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Again with the word "PAUSE"

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by gilviv, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Rich

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    I used to have a few setups like that before MRV. Worked well.

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  2. Rich

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    I was just watching last night's football game a few minutes ago and the Wolf Commercial came on. My dog went mildly berserk when he saw the wolves. After the commercial, I had to let him out so he could make sure the wolves weren't in the backyard.... :lol:

    I think he found it quite believable.

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  3. Richierich

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    +1. :lol:
     
  4. ndole

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    :hurah:

    So what you're suggesting is that people who take this stuff SO literally have the same reasoning ability and IQ as your dog? ;) :D:D:D
     
  5. Rich

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    No, my dog (a White Westy Terrier) has always watched TV. I just thought his reaction to the Wolf Commercial was funny and thought I'd share it.

    But now that you opened the door, I'll give you my opinion: I think it's a bit devious, but if I get a laugh out of anything, I think it's worth it. Not many folks will realize just how untrue parts of it are and the thought of them running from room to room trying emulate the guy in the commercial cracks me up. I don't see how the commercial can cause any harm and if it gets more subs for D* I think that's a good thing.

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  6. Richierich

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    I thought it was a Nicely Made Commercial from an Artistic Standpoint and of course they were just vaguely trying to get a point across and not trying to write a Directv Manual on How To Use MRV (WHDVR Service)!!!

    I think it is even Funnier about how all of these reactions are taking place!!!

    Get a Grip!!! Have a tall cold one and Chill!!! :lol:
     
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    Well I am not happy and nothing to do with the word "pause"

    I watched the commercial where the guy is watching a movie, pauses it goes into the kitchen to get a snack and watches it while he makes it....

    I tried it and .... nothing... HOW DARE THEY DECEIVE ME LIKE THAT!!!! Just because I have no TV in my kitchen!! The ad quite clearly shows it working like that.... and there was no snacks in my kitchen like his either... had to have a cookie instead :(

    Sidenote: Yes I am joking.....

    Side-Sidenote: I didnt have a cookie - I made myself a sandwich....:grin:
     
  8. nuspieds

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    Untrue?

    That word seems a bit too "harsh." :)

    For one, as has been stated numerous times before, commercials are not meant to be an instructional video; they are meant to market and promote a product/company/service/etc.

    The message in the commercial says you can pause watching a recording, go to another room, and resume watching it where you left off. That's all true. Whether you have to press the green button, pause button, dash button, etc., is irrelevant to the purpose of and message in the commercial. The bottom line is that with whatever button presses, you can pause, go to another room, and resume where you left off.

    For those who are stuck on the word "pause," the fact that in this day and age of DVRs, pressing the Pause or Stop button both suspend viewing and leave a marker where you suspended, so that viewing can later be resumed. So, in effect, they are basically the same, with the only difference being what is displayed after you press the button.

    With my setup, I do use the Pause button, power off in the room, go to the next room, power on, then hit Play on the recording and it resumes where I left off, exactly as conveyed in the message of the commercial.

    But, again, the commercial is promoting a feature and once you know that feature exists, the next question is, for example, "How do I use it?" The commercial isn't a how-to/step-by-step guide.
     
  9. hasan

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    I'm not sure I actually get the point of this entire discussion. The first time I saw the commercial, my response was, "Well....that's wrong, you have to hit STOP, not Pause." I had to laugh that they (from my interpretation) got it completely wrong, and if the customer actually tries to hit Pause instead of Stop, it isn't going to work.

    Then I considered what they were trying to communicate. The concept was correct, the implied instructions were just a bit messed up. That's probably ok for a commercial.

    I didn't give it much thought after that...but I can see from this thread, several people have. It amazes me that kinds of things one's mind will grab onto, like a dog with a bone. We all do it. It just depends on what particular attachment is being tweaked at the moment.

    We are, after all, a curious lot.:)
     
  10. Wisegoat

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    Everytime someone around me opens a Coors Light, nothing gets cold, it does not start snowing and a giant Coors Light Silver Bullet train does not arrive with more beer and good looking women.

    When I bite in to Juicy Fruit gum, I do not get magically transported to a ski hill with good looking women and I can not do spins and aerial manuvers.

    I have never seen the M&M's talk or dance around.

    I have never seen a talking dog, so how does he know the secret recipe to Bush's Baked Beans.

    Using Axe body wash does not make all the women in the area turn in raging nymphos.


    You, you mean commercials aren't telling me the truth?

    Next thing you will tell me is there is no Santa Claus or Easter bunny.

    Now that is just crazy talk. . .
     
  11. Drew2k

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    Awesome post, Wisegoat!
     
  12. RunnerFL

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    Right on!

    And let's not forget, Tuna do NOT talk. Sorry Charlie...
     
  13. TDK1044

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    If the Ad had stated that you can stop watching in one room and resume watching in another, then we wouldn't have wasted 93 posts on a non issue. It's been fun though. :)
     
  14. Rich

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    Made me watch the Wolf commercial several times which made my dog very happy.

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  15. nuspieds

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    No, some people still wouldn't be happy...after all, if I all I did was just turn off the TV before I left a room, then I've "stopped" watching.

    Since I didn't initiate any action to suspend watching, then I couldn't resume where I "stopped," could I?! :D

    Either way, there would have been thread. Sadly, some people will always be interpreting commercials as the product manuals.
     
  16. MysteryMan

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    Suggests the OP ask Mythbusters to put the pause issue to the test and put a amen to all this nonsense. Would help with their public relations after firing a cannon ball into peoples homes. :sure:
     

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