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post #3271 of 3323 Old 01-30-2014, 11:14 AM
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My favorite, this week, was weather related. There was a Winter Weather Warning for just about the whole state. Definitely as far as any Detroit television signal goes. Nonetheless, a couple of affiliates insisted on eating up a corner of the picture - in the 3X5 safe area no less - to display a map of the affected counties. Couldn't ya just say, "Winter Storm Warning..alla y'all."

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"Y'all"? The southern Michiganders might could secede, eh? Fixin' to join up with the Hoosiers? Or the Buckeyes?

Or Windsor?

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It's actually 'all ya'll'. I sometimes catch myself saying it rolleyes.gif.

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NBC is back at it again.... (Revolution)

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Was watching House of Lies Sunday and I hope this was just a joke. During a part of the show, there was a snipe basically in the middle of the screen against a black background that said House of Lies "time" and stayed up there for quite a few seconds. I was like are you kidding me and my wife goes "who does that?"

I noticed that too! I don't think I've ever seen that on House of Lies. Very odd to place it in the middle of the screen as well.
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NBC is back at it again.... (Revolution)

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Another reason I do not watch OTA. I still get to see Revolution, but not via OTA.

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It's actually 'all ya'll'. I sometimes catch myself saying it rolleyes.gif.
Actually alla y'all is a mixture of the town I live in and the format of my station wink.gif

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Another reason I do not watch OTA. I still get to see Revolution, but not via OTA.
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Same here- I use the TiVo as a backup to record the official network feed- I don't archive from that bug infested source though wink.gif

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Actually alla y'all is a mixture of the town I live in and the format of my station wink.gif




In New York it's pronounced youse'all. biggrin.gif
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Here's one of the scenes from Revolution via network feed:

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Now here's the same scene but from an alternate feed w/o all the onscreen rubbish:
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Hmmm.... which do I prefer?

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Was watching House of Lies Sunday and I hope this was just a joke. During a part of the show, there was a snipe basically in the middle of the screen against a black background that said House of Lies "time" and stayed up there for quite a few seconds. I was like are you kidding me and my wife goes "who does that?"

You mean this thing?



That sort of junk is the reason I quit Sho five years ago and it seems nothing really changes. Really though that is such idiotic placement it has to be an error. It looks like it should appear in the corner, but I wouldn't put it past them to be that inconsiderate.


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Now that is ridiculous! In a corner, maybe, but right across the screen?? Ugh.

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Watch the language, guys. This is an all-ages, races and religions board. And I hear from all factions when someone circumvents the filters by using special characters. The filters are in place for a reason. Do not try to go around them because you feel you have a need to swear. If you quote a post with offensive language in it, edit it out or you're just as likely to get an infraction. Ordinarily, we frown on editing a quote, but for this we'll make an exception wink.gif

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There I was, watching the team figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics, one of the individual performances, and suddenly NBCSN put up an animated advertising for a later event, blocking the view of the feet of the performers! And guess where I was looking to see how the performer's skates hit the ice? Right at an event that didn't interest me. Grrr. :mad:


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I set my DVR to record both the Chi/Wash and Tor/Bkn games last night on ESPN2 and ESPN. I watched the first half of the Tor/Bkn game, and at halftime switched to the beginning of the Chi/Wash game. I was intending to watch the first half of that game and return to the Tor/Bkn game when it got to halftime, and once that was over finish up the Chi/Wash game, which I did. However, to start the second half of the Tor/Bkn game, for some unknown reason ESPN decided the scroll at the bottom of the screen wasn't enough, so they added the Chi/Wash score in a rectangle in upper right-hand of the screen. It was easy enough for me to avoid the scrolling score, but adding an additional scoreboard made it impossible to ignore. Later when I flipped to my ESPN2 recording, they had the additional scoreboard for the Tor/Bkn game as well. It totally screwed up the suspense for both games. What are these people thinking? Putting aside my plans on how I was going to watch these games, why is there a need to show two scores simultaneously? I'd really like to sit across from the decision makers and listen to their logic for this kind of practice. What kind focus group are they using that says they want more screen space taken up by adding and additional scoreboard to the already existing one at the bottom of the screen? Is there no end to this madness? I know, there isn't, and it's only going to get worse.
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I think Fox Sports 1 has the most intrusive, but then I never watch SNY. That does look pretty bad.
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That is bad,I hate them all.
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Moved to existing clutter thread.

