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# Many television viewers own videocassette recorders (VCR s).

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Many television viewers own videocassette recorders (VCRâ€™s). Companies that advertise on television complain that VCR ownership hurts their business, since a VCR makes it possible to view television programs without watching the commercials. Indeed, two-thirds of those who tape programs on a VCR edit out the commercials when viewing the programs.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the companiesâ€™ complaint that VCR ownership is currently hurting their business?
(A) The methods for determining audience size, which in turn determines charges for advertising time, count households that are merely recording a program as households that are watching it.
(B) VCR manufacturers who advertise on television would themselves suffer the damage, if any, to advertisersâ€™ interests that is caused by VCRâ€™s.
(C) There are VCRâ€™s that are in the early stages of development that will automatically edit out commercials during the recording process.
(D) Those who tape programs on VCRâ€™s, but who do not edit out commercials when viewing the programs, tape more often than those who do edit out the commercials.
(E) Some television commercials are as entertaining or informative as the programs they interrupt.
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02 Apr 2005, 22:51
A (as the number of households counted as watching the ads will be more than the number of households actually watching the ads)
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03 Apr 2005, 01:15
A

rest all choices donnot support at all,,,,,they ave there own frames of refernece
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03 Apr 2005, 05:45
it should be B. If VCR manufactures are also damaged by the use of their products by the households, then it can be deduced that advertisers are also damaged by the VCR recordings.

A actually counter support the argument because it says "The methods for determining audience size count households that are merely recording a program as households that are watching it", whcih means the recording the programm in VCR doesnot damage the advertisers.

C, D, and E are obviously out.
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03 Apr 2005, 07:54
MA wrote:
it should be B. If VCR manufactures are also damaged by the use of their products by the households, then it can be deduced that advertisers are also damaged by the VCR recordings.

A actually counter support the argument because it says "The methods for determining audience size count households that are merely recording a program as households that are watching it", whcih means the recording the programm in VCR doesnot damage the advertisers.

C, D, and E are obviously out.

B says the VCR manufactures are affected. But they are one among the lot.It is a contender but not the strongest

A says that the households which record the programs are hurting because they are going to see the casettes that wouldnt contain ads....So A it is
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03 Apr 2005, 07:59
Agree on A

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the companiesâ€™ complaint that VCR ownership is currently hurting their business?

(C) There are VCRâ€™s that are in the early stages of development that will automatically edit out commercials during the recording process.

This was tricky
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03 Apr 2005, 08:49
OA is 'A'
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03 Apr 2005, 19:52
thearch wrote:
Agree on A

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the companiesâ€™ complaint that VCR ownership is currently hurting their business?

(C) There are VCRâ€™s that are in the early stages of development that will automatically edit out commercials during the recording process.

This was tricky

Is this the only reason to refute choice C?

Please offer more explanation to reject choice C.

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03 Apr 2005, 20:08
chunjuwu wrote:
thearch wrote:
Agree on A

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the companiesâ€™ complaint that VCR ownership is currently hurting their business?

(C) There are VCRâ€™s that are in the early stages of development that will automatically edit out commercials during the recording process.

This was tricky :)

Is this the only reason to refute choice C?

Please offer more explanation to reject choice C.

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Chunjuwu:

C says that some thing is going to come in future and decrease the business but right now it is already happening manually if not automatically. This strenthens the answer...So it is A
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05 Apr 2005, 05:19
gmat2me2 wrote:
chunjuwu wrote:
thearch wrote:
Agree on A

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the companiesâ€™ complaint that VCR ownership is currently hurting their business?

(C) There are VCRâ€™s that are in the early stages of development that will automatically edit out commercials during the recording process.

This was tricky

Is this the only reason to refute choice C?

Please offer more explanation to reject choice C.

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Chunjuwu:

C says that some thing is going to come in future and decrease the business but right now it is already happening manually if not automatically. This strenthens the answer...So it is A

so, as you said, choice C also strengthens somehow the answer. But the argument talked about "currently" rather than "future" in choice C.
A is the best.

Is it right? Thanks
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05 Apr 2005, 08:02
Clear "A".....we need to find some reason that hurts the industry at present. "which in turn determines charges for advertising time," in A gives us that.
05 Apr 2005, 08:02
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