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Cuss

  1 month ago

Mumbling
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Do you find some television dramas seem to have a fast speaking mumbling cast? Whilst I'm quite enjoying Vigil I find I turn up the sound but it makes no difference, actors with beards seem to be the worst offenders . Pics not accepted .
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trevjohn

  1 month ago
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g2714572

  1 month ago
Some seem to mutter or whisper their words to make it more dramatic i think Mary .....yes subtitles would be good for some !:)
..give me a good old NI accent any day we speak loud and clear :) ie i have been having a catch up of Silent Witness the news series and Jack in it speaks loud and clear and precise and understood . . .
certainly i get you x
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BarrieB

  1 month ago
Not me, I only listen to a little news.
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Chris563

  1 month ago
Some programmes are harder to make out than others.
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Mark_W

  1 month ago
The only ones I have to really concentrate on are those speaking Scottish!
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TheOldDragonsPaul

  1 month ago
You simply can't tell talk from mutter !
(Stork from butter?)
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roselily1

  1 month ago
yes ,or they have music playing and you cant hear the actors for the music so annoying ,i just turn them off ,i cant see the point in watching something i cant hear
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trevjohn

  1 month ago
The last time you mentioned this my answer gave you a headache - so you'd better stop reading it at this point --> • :).
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Analogue broadcast production suites made better use of audio compression ; so dynamic range from quietest to loudest was less. Then at the transmitters there were also peak video and audio limiters - just in case levels got so high as to clip / distort peaks.
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Digital broadcasts can achieve greater dynamic range, and so digital studio production tolerances are relaxed. Still the same limiters apply at the transmitter to avoid overload - which would - for digital - manifest as blockiness and broken-up sound - exactly the same symptom as a weak signal.
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Compounding that, digital audio broadcasts are all 'lossy' ; data is chucked away for economy ( supposedly = efficiency ) that also reduces intelligibility. Thus, subjective audio quality has plummeted.
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rosemary-charles

  1 month ago
cant say that Ive noticed hun but i have the TV quite loud anyway (acording to Dave)
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gljcleeve

  1 month ago
A lot of the problems I have are with the American pronunciations and the over use of Acronyms and letters instead of words. I know that I'm knocking on a bit now but why can't people say what they mean in good old fashioned English.
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