What is a 'DOG'?

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    Scuse my ignorance but I have come across the term DOG in a couple of threads relating to digital imformation being stripped out in the recording process.

    Does this refer to things like SKY logo's etc? If so how does it work?
     
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    The channel identifiers are often called DOGs too. Channel 5 had one to start with but stopped using it under 'audience pressure'. The current program providers have proved 'doggedly' obstinate' so far...

    The providers say that viewers find it useful to have a reminder of the channel they are on. Bit like interrupting radio broadcasts every 30 secs. or so to say (in dulcet tones) "You are listening to BBC Radio x".
     
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    It could be argued that with the use of current technology's such as Plasma Screens that there is a danger of screen burn due to these logos - perhaps SKY should not displying these. Or am I just being picky :D
     
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    A bit off topic for this forum, but...
    Yes there is and no you are not. That is partly why there is a website dedicated to trying to get rid of them. It seems somewhat less satisfying than banging your head on a brick wall.
    The argument is that most people don't stay tuned to one channel for long enough to affect a plasma display. Most logos are quite dull now, but CBeebies did affect a few plasmas and now the CBeedies logo moves from time to time.
    Some TVs will slowly 'orbit' the image by a pixel or two so that there is less chance of burn.
    At one point a lawsuit was suggested to sue for replacement displays, but it didn't get anywhere.
     

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