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This Is Granada1,654 posts since 4 Jan 2003
The 5Select promo states freeview channel 55. My5 TV is currently on Ch54, so is this a mistake on the promo (which would not surprise me as this 5Select launch is coming across rather rushed and sloppy) or is the channel moving back to 55 where Channel 5+24 and My5 TV once was before they stupidly moved it to 54 to make way for 5Star+1 on 55.
Neighbours: Weekdays at 1:45/5:30pm on Channel 5
Birds of a Feather: Daily on the Drama Channel
PFMC841,149 posts since 28 Feb 2013
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It's a CGI rendering, would it have really cost them that much to go back and change the background lettering to S E L E C T? They already did it for P R I M E and it has the same number of differing letters. Or perhaps its subliminal, they want us to see "prime" and think these programmes are actually good...
noggin13,233 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Has anyone else noticed that Neighbours seems to look a bit washed out on Channel 5? Whenever I pass by it, it almost looks like there's a grey haze over the picture. It doesn't seem to affect any other programme.


I took that as a grading decision made by the Neighbours team. The switch from 'bright and shiny 50Hz interlaced' to 'desaturated and thin 25Hz progressive film look' did it no favours..
JasonB4,648 posts since 20 Sep 2003
London London
Has anyone else noticed that Neighbours seems to look a bit washed out on Channel 5? Whenever I pass by it, it almost looks like there's a grey haze over the picture. It doesn't seem to affect any other programme.


I took that as a grading decision made by the Neighbours team. The switch from 'bright and shiny 50Hz interlaced' to 'desaturated and thin 25Hz progressive film look' did it no favours..


Or when they painted every set back in 2007 to dark and dull colours for HD broadcast.
james-20012,790 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Has anyone else noticed that Neighbours seems to look a bit washed out on Channel 5? Whenever I pass by it, it almost looks like there's a grey haze over the picture. It doesn't seem to affect any other programme.


I took that as a grading decision made by the Neighbours team. The switch from 'bright and shiny 50Hz interlaced' to 'desaturated and thin 25Hz progressive film look' did it no favours..


Or when they painted every set back in 2007 to dark and dull colours for HD broadcast.


Funny how our soaps didn't need to do these things when they went HD. No film effect, no dull colours painted all over the sets, no "gray haze" over the picture.
This Is Granada1,654 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Hmm, I’m pretty sure that it didn’t look specifically the way I describe until recently though, as it’s been film look over ten years now.


I'm glad i'm not the only one to notice this. Its mainly on indoor scenes, in the houses it looks not as bright as it was, its greyed, washed out and dull lighting. The outside scenes on Ramsey st in daylight look much better, brighter and more like the sunny Australia we are use to.

I think this change in filming indoor scenes happened since the start of the 2018 season. I hope it gets changed back. Neighbours film about 3 months in advance so we will have a while to wait if it does change back. Depends how many complaints Freemantle get....if any.
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