Famicoman

Obsoleet iptv show -- Now with two episodes

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I made something of a video show which you can check out here,

http://obsoleet.noobelodeon.org/

The aim of the thing is basically retro technology mixed in with whatever I feel like.

It isn't the best, but it is better than nothing, and it makes me happy. That said, it is still a work in progress. I'm still toying with how I shoot, and apparently I seem tense on camera, so I'm working on ways to improve the flow of the episodes.

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Episode List so Far:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

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Nice show. i really like it. Good job and keep it coming.

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I made something of a video show which you can check out here,

http://obsoleet.noobelodeon.org/

The aim of the thing is basically retro technology mixed in with whatever I feel like.

It isn't the best, but it is better than nothing, and it makes me happy. That said, it is still a work in progress. I'm still toying with how I shoot, and apparently I seem tense on camera, so I'm working on ways to improve the flow of the episodes.

Looks great, shows lots of potential as an Indy tech show.

Keep at it man .

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I made something of a video show which you can check out here,

http://obsoleet.noobelodeon.org/

The aim of the thing is basically retro technology mixed in with whatever I feel like.

It isn't the best, but it is better than nothing, and it makes me happy. That said, it is still a work in progress. I'm still toying with how I shoot, and apparently I seem tense on camera, so I'm working on ways to improve the flow of the episodes.

didn't seem tense at all and if these are your first episodes then I expect this show to be friggin nice in the near future!

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Thanks for the positive feedback everybody. I hope to be doing more soon and if all goes well I'm getting some new stuff to play with soon. Look for a new episode in a few weeks. Cheers!

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I figure I'd keep bumping this thread with updates instead of making a new one.

Episode 4 is available now, http://obsoleet.noobelodeon.org/post/904731522/obsoleet-episode-04

Also, I forgot to mention that everyone who commented here got a shout out in episode three.

Thanks again, everyone!

Pretty cool.. I never messed with Laser disks but found that really interesting.

Just going from memory here..

The cd synchro function would let you record CD tracks to a cassette tape. If the cassette hit the end while a song was still playing it'd wait until the tape flipped over and was ready to record, then restart the currently playing CD track at the beginning and resume recording.

I think my CD player also had a mode where it'd rearrange the tracks so it'd fit better on the two sides of whatever size of tape you had.

If you already knew this, I apologize... It seemed like you weren't clear on what it did.

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I figure I'd keep bumping this thread with updates instead of making a new one.

Episode 4 is available now, http://obsoleet.noobelodeon.org/post/904731522/obsoleet-episode-04

Also, I forgot to mention that everyone who commented here got a shout out in episode three.

Thanks again, everyone!

Pretty cool.. I never messed with Laser disks but found that really interesting.

Just going from memory here..

The cd synchro function would let you record CD tracks to a cassette tape. If the cassette hit the end while a song was still playing it'd wait until the tape flipped over and was ready to record, then restart the currently playing CD track at the beginning and resume recording.

I think my CD player also had a mode where it'd rearrange the tracks so it'd fit better on the two sides of whatever size of tape you had.

If you already knew this, I apologize... It seemed like you weren't clear on what it did.

I didn't know that, it sounds like a nifty feature though. I actually had trouble reading the word "synchro."

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I'm watching ep 4 right now.. this show is fucking awesome, I love the old tech!

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I'm watching ep 4 right now.. this show is fucking awesome, I love the old tech!

awesome show - i just watched all 4 episodes... was going to email you about the dials on your betamax player being to fine tune the push button channels but i see in episode that you already found out about that - unfortunately with television going all digital you won't be able to play with that feature much (unless your cable company still broadcasts in analog)

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Episode 05 - http://obsoleet.noobelodeon.org/post/1053980629/obsoleet-episode-05

Thanks for all the input, guys! I gave out some shout-outs in the credits to those here who were kind enough to comment.

nice..

i see you said you were going to discuss marcovision or whatever the copy protection to prevent recording of copy protected media...

i bypassed copy protection by adding an RF modulator between the source and the recording device..

i first tried this with a direcTV DVR box that would not allow me to record to DVD-R, but i have also done it to convert VHS to DVD-R... so i assume that the RF modulator strips the protection, or somehow prevents it from passing... if you were to do a segment on copy protection, this might be something that you could explore for a segment...

like the multi camera angles... it seems to increase the production value

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i see you said you were going to discuss marcovision or whatever the copy protection to prevent recording of copy protected media...

i bypassed copy protection by adding an RF modulator between the source and the recording device..

i first tried this with a direcTV DVR box that would not allow me to record to DVD-R, but i have also done it to convert VHS to DVD-R... so i assume that the RF modulator strips the protection, or somehow prevents it from passing... if you were to do a segment on copy protection, this might be something that you could explore for a segment...

Thats pretty interesting as I have never heard of that as a way to strip macrovision. I've been using digital stabilizers and I've looked into other methods like Time Base Correctors, camcorder pass-through, and a bunch of hokey stuff like certain brands of those RCA 5-input switches. I think I might be able to test this by rigging a few VCRs together with coax and having one VCR for input and another for output, or maybe your modulator just happens to strip protection out of chance. I will definitely mention it.

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i see you said you were going to discuss marcovision or whatever the copy protection to prevent recording of copy protected media...

i bypassed copy protection by adding an RF modulator between the source and the recording device..

i first tried this with a direcTV DVR box that would not allow me to record to DVD-R, but i have also done it to convert VHS to DVD-R... so i assume that the RF modulator strips the protection, or somehow prevents it from passing... if you were to do a segment on copy protection, this might be something that you could explore for a segment...

