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Odd Insert

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Laxguy, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Imagine my surprise when I ran across this this evening, towards the end of the 10 pm recording yesterday of "The Mentalist".

    It's a screen shot of a different kind! Can someone explain this a bit beyond some sort of keying info for commercials?
     

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  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It is what it appears to be ... a slate letting master control at all of the network stations when to expect breaks during that evening's Letterman program. With variable segment lengths it is good to tell the stations in advance where the breaks will be. It is old school to put it on the feed ... but the feed is a reliable method of reaching the stations. Normally your local station would cover this information up during "The Mentalist" with local commercials/news teasers/other content. Apparently something went wrong.
     
  3. raoul5788

    raoul5788 Guest

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    I used to see them regularly when I had a cband setup.
     
  4. TwoPhases

    TwoPhases Legend

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    Ya' learn something new everyday!
     
  5. joe diamond

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    1. [*]BECAUSE YOU HAVE DISCOVERED THE BLACK BOX CODE YOU WILL HAVE TO SURRENDER YOUR SHIP TO THE KLINGONS ON YOUR LAWN


    :lol:
     
  6. thewallfisher

    thewallfisher AllStar

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    I saw this also. I thought our local affiliate pushed the wrong button during the middle of the show. I have Dish but I guess that makes no difference.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Cue tones messed or skipped that time to insert local ads.
     

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