Has Netflix gone to far?

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Nenya, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. Nenya

    Nenya Lieutenant Red Shirt

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  2. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    I don’t see the big deal? Watching faster means people will be able to watch more. Though it isn’t a feature I would use.
     
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  3. Smellmet

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    I don't understand why anyone would want to watch it at a higher speed. Either watch it or don't. It's weird.
     
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  4. XCV330

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    Like those hypocrites never fast-forwarded or adjusted their lighting or anything else to make the experience their own.
    The viewers buy the video, even if it is a subscriber model. They should be able to do whatever they want with it during the time it is in play.
     
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  5. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Commodore Commodore

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    Holy hamsters hypershort attention span!

    The old RR/FF buttons are one thing but this comes across similarly to that feature on some smartphone audio players that speed up playback rate from 0.1 to 2.0x so "old boring songs" now have a faster tempo they can stomach. Though why anyone would go slower than 1.0 unless it's hip house or acid rock and now 120+BPM is too much without the illicit drugs...
     
  6. Takeru

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    So what? I regularly skip boring parts when I rewatch something. If people want to watch at a higher speed what's the big deal? Directors and actors don't get to decide how people consume media.
     
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  7. bigdaddy

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    I've watched porn at like a 1.5x speed. It sometimes helps a lot so what difference does this make? People are getting pissy over nothing.
     
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  8. Kai "the spy"

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    Some people just don't have any respect for the arts.
     
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  9. bigdaddy

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    You can slow it down too, that worked really well at times. :biggrin:
     
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  11. Jayson1

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    I don't get it. Did Netflix just add a fast forward button? Something you could do even with vcr back in the day? Jason
     
  12. Relayer1

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    As someone who used to speed up Walking Dead between conversions as it was rather dialogue sparse I have no problem with a speed tweak as long as you have control of it.

    I, however, eventually came to the conclusion with Walking Dead that it wasn't worth watching even if it didn't take as long. Maybe there's a point there...
     
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  13. Nenya

    Nenya Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    They're giving people the opportunity to speed up or slow down what they watch. Like YouTube does.
     
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  14. Tosk

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    I can't fathom why anyone would want to watch something sped-up, but to each their own. If people wanna watch a movie on their phone at 2x speed, no skin off my nose. :)
     
  15. JirinPanthosa

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    I don't see the big deal. They're not destroying the original, they're not colorizing classics or anything like that. For most movies there'd be no real reason to speed it up (And does it fix voice frequencies or would you hear everything in a higher pitch?)

    I don't see how putting viewers in control of their experience is destroying art. Not like the real fans of the art are going to use it.
     
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  16. bigdaddy

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    And as Rayler1 pointed out some shows aren't art, they are shit and after awhile you realize that and stop watching. If this feature helps people quit bad shows instead of going cold turkey, I'm a fan.

    However Netflix only renews shit shows.
     
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  17. Owain Taggart

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    The irony is that we have so much to watch, that we'd need something to speed it up in order to consume more of it quicker. Oh, what an era we live in! :lol:
     
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  18. Snaploud

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    I don't see a problem as long as the viewer has control of the feature. It's when shows get sped up to add in more advertisements that we run into problems (such as what they did to Seinfeld in syndication).
     
  19. Relayer1

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    It's not well publicised, but some stuff on TV is already 'tweaked'. To fit in adverts without lengthening content too much, some films are sped up fractionally.

    It's near impossible to spot a couple of percent change and doesn't even require audio pitch correction.
     
  20. Danja

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