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  1. Hank Dearborn

    "The Fugitive: Season 1, Volume 2" -- A Personal Review

    Another analogy would be like with collecting baseball cards. It is easier to go to a dealer or convention and buy a complete set that's been put together. However it's more fun to put it together bit by bit and IMO opinion nothing matches the feel of finally getting that last card. While DVD...
  2. Hank Dearborn

    My Three Sons appears to be back on the schedule

    Which part is so sad, having a hobby or collecting TV shows? Some people only buy stamps to mail letters while others collect them. So, because you see collecting or calling it a hobby one way therefore anyone who sees it another way is "sad"?
  3. Hank Dearborn

    "The Fugitive: Season 1, Volume 2" -- A Personal Review

    Sorry that you don't want the "challenge". You'll never understand the fun of collecting. I wouldn't trade all the fun I had in the hobby for a DVD set of every series ever made. And, don't worry, I don't think you ever have to be concerned with ever having any "super collector" have any...
  4. Hank Dearborn

    My Three Sons appears to be back on the schedule

    Perhaps you could tell me why you find that to be the case? Or does it being in disagreement with you constitute that? I don't know how long you've been collecting but obviously you don't have the perspective of many years in the hobby. Sorry if pointing out to you that things cost far more...
  5. Hank Dearborn

    DVD Review HTF DVD REVIEW: The Odd Couple: The Fourth Season

    Here's a simple solution. Take your VHS records of the shows and then edit in the missing music into the DVD versions. Then you can create your own complete versions of the show. Odd Couple is one show I don't have on tape so I can't do this but if the show was as important to me as it is to...
  6. Hank Dearborn

    My Three Sons appears to be back on the schedule

    You know what, if you really think this is expensive then you really shouldn't be in the hobby. I don't mean that to be cruel but give me a break. When I started in 1980 my take-home pay was $120 a week and blank tapes were $15 if you found them on sale. If you taped in SP, 4 shows a tape for...
  7. Hank Dearborn

    "The Fugitive: Season 1, Volume 2" -- A Personal Review

    The same way I discovered shows that aired before my time that weren't heavily syndicated. It's called INITIATIVE and PERSEVERENCE. That's what made the TV collecting hobby fun. That you had to put in an effort to find shows and actively pursue them. I'm aware that 98% of the people who are on...
  8. Hank Dearborn

    "The Fugitive: Season 1, Volume 2" -- A Personal Review

    Is it just me or do other people not find it dumbfounding that anyone who calls themself a TV fan could have never seen this show. I mean, it's definitely the best drama in TV history and maybe the best show period. That would be like someone being a movie buff and then saying they never saw...
  9. Hank Dearborn

    My Three Sons appears to be back on the schedule

    Still laughably cheap. Let's see, when I recorded all of the My Three Sons off Nick at Nite around 1985, high grade VHS tapes were about $10 or so. 4 episodes on a tape so the first 20 shows cost $50 in 1985 dollars. That would be what today, about $150? Tell me again how this set is expensive.
  10. Hank Dearborn

    My Three Sons appears to be back on the schedule

    The first 5 seasons are far superior to the color ones. It's almost like 2 different shows.
  11. Hank Dearborn

    Can Anyone Explain This Amazon TV Download Thing To Me?

    I got this email about TV shows being available to download so I rushed over to check out what they had. Most of it I already have the DVDs of but a couple of things looked interesting like first season Nanny and the Professor, 3 seasons of Lou Grant, etc. So I asked my friend how you go about...
  12. Hank Dearborn

    "The following program is brought to you in living color"-- once again!!

    The one thing that no one is mentioning is that who is going to pay to restore any of these things? I can't really think of much in the way of shows that were only preserved on black and white kinescope that have the commercial value that anyone would go to the expense of putting it back in...
  13. Hank Dearborn

    "The following program is brought to you in living color"-- once again!!

    Dark Shadows episodes are preserved on black and white 2 inch tape, not kinescope, until they went to color 2-inch tape. Don't know where you get the idea they are kines. Just because something is in black and white doesn't mean it's a kinescope. Personally, I LOVE black and white tape.
  14. Hank Dearborn

    TV Shows starring classic movie stars.

    When all of the Universal black and white 16mm prints hit the collectors' world about 20 years ago I don't recall The Deputy being one of them that came out. However, if I'm not mistaken, the show did run off tape transfers some time in the 90s, either on TV Land or syndication. So there may be...
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