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Re: Fun - With Adverts

Unread post by SysExJohn » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:50 am

Keep this up, Chris, and I'm going to be asking you to fork out for a new TV for me. 8O

The cup I threw glanced off the edge of the screen just causing a minor dent, but you owe me for a smashed cup!!!! :evil: :twisted:

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Unread post by parametric » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:31 pm

Thanks for that John. It's nice to know that "The Point" is being made . . . .

Now . . . . . where's that clip with the Meercat wearing a dressing gown? . . . . :lol:

(They've already stuffed up the landfill holes with Meercat Dolls - Now they want to EAT with us - 2 for 1 -

"ONLY when you BUY" etc . . . You know the routine . . . ) :roll:

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Unread post by SysExJohn » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:24 am

And please, PLEASE no cornettos.

Do they know what a cornetto was?

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Re: Fun - With Adverts

Unread post by shelly0624 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:22 pm

The thing I really hate (here in the U.S.) is that when the commercial comes on, they've jacked the volume up so loud that you grab the controller as fast as you can to turn it down. I've never understood why they would do something so repelling to sell something. They instantly make themselves odious to the viewer.
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Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:44 pm

When I was a in my early teens ……. :roll:

…….... adverts were only shown in the cinemas before the show.
I thought it was cool then, and I actually looked forward to see adverts on tv.

BOY WAS I WRONG :(

The volume is usually boosted while the commercials are running,
and some of the voices SHOUT to promote the product.

That only reminds me NOT to buy their shit, and I also wish they would SHUT THE F*** UP. :evil:

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Unread post by Derek » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:02 pm

I refuse to watch anything real time that has advert breaks in it. I will record and watch it later so I can skip the ads. There are far too many of them in programs and the breaks are far too often.
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Unread post by parametric » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:18 am

Derek wrote:
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I will record and watch it later so I can skip the ads. There are far too many of them in programs and the breaks are far too often.
Totally agree Derek. Non-movie is usually 12 minutes between Ads. Move the ads to either side of the programs.

Prices can increase so revenue remains the same. Why should advertisers think they are immune from price rises?

The whole issue of advertising on TV urgently needs re-defining . . .

Advertisers have been "In charge of the fold" for way to long

What we have at the moment is what I would call BLITZKRIEG Advertising:

Unrestrained repetition of adverts "ad nausium" often happening within the same program. A "more is better"

mentality that is infuriating and is totally Unacceptable.

Sure, Advertisers need to announce new products - What I would call "Product Awareness" advertising . . . .

Simple "to the point" adverts declaring:

What the product is.

What it does.

What sizes are available.

How much it costs.

THAT'S ALL!

Absolutely NO GARBAGE about "NEW", "BEST EVER", "AWARD WINNING", "x% of nnn users said . . . "

Unfortunately it seems to be true that viewers WILL buy anything that says "NEW" or "BEST EVER" - so while the

advertisers believe this to be true - the nonsense will continue . . . :twisted:

NO CGI-laden deceptive "story telling" that are nothing more than contrived mis-direction.

If that shampoo doesn't produce the Slo-Mo hair tossing "out of the bottle" then it's MISREPRESENTATION :!:

Due to the VISUAL NATURE of TV advertising, people expect to "BUY WHAT THEY SEE", so Absolutely

NO shortened sequences (Apple and Samsung please note . .), NO "model shown not available in the UK", or

"Equipment level may not be available in your country", PRICE SHOWN (usually for the base model) is for the

MODEL SHOWN (usually the top spec) (Various car makers) - AGAIN, viewers expect to BUY WHAT THEY SEE.

I will often start to watch a program and put it on pause straight away . . . . make a coffee, wash some pots and

then go back and press <play> - then I can F/F through the ads . . . .

Otherwise, I hit the program guide when the Ads start and browse for viewing later on . . .

when I go back, the ads are usually finished.

When I finally decide that avoiding the unsolicited advertising is becoming too much like hard work, I'll probably

dump the Commercial TV channels into the trash where I've put all the other "shopping" channels . . .

Browsing the program guides - confirms that what's on offer is becoming less and less worth the effort. :roll:

When I watch TV, I want to be entertained. I am NOT remotely interested in shopping.

When I want to buy something, I go online, DO the research, find a supplier and buy the Item. Simple.

The only recommendations about products I WILL listen to, are what I would call "PEER RECOMMENDATION".

These are from people I KNOW and whose judgement I Trust.

This obviously excludes the script-reading celebrity morons we are blitzed with . . . . .

So - unfortunately, NONE of the broadcast Ads meet MY terms and conditions for viewing :lol:

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Re: Fun - With Adverts

Unread post by shelly0624 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:10 am

Babies. I'm a sucker for babies. Put a baby in a commercial and I'll buy it, don't care what it is.. :D
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Re: Fun - With Adverts

Unread post by EXer » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:57 am

parametric wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:18 am
Unfortunately it seems to be true that viewers WILL buy anything that says "NEW" or "BEST EVER" - so while the advertisers believe this to be true - the nonsense will continue . . . :twisted:
I believe it's a bit more subtle:

• The advertisers are not stupid nor do they lack lucidity. They are very talented at selling *their own* stuff, i.e. at convincing their clients (the makers or the sellers of the products that are advertised) that advertising is efficient.

