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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wilbur_the_goose, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 #81 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    The only time I see commercials is during live sporting events.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 #82 of 103
    tonyd79

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    Double play is your friend.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 #83 of 103
    wilbur_the_goose

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    BTW - I'm not morally opposed or anything. It's a free society.

    I just thought it was an amazingly stupid ad.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 #84 of 103
    Richierich

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    +1. Thank You for your comment as it is Stupid and will not cause anyone to pick up the phone and subscribe to Directv.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2010 #85 of 103
    hdtvfan0001

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    I suspect you'll get alot more takers to that point. ;):D

    Its when things got diverted to subliminal messages and the like that the topic got all over the place. :lol:
     
  6. Oct 25, 2010 #86 of 103
    wilbur_the_goose

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    hdtvfan - My post #1:
    I think the ad is completely stupid and should be pulled. Not for moral reasons - because it's such a dumb commercial.

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    I didn't get into subliminal messages :)
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  7. Oct 25, 2010 #87 of 103
    Richierich

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    He was Not Murdered as I thought at first glance but was sedated by a powerful tranquilizer dart which is much more Benign.

    Yes, it is a Dumb Stupid Waste of Money Commercial that will not bring anything to the Bottom Line for Directv except a loss of income that it cost to make this POS!!!
     
  8. Oct 25, 2010 #88 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    ...this from the person who thought someone had been murdered. Just saying. :D
     
  9. Oct 25, 2010 #89 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    A waste of whose money? Theirs. So, why do you care so much? Not to mention that the spot may be very successful for them, as many others have been.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2010 #90 of 103
    wilbur_the_goose

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    Hoosier - why do I care?

    I'd rather they spend $$$ on more effective and cheaper commercials and use the retained earnings to increase HDTV programming ;)
     
  11. Oct 25, 2010 #91 of 103
    Richierich

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    EXACTLY!!!
     
  12. Oct 25, 2010 #92 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    They have plenty for both. They are doing very well financially. Regardless, how effective you believe their commercials have been is purely your opinion. All signs point towards them being highly successful however. This one was both humorous and on point.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2010 #93 of 103
    ddrumman2004

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    Speaking of DirecTv's commercials, I like the one where the guy throws the snow on the his neighbor's door....fairly funny...

    But the ones where the folks heads turn into Benjamen's is just downright creepy to me!

    All in all, most DirecTv commercials are irritating.
     
  14. Oct 25, 2010 #94 of 103
    hdtvfan0001

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    All in all, most commercials are irritating... :D

    My 30-second skip button gets quite a workout...
     
  15. Oct 25, 2010 #95 of 103
    sigma1914

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    Yes, less money on Marketing! Genius! :nono2: Hopefully, you don't run a business.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2010 #96 of 103
    ddrumman2004

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    I sir...do not have that option so I just suffer through most of them. But then again, there are other commercials that are a lot more irritating than DirecTv's!
     
  17. Oct 25, 2010 #97 of 103
    hdtvfan0001

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    That is most likely something many would agree upon. :D
     
  18. Oct 25, 2010 #98 of 103
    Richierich

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    I don't find the Commercial Irritating but just Dumb and I don't see how that will win Directv any business as it doesn't really Sell Me on anything.

    Tell me why exactly I should switch to Directv and then let me make my decisions based on Research.
     
  19. Oct 25, 2010 #99 of 103
    sigma1914

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    It's not always about selling you. Sometimes, just getting you to remember their name is a goal. The commercial has you & others obsessively posting about it...that's a win in their eyes. Product recognition.
     
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    Does D* actually provide PPV films a month before Netflix?
     

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