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Advertisement at end of "Rudolph" - never seen this kind before

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by MickeS, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Dec 9, 2006 #1 of 341
    MickeS

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    I just watched "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer", recorded yesterday.

    When I got to the end and the options to delete or keep the recording show up, there was also a third option on the bottom in the form of a clickable banner-ad for some contest called "A home for the holidays".

    It actually doesn't bother me - I prefer ads like these rather than ads during programming, and if TiVo can make money on it, great. But I've never seen this particular method of advertising before. Is this something new that will be done again, or has it been used before?

    /Mike
     
  2. Dec 10, 2006 #2 of 341
    DevdogAZ

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    I've never seen it. But then again, I've watched very little TV in the last several weeks.
     
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    ChuckyBox

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    Leon WIlkinson

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    That is about a 100% chance of it being seen, plus it sounds like it is not very intrusive.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2006 #5 of 341
    ilovedvrs

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    Just got one also...

    and does it SUCK
     
  6. Dec 10, 2006 #6 of 341
    pdhenry

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    I haven't seen one yet. How does it suck? Does it force you to press additional buttons? Does it force you to watch a video ad? Or does it just present advertising on the "delete now?" page?
     
  7. Dec 10, 2006 #7 of 341
    GoHokies!

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    I don't understand... You'd prefer Tivo to not collect any advertising revenue and just raise your monthly rates? That doesn't jibe with your "Tivo should be free" subtitle - you don't want to pay the money, and you don't want it to come from advertisers. Do you think that it just grows on trees?

    And did we really need a completely different thread on the same topic?
     
  8. Dec 10, 2006 #8 of 341
    greg_burns

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    Slower...
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  9. Dec 10, 2006 #9 of 341
    pdhenry

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    So I'd have to cursor *down* to select the ad content? To delete or keep the recording I'd do the exact same thing I did before? Bring it on.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2006 #10 of 341
    GoHokies!

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    OMG that sUX!!!111!!!

    MY TIVo WIL NeVER B the SAME!! :rolleyes:

    Thanks for posting Greg, that's as non intrusive as can be, and I'm certainly glad to see Tivo get another revenue stream.
     
  11. Dec 10, 2006 #11 of 341
    greg_burns

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    I have same recording on my S3. But it doesn't do it... yet. ;)
     
  12. Dec 10, 2006 #12 of 341
    ufo4sale

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    I can see how TiVo could potentially make a lot of money from this if they insert ad links to the end of every show. A very ingenues idea, if I might say.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2006 #13 of 341
    BlackBetty

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    I think its awesome! Bring it on TiVo. Increase your revenue and prosper.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2006 #14 of 341
    peteypete

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    Big deal. It's unobtrusive. Some people will watch. Tivo can deploy to all shows for one advertiser.
     
  15. Dec 10, 2006 #15 of 341
    ping

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    I'm sad that I'll probably never see this on my DTiVo. I do watch ads that interest me, and this would make it easier to do that. Seems pretty unobtrusive.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2006 #16 of 341
    ZeoTiVo

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    still looking for that Victoria's Secret ad :D
     
  17. Dec 10, 2006 #17 of 341
    CharlesH

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    There are times when I actually would WANT to see an ad for something I am thinking of buying. Targeting it to those who might be interested, and making it easy to ignore if you don't want to see it, seems to be a winner for all except those who consider advertisements inherently and universally evil. :)
     
  18. Dec 10, 2006 #18 of 341
    TydalForce

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    Ads aren't evil - they pay for things (or help pay for things) so we don't have to. As long as they stay unobtrusive.

    E.G. popup ads - open a new window, get in the way, and often have flash and other crap. They're bad (thank goodness Firefox blocks them)

    this ad? not bad... it's out of the way, doesn't change how we interact with our TiVo, and will help out TiVo Inc. Don't like the ads? Don't watch them. Simple enough ;-}
     
  19. Dec 10, 2006 #19 of 341
    megazone

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    I figured TiVo would do this in a very unobtrusive manner, and it looks like they succeeded. I don't see how anyone could seriously have a problem with this system. The only people I could see this bothering are those who just dislike all advertising and wouldn't be happy with any thing but no ads at all.
     
  20. Dec 11, 2006 #20 of 341
    samo

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    So how does it help Tivo if you don't watch them? It sure looks like "pay per click" type of ad. Even if it is not "pay per click", do you you think that anybody will pay for ads that are "unobtrusive" enough that most of the people will not watch them? As it is these ads are only available to about 1.2 million TiVos. If 90% of the viewers ignore them, then you can do better advertising in local community paper.
     

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