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Logi Master II
CatfishRivers
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Registered: ‎01-22-2011
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Nostalgia And Classic TV Shows

Aprox. 100 free full length classic and nostalgia TV shows. I tried a few and they played good on my Revue. http://www.veoh.com/list/u/nostalgiaM

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norbert26
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Registered: ‎12-03-2010

Re: Nostalgia And Classic TV Shows

I tried one the super bowl commecials (pull menu on top) sorry this content is blocked on this device. this thing is pretty useless as far as videos go its better to use my laptop.

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CatfishRivers
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Registered: ‎01-22-2011

Re: Nostalgia And Classic TV Shows

I just came across this web site called the "Internet Archive". I played a few old classic TV shows from the site on my Revue and the shows play fine. There are over 2100 old classic TV shows available on the site. Plus there are other categories such as music, sports, etc. Here is the link to the classic TV show section: http://www.archive.org/details/classic_tv

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RZ
Posts: 1,237
Registered: ‎10-22-2010

Re: Nostalgia And Classic TV Shows

CatfishRivers, just go to Roku forums and copy all the links from the useful free channels in one post, and you will be good to go. There are too many of these resources online, and if you devote one single post to each of them, it will take you 10 years or so to cover them all. :smileyhappy:

On the other hand, google universal search should cover all these sources anyway, as browsing websites like archive.org is pretty painful.

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CatfishRivers
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Re: Nostalgia And Classic TV Shows

Here's a pretty cool article with an eclectic list of movies that can be found on Internet Archive - The article is called: "The Top 40 Best Free Legal Movies You Can Download Right Now". http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2010/08/11/top-40-best-free-legal-movies-you-can-download-right...

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CatfishRivers
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Registered: ‎01-22-2011

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I just discovered that you can view the full episodes on TVLand.com by changing the user agent in Chrome to "generic". TVLand won't work with the browser set on "default" - (because I believe TVLand gets their content from Hulu). We all know by now that this little trick no longer works for Hulu - however it will work (for now) on the TVLand site. They have about 100 full length shows including a few modern shows like "Boston Legal" and a few others. However most are the retro shows. Here is the link to the site: http://www.tvland.com/ 

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CatfishRivers
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Registered: ‎01-22-2011

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I was just doing some more testing of the TVLand website on my Revue. I was just able to watch a full episode of Andy Griffith, Bewitched, Boston Legal and the Jeffersons with my browser on "default" setting. The other day this didn't work (in default setting). I think TVLand is now getting their full episode video feeds from a different source. So if you're interested in the shows on TVLand you might want to just try it first with the Chrome browser in "default" mode. It would save a bit of time that way.

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CatfishRivers
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Registered: ‎01-22-2011

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I came upon this site called Retrovision.tv. I like the interface and layout. It seems they have a big collection. I suspect a lot of their feeds come from Internet Archive but not all of them. In fact a few come from Hulu feeds. I tried playing "The 30th Anniversary Edition Of Animal House" - turns out that particular movie was from a Hulu feed and it doesn't work on Google TV. However I tried five other movies and they all played fine including and old Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis movie. Here's the link: http://retrovision.tv/all-movies 

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CatfishRivers
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Re: Nostalgia And Classic TV Shows

I notice that on Retrovision.tv that most of the films labeled with "worldwide availability" play fine on the Revue - however most of the films labeled "USA only" don't play on the Revue (as the USA Only feeds are primarily from Hulu).

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norbert26
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Registered: ‎12-03-2010

Re: Nostalgia And Classic TV Shows

i would have been one happy camper if TV land opened up. At 7:08 AM EDT current time the site will not open. I will try again later in hopes it opens. And i wish HULU would cut the blocking nonsense.