Controversial Device Squeezes More Ads Into TV Programming

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  1. Norm

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    For several years now, I have been able to pick out time compressed material quite easily. The analog time compression hardware left some very noticeable artifacts. I work in a facility that just purchased the digital version of the Time Machine described in the link above. I was simply amazed at the quality this box outputs. I watched as 15 minutes of programming was shortened by 30 seconds, and none of the usual tell-tale signs were present.

    While I am not to thrilled that the average hour of network programming is actually running about 43 minutes (and shrinking!), I am pleased that there is a relatively seamless way to salvage longer movies and older TV shows so that material doesn't have to be completely edited out.
     
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    The question is, if they do this on the original broadcast, will the DVD box sets be time compressed as well?
     
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    There's no reason to time compress the DVDs, they aren't selling ad time
     
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    When TNN reran the 1976-1985 sitcom "Alice," starring Linda Lavin, it was very obviously time-compressed so they could keep all the scenes intact.
     
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    This broadcast technology has been used around for almost twenty years now.
     

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