TV Heads Up - American Pickers visits old amusement park

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 12:46 PM
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Thanks was nice of the boys to give the park extra money after the fact.


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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 10:20 PM
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I'm watching it now. I like it, but not sure if I'd give a crap if it wasn't in an amusement park.

Still looking for parts of Le Cachot.


Hi

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:12 AM

The Whip looked to be in pretty bad shape. Did I hear right when the owner said they could get it going for about $6,000?

That seems awful low for what appeared to be massive damage.

I enjoyed the show very much. It's was sad to see all those classic rides in such bad shape from the flood.

You can clearly see how the river envelopes the park in this aerial photo. You may have to adjust it one turn to the left to see it better.

Last edited by swampfoxer, Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:16 AM
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:20 AM
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The full episode is now online, for those of us who only have cheapo cable. :)

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 9:25 AM
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Isn't the Discovery Channel basic cable for pretty much everyone?


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 9:59 AM
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It's on the History Channel, but I have "instead of screwing around with an antenna" cable, not basic cable. :) It's the first 20 or so channels (plus a few others) for $8-10/mo. I don't watch a lot of TV to begin with, and the only channel I really miss is Comedy Central, but I can watch the Daily Show and Colbert on their websites.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:29 AM
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Bah. You kids and your cheap cable. My schedule only allows me to watch most TV shows on DVR, the next day. Not to mention that I don't like watching anything that's not HD.

You think I'm kidding, but I'm not. I'm a 21st century digital boy all the way.


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:05 AM
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Well if it helps, most of the time I watch shows online while cooking dinner or getting ready in the morning (yay laptop), so I don't even use the TV that much. I don't have a DVR since I've yet to find one that doesn't require a monthly subscription; I just want it to replace the VCR.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:16 AM
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:) Yeah, that's an OK option, I suppose. However - Laptop is 14", TVs are 42" and 32", respectively. Not to mention the thunderous home theater sound in my living room.

I'll gladly post my setup if anyone cares. :)


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:53 AM
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Mine's bigger.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:57 AM
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Raven-Phile said:
Not to mention that I don't like watching anything that's not HD.

I thought I was the only one who did this. I sometimes miss or forget about things I might have liked to see because it's on a channel that doesn't do (or we don't get in) HD.


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:03 PM
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My wife is the only one who watches non-HD channels...including the regular networks that have both HD and SD channels. Whenever she switches over to the local news, everyone is stretched and looks fat until I rip the remote out of her hand and switch to the correct channel. :)

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:04 PM

Some of our non-HD channels are pretty good. But others are painful to watch. My wife insists she cannot tell the difference between HD and non-HD channels. But hey at this point, I am married to her and we have kids, so what can I do?

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:07 PM
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Vater said:
Whenever she switches over to the local news, everyone is stretched and looks fat until I rip the remote out of her hand and switch to the correct channel. :)

GoBucks89 said:
My wife insists she cannot tell the difference between HD and non-HD channels. But hey at this point, I am married to her and we have kids, so what can I do?

Yes and yes.


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:13 PM
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Vater said:
Mine's bigger.

For now :)

I'm eventually going to a 55" LED, putting the 42 in the bedroom, and moving the 32 to the basement.

I'm looking to upgrade my L/C/R speakers with either Energy or MartinLogan Motion series. I'm leaning toward to MartinLogan's because I love the highs and separation in the sound. Plus I have a ML Dynamo sub, so tying it all together, brand-wise is always nice (but not necessary).

Currently, I'm running Athena for everything, except the ML sub, from a Denon AVR-1610 receiver.

I hate buying movies on DVD, if they can be had on Blu-Ray. I guess I'm spoiled.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:29 PM
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Wait. How did you know I was referring to my TV?

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:34 PM

Personally, I'm thinking about giving up on cable altogether when my cable company does its big "digital upgrade" here. They're hell-bent on making all my digital receivers worthless with their service, requiring me to get a dumb box for each tuner that outputs NTSC. If Discovery and A&E networks ultimately make all their programming available on-line, what do I really need cable for?

(And why is the cable company so insistent on encrypting the lower tier channels that represent the LOWEST level of service that they are willing to sell? They stopped scrambling those analog channels long ago; why not do the same for the digital channels? I am not looking forward to having six cable decoders in my living room...)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:42 PM
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Vater said:
Wait. How did you know I was referring to my TV?

How did you know I was referring to you referring to your TV?


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:55 PM
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Touché.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 1:02 PM
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Well whatever you're referring to, I just want to know if it has high definition before I start watching it.

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