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Windows 7: Stargate Universe - Do you Love it or Hate it

30 Oct 2009   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
I am a big SCI-FI fan and hope that SGU gets better, was really upset they cut SGA. I was also watching Defying Gravity but here in the US the cut the show short for some reason, another sci-fi show V is coming to ABC but they only baught 4 shows so no clue if that will take off either.

Not sure if flash forward is sci-fi or not but it fills in for the time being.


I have a question, I know downloading movies is a NO-NO does that go for TV shows also? I mean you can watch them over the air for free and tape them for later viewing so would downloading a TV be the same idea? Reason I ask honestly is because there are a few shows I watched that I can't get here in Orlando and they are not on hulu yet.

Hi there
Real time recording should always work.

Other possibilities are --you might have something in the States that equates to a SKY TV PLUS box. This contains its own hard disc based recorder so you can capture TV shows / movies and watch them later.

Although there is talk of adding DRM to the movies at the moment there isn't any currently so you can High Speed copy these to DVD on another DVD recorder connected to the SKY BOX (and then transfer them again to USB disk drive) for watching on Laptops etc.

In any case watching in real time and using a decent Video sender with a composite video / audeo input at the receiver end will strip off any Macrovision / copy protection so you can always copy in real time. - Just copying to a conventional DVD recorder won't strip off macrovision / DRM if there is any on it. The Video sender method always works as only the proper video / audeo is encoded and transmitted -- the macrovison gets stripped off as "noise".

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Oct 2009   #12
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
I am a big SCI-FI fan and hope that SGU gets better, was really upset they cut SGA. I was also watching Defying Gravity but here in the US the cut the show short for some reason, another sci-fi show V is coming to ABC but they only baught 4 shows so no clue if that will take off either.

Not sure if flash forward is sci-fi or not but it fills in for the time being.


I have a question, I know downloading movies is a NO-NO does that go for TV shows also? I mean you can watch them over the air for free and tape them for later viewing so would downloading a TV be the same idea? Reason I ask honestly is because there are a few shows I watched that I can't get here in Orlando and they are not on hulu yet.

Hi there
Real time recording should always work.

Other possibilities are --you might have something in the States that equates to a SKY TV PLUS box. This contains its own hard disc based recorder so you can capture TV shows / movies and watch them later.

Although there is talk of adding DRM to the movies at the moment there isn't any currently so you can High Speed copy these to DVD on another DVD recorder connected to the SKY BOX (and then transfer them again to USB disk drive) for watching on Laptops etc.

In any case watching in real time and using a decent Video sender with a composite video / audeo input at the receiver end will strip off any Macrovision / copy protection so you can always copy in real time. - Just copying to a conventional DVD recorder won't strip off macrovision / DRM if there is any on it. The Video sender method always works as only the proper video / audeo is encoded and transmitted -- the macrovison gets stripped off as "noise".

Cheers
jimbo
OK you went way to technical in all that. Sorry I understand it and we have DVR's here in the USA but that wasn't my question on how to record it and I don't want to change the thread subject SORRY
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30 Oct 2009   #13
y0himba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Original subject: LOVE IT.

Off topic: I grab it from Usenet so I can watch it in 720/1080p

Way Off Topic: Amanda Tapping is smoking hot as a brunette.
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30 Oct 2009   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Seven of Nine in Star trek Voyager probably was the best looker in recent SCI FI series, but Amanda Tapping is also quite a looker.

Back to the topic -- I really want the program to succeed but I'm not impressed so far. I'll stick with it for possibly another two episodes and if it hasn't found some story line or point then I'll call it a miss.

Intelligent Sci-Fi should have more in it than a drop out obese teenage hacker running around with a stupid video camera and an overbearing arrogant Scottish science doctor who can't seem to understand that lives might depend on him being able to function properly and in a team.

(Dr Mckay in Stargate Atlantis also had arrogance in spades but was quite a character -- he also DID operate successfully in a team and really contributed greatly to the success of Stargate Atlantis).

Those video camera clips where members of the cast have to say a few words about their history are IMO incredibly boring and don't contribute at all to the story line -- the reason why they are all on the ship was clearly explained in Episode 1.

I also get the impression that this is TV on the cheap -- the sets look like something high school drama students could turn out in their Lunch breaks quite easily.

Cheers
jimbo
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31 Oct 2009   #15
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Just finished watching tonight's esipode, and have to say it was a little better. At least they added that there is something out there other then themselves. Have to say that it was uneventful though. Seemed to easy to second guess what was going to happen next. If this makes it into a second season it will surprise me at this point of the show.

And, yes Amanda Tapping is one of the hottest Sci-Fi babes; though Seven of Nine I would agree is most likely at this point unmatched.

Will have to say the Canadians have put out some hot numbers over the years: Anne Murrary, Shana Twain (10/10), and of course the British born Canadian actess Miss Tapping (the new picture for my Avatar is a promo picture from her new series "Santuary".
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31 Oct 2009   #16
Dreams

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I haven't been impressed yet with it. The characters are no where near as dynamic as SG1 or SGA. But just maybe the makers will surprise us and throw in some unique alien life suckers to spice it up.
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05 Nov 2009   #17
AvatarOfTheShip

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Hi, Jimbo,

It is good to run into someone else who has the complete collection of the Stargate series, I notice you didn't mention the two movies, "Stargate Continuum, and Stargate The Ark Of Truth" (both are excellent because they brought Stargate SG1 to its conclusion.)

By Avatar is Amanda Tapping, Colonel Carter.

As to Stargate Universe I feel the same way. What is missing is were is this going. There seems to be no real objective, like say figuring a way home. Reminds me a little of Star Trek Voyageur. Another thing missing is the usual bad guys.
Actually I think your avatar is Dr. Helen Magnus. I will now drop out of Pedant Warp and say that I'm still in two minds about SGU. I keep expecting Rush to nut someone (preferably that whiney little senator's daughter please) or say, in a heavy cod-Russian accent, "I've been expektink you, Mr Bont!" Maybe they could do an episode where they communicate entirely through the medium of song? Or Rush could end every other sentence with 'Och Aye, The Noo' or 'I cannae change the laws of physics, captain'?
I'm just saying.
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