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  1. still not a fan of Alicia Malone. she is just not someone who does on camera well, to my view anyhow. i know everyone's tastes are far different sometimes. but,, i have never gotten used to her on camera. she seems very unfamiliar with many movies she gets to introduce and less comfortable reading the scripts, as if someone else wrote and researched them . It has been a long time already and she should have developed a more polished presentation and from a home environment, even easier. there are others to deal with, not clear how the heck they do it during this pandemic,so the sets don't both
  2. this is good to know. I had a feeling this is how they do it. but, now, the commercials....self promotion is fine but so much of it is over the top now.
  3. true, good to see it mentioned too. I liked the other fillers they used, creative ones as mentioned above, now they seem to need to promote each other for some reason. more time than the commercials PBS now has instituted. UnCut and Commercial Free. glad to be reminded of this. I still think this is the best there is however. and Eddie is the best of the bunch a real pro and always interesting. as if he had been made for this 'job'
  4. I just got through watching Saturday night movies and segued into the noir alley from Ben Mankiewicz to Eddie Muller's great intro portion. While I have watched Ben grow into the job I can see he still depends on prompters for some things, not a bad thing. But when his research ,or the researchers he may depend on, get things wrong i feel i must say something. no big deal really, and i usually let little things go. However this mistake was about Neville Brand being the 4th most highly decorated soldier in WW2. It was confirmed by none other than himself in a rare interview and further supple
  5. i have to admit that i did not immediately take to Eddie Muller's noir alley. I had never heard of him because i never looked, i suppose. I had an aversion to many of the films from the late 40s to early-mid 50s due to the over saturation of anti commie propaganda stuff, i missed and reacted against all those greats who got black listed. i was young during those years so i was not too interested in some of them anyway, others were ok, but i did grow into it. as with Eddie Muller. he is a great host, has the best personal reservoir of facts on demand i have seen in a bit. In this way can i comp
  6. I am one of the few who have an issue with Alicia Malone. It isnt her accent in particular, people speak english around the world and I often, or usually, find the brogue, accent or regional versions to be appealing. Some are harder or easier on the ears than others. even here in America, as in the UK, and maybe in Australia too, there are regions that grate on the ears; some are melodious, nearly. I just think there could have been a female with more ad lib and encyclopedic -instant recall of information they gained over years, experience or reading for that matter. reading from prompters is
  7. i was one of those who bemoaned Art Flemming being replaced by Alex Trebek . however , over the years it seems as if no one else could be in that role. Alex Trebek was perfect and grew into avuncular over the years. i quickly learned to appreciate his skills and wisdom. I used to run home during my lunch break to watch the mid day(11:30am to noon) in my NYC area to catch Art Flemming and contestants. i didn't need to be enticed by the few big winners on making the week undefeated or the tournament of champions tournaments. I was a fan from day one. i even considered trying to get on the s
  8. same issue has sprung up with my cable and turner classics on demand. a very very long time to load and all of the 3 i watched yesterday (sat jan6) had issues, not horrible as they all loaded and that is better than in Oct when many did not load at all. the movies i watched through 'on demand' would jump , video stop, audio continue then backtrack to catch up. one buffered a couple of times in the movie with the spinning arrow thing. not unwatchable but not up to the overall very high standard i became used to over 8yrs or so of watching tcm on demand. I come to expect perfection-and among t
  9. Starting in september I have experienced a number of OnDemand selections failing to load and play. others have been loading and finally playing far more slowly than 5-6months ago as well I have gone through my cable company to try to locate the source of the issue, and it seems that they found my equipment,signal etc to be fine but the supervisor there in the tier 2 level was also unable to get the same movies to play as i did. we used a total of 4 different browsers with flash player updates and so forth. it is only a small number of all of the many selections but it seems to happen in burst
  10. i subscribe through Cox cable and i have been experiencing movies failing to play for about a month. the cable company checked out their end and all my equipment is excellent. the tier 2 supervisor also tried to load 2 of the movies i had issues with: he is in virginia, i live in connecticut. he could not load the exact same movies i couldnt . no coincidence. Something is wrong on the web site. flash player is or was fine. i used 3 of the recommended browsers on 2 separate computers. one with windows 10 professional the other with windows 7 ultimate both are 64bit systems. i gave up trying t
  11. Yeah but, FF still will not allow me to sign in, therefore cant load a movie. javascript error or on purpose. i have tried FF from 46, i think to 52.0.2 32bit, 64as well and 52.2 ESR 64. no dice i do get it through chrome, auto updated to most current. loads of cookies for sure. but it works still. long load up times for movies now.i have windows 7 as well as 10 all are x64 one is ultimate ,others are professional versions. now,FF works as poorly as my linux browsers dont get tcm. by the way, they all will play html5 and flash movies/videos on all other pages or sites ive tried. tubi tv acor
  12. i use a few browsers and windows 10x64 , windows 7 x64 and linux mint 17.4 and 18. I can not get turner on demand movies (or live for that matter) to play in firefox. I have a few computers i have built and am able to use many different versions of firefox to test this out, also i use a variety of add on extensions or appearance options to check whether these may mess up the video replays It appears that something with flash on tcm pages will not function. I tried to use or disable an extension 'right 2 click' and it has no impact on these tcm movie pages. I am no longer able to sign in. sa
  13. i just got this exact error message using GoogleChrome. I had to quit the browser and i was then able to get the movie to play. I had previously watched a movie no trouble in chrome. never got this error in FF. Or,not yet. I tend to like chrome better these days. when i quit chrome browser after not being able to get a movie to play and getting above error msg each time, i cleared out the cache and removed all the cookies that chrome always stores up. maybe that helped too.. i ran superantispyware free ware
  14. I am chiming in here to report that I now have this same issue with firefox and flash but I am using Linux Mint17.3. It had been working successfully for a year or more. I dont usually bother watching TCM movies on demand in my Linux computer since I have a few windows/firefox set ups which have been working fine for some long time. I get all these same symptoms you've detailed nicely in your posts. no clue as to reasons either I had encountered issues with fox fire and Mint 18.1 recently and never got it working, still not and i added another issue to the mix when I bought a new graphics c
  15. you may have had an issue with the latest flash updates or shockwave. i have had this happen with my win7 prox64 machine. I used chrome for a bit and next time i went to try fire fox it worked ok again.. over the years with turner, i have experienced a few periods of no TCM that resolved with time. i did not find out whether it was turner ,adobe, both or firefox too. my issue with the Mint 18 build I just did has not gone away over months , while the Mint 17 machine works just fine , and worked properly through the kernel updates 4.2.0-no need to change kernels beyond this currently. oh, we
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