moothemagiccow: Wayne 985: moothemagiccow: Ivo Shandor: The technician said that they were working on ways to deal with DVRs (e.g. by fingerprinting the audio stream during playback) but the technology wasn't ready for general deployment yet.If they were smart enough to get in on the ground floor it seems a hell of a lot easier than that.Huh? I don't get your point. They should've been smart enough to have better tech before it was ready?DVRs already know what you're watching. You tell them.
t3knomanser: dragonchild: Nielsen sells "information" and is furthermore a de facto monopoly as their whole business is about providing "information" that can't be duplicated by anyone else, and therefore can't be independently tested for reliability. If it wasn't for the fact that their clients are marketers (read: morons), this is exactly how NOT to establish a favorable business reputation.That's exactly the point I was trying to make. I worded it poorly, so thanks.
rugman11: I can't speak to their exact process but Nielsen has been subject to years of questioning, multiple protests (especially when they introduced the people meters), and multiple Congressional inquiries (especially when it comes to minority sampling). Do you really think in all that time nobody has asked that question and been given a sufficient answer?
rugman11: And what incentive does Nielsen have to give crappy data?
REO-Weedwagon: It's just been announced today that Nielsen has now purchased Arbitron, the radio ratings company. It's like a pit of media puke.
Pick: Eh, Nielson family here. We have equipment installed inside our DirecTV DVR, that is hooked to their monitoring equipment. So..............blows that article to smithereens.
clkeagle: 1) Let them know that the "flashbacks" fad is making shows unwatchable.
dragonchild: Someone who accuses Nielsen of being out of touch, thinks Nielsen is in the interest of collecting and accurately reporting feedback. Is there a punchline I missed somewhere?
Decillion: I hate episodes that start with the main characters in mortal danger, and then reveal it's all a flash forward. Then: 8 hours earlier... 2hours earlier... 3 days earlier... Start your damn story with something interesting and you wont have to 'flash' to the good parts.
rugman11: Actually, the biggest problem with DVRs is that they don't know what you're watching, they only know what's on. My DVRs are both on TBS right now and have been since about 10:00 last night when I started watching Conan in the living room and then finished watching in the bedroom. Of course, I haven't been watching that entire time and actually fell asleep about 10:45. But according to my DVR, I've been watching TBS that entire time.
moothemagiccow: rugman11: Actually, the biggest problem with DVRs is that they don't know what you're watching, they only know what's on. My DVRs are both on TBS right now and have been since about 10:00 last night when I started watching Conan in the living room and then finished watching in the bedroom. Of course, I haven't been watching that entire time and actually fell asleep about 10:45. But according to my DVR, I've been watching TBS that entire time.You didn't record 16 hours of TV. Maybe your DVR being a function of your cable box is confusing.
dababler: If this was done 2 years ago SGU might still be around and V would have been given a proper closer.
way south: /Network executives cancelled Swat Cats to make more Captain planet./This is a fact.
urban.derelict: Television makes you STUPID/it's the original WMD//D being DISTRACTION
lordargent: And the typical use case for tivo owners is that they rarely watch live TV. So they do record practically everything that they watch (that's the whole point of a DVR in the first place).
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