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Posted: 12/31/2003 8:05:42 PM EDT
... Ball drop wasn't shown in real time?

... Dammit man, sometimes I hate what the fear of terrorism has done to this great country. Fucking pussies!
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:10:16 PM EDT
How much was the delay?
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:12:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof: How much was the delay?
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... At least 15 seconds. [u]No countdown[/u] on three different prime channels I was monitoring.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:17:37 PM EDT
i watched a show about the ball a couple months ago. it has only actually landed at the right time a few times in the last 10 years or so. for some reason they have a hard time getting to work right. might have just been screwed up a little more than normal this year. .
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:34:05 PM EDT
FoxNews had it, time matched my system.... At least to the minute.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:41:38 PM EDT
Are you on cable, satillite or airwaves?
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
Originally Posted By DK-Prof: How much was the delay?
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... At least 15 seconds. [u]No countdown[/u] on three different prime channels I was monitoring.
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Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:59:50 PM EDT
matched here....???
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 9:02:57 PM EDT
... It musta been me, but I thought for sure the three networks I was watching all delayed the moment. ... If it didn't happen, I'm a happy man! [peep][booze][peep]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 9:06:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... It musta been me, but I thought for sure the three networks I was watching all delayed the moment. ... If it didn't happen, I'm a happy man! [peep][booze][peep]
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how much you had to drink tonight? [:P]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 9:14:28 PM EDT
I noticed that Dick Clark is lookin' his age.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 4:07:59 AM EDT
[peep]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 4:52:44 AM EDT
Well I guess we didn't want to show it go boom.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:11:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 6:12:59 AM EDT by Max_Mike]
... Ball drop wasn't shown in real time? ... Dammit man, sometimes I hate what the fear of terrorism has done to this great country. Fucking pussies!
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Calm down what you were most likely seeing was a delay caused by trips up to and back down from satellites. The signal goes from NY up to a satellite the back down to network broadcast HQ… then back up to a satellite and back down to a distributor (for example Dish Network or DirectTV). Then maybe back up and back down to the distributors affiliates/customers. The delay depends on how many satellite hops the signal has to make before it gets to the final user. The networks also sometimes build in a delay in live broadcasts to give their technicians or censors time to react to something unexpected. Almost nothing you see on “live” TV is in real time.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:14:46 AM EDT
Broadcast? Cable? Satellite? I know for a fact that my friend's dish has a delay of several seconds compared to my cable.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 11:02:03 AM EDT
no delay on the buffalo abc affiliate unless they delayed the Buffalo ball drop the same amount of time since they showed it split screen with the audio from dick clark in NY City
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 11:25:37 AM EDT
It was ten seconds off with my clock. And my clock is right on with the atomic clock. I have satellite.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 2:02:27 PM EDT
I noticed no delay here. In fact, it was 20 seconds faster than my watch.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 2:26:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... Ball drop wasn't shown in real time? ... Dammit man, sometimes I hate what the fear of terrorism has done to this great country. Fucking pussies!
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I notice the samething, but I think they did so they could filter out other things not related to terrorism. There is website out there that collect women flashing the cameras on live TV. It's really funny to see Katie Curic talk with a topless women behind her. So, yes, your right but I think they did it for other reasons.
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