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TheMoose 09-30-2007 08:57 PM

Are network executives trying to Pi** us off?
 
First it was the network "Bug" in the corner of the screen letting us know we are watching their network, well I tuned to it so I know what I'm watching, now I cant read the translations on the History channel because the damn bug is covering 1/3 of it & older plasmas are permanently branded with them!

Tivo's & DVR's are everywhere, why is it so hard to flag your shows so my record series (season pass) doesn't miss half the new shows or record the old episodes I don't want to watch again?

Why must you waste 1/3 of the screen several times an episode with some cartoon animation that is nothing but more advertising for your network?

Why oh why must you use "Stretch-O-Vision?
Just because you are now an HD channel doesn't mean we should have to watch stretched out distorted SD programs!
Band of Brothers is one of my all time favorite series, I never miss it when it's on, until this weekend, History channel HD stretched their SD copy of the film to fill the screen & it looked like crap, I refused to watch it & sent them an email complaining about it!

And finally who decided it would be a good idea to have some shows 61 to 65 min long?
Does it keep me on that channel to watch the next show? NO! it pi**es me off when I miss the start of a show on another channel!

Honestly, who are these monkeys that are paid millions of $$$$$ to run the networks, is there enough people out there that these tricks work on that they continue to use them or are they just pi**ing everyone off?

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kennyt 10-01-2007 03:35 AM

Re: Are network executives trying to Pi** us off?
 
I couldn't agree more about the little ads/station ID's in the lower right hand corner. I am sure studio exec's own plasmas and must know about burn in, given that, why the F%$# are they continuosly displaying something that has the potential to ruin our sets!

J.J. 10-01-2007 03:41 PM

Re: Are network executives trying to Pi** us off?
 
I have kids and the kids channels are almost all commercials anyway and now they are bombarded with advertisments during the shows as well. Enough is enough.

tigeraudio2007 10-01-2007 04:33 PM

Re: Are network executives trying to Pi** us off?
 
I'm right there with you Moose. I stopped watching network television a long time ago. Those few shows that I do watch, I do so only off my DVR, never live. I could deal with the logo in the corner. It was annoying at first, but I got over it. Oh but then the logos got bigger and bigger, and then those stupid, godforsaken animated promos that take up the bottom half your screen during the show. And as if that wasn't bad enough, they add super loud sound effects to the animations (sirens, narration, you name it). That was it. I said enough is enough and left the realm of network television and began to grown my DVD collection and tune to the movie channels. I can live without Survivor and Temptation Island and Boot Camp and all those other lame reality shows thank you very much.

JerryDelColliano 10-01-2007 04:54 PM

Re: Are network executives trying to Pi** us off?
 
I would say you get what you pay for - implying that TV programming is free but IT ISN'T....

We pay through the ASS for both cable and sat.

This would likely take a class action suit to fix and the suit would likely lose

tigeraudio2007 10-01-2007 04:57 PM

Re: Are network executives trying to Pi** us off?
 
Way to kill the vibe there Jerry. We like our rants. No logic allowed on this one.


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