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snowpeck

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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #165 on: February 12, 2021, 10:58:11 PM »
So, how are these shows being aired now? Is it 6 per day in order, a constant loop with 24 episodes per day, or are they all shuffled with no respect to chronological order? I flipped it on last night and got an '82 episode promoting the Home Viewer Showcase.
It's a constant loop with 24 shows per day. They air everything they have in order and then loop back to the beginning and air them all again.

They currently have 160 shows but all this month it seems they're adding around 30 new shows to the end of each rotation until they have 200 total.
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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #166 on: February 15, 2021, 12:01:12 PM »
-- Pre-Plinko, I would have to say Super Ball was my favorite game as a child. I understand why the game was eased out, but it was simply cool, as an eight-year-old, to see a childhood arcade staple being played on a game show (also liked the camera work on this game, particularly the closeup of the contestant preparing to roll with the audience behind them).

Never really occurred to me when it originally aired, but I just realized that shot is coming from the camera behind the game, shooting through 1-way glass (or just a hole in the prop) under the score display. Cue Dick Gautier: "THERE'S A MAN ... BEHIND THERE!!!"

Kevin Prather

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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #167 on: February 17, 2021, 01:08:56 AM »
So every two or three shows during the opening pan, I noticed the same woman sitting in the audience. She almost always enters the shot right at the end of the pan, and she always waves at the camera. Is that Fingers?

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« Reply #168 on: February 17, 2021, 07:13:10 AM »
So every two or three shows during the opening pan, I noticed the same woman sitting in the audience. She almost always enters the shot right at the end of the pan, and she always waves at the camera. Is that Fingers?

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catnap1972

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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #169 on: February 17, 2021, 08:18:52 AM »
Are the audio dropouts an issue with Pluto or the tape(s)?  Happening now with 4932.

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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #170 on: February 17, 2021, 12:55:21 PM »
It may be the Pluto feed itself.  They've had a handful of airings along the way that had audio sync issues (confirmed by other folks watching at the same time).  Subsequent re-airings didn't have issues.

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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #171 on: February 24, 2021, 11:40:26 PM »
Watching tonight and something strange is going on. A few seconds of the show is getting trimmed out at random moments. I noticed the last episode ended around 10:03, so I wonder if this is their automated system's way of catching up if it falls behind.

Edit: Something's off with their clock and their breaks must be running long, because we went into the break after the second Showcase Showdown at 10:55.

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catnap1972

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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #172 on: Today at 01:04:35 PM »
Yeah, something is seriously wrong...clipping out bits and pieces and commercials are being dropped in at random points.

Kevin Prather

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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #173 on: Today at 04:32:31 PM »
They've obviously got something new going on. They've replaced their "We'll be back soon" screen with a blank screen with a PiR cue playing. But they've been frequently coming back from commercial without the sound kicking in for the first few seconds, along with the aforementioned jump cuts.

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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #174 on: Today at 04:38:06 PM »
I dunno how frequently this happens, but I watched an episode a couple weeks ago, and after the Showcase bids, Pluto showed a couple ads. The Pluto logo then popped up for a very extended period, and by the time they cut back to the show, they're rolling the credits. So if you wanna know what the margin of victory was, sorry about that Chief.
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