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So it's not just our set.  One of the few TV shows I watch (or watched, now
that it has ended) is House, MD and the past year or so the synch between
audio and picture has been terrible, almost like watching a dubbed foreign
film.  We don't have cable or satellite, so this over the airwaves.

Gene

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> A trend that has been apparent to me for a while - that I find most
> annoying - is audio the doesn't sync up with what I'm seeing on the
> television. This is especially apparent on the news on my local "indy"
> station ("indy" because they use FOX news as their basis). The lips just do
> not match up with the audio feed on imported material (looks fine for the
> local newscaster, though). Why is that? I'd think there would be a single,
> end-of-chain solution to out of sync material received, no?
> Seems that the big three get it right most of the time, though. I'd watch
> one of them but I find each of their anchors, their "news as entertainment"
> policies, and the stations politics objectionable and so forgo the pleasure.
> I've written them numerous times and get no answers.
> Malcolm in the Middle of the Pacific
>
> *******
>
> On 6/7/2012 12:40 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
>
>> And I still do my time-shifting with TV using VHS tapes (I have four
>> working machines and 50 new tapes stockpiled, so I should be able to
>> continue this for another decade or so). And I have and enjoy hundreds of
>> laserdiscs (although I've now given away all of my pre-recorded VHS tapes
>> except those that never made it to LD or DVD). I know full well how much
>> "sharper" and "brighter" HD TV is, in fact that's what comes down my cable
>> (and then gets converted to channel 3 NTSC with a little box on each TV set
>> and VCR), but I don't need to see the newscaster's caked makeup covering
>> the age spots or the grass blades under the baseball. And I resent the
>> constant frozen/pixellated pictures, jumps and pauses and near-constant
>> lack of sync between sound and picture on some channels. Also, the local
>> news stations have lower quality broadcasts than ever because they seem to
>> have fired all humans in the studio and rely on robo-camera and
>> distorted/often-failing "automated" audio. Not to mention the ultimate
>> garbage-low-class move by the networks, using such things as Skype
>> (blurry/frozen/jumpy picture and unintelligable audio) over national news
>> broadcasts. Just because you CAN use a laptop camera or a cellphone camera
>> doesn't mean you SHOULD on national TV.
>>
>> -- Tom Fine
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine" <
>> [log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:20 AM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Seeking studio monitor comments
>>
>>
>>  Hi Rod:
>>>
>>> I haven't had CRT computer monitors for years now, but I still have all
>>> CRT NTSC televisions.
>>>
>>> -- Tom Fine
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roderic G Stephens" <
>>> [log in to unmask]>
>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:52 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Seeking studio monitor comments
>>>
>>>
>>> Well, I DO still have a CRT monitor even sitting on top of my left three
>>> way speaker, but I put tin foil underneath to cut down on the lack of color
>>> purity (discolored on the bottom), but fortunately, I also have a flat
>>> screen I use for most of my feedback from one of my computers and my online
>>> Yamaha tuner/amp (it goes online to stream FM channels). I'm even old tech
>>> in that I'm writing this using a Sceptre 16" P73 monitor with this old XP
>>> computer, although I did just update it to a full 2GB of memory.
>>> So, like Tom, I believe in keeping old technology running. I'm even
>>> eventually going to replace the capacitors on my Teac tuner/amp that I
>>> replaced with my Yamaha.
>>>
>>> Rod Stephens
>>>
>>> --- On Wed, 6/6/12, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> From: Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Seeking studio monitor comments
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 8:15 PM
>>>
>>> Hi, Tyra,
>>>
>>> This is a dead issue--unless you have CRT monitors, which I don't think
>>> anyone does anymore (except me).
>>>
>>> Shielding in this instance refers to MAGNETIC shielding so that the
>>> magnets in the speakers don't affect the deflection of a TV set or computer
>>> monitor. LCD monitors don't care. It's also generally a "right next to"
>>> issue even with the CRT monitors. A few feet makes it go away mostly.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Richard
>>>
>>> On 2012-06-06 9:39 PM, Grant, Tyra wrote:
>>>
>>>> One question: the Genelecs are supposed to be shielded and the Mackies
>>>> don't seem to be. We weren't sure---could this be a significant factor
>>>> or
>>>> is it just something that sounds good but in fact not worth all that
>>>> much
>>>> more in practical terms?
>>>>
>>>
>>> -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
>>> Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
>>> http://www.richardhess.com/**tape/contact.htm<http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm>
>>> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
>>>
>>>
>>