Archive for December, 2011
With the advent of the internet, people around the world prefer to read movie reviews online before going to a movie complex to watch it. There are several factors that can be attributed to this tendency. Firstly, people have become a lot busier and cannot waste precious time on a movie they might not like. Hence, by reading a good review, they can come to a conclusion if it is worth to watch the movie on the silver screen or on television.
The second factor that drives the craze for professionally written reviews is that watching movies today on screen is a very costly affair. No one would appreciate a hundred dollars going down the drain for a pretty average movie. Imagine if you went with your whole family and spent a few hundred dollars on the movie, only to realize the movie is not even worth downloading and watching!
However, writing a review for a movie is no cake walk as readers have certain specifications they expect from a good movie review writer. To be a good movie review writer, firstly you need to be a movie buff; someone who can appreciate and criticize the movie without bias. The passion in the heart of the reviewer creates passion within the reader to watch the movie. A movie reviewer will also need to be careful, not to reveal the complete plot, but yet reveal enough so that intrigue is created in the reader to watch the movie. Also, being a movie reviewer would mean that, you need to be proficient with the technical aspects of movie making. Merely writing about the story and the performances is a very amateur methodology of writing a review.
Some movies are quite intense and demand immense attention while viewing them. A reviewer must be one who can watch movies of any genre with the same passion and criticize with bias. Many people falter in this respect, as they end up creating a review that has more personal opinions than universally acceptable opinions.
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With a personal computer by your side, you have access to several sources of entertainment – right from music to games. The lengthy list of activities that you can do on your computer has just got better with the inclusion of Cable TV-on-PC option. With the facility to watch cable TV on your personal computer, you can enjoy all your favorite TV shows which you were not able to see due to some or the other reason; and that too in real time. There are two methods by which you can watch cable TV on your desktop – first, using a TV tuner (shown in the picture), or second, downloading the software which gives you access to this facility.
What do You Require to Watch Cable TV on PC?
In order to watch cable television on your computer, you will require a TV tuner card or a software, an updated computer and high speed Internet access. If your computer is considerably old, you will have to check with your cable operator for compatibility issues. Even though it is possible to watch cable TV on your PC using a DSL connection, the speed is likely to cause frequent interruption of services. On the contrary, using broadband Internet will ensure that you get uninterrupted services, and enhance your cable TV experience.
How to Watch Cable TV on Computer?
As we mentioned earlier, there are two methods by which you can watch cable TV on your desktop or laptop. In the first, you can use simple hardware to gain access to the cable service, and in the second, you have to download a particular software for the same. While the term ‘hardware’ here refers to the TV tuners, the term ‘software’ refers to programs which facilitate the use of computer to watch cable TV in real time. As far as convenience is concerned, it is easy to execute both the methods by following some simple guidelines given in the user manual. Given below are the further details of each of these two methods.
Watch Cable TV on Computer Using TV Tuner Card
If you intend to resort to a TV Tuner, which is slightly more convenient than the software downloading method, you will be able to buy one from the electronics store in your neighborhood. Basically, there exist two types of TV tuners for PC – internal TV tuner (which comes in form of a PCI card) and external TV tuner (which comes in form of a USB device.) While the TV tuner card (internal TV tuner) has to be plugged onto the motherboard of the computer, the external device can be plugged into the USB port. The TV tuners available today receive feed from cable service provider through the broadband network, and hence the picture quality is at par excellence even on the PC.
Both of these have their own pros and cons. While an internal card is relatively inexpensive, you are likely to have a tough time installing it on the motherboard. Similarly, the external device may be easy to connect, but the fact that it comes for some extra amount may make you give it a second thought. Depending on which of these two options you would prefer to go with, you will have to shell out something between US$50-$150. Brands like Hauppauge and AverMedia boast of some of the best USB TV tuners, which are priced in the range of US$100-$150.
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The Game Show has over the years become one of the most popular forms of television, especially on American TV. Game Show trivia will show that many of the games shows on television are among the longest running shows on the air, and are among the best watched in daytime television. The last several years have also seen a resurgence in prime time games which have enjoyed some huge popularity as well.
An interesting point for a Game Show quiz is that the form itself is almost as old as broadcast TV, dating back to 1938. The show was called, “Spelling Bee”. Since that show, there have been many hit gaming shows that have entered the halls of the most well known games on television. Hits like “The Price is Right”, “Wheel of Fortune”, and Jeopardy”.
Game Show trivia will show that the hosts of these televised games where customers play for money or prizes have become massive celebrities in America. A good example of this is Bob Barker, who was the host of the price is right for many years before retiring in 2007. The show continued however, with a celebrity taking over the hosting; Drew Carey.
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