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Old July 1st, 2008, 10:58 AM
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There is an informative new show on the Travel Channel, called The Unfriendly Skies, State of Travel...An eye opener on many aspects of the industry, & how it has impacted leisure travel. Cost of fuel being the major issue, of course. This is all up to the date info, so it is interesting to hear.

Some amazing travel problems... ( 9 hrs on the runway.. . a child was put off an airplane, and left alone in the jetway. Comments by travel insiders.The founder of Jet Blue, doing what he started here with low cost fares, is now in Brazil, with Azul Air. How overseas carriers are actually doing well! Lastly, how algae could be the saving grace...Take a peek, it will be repeated over and over.......
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Old July 1st, 2008, 03:09 PM
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Trip........I will have to see if I can find it....sounds like a good show to watch........



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Tuesday: (Tonight) Travel Channel 11:00 p.m. Eastern. Saturday, July 5. 6:00 p.m. Eastern

That's it for the next 10 days.

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Thanks Mike for making that so much easier. Just as my thoughts were "I gotta make sure I watch that" .... I scroll to see your post. It's the simple things in life that I get so much enjoyment out of.
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Thanks Mike, my DVR is locked and loaded.
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Thanks Mike, my DVR is locked and loaded.
Don't you just love those dang things? I did the keyword search and found out when the show was airing. Clicked the 10:00 p.m. (central) on DVR2 to record it because something else was recording on DVR1 and then posted the time and date information on the boards.

I have become so accustomed to DVR that when I stay at a hotel or watch "regular" television I automatically reach for the remote to try and rewind.

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My DVR can record two programs at once. And what I really like about it is that I can call up playbacks on any set in the house. That is very cool.

And to rub it in even more, I'm literally in the middle of installing my new 106-inch (16x9) projection screen. My new hi-def projector that will fill it should be on the UPS truck tomorrow. My analog projector has given me 11 years of good service on a 100-inch (4x3) screen, but the HDMI cables are itching for something to plug into, and tomorrow they should have it.
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My DVR can record two programs at once. And what I really like about it is that I can call up playbacks on any set in the house. That is very cool.

And to rub it in even more, I'm literally in the middle of installing my new 106-inch (16x9) projection screen. My new hi-def projector that will fill it should be on the UPS truck tomorrow. My analog projector has given me 11 years of good service on a 100-inch (4x3) screen, but the HDMI cables are itching for something to plug into, and tomorrow they should have it.
I assumed it could. It's standard for most DVR systems. Your new system sounds awesome. I hope you enjoy it. I have always been somewhat voluntarily low-fi and low in the audio and video areas. I enjoy having the capability to have a variety of channels to choose from but it can become like the Bruce Springsteen song. "57 Channels and Nothing's On."

Take care and I hope everything arrives on time.
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Yeah, well my theater actually started in the 70's with a 6x8 foot screen back in the film days (I still have the projection room). That was shortly after we moved into the house. All our friends at TV stations would bring over prints of whatever features were around the shop. We had many double-feature Saturday nights, sometimes "theme nights." I remember one night the "theme" was "Movies beginning with the letter B." We ran Beach Blanket Bingo and Becket. Now that's a double-feature. But about 15 years ago film had pretty much gone the way of the dinosaur, so I retooled for video. This is my first big upgrade since then.

Of course, film and video was what I did for a living, so going to the movies at home has always seemed perfectly natural.

I agree that most of what's on TV isn't worth the effort. Most of our viewing in the "Trans Lux" is DVD's, plus whatever movies I DVR, mostly from TCM. Sometimes we also watch music specials and sports on the big screen. That's about it.

I've been a theater buff ever since I was a kid. I cut my teeth at Radio City Music Hall in New York, because my father was friends with the chief of projection there. When I was 14, I got my first summer job, projectionist at a theater near where I grew up. I wrote an article about those days that was published in the magazine of the Theater Historical Society a couple years ago. Maybe I'll post it here someday.

So at least I come by it honestly. Tomorrow I'm repainting the screen wall before installing the new sheet.
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