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Tv goes silent during commercials

Why does the tv go silent during commercials. The screen says “we’ll be right back after this commercial break”. I’d rather hear the commercials. 

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Re: Tv goes silent during commercials

Does this happen on more than one channel?

I see this happen on MLB.  Usually, that's because the advert is targeted at a specific location. Multiple ads may be showing in different regions, but not in yours.

Many of us would consider this a feature if you have discovered a way to turn off ads!

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Re: Tv goes silent during commercials

It happen on different channels. Local abc channel, CNN and others. 

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Re: Tv goes silent during commercials

I think most people would be thrilled with the commercials blanked out... Smiley Very Happy

Anyway, this sounds like you're watching these channels via a channel that is providing the stream independently of the original source, such as Pluto TV (I know, Pluto doesn't have these channels, but bear with me). When they rebroadcast the source, the are contractually required to not show the commercials. Why they do that I can't say. But I am certain it has something to do with licensing and the commercial contracts themselves. 

It's completely out of your control. The only way I've seen absolutely everything being broadcast is with Locast and my local OTA stations. That's the only one I know that simply streams whatever is being broadcast. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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