Television

Television

Who lives here? April 23, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Frank's Faves: To the small screen we go

If you slept through this past TV season, here's a few sleepers you might have missed.

Television seasons these days aren't what they used to be — what with summer mini-series having morphed into summerlong mini-seasons and the standard fall-to-spring seasons being subdivided by "mid-season finales" (an oxymoron if I ever heard one).

Rich Warren: Sounding off about TV speakers

TV sound frustrates several readers, because music and special effects mask dialogue.

Digital television uses Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound. The front center channel projects dialogue. The front left and right speakers may contain some dialogue, but mostly stereo information to create the illusion of breadth and movement.

Who lives here? April 16, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Email your guess of a character who resides at the featured property to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

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Rich Warren: Is Apple headed for same fate as Sony?

We predicted several years ago that Apple would eventually follow the path of Sony.

Sony was arguably the most innovative electronics company from 1975-90, although never anywhere as financially successful as Apple. After the retirement of co-founder Akio Morita in 1994, Sony drifted. It may not survive the next decade.

Who lives here? April 9, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out next week. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

PBS Ebertfest doc premiers Monday

URBANA — To celebrate the 18th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, Illinois Public Media and University of Illinois College of Media have created a new documentary, "Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe."

Who lives here? April 2, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Rich Warren: Screening the 4K television market

Can you "future-proof" your electronics by buying the latest technology? No more than you can prevent a hail storm from damaging your roof or someone bringing a Jell-O dish to a church supper.

Here's a reader question: "Your column today struck a chord. I had a 1990 Zenith 23" with Bose sound that died. I have been trying to come up with a replacement.

Who lives here? March 26, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

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