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Look, this whole "I won't watch the Fox network until they start showing real HD programs" plan will not have any success at achieving the desired goal unless you are a Neilson voter. And I don't think that any of us are.


So how can we make it happen? Go to their advertisers (as a group) and tell them we won't be watching their ads and definitely will not be buying their products until Fox gets on board. Eventually, the number of righteously indignant HDTV viewers will reach a critical mass and the advertisers will stop sponsoring Fox or will pressure them to get on board.


Now for this to happen, it's going to need some organization - which is not my thing.


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I dont really think there is anything we could do, we are to small in numbers.


Also I get the imPreesion that fox is going to wait and see what can be done with the sePtrum sPace to make money other then boardcast television.



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Fox will do HD when the other stations begin to obtain a business advantage because of their PQ. Right now, that is not the case. When they start seeing ratings issues based on HD's superior PQ, they'll be broadcasting HD so fast your head will spin.


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I dont really think there is anything we could do, we are too small in numbers.
Unfortunately, this is correct. Using the most optimistic HDTV receiver forecast numbers available, those who can receive OTA DTV make up less than 0.2% of all households. In other words, at least five times as many receivers as have been sold to date would need to be sold in order for 1% of the US households to be able to receive DTV.


The fact is we are a very tiny minority and as such we have little power to influence advertisers.
 

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Originally posted by Reagan Brown
Look, this whole "I won't watch the Fox network until they start showing real HD programs" plan will not have any success at achieving the desired goal unless you are a Neilson voter. And I don't think that any of us are.


-Reagan
"congradulations sir, we would like to invite

you to be a Neilson viewer !"


"great ! Can you hook that box to my HDTV ?"


"Ahhh... good question sir, say, we'll get back

to you.....ahhh...later (click)"
 

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How many advertisers have ads exclusively on Fox? If you're not watching Fox and see their ads on another station, how would you know not to buy their product?
HAHA:) thats funny


Yea it stinks, I wish Fox would get there act together. And I wish that NBC would start putting a whole bunch of shows in HD too.

Just imagine, coming home and watching Law and order ( all three of them), Friends, and all of the other shows on NBC. Oh well.
 

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"If you're not watching Fox and see their ads on another station, how would you know not to buy their product?"


That's real cute. I was thinking of a scenario where one person watches to get an advertiser list and the rest take action.


"How many advertisers have ads exclusively on Fox?"


Now, this a good point. I guess the real issue is not buying their products. Boycots have worked many times before. Just look how fast Yahoo (I think it was) changed their minds last summer when they announced they would be selling porn.


"The fact is we are a very tiny minority and as such we have little power to influence advertisers."


True, we are tiny. But consider that the networks spend a great deal of energy trying to convince someone to buy advertising time on their network. All we are doing is giving them a reason to not buy it on that network - a much easier sell. Our numbers become even more powerful when you consider our demographic info - it's coveted by all.


All this would take is a web page with the names and demo info (age, etc.) of people who are part of the boycot. A copy of it would then be sent to organizations buying time on Fox as well as the Fox network.


Let me add that I like Fox. In terms of number of shows that I watch every week (Futurama, King Of The Hill, Simpsons, Undeclared, Malcolm, That 70s Show), Fox beats the rest hands down.


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I think Fox may be experiencing the results of their 480p stance today. Think about this,


Have you ever seen a widescreen HD commercial on Fox?


I haven't.


Do you think RCA would run their HD commercial on Fox? I don't think they would.


So, let's fast forward to 2003 (hopefully). Advertisers are having their commercials posted in HD (1080i) and are willing to pay to have them broadcast during HD programs. Does Fox get any of this premium advertising? Only time will tell.
 
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