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Who will win Amazing Race 15?

  • Meghan and Cheyne

    Votes: 26 92.9%
  • Sam and Dan

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • Brian and Ericka

    Votes: 1 3.6%

  • Total voters
    28
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The two hour season Premieres Sunday, Sept. 27 8:00pm ET/PT on CBS.
 

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The CBS website seems to indicate not: http://www.cbs.com/info/schedule/index.php

Perhaps it's because it is a hard show to film? My husband used to carpool with a guy who had a friend who was a cameraman for it and Survivor. He quit AR after having to sit backwards on a scooter while it weaved through the streets in Vietnam--too dangerous!
 

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If it ever goes HD we will know months before it airs.

I can't see it happening without somebody like Sony stepping forward.
 

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SD Widescreen wouldn't be any harder or more dangerous. What's more dangerous than a cameraman with a massive light storming a house full of armed drug dealers like they did on Cops? Fox had that down *years* ago. Besides, with how bad cable companies and simsubs degrade the picture, there's not going to be that much difference between SD widescreen and the soft HD that most of us get.

Amazing Race could be an HD program fairly easily. Static setups like the interviews, mat chats, detours, speed bumps, etc could easily be handled with single HD cameras. Then just insert SD widescreen for the field shots and helmet mounts and things.
 

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Perhaps it's because it is a hard show to film?
When people see $200 HD camcorders available (that are very portable) in the the store, it makes it harder to accept this reasoning.

Too many people out there can ask themselves, "I could film Amazing Race in HD with equipment that I personally own -- why can't CBS? After 14 seasons, they should have been able to save up enough to buy some HD handcams." Sony would likely give them a deal on 10.

Of course, it likely comes back to the "TV stations can't use consumer-grade equipment" issue, although I'd prefer consumer grade HD over professional grade 4:3 SD.

I'm not sure I can watch another season if it is not HD, or at least widescreen SD.

Someone on the Amazing Race team should watch an episode of Survivor. I think HD has definately given that show a boost -- it is some of the nicest looking HD on network TV.

Amazing Race could be an HD program fairly easily. Static setups like the interviews, mat chats, detours, speed bumps, etc could easily be handled with single HD cameras. Then just insert SD widescreen for the field shots and helmet mounts and things.
The only reason I can see that they don't do this is that they can't be bothered. The show is broadcasted in HD so there is no reason why at least some of it couldn't actually be HD.

EDIT: While there are $200 HD camcorders available, you would likely want to spend $1000 and get one of the hard drive ones, along with some spare memory cards. But even $1500 per set should be affordable for CBS, being a big media conglomerate and all.
 

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I am so pissed. I'm watching the Amazing Race on CBS. The first 15 minutes was 60 Minutes. Once 60 Minutes ends the Amazing Race is joined in progress with CTV sim-subbing the feed. This did not happen last year. If the feed was delayed you only got the CBS feed.

Now I have to PVR the first 15 minutes from the West coast because of sim-subbing.

Edit: now The Amazing Race is back to the CBS feed and I'm seeing the feed from the start (more or less).
 

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My wife asked if she should PVR the CBS or the CTV feed. I told her always pick CTV during football season due to 60 Minutes starting late because of football.

I was really disappointed with this premiere. The "sushi" bit was waaayyyyy too long. Actually, the whole episode was. Everything that happened could have been edited down to an hour. I will give it another week, but this may be the first "Race" since the start that I don't follow...
 

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In Calgary, the CTV feed of Cold Case cut in at 8:00 with 20 minutes of The Amazing Race still to go. Who do people complain to when this crap happens (and keeps happening)?
 

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Who do people complain to when this crap happens (and keeps happening)?
THe local station, the national network, the producers of the show in question and the CRTC. You can start with some of the threads in the Canadian Television Industry / Channels and Providers forum.

Only 1 comment on the actual show so far? I'm watching it tonight so have none of my own at this time.
 

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I hate the "non-profit" poker players. Not impressed with how the first team went home.

This wasn't really a 2 hour premier but two one hour episodes.

The duck thing lasted too long. Didn't mind the Japanese Game Show.

Glad to see this show back.
 

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I'm glad the show is back on.Didn't like the poker players or the meat head lawyer. Very pissed at the CBS feed being cut off,and there appeared to be very long commercial breaks in the first hour.The whole 2 hour show could have been shown in 1 hour.
I will now PVR the CTV feed and watch it the next day.
 

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jayoldschool : "I was really disappointed with this premiere. The "sushi" bit was waaayyyyy too long. Actually, the whole episode was. Everything that happened could have been edited down to an hour."
Exactly! The first hour really dragged. Fortunately, the second hour was much better.
 

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Agreed. I find it very ironic that they couldn't hold their bluff for more than the first week!
Poker players are supposed to be smart, but these two girls aren't too bright--they should have known that they would have been recognized at an airport somewhere. Better to be disliked for being poker players rather than being hated for being liars.
 

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All in all I enjoyed it, although I also thought it was a bit dragged out for the sushi game show segment. I also thought that was the easiest and most lame speedbump they have ever had - dump the veggies and meat into the broth and give it to a guy - real tough.

BTW, I too had the last 15 minutes cut off my first recording thanks to the monkeys at Shaw who decided to simsub Cold Case. Thankfully, I was able to DVR it again for the later showing, but had to dump Desperate Housewives since there was no way I was going to miss my Dexter premiere. Guess I am gonna have to download DH for the wife now.
 

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they should have known that they would have been recognized at an airport somewhere.
While I agree they is a wide scattering of populous at an airport, I would not have thought a poker player to be that recogizable. She could have been sitting next to me on the plane for 12 hours I would never have guessed.

What she should have done is said "Huh? No, sorry, you must be mistaking me for someone else.' They likely would not have given it a second thought. I'm mistaken for other people all the time. Sometimes it even works to my advantage :)

The sushi bit was indeed long (could be cut 10-15 minutes), but aside from that I thought it was a good episode. Couldn't have picked a better non-starting team :)

FWIW - The CBSHD West Coast feed on Bell was perfect. No issues with delays / simsub / other shows / etc.
 
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