[mythtv-users] Commercial Overlays

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Oct 30 12:33:58 UTC 2007

On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 02:24:11AM -0700, Ian Forde wrote:
> Response below... (no top-posting for me!)


> On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 23:13 -0700, Dave Phillips wrote:
> > I can't offer any help but I do share your pain.
> > The worst was last week when they were overlaying on top of Hero's
> > dialog.
> > My japanese is nonexistant. ;-)
> > 
> > Garry Cook <garrycook at gmail.com> wrote:
> >         So, the overlays during shows are annoying enough, but tonight
> >         I saw something new. During Heroes there was an overlay for a
> >         movie coming out this week. I've never seen these for anything
> >         other than other shows on the same network. I can see this
> >         becoming a replacement for commercials. Imagine, instead of a
> >         40 minute recording with annoying overlays before and after
> >         the skipped commercials, an entire 60 minute recording with no
> >         commercials, but constantly overlaid with ads that fux0r your
> >         suspension of disbelief. 
> >         
> >         Is there anyway to remove these? Anyone working on it?
> >         Anything I can do to help? These must be on a different
> >         'signal' or something, right?
> Same signal.  I don't believe that there's anything that can be done,
> since it comes in mixed from the network feed, which would be before the
> (if applicable) cable headend... it's insidious... maybe even
> comcasidios!

Comcasidious.  I love it.  :-)

Well, in case you didn't watch the Emmy's, Lewis Black went non-linear
about exactly this topic.  Bug him to start an organization.

Or go picket AMPTP; they're all in one place, fighting with WGA this

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