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Big Brother After Dark moving to TV Guide Network

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by WhiskeyTango, May 30, 2013.

  1. rahnbo

    rahnbo Active Member

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    I mostly just listen to BBAD in the background while I'm doing other stuff like work or playing video games so I don't really care if its HD or 4:3 but I have wondered why they do that? Storage capacity? Seems like I've heard that one tossed around a few times even though BB UK is HD. Oh well.
     
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    If all of this is true, I'm definitely in this season. I skipped the second Rachel season because I couldn't stand her, came back last season to watch Dan play again, and I'll be in for new HG (and HD!!). Hopefully we won't get Jessie making his yearly cameo this year!!
     
  3. Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

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    The move to TVGN will make no difference in what CBS has set for BB. CBS has been increasing censorship every year for the past few years. They sway public opinion of the house guests with their editing. You can bet that the "live feeds" will be cut and censored.
     
  4. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i added tvgn to my channel list the other night, then surfed over to check out the quality. it's terrible, so i removed the channel right away - looks like no bbad for me this year. buried along with the irritating listings scroll, the low quality picture is tiny. guess they'll go to any lengths to try and force a sub of the live feeds and to make an extra buck.

    this would've been the first year on sho2 in hd, too bad about the change.
     
  5. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    So are you saying that "live" feeds" are pretaped? If they are live, I would think the most it would have is a 7 second delay, for language and/or nudity (being this isn't on SHO any longer).

    Yeah, I agree, that the video quality will probably make me not watch this very much, even though now I could. I HATE watching SD on non HD channels.
     
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Is it confirmed that BB is in HD this season?
     
  7. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    The only thing I've ever watched on this channel is the Survivor preview and it is always in HORRIBLE SD...I mean even bad for SD bad.
     
  8. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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  9. verdugan

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    No, they are live, but they either cut to a different camera or cut to "fishies" (not sure if they've done that in Showtime, but I know they do it all the time in the Superpass feeds.)
     
  10. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    Da boogie...
    The shots are in widescreen. Hmmm...
     
  11. SoBelle0

    SoBelle0 Go Big Blue!! TCF Club

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    Love that bathroom!!

    Are there two pools? I didn't remember the backyard being that deep...
     
  12. cwoody222

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    CBS just announced two "twists" this year.

    1) Three HG's - not two - will be nominated for eviction

    2) Viewers will be able to vote on a "MVP" each week and that MVP will get some special power/reward

    Full details weren't revealed.
     
  13. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I'm fine with the first one. That's kind of an interesting twist that should change the game a bit. The second? I'll have to see how that plays out. Not sure I like fans interfering in game play to that extent because usually it turns into a popularity contest and the houseguests will play to the fans and not the game. But we'll see.

    Any word on if it's all new players? I'm hoping so.
     
  14. jr461

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    Not sure I like either change but will reserve final judgment until I've seen how it's all handled.

    I am not a fan of 3 in the finals of Survivor, but I've gotten used to it. On a weekly basis perhaps it will make for some interesting strategy changes (two pawns, lol).

    And I agree, I am not a fan of the viewers having any integral part of the game. Picking the "have not" food or a reward is fine, but I don't like turning it into a popularity contest either.

    And please let it be all new players! And HD!! :D
     
  15. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    here's a 5 min video of julie touring the new house for et canada:


    there will be all new hg this year, but julie hinted that one "face" would be familiar. maybe from a hoh pic from a previous season, or a relative of another player?

    also, julie says that interactive participation will affect the hg voting this year, beginning with the first episode - not just to pick the have not food selection.

    sounds interesting so far, we'll see.
     
  16. Waldorf

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    The way she said it made me think it was a former contestant's twin sibling, so which contestants had a twin?

    Edit: ah, prevailing theories seem to be Rachel's sister Elissa or Richard Hatch from Survivor. I guess we'll find out tomorrow.
     
  17. Ment

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    No to Hatch, he's had his 15 of fame. If Rachel's sister is a less cray version of her then sure go ahead.
     
  18. Mike_TV

    Mike_TV Tivo li guru

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    The guide shows "HD" for it but I haven't heard for positive that everything will be in HD.
     
  19. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I'm hopeful. I can't think of one network TV show left that is still in SD. BB might have been the last. To me there's no good reason to have it in SD anymore. Heck, we walk around with HD cameras in our pockets, so it can't be cost anymore. I know someone here mentioned it's a lot harder to edit in HD, is that still true?
     
  20. pmyers

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    The house has been equipped with HD cameras for a least a couple of years because After Dark has been in HD.
     

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