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Lee Roberts

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« on: 02-20-2004 13:22 »

In the Season 4 episode of Taste Of Freedom, when Nixon is greeted on the stage to celebrate Freedom Day with a speech... one of the bang members are playing an holophoner, as you can see from the grab below i've circled out the person (Not the best pic but my PowerDVD is playing up and i can't take a picture of what I'm going to describe next.)



When that person plays it, no image comes out? But whenever a holophoner is played an image comes out. (to get the best view of this watch the episode  wink)
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #1 on: 02-20-2004 13:45 »

Perhaps the images are their clothes and everyone is just in their underpants, like in The Devils Hands...Hey why not it is freedom day? Or in fact mabey it is something better... wink

I'm A firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class.

Especially since I rule.
rule brittannia

Bending Unit
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« Reply #2 on: 02-20-2004 13:50 »

mabye there is a switch to change it to image or no image
Ranadok

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« Reply #3 on: 02-20-2004 14:06 »

Perhaps it isn't a holophoner, just a 'phoner.  You know, a holophoner without the "holo" part. To impress people.
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #4 on: 02-20-2004 14:51 »

It's probably just some kind of regular wind instrument that just have an uncanny resemblance to a holophoner.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #5 on: 02-20-2004 14:55 »

Maybe the person just can't play the holophoner and wants to look fancy? It is Freedom Day after all.
aslate

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« Reply #6 on: 02-20-2004 15:27 »

I wouldn't think that framegrab is clear enough to say "It is a holophoner"
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #7 on: 02-20-2004 18:31 »

IF it's a holophoner, who says an image HAS to come out when it's played?  It's just the same as using a TV to listen to a radio show.
bob newhart

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« Reply #8 on: 02-21-2004 16:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Bushmeister:
Maybe the person just can't play the holophoner and wants to look fancy? It is Freedom Day after all.

even if he couldnt play it a screwed up image or frankensteins monster would show up
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #9 on: 02-22-2004 23:25 »

it must be an acoustic holophoner?
AmiAthena
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« Reply #10 on: 08-16-2007 21:11 »

What happens if a blind person plays it?
Xanfor

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« Reply #11 on: 08-16-2007 21:48 »

They play Braillophoners.

coldangel

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« Reply #12 on: 08-16-2007 22:00 »

Old thread... okay... my explanation:
The projector lens cap was affixed because the thing was only being used for audio.

There. Problem solved.
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #13 on: 08-16-2007 23:19 »

Quick question: do the holographic images that a holophoner produces are determined by what is played? I thought that the player has control over the graphics that the holophoner projects. So, I assumed that the player of that particular holophoner decided to give no visuals for that particular occasion.
David A

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« Reply #14 on: 08-18-2007 01:25 »

 
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Originally posted by AmiAthena:
What happens if a blind person plays it?

That depends:

Someone who had lost her sight would have to base the holograms on her memories of what things looked like.  This would be akin to painting someone's portrait from memory without using a photo as a reference.

Someone who had been born blind would create holograms based only on imagination.  These might look very different from a sighted person's holograms.  For one thing, a person who had been born blind would probably have no concept of color.
defdev1

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« Reply #15 on: 08-18-2007 10:12 »

I cant see the picture anymore
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #16 on: 08-24-2007 18:17 »

I saw that myself.  There was no image coming out of the holophoner!  I saw this scene on my DVDs. 
Mattador701

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« Reply #17 on: 09-03-2007 03:01 »

Well maybe because they animated it that way.
tyraniak

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« Reply #18 on: 09-03-2007 15:26 »

maybe the band member's holophoner is broken
Gopher

Fallback Guy
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« Reply #19 on: 09-05-2007 19:35 »

David A: I disagree on the second. Just as a deaf person can learn to speak perfectly*, so it
should be possible for a blind person to master the holophoner.

And ActionLaPointe gets my vote for winner of the thread.

*most don't, as it requires a tremendous investment of time practicing with someone who speaks, but it is possible
tyraniak

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« Reply #20 on: 09-07-2007 21:34 »

maybe it was a toy holophoner and he was too cheap to buy a real one
robosapian5

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« Reply #21 on: 09-28-2007 11:43 »

maybe he broke it
trickster381

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« Reply #22 on: 11-04-2007 10:43 »

maybe he turned video off
fry´s wife

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« Reply #23 on: 12-04-2007 21:52 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 That depends:

Someone who had lost her sight would have to base the holograms on her memories of what things looked like.  This would be akin to painting someone's portrait from memory without using a photo as a reference.

Someone who had been born blind would create holograms based only on imagination.  These might look very different from a sighted person's holograms.  For one thing, a person who had been born blind would probably have no concept of color.

I know!!! The person playing the holophoner in the episode was blind!!

  smile
JackedOn

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« Reply #24 on: 01-06-2008 21:29 »

I KNOW!!!! They just threw that in there so people could try to figure out what the deal was but there was no real reason the image didn't work or no real proof whether or not that was a hf (yay for abbreviations i make up =D)
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