Don't think I could blame them I don't think that I could blame them. Auto ad skipping, if it goes mainstream everywhere could spell the death of the industry. Either that or the retrans disputes will definitely get turned up 1000 degrees. It's nice to have ad free TV but the reality is that TV production and programming is expensive and someone has to pay for it. This right now is the advertiser. If they know their ads don't have a chance of being watched they're going to go somewhere else to advertise.
But I do agree that journalistic standards should not have a conflict of interest. CBS/CNET is clearly in the wrong here.
I agree that someone has to pay for it and I don't think by having one device that would limit or remove ads would change alot. Its about time the TV viewers had something to limit or remove the ads. I'm so sick of the crappy ads over the years, making people out to be like total complete idiots to make it look like there product would help. I really hope that DISH will give the viewers the ability to limit and remove them. LET THE VIEWER have some control. And it would be nice to have HW that keeps the sound levels ALL at the SAME levels. I still hate it when I'm watching a show and it cuts to an ad and the sound comes blaring out of the speakers during the ad. What they think that will make me buy something more? NOT! Ya it gets my attention, gets me to either mute the sound or change channels. I wish they would change that crap too.
newviewEx .. Ex .. ExactlyPremium
said by BimmerE38FN:With the passage of the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM) into law on on December 15, 2010, networks who are still practicing or allowing this are now breaking the law.
... it would be nice to have HW that keeps the sound levels ALL at the SAME levels. I still hate it when I'm watching a show and it cuts to an ad and the sound comes blaring out of the speakers during the ad.
The FCC is charged with enforcing this law, so file a complaint if you are experiencing this.
Awesome, thank you sir.
reply to newview
reply to fifty nine
said by fifty nine:How does the Hopper Auto Ad Skip (which BTW allows the Ad to be skipped once the recording is over 24 hours old - Not skip the Ad and never record it in the first place) differ from manually fast forwarding past the ad or (if I am watching as the show airs) leaving the room until the show resumes? All the payment to run an ad buys is inserting it into the show NOT any guarantee that it will be viewed by ANYONE. Until the sponsors pay ME to watch their ad, I have fulfilled my responsibility by recording and watching the show (but not necessarily their ads). They have gotten what they paid for once the ad is offered to me to be viewed. I do not have to watch it.
I don't think that I could blame them. Auto ad skipping, if it goes mainstream everywhere could spell the death of the industry.