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post #2851 of 3285
These graphics aren't very safe for plasma owners. What would be nice if their was a device that could strip this crap off the screen.
post #2852 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Venomous View Post

These graphics aren't very safe for plasma owners.

They shouldve factored that when they got a plasma.
post #2853 of 3285
So Sony owns a channel that uses a bug? That should be reason to not buy their products- any electronics company should be 100% against this practice.
post #2854 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Venomous View Post

These graphics aren't very safe for plasma owners. What would be nice if their was a device that could strip this crap off the screen.

Burn in hasn't been a problem with plasmas for years. Myth refuses to die.

Unless you mean plasma owners are more likely to get frustrated with the graphics and throw something through the screen.
post #2855 of 3285
Don't know if this is new or not, but not only does The Simpsons have a Twitter hashtag on the right of the screen, but they were flashing several other hashtags on the left side at various points throughout the show. Apparently one hashtag isn't enough.
post #2856 of 3285
The annoying Twitter thing was done by FOX starting with some shows last season.
This season all shows have the annoying hash tag above the local station's logo.

The annoying hash tag also appears on MLB on FOX broadcasts below the FOX Sports logo.
post #2857 of 3285
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Originally Posted by icemannyr View Post

The annoying Twitter thing was done by FOX staring with some shows last season.
This season all shows have the annoying hash tag above the local stations logo.

The annoying hash tag also appears on MLB on FOX broadcasts below the FOX Sports logo.

Well, yeah, but I haven't seen them pop up 2 hashtags on the screen at once. I mean there was the typical #TheSimpsons on the right by the station logo, then on the right, various other ones would pop up throughout the show....like when Lady Gaga kissed Marge, a #GagaKissesMarge hashtag popped up on the left/opposite side for about 30 seconds, so there were actually two hashtags on the screen at once there. That happened several times.

Ah, here's a screenshot (notice the two hashtags):


I assume pretty soon there will be 3 or 4 permanent hashtags on the screen.
post #2858 of 3285
Well, here are four corners.

I don't know if all the Fox affiliates do this, but WBFF's morning news has a graphic that is on-screen the entire show (including commercials). On the right is a vertical pane showing weather icons and temps. Along the bottom is a place for sponsors (some are annoyingly animated cartoons like a McDonald's cup where a straw jumps in) and a news ticker along the bottom. The video fills the rest of the screen. I did a quick search and couldn't find a screenshot.

I have no doubt that one day in my lifetime that will be the normal layout for all channels (permanent ads and other "information" not part of the show).
post #2859 of 3285
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Originally Posted by jc5810 View Post

I have no doubt that one day in my lifetime that will be the normal layout for all channels (permanent ads and other "information" not part of the show).

I fully suspect there to be a live Twitter feed scroll along the bottom within 2-3 years. It's the logical next step after hashtags to force "social tv"
post #2860 of 3285
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

I fully suspect there to be a live Twitter feed scroll along the bottom within 2-3 years.

Perhaps this will spur people to use the zoom function on their sets more frequently.
post #2861 of 3285
I must say that I love the size of TBS' new bug. Wish it could be a little more in the corner, even on my TV that overscans more than most it is well outside of the corner area.
post #2862 of 3285
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

Burn in hasn't been a problem with plasmas for years. Myth refuses to die.

Unless you mean plasma owners are more likely to get frustrated with the graphics and throw something through the screen.

Define "years." I've got 8 Plasma monitors in my almost 4 year old control room that are all full of burn in. Fortunately they are used as MVPs (Multi Viewer Panels), in other words 8 large flat screens are used in lieu of dozens of smaller monitors to create a "virtual monitor wall." Whenever I switch any of those monitors to full screen, you see the burn in from the smaller virtual monitors. Two additional points, first, we saw this burn in within a week of opening up the control room, and second, I run a sliding white bar all night, which is supposed to clean up the burn in. I'd never buy a plasma at home, just for this reason.
post #2863 of 3285
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Originally Posted by mscottc View Post

Define "years." I've got 8 Plasma monitors in my almost 4 year old control room that are all full of burn in. Fortunately they are used as MVPs (Multi Viewer Panels), in other words 8 large flat screens are used in lieu of dozens of smaller monitors to create a "virtual monitor wall." Whenever I switch any of those monitors to full screen, you see the burn in from the smaller virtual monitors. Two additional points, first, we saw this burn in within a week of opening up the control room, and second, I run a sliding white bar all night, which is supposed to clean up the burn in. I'd never buy a plasma at home, just for this reason.


That's not really a fair test. Monitors used in control rooms have always been subject to burn in, regardless of type.

Every monitor I saw used in a control room had some burn in including CRTs, Plasmas and LCDs.
post #2864 of 3285
Last night we turned on the Ron White stand-up on Comedy Central and nearing a commercial break, there was crap across the entire screen that said TOSH. *something* in large blocked letter. It faded in and out for a total of almost 10 seconds. And then seconds later was the bug in the corner for Tosh 5-29 and his face.

Unreal
post #2865 of 3285
I don't know where to comment this seemed the closest thread..

Sony makes commercial of some HDTVs

The Commercial is in SOV-TV definition

The Images on the TVs they announce are also SOV-TV..

