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paris81
09-04-2009, 10:39 AM
Does anyone else wish that there was a kind of parental control thing to block food ads on tv? Even the weight loss ones, just get rid of them all! I'm so sick of them!

I'm not a parent, so this isn't for my child. I live alone. I just hate all of the food ads on tv, they either disgust me, or they make me want to eat eat eat (which is what they're supposed to do). I imgine if there's something that can block certain content, we had the technology to do this!


GirlyGirlSebas
09-04-2009, 10:49 AM
I never watch commercials anymore because so many of them are food "porn." Now, I DVR all of my shows and fast forward through the commercials. Another plus was enjoying a stress free election campaign and not seeing those slandering commercials!

thisisnotatest
09-04-2009, 11:20 AM
You have control over what you watch.
I got rid of my tv years ago.
I do have a 42" screen for my computer.
everything I watch is online. I watch what I want when I want with almost 20 minutes less comercials.

Some shows do have comercials but it will be maybe 3-5 30 second commercials. Most hour long tv shows average around 42 minutes online.

Chuck the cable, hook your computer up to your tv. Its better and cheaper!


HotWings
09-04-2009, 11:36 AM
Food porn.. LOL .. I love that term! And YES.. I wish there were a way to block all food & diet ads. Especially on my kids channels - we are trying to eat healthy around here.. we don't need commercials about the latest sugar-filled cereal!! And.. I don't need my 6 year old telling me I should try Nutrisystem all the time. lol She is a sweetie, but enough with the Nutrisystem ads already. (probably a good program for some people, but tooooo much advertising)

HotWings
09-04-2009, 11:42 AM
You have control over what you watch.
I got rid of my tv years ago.
I do have a 42" screen for my computer.
everything I watch is online. I watch what I want when I want with almost 20 minutes less comercials.

Some shows do have comercials but it will be maybe 3-5 30 second commercials. Most hour long tv shows average around 42 minutes online.

Chuck the cable, hook your computer up to your tv. Its better and cheaper!

42" computer screen.. :drool: Do you have a service you pay for to watch online?

Crazy4Kenny
09-04-2009, 12:01 PM
I hate the food commercials! Especially the pizza ones because I love pizza!

cfmama
09-04-2009, 04:13 PM
I don't watch TV. Ever. lol! I do have cable for the kids but the only shows I watch are Dexter and True Blood and I download both of them ;) Sooo... no food porn!

georgiad
09-04-2009, 05:00 PM
You have control over what you watch.
I got rid of my tv years ago.
I do have a 42" screen for my computer.
everything I watch is online. I watch what I want when I want with almost 20 minutes less comercials.

Some shows do have comercials but it will be maybe 3-5 30 second commercials. Most hour long tv shows average around 42 minutes online.

Chuck the cable, hook your computer up to your tv. Its better and cheaper!

Aren't hour-long programes usually 48 minutes on normal TV anyway? 4 ad breaks of 3 minutes each would round that up to an hour.

paris81
09-04-2009, 09:56 PM
I love it, food porn. I would never get rid of my TV, I couldn't deal! I'm a grad student, and sometimes after a day of being all intellectual and scholarly, I just need to plop out in front of the tub.

Right after I posted the original thread, I was in my car and saw a bus ad with a HUGE burger on it...so even getting rid of TV doesn't get rid of all food porn!

Alana in Canada
09-04-2009, 10:43 PM
We haven't had the television hooked up to anything for years. We can't even get local service--reception is bad! We'd have to put one of those old ariels on the roof!

Nope. dvds are allowed as is You-tube--and even then it seems like too much going on!