Television

 
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Where's Gayspie?  Big Brother, his favourite TV show starts on Monday.

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  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
I have 3.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

"I have a vision, I have a vision, I have...... Television". - Bono, U2
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
There is certainly some crap on TV.

Just watched a Tony Robinson History Channel doco on VE day in London.

Towards the end Robinson says that the King and Queen Mary appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. Only problem was that King George VI 's wife was Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother). Queen Mary was KGV's (George V 's) wife and George VI 's mother.

How do these clangers get into a finished documentary?Rolling Eyes
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
I have 3.
Graham4405
Three televisions or three favourite shows?
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Television..... umm..... yes if only tbe ABC would send  David interrupting Speers back to sky news
Now that would make my day
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Just watched a Tony Robinson History Channel doco on VE day in London.

Towards the end Robinson says that the King and Queen Mary appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. Only problem was that King George VI 's wife was Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother). Queen Mary was KGV's (George V 's) wife and George VI's mother.  How do these clangers get into a finished documentary?Rolling Eyes
YM-Mundrabilla
May have been true as Queen Mary, the King's mother, could have appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace with her son the king. Queen Mary died 24 March 1953, Marlborough House, London.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
I have 3.
Three televisions or three favourite shows?
don_dunstan
3 televisions as per the thread title. 1 (55") get used often, another (40") gets used rarely, the 3rd (24") sits on the floor and does nothing useful.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Just watched a Tony Robinson History Channel doco on VE day in London.

Towards the end Robinson says that the King and Queen Mary appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. Only problem was that King George VI 's wife was Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother). Queen Mary was KGV's (George V 's) wife and George VI's mother.  How do these clangers get into a finished documentary?Rolling Eyes
May have been true as Queen Mary, the King's mother, could have appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace with her son the king. Queen Mary died 24 March 1953, Marlborough House, London.
petan
It wasn't and the picture confirmed that.
The context was something along the lines 'the king and Queen Mary'.
Yes Queen Mary was alive at the time but she was not in the clip shown. There was only King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother). Two people only!
Just careless.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I have 3.
Three televisions or three favourite shows?
3 televisions as per the thread title. 1 (55") get used often, another (40") gets used rarely, the 3rd (24") sits on the floor and does nothing useful.
Graham4405
Every screen in our house is an effective TV as we have no TV specfic screen anymore.

However we have only one "fixed" 55" screen that would be tradtionally called a TV, however there is no free to air in Dubai and the "cable" TV its connected to the box hasn't worked for 12 mths that we now of as we didn't really use it anyway as either Netflix and Youtube is the mainstay there days. We have Amazon what ever it is, but never use it or remember to.

If we moved back to Australia tomorrow. I wouldn't bother connecting to free to air to anything but lounge room TV and wouldn't pay for "cable" apart from Netflix. The few times we have in the past had access to Pay TV in Australia, it drove me crazy with the adds as you are paying, but its like normal TV adds, but extremely repetitive (almost like American free to air) .If Netflix starts having advertising then this will also go. I don't mind paying for ad free content, but not both.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
It wasn't and the picture confirmed that.

The context was something along the lines 'the king and Queen Mary'.

Yes Queen Mary was alive at the time but she was not in the clip shown. There was only King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother). Two people only!

Just careless.
"YM-Mundrabilla"
Fair enough. I wasn't aware that the picture had actually appeared - thought it was just commentary.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Starting now is Season 2 of TEHRAN a fantastic TV series.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/may/06/tehran-series-two-review-glenn-close
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
Starting now is Season 2 of TEHRAN a fantastic TV series.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/may/06/tehran-series-two-review-glenn-close
bevans
I keep meaning to watch that British series about Hornby in the UK on 72 - there's some pretty serious model train enthusiasts on that show. Also interesting to see the development of a new model train from concept to retail.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I have 3.
Three televisions or three favourite shows?
3 televisions as per the thread title. 1 (55") get used often, another (40") gets used rarely, the 3rd (24") sits on the floor and does nothing useful.
Every screen in our house is an effective TV as we have no TV specfic screen anymore.

However we have only one "fixed" 55" screen that would be tradtionally called a TV, however there is no free to air in Dubai and the "cable" TV its connected to the box hasn't worked for 12 mths that we now of as we didn't really use it anyway as either Netflix and Youtube is the mainstay there days. We have Amazon what ever it is, but never use it or remember to.

If we moved back to Australia tomorrow. I wouldn't bother connecting to free to air to anything but lounge room TV and wouldn't pay for "cable" apart from Netflix. The few times we have in the past had access to Pay TV in Australia, it drove me crazy with the adds as you are paying, but its like normal TV adds, but extremely repetitive (almost like American free to air) .If Netflix starts having advertising then this will also go. I don't mind paying for ad free content, but not both.
RTT_Rules
I'm virtually the same. TV is only used for Netflix/youtube/etc.

