If you're one of those people who buys a brand-new TV, spends hours straining your back trying to place it in your home entertainment centre (or affix it to your wall) and starts watching your favourite show to celebrate... you missed a crucial step. Your television, new or old, comes with a bunch of settings that are worth exploring to get the best picture quality — or, at least, a picture you're pleased with.
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Parents who share a Netflix account with their families know the distinct pain. After putting your kids to bed, you sit down to watch a sexy new drama (or for me, The Great British Bake Off), and up pops on your TV screen: “Because you watched Lalaloopsy: A Sew Magical Tale, here’s Luna Petunia, My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake!” Your shows! What happened to all your shows?!
August is a big month for Netflix originals, with the premiere of Matt Groening's fantasy cartoon Disenchantment, season 2 of Ozark, and a new comedy special from Demetri Martin. Here are the highlights, and the full list of shows, movies, and comedy specials coming and going from Netflix next month.
After lamenting the poor selection of 4K TVs on offer at Amazon, I've gone looking a little further afield for some more options. Here are some online deals to consider if you're after a new 4K set to fill a niche at your home - whether you're looking to spend lots, as little as possible, or somewhere in-between.
This afternoon, I was planning to find some of the best 4K TV offers on Amazon to share on Lifehacker's new Deals section. Instead, I can only offer disappointment. The range on offer was anaemic. If Amazon hopes to slay tradition retail, this is something it desperately needs to fix.
Now the story of a terrible tragedy for Australians and the one service who couldn't save us all. Netflix will not be airing Season 5 of Arrested Development in Australian on May 29. However, Foxtel has confirmed that they will be airing the first eight episodes of the new season on May 30, on the Comedy Channel. We're a pretty switched on unit over here at Lifehacker Australia and so we've sorted out exactly how you can watch it, at practically the same time as the rest of Planet Earth.
Glow is back! Glow is frickin' back on June 29! Hot damn! Time to re-watch season 1, wherein Alison Brie, Marc Maron, and Betty Gilpin work out their feelings through the language of headlocks. When you're done with that, here are all the new TV shows, movies, and stand-up specials coming to US Netflix in June.
Nell Scovell is a comedy writer and the author of Just the Funny Parts: And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boy's Club. Nell's written for The Simpsons, Newhart, The Late Show with David Letterman, and a ton of other shows. We talk to Nell about how she excels as a woman in a field that's so male-dominated.
Hey, what'd you watch on Netflix this month? Any of those new titles they dropped? Did you see Cold Mountain? Maybe Mortal Kombat? Now there's a Venn diagram that's just two circles. Here are the new TV shows, movies, and stand-up specials coming to Netflix in May.
The last time Westworld aired, America had a different president. The show finally returns for Season 2 this Sunday, and so the Westworld podcast industrial complex shudders back into motion. During season 1, HuffPost counted 28 goddamn Westworld podcasts, and many more have started since then. We'll be screwed when these shows gain sentience. Here are the best.
The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games might not be as big an event in global terms as the Olympics but they represent a watershed moment in Australian sports broadcasting. Clive Dickens is the COO of Seven West Media and leads the team that is bringing an unprecedented amount of broadcast and streamed sports content across the world. Seven West Media doesn't just have the local broadcast rights - they are also the host broadcaster which means they provide the images used by all the other international broadcasters covering the games. I spoke with Dickens at this week's AWS Summit about how they bring thousands of hours of sport to global audiences watching on everything from a 3.5 inch smartphone to massive screens in homes, pubs and clubs across the world.
If you're a Netflix junkie, you know the drill by now: you come home from work, kick off your shoes, decant that red you've been saving all week, and fire up Netflix. You then spend the next 45 minutes scanning through every single movie or TV show on the service to make sure you haven't missed anything that's a better candidate than that which you have already scrolled past.
April is the cruelest month, if you're a fan of Cool Runnings. The inspiring story of redemption and warm-weather bobsledding leaves Netflix on April 1. But Beethoven's Christmas Adventure arrives on Netflix the same day, just in time! But seriously, it's a good month for Netflix, especially for original series and documentaries.
Despite its quirky humour and overly lit sets, The Good Place manages to tackle some of the biggest moral quandaries life has to offer each episode by teaching lessons with some very real philosophy. Watching through it, I can't help but feel like the show makes for an excellent, if basic, intro to moral philosophy class. Here are a few examples of important concepts you'll learn from the show.