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Old May 17 2009, 08:03 PM   #76
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Oh brother, we are arguing over "everyone", obviously it's not everyone!

To ad people DVR means next to nothing.
Not arguing, just clarifying on what I said.
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Old May 17 2009, 08:06 PM   #77
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I can only speak from my own experience, but I own a PVR, and I watch a mix of live & recorded TV, when watching something on a PVR I will always skip the ads.

I dont actually see why anyone would watch the ads if they are watching a show on a PVR, so I have to side with the advertisers on this one.

yes sure chances are I am still watching the screen whilst FFwd the ads, but when each ads lasts about 3 seconds, there is no way it can have any impact.
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Old May 17 2009, 08:12 PM   #78
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I can only speak from my own experience, but I own a PVR, and I watch a mix of live & recorded TV, when watching something on a PVR I will always skip the ads.

I dont actually see why anyone would watch the ads if they are watching a show on a PVR, so I have to side with the advertisers on this one.

yes sure chances are I am still watching the screen whilst FFwd the ads, but when each ads lasts about 3 seconds, there is no way it can have any impact.
There's research that refutes that. It says because you're concentrating on the ads more, to see when the break ends, you actually register the logo more.
Also there are other reasons why you wouldn't skip the ads. Whether it's because you're doing something else at the time, like the usual things you do during ads when not watching a recording. You notice something in the ads that makes you stop to pay attention, your mind wandered during the show and you just forget you can fast forward it.
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Old May 17 2009, 08:21 PM   #79
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I can honestly say that I do not forget that I am watching something on a PVR.

not all the ads have logos, and my PVR is not the type that shows ffwd smoothly, so even if I am watching the picture is not as clear as it could be.

and noticing something in the ads, well as I say I watch a mix of live & recorded TV, so if by some fluke I was paying enough attention to an ad to see something interesting, I would not stop as I figure I would see it whilst im watching live TV.

That said my PVR has been really good for the Kia Soul ads, ive seen that way too many times, and actually alot of my live viewing is on the BBC these days.

im betting if I wasn't trying to, I could not watch a ad break on ffwd and pay enough attention to recall what they were.
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Old May 17 2009, 08:30 PM   #80
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I can honestly say that I do not forget that I am watching something on a PVR.

not all the ads have logos, and my PVR is not the type that shows ffwd smoothly, so even if I am watching the picture is not as clear as it could be.

and noticing something in the ads, well as I say I watch a mix of live & recorded TV, so if by some fluke I was paying enough attention to an ad to see something interesting, I would not stop as I figure I would see it whilst im watching live TV.

That said my PVR has been really good for the Kia Soul ads, ive seen that way too many times, and actually alot of my live viewing is on the BBC these days.

im betting if I wasn't trying to, I could not watch a ad break on ffwd and pay enough attention to recall what they were.
I watch almost recordings almost exclusively. I only really watch HD stuff live which, a majority of, is on the BBC, and media centre does 30 second skips so I very really see ads. I do occasionally rewind to see something that looked interesting. Even skipping 30 seconds at a time I see tons of logos, Jet 2, Thompsons, Haven, Birds Eye, and Daily Mirror are ones I recall seeing recently. I do let the ads play while I go off to the toilet, or go make a drink, and I have on occasion just sat here with the ads going while I'm looking at something online, so I can say most of those things do/have/can apply to me.
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Old May 17 2009, 08:35 PM   #81
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DVR/PVR blah blah blah...tangent conversation.

I just want to know if the show is OFFICIALLY renewed. Has that word come down?
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Old May 17 2009, 08:47 PM   #82
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^It's about as official as it can be until it actually airs.
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Old May 17 2009, 11:21 PM   #83
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I hope the wardrobe budget sees a cut.
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Old May 18 2009, 05:25 AM   #84
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it's sad that the biggest surprise Dollhouse can manage comes from Fox renewing it. IMHO.

too bad they can't just renew firefly instead? that show was far better...
Or Futurama!

And we will take what we can get? Ummm... no I will take good TV over bad TV any day.
i'll take good tv as well... and imho, dollhouse is not good tv. it's average, and that might be getting a whedon bump from me...

i watched dollhouse via hulu, and towards the end, i was watching well after episodes aired, and only after i was bored... and even then, i wasnt paying attention...

i've been watching a lot of good tv via netflix recently and my standards have changed. there are better shows out there, i'd rather check those out.
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Old May 18 2009, 07:42 PM   #85
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Upfronts are out today. We know it officially happened Friday, but, anyway: Fox in the fall. Dollhouse is back in the same timeslot, with Brothers and 'Til Death in the hour before it.
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Old May 18 2009, 07:50 PM   #86
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So it keeps it's death slot! How long before you think it's canceled? I say when it hits 1.5-1.7 million viewers.
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Old May 18 2009, 07:53 PM   #87
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Apparently folks at Fox are calling this "a bet on Joss Whedon". I hope for Whedon's sake they win.
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Old May 18 2009, 08:19 PM   #88
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There is no chance in hell that a show can succeed on Friday. I don't care how good the quality is. Any broadcast network looking for a ratings success on Friday should just give up. "Dollhouse" will continue to suffer from poor ratings so long as they keep it there. And it's choice of lead-ins is horrific and insulting. The show needs a new timeslot.
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Old May 18 2009, 08:25 PM   #89
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Good news for you Dollhouse fans.

I've not enjoyed Whedon's shows in the past. I didn't like Buffy or Firefly at all. Is there any chance I'd like this?
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Old May 18 2009, 08:30 PM   #90
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There is no chance in hell that a show can succeed on Friday. I don't care how good the quality is. Any broadcast network looking for a ratings success on Friday should just give up.
CBS is an exception to that rule: Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs have steadily drawn 9-11 million viewers on Friday.
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