I pay for cable, why do I have to watch commercials?

United States
January 2, 2010 9:21am CST
If I am paying for cable or dish tv, why am I still bombarded with commercials? Supposedly the commercials are income for the stations. However, if I am paying to view the channels, purhaps commercials need to be done away with! What do you think?? IF we pay for tv, should we have to watch so many commercials?
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@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
3 Jan 10
because you must be saturated with the juice of the media at all times dontcha know?
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• United States
3 Jan 10
We are definitley on sensual over load.I have no doubt about that!!
• India
2 Jan 10
no i am not paying for cable now days...i set up my own DTH service provide in India as TATA SKy which gives me good quality of channels as reasonable price as well
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• United States
3 Jan 10
Other than an external antena there's not anything else free or even low cost here in USA. It's like if they take away the free broadcasts we'll be "forced" to pay for tv from one source or another.None of them are too reasonable!
• United States
2 Jan 10
I don't mind the funny ones I get. I also don't mind the ones with sales as well. So I would think they really don't bother me much. except the ones with people who were harmed from smoking.
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• United States
2 Jan 10
I pretty much mute the tv during all commercials. They get on my nerves. I hate it when you are watching movie and then it goes to a commercial and it's ten times louder than the movie you could barely hear. That's something the stations should correct for sure!
@maezee (37238)
• United States
2 Jan 10
I agree with you. It doesn't make any sense to have commercials when you're PAYING for channels. It's ridiculous. You would think that those channels would already be getting enough revenue as it is, but apparently not. *shrugs*. But this is just the way it goes, unfortunately!
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• United States
2 Jan 10
Yeah. It's frustrating though that we really don't have the power to do anything about it. And if they do away with free tv, their revenue will be greater, so whose pockets are they padding?
• United States
5 Jan 10
Haha I feel you on that, we should be able to always fast foward past the commercials! I think that majority of the commercials are pointless anyway!