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post #61 of 1927
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Originally posted by scowl
Here's how I watch this show.

I send this show straight to disk. I click over all the Ryan Seecreast (or whatever his name is) commentary. I click over the interviews and extra blah blah padding. I listen to the first ten seconds of each performance and the last ten seconds. If they sounded good (rarely), I'll click back and maybe listen to the whole thing. I always listen to the judges comments, possibly clicking back to find out what they're talking about. By doing this I can easily get through this hour show in fifteeen minutes. DVR's were made for this show.
seacrest out! :D
post #62 of 1927
I think Carrie was covering a Faith Hill cover of a Janis Joplin song, which probably confused the judges.

The audio mix was atrocious, it totally undermines the public perception of the contestants' vocal talents, which is unfortunate.

Anyhow, Janay and Aloha should get the boot, going by their performances. Celena is also a possible bootee.
post #63 of 1927
Did FOX move their logo up a bit?? also i see its white now instead of blue?
post #64 of 1927
How long until Executive Producer Simon Cowell gets fed up with not being able to hear the performances in the studio and the judges start wearing in-ear monitors? I've lost track of the number of times he's apologized to contestants over the last two years after "reviewing the tape"....
post #65 of 1927
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Originally posted by Patman
I think Carrie was covering a Faith Hill cover of a Janis Joplin song, which probably confused the judges.
Exactly.
post #66 of 1927
I'm rooting for Celena. She's very attractive and has a very sophisticated way about her.

I'm really hoping "The Nanny" gets voted off tonight. Everything about her is so damn annoying. Although I do give her credit for toning it down last night.
post #67 of 1927
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Originally posted by Myrtledog
I'm rooting for Celena. She's very attractive and has a very sophisticated way about her.

I'm really hoping "The Nanny" gets voted off tonight. Everything about her is so damn annoying. Although I do give her credit for toning it down last night.
It seemed crystal clear last night that someone (besides Simon) had told her to knock it off.
post #68 of 1927
Flipped on the telly Tuesday night to catch Idol, and was mesmerized by this singer, "Erika Jo," who knocked me out, she was so good. Then I checked the channel and realized I was watching Nashville Star on USA.

None of the girls on Idol are ready for PrimeTime. (Or at least, PrimeTime isn't ready for them.)
post #69 of 1927
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Originally posted by Mcklein
Did FOX move their logo up a bit?? also i see its white now instead of blue?
The FOX logo on American Idol is now being handled differently from other FOX programming -- it is being generated at FOX, and not by the splicer at your local station. FOX (the network) has never had a "blue" logo, so I am assuming the one you referred to is the one that is used by your local FOX affiliate, and should be seen during all programs except AI (and America's Most Wanted).
post #70 of 1927
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Originally posted by foxeng
Since AI ran into House with no local break, they did allow about the first 2 minutes of House for local station ID with Logo 2 and then brought up the splicer Logo 1 bug. My guess is they are trying to brand the video and if it is sent to the stations unbranded and then branded locally, some of that video could get out on the market and it would be hard to say that it was "stolen" off air. That is my guess.
Interesting. Here in the West, "Logo 1" was triggered about one-second into House -- no room for "Logo 2," though perhaps this is because we don't have anything stored there.

