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Speeding up TV to fit in more spots.

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Speeding up TV to fit in more spots.

Post by Plate Cap » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:06 am

Obviously, it's been going on since the sixties with radio, but as a dedicated 'Law and Order' rerun watcher, I'm recently amazed at what WGN is doing with their product.

The entire beat of the investigation, the chatter, and the court room banter has changed. The theme song now sounds like an Irish jig rather than the traditional one.

I can get around the spots with the DVR, but it's yet another pain in the butt that broadcast TV is killing itself with.


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Post by Calvert DeForest » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:30 am

Along these lines....

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Post by bmw » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:47 am

TBS ran their 24 hours of a Christmas Story sped up by 13.5 PERCENT. It was completely unwatchable, not to mention that amounts to an additional 3 hours of commercials over the course of the 24-hour marathon.

Seriously though, how does TBS think that the average viewer will not notice that amount of speeding up? Anything over 2 or 3 percent would be noticeable to me. 13+ percent is just pure insanity.



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Post by Plate Cap » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:38 am

bmw wrote:TBS ran their 24 hours of a Christmas Story sped up by 13.5 PERCENT. It was completely unwatchable, not to mention that amounts to an additional 3 hours of commercials over the course of the 24-hour marathon.

Seriously though, how does TBS think that the average viewer will not notice that amount of speeding up? Anything over 2 or 3 percent would be noticeable to me. 13+ percent is just pure insanity.
I noticed that. The fiddle music bed for the Bumpas' dog scenes was absolutely frenetic.

Like I said, just another nail in the conventional TV coffin.


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Post by organman95 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:11 am

Plate Cap wrote:
bmw wrote:TBS ran their 24 hours of a Christmas Story sped up by 13.5 PERCENT. It was completely unwatchable, not to mention that amounts to an additional 3 hours of commercials over the course of the 24-hour marathon.

Seriously though, how does TBS think that the average viewer will not notice that amount of speeding up? Anything over 2 or 3 percent would be noticeable to me. 13+ percent is just pure insanity.
I noticed that. The fiddle music bed for the Bumpas' dog scenes was absolutely frenetic.

Like I said, just another nail in the conventional TV coffin.
I really don't understand how the greed has become such that we either increase the rate at which our shows are played (by a significant amount) to add more spot, or end up cutting out H*** chunks of the original show (ie, Peanuts specials)



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Post by rugratsonline » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:39 pm

organman95 wrote: I really don't understand how the greed has become such that we either increase the rate at which our shows are played (by a significant amount) to add more spot, or end up cutting out H*** chunks of the original show (ie, Peanuts specials)
Or worse -- do both.



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Post by mtburb » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:44 pm

Next thing you know, they'll try packing an hour total of commercials into a half-hour program.


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Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:02 am

mtburb wrote:Next thing you know, they'll try packing an hour total of commercials into a half-hour program.
Oh, just you wait!



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Post by Calvert DeForest » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:21 am



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Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:13 pm

Calvert DeForest wrote:
Always a classic!



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