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    Question What is your opionion Nielsen's Homescan

    What is your opionion on Nielsen's Homescan ?

    Nielsen's Homescan Consumer Panel is a "mini-U.S.A.," representing millions of Americans. Does anyone have this in home scanning system. Let me know what you think, how long you have had it in use and the type of awards they have to offer. The Pros & Cons please.-----Thanks-----
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    I think my parents do the internet one. My dad says it just tracks what you do & they get a check for like $50 a few times a year. Sounds pretty simple.

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    Thanks for some input Rte. I thought there may two types to this company. Maybe I'll learn a little more here the next few days.
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    i havent heard of one online? Any idea what company this is with? Also is the purpose of these homescan things to earn free things or what?
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    Nielsen's is the Ratings company. They have tv scans, internet scans. Basically, they send a little box that is hooked up to your tv (for the tv ratings one). It keeps an account of what you watch. Its how they decide what show are popular, etc. You know, like when you hear on tv that a certain show is "Number one in the Nielsen Rating.")

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    I wouldn't mind checking this out, anyone have a web address?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtebalt View Post
    Nielsen's is the Ratings company. They have tv scans, internet scans. Basically, they send a little box that is hooked up to your tv (for the tv ratings one). It keeps an account of what you watch. Its how they decide what show are popular, etc. You know, like when you hear on tv that a certain show is "Number one in the Nielsen Rating.")
    I dont know why, maybe I'm just paranoid but it seems to me this is just another way for big brother to make his way into your home. I'm sure it's just for studies etc but Im a little skeptical on things of this nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdowdy View Post
    I dont know why, maybe I'm just paranoid but it seems to me this is just another way for big brother to make his way into your home. I'm sure it's just for studies etc but Im a little skeptical on things of this nature.
    Yeh, I'm usually skeptical too, but this company is very well knwn & has been around forever, so I wouldn't be worried about them. My parents have been doing it for years.

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