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Old Sep 24th 2013, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Correction - if they'd start showing Father Ted and Black Books again, like they did when we first got the channel in 2006, then it'd be perfect.

Granted, I do love me Top Gear but I seem to be the only Brit I know who doesn't think Dr Who is only worth watching if it has Tom Baker in it ...
No, I'm with you on that...
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Correction - if they'd start showing Father Ted and Black Books again, like they did when we first got the channel in 2006, then it'd be perfect.

Granted, I do love me Top Gear but I seem to be the only Brit I know who doesn't think Dr Who is only worth watching if it has Tom Baker in it ...
Tom Baker would be a plus (as would Father Ted, obviously).
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Old Sep 24th 2013, 5:22 pm
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No, I'm with you on that...
Truth be told, I only had a passing interest in the show even then. I know more than a few native Americans who are way more into the show than I ever was

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Tom Baker would be a plus (as would Father Ted, obviously).
One word. Porridge ...
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Correction - if they'd start showing Father Ted and Black Books again, like they did when we first got the channel in 2006, then it'd be perfect.

Granted, I do love me Top Gear but I seem to be the only Brit I know who doesn't think Dr Who is only worth watching if it has Tom Baker in it ...
I love TG too but I appear to have seen every episode multiple times at this point.

They also used to show a lot of Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares on BBCA. I haven't had a chance to watch BBCA in a while so don't know if that's still the case.
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I love TG too but I appear to have seen every episode multiple times at this point.

They also used to show a lot of Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares on BBCA. I haven't had a chance to watch BBCA in a while so don't know if that's still the case.
Yeah, while I do enjoy rewatching certain ones, I do think they could spread the repeats a little thinner in between new series from the UK. Top Gear is really rather popular here though, so ratings are ratings I suppose!

Ramsay makes an appearance most days as well.

Perhaps there should be two BBC Americas. One for Americans who like British TV (i.e. the current one) and one actually for Brits, that shows 70s and 80s sitcoms, Open University programs, British movies, cricket and snooker. With half an hour of Testcard F every day.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
that shows 70s and 80s sitcoms, Open University programs, British movies, cricket and snooker. With half an hour of Testcard F every day.
I would happily pay extra for this. I have a large collection of DVDs that are almost all old (70s / 80s) TV shows and I'm adding all the time.

Fortunately, Mrs. N. likes a lot of them, especially the sitcoms.
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By no stretch of the imagination could US TV come under the heading 'tell me the positives'
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I would happily pay extra for this. I have a large collection of DVDs that are almost all old (70s / 80s) TV shows and I'm adding all the time.

Fortunately, Mrs. N. likes a lot of them, especially the sitcoms.
I've got my DVDs from back home, I just haven't bought a region-hackable DVD player yet to play them on.

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By no stretch of the imagination could US TV come under the heading 'tell me the positives'
Game of Thones does ...

Apart from the crappy news (which I never watch anyway) and endless infomercials though, US TV isn't that bad. Even if I do spend most days watching reruns of Family Guy and Big Bang Theory
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By no stretch of the imagination could US TV come under the heading 'tell me the positives'
I quite like a few of the US shows and you get to see them sooner. You HAVE to DVR everything though else the adverts would drive you crazy.
The one that really got me was that BBC News had a commercial break and then came back on for 10 seconds. I thought that the beeb was above that!
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I've got my DVDs from back home, I just haven't bought a region-hackable DVD player yet to play them on.
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-DVD-C5.../dp/B003ANVQWU
Samsung C500 is pretty easy to hack and works great, even with wonky dvd's that are pretty scratched.

We got it on sale a while back for a smidge under $30 but you could probably still find it cheap somewhere.
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http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-DVD-C5.../dp/B003ANVQWU
Samsung C500 is pretty easy to hack and works great, even with wonky dvd's that are pretty scratched.

We got it on sale a while back for a smidge under $30 but you could probably still find it cheap somewhere.
Yeah.. we picked up a couple of Phillips units from Amazon. Paid about 40 apiece for them I think. Nothing fancy, but 1080P capable and Region 0, so perfect for what I needed.
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thats a point, I am bring my large dvd library with me, so if I bring my own UK dvd player with me will it work in the US, do I need a transformer or anything?
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thats a point, I am bring my large dvd library with me, so if I bring my own UK dvd player with me will it work in the US, do I need a transformer or anything?
A transformer will cost more than an all regions DVD player bought here.
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thats a point, I am bring my large dvd library with me, so if I bring my own UK dvd player with me will it work in the US, do I need a transformer or anything?
Bring the DVDs, dump the player.
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http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-DVD-C5.../dp/B003ANVQWU
Samsung C500 is pretty easy to hack and works great, even with wonky dvd's that are pretty scratched.

We got it on sale a while back for a smidge under $30 but you could probably still find it cheap somewhere.
Oh aye, I can find one easy enough, I just tend to spend my spare cash on other things before I get to it
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