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post #181 of 189 Old 11-14-2014, 05:13 PM
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Hulu Plus didn't reduce the ads. I gave up watching Shield every break had those long freaking worse annoying prescription drug ads which are long. I am going to watch the Dish recording.

I have Hulu Plus free until August 2015 then I will cancel a week before if I do it now I lose out on all those crappy free months. Now I am going to use my bing points towards discounts on Amazon it is more worth it.

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... According to the research that was done over the NFL kerfuffle it doesn't take many ads to pay for the show. Everything else is gravy. ...
I missed this, could you provide a reference? Searching for NFL kerfuffle took me down a whole bunch of different roads, but I did not find anything about the number of ads needed to fund a show.

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There is matrixed information encoded in the stereo sound for most shows and movies which have surround soundtracks for ProLogic, giving front left, front center, front right and a single rear channel, though the ProLogic mechanism can synthesize surround when that information is absent. My Onkyo AVRs can detect that information and enable ProLogic automatically. The matrixed encoded ProLogic can sound pretty damn good , though not as crisp as discrete digital surround.
My Yamaha does that but you have to learn it on automatically. Actually the BD Player is supposed to do that too but apparently not for streaming.
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I missed this, could you provide a reference? Searching for NFL kerfuffle took me down a whole bunch of different roads, but I did not find anything about the number of ads needed to fund a show.

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Sorry but it was on the radio in an interview so there are no links. I'm also not a sports fan so it might been about another sports group starting streaming.
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I checked new movies from this past week and they all show ad breaks in them. I did watch a new movie a week ago on my TV and indeed it had ads. Do they realize that will be a "deal breaker" for most folks? I can understand ads on the TV shows or maybe movies on the free version but not the subscription.
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I think that I've only ever watch TV shows on Hulu. Did movies previously not have ad breaks?

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The handful of movies I watched during a trial period, did not contain any ad breaks. That was earlier this year.

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Up until now I hadn't seen any ad breaks in movies on Hulu+ via TV. I think with just Hulu you would get ad breaks. Maybe they got lazy and decided they didn't want to do two setups anymore. I watched "Maniac Cop" last night and it had ads but except for the first two breaks they were mainly 15 second Hulu promos.
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Just checked some of the new movies and two that had ad breaks in them no longer have them. So complaints from the members won out or someone (a new hire or intern maybe) at Hulu didn't know there weren't supposed to be ads on the movies for Hulu+.
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