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reply to NoHereNoMo

Re: Just my two cents about ads, ota, cable and satellite

said by NoHereNoMo:

Yep. I've said it before: shows are just the filler for the time between commercials. And the truly sad fact: whether you buy the particular products being advertised or not, your money is being used to pay for the commercials (the cost of the ads is built-in to the price of everything you buy)--so it's not possible to actually "steal" anything that appears on "TV" anywhere (you're just getting your money's worth... so torrent away! ).

I avoid paying that tax somewhat by buying "store brand" whenever that alternative is available.