[opendtv] Re: Invention: The TV-advert enforcer

  • From: Brian Park <floman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 18:59:59 -0500

In our house we use the mute key at nearly every commercial break, so we 
can have some form of discussion without the rah-rah noise of TV, 
however brief. Works quite well. Commercials without sound are almost 
harmless with their main attention attractor silenced.
bp

Kon Wilms wrote:

>Good move. Will they send out open invitations to bittorrent piracy
>groups when they put out press releases for this 'feature'?
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>I also find it interesting that this is getting patented.. NDS showed
>this feature almost 8 years ago at NAB as an XTV feature demo. At least
>the ads were minimized to PIP (after you had watched them fullscreen 'n'
>times). New idea my foot.
>
>Advertisers need to learn that people won't tolerate going back to this.
>Look at banner ads and popups...
>
>Cheers
>Kon
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>>If a new idea from Philips catches on, the company may not be very
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>popular 
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>>with TV viewers. The company's labs in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has
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>been 
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>>cooking up a way to stop people changing channels to avoid adverts or
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>fast 
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>>forwarding through ads they have recorded along with their target
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>programme.
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