Annoying things about TV of today (part 1 to ?) Jul 5, 2018 18:32:49 GMT
Post by Dan S on Jul 5, 2018 18:32:49 GMT
I think I read somewhere this was partly to do with compression for the transmission versions & that the DVD versions are clearer ( not that I mind too much now as I fairly soon concluded that new Who imo is generally a travesty of the original in terms of both its aesthetics & its essence, & now rarely watch it ).
There were similar problems with the audio on 'Life On Mars' - & again; apparently on the home video releases it sounds a lot better.
Could it be something to do with what sort of TV people watch it on, whether it's surround sound or whatever and whether it's configured correctly. Just that I've read a lot of Dr Who discussion on on another (not Dr Who-related) forum and there's always a few people who comment on the music being too loud, but I literally NEVER notice the incidental music. I've also seen the types of comments about the music saying something like they knew Clara was going to appear because Clara's Theme started playing. Nope, NEVER noticed the music, I wouldn't know Clara's Theme if it slapped me in the face with a trout. (That's just an example, I don't even know it there is a Clara's Theme, I just remember it was someone's name.)
Your mention of compression reminded me that the compression on BBC Radio seems worse than it was a few years ago. I wish they'd stop doing that. Even though Iplayer now has the radio available as 320kbps it still sometimes comes across sounding low quality and crappy because of the extreme compression.