Thats pretty interesting as I have never heard of that as a way to strip macrovision. I've been using digital stabilizers and I've looked into other methods like Time Base Correctors, camcorder pass-through, and a bunch of hokey stuff like certain brands of those RCA 5-input switches. I think I might be able to test this by rigging a few VCRs together with coax and having one VCR for input and another for output, or maybe your modulator just happens to strip protection out of chance. I will definitely mention it.

i never read this method anywhere before, i just took a chance, not understanding the copy protection at all... i just assumed that the protection was an added signal added to the output that the modulator either did not need, so did not use, or i thought also that maybe the signal is digital, and since the RF modulator only needs to pass an analog signal it did not encode/decode the digital signal not too sure...

i used an RF modulator that i got from radio shack when i did this... not too sure if the one i have in the living room to stream my cable box to the rest of the house is the one that i used, or if it is one i picked up at a thrift store when i bought a 2500 set for $5 for the phone and modulator... not too sure if it would work with using a VCR as a modulator... but use what you got on hand... looks like you have plenty of VCRs around... you should try to pick up an RF modulator to play around with... or i might be able to donate the extra one i picked up for shipping $...

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i never read this method anywhere before, i just took a chance, not understanding the copy protection at all... i just assumed that the protection was an added signal added to the output that the modulator either did not need, so did not use, or i thought also that maybe the signal is digital, and since the RF modulator only needs to pass an analog signal it did not encode/decode the digital signal not too sure...

i used an RF modulator that i got from radio shack when i did this... not too sure if the one i have in the living room to stream my cable box to the rest of the house is the one that i used, or if it is one i picked up at a thrift store when i bought a 2500 set for $5 for the phone and modulator... not too sure if it would work with using a VCR as a modulator... but use what you got on hand... looks like you have plenty of VCRs around... you should try to pick up an RF modulator to play around with... or i might be able to donate the extra one i picked up for shipping $...

Funny enough I think I do actually have an old radio shack RF modulator that needs some resoldering since (if I remember correctly) one of the RCA connectors broke loose. I bet I have enough ways to figure out if this does the trick.

From what I have heard, the copy protection is stored in the same part of the video signal that holds subtitles (and teletext if my friend from across the pond is right). Usually any device that strips protection will also take subtitles with it. So I wonder if using the modulator takes the subtitles away or not. It might also very well have to do with some sort of digital->analog conversion.

Definitely something to toy with.

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From what I have heard, the copy protection is stored in the same part of the video signal that holds subtitles (and teletext if my friend from across the pond is right). Usually any device that strips protection will also take subtitles with it. So I wonder if using the modulator takes the subtitles away or not. It might also very well have to do with some sort of digital->analog conversion.

Definitely something to toy with.

i rarely use subtitles, do not have anything set up now to test it on my own... but i was thinking more on the lines of the digital>analog thing...

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hey i just picked up an atari 2600 with about 14-15 games at a thrift shop - with all of the manuals, including the manual for the system... for some reason it is not working, i need to do some troubleshooting... it did not come with the source selector switch, but a quick search online showed that an RCA to F adapter could be used to connect directly into the antenna jack on the back of the TV... i think that the power adapter is broken, but i do not have a meter right now to check it out, so i guess i will figure this out in a few days...

but i was thinking that since i just got this awesome obsoleet gaming system, as well as an NES and sega genesis i might be able to put together a guest segment for a future episode - or if you have some old gaming systems perhaps you could do a segment on them... it might be a while before i get a chance to mess around with figuring out what is wrong with this system, so i do not want to promise you anything.. but just something that crossed my mind after i purchased it...

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I have a ton of old gaming consoles, and I've been planning on doing segments about them for a while. However, a guest segment would be definitely be awesome and maybe even a way to get me to start digging up some of my old collection. So if you're interested, I guess you can send me a PM and we'll go from there. School is already starting to take up my free time this semester, and any sort of collaboration could ease some of the problems with finding time to film that I have.

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I have a ton of old gaming consoles, and I've been planning on doing segments about them for a while. However, a guest segment would be definitely be awesome and maybe even a way to get me to start digging up some of my old collection. So if you're interested, I guess you can send me a PM and we'll go from there. School is already starting to take up my free time this semester, and any sort of collaboration could ease some of the problems with finding time to film that I have.

my camera is not that great... but i will see if i have some free time to put something together.. i guess i can do something with out the Atari working, but i would prefer to get it working, i have not had time to figure out what is wrong with it yet...

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nice show... thanks for the shout-out... "new york phone jacks" is how i say it, but does not really matter...

with the mini-discs i think that they had audio discs and data discs if i remember correctly... i have a 4 track mini-disc recorder in my closet from the 90's when i thought i could do music (with out any instruments, just samplers and drum machines)if i remember correctly i had to use the more expensive data mini-discs for it (think they were like $25 each at the time)

think i mentioned before, but an RF modulator between a copy protected source and a recording device will strip the copy protection... tested with DirecTV and copy protected DVDs, but then again that method does nothing to improve the image quality as the stuff that you presented..

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Loved to show, it keeps getting better, keep up the great work.

A one of a kind show for sure.

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Catching up on the latest two eps...good stuff! +1 for minidiscs as well.

nyphonejacks: always wanted one of the SCSI MiniDisc Data drives, but I never had money for one. They're apparently hard to find now. Ended up settling for 3.5" magneto-optical media.

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