Weird aspect about Fender's videos

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by DougMen, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    I've noticed that the videos on Fender's website now have subtitles. It seems to me that if you're deaf, then you probably won't be buying a guitar or amp anytime soon. Is there something I'm missing?
     
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  2. Lonn

    Lonn Squier-holic

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    Many people worldwide don't speak English as a first language. My wife speaks 4 languages but we still very often use subtitles at home while watching TV.
     
  3. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
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    Heck, sometimes I use subtitles watching English, Scottish, or Irish shows...
     
  4. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Maybe it's for the hard of hearing who buy 100W bedroom amps. :)
     
  5. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
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    Perhaps we should try this. Mrs. Lover will abstain watching some shows and movies because she knows my concuss damaged hearing does not process accents well. Thanks.
     
  6. MrYeats

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    I was thinking about putting out a new CD called
    "Music For The Deaf"
    It should be very easy to record.
     
  7. DougMen

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    Many shows have close captioning that you can turn on
     
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  8. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    There is a big difference between spoken word frequencies and music ones. Someone might easily have issues understanding dialogue but still be right as rain in music. I generally use subtitles and I've been around and doing music all my life.
     
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  9. howserx

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    Ha! We do this for "Still Game" The subtiles are almost as funny, they spell it out exactly how the characters say it.

    "Na, I cannae be arsed boabby" Boabby = Bobby apparently...
     
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  10. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
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    I use subtitles. I have a hard time hearing dialogue on tv.
     
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  11. radiotech

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    THAT’s the show that got me doing it!
     
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  12. howserx

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    lol. That show the craik!
     
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  13. Afrika61

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    That's odd: there was one for them a few years back that had someone doing ASL in the sub screen, which raises the same question,....
     
  14. -r3-

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    Been done. It's a good one! 220px-Queens_of_the_Stone_Age_-_Songs_for_the_Deaf.png
     
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  15. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Meister

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    Back in the day when I repaired televisions for a living the shop I worked at had a contract with a local hospital. This was way before the modern flat screens we have now, it was all 19 inch tube sets. We didn't fix anything on the spot, rather we had a closet in the hospital full of spare televisions. When a room set went out I was sent over to grab a spare out of the closet, replace the TV in the room, and take the broken one back to the shop for repairs. The fixed one would go back in the closet to be part of the rotation.

    I was dispatched to a patient's room one day for a bad picture complaint. No big deal, just go swap it out. When I get to the room I learn the patient is totally blind! The TV had a vertical output circuit problem that resulted in a the whole picture being collapsed into a single horizontal line in the middle of the CRT. Everything else, including the sound, worked as normal. I swapped the set and moved on.

    Still, it bothered me. Why in the world did a blind woman complain about a bad picture? I found out later that it was her granddaughter that complained.

    You never know. I've stopped questioning things like this. There is always a reason.
     
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  16. NewsCam 603

    NewsCam 603 Squier-Meister

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    Whaaaat?
     
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  17. TampaMark

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    I'm like that. I do not go out to any movies because I miss so much of what is being said. With a video, at home, with my preferred headphones I get the jokes and what is being said AND have the subtitles to back up what I think they are saying.
     
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  18. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    I think we are a bunch of partially deaf guitar players !
     
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  19. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    Jan 26, 2015
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    Many of us here have passed 50, 60, 70 or 80. For about as many, playing in garage/basement bands, there is a certain level of hard to hear from playing in concrete/cinder block rooms with terrible acoustics.

    For myself add in 5 years of marching band rehearsals, 7 years of firing howitzers and going down the road in aluminum alloy vehicles at some speed and then 3-4 years of turning wrenches on Japanese bikes, it's actually amazing I can hear at all,not just some dialogue frequency loss.
     
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  20. Most of the time with those dialects you need subtitles. ;)
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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