I laughed so hard, it's Sony! c'mon they can do better.
post #2866 of 3285
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Define "years."

I bought my 50 inch Panasonic Plasma HDTV back in 2004 and there is no burn in whatsoever. The picture is as good as the day I bought it. The picture quality beats the heck out of my mom's 42 inch Samsung LCD HDTV.
post #2867 of 3285
In addition to the spam promo text on the top right, Nat Geo has added the show name hash tag nonsense below the logo.
post #2868 of 3285
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Originally Posted by mx6bfast View Post

Last night we turned on the Ron White stand-up on Comedy Central and nearing a commercial break, there was crap across the entire screen that said TOSH. *something* in large blocked letter. It faded in and out for a total of almost 10 seconds. And then seconds later was the bug in the corner for Tosh 5-29 and his face.

Unreal

Just saw this today. It was like a watermark taking up the entire screen. Unbelievable. Let's hope this isn't a new trend.
post #2869 of 3285
5/28 during American Ninja Warrior(NBC) I saw something I haven's seen before, a blatant OSD ad! Not the usual OSD crap pitching programming coming up or new programs starting in the next few weeks but a ad not related to NBC programming at all It was a moving OSD graphic for a movie coming out this week in theaters(Snow White And The Huntsman, I believe). Whats going to be next, ads for tooth paste or E.D. medication during our programming! My guess is yes
I imagine advertisers will love these type of commercials, after all no way to use a DVR to FF through crap like this
post #2870 of 3285
WPIX in NYC regularly does commercial snipes during syndicated programming.
The animated movie promos ads run on YES Network and SNY during MLB games.
post #2871 of 3285
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

5/28 during American Ninja Warrior(NBC) I saw something I haven's seen before, a blatant OSD ad! Not the usual OSD crap pitching programming coming up or new programs starting in the next few weeks but a ad not related to NBC programming at all It was a moving OSD graphic for a movie coming out this week in theaters(Snow White And The Huntsman, I believe). Whats going to be next, ads for tooth paste or E.D. medication during our programming! My guess is yes
I imagine advertisers will love these type of commercials, after all no way to use a DVR to FF through crap like this

Wow. That's alarming. As icemannyr said I've seen it done by some local affils for syndicated content but I'm shocked NBC would do this during primetime programming. I've seen them do this on NBC Sports Network. (for the same movie)

I will cross my fingers that this does not catch on.
post #2872 of 3285
NBC has done this before with movies released by Universal.

2/29/12
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Originally Posted by icemannyr View Post

Not only does NBC spam the screen with promotion text to the right of their logo,
just now in the middle of programming the logo and spam text went away and a animated snipe for a movie appeared at the bottom of the screen.
There is no way any network channel should be allowed to put commercial snipes on the screen during programming.
post #2873 of 3285
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Originally Posted by icemannyr View Post

NBC has done this before with movies released by Universal.

2/29/12

You are so right, just checked and Snow White(the movie promoted) was Universal! Disney commercials during ABC programming is sure to follow
post #2874 of 3285
I wonder when Falling Skies comes back...will the episodes start normal or squeezed in a little box, while credits roll in another little box next to it. I hate this practice!
post #2875 of 3285
No option will go untested. I prefer to rent episode tv and watch commercial free. I'll admit that it takes a lot of patience sometime for the series to go from broadcast to DVD, but the watching is sooooo much more pleasurable. I suspect that eventually these DVDs will include commercial clutter. Maybe I shouldn't have wrote this as some tv exec will read this and present "His" idea to the powers that be.
post #2876 of 3285
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

....I suspect that eventually these DVDs will include commercial clutter. Maybe I shouldn't have wrote this as some tv exec will read this and present "His" idea to the powers that be.

I totally agree but even watching DVDs your subject to product placement while not nearly as obtrusive as screen clutter it's still very prevalent and irritating when you notice the back of most laptops/monitors/tablets or cell phones have the little fruit icon That fruit company must give more laptops and phones away to production houses than all other companies combined
post #2877 of 3285
Personally, I see no problem with a real product being used. Would you prefer the laptop have no symbol/brand name? I actually prefer seeing a real product used as opposed to "Brand X". Brand X is much more distracting to me than a real product, provided the product is merely used as a prop.
post #2878 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Jakes View Post

Personally, I see no problem with a real product being used. Would you prefer the laptop have no symbol/brand name? I actually prefer seeing a real product used as opposed to "Brand X". Brand X is much more distracting to me than a real product, provided the product is merely used as a prop.
The worst is what is done on network TV reality shows that don't want free advertising to companies, they put a piece of tape over the apple (or whatever the brand is) rolleyes.gif
No I don't like that but I do kind of object to how prolific and blatant some brands seem to be. I mean I know exactly one person(my brother) who has a fruit based laptop, yet nearly every laptop ever shown on TV programs feature the fruit. I have nothing against fruit it's just I don't like being manipulated by stealth advertising smile.gif
post #2879 of 3285
Showcase in Canada is just as bad when it comes to ad snipes. The first episode of Continuum has a large ad for cell phones. And it covered a lot of the action.

Their regular snipes are just as bad and just as large.

Yep, other sources are a must these days. The clutter just tells me to go elsewhere, and I do.
post #2880 of 3285
The useless text on the top of the History Channel programming is embarrassing.
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