TV Is a ripoff IMHO. You pay for service every month, but yet you still have to sit through commercials. WTF is up with that? I like HBO and other pay extra channels – no commercials. That is the way the rest of TV should be. Now I hear that TiVo is putting up ads when you fast forward through commercials. Don’t these companies listen to their customers? The reason they are FF through commercials is not to see ads, duh!
I think TV should be set up so you can just pick and choose channels you want to watch, and pay by the minute or something, like .002 cents a minute. Or pay by the half hour. So like I could say I want channels 40, 60, 11, and 32 on certain hours, and I just pay for that.
Think about it – regular AM/FM radio – you don’t pay for it, so there are commercials, and I can understand that. XM radio on the other hand, you pay for, so there are no commercials. TV should be set up this way.
The other thing that would really be cool with TV is if you could pause it, and then get information on the web or something on every single item on the screen, no matter what it was. Like if there was metadata on every item. The clothes the people wear, clocks, cars, places, carpets, song playing, etc. Everything! What a trip that would be. The metadata database would be HUGE! But this would be so cool!! Why doesn’t Microsoft of some company with a butt ton of money come up with this?