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Offline Edmund-Paul, The Baron of Ree

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Syncronised DVD watching
« on: Oct 23, 2006, 02:55 PM »
How about Brokeys getting together to watch BBM off DVD at pre-aranged times?

Phone each other before and after, web-cam or chat.

That would be so much nicer that being all alone.  ;D
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2006, 05:18 PM »
I like it!! :ghug:
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #2 on: Oct 30, 2006, 07:30 PM »
We've done this before, a date needs to be decided (most likely a Sunday)  and this is the shedule we used:

11 AM Pacific
12 PM Mountains
1 PM Central
2 PM Eastern
7 PM UK
8 PM Western Europe
9 PM Central Europe

and so...
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #3 on: Oct 30, 2006, 09:49 PM »
For me it would have to be late night, eastern time
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #4 on: Oct 30, 2006, 09:55 PM »
Late night means?
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #5 on: Oct 30, 2006, 11:05 PM »
hmm, maybe I mean early morning. I guess after midnight. I don't like to watch with my family around and they are usually up late too.
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #6 on: Oct 30, 2006, 11:58 PM »
hmm, maybe I mean early morning. I guess after midnight. I don't like to watch with my family around and they are usually up late too.

This would mean very early morning in Europe but could accomodate members in Asia/Oceania zones. 

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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #7 on: Oct 31, 2006, 01:48 AM »
Sounds like fun . . . If only I had a copy.

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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #8 on: Oct 31, 2006, 10:53 AM »
I'm there - any time of day or night - if Oz and Oceania find their daytime easier, some of us Europeans can adapt.

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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #9 on: Oct 31, 2006, 04:20 PM »
Toadily and I watched while the brokies watched from Montreal, I then went to have breakfast...and got on with my day...

Saturday is a better night Europe-wise, since we then have the Sunday to catch up...Friday even...Sunday can be a bit tricky.
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #10 on: Oct 31, 2006, 04:26 PM »
I'm with welshwitch - any time, day or night, I will join you. :)
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #11 on: Oct 31, 2006, 05:47 PM »
The best way to specify a time is to use Greenwich Mean Time. This is global time - it is the same everywhere.

Look at your computer clock setting or on the internet to covert for your local time to GMT, and quote that when making arrangenents for syncronised viewing.
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #12 on: Nov 04, 2006, 11:15 PM »
So... are we still planning to do this? I'm excited about it.  &**)
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #13 on: Nov 05, 2006, 06:33 PM »
I have a confession to make. I had a sneaky view solo the other day! But I can always watch again.

How about tomorrow at 18.00 GMT?

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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #14 on: Nov 06, 2006, 10:55 AM »
I'm not sure what time that is, I'm looking online and I can't figure it out.  I'll check the board tonight at 10:00 pm. est when I get home from work.
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #15 on: Nov 06, 2006, 12:45 PM »
Hi Short Leash.

I was going to start viewing 15 min, but as we have not got our time zones worked out I'll put it off.

Tell me the nearest city where you live and I will work it out for you with pleasure. Then we can sync in comfort without stress in a day or two!


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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #16 on: Nov 06, 2006, 08:40 PM »
Probably the major cities would be Harrisburg or Philadelphia Pennsylvania :clap:
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #17 on: Nov 07, 2006, 03:37 AM »
You're on Eastern Standard then, aren't you?  Five hours behind GMT, which is what I'm on - you can't be in Central time that far east, can you?

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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #18 on: Nov 07, 2006, 01:56 PM »
This is a handy link. Click on the nearest city and on the following page you get GMT listed near the top. GMT is of course the same all over the world - great for Short Wave radio listeners and time travelers like ouselves.

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

So yes, ShortLeash, you are five hours behind GMT (Welshwitch/London) and six hour behind me (Saul/Amsterdam). The easy way to convert in your head to add 5 hours and then turn AM to PM.

So, should be make a date - the three of us?

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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #19 on: Nov 08, 2006, 10:02 AM »
Thanks for that handy timetable, I love it! So I'm off work tomorrow which means, I could stay up late to watch around 1 AM my time, but unless you are both early risers, that might not work for you. Or, I can watch tomorrow morning which would be mid day for both of you. If either of those times work for you, let me know. I will check when I get home from work. Which will late afternoon for each of you. Hey, I think I'm getting the hang of it. If none of these work, then let me know what works for you and I'll see if I can make it work.  :clap:
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #20 on: Nov 08, 2006, 11:41 AM »
I'm an early riser - too early most of the time - shal;l be up tomorrow morning but am heading out early as well.

Easier to do this at the weekend?

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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #21 on: Nov 08, 2006, 01:02 PM »

Easier to do this at the weekend?

Yes please. I am off this weekend which is unusual for me.
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #22 on: Nov 08, 2006, 02:20 PM »
I'm in  ;)
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #23 on: Nov 08, 2006, 02:50 PM »
I'm in  ;)

Hi Koka - great. Then there are four of us!

How about 21.00 hours GMT next Saturday? That would mean 9.00 PM for WelshWitch, 10.00 PM for me in Amsterdam, and 3.00 PM for ShortLeash local time.

Kola - what time are you on? Its easy to work out if you use the world clock link from me a few postings back.

This time I am going to be looking for special effects! Most of the sheep are computer generated, but are the people in the firework scene real or angborgs?
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #24 on: Nov 08, 2006, 04:28 PM »
No problemo for me except I wouldn't know an angborg if I saw one....

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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #25 on: Nov 08, 2006, 05:31 PM »
No problemo for me except I wouldn't know an angborg if I saw one....

I've given up make-up - don't need it anymore since photoshop!  :clap:

Its a pity Ennis and Jack are not angborgs - oherwise I would download them!  <^(

Anyway, the next viewing will be different as I will really be looking for the special effects.

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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #26 on: Nov 11, 2006, 02:22 AM »
Hey all, I won't be there since I'll be working at that time but, maybe next time.  ~)
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #27 on: Nov 11, 2006, 01:43 PM »
Never mind Shortleash.


Welshwitch and Koka - is this ok for you both?
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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #28 on: Nov 11, 2006, 03:24 PM »
Quick look-in to see results of trash TV reality progs then I'm with you.

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Re: Syncronised DVD watching
« Reply #29 on: Nov 11, 2006, 03:33 PM »
Quick look-in to see results of trash TV reality progs then I'm with you.

OK. I'll press play in half an hour!
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