Check it out! The "old TV set" style for game videos is back.:)
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04-07-2021, 12:31 PM

Most of you will remember that when we first started hosting old game videos, they would play on an old TV set. As we were chased from one hosting service to the next, we had to ditch the TV set due to formatting issues. It's always bugged me, because I found it more fun to watch the games on the old TV and I find the new layout boring. 

Well, I finally worked out a fix.  Thumbsup So far, all games from 1970-1983 have been updated with the retro look.

Check out the new/old look and let me know what you think:

>> 1979 Steelers vs Browns - Old School TV

I'm going to transition slowly as there are some unknowns, particularly if hosting "targets" may change. If targets change frequently, we'll have to revert back to the "non-TV" style. 

P.S. -- I'm watching this via Firestick on the Silk Browser on my TV right now and it looks f-ing AMAZING.  Pi_shocked Pi_heartbeating

P.P.S. -- The Rewind/Fast Forward buttons now work again. You can use these buttons jump ahead or back in 10-second increments.  Thumbsup

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04-07-2021, 08:15 PM

Ahhhh...NICE! Looks good, Tim. Thumbsup
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04-08-2021, 12:33 AM

Looks great, brings back the memories. The old school helmets during the intro are great as well.


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04-08-2021, 05:45 AM

I have trouble getting past the pic of the lady
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04-08-2021, 06:17 AM

(04-08-2021, 05:45 AM)Rollers Wrote: I have trouble getting past the pic of the lady

Ruh-roh. 

Is the game not loading properly? It can take a minute or so. Once the spinning circles stops, the images centers and you usually have to push play. Sometimes, games will start playing automatically (they're supposed to every time, but it's inconsistent). 

I find I have to push play more often than not.
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04-08-2021, 09:19 AM

(04-08-2021, 06:17 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(04-08-2021, 05:45 AM)Rollers Wrote: I have trouble getting past the pic of the lady

Ruh-roh. 

Is the game not loading properly? It can take a minute or so. Once the spinning circles stops, the images centers and you usually have to push play. Sometimes, games will start playing automatically (they're supposed to every time, but it's inconsistent). 

I find I have to push play more often than not.

LOL  I was talking about the pic of your lovely wife!
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04-08-2021, 09:52 AM

(04-08-2021, 09:19 AM)Rollers Wrote:
(04-08-2021, 06:17 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(04-08-2021, 05:45 AM)Rollers Wrote: I have trouble getting past the pic of the lady

Ruh-roh. 

Is the game not loading properly? It can take a minute or so. Once the spinning circles stops, the images centers and you usually have to push play. Sometimes, games will start playing automatically (they're supposed to every time, but it's inconsistent). 

I find I have to push play more often than not.

LOL  I was talking about the pic of your lovely wife!


Oh. Laugh Yeah, I have the same problem sometimes.  Pi_bigsmile  

I'm so used to technical difficulties that I've come to just assume things are going to go wrong.  Eyes Laugh
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04-10-2021, 10:43 AM

Watched some of the game today. Pretty cool.


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04-11-2021, 10:45 AM

I've gotta say, it's pretty darn cool on the big screen, too.  Thumbsup This is using the Amazon Silk browser via Firestick. The FF/RW controls still work, too.

IMO, the old school TV graphic is WAY better than empty, black "pillars" on either side of the screen. 

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04-12-2021, 12:52 AM

This is the best thing you've done for this site. I can't tell you how many games I watched while I was in the hospital in 2019. 10 days of it. Thank you Tim
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04-12-2021, 02:19 AM

(04-12-2021, 12:52 AM)Rollers Wrote: This is the best thing you've done for this site.  I can't tell you how many games  I watched while I was in the hospital in 2019.  10 days of it.  Thank you Tim

Thumbsup Pi_heartbeating Glad it was helpful, Jules. I'm sure I would be dong the exact same thing in that situation. 

I've definitely watched a lot of them during the pandemic winter. A lot of times, a game is going in the background on TV while I'm doing something else (playing guitar, helping the missus clean the house, working on a basement project). Unlike live games, which get me pretty cranked up, watching the old broadcast relaxes me. 

Weird, I know, but so what?  Laugh I do what I want.  GlassesPi_bigsmile
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