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Topic # 63067 20-Jun-2010 12:22
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Personally finding the background noise incredibly irritating and over powering all other aspects of the game. So much so I have resorted to watching the games on mute until sky or OB can filter it out!

Interested to know other peoples thoughts on this forum as I am surprised to read on stuff.co.nz that no one has complained to Sky about it.

Is it just me and I need to get over it or are there other similar minded people?

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  Reply # 343430 20-Jun-2010 12:25
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soccer ( or football ) is not my thing, but was in the pub watching one game, and the sound drove me mad. decided then i wouldn't watch another game haha. can you tweak the freqs on your tv set or HT to drop out the low freq hum?

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  Reply # 343434 20-Jun-2010 12:51
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its even worse with 5.1 sound, it just gets isolated on to a couple of speakers and it sounds like you are in a bee hive,




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  Reply # 343469 20-Jun-2010 14:59
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  Reply # 343471 20-Jun-2010 15:17
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A good sportsman has the ability to "switch off" any and every interruption around them.

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  Reply # 343491 20-Jun-2010 17:26
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I have switched audio commentary from the Sky commentator to the alternative (same commentator as was running on TVNZ) and it seemed to have a much quieter background to it.

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  Reply # 343492 20-Jun-2010 17:32
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Yeah it is very, very annoying. i see on the bbc feed(that i watch online sometimes), has filtered it out. so maybe sky/tvnz will follow

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  Reply # 343641 21-Jun-2010 09:15
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I feel like grabbing a vuvuzela and shoving it up the inventor's arts!!!

Some clown had one at the club I played against on Saturday...God those things are loud! take a trumpet, add an airhorn and you'll know what i mean.

I feel so sorry for anyone that's actually there.

I hope they start to filter them for our broadcasts...I hate the sound...it's ruining the greatest sporting event in the world.




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  Reply # 343691 21-Jun-2010 10:53
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If your AV / TV allows you some equalisation control, a notch @ 300Hz will mask out most of the drone.

As a side note, I read somewhere that the local NZ importer has sold out of several thousand of these danged things. Hope that they don't make any inroads into our sporting events. Mooloo bells are one thing, and are local colour, but these damned things are an import, and we don't need them here !!!




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  Reply # 343712 21-Jun-2010 11:43
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I've only watched one game on One, but I didn't find them that annoying.

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  Reply # 343956 21-Jun-2010 21:34
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They drive me crazy, so much so I won't watch the games now.

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  Reply # 343984 21-Jun-2010 22:47
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It obviously would be better without it.


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