Is it fair for the Dish Network to offer a digital video recorder (DVR) that ski

  1. tipstoretireearly profile image85
    tipstoretireearlyposted 5 years ago

    Is it fair for the Dish Network to offer a digital video recorder (DVR) that skips commercials?

    The Dish Network has introduced an ad-skipping digital video recorder (DVR) named the Hopper.  This DVR gives Dish's customers the option of watching commercial-free broadcasts from ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX.  These networks have now sued Dish.  Is it fair for Dish to sell this DVR service?

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I don't know if it's "fair" but it sounds like a great idea. The networks are fooling themselves if they think people who DVR their programming are going to sit through the commercials when they play them back, anyway. That's what the FF button is for!!

  3. Sheepsquatch profile image63
    Sheepsquatchposted 5 years ago

    Customers are paying to watch shows not ads. It is completely fair for Dish to offer this service to the customer. If the broadcasters of the channel feel that their product is worth more than what customers pay for it without the ads than they should raise the price. Then the market can decide what it is worth.

 
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