Will you drop Netflix if they post ads?

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Would you tolerate ads in Netflix

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  2. Yes

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  3. No, I will drop my service the first time I see an ad

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  1. pc747

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    There was a report yesterday that Netflix was testing ads on their content. Netflix's CEO said they would not rely on ads to pay their bills. It looks like the ads they were testing were to advertise their own original programming. As a customer would you be willing to settle for ads or is it a reason to drop the service?

    Sources:
    Netflix is testing ads surrounding its shows update only its own
    Netflix is testing ads for Netflix original content on Netflix The Verge
     
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    I will not want to see ads when I'm watching. I may be ok with a popup every so often after a show asking if I'd like to learn more about another show bit no ads..



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    I would keep the service. Mainly because I am about to be moving and we are killing our cable TV package and sticking with the internet from here on out.
     
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    Check out slingtv. They need to add where you can watch on multiple screens though. If I am watching the game then someone else can not watch anything. Other than that I have been really liking slingtv.
     
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    The only thing from Television that will be missed are sports channels in my household. I have a teen in the house and he is all about ESPN, NFL, FIFA, NBA, and the NCAA.

    Will sling cover that?
     
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    Yes...sort of.

    Sling covers Espn, Espn 2, TNT at regular price for additional $5 you get Espnnews Espn U, SEC Network, bases loaded, espn buzzer beater, goal line,
     
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    Thanks! I will definitely look into it.
     
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    They have a heck of a deal on the Roku3 and the Nexus Player.
     
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    Roku 3 is the best overall device as you can plug an ethernet cord in as well as the ability to use USTVNOW.

    I own both and feel like the nexus player has a lot of potential but have to say the roku 3 is king because you can use all the service and channels where nexus can not use amazon or other channels that have not made its way to the nexus yet. As far as UI the nexus looks much better. But the reality is you stare at the ui for a small percentage of the time so can not say that would be my deciding feature.
     
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    I'll keep it, but I hope they're smart about it and do it tastefully. As Miller said, I wouldn't mind if it was tacked on to the end of another program or something, but part of what I like about Netflix is no commercials. I'm not in a position to drop cable any time soon, but that's the reason I DVR most everything that I watch, to skip commercials. It drives me nuts to have the DVR miss something and have to watch it On Demand when they won't let you pause or fast forward and force some commercials on me.
     
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    I would have to do a trial run of just using the television with Internet to see the average data usage. I'm sure the cable provider would watch our Internet consumption and invoke their data cap policy. They haven't so far, but up until now it has just been online gaming through PC's and consoles.
     
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    In a heartbeat... I am sick of watching ads on services I already pay a fee to watch or use. If you don't pay its one thing, but ads on a paid service? ferget it! I would rather see my rate go up some than watch ads!
     
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