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  1. JAy3001

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    So what irritates you on a daily basis when it comes to watching TV? I gotta whole list, must be an age thing.. :D

    These are the things that really get on my tits every day..
    • What's coming up in this episode? Really? Do I need to see what I'm about to watch?? NO!!
    • Coming up after the break! Stop! My attention span is that of a nat so I need to be drip fed the program..?!
    • Advertising the program I'm currently watching! Why??!
    • In next week's episode!! Ahhhhhh!!!
    Seriously, why do I have to be fed over and over what's coming up?? I have been known to switch a program off before it has even started because of it. If I like a program I'm going to sit there and enjoy it end to end. If I don't, no matter how much crap you feed me I will switch over.

    Is it just lazy programming, as surely each episode must be 5 minutes shorter because of it? Or does it actually work, does it make you want to keep watching?

    This is one of the many reason to record everything I like so as to skip all the junk. :)

    Rant over.. :p

     

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    I think it's because producers and directors are in a "This happened" mode of production. We've lost that "This is happening" feeling on TV shows. Movies too.
     
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    I've always been under the assumption this is an American thing added to all programs. Sadly they now do it with UK programs too.

    Lucky for us we don't yet suffer from the intrusive advertising mid program that you see on US broadcasts. They tried it a few years ago on Dr Who and people went "bat sh@@t crazy" with complaints. :D Gotta love the British, so good at complaining.. and queueing.. :rolleyes::mad:
     
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    yes, we do not think we dont need it... to keep our attention.
    i also dont think marketing will move me to get crap i was not looking to get.

    but there is a market segment that is highly acceptable mind control
    can actual make many believe is fake news
     
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    @JAy3001 How many channels do your folks have?
     
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    I've got 1000's on my cable. Interested in Sattalite but where to put the antenna?
    I live on the first floor in an apartment building.
     
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    I know in this country they have communal installations via the land load or property owner for flats. Can be quite tricky from what I've heard.
     
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    My landlord who is my uncle put his satilite reciever on our front porch.
    Screwed up wireless.
     
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    Well, then, we must be of similar age--because everything you listed annoys me.

    The 'coming up' nonsense strikes me as lazy programming; it eats up a few seconds or minutes that otherwise would've needed to be filled with, you know, the show you're watching!

    With rare exceptions, I DVR anything I might want to watch. Then if it doesn't grab me, I delete it and go on to something else. And I ALWAYS skip ads...and 'coming up'...and 'next week'...
     
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    I want my sports to be sports, I want my entertainement to be entertainment, I want my news to be news. If I want to watch political BS I know where to find it. I don't need or want it force fed to me elsewhere.

    <-------------------gets off soapbox and swears that that's as close to a PCA post you'll see from me. :mad:
     
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    Ending songs, beginning songs where it cut off, seriously? I am not going to fork over my money just to hear them both, why not leave them be?
    Right on about "Next time..." . Let us enjoy our program without seeing that.
     
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    i want my android forum.. to be about robots!!!!
     
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    And then, after the break, they show you the last minute or so of what was shown before the break.
     
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    Another thing, why do they always have sports overlasping new episodes, of The Simpsons, when they have their own channel, please no more sports over actual entertainment.
     
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    Also DVR that is a joke, you fast forward one episode, it cuts itself off without warning. Even when you have something taped, they give you around 1% of what, commericals..
     
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    Milo, I have no idea what you're talking about! :D
    Huh? Can you explain that a little?
    As above.

    I DVR everything, and have for decades. I get exactly what I expect to get. You're apparently having different results...so please clarify. :)
     
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    "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale. A tale of a fateful trip. That started from a tropic port aboard this tiny ship".
    I miss that from shows. Now it's replaced by commercials
     
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    Programming that by design begins and ends five minutes after the hour.
     
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    Alright, sometimes when taping a show, it cuts off and gives me around 3 minutes per 30 minute show, I am not so sure on how it works - probably satalite images et all. Somehow when sleeping or even watching another program, duration of tape, it cuts off that episode. Like once a while, probably it is the provider's proof though. But seeing how we switch cable companies every once a while, they could of fix it right on it. When sometimes recording, like i mentioned it either just cuts itself like that.
    Gives the episode like around 1% recording.. Odd how salesman can never think of just the citations, and never think of normal persons. somehow it really gets annoying having pressing fast forward throughout the commericals. and has like the ending line at near beginning.
     
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    I get what you mean @Milo Willamson this is a recording buffer. It allows for a variation in start times so that you don't miss the start or end of a show due to overruns. There is normally a setting you can adjust to cut or increase this buffer.
     
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    Absolutely @MoodyBlues , 100% behind you on that one. Lazy, lazy programming. If I had the money I would take a full page ad out in The Sun and The Times newspaper explaining to all these execs that we do not want or ask for these annoying features. :p:D
     
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    If we all had the time and money eh Jay :)
     
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    That used to drive me nuts, but it's irrelevant now that I record everything. As long as the DVRs pick up my shows, I'm good! :)

    Digging back in my memory...didn't TBS start the 5-minute thing? I wonder whose brilliant idea it was.
     
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    TBS did that, I used to watch only Conan on it, and it jumped that much ahead.
     

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