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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2019-05-08, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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L Screen Format

For the past few months CHAN HD 211 Vancouver, has switched their normal screen on the morning news to this new L Screen format. The news occupies just 1/3 of the screen while the rest is taken up with a large banner, two different News crawlers running along the bottom etc. On the right hand size they run ads, weather, traffic reports etc. I have yet to meet anybody who likes this new format. Many of them feel that "it's just too busy and distracting" etc.
I wonder how people that have an old 21" CRT screen feel about it? We have a 19" flat screen Samsung in the kitchen area that we just use at meal times. If something really newsworthy is about to come on, I run into the den to view it on the 46" Samsung because you miss a lot of detail with this new, "trendy format."
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2019-05-08, 06:24 PM
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Global has done it nationally. It sucks
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 2019-05-09, 03:11 AM
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Haven't they been doing on the BC Weekend Morning News for awhile now, too?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 2019-05-09, 06:35 AM
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CP24, in Toronto, has done that for as long as they've been around IIRC. The Weather Channel does too.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 2019-05-11, 04:27 PM
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The first time I saw the CP24 format I reacted to it very negatively. I wondered if anyone would be ever able to take in that amount of information at one time. To my surprise I found that it wasn't very long before I became completely used to it. At that time I had both a 21 and and a 32 inch TV. Even on the 21 incher it quickly looked fine to me. Both were Sony Trinitrons and the 32 incher was a Wega. Both were known for their sharp images by the way. I'm not sure how the format looked on other brands.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 2019-05-14, 01:12 PM
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That is why I do not watch CTV News and instead I watch CBC News for my Canadian news needs. I can not stand CTV News busy screen.
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