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One thing I don't get about Russia

Why is their TV so difficult?

So many British shows are available here. Nice for me, except Russians (apparently) like echo translations. Meaning the English is spoken first and then the Russian is shouted over it one second later. Wouldn't it be better to have Russian subtitles? OR full dubbing? I mean the echo dubbers are so distracting in their emoting that I can't hear anything but them. The echo translations make me a bit crazy. Can I please hear the English? Maybe? Or no echos? The combination makes me nuts.

This is the bastard child of dubbing and subtitles and it sucks.

I'm guessing Russian broadcasting systems couldn't care less about deaf people. They have no closed captioning in Russia. (This is what my gf tells me. With Irina and Alex in San Francisco, we simply watched movies in CC mode and everyone was happy.) Need I say, again? It's not possible in Russia. I have to hear some man interpret everything. In crappy women's voices. UGH.

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sorris0
Mar. 10th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
When you don't know English it sounds fine. When you learn it dubs start to sound awful. But the crazy thing was in my childhood when foreign movies just appeared and we had only pirate VHSs which were translated by one guy: all the voices, male, female, kids. I remember watching Cinderella: she was singing a sweet song with a gross male's voice. It is hilarious now :)
baronessvarla
Mar. 12th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
Xa-xa-xa! Yes! That is exactly what it's like to me. Okay, you've helped explain a lot to me. I appreciate that. :)
rabies
Mar. 14th, 2012 02:18 am (UTC)
I haven't even heard of such a thing. That would drive me crazy.
baronessvarla
Mar. 17th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
The echo subtitling is quite crazy-making.
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