Dish AutoHop vs Networks Commercial Skipping Discussion

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  1. May 18, 2012 #41 of 695
    TvilleBee

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    Will they outlaw ad blockers for the internet too??? We're flooded w/ so much advertising everywhere that it's absurd...
     
  2. May 18, 2012 #42 of 695
    SayWhat?

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    ^^ Don't give'em any ideas.
     
  3. May 18, 2012 #43 of 695
    Richard

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    The networks, by charging DISH and DirecTV to "retransmit" their signals, are already making more money than they should. We shouldn't have to also sit through commercial after commercial.

    I always fast forward through commercials, and always will. DISH is just making it easier for their customers to do so. They are already limiting it to next day viewing, that should have been enough to placate them.
     
  4. May 18, 2012 #44 of 695
    Michael P

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    I bet they could put this ad zapper feature in older model DVR's as well.
     
  5. May 18, 2012 #45 of 695
    Stewart Vernon

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    Threads merged.
     
  6. May 18, 2012 #46 of 695
    sregener

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    No doubt, but it makes a great selling point for existing customers to upgrade, does it not?
     
  7. May 19, 2012 #47 of 695
    Grandude

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    Only a few but even the clever ones become annoying after you've seen them 83 times. (except for, of course, the Victoria's Secret ones.:grin:)
     
  8. May 20, 2012 #48 of 695
    BillJ

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    You must be a youngster. That ability has been around since the VCR was invented. It just keeps getting easier. First the skip button on remotes and now with auto hop we don't even have to exercise our thumbs.
     
  9. May 20, 2012 #49 of 695
    FilmMixer

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    Unfortunately the networks did nothing on their own, so the government has stepped in...

    The unfortunate side effect has been stricter regulation by some content makers that I work for in also reducing the dynamic range of the regular content...

    The CALM Act

     
  10. May 20, 2012 #50 of 695
    lparsons21

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    Integrated ads haven't been used much for many years, but it isn't something new at all. I can vaguely remember some old crime show from the black & white days that slipped ads in when a character would go into the tobacco shop for Model pipe tobacco (that comes to mind, maybe other brands/products too). Those are much harder to skip since they weren't really fixed in time and often were made part of the story line.

    Maybe that is an approach the broadcasters can use.
     
  11. May 20, 2012 #51 of 695
    satcrazy

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    Great...
    So you are saying they implemented a work-around by lowering the sound of programming so the commericials at "normal"[?] levels will still be louder than the programming, correct? [ you will have to turn up sound for regular programming, making the commercials loud anyway, so much for government intervention]

    Unbelievable.

    and the networks are PO'd at Dish? Are the inmates running the asylum?

    Don't they realize that the louder and more inane the commercials are the faster people will skip or mute them?

    IMO the hopper"s work-around is the answer.

    I can remember only a handfull of commercials in the last 10 to 15 years I would watch because they were done well.

    Even they got boring by being aired too many times like Grandude said.
     
  12. May 20, 2012 #52 of 695
    sregener

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    Oh, I time shifted with VCRs, starting in 1984. But VCR recordings looked horrible compared to live television. And you had to wait for the program to finish before watching it, and couldn't watch a recorded program while another recording was happening. DVRs fixed both problems, which is when it became practical to record a football game and skip commercials and halftime.
     
  13. May 20, 2012 #53 of 695
    scooper

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    Just another good reason to skip them or leave the room and do something else while the commercials are on.
     
  14. May 21, 2012 #54 of 695
    oldschoolecw

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57438352-93/discovery-ceo-warns-dish-network-against-skipping-ads/

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    Things are going to get very interesting :)
     
  15. May 21, 2012 #55 of 695
    MysteryMan

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    The games afoot.
     
  16. May 21, 2012 #56 of 695
    SayWhat?

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    I'll be much more supportive of that position when I see that Execs from the various entities are no longer taking home multi-million dollar salaries.
     
  17. May 21, 2012 #57 of 695
    RasputinAXP

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    I'm sorry, does having AutoHop enabled somehow siphon the money out of your account, Mr. CEO? No? Great. Shut up.
     
  18. May 21, 2012 #58 of 695
    oldschoolecw

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    And besides that, it's like double payments we as customers are making. looking at what we are paying for ESPN today through me for a loop, then they expect us to watch commercials as well. :lol: Cable will be going the way of the dinosaur if this price gouging keeps up. We will only be Lemming for a certain time, then we riot err I mean stop paying all together
     
  19. May 21, 2012 #59 of 695
    farmerdave4

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    Maybe this is be Charlies payback for having to paying higher fees than Cable companies do for all these years. Play fair are we remove your commercials. :D
     
  20. May 21, 2012 #60 of 695
    Jason Whiddon

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    Even though FFW'd is around an used by all, marketing a feature that bypasses their ads, which are already hurting, is just not a smart move in this market.

    I think you'll see more disputes because if it, or it will be disabled on all or some of the channels which I assume they could pick and choose with software changes.

    I dont think the feature is gonna last, I also dont see it as something a user really needs, it's just pissing off networks. Thats my 0.02 anyways.
     
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