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Fox News Has Been Blocked On My Televison Set

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posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 12:51 PM
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posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 12:54 PM
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Fun stuff:



The mechanism used for Line 21 Closed Captions allows the viewer to choose between a maximum of four different "channels" of simultaneous captions, plus four more "channels" of non-program related text. In the years since the introduction of this system, it was discovered that channels CC1, CC2, and T1 (the first and second closed-caption channels and the first text channel) were the only ones broadcasters ever used, so alternate uses were found for two of the remaining channels. Channel T2 is now used to transmit Interactive TV (ITV) signals, which is used by MSN-TV to transmit the internet links for their service. Channel CC3 is now used to transmit the eXtended Data Service (XDS). XDS contains a wide variety of information, but the two portions most commonly used are the time of day signal which newer VCR's use to program their clocks, and the rating signal which is used to control what content children are allowed to watch via the "V-Chip"s in newer TV's.

Line 21 Closed Captions are transmitted on the last odd and even lines in the Vertical Broadcast Interval (VBI), the non-visible part of the TV signal used mostly for calibration purposes. If you adjust the vertical hold on a North American television set, you should be able to see one or two lines above the normal "top" of the screen, each made up of sixteen rapidly-blinking segments. These are Fields 1 and 2 of Scanline 21. Each segment of each line is used as a bit to build up a total of four eight-bit bytes, two bytes in the odd field and two bytes in the even field. Field 1 is used to transmit channels CC1, CC2, T1 and T2 (ITV), while Field 2 is used to transmit channels CC3 (XDS), CC4, T3 and T4.



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by greeneyedleo

Can you take some photos of this?
On DirectTV, I watch Fox every day *GASP* and I dont have this problem. Sometimes I wish it would block out Obama


Hmmm...

That is a interesting phenomenon...

I'd think it would work the opposite...

Being FOX I'd think they'd block Obama...not everything else...



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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I don't understand the problem.

I mean not being able to watch Fox news should be more of a blessing than a curse. And there is no way Fox is doing it or else the black box would only appear when Obama is on the screen. You should try calling your service provider and see if they have any suggestions.


 
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posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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I have a picture, but I'm not sure how to upload onto thread. Do I have to use html? Please tell me there is another way!



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 02:08 PM
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Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
Consider yourself lucky! If Fox went off the air, the combined IQ of America would increase by about 10 points.



I had to give you star for making me laugh. Thank you...



PEACE!!!



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 02:11 PM
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I turned the captioning from c1 to c2 and that seemed to do the trick. Yeah, I'm watching Fox News again, thankyou so much! I just found out that Fox News switched to HD widescreen recently and that may have had something to do with it. I'm still looking for clues as to what the digital switch was all about. I'm sure we will find out in the near future. People disappearances explained by fabricated UFO's perhaps? Only time will tell.



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by prophecywatcher
I have a picture, but I'm not sure how to upload onto thread. Do I have to use html? Please tell me there is another way!


You can upload by clicking on 'member tools' and then 'my pictures' on the tool bar above.

Once uploaded you can cut and paste the code into a post.



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by greeneyedleo

Sometimes I wish it would block out Obama




Ain't it the truth! I am so sick of him being on TV dang near every day, I could scream. Thank goodness I have all those other channels to switch to and don't have to see or hear him.



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 03:07 PM
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I've seen this before. If I remember right it has something to do with close caption. Check your settings.



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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It's obvious what your issue was. One of your infiltrating, leftist, hippie friends jumped on the chance to sabotage your TV viewing.

If you must allow a communist tree hugger into your home it's critical to watch them at all times or set traps so you can make the occasional bathroom break without having to worry what mischief they are up to.

They're like prozac chugging chimps, trust me. The minute you turn your back they'll be reprogramming your DVR so your fine, conservative viewing schedule will be replaced by Will and Grace.

The key is to keep them occupied. Try laying some variety packs of incense or one of those Zen rock garden things out. They can't resist these things and will probably leave your TV alone. Just be sure not to leave them unsupervised for more than a few minutes at a time.

I've found keeping hunting rifles, knives and trophy animals hanging on the wall tends to discourage them from coming over at all but it's up to you as to the kind of company you keep.



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by prophecywatcher
I have a picture, but I'm not sure how to upload onto thread. Do I have to use html? Please tell me there is another way!


