How do I disable all of the ads on the Xbox 360 dashboard? I assume they must be on there as a mistake, since I am already paying to be a 'gold' member.
I find it very irritating that I have to see ads for cars, food, deodorant, etc. when I pay a monthly fee for alot of services I don't even want.
Simply put: I want to play games online and have party chat support. I don't care about facebook, Zune, FM radio, or any of the other apps. And I certainly don't want ads. If it is so expensive to provide these services to us that $60 a year doesn't cover the cost, then only charge us for the services we actually use.
I am not a Sony fan-boy and I spend more time on my 360 than my Ps3, but I find it very odd that Sony has FREE online service and still manages to not fill up the dashboard with worthless ads. Honestly, if the PS3 had party chat, I would play all my non-exclusive games on it instead, just on principle.
Wouldn't it make more sense to only display ads for Xbox silver accounts or for discount Gold subscriptions? Charging a monthly fee and advertising to us is double dipping.
I know I have brought up this issue in the past and I'm sure most of the user comments (thanks fan-boys) are going to be anything but constructive, I would still like Microsoft to hear that some of us aren't satisfied with this system and that they should consider a change.