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 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 11:52 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Tonight I watched on the DVR the new 3-12-14 episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and was distracted by an extremely annoying and intrusive narration that ran throughout most of it, with this guy telling us softly what we were watching AS we watched it. I noticed that someone else here in Southern California made note of it at the show's Facebook site, but he and I seem to be a minority who noticed it. Anyone here experience it?

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 12:28 AM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

You didn't happen to have Descriptive Video Service (DVS) turned on by accident by any chance?

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

No, have never even tried that, although it's possible that it somehow got turned on accidentally for some of us, although it was only for that program and nothing else. Hmmm ... I also recorded an NBC program right before it -- will try that later today when I get home. Thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Mikey   (Member)

It's basically closed captioning for blind people. How it gets turned on and off I don't know but it happened one night during Grimm.

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 11:52 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Mikey: Well, it happened tonight during "Grimm" too! I went to the "Law & Order SVU" Facebook site and found that others had had a similar experience that night. I posted this to one such person:

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I discovered that I also had it on the NBC program that followed "Law & Order S.V.U," "Chicago P.D.," which I had also recorded on my AT&T U-verse DVR the same night. I discovered on another online site that it sounded like "descriptive audio," something provided, I think, for the visually handicapped. Tonight it happened again at the start of "Grimm," again on NBC, and I frantically tried to figure out how to turn it off because it is SO annoying. For me, it only happened while I was watching (and/or recording) NBC HD -- but the standard def version was just fine, no extra narration, so I watched "Grimm" on the non-HD channel. I'm going to call AT&T to see how to turn this off. Do you have AT&T? This is the first time I've ever heard this descriptive narration.
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With others noticing it during both "Law & Order" and "Grimm" and "Hannibal" and "Parenthood," it seems to be an NBC broadcast problem. Frankly, it renders the program unwatchable!!!

 
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