New Get a Mac Banner ad: Mild Shock

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ipedro, May 14, 2009.

  1. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    Apple released another video banner ad. This one on TheStar.com

    These are getting better and better! LOL!
     
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  3. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Commercials are one thing. But big, resource-heavy banners are just plain annoying.
     
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    I thought this one was rather funny, but usually they get on my nerves ;)

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    That's why I use it! :D
     
  7. CPD_1 macrumors 6502

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    Do you guys really see slowdown with these ads?
     
  8. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    They are just annoying, get in the way, take up web-page real estate, and since they are flash, they will eat up your battery.
     
  9. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    That is actually hilarious (at least in my opinion). It also gets its point across really well. Well done Apple.
     
  10. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

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    haha, that was pretty good; got a chuckle out of it
     
  11. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Not to mention that they make some mac's screens flicker a bit. I had that problem on my macbook when viewing a page with video banners.
     
  12. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Mac mini Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz here, and I get small hiccups in the playback. I can't imagine that ad running well on older computers.

    And before you tell me my computer is "old", I need to remind you that most people I know still use Windows XP on Pentium 2/3/4 computers with 256-512MB of RAM.

    And the easiest way to disable most of those annoying banners is to disable plug-ins completely.
     
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    What point do you think it got across really well?
    It's a resource heavy ad that would be generally annoying to me if I were on the page to read an article. Much like the ones that tell me I just won something because I shopped for something else online.

    The ad gave me a chuckle and it is nicely done (the NY times one), but I'd prefer to view the ad on my own will.
     

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