Bier de Stone ( wrote,
Bier de Stone

Do it yourself -- how to watch TV

I'm beginning to wonder whether I could ever watch TV again, comfortably, without surround sounds. But I went out and purchased yet another modem because I was getting tired of the constant interruptions for buffering. Even when I called my IP to troubleshoot, they didn't find anything irregular in the speed. But whatever, the old modem was getting old. And I don't use my IP's modem because I don't like the way they troubleshoot over the phone...

Reboot this, unplug that; I check these things before I call for tech support, but''nuff said. Those creeps, the techs, fixing my shit by providing there own handy dandy modem -- Get your handy dandy modem, Folks! Just one dollar by the month -- no doubt they've dug their fingers in there, testing the new spy gadgets the computer world is so fond of doing. No modem, my good IP, sir. Thank you sir, but if you please, sir.. say what would be the requirements needed to fulfill your piping your signal thru my house?

And I could go on, but I get the best high tech modem. And it works.

But you see, it never fails that streaming movies over TV series , whether HBO/HBO MAX movies, or Netflix, Hulu, Prime, etc. movies always...

Movies always get the worst of faulty streaming. It seems like something is vastly different between the two formats. I could watch 2 or 3 one hour drama/comedy/adventure ,what have you, they won't falter. The sound is perfect. The picture flawless, in fact, the picture takes up the entire screen, unlike many of the letterbox format films I've screened on the same TV model. So what is it?

Do I watch way more movies than I do TV shows? Yes. The odds that the streaming problem might be happening during movies/films is because that's all I do all day? Watch and watch. Movies during lunch. Watch movies during dinner. Movies movies movies.

Of course, then?

The acting. The writing. Sat thru a seminar in which my good Buddy Chris was talking about pitching my ideas in single paragraph form. TV series and movies/films are different, yes, but should they also be so different that reception is affecting only one?

For starters, a lot more money goes into getting it right. Perhaps because of this, movies may be considered way better entertainment ideas (when a good one like a sychelpgical adventure eventually premiers.).

TV series have one week to get their lines right before another episode has to be released. If they just can't get the right shot, the tear that falls naturally from your eyes, the snort you make when you laugh, the little tic in your cheek nerve that has no controllable muscles in that part of your face to duplicate the way it just has a mind of its own when it wants to jerk up and down like a biceps rapidly juggle.

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Tags: boob tube

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