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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

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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
>> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
>>
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