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Episode Discussion (Spoiler Free) => Season 6 => Episode 6x16 => Topic started by: lostieloo on May 23, 2010, 10:57:25 PM

Title: Technical difficulties
Post by: lostieloo on May 23, 2010, 10:57:25 PM
Is anyone else having technical difficulties watching the finale?  We watch OTA and it's breaking up terribly.
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: Maxor127 on May 23, 2010, 11:08:17 PM
Yes, I am.  Been doing it since 8:45 at least.  And I get a message about technical difficulties that pops up.  It's only the HD feed that's messed up.  I'm watching on standard def now.  Pretty much ruining the finale for me though.
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: lostieloo on May 23, 2010, 11:09:56 PM
I'm getting that popup too.  I know...it's supposed to be an awesome moment/experience and it's getting ruined.
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: ozman776 on May 23, 2010, 11:16:07 PM
not missing much....the finale's a JOKE!
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: LostinLock on May 24, 2010, 12:11:27 AM
No issues for me Lostie and OZman just walk away okay dont' ruin this for us who enjoy it.
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: Maxor127 on May 24, 2010, 12:35:35 AM
After halfway through it, they scrolled at the bottom sorry for the technical difficulties, and that they were going to air it again on Saturday.  I'm assuming it's some sort of regional problem.  Lostieloo watching on WEWS?
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: lostieloo on May 24, 2010, 12:42:06 AM
Cleveland area.  I'm just glad I wasn't the only one.  It was frustrating at key moments having conversation garbled.
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: jugdish on May 24, 2010, 12:46:26 AM
No problems for me.
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: Maxor127 on May 24, 2010, 12:50:30 AM
Guess it was just Cleveland area that got screwed.  What assholes.
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: trodge on May 24, 2010, 12:51:59 AM
No problems in the Toronto area...
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: PILOT on May 24, 2010, 12:53:40 AM
today was when that rogue satelite was supposed to interfere with a u.s. satelite and possibly disrupt some programing
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: lostieloo on May 24, 2010, 09:48:52 AM
Ugh, how horrible.  I just learned it wasn't just OTA, but cable and dish too.  Yes Maxor, it was WEWS.  Until the feeds with the "technical difficulties" I was moving my antenna all around, cursing and throwing an all around tantrum.  I got to see the end, but so much if it was lost.  Yeah, they are going to air it again on Saturday, but the magical moment has already passed.  I'm still pretty pissed.  Maybe it was an electromagnetic interference from the island   ::)

Thanks everyone for hanging with me...my SW family kept me from breaking things!
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: Maxor127 on May 24, 2010, 10:14:06 AM
Yeah, we were blaming Time Warner until we started getting the scrolling messages.  It was funny how they kept advertising the Lost live chat during the show.  I wanted to check it out to see how many people were complaining.  But yeah... standard def played mostly fine.  There were a couple split seconds of flickering color, but that's it.  Still sucked watching it in chopped up low resolution crap.  Like watching with one eye through a screen door after seeing it in HD.
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: 00Dawg on May 24, 2010, 10:25:58 AM
We lost some time with a mis-started commercial break.  We didn't see how they got the tree off Ben, or how Jack landed the flying punch.

Oh, and a giant "BOO" to ABC for adding so many commercials. 
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: Maxor127 on May 24, 2010, 10:28:34 AM
I think that was a real commercial break because we got it too.  And then after the commercial, the fight continues.  And Ben getting freed from the tree was a plot hole I noticed too.  If anyone else say anything differently, please share.
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: Madam P on May 24, 2010, 03:32:18 PM
That's so funny because I didn't even realize it until much later when I saw Ben running around and I was like "Hey!  How'd you get out from under the tree?"   ;D

I had technical difficulties with the HD broadcast, too, and I'm not anywhere near Cleveland.  It kept pixelating and breaking up.  I finally switched over to standard-def and it was fine (although no sharp picture... wah.  I guess I'll have to oooh-and-aaaah when I get the DVDs...)
Title: Re: Technical difficulties
Post by: Maxor127 on May 24, 2010, 03:35:29 PM
Good.  I take comfort knowing other areas shared our pain.