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  1. Sony32

    Sony32 New Member

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    Hello. On my PC, I am using Chrome as my only browser, and I have a plug-in (AdBlock) that supresses all ads for me automatically). Now, when I need to read something really quickly on my google tv (Sony), the experience is totally different!!! With tons of ads animated, it makes reading difficult, and I'm now mostly using my PC for that. However, what do you think is going to be a way to supress ads on Sony GTVs? Will it be a market app, or a rooted Chrome browser?

    Is there an app? Please, advise.
     
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    eferz Well-Known Member

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    Try Mowser the moblizer.

     
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    Thank you for suggesting the Mowser. However, some of the sites I'm trying to read are in Russian language. Entering ".RU" URLs returns "Nothing found" or some crap like that.
     
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    eferz Well-Known Member

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    Here the sites which I'm aware of:

     
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    Thanks. Google's mobilizer works for me!
     
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    You're welcome. Glad to help.
     
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    Don't forget that most routers will allow you to block websites , meaning if you know what website or websites are serving the ads, you could block them at the router level so you would not need to use software to block the ads as much.
    Of course if you block the wrong site it could have bad results if that site is needed for something other then ads but it should work if you want a long term solution.
     
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    I notice that in the Logitech Revue settings there is a setting to enable ad blocker. However it doesn't really seem to do much.

    I know it's been mentioned that theoretically other browsers should be able to work with GTV - but I'm just wondering if Google really wants anything other than Chrome to function with GTV.

    This is because Google will make it's profits from GTV by selling ads.

    And using other web browsers with ad blockers, etc. could be seen by Google as effecting their bottom line???
     
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    Rumor has it, that was originally supposed a "pluggable" app for Chrome.

    Google probably makes more money from Google TV by analyzing your search patterns and statistics. Besides, they do not make money on every advertisement showing on the browser. Only the ones that you actually click on from their search pages. So, it doesn't actually matter what browser you use. Android probably is the least curated Application Marketplace, in fact you're probably more likely to download malware than Google is trying to block any particular type of app.
     
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    that's very interesting! Did not know that! I'll see tonight if I can find pre-compiled lists of sites to block to feed to my router. Will keep you posted!
     
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    cant be that important to read if you get all these popups !?? Maybe you should try to do an RSS feed thing!
     
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    Wow, thank you for that. I added about a dozen of "keywords" into the router's "block" list, and ads are gone. Only checked 3 or 4 sites for now, but did not see any ads at all. The removal is not as clean as AdBlock's but that's the solution I'm sticking for now, especially considering there are not other easy tools available. Again, thank you!
     
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    One warning, though. After I added "google-analytics" to the list of blocked sites, everything became EXTREMELY slow on my GTV. Opening Chrome took about 3 minutes. I had to go to System Settings/Privacy and uncheck "report usage statistics". A reboot was reqiuired, but this fixed the lag, it seems.
     
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    Awww, you just reduced Google's revenue from the Google TV platform.
     
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    I'm just wondering do web pages actually load any faster with the Google analytics blocked (and the report usage statistics unchecked)?

    I don't have a router - my Revue is connected directly to my modem. So I guess there is no way for me to accomplish this with my current set-up?
     
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    no, the pages do not load faster. in fact, the pages take some time before the blocked content times out. not much longer, though.
     
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    What keywords did you use?
     

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