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Ad-Blocker

A device that will change the world
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This is a very simple idea. Ad-Blocker would be an electronic device that would effectively censor television advertizements. It could come as a form of a video or dvd or whatever, and it would automatically play a nice songs and show you pictures of flowers every time an advert is played. You could also have a radio version.
Selador, May 31 2006

(?) the amazing telecom blocker blocking annoying stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXzpdJSyEYc&search=telecom%20blocker [compatta, Jun 01 2006]

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       If everyone bought them, advertisers would go bankrupt. You might as well not even run ads then.   

       You may need to make them expensive to reduce the # of people who buy them.
wolstech, May 31 2006
  

       Of course, you're gonna have to have an ad for this...
NotTheSharpestSpoon, May 31 2006
  

       Or a really irritating(sp) one to make people buy it.
Germanicus, May 31 2006
  

       Most ads already are nice songs and pictures of flowers, or beautiful people, or pretty cars.   

       This device would have the beneficial result of forcing show makers to incorporate the ads right into the show - so Jack on 24 might pause to drink a Mountain Dew and comment on the terrorist-whupping energy it provides him at 3 AM, then proceed on with the whupping. Cartoon characters would themselves eat sugar cereal. Once, radio players did exactly this. With [Selador]'s help, let us turn the clock back to that gentle time. The world would be a better place.
bungston, May 31 2006
  

       Bungston, are you sure? (shudder)
david_scothern, May 31 2006
  

       and it would do this how? Also, bravo to [NotTheSharpest]. fishd.
epicproblem, May 31 2006
  

       I'd get sick of the music playing inbetween programs.
kuupuuluu, May 31 2006
  

       At one time TiVo machines (and some VCRs) had a commercial blocking technology that would detect a "special tone" put out before and after the commercials. Both would start and stop recording so as to not get 5 minutes of blank screen while you wait for the commercial.
robacarp, Jun 01 2006
  

       well...........hey my friends did a video on such a subject callled the amazing telecom blocker.   

       cheerio to you, mater!
compatta, Jun 01 2006
  

       I would love one of these. I watch very little TV, mostly because I cannot stand advertising for five minutes in every fifteen. What I really object to is paying for a TV channel and still being subjected to advertising. If I pay, i want it to be add free. The BBC here in the UK do this - no adverts because everyone who has a TV has to pay aprox 110 ukp per year to pay for it. However, it still annoys me that they can advertise their own magazines and stuff, like radio times.
webfishrune, Jun 01 2006
  
      
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