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  • kcsfkcsf Santa Fe, NM 1218WRX Points: 297Handicap: 5Members Posts: 1,218 Platinum Tees
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    bscinstnct wrote:


    I like it. I wish they did it the whole time and for all TV in general.




    Absolutely agree. I'd much rather see uninterrupted play (even w/o sound) than just a commercial. I wish they'd implement this in all golf tournaments. Or a pay per view w/o commercials at all.
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  • PompsPomps  975WRX Points: 80Handicap: 2.9Members Posts: 975 Golden Tee
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    So terrible
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    Life is good if that's your main complaint right now
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  • straightshot7straightshot7  3484WRX Points: 989Members Posts: 3,484 Titanium Tees
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    You should make an app that is exclusively for golf fans at the tournament to upload their videos to.



    Like snapchat or periscope but exclusively for golf and fans at the tournament



    Just an idea. Was thinking how to use internet and technology to eliminate dependence on the networks



    Internet tv going to take over eventually and I know there's no substitute for the professional productions, but alternatives cut into their dominance and force them to maybe make it a better. I dont mind it as it is for now. Its well done
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  • PretzelPretzel  105WRX Points: 15Handicap: +1.2Members Posts: 105 Bunkers
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    I honestly preferred it to the alternative of cutting to a commercial break. I don't need to hear the commentators blab about what's going on when I can see it for myself. I liked that I could still follow the action by watching, and I didn't have any issues seeing what was going on when I was ~25 feet away from the 50" TV in the pro shop.
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  • Rene GouletRene Goulet  80WRX Points: 1Members Posts: 80 Bunkers
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    My way through that was to give the broadcast a 1 hr head-start before watching. That way you can power through the PiP and enjoy the entire broadcast.
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    I would say they charge more for the play through commercial breaks. You can't fast forward through and the audio from the commercial paired with the small screen golf action was 10x more effective in my mind as far as actual advertisement. Thinking back I can remember several of the play through commercials during the Ryder Cup where as I couldn't tell you a single one from Monday Night Football last night. I would venture to say that we are seeing the future of golf commercials.
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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




    I'm watching a replay of the Ryder Cup final round. I'd forgotten how much I hated those play through commercials. I agree with all the comments about having a nice TV and a small PIP just way too hard to watch, and the commercial distracts from the golf. I also depend more and more on closed captioning to help me understand what's being said, and of course they don't caption during ads. Way too distracting for me.
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    JaNelson38 wrote:

    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




    Oh, yeah, just for the price of $1000 ticket, $500 airflight, $200 per night hotel plus food and drink. Free choice and all that.
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    There's a variation on this that I've seen (and detest) lately. When one tournament is wrapping, especially in the case of playoffs, and another tournament broadcast is starting, they'll show both at the same time in little PIPs. The first time I saw it was a month or so ago when the LPGA's Nomura beat Kerr in a long, and dreadfully slow example of Kerr playing slowly. They mostly showed them in a split screen, going full every once in a while. I find that really hard to follow. Also, I need close captioning to really understand, and that goes away when two events are playing simultaneously.
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    SlickT73 wrote:


    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.




    I cannot stnad the distraction of a rolling ticker. I would be in favor of this for ads since I cut a piece of black cardboard and tape it to the bottom of the TV to avoid the Fox rolling ticker.
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 30310WRX Points: 6,678Handicap: NONEMembers Posts: 30,310 Titanium Tees
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    real question.... has anyone here bought anything due to a TV commercial since they were 12? I cannot think of a single thing that i have .....TV commercials are so 1984..... we just dont ingest info that way anymore... we ignore them completely..
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    real question.... has anyone here bought anything due to a TV commercial since they were 12? I cannot think of a single thing that i have .....TV commercials are so 1984..... we just dont ingest info that way anymore... we ignore them completely..




    I'd say 1% of most people's purchases are due to tv marketing. Your post is spot on.
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    real question.... has anyone here bought anything due to a TV commercial since they were 12? I cannot think of a single thing that i have .....TV commercials are so 1984..... we just dont ingest info that way anymore... we ignore them completely..




    other than toys for my kids that they saw on TV, no
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  • new2g0lfnew2g0lf  3448WRX Points: 357Members Posts: 3,448 Titanium Tees
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    It's all about money. Advertisers know you DVR sporting events and fast forward past their commercials so they've created a way to force you to watch the commercial and the broadcasters get to charge extra for it.
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    real question.... has anyone here bought anything due to a TV commercial since they were 12? I cannot think of a single thing that i have .....TV commercials are so 1984..... we just dont ingest info that way anymore... we ignore them completely..


    So all these companies that spend millions for a 30 sec ad during the super bowl have no idea what they're doing?
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  • StiffShaftStiffShaft  163WRX Points: 74Members Posts: 163 Fairways
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    Oh no! They're trying it again.
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    Put me in the "like" camp.
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    cinnepa wrote:


    Put me in the "like" camp.




    I don't understand. This is not "likeable". They're **** us. Do you work for the golf channel? When you watch the superbowl are you just watching for the commercials?
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  • StiffShaftStiffShaft  163WRX Points: 74Members Posts: 163 Fairways
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    this is so evil
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  • timmy8151timmy8151  1111WRX Points: 130Handicap: 15.2Members Posts: 1,111 Platinum Tees
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    Not seeing this as something that evil. If in theory we are getting more golf coverage it's good thing. Doesn't matter to me if it's a small box.



    However, with the Open App and the television coverage I can always switch between the coverages.
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  • ETgolfETgolf  148WRX Points: 42Handicap: 11Members Posts: 148 Fairways
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    I love it. id rahter have small golf than no golf. Pretty baffled that this offends anyone this much lol
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    Direct TV and multiple channel... Just change to another...
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    I've watched the majority of The Open on a projector with a HD picture that measures about 140" which means the "little box of golf" is actually still a 50" tv or so for me. Problem solved.
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    I LOVE it..



    In fact, I constantly bring up the guide on my DirecTV box now just so I can watch the tiny golf all the time...



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    Your complaints make no sense. You either get



    1) a full commercial with no coverage

    2) side commercial with coverage and no announcers, which according to this forum, all golf announcers suck anyway.
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    Annoying, just run the commercial which can be muted as usual and skip the little golf picture..
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  • larrybudlarrybud Rochester Hills, MI 11581WRX Points: 470Handicap: 3.4Members Posts: 11,581 Titanium Tees
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    lol, I seriously don't get it. Don't watch the little golf picture then, and mute the TV as you're normally doing. If you DVR it, then fast forward through it.
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    I hope the folks at golf channel/NBC are listening to this. This play thru is killing me. I feel like half the shots take place during a play thru. I don't consider it that I'm receiving coverage during a play thru. I can barely see the screen and am receiving no commentary. It seems like they're so often! I also don't even notice what the advertisements are. I don't remember one from the entire tournament. It makes the viewing experience so much worse. I completely tune the entire broadcast out during them. When I DVR it, I fast forward through all playing thru. Please stop.
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    ETgolf wrote:


    I love it. id rahter have small golf than no golf. Pretty baffled that this offends anyone this much lol




    This times 1000.



    I guess some people would rather watch commercials with no golf. Bizarre!
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