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#1 OFFLINE   jibberyerkibber

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:23 AM

I was watching my TV yesterday in the split screen mode. One picture was from my HR34 and the other was from my HR24. Both receivers were tuned to the same station, MSNBC 356. Both tuner pictures were in real-time, i.e. no delay. I was doing this to check my PROGRAM GUIDE for each receiver and still watch and listen to the program in the other split screen. Then came a fade to black to a commercial break. Guess what? The HR34 screen had one set of commercials and the HR24 screen had another completely different set of commercials! Then after the commercials, a fade to black and the regular identical 356 program came back simultaneously in both screens. Anyone? It's been many years since I took LSD.

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#2 OFFLINE   trh

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:34 AM

I believe it. There is a thread around someplace discussing this. DirecTV has the ability to inject commercials into your viewing. Those commercials are apparently stored on your DVR. Sounds like you just had two different DirecTV commercials injected during one break.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

Local commercial injection has been around for a while. There are many threads on this as well as the "bug" that doesn't allow you to 30 second skip through the injected commercials.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

This is one of many reasons I continue to maintain a strong OTA setup.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

This is one of many reasons I continue to maintain a strong OTA setup.


What does that have to do with DirecTV inserting commercials into MSNBC? :confused:

(Also, DirecTV doesn't insert their own commercials into local broadcast channels -- they're not allowed contractually, and it would be hard to pull off technically anyway.)
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

Not to mention the cable companies have been doing this for decades, the cable networks setup blocks of local avails each hour or half hour so the individual cable companies can sell local ads. DirecTV didn't have this ability so what you used to see was generic Directv promos. You're not missing anything during these blocks, on the main C-Band feed they have PSAs or generic promos for programming because they know most providers will be using this avail for ads.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

If you compared OTA locals versus DirecTV locals, you would see (in my market anyway) there is a difference in the commercials. The hyperlocal commercials, the ones I am most willing to view, do not exist in the DirecTV feed.

What does that have to do with DirecTV inserting commercials into MSNBC? :confused:

(Also, DirecTV doesn't insert their own commercials into local broadcast channels -- they're not allowed contractually, and it would be hard to pull off technically anyway.)


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

If you compared OTA locals versus DirecTV locals, you would see (in my market anyway) there is a difference in the commercials. The hyperlocal commercials, the ones I am most willing to view, do not exist in the DirecTV feed.


That actually makes no sense at all. They get local feeds from your local station. Why would your local station want different commercials on say vs ota?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:11 PM

I have no idea, I am merely reporting my experience. Mind you, I don't watch a lot of TV, so the sample size is small and mainly during football season, where I watch OTA because the fine Miami station at 4-1 has no sub-channels and throws tons of bandwidth at their broadcast.

That actually makes no sense at all. They get local feeds from your local station. Why would your local station want different commercials on say vs ota?


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

I have actually seen a number of times on the sat feed where a commercial was pre-empted late, or ended early and the beginning or tail end of different commercial was visible for a second or two. Maybe they're just sloppy in the MIA and WPB markets?
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

I was watching my TV yesterday in the split screen mode. One picture was from my HR34 and the other was from my HR24. Both receivers were tuned to the same station, MSNBC 356. Both tuner pictures were in real-time, i.e. no delay. I was doing this to check my PROGRAM GUIDE for each receiver and still watch and listen to the program in the other split screen. Then came a fade to black to a commercial break. Guess what? The HR34 screen had one set of commercials and the HR24 screen had another completely different set of commercials! Then after the commercials, a fade to black and the regular identical 356 program came back simultaneously in both screens. Anyone? It's been many years since I took LSD.


Still get flashbacks?

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#12 OFFLINE   jibberyerkibber

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:08 AM

I was waiting for that, Rich. Gratefully, yes.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

I was waiting for that, Rich. Gratefully, yes.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

Yesterday I got an commercial for a car dearler in California, I live in Michigan.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

I was waiting for that, Rich. Gratefully, yes.


Still? Been a long time since I've even seen any. Never got flashbacks, but didn't like it, so I only used it a couple times. Nasty stuff, lasted way too long.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

Yesterday I got an commercial for a car dearler in California, I live in Michigan.


I got an email yesterday thanking me for helping defeat Proposition 33 in CA. I live in NJ. Don't even know what I was being thanked for.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Interesting, that deals with cars as well. It was an auto insurance measure.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

Interesting, that deals with cars as well. It was an auto insurance measure.


Yeah, I noticed that as I was deleting the email. Don't know how I got on that mailing list.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

Creedence Clearwater Revival -- one of my favorites. Many anti-Viet Nam war songs. Few people know that HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN is one of them. "Have you ever seen the rain comin' down (on a) sunny day." What kind of rain comes down on a sunny day? Napalm.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:50 AM

I was watching my TV yesterday in the split screen mode. One picture was from my HR34 and the other was from my HR24. Both receivers were tuned to the same station, MSNBC 356. Both tuner pictures were in real-time, i.e. no delay. I was doing this to check my PROGRAM GUIDE for each receiver and still watch and listen to the program in the other split screen. Then came a fade to black to a commercial break. Guess what? The HR34 screen had one set of commercials and the HR24 screen had another completely different set of commercials! Then after the commercials, a fade to black and the regular identical 356 program came back simultaneously in both screens. Anyone? It's been many years since I took LSD.


I'll believe you! I once had my R-15 recording 2 shows at the same time while I was watching a "live" third channel. Some say unbelievable!




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