[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/03/nMTpge.jpg[/newsimage]Streaming video online is both convenient and either free or relatively inexpensive. The only issue are the annoying commercial breaks that most online services completely prevent you from skipping or fast forwarding through. Microsoft apparently has a solution to that problem and secured a patent for it. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-has-patented-a-system-allowing-consumers-to-pay-to-skip-ads-60728/](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-has-patented-a-system-allowing-consumers-to-pay-to-skip-ads-60728/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Wasn’t this posted 3weeks ago?
Do you really think that the subscription fees for Hulu plus actually takes care of the licensing? If that were the case don’t you think that cable television would also be without commercials?
@debro not sure about 3 weeks ago, but we did cover it in 2005 when it was first revealed. Some good comments in that thread: http://www.myce.com/news/Microsoft-patent-to-cover-penalising-users-who-skip-TV-Ads-10932/
"Microsoft has patented a system allowing consumers to pay to skip ads"
Check the Criminal Codes of any civilized country, you’ll find the above described as Extortion. No different than the “Protection” offered by your local Italian Benevolent Organization.
[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2627907]@CharmedonWB Hulu Plus still contains commercials[/QUOTE]
That was my whole point, commercials are not going anywhere–subscriptions fees do not even come close to covering costs.
[QUOTE=CharmedonWB;2627980]That was my whole point, commercials are not going anywhere–subscriptions fees do not even come close to covering costs.[/QUOTE]
Here’s something better get a rental DVD/BD subscription and get the movies you want and avoid the commercial all together…now isn’t that a better plan…
Reason being what you can watch already is already on DVD/BD now…and streaming is only works on new new release or watch at a theater aka outrageous box office prices… :Z
I rather pay nothing at all, because ads will be placed even when you pay them for skipping them. Ever heard of product placement?
I don’t care about ads. And if i did, i tend to get them removed for free or don’t consume the product that is full of them.