Message from discussion "Revolution" episode 2 sets NBC record for DVR gain
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From: Jim G. <jimgy...@geemail.com.invalid>
Subject: Re: "Revolution" episode 2 sets NBC record for DVR gain
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:56:30 -0500
Organization: Good in theory, but not in practice
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anim8rFSK sent the following on Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:04:49 -0700:
> In article <4lho78tsoshghtbcovpla1l3fmtiq07...@4ax.com>,
> Jim G. <jimgy...@geemail.com.invalid> wrote:
> > shawn sent the following on Sat, 13 Oct 2012 04:26:36 -0400:
> > > On Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:20:41 -0500, Jim G.
> > > <jimgy...@geemail.com.invalid> wrote:
> > >
> > > >David Barnett sent the following on Wed, 10 Oct 2012 07:15:42 +1100:
> > > >> Also, as
> > > >> you imply above, FF thru commercials saves time.
> > > >
> > > >This is a *huge* consideration for me. I like being able to watch two
> > > >complete "hour-long" shows in 90 minutes, and the same goes for sports.
> > > >I love being able to watch a four-hour football game in the same 90
> > > >minutes or so.
> > > >
> > > >And saved TV entertainment time equals more entertainment time to spend
> > > >on novels and comics. And snarking on USENET, of course. :)
> > >
> > > That's the really annoying thing about trying to watch NBC shows On
> > > Demand. They disable fast forward so a 40 minute show can take 50-60
> > > minutes to watch because they throw in multiple ads.
> > I wonder if they think that that will get people to watch *them* live
> > and go online to watch the other networks. But that's surely going to
> > backfire on them, as a lot of people will simply turn to the pirate
> > route if the network makes online viewing so tedious for people who
> > would *prefer* to play by the rules.
> Even if the point is to make you watch the commercials ... why disable
Yeah, that makes no sense to me, either.
> Besides, I've seen models where you are allowed to fast
> forward, but not past the commercial breaks.
That's understandable, I guess.
Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
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