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Jimmy Owen

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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2004, 12:29:39 PM »
The GSN bug is more important than ever before to make sure ratings diary keepers remember what they are watching, since the network is branching out to similar programming as the Travel Channel, Bravo (card games), MTV (the Jackass-style Kenny vs. Spenny) and ABC Family with "The Mole." As they say in the casino, "just deal."
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Particleman

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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2004, 02:31:24 PM »
The GSN logo has never bothered me.  The large graphics they sometimes put in the lower left-hand side of the screen does.  I can't tell you how many times those promo block graphics get in the way of information, especially the bottom of the Feud survey board.

Chelsea Thrasher

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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2004, 02:53:45 PM »
Unless you have certain types of sets, in which the Black-opaque bug WILL burn a hole in your TV after several hours of viewing.

SplitSecond

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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2004, 06:28:02 PM »
May I kindly suggest switching to other channels on occasion?

Chelsea Thrasher

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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2004, 06:29:43 PM »
Works for me :-P

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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2004, 08:56:09 PM »
[quote name=\'gameshowguy2000\' date=\'Mar 13 2004, 08:11 PM\'] Winnie? Is that the multi-colored human logo? [/quote]
I think that the promos used between shows with that logo  were some of the better ones. For example the one on JRJ's web page at the start of his home version of B.L.

catnap1972

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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2004, 09:41:13 PM »
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' date=\'Mar 16 2004, 12:29 PM\'] The GSN bug is more important than ever before to make sure ratings diary keepers remember what they are watching, since the network is branching out to similar programming as the Travel Channel, Bravo (card games), MTV (the Jackass-style Kenny vs. Spenny) and ABC Family with "The Mole." [/quote]
 Another bit of slick branding that they weren't doing before--if you watch closely during the commercials, they'll occasionally put a gsn ID for a split second between commercials...almost like a subliminal effect (did I see something?!?  NAH)

Chelsea Thrasher

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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2004, 09:55:45 PM »
[quote name=\'catnap1972\' date=\'Mar 16 2004, 08:41 PM\'] [quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' date=\'Mar 16 2004, 12:29 PM\'] The GSN bug is more important than ever before to make sure ratings diary keepers remember what they are watching, since the network is branching out to similar programming as the Travel Channel, Bravo (card games), MTV (the Jackass-style Kenny vs. Spenny) and ABC Family with "The Mole." [/quote]
Another bit of slick branding that they weren't doing before--if you watch closely during the commercials, they'll occasionally put a gsn ID for a split second between commercials...almost like a subliminal effect (did I see something?!?  NAH) [/quote]
 Actually, they've been doing that since October-ish.   You'd see promo..Quick shot of the Air Hockey Bumper...Next Promo...

catnap1972

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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2004, 10:15:05 PM »
[quote name=\'Seth Thrasher\' date=\'Mar 16 2004, 09:55 PM\'] [quote name=\'catnap1972\' date=\'Mar 16 2004, 08:41 PM\']
Actually, they've been doing that since October-ish.   You'd see promo..Quick shot of the Air Hockey Bumper...Next Promo... [/quote]
 I hadn't noticed them before.

Guess it had the intended effect.

ilb4ever2000

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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2004, 12:21:55 AM »
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Actually, they've been doing that since October-ish. You'd see promo..Quick shot of the Air Hockey Bumper...Next Promo...

This is during the commercial break, not the promos during the credits.

davemackey

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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2004, 07:18:30 AM »
GSN has been adding some (not a lot) translucence to their logo, but it's still obnoxious, as are their now-obligatory look-at-me pop-ins promoting future shows (the old ones were very unobtrusive).

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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2004, 11:25:26 AM »
At least the bug is small. Yesterday as I was watching GSN, I noticed the bug in the right hand corner of the screen, and it was small.

As long as it's small, and not covering up anything important (like the right hand corner of the PYL Big Board), I'll take it.
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catnap1972

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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2004, 11:34:26 AM »
[quote name=\'davemackey\' date=\'Mar 17 2004, 07:18 AM\'] GSN has been adding some (not a lot) translucence to their logo, but it's still obnoxious, as are their now-obligatory look-at-me pop-ins promoting future shows (the old ones were very unobtrusive). [/quote]
 Do we really need to hear when Kenny vs. Spenny or Spy TV is on what seems like every 2 minutes?  Hopefully they'll tone it down once the novelty wears off.

uncamark

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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2004, 06:17:41 PM »
[quote name=\'ilb4ever2000\' date=\'Mar 17 2004, 12:21 AM\']
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Actually, they've been doing that since October-ish. You'd see promo..Quick shot of the Air Hockey Bumper...Next Promo...

This is during the commercial break, not the promos during the credits.[/quote]
And those one-second silent "break bumpers" are a common thing in Europe and the UK, more often at the beginning and end of commercial breaks than between spots.  The UK was the first to use them, since their commercial television was not allowed to have single sponsors and the regulatory authorities wanted commercials and programming clearly separated--which also explains the "End of Part One" and "Part Two" graphics you see on old ITV shows at the commercial breaks.  Those also allowed them to follow the letter, if not the spirit, of the regulation that commercial breaks could only occur "at natural breaks in the programme."