picture in picture "playing through commercials"

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This picture in picture "playing through commercials" garbage is the most evil form of advertising that i could imagine. The golf is tiny and no sound. I totally miss everything that happens. I'd rather just watch commercials. I pray they don't make this standard for all tournaments. I have a bad feeling
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  • mjen43mjen43  980WRX Points: 172Members Posts: 980 Golden Tee
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    change the channel? pretend its a normal commercial break?
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  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Northern California 2382WRX Points: 413Handicap: 2.0Members Posts: 2,382 Platinum Tees
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    We hate it, too. Didn't buy a 61" tv in order to watch an 18" picture with no sound. I can't concentrate on either picture.



    Bugs me that they act like they're doing us a favor when, in reality, it's all about taking away the ability to DVR it and skip through the commercials.
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  • StiffShaftStiffShaft  163WRX Points: 74Members Posts: 163 Fairways
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    mjen43 wrote:


    change the channel? pretend its a normal commercial break?




    Yeah but they don't revisit the stuff they show in picture in picture. I'd just miss it. They pretend like they're doing you a favor by showing you a tiny box of golf while they're force feeding you DL3 pamphlet commercials
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  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War  3452WRX Points: 522Members Posts: 3,452 Titanium Tees
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    capitalism...they pay millions for the rights....not sure how else they can pay their bills....
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  • StiffShaftStiffShaft  163WRX Points: 74Members Posts: 163 Fairways
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    Man_O_War wrote:


    capitalism...they pay millions for the rights....not sure how else they can pay their bills....




    this is brand new. how did they pay their bills before?
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct  28286WRX Points: 4,684Members Posts: 28,286 Titanium Tees
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    I like it. I wish they did it the whole time and for all TV in general.
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  • HighSpeedSceneHighSpeedScene  3183WRX Points: 1Banned Posts: 3,183 Bunkers
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    StiffShaft wrote:

    Man_O_War wrote:


    capitalism...they pay millions for the rights....not sure how else they can pay their bills....




    this is brand new. how did they pay their bills before?




    Have you turned down many raises or bonuses?
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  • StiffShaftStiffShaft  163WRX Points: 74Members Posts: 163 Fairways
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    StiffShaft wrote:

    Man_O_War wrote:


    capitalism...they pay millions for the rights....not sure how else they can pay their bills....




    this is brand new. how did they pay their bills before?




    Have you turned down many raises or bonuses?




    There's a line. I wouldn't do anything for money. They're ruining the coverage.
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  • PZeroPZero  11614WRX Points: 950Handicap: 3Members Posts: 11,614 Titanium Tees
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    I prefer it to having to just watch a commercial. It's better than nothing.
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    I don't mind it, like others say, better golf than no golf if they must have commercials. I mute the announcers a lot of the time anyway. One of them called Rory's SW a "sand iron" earlier...painful
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    I don't think they're playing more commercials than normal. Isn't a small window better than nothing?
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  • StiffShaftStiffShaft  163WRX Points: 74Members Posts: 163 Fairways
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    PZero wrote:


    I prefer it to having to just watch a commercial. It's better than nothing.




    They haven't eliminated commercial breaks. They have regular commercial breaks and "play through commercial" breaks
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    You should vote with your wallet then. If you're not willing to not tune in, you're voting that it's totally worth it.



    Everyone likes to complain, few like to take action
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    You should vote with your wallet then. If you're not willing to not tune in, you're voting that it's totally worth it.



    Everyone likes to complain, few like to take action




    duh. fix it or i'm gone. i'm not putting up with this. hopefully they hear the valid complaints
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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool!  6359WRX Points: 308Members Posts: 6,359 Titanium Tees
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    I wonder if they're discounted the ad fees?



    If I were paying to have commercial shown for my widget, i think I'd want the whole screen.
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    I didn't mind to be honest.
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    Wow instead of a commercial break with no golf at all they at least keep the action going and you still complain.
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  • UCBananaboyUCBananaboy  1090WRX Points: 86Members Posts: 1,090 Platinum Tees
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    I wouldn't mind it if they would go back to show a replay in full-screen of stuff that happened during the picture-in-picture.



    Instead, we get back to full-screen and then hear the announcer say "as you saw during our Playing Through... Sergio stuffed it" with no replay.
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  • SlickT73SlickT73  343WRX Points: 62Members Posts: 343 Greens
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    Given the alternative of not seeing the golf, this is vastly superior.



    I'd rather see a constant ad ticker on the bottom than the current TV paradigm.
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    I wonder if they're discounted the ad fees?



    If I were paying to have commercial shown for my widget, i think I'd want the whole screen.




    Probably no discount; the trade off is that the millions who DVR can't fast forward through your spot.
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    There are only a handfull of matches. If not for "playing through", you would see these shots after the break. I say no to these playing through ads.
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    .......the key is to mute TV during then it wont distract from watchin for a minute. They did it during some key shots so had to watch haha.....
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  • JaNelson38JaNelson38  2818WRX Points: 612Members Posts: 2,818 Titanium Tees
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    StiffShaft wrote:


    This picture in picture "playing through commercials" garbage is the most evil form of advertising that i could imagine. The golf is tiny and no sound. I totally miss everything that happens. I'd rather just watch commercials. I pray they don't make this standard for all tournaments. I have a bad feeling




    Buy a ticket and go to the event then.



    Cripes, you just saw the Ryder Cup for free on network TV. All you needed was a TV and a digital antenna. And you're complaining that the network didn't make the picture in picture box bigger? LOL
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  • darpar1darpar1  253WRX Points: 23Handicap: 7.8Members Posts: 253 Greens
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    I thought the coverage on Friday when it was on TGC,was way better than when NBC took over on the weekend.
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  • SnipermanSniperman  2027WRX Points: 125Members Posts: 2,027 Platinum Tees
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    StiffShaft wrote:


    This picture in picture "playing through commercials" garbage is the most evil form of advertising that i could imagine. The golf is tiny and no sound. I totally miss everything that happens. I'd rather just watch commercials. I pray they don't make this standard for all tournaments. I have a bad feeling




    Are you serious? So you'd rather watch the same commercial you've seen probably a hundred times versus continuously watching the event where each shot could change the outcome of the match? I'd rather watch silent golf anytime there's a commercial... Except maybe when it's one of those "****" Carl's Jr ads (in Cali)



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    PVR it and watch it later? Much more bearable.
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  • PZeroPZero  11614WRX Points: 950Handicap: 3Members Posts: 11,614 Titanium Tees
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    darpar1 wrote:


    I thought the coverage on Friday when it was on TGC,was way better than when NBC took over on the weekend.




    Maybe, but not by much. Coverage was pretty awful all well. The worst part was coverage started at say 12 on NBC, you didn't see any golf until 12:10 because they diddle around. Then you get 3 or 4 shots, then 6 minutes of commercials.



    And they wonder why people are ditching cable TV.
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    I would rather watch the commercial than have the teensiest tiniest picture where I can't discern anything and not have the shots I missed covered. It is like having a naked supermodel on the other side of the room and someone standing in front of you telling you that you can't look. There is basically no point.
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  • StiffShaftStiffShaft  163WRX Points: 74Members Posts: 163 Fairways
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    PVR it and watch it later? Much more bearable.




    They are blending the golf coverage and commercials in a really greedy and half-assed way. I'm just saying this is really bad incase anyone hasn't figured it out yet. Even if you DVR it you still get force fed advertising. I don't mind watching commercials but what they did this week was unpresentable. They did "picture in picture" during critical golf shots. I'd rather they keep the commercials and the golf separate and edit it so i see everything important.
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