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Level 7

Too many repetitive ads on some channels

Excessive and repetitive ads on many Roku channels are defeating the whole idea of cord cutting. I watched a Charlie Chan film on Cozy Mysteries and every 6-7 minutes there were two to five ads, often the exact same ad two or three times in succession. Seriously annoying. I understand the need to have some ads to support such channels, and Cozy Mysteries has a GREAT selection, but upwards of fifty ads in the span of 80-90 minutes? It's worse than commercial television - at least there I don't see the same three or four ads over and over and over again.

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Level 17

Re: Too many repetitive ads on some channels

Are you fairly new this cord cutting stuff?  The situation you describe exists for LOTS of the free ad supported channels - too many ads, too little time between ad breaks, too many strung together, too many consecutive repeats.  I can't tolerate most of the free channels.

You'll probably find you need to purchase some carefully chosen subscriptions to get programming that doesn't drive you out of the room.

Savings from cord cutting usually come from only subscribing to your choice of material instead of having to pay for overblown cable/satellite subscriptions with a majority of channels that you never watch,.


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