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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 550 posts since 20 Sep 2007
This is an idea I saw on another forum, it’s basically a thread to ask questions about television which might be obvious to some but not to others.

I will start the ball rolling, What’s time do the presenters and behind the scenes people of breakfast shows or live daytime shows like This Morning or Lorraine for example have to be there.
Last edited by Jonwo on 16 March 2019 7:47pm - 2 times in total
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Whataday9,923 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
This is an idea I saw on another forum, it’s basically a thread to ask questions about television which might be obvious to some but not to others.

I will start the ball rolling, What’s time do the presenters and behind the scenes people of breakfast shows or live daytime shows like This Morning or Lorraine for example have to be there.


I believe Holly and Phil get in around half 8, and Loose Women around 9.

I'm happy to be corrected by I believe This Morning's production meeting is after the show, whereas Loose Women's is before.
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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 550 posts since 20 Sep 2007
This is an idea I saw on another forum, it’s basically a thread to ask questions about television which might be obvious to some but not to others.

I will start the ball rolling, What’s time do the presenters and behind the scenes people of breakfast shows or live daytime shows like This Morning or Lorraine for example have to be there.


I believe Holly and Phil get in around half 8, and Loose Women around 9.

I'm happy to be corrected by I believe This Morning's production meeting is after the show, whereas Loose Women's is before.



I wonder if they have to schedule emergency meetings after the show to deal with fallouts like the Kim Woodburn incident on Loose Women a few months back.
Whataday9,923 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
I have a question. Why is SD television worse quality than it was 15 years ago?


It probably isn't, HD TVs stretch and double up things in a vain attempt to "upscale" stuff, so you're blowing all the artefacts up. Probably not helped by people who don't watch non-widescreen stuff properly on a widescreen TV.


It's often very blocky. If you watch BBC News SD for instance you can see how compressed the graphics are.
Orry Verducci1,638 posts since 1 Feb 2005
Anglia (West) Look East
I have a question. Why is SD television worse quality than it was 15 years ago?

The simple answer is it's due to more channels being crammed in to the limited bandwidth available, so the service video bitrates and therefore the picture quality has been reduced over the years to free up space for more channels.


This is particularly the case on Freeview, which has very limited bandwidth, so most channels now run at low bitrates. Excluding the PSB's channels, pretty much all the SD channels now also use the lower 544x576 picture resolution, which lowers the horizontal resolution in an attempt to reduce the compression artifacts caused by the low bitrates. This results in softer SD pictures, especially for 16:9 widescreen programming, which is practically all programming these days.

It's not (as far as I know) a deliberate attempt to convice people to upgrade to HD, it's simply the more channels Arqiva can fit in the better their balance sheet looks.

Satellite has significantly more bandwidth available, and so the SD services on Sky are generally higher quality as they don't have to squeeze the channels in as much.

The fact the majority of us now watch on bigger HD/UHD TV's doesn't help, the upscaling helps to show all these flaws, especially when compared to HD services.
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