[mythtv-users] Daddy, what's a commercial - [OT offering]

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Jan 11 23:40:09 UTC 2007

On Jan 11, 2007, at 3:19 PM, Brian Wood wrote:

> There is already talk of commercials with more or less static  
> visual messages that would be seen in FFWDing through a spot.

Comm-detect code would be reduced to a couple of lines if they would  
just ALL do that. :) I don't mind sitting through the funny Apple  
commercials and the cool new car commercials - even commercials for  
TV shows that are like the one I'm watching are ok. I don't want to  
sit through commercials for diapers, feminine hygiene, hair color and  
the million other products for which I have no need. Instead of  
technology to stop commercial skipping/cutting, networks need to  
invest in technology that will deliver the ads I want to see.  
Advertisers need to produce ads that I want to see. Quite frankly, if  
they are able to find a way to force me to watch commercials, I'll  
just turn off the TV for good. Now what have they gained?

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