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Markymark8,186 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I read elsewhere that all of last week's WWTBAMs had no right channel audio !! ?

Did anyone notice ?


Yes.

Certainly, I noticed there was a lack of volume from my Dolby Surround Sound setup from the early 90's from the back speakers last week during the shows, especially the right side. I thought it was my Freeview box as if you turn it off/on, sometimes the surround sound is restored. However, this was not the case on WWTBAM, I checked other channels at the same time and the sound was normal. Definitely a lack of stereo sound during the programme all week.

What would have caused this, would this be a transmission issue or a technical problem that no-one was aware of at the time of recording?


Hard to say ! It's a worry (within the scope of technical standards) that it persisted all week on playout ! And actually it's also a worry if it was a production cock up.
valley96 posts since 9 Feb 2020
I read elsewhere that all of last week's WWTBAMs had no right channel audio !! ?

Did anyone notice ?


Yes.

Certainly, I noticed there was a lack of volume from my Dolby Surround Sound setup from the early 90's from the back speakers last week during the shows, especially the right side. I thought it was my Freeview box as if you turn it off/on, sometimes the surround sound is restored. However, this was not the case on WWTBAM, I checked other channels at the same time and the sound was normal. Definitely a lack of stereo sound during the programme all week.

What would have caused this, would this be a transmission issue or a technical problem that no-one was aware of at the time of recording?


Hard to say ! It's a worry (within the scope of technical standards) that it persisted all week on playout ! And actually it's also a worry if it was a production cock up.


It's very odd! If it was a studio issue then it would've been fixed in post (it is very rare that individual tracks are not ISO'd on pre-recorded shows nowadays), and if there was a post issue, then it would've surely failed compliance?
SuperSajuuk349 posts since 24 Feb 2018
STV North Reporting Scotland
Not related to Clarkson’s Millionaire, but Sony Channel jumped from mid 2003 Millionaire episodes to 2010 Clock based Millionaire on a contestant who’d already been playing, continuity ain’t good there tbh (and given it is Sony Channel, i don’t know why they wouldn’t show all episodes instead of jumping like that)
JAS844,773 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Not related to Clarkson’s Millionaire, but Sony Channel jumped from mid 2003 Millionaire episodes to 2010 Clock based Millionaire on a contestant who’d already been playing, continuity ain’t good there tbh (and given it is Sony Channel, i don’t know why they wouldn’t show all episodes instead of jumping like that)
Could it be that the 2005 Classic Millionaire re-edits of the early 2000s episodes ran out at that point? But why would they start the 2010 series in the middle?
SuperSajuuk349 posts since 24 Feb 2018
STV North Reporting Scotland
Not related to Clarkson’s Millionaire, but Sony Channel jumped from mid 2003 Millionaire episodes to 2010 Clock based Millionaire on a contestant who’d already been playing, continuity ain’t good there tbh (and given it is Sony Channel, i don’t know why they wouldn’t show all episodes instead of jumping like that)
Could it be that the 2005 Classic Millionaire re-edits of the early 2000s episodes ran out at that point? But why would they start the 2010 series in the middle?

I thought they did Classic Millionaire of basically all the Tarrant era (from Series 5 onwards that is), at least 2007/2008 episodes where FFF existed were repeated on Challenge under the classic banner. And yeah, even if it were the case, there's no reason to start in the middle of a series with your next episode, without any context given the previous one was 2003
Last edited by SuperSajuuk on 20 May 2020 11:44am
Jon8,578 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
I don’t think it’s as complex as that, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the same episode on both channel within a very short period of time, even if that was the case it would be unlikely they are divided up on an episode by episode basis.

Maybe Sony show different series in different time slots, so for example if you watch say the 9pm showing every night and only the 9pm showing you can still follow the same contestants, the next night at the same time? Or maybe because they regard the older (ironically pre-Sony ownership) episodes as better they show those in the better slots?