[mythtv-users] Sorry, but I don't want to pay much

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Jun 29 18:49:16 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 02:21:18PM -0400, John Drescher wrote:
>      ... just as TiVo does.  I don't know whether the open source nature of
>      Myth would make Nielsen nervous about the accuracy of the data, but
>      there's merit in this idea.  It *would* require patches to the mainline
>      code, treading as it does in the patch of how the built-in player works.
>    I believe the ability to flag and skip over commercials will make Nielsen
>    very nervous.

Not Nielsen.  They just count things.

It might make the networks nervous... but flagging isn't the issue;
skipping is.

And *knowing* how many people flag and skip is useful data, too; as
noted, 40% of commercials get watched, even by people who could skip

The measurement of commercials isn't a bad thing.  It will get us
better commercials.

Did you want to *pay* for all that television?

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