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Discovery Channel's Blue Planet.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MakiSupaStar, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Recorded and watched it all. Amazing. Just wow. :eek:

    Want to get it off of my DVR. It has a USB. Anyone ever taken stuff from their DVR and burned it onto a DVD? Want to show this to my students.
  2. FrigginChris


    Feb 6, 2006
    i really liked the parts where they were in the darkest parts of the ocean.... those shrimp like things that shoot out that glowing liquid that explodes in a flash of light was awesome
  3. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    What about that underwater deep deep water lake? Did you see that? Just crazy stuff.
  4. FrigginChris


    Feb 6, 2006
    i thought it was interesting that it was so dense that they couldn't take the sub into it without the lake bouncing them off of the surface.
  5. That's the series with Attenborough narrating isn't it? It's incredible, I first saw it on BBC and delighted to see it coming up again on Discovery, I could watch it over and over, awesome.
    The bioluminescent animals are beautiful to watch, I remember studying them in Zoology years before, but had never seen footage like that.
  6. I think I have it on DVD.
  7. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I'm sure this was shown on the BBC.
  8. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    Agreed. It was pretty amazing. Good tv.
  9. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Yeah, that's a great documentary. I have it on DVD. I should probably watch again soon since it's been at least a year since I last watched it.
  10. Pretty much all of Attenborough's nature documentaries are worth watching. The original "Planet Earth" was amazing. His new one, "Are We Changing Planet Earth" is all about global warming and is another masterpiece. I'm sure there's quite a few people here who disagree with its premise though... :D
  11. jkritchey


    Jul 23, 2002
    Northern Va.
    I've been looking into ways of doing this, making a direct transfer, and so far, no good. I read something recently that said when you connect a new drive to a DirectTV DVR, it formats the new drive first, to make it DVR friendly. (Your laptop!) Not good. That could be an urban legend, but I'll not be trying it today.

    The files are either Mpeg-2 or Mpeg-4, and thus PC Compatible. You would need a double-male USB cable.

    Is this on Discovery HD?
  12. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    It's a pretty scary show. You just feel we are screwed after it. Funny how Brazil weened itself off foriegn oil with Ethonol.
  13. Lost Drummer

    Lost Drummer

    Aug 27, 2007
    Nashville TN
    what's that fish with the huge buck teeth?

    i've only seen the commercials.
  14. Embryodead

    Embryodead Banned

    Nov 30, 2005
    Providence, RI

    I decided to skip on watching them on discovery and just get them on HD-DVD to watch on my plasma =)
  15. marcray


    Nov 28, 2006
    Englishman in Oyster Bay, NY
    Aging Former Bass Player
    I go thru an Digital video converter... I have one, it converts analogue too, but it's a few years old and they have made them a lot more stable since. I've loaned it out and I can't remember the model number... the only thing that kinda sucks is that you have to do it in real time, no short-cuts. I simply dumped mine to imovie and then share with idvd or toast...

    Here's a link to some that look good, same manufacturer as mine... I'm trying to find my buddy who has mine, he's probably converting old porn video tapes as we speak. If I get ahold of him I'll repost...


    Call these guys, it seems they have what you want.
  16. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I started to watch it, but I lost interest. I'm not much of a water guy anyway, so watching fish swim around only holds my attention for 15 or 20 minutes.

  17. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I saw part of one episode, where the polar bear was trying to eat the narwhals that were trapped near the small hole in the ice. It was a really good show. I have all four DVD's in my Netflix queue.
  18. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    The man is just an absolute legend!
  19. txbasschik


    Nov 11, 2005
    Leander, Texas
    LOOOOOOOVE THAT SHOW!!! I watch it every Sunday. Reminds me of the old National Geographic shows. MORE, MORE, MORE!!!

    Cherie :)
  20. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    It's what liscence fees were made for.

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