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Offline Vmadera00

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Tv channels speeding up shows and movies
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:18:23 PM »
Does it bother you that TV channels are speeding up shows to fit in more ads?

So at first, I noticed it a few years ago with TBS speeding up family guy, turning a 22 min show into a 20 min show. That didnít bother me, 2 extra mins of commercial didnít bother me. However, lately I noticed more channels are doing in, and itís getting worse.

Just now I was watching Captain America - Civil War on TNT and I had to switch the channel. The dialogues were ďnormalĒ but the fast pace action scenes were ridiculous and unwatchable. I felt like there should have been comic music in the background.

I Understand that more commercials=more money for them, but what is that worth when you are losing your viewers?

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Re: Tv channels speeding up shows and movies
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 05:53:36 AM »
TBS used to do this with Seinfeld too. One of the many reasons I don't miss cable for a second. I've been watching Home Improvement on Hulu and realized I completely forgot that shows used to show outtakes at the end of a program. Today, these companies play the closing credits of one show and the opening credits of the next on the screen at the same time so they can free up another 22 seconds of ad space. I hate it.

I say good riddance to cable. Greedy fucks ruined a great thing. And it's not just with the content. $12 a month to rent an archaic box? I can watch anything I want on my phone through their app, and you're telling me I need this behemoth of an electronic shoe box looking hideous in my living room? Convenience fees for having the ability to DVR? The fuck? I'm already paying you for the box and the DVR cloud service.

I can't wait to watch these companies finally drown in their own stupidity. The shitty thing is that they all saw this coming, consolidated, and bought or partnered with ISPs. Once cable finally dies, I expect my internet bill be be $200 a month.

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Re: Tv channels speeding up shows and movies
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 07:23:43 AM »
I'd say I dislike it, but I hardly watch live TV that isn't HBO anymore.  Most TV shows I watch on DVR and the amount of TV I watch has significantly been reduced over the last few years.  I wouldn't of noticed this difference.

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Re: Tv channels speeding up shows and movies
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 08:29:17 AM »
The shitty thing is that they all saw this coming, consolidated, and bought or partnered with ISPs. Once cable finally dies, I expect my internet bill be be $200 a month.

yep. This sucks. Just as everyone 'thinks' we're escaping cable and it's overpriced, under performing platform.....little do we know 'they' still have the upper hand and will get their $$$ one way or the other.
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Re: Tv channels speeding up shows and movies
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 08:59:32 AM »
Wow, I guess I never realized that that was going on. 
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Re: Tv channels speeding up shows and movies
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 09:52:28 AM »
I watch a lot of broadcast TV and have never noticed this, so I guess the answer to your question is no.
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Re: Tv channels speeding up shows and movies
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 10:16:38 AM »
Wow, I guess I never realized that that was going on.

Neither did I  :lol

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Re: Tv channels speeding up shows and movies
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 04:38:13 PM »
Wow, I guess I never realized that that was going on.

Neither did I  :lol

Me neither, but the majority of my watching is either pay channels or streaming services.
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Re: Tv channels speeding up shows and movies
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 07:25:41 PM »
Iím so glad that Iím not the only one who noticed. 

My wife leaves some shows on in the background all day so Iíve become very familiar with certain shows.   That 70s Show is one of them.   But when one episode was playing on the Laff Channel the other day, I was thinking, ďThis is wrong.  Everyoneís voice sounds just slightly higher...like they slightly adjusted the speed of the entire show.Ē   I thought I was just being nuts, but itís totally true.  Some channels are getting an extra commercial or two by speeding up the show just slightly...and itís almost not noticeable unless you are really used to how the show is supposed to sound.

Itís really irritating because now I canít unhear it and it makes one of my favorite shows sound almost like The Chipmunks now.   I mean, itís not that bad, but once you DO hear it, your mind starts to focus on it and it just sounds wrong.
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Re: Tv channels speeding up shows and movies
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 12:24:19 PM »
I like watching the horrendous overdubbed movies on TV.  Smokey and the Bandit.  It's so bad, that it makes it so good.
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Re: Tv channels speeding up shows and movies
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2018, 05:48:42 PM »
I don't watch broadcast TV, and had no idea this happened. Would like to say this is totally surprising, but sadly it's not.
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