's a person to do? :)

Back to TV.

I don't have HDTV so I didn't get the Hi Def cable service. My favorite channel is TCM. Love the old detective and western movies. As far as some stations re-running movies? I can't get enough of Dirty Harry or the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns. Ya, I know they were really made in Spain. Anything Clint Eastwood for that matter.
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Re: Saturday Night Television

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:08 pm

chemung wrote:Now I don't believe that


Seriously unless its some obscure protection its been broken and there are tools available to do it and most of them are FREE. There was program called DVD decrypter that would copy any DVD disc and was updated as fast as they'd change the protection method. It's no longer updated because the guy who produced it apparently was forced to stop after breaking Macrovision's new "unbreakable" protection in a few hours. The ability to copy them was on the market before the majority of discs hit the shelves. They hyped this protection system for weeks prior to its release.

The fact is they cannot stop the collaborative effort of hundreds or even thousands of people tinkering to figure out how to do it.

Here's the thread from the original crack in the armor of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray:

http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=119871


It's a little technical but quite interesting nonetheless.The movie industry spent hundreds of millions developing this protection and it was obsolete in 6 months.It was supposed to be unbreakable because it tied the the hardware to the disc however "The weakest link..."
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Re: Saturday Night Television

PostBy: chemung On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:56 pm

Richard S. wrote:
chemung wrote:Now I don't believe that


Seriously unless its some obscure protection its been broken and there are tools available to do it and most of them are FREE.


Ya, I'm aware of what is available. I got a programmer in the family. Thanks for that link. Some interesting stuff. I think I recognized one of the members as a friend of my son. I'll have to ask him about it.
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