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post #14821 of 14826 Old 07-17-2014, 09:10 AM
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Guess you won't need to be a D* subscriber to get NFL Sunday Ticket anymore.

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/16/...et-standalone/
Big disclaimer you didnt mention....

Supposedly these are the only places eligible:

- if you live in an apartment building where DIRECTV service is not available
- live in NYC, Philly, SF
- attend one of these universities
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN- ANN ARBOR
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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

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Don't get me wrong, I love my DVR and use it to record a lot of programs, especially those which air while I am watching something else "live" or when I'm not home, etc. However, I'm not one of those fanatics who record everything just to avoid commercials. If I'm watching a DVR'd program, I do tend to skip the commercials. On the other hand, if I'm watching something "live," the commercials don't bother me much. The one thing I will agree with is that there are too damned many of them.
I'm the same way, though I've stopped watching most things live just because skipping the ads allows me to watch more shows in less time so I can get to bed earlier.

On the other hand, if I'm cooking or doing other things while playing a show back, I just let it run. I use the commercial time to run the blender or check on the grilling...
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Don't get me wrong, I love my DVR and use it to record a lot of programs, especially those which air while I am watching something else "live" or when I'm not home, etc. However, I'm not one of those fanatics who record everything just to avoid commercials. If I'm watching a DVR'd program, I do tend to skip the commercials. On the other hand, if I'm watching something "live," the commercials don't bother me much. The one thing I will agree with is that there are too damned many of them.

Yeah, way too many. Just watch the nbc nightly news. They go the first 15min commercial free, go to commercial. Then come back for a 2-3min story, go to commercial, repeat until the 30min is up. Then you have movies that will show the same commercials over and over every commercial break.

This is why we don't watch ANYHING live.


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Then you have movies that will show the same commercials over and over every commercial break.
NFL games are notorious for that. Sometimes going so far as to play the same commercial back-to-back. I can't recall, but some of those may be local spots. In any case, they are a turn-off. But nothing beats the redundancy of political ads, which will be gracing TV screens this fall. No wonder the country is half crazy. I can't imagine being without a DVR.
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OK, what I hate is when they show a commercial for a show I'm watching...while I'm watching that show. I get a case of fast forwardus interruptus and my wife looks at me like I don't know what I'm doing. I really do sweetie, they just tricked me into thinking it was back on...

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OK, what I hate is when they show a commercial for a show I'm watching...while I'm watching that show. I get a case of fast forwardus interruptus and my wife looks at me like I don't know what I'm doing. I really do sweetie, they just tricked me into thinking it was back on...
Yes, I've done the same thing numerous times, it's a little trick to get you to at least watch that last ad before the show itself returns.
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