Uncut ST:TNG in March without black bar

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  1. Daniel Kikin

    Daniel Kikin Screenwriter

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    TNN Brings Fans "Trek Uncut"

    Although I have the box sets, this is good news. Maybe if they get really good ratings, they'll consider removing the black bar for some other shows or even permanently.
     
  2. Paul W

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    Too late. I already have the box sets. Thank you Paramount. **** you TNN.

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  4. Jack Briggs

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    As you've been saying, too little too late.

    Those seven silvery boxsets residing in my shelves have been enabling me to view the series in consecutive order with no interruptions nor onscreen logos nor compressed images because of the black message bar, etc., etc. 'Sides, the picture quality has never been better, as with the sound.

    Interesting, though, that TNN's press release is a tacit admission to the unpopularity of that stupid message bar.

    Why do people even bother with so trashy a network as TNN?
     
  5. Daniel Kikin

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    I was thinking the same thing Jack, they're fessing up to their mistake. With the season sets, there's no reason to bother with TNN.
     
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    Well, I'll buck the trend. I have three of the box sets, plan to get the rest, and have no plans to watch episodes on TNN. Still, kudos to them for seeing the error of their ways and making a change. Maybe if we support this effort, other networks will take notice and scrap any future plans to add an information bar to their broadcasts. Fortunately, the only other examples--Oxygen is the only one that comes to mind, actually--are networks I don't watch.
     
  8. Jeff Kleist

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    it's not a permanent change though
     
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    Ahh. Well, forget what I said, then. I'll leave my original post as a testament to what happens when you don't read the linked press release. [​IMG] :b
     
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  12. Jeff Kleist

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    Nope, WWF programming is exempt from the curse of the black bar
     
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    I will never understand why they include the black bar. I flat out don't watch TNN because of it. I'm not extremely principled its just when I watch a program with it I find it so distracting that it drives me so crazy that I flip to something else after a couple minutes.
     
  14. Jeff Kleist

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    Benson, I think they assume that most of their viewers need a long, LONG time to read what dem der purty pic-turs are [​IMG]
     
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    I think it must be affecting them ratings wise. Correct me if I'm wrong but none of their non wwf original programming are hits. It makes their station look cheap. I know many here hate any kind of station bug but I and many others wouldn't care so much if it showed the program title but was translucent.
     
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    I wouldn't go even that far. I prefer a screen occupied only by the programming, not continuous advertising and distraction.
     
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    I said goodbye to TNN when I purchased my first TNG season set. I'll never go back, bars or no bars. There's no way TNN can make up for all the aggravation!
     

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