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Remote control

I hate adverts in programmes on t.v..... I know they are there to pay for the tv station`s output... but I wish I could have a button on the remote, where I could program my favourite music video`s in, and when the adverts came on. .... just press the button, and it plays the music videos, until the adverts have finished, and the program restarts....
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In other words you want PDC on the TV instead of the VCR/DVD recorder.
When program comes back, PDC signal is sent out again and it flicks back from your player to the TV. Unfortunately i don't think it exists.
Anyway I quite enjoy some of the adverts.. without them we'd never know of all those new exciting things that few of us can afford to buy these days  Roll eyes
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Yeah, Like Panty pads. and insurance for the over 60`s with deflation of the original sum the longer you live... and it doesn`t take effect until the first year has been paid in.... and if you stop paying..you lose it all..... Great Value .... and Michael Parkinson endorses it.... along with a few other STOOPID TV personalities/celebs, who should know better.  What a con... To quote Mr. Parkinson... " You can`t get better than that"...  Huh
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I don't like the adverts either but I endorse the BBC having them instead of the licence fee? Cant win...Bit like the British weather/ to hot/to cold. Press the mute button it helps.
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Re: Remote control

The adverts can be a welcome respite from rubbish programs.
Actually, these days it feels like there is more time allocated to adverts than actual programming Sad

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The ad breaks have indeed got longer Mav.
Moons ago they used to be 3-4 minutes. Now they seem to be around six.
A while back I counted how many ads were on during one break - 10  Shocked Probably more than that now.
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Even the BBC are full of program ads, event ads, and news ads.
Not really a lot to chose between their annoying breaks and the commercial ones.
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Ad breaks = make a cuppa/ toilet break. Wink
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& also to stop the kids from squabbling / fighting
Yet the Remote causes the squabbling / fighting from time to time Wink
Also the Remote, promotes, Channel hoppers Tongue
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Quote from: M
..Bit like the British weather/ to hot/to cold.

Can't beat the British Weather, because we don't get extremes
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huu hmm <clears throat>
That is why I only started shutting the windows in the night time as of night for last, & reopen in daytime, since June / the Mancave had been like a blast furnace & more people spent money in the country as opposed to going abroad  Roll eyes
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If you thought it was hot here then it will be a lot hotter in central Europe
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I have no doubts about that Wink
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Quote from: M
Bit like the British weather/ to hot/to cold. Press the mute button it helps.
Hmmmm, next time it's getting a bit too cold I'll try the mute button  Wink

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Re: Remote control

But is there any reason why a PVR set to record could not also include a system where the recording stops during the time of the adverts so when played back you get the full program minus ads ?