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CBS Wins in Federal Appeals Court

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by LarryFlowers, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Scott in FL

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    You got me curious, so I searched for 7 second delay broadcast video equipment. I really didn't think it existed. Audio yes, but not video. Guess what I found??? ABC apparently used a 5 second delay when they broadcast the 2005 Super Bowl.

    http://www.tvsquad.com/2006/02/04/abc-puts-a-5-second-delay-on-super-bowl/

    I stand corrected! :grin:
     
  2. jkane

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    The delay would be weird. Our neighbors have a party every year and watch on TV, but listen on the radio so they get local commentary.
     
  3. tsmacro

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    Nah, people should've just decided to be rational about the whole thing to begin with. It was total non-event and there was no reason for anyone to get excited about it. The farthest it should've gotten was for those people who were actually traumatized by seeing Janet's breast should've written CBS to express their displeasure. The odd thing is that the only people who really saw anything had to be the people that rewound and then paused the broadcast to begin with because it happened so quickly in real time that you really didn't see anything anyway. Perfect example both my wife and I were watching at the time and when "it" happened and although we were both watching neither one of us even realized we got a flash of Janet's breast it happened so quick, who knows maybe we both blinked right at that moment and missed it. But neither one of us even knew what had happened until the next day and heard the news reports of "OMG!!!! Everbody saw Janet's breast after her jacket was ripped off!!!" And both my wife and I were like "huh? when did this happen?" After all we were watching the whole thing and didn't see a thing. Like I said a total non-event that was completely made into a "issue" by hype, first by the media and then the conservative groups who latched on and made it their latest "cause" to write letters to the FCC, people who probably also didn't really actually see anthing offensive either but someone told them there was nekkid breasts on tv that could've corrupted their precious children so they complained by god! It was nothing, should've been allowed to die a quiet death, the fact that the FCC and lawyers, guns and money were even involved is ridiculous and the fact we're still talking about it is even more ludicrous.
     
  4. Tower Guy

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  5. Richard King

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    Delays have also been used for a multitude of awards programs in recent years.
     
  6. jclewter79

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    Well, I am glad CBS is off the hook on this deal. It was a little rash to throw a fine out there before they were able to prove whether CBS know about the plan or not.
     
  7. rcoleman111

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    So in your opinion, I suppose there should never be any live TV. Everything should be on a delay so that nobody every sees or hears anything considered "indecent" on TV. Is that what you're saying?
     
  8. scooper

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    Have you ever done a side by side comparison of watching OTA vs DBS ? I see AT LEAST a 7 second delay...
     
  9. rcoleman111

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    I've seen a delay of a couple of seconds on so. What difference does that make? Are you saying there shouldn't be any live TV, just because there's a slight delay on satellite anyway?
     
  10. phox_mulder

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    Try doing a side by side by side by side comparison of OTA-SD, OTA-HD, Cable SD, Cable HD and Satellite SD/HD.

    Anywhere from a 2 second delay to a 10+ second delay.

    We monitor all our signals coming back from all sources, see something happen on one screen, you can see it happen over and over and over again all around the room.

    (TV Master Control)

    phox
     
  11. ziggy29

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    Except for people who watch local football games on TV but prefer to listen to the radio call for the audio. They'd hear the results of the play 7 seconds before they saw it.
     

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