Turn down the TV play-by-play?

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  1. GilandGino

    GilandGino Rookie

    After trying to listen to Gil and Gino on 'BCN instead of the TV network announcers, I can't stand the delay in the picture -- the radio seems to almost 10 seconds ahead on my Comcast cable.:mad:

    Does anyone have the same problem?

    -- GilandGino
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2006
  2. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Re: Radio vs. TV play-by-play

    I'm not sure of the technical aspects...2 years ago, it seemed they were mostly in synch, but last year, that never seemed to happen...as with this year. Heck I have 2 TVs that are out of synch...Don't like it either...remember the good ole days of listening to Johney Most on the radio while watching a C's broadcast. Seems with more technology it is actually worse and more time out of synch..not sure why or how to cure it...but I too don't like it.as well.
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  3. Oswlek

    Oswlek Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Re: Radio vs. TV play-by-play

    You could look at it as a positive. Knowing what is coming will allow you to watch the play as if it were a replay, focusing on particular areas.

    I know with all the weird camera angles and the desire to show the crowd until the last possible second pre-snap, sometimes I hardly get anything out of watching a play unless a replay is shown.
  4. hwc

    hwc In the Starting Line-Up

    Some of the newer surround sound receivers have a lip-synch feature that allows you to delay the sound by a specified amount for each input. You could delay the sound of the FM tuner by the correct amount. That's really the sort of thing this feature is designed to correct.

    There are several reasons for the delay on the TV broadcast. One is the time it takes to bounce signals off satellites a couple of times. The other is that the encoding for Dolby Digital sound and high-def video takes some time, i.e. it's not instantaneous.
  5. pats60

    pats60 On the Game Day Roster

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    same thing happens to me
    Those guys on tv last week was brutal
  6. zarakotas5

    zarakotas5 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I somewhat agree with the person who said that it gives you insight into the play before it happens, but for your question:

    Go to the Saints Report. There was a recent thread about this there where people shared solutions for all sorts of technological set-ups to co-ordinate the visual and audio.

    Evidently, this qualm is univeral. It is a friendly site where people found solutions to match A/V with a lot of common set-ups.

    EDIT: It's a similar forum for NO Saints fans.
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  7. fgssand

    fgssand PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Can you specifically name that thread (sounds like a name of a game show)...I went there and am having a hrad time finding the AV thread at Saints report.
  8. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    Probably a ten second delay so our morals aren't corrupted by hearing doo doo at a live event.

    Stupid as that is, I think that's the reason.
  9. zarakotas5

    zarakotas5 Third String But Playing on Special Teams


    Sorry, man. I just remember reading it. It's prolly been ~2 weeks (within). It was in the SuperForum or EE forum. Those are the only two I really regularly read. It was that recent, though. Sorry I can't be of more help, but they have a search function that may help. It wasn't in the AV. SuperForum or EE.
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  10. Michael

    Michael Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I recall trying to do that ten years ago and gave up because of the delay.
  11. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

  12. Mark Morse

    Mark Morse PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Gil and Gino are slipping

    I was at the game Sat night listening to the broadcast (which was delayed a little bit). I can't count the number of times they announced the wrong Patriots Player making a play. I personally think that BCN's pre game show is horrible (won't listen) and after a stellar career as a game announcing duo Gil and Gino are really screwing up.
  13. fgssand

    fgssand PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Awesome....thanks Pats1.

    Such an easy solution.....just pause TiVO or your Comcast DVR until I syncronize Gil & Gino. Duh.....Of course if the radio is ahead of the broadcast, that won't work - then I will need to invest in a radio system of some sort that I can pause and do it that way.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2006
  14. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Sometimes I wonder if the TV does it on purpose because sponsors are paying for visual as well as audio in their advertisements so the network is trying to force more people to listen to the TV broadcast.
  15. I think it's also the radio feed itself. I'm a season ticket holder and use a walkman-style personal radio for Gino and Gill. They used to be totally in-sync with the live action (as it should be), but the past couple of years there usually is slight delay. The Monday Night games are the worse, sometimes 10-15 seconds. That's where I lose the radio....
  16. CTPatsFan

    CTPatsFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    With "terrestrial" radio yes, there is a delay problem with the tv because of the satellite feed. If I listen on Sirius and watch the game it's almost in-sync.

    The tv guys do suck.

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