So...this is all because of network decisions and Comcast has no control? I feel like someone is peeing on my shoe and telling me it's raining. No way Comcast is not sharing in the profits from these ads. We pay >$ 100/month for basic Xfinity HD service and an HD DVR - money paid directly to COMCAST. I don't like paying for delivery of 160+ channels when we watch maybe 10% of them. I will NOT pay for service AND sit through a bunch of ads. I would not mind paying a nominal amount to watch individual shows a la carte - without ads I'm finding an increasing number of "blank" DVR recordings. I tried to watch an HD recording of The Firm last night. It wouldn't play. O.K. I'l just watch it On Demand. Wow, have things changed! I counted 9-10 ads, some repeated during the same break, and at least 6 breaks. I hope it's just a coincident that our number of blank recordings has spiked just as On Demand ads have also spiked. What's next?s Comcast going to take control of my AV processor and prevent me from muting the sound during ads? Again, Comcast, we're paying for a service and are suddenly getting much less than we bargained for. This needs to be fixed, or you'll follow the path of Blockbuster, at least in our home.
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