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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by nrnoble, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

    Mar 23, 2006
    They only slipped that in in the last 2 or 3 years and they failed to ask me first. :) no I don't like to be offered great deals of Bounty paper towels in the midst of pausing my recordings. If there was a way to remove them I would but as we all know life is full of compromising when you have no other choice.

    I have a Tivo because the alternative is worse, if it wasn't for Tivo we wouldn't have DVR's, we would be held even tighter under the rule of the cable companies. Some choice is better than no choice.
  2. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

    Feb 28, 2001
    I know it's not your main point, but TiVo has had ads for almost its entire existence, and has had plans for ads from the beginning (targeted advertising was part of its early dog-and-pony fund-raising show.) I don't think they had any actual ads until a couple of years in, say 2002.
  3. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

    May 14, 2007
    But you said:
    .....so apparently it's "acceptable" with some caveats, right? ;)
  4. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I don't find the TiVo ads to be any problem, if I hit pause I want the program to stop for a reason, like leaving the room, if I want to read what on the screen I push clear, takes the TiVo ads off. If that helps TiVo stay in business and make more money (or have less loss) good for them, as I still can save about 25% to 30% of my time watching a network program, and save about 4 minute or more when watching HBO by skipping the intro and end credits. I have not found any way around streaming ads, that why I don't use OD unless Mr. Obama announces say the killing of Osama bin Laden at 10:45 pm and cuts off my network program, then I have to deal with OD to watch that last 15 minutes.
  5. NYHeel

    NYHeel Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Because it's completely different. Ads don't bother me by themselves. They only bother me when they get in the way of what I want to do/watch. Tivo's ads don't get in the way at all.

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