FOX New York and Ally MacBeal Audio

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  1. Scooter

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    Anyone else watch this in that market and notice the audio was reversed??? You would think that they would be able to get left and right correct!!!!

    Geez....
     
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    I've had situations here in Florida where Fox programs had the left and right reversed. I don't know if this is due to the local affiliate or the network. I would hope these instances are bad routing at the affiliate level!

    However, I do work for a less-watched network and we occasionally receive tapes (air copies are created by the network from the masters) where the audio is reversed. Most of my colleagues never notice it. I always report the tape as defective, but it often comes back saying "Could not find any problems."

    Welcome to broadcasting in the 21st century.
     
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    I wasn't especially distracted by it. In fact, the only place it was especially noticeable was the David E. Kelley logo at the end, where the old lady gets knocked down right to left, but the punch was left to right.

    M.
     
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    I noticed it in a few places...doors opening and closing...characters talking..etc.

    Also..should we expect Ally MacBeal The 2 Hour Event L.E.??

    There were 2 scenes in the ads that were not in the show last night!
     
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    At least you seem to have some kind of stereo on it... the local Fox affiliate here shoves what seems to be the same channel out of all 5 speakers. I have to use the "3-stereo" setting on my receiver in order to get decent sound. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
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    How frikkin' big is Bon Jovi's cranium? It dwarfs Ally's cranium by 40% or more.
    Ricci was scaring me with the wide forehead of hers. And yes, she's really puny now. I guess boobs are on the way out in Hollywood.
    The scene with the taxis was the real genuinely funny bit in the 2 hours.
    But, I still watch the show, so I guess I'm part of the problem. [​IMG]
     
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    Hey the Simpsons has been reversed for me for years. I'm just too lazy to call or complain to anyone about it. [​IMG]
     
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    I noticed this for the first time in last Sunday's Simpsons, when there was a sound that was supposed to come from one side of the screen, but came fromt he speaker on the other side. Why can't they fix this? [​IMG]
     
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    2 reasons..sloppy engineering in transmission and the fact there aren't any "Showmen" anymore...who care more about presentation that inserting as many promos as they can or when their next coffee break is.
     

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