Sorry, but wanting a no out-of-pocket cost version of a paid service and using existing ad-supported services does not equal wanting ads.
People are dumb.79% of the survey's respondents reported wanting to use a free and ad-supported service rather than pay for another one. ... 80% of respondents reported a difference in the quality of the content on many free, ad-supported platforms-more specifically, that it's worse."
That is a very good point... if you want to insert adds you should dramatically reduce your guide service fees. For those of us that paid full price we should not have to deal with this nonsense!! I personally think that they stepped over the line with shoving the adds down our throats but in all fairness they do remove them if you make a phone call.Amazon offers discounts for customers willing to watch adds on some products they sell. Kindle's for example. But they also offer the same product for a few bucks more with no ads. I pay TiVo for guide data (and lately, that data really SUXS.) My expectations is no ads in my paid guide data. Guides with ads should be free or discounted.
Same. I pay for the more expensive ad-free versions of all services that offer it and for any service that doesn't I simply don't watch.Anything I can't easily avoid Ads I just don't watch.
I think it's fair to say that the entire show is a series of ads -- in modern terms, "product placement" -- but they also have ad breaks, since as far back as I've seen it.This morning I stumbled across an old episode of The Price Is Right on BUZZR. The ads were integrated into the programming either as excellent descriptions and demonstrations of the prizes or as 'bonus' items.
Yes. One can get the sense from folks on this forum that the main attraction of a DVR is to avoid ads, as opposed to the ability to watch the content you want on-demand, on your own schedule. But consumer behavior clearly shows that the public is more interested in the latter than the former. Which is why YouTube has so many viewers, and why Hulu has more subscribers to its cheaper ad-supported tier than its more expensive ad-free version.The TiVo cult has always attracted the ad averse.
Most game shows back in the old days were just product placement ads. I remember watching Wheel of Fortune with my Grandma and after a round was over whoever won had to immediately "spend" their winnings on sponsored prizes.I think it's fair to say that the entire show is a series of ads -- in modern terms, "product placement" -- but they also have ad breaks, since as far back as I've seen it.