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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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#81 OFFLINE   Dude111

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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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#82 OFFLINE   Nighthawk68

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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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#84 OFFLINE   unixguru

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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.

#85 OFFLINE   maartena

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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.


DTV = Digital Television




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