1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Fall Update for TiVo Premiere begins today

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by TiVoMargret, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Nov 4, 2013 #361 of 849
    CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

    2,350
    6
    Jan 14, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have a Star Showcase Item (currently "Try Carbonite!" at the bottom of random group folders. Just like in the Roamio.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2013 #362 of 849
    Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    12,346
    0
    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    Same here, but, as I said, that's the only new "ad" I see with the the update.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2013 #363 of 849
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    3,507
    19
    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Grr, looks like they still haven't fixed the long-standing bug where it sometimes forgets your position in a show it's recording that you're watching behind live. Was flipping between NFL games yesterday and all was going well until late in one of the games - went to resume play and it reset playback to the beginning.

    Oh well, at least it doesn't happen all that often, and it only happens on active recordings from what I've seen.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2013 #364 of 849
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    38,422
    165
    Oct 17, 2000
    Minneapolis
    At least it doesn't reset playback to live! :D
     
  5. Nov 4, 2013 #365 of 849
    jeff92k7

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

    336
    0
    Jan 18, 2006
    on planet earth
    What I have noticed so far is that in some folders in the 'My Shows' list, there will be an extra entry. That entry will have a gold star next to it and currently is an advertisement for carbonite online backup. It appears in the list in the same way that an episode of the corresponding show would, so when you're reading show names, there's an ad for you to read too.

    The pause screen advertisements have also increased in size. Before, they were a single line of text, now they're a big intrusive box that blocks a larger portion of the screen.

    This adds to the annoyance of the stupid Discovery bar that is another place to shove ads in your face.

    I'm so sick of seeing ads for Bounty paper towels and Carbonite backup. I don't want Carbonite, I already use crashplan. I told my wife never to buy bounty again because of the intrusive ads. She agrees that the ads are ridiculous and annoying.

    Again, I pay for TiVo service, I paid for the box, I am NOT paying to see ads. If they want to shove ads down my throat, then give me the box and service for free and let the ad revenue pay for it.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2013 #366 of 849
    dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

    10,131
    81
    Jul 6, 2002
    boston'ish
    Where in any agreement does Tivo ever say that they would not show you ads? Because they have never said that, they've just found a way to insert them to the ecosystem and not require any different actions to your viewing habits, they have been careful to never interfere with your actions in showing you ads.

    The long held opinion of the "line in the sand" is the moment that they require a user to do a separate action to bypass an ad.
    Both of those however are subjects for other threads...
     
  7. Nov 4, 2013 #367 of 849
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    11,150
    33
    Jan 23, 2006
    Mission...
    Not careful enough because it DOES interfere with my normal use. I've noticed at least 3 different disruptions:

    1. Currently when a show ends and you press left arrow to exit the menu to delete or keep shows up and then a second or two later it is re-created with the gold star inserted which disrupts and delays deleting the show. I know it's just a second or two but it's annoying.

    2. Also another problem is when you use -> or channel down to scroll all the way to the bottom of a list, quite frequently now you then have to scroll back up and away from a gold star.

    3. The size of the pause ads is a little ridiculous, especially seeing as they don't even populate the whole box. I do use SPSPS so only see the pause ad being drawn for a few milliseconds, but even that is annoying enough for me. I can't imagine without SPSPS enabled how annoying it is to have to press clear or down arrow to get rid of it.

    At the end of the day I know these are minor nits, but they do detract from user experience without a doubt, and as is obvious from reactions here ultimately does not help the advertisers sell more of their product - quite the contrary. I also have blacklisted Bounty and Carbonite FWIW.
    To me one of the main reasons to own a DVR is to help avoid Ads and TiVo is making that harder.
    I've learned to ignore the Discovery Bar. If anything TiVo should make more use of that for Ads than they currently do (seeing as we can't get rid of Discovery Bar anyway) and stop with this gold star nonsense all over the place.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2013 #368 of 849
    Loach

    Loach New Member

    376
    0
    Jan 11, 2013
    Omaha, NE
    I finally broke down and emailed Margret as my priority update request obviously went into the black hole permanently. If others' experience is any indication, I expect I'll see the update within 24 hours, if not by the time I get home from work.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2013 #369 of 849
    Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    12,346
    0
    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    I have seen NEITHER of these, and I've had the update since late last week...
     
  10. Nov 4, 2013 #370 of 849
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    11,150
    33
    Jan 23, 2006
    Mission...
    You'll see it eventually. I don't use my series 4 units anymore so don't know if they've been afflicted yet, but my Roamio Pro has both of these cases right now.
     
  11. Nov 4, 2013 #371 of 849
    telamon

    telamon New Member

    11
    0
    Mar 29, 2008
    I'm stuck in the same boat and I need to shamelessly up my Forum post count to qualify for sending PM/Email to Margret.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2013 #372 of 849
    telamon

    telamon New Member

    11
    0
    Mar 29, 2008
    Trying to get my post count up so I can email Margret.
     
  13. Nov 4, 2013 #373 of 849
    telamon

    telamon New Member

    11
    0
    Mar 29, 2008
    So do I need to put my Mini's TSN on the priority list also? Or just my Premiere's TSN?
     
  14. Nov 4, 2013 #374 of 849
    jrtroo

    jrtroo User

    4,065
    6
    Feb 4, 2008
    you can just email her through email. No need to junk up this thread in order to do so.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2013 #375 of 849
    JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    1,366
    0
    May 14, 2013
    That's something to take up with Comcast since they're the one who created the app.
     
  16. Nov 4, 2013 #376 of 849
    JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    1,366
    0
    May 14, 2013
    At least it's not Internet Explorer.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2013 #377 of 849
    Doit2it

    Doit2it New Member

    138
    0
    Jan 3, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    Just got one of the big 'Pause" ads the Roamio threads have been disgusted with. Yes it was for Carbonite. Oh well, guess my $700 wasn't enough for Tivo.
     
  18. Nov 4, 2013 #378 of 849
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,522
    183
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    Yeah the ads suck. I wish they had an option to opt out. Even if it cost a fee I'd likely do it.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2013 #379 of 849
    JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    1,366
    0
    May 14, 2013
    My TiVo Service Level reads 120113
     
  20. Nov 4, 2013 #380 of 849
    JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    1,366
    0
    May 14, 2013
    I've noticed a gold star and an ad located in the folder of a recorded television series. I'm looking at it now. It's an ad that reads "★ Get a $1 Bounty coupon" which when I click on it it takes me to the Bounty ad located in Showcases.
     

Share This Page