Look at my signature and you will the link to upload pictures to your MATS account



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 05:34 PM
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If someone is blocking Fox News from your TV Set you should do two things immediately:

1) Find out who is responsible and thank them profusely for saving your mind from having to sort through all that garbage they spew

and

2) Call your local cable company and suggest they offer the Fox-Block as a service to their other customers. They may want to hire you as their Marketing Manager.



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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You should really see a counselor as it sounds like you suffer from schizophrenia.

To find out what the whole digital conversion is about try typing in this.

www.google.com

then put in digital conversion or transition.

You can also try searching ATS or even just watching tv at any length of time or reading any newspaper over the last 2 years.

[edit on 28-9-2009 by whoshotJR]



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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I love all the Fox news bashing I read here by all the liberals.

At least for you all to bash it you must watch it.

Someday when you actually watch it with out being in a alternate reality you may become aware that what you hear is the truth.



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
Consider yourself lucky! If Fox went off the air, the combined IQ of America would increase by about 10 points.


You do know your statement is nothing more than political baiting right?...

Anyway, you want an awnser?...

I am sure you should have said American's IQ's will "decrease" if the only news sources they can watch are CNN, and the other Socialist channels...

I know a lot of Canadians love Castro's News Network, aka CNN and are so brainwashed, as many Americans who are fans of castro and other Socialist dictators, but Fox News has often given information that no other news source has given.

But hey, if you love to suppress certain channels, it does shows what Socialism does to a nation, and it's people...



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by ElectricUniverse

Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
Consider yourself lucky! If Fox went off the air, the combined IQ of America would increase by about 10 points.


You do know your statement is nothing more than political baiting right?...

Anyway, you want an awnser?...

I am sure you should have said American's IQ's will "decrease" if the only news sources they can watch are CNN, and the other Socialist channels...

I know a lot of Canadians love Castro's News Network, aka CNN and are so brainwashed, as many Americans who are fans of castro and other Socialist dictators, but Fox News has often given information that no other news source has given.

But hey, if you love to suppress certain channels, it does shows what Socialism does to a nation, and it's people...


You jump to a conclusion pretty quickly. Maybe the people bashing fox news would also bash CNN as its all part of the MSM spin.

Just so you know I don't think Castro would approve of CNN much either.



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 05:54 PM
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Originally posted by Alaskan Man
just imagine if this happened to all the news networks, on everyone's television set.

it would probably create a country where people actually think for themselves.

i wonder what that would be like
utopia?


Then people wouldn't know what new Socialist programs, and new forms of oppression the Socialist government wants to implement in the Republic.

I am sure people think fine by themselves even if they watch tv, and news networks.



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by whoshotJR

Just so you know I don't think Castro would approve of CNN much either.


Castro gave the idea to Ted Turner to make CNN International, even Ted Turner explained this fact.


"We put our focus from the very beginning on national and international news," he said. "That really wasn't available from CBS, NBC and ABC, because they were too busy covering the trivia."

In 1985, the network launched CNN International, an idea Turner said he got three years before when he met Cuban President Fidel Castro.

"He said, 'Ted, the whole world needs CNN. I use it all the time and it's very important to me.' So I said, 'Well, if Castro needs it, certainly the capitalists around the world could use it, and perhaps some other communists too.' "

www.cnn.com...


Why do you think a Socialist/Communist dictator would approve of CNN and want it to go international?

[edit on 28-9-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
Why do you think a Socialist/Communist dictator would approve of CNN and want it to go international?


Probably because once upon a time they made an effort to at least seem like they were reporting 24 hr news, since they did pioneer the "24 hr news" format; however, a lot has changed.

Currently, it breaks down like this...

Fox/MSNBC: For the "horror flick" fans. Merely entertainment designed to sell advertising to people who enjoy being riled up and scared by what the "other side" may, or may not be doing.

CNN: For the "reality tv" fans. Merely entertainment designed to sell advertising to voyeuristic/narcissistic people hoping their twitter comment/s might get read on the air amongst the countless others.

Yes, it would do people good if a "black box" could block all of these feeds. None of these networks have a shred of journalistic integrity left. They're merely here providing tailor-suited entertainment in order to make money selling advertising space, not to keep the public informed.

[edit on 9/28/09 by redmage]



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