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Program Overlays Gone Too Far

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by unixguru, Dec 13, 2012.

What kinds of program overlays are OK?

  1. None

    0 vote(s)
  2. Channel logo all the time

    75 vote(s)
  3. Ad all the time

    21 vote(s)
  4. Brief channel logo

    2 vote(s)
  5. Brief ad

    92 vote(s)
  6. Factiods

    5 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    Yes its a major pain!!!!!

    I dont watch many things anymore due to this bs!
  2. Nighthawk68

    Nighthawk68 Godfather

    Oct 14, 2004
    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.
  3. B Newt

    B Newt Icon

    Aug 12, 2007
    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.
  4. unixguru

    unixguru Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    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.
  5. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    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.
  6. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I made that point a long time ago.


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