Nice to know, but I doubt it will ever convince me to use Hulu for the reasons I stated above.
Originally Posted by pittsoccer33
whats so bad about commercials? id rather not watch them, but if somebody is going to entertain me for approx 45 minutes I can put up with them asking me to move to Sprint a few times.
Well, to start with, the vast majority of commercials are simply done poorly. I don't mind watching commercials if they're entertaining or actually informative rather than something that insults my intelligence. Some commercials are just too stupid to watch. I'd really be curious to know how many people bought cars or a particular brand of beer because they saw an ad for it on TV. I've never been convinced by a TV ad to buy a product, unless it was something I had never heard of before and it piqued my interest. Getting the word out about your product is important, but it gets to a point where the consumer is bombarded by the same old propoganda day in and day out. I always research a product before I buy, especially if it's a high ticket item.
The main reason I don't like commercials is that they take away time from other things I can be doing. For every hour of TV I watch there's about 15-18 minutes of commercials embedded in the recording, on average. I like the fact that I can watch a one-hour show in less than 45 minutes. With the amount of TV I watch, that extra 15-18 minutes per show really adds up in a hurry. I record about 40-50 hours of TV each week and watch every show I record. Cutting commercials saves me about 10-13 hours each week, which is no small potatoes. Wouldn't you like to have an additional half-day each week? I know I would.