Originally Posted by gjvrieze
Good God, that bug really pissed me off, I was hoping to record It's A Wonderful Life in upscaled HD, but I would rather the dvd then stare at that advertising for 2hrs...
Considering the tactics of producers and providers, I would not be a bit surprised if even dvds start to have that same kind of advertising. This is the beauty of the digital world - more and more creative advertising.
Entertainment media producers and providers are apparently seeking the viewing public's limit of tolerance for advertising. After seeing what's happened to "successful" newspapers over the years, they're no doubt betting that it's infinite, and the shocking thing is that they may be right.
Hopefully most viewers will tune out before advertising becomes an incessant presence. I stopped watching F1, Nascar and other sporting events long ago for this reason. Don't be surprised if MLB, NFL and NBA players eventually all become walking billboards - maybe with new-technology LED lights that make ignoring their advertising impossible. (After all, someone's
got to pay those steroid-kings' salaries, right?)
If all new stuff contains advertising, I could not care much less. I simply will not buy it or watch it. Goodbye to it all - even the so-called "news" programming - most of which nowadays is nothing more than corporate-controlled propaganda. Goodbye to that, too.
So, before advertising takes over that world completely, I say keep your media library up to date with media that does not contain advertisements. Leave the new advertising-riddled creations to the pathetic among us who will endure anything to see the never-ending saga of who screws or defeats whom.