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Should TV Ads be banned?

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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:46 PM
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I'm quite tired of seeing all these ridiculous ads on TV. If they are no longer shown in between channels, TV shows would be exactly 30 minutes or 1 hour. Movies would be exactly 2 hours or more.

I say we should ban ads as a whole and have nice selection screen on our TV menu to selection certain years for movies trailers or TV ads.

I have to say news channels should be forbidden to have ads, they should be an exception.
edit on 31-8-2016 by makemap because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:51 PM
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a reply to: makemap

Ad revenue pays for the systems in place to deliver the programming to you to watch



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: makemap

Well...

You're actually watching TV so you can be exposed to the ads

So, not gonna happen... but we all hate them




posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:07 AM
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Eh.. Just use your computer, and the internet. Adblock, streaming or torrenting, are great ways to watch stuff ad free.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:21 AM
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Usually record the shows I watch on the DVR then fast forward through all the commercials. It's funny because whenever 'live' TV shows are on, my husband or I will try to fast forward through them, then look at each other and laugh.

DVR's rule.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:21 AM
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a reply to: makemap
Well, there is an alternative to ads on TV. Everybody who owns a television set can be made to pay an annual licence fee, and the people who work in the industry can be paid out of that instead. Or perhaps you know a way to persuade them all to work for nothing.
My solution to the problem is to switch on "mute" and ignore the screen for the duration.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: makemap

Yes ... except for the infomercials. They have some good sh't from time to time.






posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:26 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

I agree television is subliminal brainwashing crap. But is it really subliminal anymore once one becomes aware of what they're doing to people? I don't think so.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:30 AM
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My room mate and I have the hacked FireStick. It's awesome... Commercials are now obsolete to me.

So normally my answer would be, YES ban them. But now the technology has evolved to a point where banning them isn't even necessary.

Look at it this way, with the hacked FireStick your programming is commercial free as it feeds off bootlegged streams found on the interweb. The advertising companies still pay the networks to air their propaganda, and the networks still deliver somewhat premium content.

They're free to air all the commercials they want and I am free to not watch them.




posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:51 AM
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What's a hacked Firestick?

And who watches teevee anymore?

I'm old enough to remember when they promised us 'cable tv, only $15 a month and no commercials! I knew that was a lie.

I'm old enough to remember when teevee programming was only a few hours a day, and they put on the morning news, and then signed off, and then the noon news (accompanied by the fire station down the street blowing it's siren, and all the fathers and school kids came home for lunch.) Then soap operas or nothing until the 6 o'clock news, prime time (variety shows and Gunsmoke), then they actually went off the air after the 11 o'clock news. And you never had to worry about accidentally seeing porn, and the most violent anything got was Marshall Dillon shooting the bad guy. Or maybe Hoss caught a cattle rustler.

I'm old enough to remember when you could trust Walter Cronkite to tell you the truth, except when he couldn't. Took him a while on the Vietnam War.

Hell, I'm old enough to remember when we stared at the radio and teevee hadn't been invented yet.

Geezus! Go outside! Get away from your glowie doom box!!



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 01:13 AM
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a reply to: makemap

LOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Breaks me up. Funny,funny, funny. Best joke I have heard all night...LOLOLOLOLOLOLLO!



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 01:22 AM
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a reply to: SentientCentenarian

It's this really awesome HDMI insert made by Amazon that works via through your wifi. The version my room mate got, is like hacked by her friend and it has a specific App that allows me to watch almost any movie or any TV show from any moment in time!

This is especially useful since I love watching classic movies, mostly silent films and film noirs of the 1950s. If the title is really obscure I may not be able to find a stream but usually I am in luck so long as it's not a foreign film.

And I can watch all those nostalgic Nickelodeon shows from when I was a kid.

And the best part is I can do it all commercial free!



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:13 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

I am pretty sure that's a tiny bit illegal. If hacked means you're not paying for the content. Pssssst.
If I understood that wrong, nevermind carry on.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:15 AM
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Not going to happen because they are a revenue source. The best way to avoid and wish for ad death? On cable channels at least, the internet is a whole other story. Quit watching cable. There are plenty of alternatives to pick from.
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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 03:13 AM
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a reply to: SentientCentenarian

That's good. I'm damn near that old.

S&F


I do remember the old round picture tubes and dad taking the chaises tubes out of the TV to test them on a test machine at the minuet mart around the corner. They played the national anthem at sigh off around 10 PM.

Damn we are getting old.
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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 04:26 AM
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originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: SentientCentenarian

That's good. I'm damn near that old.

S&F


Damn we are getting old.


Speak for yourself. I'm only 100.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: SentientCentenarian

66



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: makemap

The federal government should not be able to control private industry.

No, I'd prefer that an oppressive gov't not be able to do things like ban television commercials.

Just get a Roku and subscriptions to Hulu and Amazon and Netflix. Boom! No more commercials.

Fix your own problem, don't try to take something away from everyone just because you don't like it.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: awareness10

Youre absolutely correct! Now its right in our faces...and most of the people dont even realize it. Its no longer sub-liminal...(but the theatres still pump the popcorn smell thru the vents to sell more popcorn!)



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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I also used to have a Neilson box, as in Neilson the ratings company.

They can tell when you mute commercials on the box, too.




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