Your guess about the reason for the different bug on AI sounds as plausible as anything else to me, though if someone was sophisticated enough, I'm sure they could capture the 16:9 feed, then crop it to 4:3 and eliminate the bug entirely.
post #71 of 1927
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Originally posted by videojanitor
FOX (the network) has never had a "blue" logo,
Blue FOX bug is the default bug that is installed in the splicer before the local bug is uploaded.
post #72 of 1927
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Originally posted by foxeng
Blue FOX bug is the default bug that is installed in the splicer before the local bug is uploaded.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that. I thought that was there for "testing" purposes, and never intended to actually hit air. I guess some stations are using it ...
post #73 of 1927
Agreed. The boys are much better this year. There is a lot of talent among them. The girls are quite weak. Except Amanda Avila of course...:D
post #74 of 1927
I think the judges got the Carrie underwood performance wrong. She wasnt doing the Janice Joplin (orginal) version she was doing the Faith Hill "countricized" version which was a huge hit a few years ago.
post #75 of 1927
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The girls' vocals were indeed almost buried in the mix. My wife noticed it too: "Just as well -- they're even weaker than the guys." I wonder if it was a different mixer, or they were fooling with their monitor mix, patch or Dolby mixdown.
We noticed that too. There was some sort of weird echo applied to the vocals. Interestingly, nobody on our reality TV forum said anything about it, maybe it was only a problem in the 5.1 mix?
post #76 of 1927
Going home tonight: Janay, Celena, Joseph, Jared...and deservedly so.
post #77 of 1927
Thread Starter 
I thought the 5.1 was pretty good. I generally turn it up(-10) for vocals and turn in down for the comments(-20). I am also coverting it to 7.1 (PLIIx), and that may be why it still sounds good.
post #78 of 1927
Jared Yates went home last week.
post #79 of 1927
My bad. I meant to say Scott instead...
post #80 of 1927
Not Celena. Her looks alone will get her past this round.
post #81 of 1927
It's up in SD. j/k. My local station hasnt aired the delay yet. I'm settling with the live SD feed over curiuosity of how the results show is like tonight, and it seems its only 30 minutes and they already voted out one person within 6 minutes of the show before commercials and with no "edge of your seat" wait. Usually Ryan leaves the contestants and viewers hanging over the commercial break, but tonight is just so different.
post #82 of 1927
Hidden for those who haven't seen the show yet even though I'd question why they'd be reading this thead right now then. ;)

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Originally posted by CPanther95
Not Celena. Her looks alone will get her past this round.
I thought so too but she's gone now. So is Aloha. Can't believe Janay has survived yet again. :eek:
post #83 of 1927
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Oddly, my wife and I had no idea this show was even in HD until last night. I guess we've always missed the beginning of the show, and never thought to check if it was in HD.[/b]
I don't watch the show, but heard it was in HD, which piqued my interest enough to check the on-screen cable guide, which did NOT list it as being in HD. When it was on last night in all it's HD glory, I e-mailed my cable company, Comcast, to let them know they're not listing it as 'HD'. But hey, they're still listing the FoxHD channel as Fox 'widescreen'.
post #84 of 1927
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...I think Carrie was covering a Faith Hill cover of a Janis Joplin song...
Jeez, what an atrocity!
post #85 of 1927
Aloha was a mistake. She deserved at least another week. She was the best (or one of the best) in week 1.
post #86 of 1927
I llive in NJ and so get fox NY. This is the flaghsip station correct? How are my logos and HD, SD, Network local feeds different then other fox stations?
post #87 of 1927
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Originally posted by videojanitor
The FOX logo on American Idol is now being handled differently from other FOX programming -- it is being generated at FOX, and not by the splicer at your local station. FOX (the network) has never had a "blue" logo, so I am assuming the one you referred to is the one that is used by your local FOX affiliate, and should be seen during all programs except AI (and America's Most Wanted).
Thanks for clearing that up for me, I see the blue bug on simple life3:cool:
post #88 of 1927
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Originally posted by iblaineman
I llive in NJ and so get fox NY. This is the flaghsip station correct? How are my logos and HD, SD, Network local feeds different then other fox stations?
LA is FOX's flagship station.
post #89 of 1927
oh see I never really checked just a new york thing I though we had all the flagship stations :).

How are my logos and HD, SD, Network local feeds different on the flaghsip station then other fox stations?
post #90 of 1927
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Originally posted by PDPnNJ
Aloha was a mistake. She deserved at least another week. She was the best (or one of the best) in week 1.
If Janay lasts another week. I'm gonna have to start voting...for everyone but her. I only watch this show because my girlfriend is into it, but it ain't half bad. Aloha should have lasted another week, and Janay should have been gone. Then again...I can't talk since I didn't vote.
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