• And even if those clients are not completely convinced that TV ads are efficient, they have an easy bet: if ads are efficient, they win; if ads are not as efficient as expected, they have nothing to lose because they include the advertising cost in the selling price of their products anyway, so it's always the end consumer who pays for it.

That nonsense still has nice days ahead...
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Re: Fun - With Adverts

Unread post by Rara » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:53 am

shelly0624 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:22 pm
The thing I really hate (here in the U.S.) is that when the commercial comes on, they've jacked the volume up so loud that you grab the controller as fast as you can to turn it down. I've never understood why they would do something so repelling to sell something. They instantly make themselves odious to the viewer.
Even though TV stations claim they are not louder I still believe they are using dynamic range compression
which is also why "pop"music is so much louder today compared to 20 years ago.

Advertising on TV has gotten longer and more aggressive as the decades pass. 1970's and 80's was around 12 minutes per hour now is almost 20 minutes.
Recently Australia had to put up with woolworths supermarkets cashing in on disnyes lion king with there ooshies promotion.
the soundtrack to the ad was "the lion sleeps tonight", it wasn't uncommon to have the same adverts 3 times in a break.
It became so intense I'd turn of the TV and walk out. I wont even watch it TV anymore.

Saturation advertising, Australia's nanny state advert censoring (adverts here are very lame) bad programming,
lazy production (ie reality shows) is why i wont sit in front of a TV any more. if I do it will be for something out of my DVD collection.
which means I can watch something as many times as i like, no adverts and no one is watching me watch TV (unlike internet TV)
IMO TV is dead in all it's forms.

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Unread post by parametric » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:02 am

Rara wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:53 am
shelly0624 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:22 pm
The thing I really hate (here in the U.S.) is that when the commercial comes on, they've jacked the volume up so loud that you grab the controller as fast as you can to turn it down. I've never understood why they would do something so repelling to sell something. They instantly make themselves odious to the viewer.
Even though TV stations claim they are not louder I still believe they are using dynamic range compression
which is also why "pop"music is so much louder today compared to 20 years ago.

Advertising on TV has gotten longer and more aggressive as the decades pass. 1970's and 80's was around 12 minutes per hour now is almost 20 minutes.
Recently Australia had to put up with woolworths supermarkets cashing in on disnyes lion king with there ooshies promotion.
the soundtrack to the ad was "the lion sleeps tonight", it wasn't uncommon to have the same adverts 3 times in a break.
It became so intense I'd turn of the TV and walk out. I wont even watch it TV anymore.

Saturation advertising, Australia's nanny state advert censoring (adverts here are very lame) bad programming,
lazy production (ie reality shows) is why i wont sit in front of a TV any more. if I do it will be for something out of my DVD collection.
which means I can watch something as many times as i like, no adverts and no one is watching me watch TV (unlike internet TV)
IMO TV is dead in all it's forms.

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Yes Ladies - we're on the same page here. Product awareness is one thing - most people can remember something

when shown it twice . . . .The Blitzkrieg advertising we experience is closer to a "Cold War type" Brainwashing

process due to the odious repetition we have to endure. This is SO unacceptable.

I routinely call up the EPG at the breaks and/or mute the speaker.

Like you Rara, I have a growing collection of movies and boxed-sets of series I like on DVD.

As an experiment, I recently saw that one of my favourite movies was coming on TV.

I selected the same movie from my DVD collection and watched IT . . . .

AND I was able to read the end credits and outro music without some twat blithering over them, with the picture

squashed up in the corner of the screen.

When it was finished, I went back to the TV . . . The movies still had 30 minutes to run . . . .

THAT is how much time they steal from you, peddling their trash.

I'm getting tired of the effort I need to make to avoid this unsolicited advertising.

Given the increasingly low quality entertainment content the commercial channels provide, it won't be long before

they join the shopping channels - in the trash . . .

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Re: Fun - With Adverts

Unread post by shelly0624 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:14 am

Amazon Fire is pretty much what we watch anymore, and my fav ..Youtube!
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Re: Fun - With Adverts

Unread post by Rara » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:38 am

The fun thing is, seeing adverts posted in another thread somewhere on here .... (I think it was parametric who posted them)
because of this, after seeing those adds I instantly thought of Benson and Hedges when I was
going through my CD's and next song (or piece) starts playing, Back's air.... I couldn't help having a giggle :lol: thanks :D

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Unread post by parametric » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:43 am

Rara wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:38 am
The fun thing is, seeing adverts posted in another thread somewhere on here .... (I think it was parametric who posted them)
because of this, after seeing those adds I instantly thought of Benson and Hedges when I was
going through my CD's and next song (or piece) starts playing, Back's air.... I couldn't help having a giggle :lol: thanks :D

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