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A&E digitally speeds up Sopranos reruns

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Topic: A&E digitally speeds up Sopranos reruns
Posted By: ThreadKiller
Subject: A&E digitally speeds up Sopranos reruns
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2008 at 3:49am
I was off work a few days this week and stopped my "honeydew" chores long enough to grab a sandwich and watch some TV...think it was mid afternoon. Watched a couple minutes of a Sopranos rerun and thought at first there was something wrong with the TV. Image seemed sort of jerky. I checked a couple other channels, no problem there.
 
Finally realized it looked like when my DVD player is on its slowest fast forward speed. I suspect A&E is digitally speeding up the program just slightly, but enough to make the motion jerky, so they can fit in MORE COMMERCIALS.  AngryAngryAngryAngryAngry
I'm not surprised that they do this, but when they do it to the extent that it degrades the program quality, it's just a bit much.


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Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2008 at 4:25am
Stations often 'speed up' syndicated shows in order to fit in another commercial or two.  Or cut out a scene here or there for the same reason.  Usually they'll do both....

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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2008 at 4:27am
my dad suspected this except it was about Without A Trace

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Posted By: 70s80s
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2008 at 3:39pm
GSN does this ALL THE TIME on just about EVERY SHOW!

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