Then I go back to my parents for the occasional visit and remember how god damn awful commercial TV is in this country.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
It wasn't and the picture confirmed that.

The context was something along the lines 'the king and Queen Mary'.

Yes Queen Mary was alive at the time but she was not in the clip shown. There was only King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother). Two people only!

Just careless.
Fair enough. I wasn't aware that the picture had actually appeared - thought it was just commentary.
Valvegear
No probs Comrade. Smile
It's only a game after all.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
It wasn't and the picture confirmed that.

The context was something along the lines 'the king and Queen Mary'.

Yes Queen Mary was alive at the time but she was not in the clip shown. There was only King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother). Two people only!

Just careless.
Fair enough. I wasn't aware that the picture had actually appeared - thought it was just commentary.
Valvegear
Same, as I wasn't aware that the picture had actually appeared - thought it was just commentary.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

The only thing keeping linear television alive on life support in Australia is the Turnbull Government’s kneecapping of the NBN.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

I grew up with two TV channels - the ABC and BCV-8 (which cherry-picked what they thought was the best of the 3 metro stations).  Now we are spoiled for choice.  A choice of more rubbish which today I don't watch.

And my kids just watch Youtube channels of loud Americans in their McMansions (Ninja Kidz, Ryan's World, Mr Beast etc - uggh), and won't watch free-to-air TV at all.

I watch the train vids...  (yes, I'm a foamer)
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
The only thing keeping linear television alive on life support in Australia is the Turnbull Government’s kneecapping of the NBN.
justapassenger
We have a Google 'smart TV' and I've bought the odd film off pay-for-view but otherwise our household still mostly watches free to air, force of habit I guess.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
It wasn't and the picture confirmed that.

The context was something along the lines 'the king and Queen Mary'.

Yes Queen Mary was alive at the time but she was not in the clip shown. There was only King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother). Two people only!

Just careless.
Fair enough. I wasn't aware that the picture had actually appeared - thought it was just commentary.
Same, as I wasn't aware that the picture had actually appeared - thought it was just commentary.
petan
No probs Petan.
Good to see that some still read my rants.Smile
(99 % wouldn't even know who Queen Mary was not even RMS Queen Mary.)
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
The only thing keeping linear television alive on life support in Australia is the Turnbull Government’s kneecapping of the NBN.
justapassenger
If you can watch Youtube or Netflix then the speed is fast enough.

Was in Tamborine a few months back, FIL only has broad band off the mobile network due to location in a gully, 3 devices watching youtube at the same time, no issues.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I'm virtually the same. TV is only used for Netflix/youtube/etc.

Then I go back to my parents for the occasional visit and remember how god damn awful commercial TV is in this country.
speedemon08
Haha true

I don't actually have too much of an issue with the content on FTA, if I like it I like it, if I don't I don't.


I think what would probably drive our future choices when we return permanently is simply I'm not interested anymore to limit my life by someone elses timetable. Prior to leaving Aust for OS in 2009, we have a digtal DVD recorder, but I could not be arsed to do this anymore. Too much available by other means.

Overall I think the future of FTA as we know it is limited and be surprised if it surpasses 2030. Watch over coming years as FTA license fees gradully decrease. YOUTUBE productions quality are now matching FTA programming and often for alot less and then instantly available to a global audience. No govt rating restrictions, when it can be shown, what can it include etc. YOUTUBE and available 24/7/365 from moment of release, although Youtube has its own restrictions and goverance but generally limited to copyright production and in many cases the worse that can happen they demonitise your video from direct advertsing. Doesn't limit Patreon revenues.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Tonight's episode of Railroad Australia on Ch 72, showed the building of Vlocity trains at Bombardier's works in Dandenong.
The breathless commentary told us that these were to cover "Victoria's massive railway network." I wonder what planet he's come from.
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
Tonight's episode of Railroad Australia on Ch 72, showed the building of Vlocity trains at Bombardier's works in Dandenong.
The breathless commentary told us that these were to cover "Victoria's massive railway network." I wonder what planet he's come from.
Valvegear
Thanks, I forgot about the Hornby show being on tonight -
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
Tonight's episode of Railroad Australia on Ch 72, showed the building of Vlocity trains at Bombardier's works in Dandenong.
The breathless commentary told us that these were to cover "Victoria's massive railway network." I wonder what planet he's come from.
Valvegear
Along with the usual fake drama: "Oh, what if something goes wrong?" It's like they're implying that those on the job don't have any idea what they're doing.

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