Walking the fine line between jaw-dropping and a plain ol' yawn.
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I set my DVR to record both the Chi/Wash and Tor/Bkn games last night on ESPN2 and ESPN. I watched the first half of the Tor/Bkn game, and at halftime switched to the beginning of the Chi/Wash game. I was intending to watch the first half of that game and return to the Tor/Bkn game when it got to halftime, and once that was over finish up the Chi/Wash game, which I did. However, to start the second half of the Tor/Bkn game, for some unknown reason ESPN decided the scroll at the bottom of the screen wasn't enough, so they added the Chi/Wash score in a rectangle in upper right-hand of the screen. It was easy enough for me to avoid the scrolling score, but adding an additional scoreboard made it impossible to ignore. Later when I flipped to my ESPN2 recording, they had the additional scoreboard for the Tor/Bkn game as well. It totally screwed up the suspense for both games. What are these people thinking? Putting aside my plans on how I was going to watch these games, why is there a need to show two scores simultaneously? I'd really like to sit across from the decision makers and listen to their logic for this kind of practice. What kind focus group are they using that says they want more screen space taken up by adding and additional scoreboard to the already existing one at the bottom of the screen? Is there no end to this madness? I know, there isn't, and it's only going to get worse.


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I cannot watch anything on NBC Sports which has the bottom line. They actually squash the picture, distorting the aspect ratio to make room for it! Thankfully, so far they have left it off of their Formula 1 coverage.
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Sorry for a lack of screen shot but I was watching CBS This Morning and not only did they have the rather unobtrusive opaque CBS eye in the lower right corner(4:3 safe area :rolleyes:) but in the lower right they had a largish box that said CBS This Morning and to the left of that the worst thing was another box with a moving picture of some nature scene in a 15 second loop :mad: My god, the eye(which I could live with) then the constant bug telling me what the hell I'm watching the whole time and worst the PIP box thing with a moving picture in it. Totally ruined what I was trying to watch, Aaron Neville singing! Thanks a lot CBS (_x_)

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New horror will no doubt lead to more mess on screen during NFL games:

http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/31/nfl-stats-tracking/

RFID tags on Players and Refs (yes, the refs too).

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There he goes again... Good Ol' R. Reagan's favorite Troll line !
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http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/31/nfl-stats-tracking/

RFID tags on Players and Refs (yes, the refs too).
I'm sure the players union will not let that go on for the regular season. If they can track the players speed and routes so precisely the coaches will 100% know when they're doggin it and taking play's off.

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I'm sure the players union will not let that go on for the regular season. If they can track the players speed and routes so precisely the coaches will 100% know when they're doggin it and taking play's off.


You might be confusing the NFL players union with the MLB players union. The NFL union is a joke. The owners pretty much get everything they want. The MLB owners pretty much get nothing they want.
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I was at brother's house. They recently switched from Dish to Directv. It was on a Starz channel (because they get the premium channels free for 3 months) and there was a pop up graphic advertising Outlander during the movie. So yeah, man can't pay for the purpose of having an advertisement free viewing experience anymore and actually get it! Premium channels still have no shame in degrading their premium service. Sad...sad...sad.
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Anybody else think part of the motivation behind all this screen clutter has to do w/ the proliferation of DVR's and content providers wanting to keep you from being able to archive a clean copy of something, so you'll be more likely to buy BR/DVD of the movie/show?
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It has nothing to do with archival. They want to be able to show you advertising even when you use your DVR to skip the commercial interruptions. Encouraging you to purchase home video releases is at most a secondary concern, if it's even a concern at all with the rapid decline in physical media sales.
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In my market the locals are unusually persistent and obnoxious with their weather warnings. Here is an example from tonight's Panthers Pre-Season game. Not only do we have the game graphics, but the station logo (4:3 safe of course throughout the ENTIRE game) and a massive scrolling weather notification...
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Well, at least some good news: I'm encouraged to see that Starz is broadcasting a perfectly clean image of their intriguing new series Outlander.

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