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Program Overlays Gone Too Far

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Poll: What kinds of program overlays are OK? (214 member(s) have cast votes)

What kinds of program overlays are OK?

  1. None (75 votes [35.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.05%

  2. Channel logo all the time (21 votes [9.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.81%

  3. Ad all the time (2 votes [0.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.93%

  4. Brief channel logo (92 votes [42.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.99%

  5. Brief ad (5 votes [2.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.34%

  6. Factiods (19 votes [8.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.88%

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#76 OFFLINE   unixguru



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:00 PM


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#77 OFFLINE   Hoosier205


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:07 PM


Why? Because we choose to blame who is actually at fault? I understand that you are on some personal mission against overzelous graphic, it is misguided to waste your time attacking the wrong people.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:32 AM

I'm pretty sure the USA logo is permanently burned into an older plasma in my house, thanks to my wife basically watching that channel 24/7.

I am against constant channel logos.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

We have a local channel in Milwaukee (WISN-TV; ABC affiliate) that wants to make ABSOLUTELY SURE you know what channel you are watching AT ALL TIMES. During ABC network programming, they cleverly add WISN-TV to the ABC logo in the lower right portion of the screen. In addition, a large ad for a different ABC show appears in the lower left portion of the screen during the entire show. This is going too far!!

Luckily, none of the other local stations have gone this far (yet).

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

Ire might better be directed to those content providers who are crossing your boundaries- you being anyone who's upset over this. I don't like any of them, but am o.k. with some.

So, write your History channel, your ABC's, ESPNs, whatever. Tell them you're not watching their programming because of it. If you really want more leverage, write the companies who advertise on those shows.

It's simply not a DIRECTV topic.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

Are you tired of seeing station logos and advertisements overlaying your programs?

Yes its a major pain!!!!!

I dont watch many things anymore due to this bs!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

I find it a pain with excessive and large ads, Sci Fi (syfy) is bad, TNT really bad, and I was also very annoyed with the example in the OP, too much.
I know it is from the channel itself, not Directv or Dish.

FFIW I voted for Brief/occasional channel logo. However, I am totally against the logos on premium channels.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

And why cant they put the bug in the corner of the picture. NOOO they have to put it slightly left/ and up from the corner.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

And why cant they put the bug in the corner of the picture. NOOO they have to put it slightly left/ and up from the corner.

Probably has to do with standard def. One way to view HD programs on standard def is to clip the 16:9 to 4:3 before rescaling the resolution. That throws away the far left/right sides. Old analog TVs typically overscan which throws part of the top/bottom off the screen.

These channels don't want to produce separate streams so they do everything in HD with anticipation that it will get altered somewhere downstream for SD.

Some channels put the ads in the upper right and they are the same way - shifted left and down.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

Not directly. Never said it was.

I think he was probably referring to the fact that this forum is DirecTV Programming, and that this topic probably would have been better placed in the TV Show Talk forum, which is more general and not specifically related to DirecTV or Dish.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:50 AM

I made that point a long time ago.

This is not a DirecTV issue.

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