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Old January 14th, 2013 (05:13 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Hikari10:
Yeah, the way Australian free-to-air TV handles cartoons right now is stupid.

No longer I now resort to watching Pokemon episodes online, especially given I can watch the episodes commercial-free and catch up on old episodes too!

Been re-watching a lot of old episodes lately.
I agree wholeheartedly on watching episodes online with no commercials as a plus! This is what I usually do anyways; I almost never watched episodes on the TV, especially Pokemon. The very first time I watched Pokemon was online. Never watched it during my childhood. Sad..
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Old January 14th, 2013 (05:29 AM).
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Yep.Watching shows with commercials is just sucks.I usually change channels when a commercial comes and then end up forgetting what i was watching.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (06:02 AM).
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Some commercials do tend to make me laugh, so I guess that's cool.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (06:20 AM).
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I don't have a massive objection to adverts per se. TV channels need to get their money somehow! And if the medium can come up with gems such as this, I'm more than happy for it! :D

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I don't have a massive objection to adverts per se. TV channels need to get their money somehow! And if the medium can come up with gems such as this, I'm more than happy for it! :D

If only that were the truth about dairy farms.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (09:52 AM).
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Some commercials get on my nerves. Otherwise, I don't mind them. I:
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Old January 14th, 2013 (09:55 AM).
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As long as commercials are witty and funny, I actually don't mind them. Otherwise commercials are a good way for me to grab the remote and flip a few channels real quick.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (10:03 AM).
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I dont mind commercials usually, but seeing the same ones over and over tends to really annoy me, so I kind of tune them out now.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (10:14 AM).
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The only reason I dislike commercials is because of the sound levels. :( They're so much louder than what you're watching and I hate having to reach for the remote every time because I'm lazy. (First world problems much?) I wish there were better regulations against that here.

But otherwise, I don't mind commercials at all. Or ads of any kind, typically, because I know it's one way for the channel/website/theatre/whatever to make money instead of raising prices or requiring any payment from me. :P
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Old January 14th, 2013 (10:19 AM).
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Also what Lightning mentioned, yeah.
I'd rather deal with ads than pay for something haha. Besides, I use commercials to get stuff done when watching TV (even if 'getting stuff done' is just soft resetting HG version).
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Old January 14th, 2013 (10:39 AM).
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That too!

Sometimes I dislike when my mom has recorded something and she fast-forwards through the commercials because it means I have no time to get up and go to the washroom or get up and grab a drink. Or sometimes I just like to get up and walk around a bit. Commercials are excellent breaks.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (10:40 AM).
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Haha, exactly.
Though sometimes if you don't have anything specific to do, it's helpful to be able to fastforward through the commercials.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (10:49 AM).
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That's why I stop movies a lot when I watch them alone. >_o
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Old January 14th, 2013 (10:54 AM).
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I do it with almost anything... I don't actually have TV/cable so I download or stream all of my media meaning there aren't any commercials. So I tend to pause ridiculously often so I can get up and do something. Sometimes I'll pause to concentrate on writing a post on PC or something and then look up an hour later and realize I never unpaused and went back to the media, haha.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (11:15 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Toujours:
That's why I stop movies a lot when I watch them alone. >_o
That's horrible. XD

I hate if I'm watching a movie at home and I have to interrupt for some reason. lol


I'm okay with commercials on TV shows though. It's part of the show. It is how it was cut. The pacing and pauses and breaks. It's all purposeful. When you download or stream something, the cut from where the commercial would have been normally to the next scene is kind of jarring.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (11:20 AM).
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Lately I've had problems being able to sit down and watch something. I've been playing too many shooters with my Skype group.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (11:34 AM).
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I only remember watching "Mighty Machines" in Canada as a little kid. xD The rest of it I don't even remember, though I'm sure I watched some PBS Kids or something until I was about 8, then all I watched was Sportcenter on ESPN when I had the chance, lol.
Commercials are annoying when they play the same five OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Otherwise, I don't have too big a problem with them, they can be a good chance to chat with friends about the show in between. :)
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Old January 14th, 2013 (11:37 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Cosmotone8:
I only remember watching "Mighty Machines" in Canada as a little kid. xD The rest of it I don't even remember, though I'm sure I watched some PBS Kids or something until I was about 8, then all I watched was Sportcenter on ESPN when I had the chance, lol.
Commercials are annoying when they play the same five OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Otherwise, I don't have too big a problem with them, they can be a good chance to chat with friends about the show in between. :)
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Old January 14th, 2013 (11:46 AM).
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Quote originally posted by TRIFORCE89:
Liftin and pullin and flyin so high, buildin a buildin up to the sky you can watch them all day and never know why they're...Mighty Machines!
Okay, I'm not the only one who remembers it. xD I watched every day when I was two or three, and still remember wanting to fly a plane for a living for a long time.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (11:56 AM).
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On ABC Family they have the worst - at the beginning and end of each commercial break they show the same commercial for whatever TV show they're trying to sell you on now. It's miserable.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (12:17 PM). Edited January 14th, 2013 by Cosmotone8.
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I swear on some sports networks they play the same five ads every commercial, and they all are for pizza or fast food.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (12:33 PM).
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I don't watch TV anymore :c.. I don't remember the last time I actively -wanted- to sit down and watch something that was airing on TV.. it's been probably like 4 years.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (12:33 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Lightning:
The only reason I dislike commercials is because of the sound levels. :( They're so much louder than what you're watching and I hate having to reach for the remote every time because I'm lazy. (First world problems much?) I wish there were better regulations against that here.
We, as in we in California (and maybe all of the US?) just had a new rule put in place starting in 2013 that commercials can't be louder than the programming. We can even report violators. I don't watch too much television and I mute commercials so I haven't noticed anything myself yet though.
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Old January 14th, 2013 (12:37 PM).
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Yep! Commercials here are no longer allowed to be super loud and annoying. It's been great when I'm zoned out on the couch on the computer and no more commercials making me jump!
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Old January 14th, 2013 (12:40 PM).
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I'm not sure if that law's in place here in Massachusetts, but I'm going to assume not since the volume on ads is still really high in comparison to the program.
Or maybe I'm just deaf?
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