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Post Posted: Jan 11, 2017 10:50 am 
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Just a thought about newscast of Trump this morning, or many newscasts now. The main screen very narrow with lovely, slow moving blue bands above and below the main picture. Then below all that was a news band running constantly. The different time zones bottom right. To top it off they split the screen in half and showed the person speaking and Mr. Trump and others on half the screen. Is it just my poor focus? Am I senile? or is it just extremely difficult to concentrate on a speaker with all the graphics, numbers and words constantly moving? I finally turned it off in frustration. :(


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No, I can't multi-task either! LOL


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And networks wonder why their viewership is down? :roll:


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There is too much visually distracting material that program producers are trying to cram into a small space. It started a long time ago when TV programming began putting a "bug" in the corner to identify the channel. It grew from there to pop-up little promotions for upcoming shows taking up more screen real estate, then a banner along the bottom of the screen, then two banners, now split screens with one screen on a loop of the news footage and one of the person speaking. Large screen TVs have encouraged the producers to slap even more on the viewing area. Personally, I don't like it at all. One gets fragments of information and can't concentrate on the main point of the story. No wonder people get mixed messages and don't know what's going on.


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Yes, cramming in as much info as possible. That makes sense, the moving color graphics have no obvious purpose. I remember years ago when computers had those annoying flashing ads, I could at least place a post- it note over those so I could focus. TV too large and too many moving areas for that. Sigh!


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Can't handle it all either. Makes my head spin.

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Isn't High Def great? In days gone by I'd watch a full screen of TV. Now I can watch an AVs game recap where the "old" part of the screen is the main picture and all that extra wide TV I paid for is an ad for Prostate Screening! On the football games, they show the cheerleaders on occasion. ...With graphics covering them up.

One business channel was putting 6 experts in boxes on the screen at the same time! Plus 2 scollers at the bottom. Unfortunately, they all had microphones turned on. I use MUTE now.

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Thanks, I thought it was just me not adapting to the newer and better and more and busier. Great of them to fill our screens LOL


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No, you're just nuts. :)




:animated laughing:

I have the same trouble. I have to replay some segments several times: once for the overall effect, again to realize I need to replay it, then to watch the footage, then to listen carefully, and then to read the captions. :smiley: :eye crazy:

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No, you're just nuts. :)

:animated laughing:

I have the same trouble. I have to replay some segments several times: once for the overall effect, again to realize I need to replay it, then to watch the footage, then to listen carefully, and then to read the captions. :smiley: :eye crazy:


Well, pretty sure TV and computer caused it. Atrophy of the brain tissue followed by running in the woods with wild laughter.


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".. running in the woods with wild laughter"

Uh-oh, is that a bad sign?


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