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OFFLINE   jackjack #1

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 07:50 PM

Show us your watermarks!

Here I have the first Aussie watermark. I'm sure it is. The old yellow WIN one from the 90s. The original and best!

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OFFLINE   dryfry #2

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 08:35 PM

Every station in Perth except STW 9 has a watermark...
Yep even Channel 31 has one. And I hate the things..

OFFLINE   Moe #3

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 08:44 PM

Actually the yellow win watermark wasn't the first one. WIN had a solid white one earlier than that.
There is a video of it on the aus.tv.history site, it's at the bottom of this page: http://austvhistory3...l/winvideos.htm

OFFLINE   Champion_R #4

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE (jackjack @ Oct 16 2005, 05:50 PM)
Here I have the first Aussie watermark. I'm sure it is. The old yellow WIN one from the 90s. The original and best!

The lack of a shytemark on Channel Nine Perth is the original and best. There is no such thing as a good watermark.

OFFLINE   antzzz #5

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 09:42 PM

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The lack of a shytemark on Channel Nine Perth is the original and best. There is no such thing as a good watermark.


It's all about branding and marketing. You've got to have a brand, and you've got to make sure that your programming is branded. Remember, television isn't about a clean screen, its about profits. Afterall, each network is in it to make money, not to keep HD viewers happy.
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OFFLINE   Champion_R #6

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE (antzzz @ Oct 16 2005, 07:42 PM)
It's all about branding and marketing. You've got to have a brand, and you've got to make sure that your programming is branded.

You have it all wrong. It is about the egos of TV network execs. They are so far out of touch with reality that if they don't do something soon to encourage people to watch programs on their networks they will be obsolete.

For example, I can download Prison Break off channel BT and if I download 700MB MPEG4 versions I get a product that is superior to anything that the Seven Network can possibly broadcast in their current state in the regard that the files are captured from a 1280x720p source with Dolby 5.1 audio and the advances in MPEG4 compression mean that the picture is above SD quality and the 5.1 audio can be preserved and I will not be subjected to Seven bodge.

What compelling reason is there to watch Prison Break on Seven? They don't have HD, they only have MPEG Pro Logic audio, they are bodge, they are egotistical and I have to wait months to see it.

At least Nine have the HD card, maybe one day they will have 5.1 on programs and they don't have an ugly shytemark.

OFFLINE   SydneySider #7

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:08 PM

I'm sure the first 24hr watermark used on aussie tv was the word "prime" in the top right hand corner on prime tv, wasn't it?

OFFLINE   routemarker #8

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE (Champion_R @ Oct 16 2005, 10:00 PM)
You have it all wrong. It is about the egos of TV network execs. They are so far out of touch with reality that if they don't do something soon to encourage people to watch programs on their networks they will be obsolete.

For example, I can download Prison Break off channel BT

and youll still get that watermark or a botched watermark removal attempt. Stick to the topic champ.
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OFFLINE   antzzz #9

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:28 PM

How funny would it be if we all found out that Champion_R only has a 51 cm Palsonic analogue tv at home.
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Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:41 PM

QUOTE (antzzz @ Oct 16 2005, 08:28 PM)
How funny would it be if we all found out that Champion_R only has a 51 cm Palsonic analogue tv at home.

that's black and white biggrin.gif

OFFLINE   Champion_R #11

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:45 PM

QUOTE (NewsWorld @ Oct 16 2005, 08:41 PM)
that's black and white  biggrin.gif

Is that what they have in Singapore?

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:48 PM

QUOTE (Champion_R @ Oct 16 2005, 08:45 PM)
Is that what they have in Singapore?

Well no... they have colour.. but there's nothing worth watching silly.gif

OFFLINE   routemarker #13

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 12:31 AM

QUOTE (NewsWorld @ Oct 16 2005, 10:48 PM)
Well no... they have colour.. but there's nothing worth watching  silly.gif

You know they should bring back under one roof, do they have the episodes on video or DVD for purchase? best show out of singapore. Is Pua chu kang (sp?) still on the air? silly.gif
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 12:45 AM

QUOTE (routemarker @ Oct 16 2005, 10:31 PM)
You know they should bring back under one roof, do they have the episodes on video or DVD for purchase? best show out of singapore. Is Pua chu kang (sp?) still on the air? silly.gif

:laughing: I think there are some "Under One Roof" DVD's floating around.. and yes Phua Chu Kang is still on, it's called "PCK" now.

OFFLINE   Bergoine #15

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 03:26 AM

QUOTE (dryfry @ Oct 16 2005, 06:35 PM)
Every station in Perth except  STW 9 has a watermark...
Yep even Channel 31 has one. And I hate the things..



Channel 9 Perth has one during ACA and sometimes news and Nightline, but that one is the thicker one, not the one during normal shows. I reckon their not far from getting one on!

OFFLINE   Champion_R #16

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:00 AM

QUOTE (Bergoine @ Oct 17 2005, 01:26 AM)
Channel 9 Perth has one during ACA and sometimes news and Nightline, but that one is the thicker one, not the one during normal shows.

That is on the network feed so everybody gets that. The stupidity of that is WIN and NBN have to cover it with an opaque shytemark because it's rammed down their throats.

QUOTE (Bergoine @ Oct 17 2005, 01:26 AM)
I reckon their not far from getting one on!

I'd hope they never go down that road and I know people who agree with me. The worst thing they could do is alienate viewers when they are trying to climb to number one in the ratings.

I hope they maintain their standards and keep the screen shytemark free.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE (chicki @ Oct 16 2005, 10:44 AM)
Actually the yellow win watermark wasn't the first one. WIN had a solid white one earlier than that.
There is a video of it on the aus.tv.history site, it's at the bottom of this page: http://austvhistory3...l/winvideos.htm


That watermark is horrid eyepopping.gif
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OFFLINE   southernguy #18

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:07 PM

cool.gif I am quite sure Prime had the first watermark, well they did in Victoria
QUOTE (jackjack @ Oct 16 2005, 07:50 PM)
Show us your watermarks!

Here I have the first Aussie watermark. I'm sure it is. The old yellow WIN one from the 90s. The original and best!

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OFFLINE   Bergoine #19

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (Champion_R @ Oct 17 2005, 09:00 AM)
That is on the network feed so everybody gets that. The stupidity of that is WIN and NBN have to cover it with an opaque shytemark because it's rammed down their throats.
I'd hope they never go down that road and I know people who agree with me. The worst thing they could do is alienate viewers when they are trying to climb to number one in the ratings.

I hope they maintain their standards and keep the screen shytemark free.


From what i have seen on other Nine stations you can hardly see it so i don't think it is a big problem. It's easy because when your tuning a new TV you know what channel its on.

Edited by Bergoine, 17 October 2005 - 02:23 PM.


OFFLINE   Bergoine #20

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (Champion_R @ Oct 17 2005, 09:00 AM)
That is on the network feed so everybody gets that. The stupidity of that is WIN and NBN have to cover it with an opaque shytemark because it's rammed down their throats.
I'd hope they never go down that road and I know people who agree with me. The worst thing they could do is alienate viewers when they are trying to climb to number one in the ratings.

I hope they maintain their standards and keep the screen shytemark free.


From what i have seen on other Nine stations you can hardly see it so i don't think it is a big problem. It's easy because when your tuning a new TV you know what channel its on.