Frame Rate 101

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Frame Rate
Episode 101


Frame Rate 101:

Intro Video

The Big Story

Another Big Story

Yet Another Big Story

Probably Not Such a Big Story

Slip Stream

Tube Tops

Film Falm

What We're Watching


"In episode Frame_Rate_100 the issue of spoilers came up again and a listener mentioned Argo, I went and watched Argo this last weekend and what you said about it didn’t spoil it at all, it’s actually what got me interested in watching it, up till that point I wasn’t interested, so instead of a spoiler it was? What’s the antonym for spoiler, not sure – fresh?

Marlin Yoder"

"Hey, Speaking of spoilers, I am much more annoyed by visual spoilers (ie trailers).

Knowing one thing that will happen is bad enough, but when I have seen the ending to almost every shot in a movie, it really starts to get annoying.

“Hey, I remember that bus! It explodes in the trailer. *BLAM!* Oh…”

Just tell me who wrote and directed a movie, that's enough to assume how good it wil be.


And don't say trailers are more spoilful now-a-days. I'm pretty sure I've seen some over 5 minute trailers from the ’50s."

True that the Netflix interface on Tivo sucked the big one for a long time. A couple of months ago it changed to be much more Roku-like. We have a Tivo Premier and 2 Roku boxes, and the Netflix interfaces are more comparable than ever. Love the show

Patrick Schommer

My fiance and I recently decided to cut the cord with our cable provider after several months of weighing the pros and cons. The number of shows we are committed to is so small, we figured it would be cheaper to purchase the seasons through iTunes or watch on Hulu. We decided to do it. The only service we retained from our cable company was Internet. When we cancelled they did give us a decent price, around $50/month for 15Mbps download.

The experience so far has been great, minus the occasional Walking Dead spoiler since we can't watch it the night it airs. Hulu actually became more valuable because we were able to find other shows that we might have missed (Chicago Fire, 666 Park Avenue) due to the fact that we weren't really watching network television anymore. Put simply, we have not felt like we are missing anything at all, and we may have actually found better shows through the ""discovery"" elements of the online providers.

A few days ago, however, we got a call from the cable company offering cable service again. We told them no, but after a few phone calls back and forth they have become downright desperate, and they countered with the following: For an extra $20 per month, they will bump us up to the next highest tier of Internet speed, and provide us with an HD DVR at no charge (previously they charged us around $10 per month for this). The price is good for two years (as opposed to the one year they normally give), and we can still drop the service at any time if we wish.

This is actually slightly better than the deal they give their new customers. It makes me wonder about the rate at which the cable company in our area is losing subscribers, either for financial reasons, or customers simply losing interest.

I've never been on this end of the negotiation with ANY cable company, offering a better deal than you can get as a new customer. At that price, it makes financial sense for us, even with the limited number of shows we watch on a regular basis. I think we're going to become cord re-connectors!"


A little back story here. I'm Currently looking for a new ISP for my home. I do some web development on the side and I want a static IP, so I can host my own server. Comcast residential internet wont let you get a static IP, so I have to go with Comcast business class. There is one other ISP in my area, but it only has dsl and their up speeds are less than 1mbs. So That's my sad back story, but here is something that just made me hate Comcast even more.

(read chain below) Another great example of Comcast Violating Net Neutrality. The Thing that really sucks about all this is that I am most likely going to still go with Comcast.

Thanks for such a wonderful show, Tyler

Forwarded message

This not a point-to-point fiber connection but Comcast is (as you probably already know) is a proprietary network. Furthermore, as a Comcast Business Class customer you receive 24/7 priority on the network. What that means to you, because you are surrounded by our “residential” customers you data will always fly first. Some of the residential customers have “Comcast BLAST” which allows them to receive increased bandwidth when uploading or downloading large files. You on the other hand will always have priority and will be offered the fastest available connection at any given time (often exceeding the 50/10 connect speeds we discussed). Please let me know if I may answer any other questions.


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