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Topic # 111119 24-Oct-2012 19:57

Woooooooaaaaahhhhh. Hold on there!

Probably not just a Freeview forum thing. The old fair go ad awards was/is on and they had a segment on shouty commercials and their volume compared with programmes.

Righto: your best and worst channels for ad break volume.... Bring it on.

I grab at the remote a lot with Prime.




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  Reply # 705915 24-Oct-2012 20:48
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What ads?
Never watch anything live with the MediaPortal TV Server. :)






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  Reply # 705930 24-Oct-2012 21:02

Oh, that must suck ;)




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  Reply # 705934 24-Oct-2012 21:08
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Tend to record everything on (elderly) Panny DVD recorder before viewing. It has a magic 60 second ad-skip button, so I virtually never watch anything live or see ads. Problem solved.

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  Reply # 705939 24-Oct-2012 21:14
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+1 to MediaPortal TV Server.

I have to say that broadcast television is really at a crossroads, a bit like the music industry was. I think the future really has to be subscription based, on-demand content. Kind of like Spotify for TV.

Has anybody noticed how many ads have crept into their very expensive Sky subscription???




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  Reply # 705949 24-Oct-2012 21:25

So let's say, hypothetically that you had to watch live tv? What then? Apocalypse... No marmite, marmageddon??

But how would the ads sound then?




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  Reply # 705982 24-Oct-2012 21:49
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blur: +1 to MediaPortal TV Server.

I have to say that broadcast television is really at a crossroads, a bit like the music industry was. I think the future really has to be subscription based, on-demand content. Kind of like Spotify for TV.

Has anybody noticed how many ads have crept into their very expensive Sky subscription???


No, i have mysky and only watch live sports or ESPN and if watching a channel and adds come on , i have another 30 or so channels to switch to, so i never see the adds 




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  Reply # 706007 24-Oct-2012 22:20
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hdinsider: So let's say, hypothetically that you had to watch live tv? What then? Apocalypse... No marmite, marmageddon??

But how would the ads sound then?


Hypothetically, they wouldn't - I would either mute them or change channels when they came on.

But even with FTA TV it's not hard - press record, 15 minutes later press play, skip each ad break. After 45 minutes you have watched the "hour long" show and caught up, reclaimed 15 minutes of your life, and not seen an ad.

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  Reply # 706232 25-Oct-2012 12:33
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hdinsider:  The old fair go ad awards was/is on and they had a segment on shouty commercials and their volume compared with programmes.

And the story included an engineer's report that this was about to be ended by technology.

It sounds like they're about to introduce Dolby Dialog Normalization. If set up properly this can work very well.

Here's hoping - and that other broadcasters will follow.


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  Reply # 706237 25-Oct-2012 12:40
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TV3 claim to have implimented measures some time ago, but I do notice that the odd AC3 5.1 show will end and the voice-over at the end of it can often start as loud and then drop down in volume as it goes.

They do claim its a hard thing to manage other than the peak output level, but theres no difference in volume but how 'loud' you perceive it

http://www.tv3.co.nz/Why-does-the-volume-go-up-when-the-commercials-come-on/tabid/52/articleID/9570/Default.aspx

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