Originally posted by sodakota
If we watch a movie, we noticed that now they show 5 minutes of the movie... then 5 minutes of commercials, then 5 minutes of the movie... etc. Years
ago, it was 15 minutes vs 1 minute of commercials. Then I remember it going from 10 minutes of movie to 2 min commercials.
Recently, we realized they have synchronized the commercials to show at the same time on all channels. So no more flipping channels to miss
Another complaint that all of us here had...
Synchronized Commercial Breaks
FOX News, especially O'Reilly, would state to his guest(s) "We're up against a 'hard' break... ahem, sorry the computers take/make the break and
there's nothing we can do..."
Pardon me all to hell and back, O'Reilly, since when do we take marching orders from a fuggin computer???
You're off my DVR, fool! Just stating that is foolish. The guy has the confidence and ego that his ratings warrant, yet, he's OK to take his orders
from a computer. Wuss ... BAG!
Anyhow, After catching up on all the ATS articles is done...
Steps to enjoy content (without brain numbing commercials anymore.)
Get a 1TB+ External HD with USB2.0+ Port & Cable
Newegg.com for excellent prices (no I don't own stock I wish.)
Get a good DVD Player with a USB 2.0 Port.
We have a Panasonic P109 *I think* DVD player with front USB connector (that's the key though, get one with USB2.0 or better; 3.0 is coming; if not
Flash Drives work great too... any USB mass storage device that will hold a treasured video/pictures.
Formatted as FAT16/FAT32/NTFS (maybe Linux partitions)
Our player plays JPG pictures, AVI, RAW MPG & *I Think* WMV.
VCD/SVCD/DVD Has HDTV upscale to 1080P with HDMI Cable.
Player was $70 at Walmart (and many other sites.)
Load up the HD Drive or Flash Drive(s) with every movie known to man.
Or ... Off load the DVR. etc.
I've been converting our rare VHS -> DVD so that we can enjoy those grainy, video noised VHS tapes that have taken up sooo much shelf space.
Popcorn & Butter !!! (and towel.)
Essentially, We pulled the Dish Network in favor of our own media.
Since we aren't couch potatoes, we're proud that we won't be vegging to those groovie, mind numbing commercials mentioned in an earlier post.
Although it can be entertaining to watch others sponge up the drivel as it oozes out of the TV into their mooshie brains. Oh well.
Edit to add: Alex Jones Channel is now the channel of choice... Like him or not ...
A select video from earlier today...
(click to open player in new window)
[edit on 5·1·10 by DrMattMaddix]