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Dish AutoHop vs Networks Commercial Skipping Discussion

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by phrelin, May 15, 2012.

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  1. Jun 6, 2012 #481 of 695
    phrelin

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    I didn't notice them selling Chevy's like they do all over the screen in "Hawaii Five-0" showing the cars driving and driving and driving.

    However it seemed like the intrusion on TNT tonight literally was a full-width signboard occupying about 30% of the screen at the bottom - admittedly promos for their shows. But that could change.

    It isn't like this hasn't been coming down the pike. Autohop isn't any big deal. DVR's with skip buttons are much more of a problem.
     
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    Laxguy

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    It was TBS that was mentioned. I tuned to it, but didn't see anything that noteworthy, so I asked for someone to demo it, esp. as maybe it was a Dish thing, not available on DIRECTV®'s 'casts.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2012 #483 of 695
    SayWhat?

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    Maybe an AutoShrink/Stretch to crop out the offensive content?

    Oh it was a lot worse than that. Little Blue Birdie type droppings scrolling across the bottom of the screen full of #s and @s and whatever follows them.

    Not a Dish thing. Definitely a load of TBS Twits.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2012 #484 of 695
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    Great...
    Don't know if they still do this, but the local cable co. TW, had almost half the gui covered with TVguide crap and commercials, which left very little for actual channel space. You could die of old age just trying to get through the guide.

    One of the big reasons I left for sat years ago.
     
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    Jaspear

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    The Global Network in Canada has been running paid advertising in the lower third graphics for several years. Global also airs paid ads in the closing credits. Also just recently, I've noticed what appear to be paid advertising for new movie releases in the LTGs on American networks.
     
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    Stewart Vernon

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    Sorry... I missed the poster's error. He definitely was talking about TNT and misspoke when saying TBS, because the specific show he noted was only on TNT last night.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2012 #487 of 695
    SayWhat?

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    They're interchangeable. I really can't tell them apart.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2012 #488 of 695
    harsh

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    Are the audio and video feeds coming from the networks not in the same stream as the video?

    Real-time is easy; dial it in once and it works. It is when you've decided to do your own pre-encoded inserts and stuff that adds several more time-based variables that it gets difficult.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2012 #489 of 695
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    Someday you'll be telling your grandkids (or maybe even kids) how you remembered when the networks actually had programming and not commercials 24/7! :lol:
     
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    hilmar2k

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    Even his kids won't subscribe to Dish:

    I keed, I keed.... :D
     
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    jdskycaster

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    Great summation of what everyone has been speculating. This is really about retransmission fees and the technology just levels the playing field a bit. If Dish wins there is finally a way for them to use the technology as a bargaining chip in negotiations. Again, it is a great feature but honestly one that I have not used all that much.
     
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    Marlin Guy

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    As I said in another thread - Napster paved the way for i-tunes.
    Adapt and change or get left for dead.
    Good for Charlie! He gets it.
     
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    Marlin Guy

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    I have two adult children. 27 and 23. Neither of them subscribe to any broadcast TV services. All of their content is either streamed or downloaded and then watched at their convenience. No commercials.
     
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    Arya Stark

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    If not for sports, our family would do that as well. We watch A LOT of tv too, but sports are the one thing tying us down to satellite. Probably why ESPN can charge so much!
     
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    Charise

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    I don't have a Hopper set-up yet, but when I do, if it's still available, I'll use auto-hop on everything recorded with PTAT. But I can go with lower prices and 30-second skip if it's not. :D
     
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    Stewart Vernon

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    Threads merged. Please keep everything in this thread, starting new threads on the same very active topic just confuses people who don't know which thread to reply to. Thanks!
     
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    Laxguy

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    What date are you assigning for the real start of Napster?
    My date for iTunes is when SoundJam was released. (Apple bought SoundJam which became the nucleus for iTunes).
     
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    Redbullsnation

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    this is absolutely stupid. I hope the judge throw the book to these networks...
     
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