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Old 04-08-2012, 11:46 AM
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Default "Avatar" shown as Easter movie on German free TV... why I won't watch it!

Yes, actually, there is one instant when I won't watch our favourite movie...
German free TV channel RTL is showing Avatar as the prime-time Easter Sunday movie tonight... so far, so good, one might think, having a pro-environment and anti-greed motion picture on this holiday weekend... however: seeing the TV guide, giving the overall length as "200 minutes", it is quite clear, that the message of our beloved favourite is going to be spoiled by about half an hour of commercial breaks.

This is sad... very sad only!

I'd join in watching Avatar tonight... but only by watching my Collector's Edition full-length extended version without any commercials spoiling the experience.

Happy Easter,

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:33 PM
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I agree with you Txim Asawl, we took the flat screen plasma TV and disconnected it from the antenna, followed by taking down the antenna about ten months ago. The TV is now hard wired into the DVD player ONLY. We don't feel like we are in any way deprived.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:45 PM
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Because of this I won't watch it. Even if I'd watch it in HD, my Blu-Ray will always offer better quality, so screw this and screw RTL in general.

Happy Easter anyways
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:49 PM
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For the love of Pepsi®. I swear to Febreeze™ that it's impossible these days to get rid of advertisements completely.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:56 PM
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Maybe this is so people that don't own a copy can watch it?
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:01 PM
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TV broadcasters have to make money somehow.

That's why they don't have to charge you simply to view, you just have to snooze through 30 minutes of commercials.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:39 PM
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I know, but the LAST thing that anyone needs, it to be in a very important part of the story, and have it interrupted by mindless commercialism.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:40 PM
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Record it, watch it later whilst fastwinding through the adverts, delete
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A DVR would come in handy in situations like that.
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Not watching a movie because of commercials.

We've reached a new low, I'm pretty sure.
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I agree with you Txim Asawl, we took the flat screen plasma TV and disconnected it from the antenna, followed by taking down the antenna about ten months ago. The TV is now hard wired into the DVD player ONLY. We don't feel like we are in any way deprived.
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I've found a combination of a freeview box (which is a one-time fee) and a DVR works very well.

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For the love of Pepsi®. I swear to Febreeze™ that it's impossible these days to get rid of advertisements completely.
Oh for Levi's sake.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:47 PM
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Wow, that sucks.

No way I'd watch it.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:23 PM
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Default "Avatar" shown as Easter movie on German free TV... why I won't watch it!

Half an hour isnt bad.. Over here in Sweden it would probably be 1 to 1 and a half... Depending on the channel.. But still, i would never watch avatar on tv if it had commercials, would just ruin it for me. So i'll just stick to the blu ray when i watch avatar.
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Recording it from TV defeats the point a little; might as well just watch the bluray.
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