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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by TiVoMargret, Oct 28, 2013.
I don't find the pause ads that bad, you can always clear them with a down press.
No, everybody is not complaining, many of us aren't bothered and don't care, there's just a very VERY vocal group that has issues with them.
Received the fall update yesterday also on both my Premiere 4s. The downstairs one rebooted by itself and the upstairs one I had to restart today as it was in use last night. I was not on the Priority List.
I noticed a Fox program with a gold star in front of it at the bottom of the TiVo menu. Does this go away by itself or could I delete it? I also noticed I got 3 TiVo videos but I haven't looked at them. According to their descriptions it seems like they are the same TiVo videos I got when I first got my Premieres this past summer.
I haven't looked at the ads but I assume these are just larger Carbonite and Charmin TP ads.
Speaking of Charmin TP I just bought out the remaining stock of Charmin Ultra at my local grocery store as P&G has reduced the width of their TP from 4.27 inches to 3.92 inches. They also reduced the number of sheets per roll from 176 to 164. I should be good for the next two years with TP.
The gold star is probably automated like the popcorn box. I haven't found a way to disable either one. I guess we will get used to it. Maybe that vocal minority can find a way. It sucks, but it "meets expectations". The videos are a waste of time. Like they say, "It's more than a DVR". So is a sinkhole in Florida.
Hopefully the Gold Stars don't pile up and I will end up with a list a mile long in my TiVo menu.
I wonder if Rupert Murdock paid for that gold star listing. I do not need that guy in my life either. Between him (Fox News Corp), Sony, and Disney Corp., they have made my Blu Ray experience a pain in the behind with their fanatical fear that somebody is stealing their content. I see that Disney Corp is exploiting Star Wars in a TV ad for a theme park. Hopefully that place can disappear into a sinkhole.
Better get off my soap box as my BP is rising.
I certainly hope you're kidding. This "issue" is certainly not one to aggravate a person to THAT extent...
Unless they changed the fan speed control settings in the update, it has nothing to do with the update.
TiVo has always spun the fan up to it's pre-set max speed at start-up and reboot times, then it goes down to a lower speed, unless your internal temp sensor is indicating it needs extra cooling.
I'd suggest using some canned air to clean the insides of your unit, and the fan. Often, if you gently grab a fan blade and push/pull the fan hub in and out a few times, it will redistribute some lubricant, and might make the noise go away. You can do the push/pull of the fan hub part without opening the case, if you can find some small improvised tools to do so (if you don't wish to open your TiVo). You can also bend the canned air tube to try and blow the dust out from between the fixed and rotating parts of the fan, from the outside.
If you are not still in any kind of warranty, I suggest you open up the case and inspect for dust/lint buildup. Just make sure it is unplugged, and keep your hands from touching any part of the power supply, for maximum safety.
Otherwise, it's either time to replace the fan, or clean and re-lubricate the spindle and bushings. Describing how would take a lengthy post.
Same here. I'm more happy about the deleted folder getting its speed back, than everything else. I just hate bringing it up, because of how people respond when I talk about liking to manage/control what's in my deleted folder.
I also had the same problem with simple FF/RR/trickplay functions jumping me all the way, one way or the other. That seems to have been fixed, as well. But, it always was intermittent for me, so I need more time before I can be sure it is fixed.
I'm sure he isn't, as neither am I.
TiVo related matters have often forced me to just turn off the TV, and go do something else, to bring my BP and heart rate down. Sometime the other activity involves looking for alternatives to TiVo.
I know you've seen me post my usual line before: "TiVo should be a source of relaxation and enjoyment, not another stressor and source of frustration."
My "blanket response" for all the new ad complaints:
I have been convinced that TiVo is not even monitoring this thread, nor are they going to take the ads out of the Roamio, even though TiVo is actively participating in the Roamio threads, with just as much complaining going on.
The ONLY way TiVo might even re-think the ads, would be if everybody in the position to cancel service and/or return their TiVos, did so, stating "because of your ads".
I don't see it happening. So, I waste no more effort complaining about them, and it keeps the threads less diluted.
There are plenty of threads devoted to the ads. This is NOT one of them.
That article really made my day, and instilled hope that some more bugs can be squished (provided we can pull it together, get off the ranting over the ads, and make a list for all to report, as individuals, through the proper channels, which is TiVo support, not TCF).
Here's that link again, for any latecomers:
Just got the update on my Elite. These below features are great to me. Still waiting for the Netflix update on my Elite though.
- new (HTML5) YouTube app with DIAL support
- TiVo Minis can now remotely manage the To Do List and Season Pass Manager of TiVo Premieres
- support for out-of-home streaming through a Roamio Plus/Pro in the home (and eventually TiVo Stream, when that update is released next month)
To the VERY vocal people who don't mind getting spammed by TiVo (and paying $$$ for the privilege): Why perpetuate a discussion, that you all seem to wish didn't exist?
If the ads are as small of an issue that you claim them to be, you don't have to tell everyone that it's a "small issue" over and over and over again. Just ignore it, and it will go away - you know, the same way you ignore the ads.
If some piece of equipment gives a person so much stress, then that person needs to re-analyze his/her life. It's simply not worth it to allow something so trivial in the grand scheme of life affect you so severely.
Pot meet kettle...
To keep the thread balanced. For everyone who complains, there has to be a counter post...
Because this is not the ad thread, this is the Fall update thread, and we have plenty of items to still discuss in it, but we are sick and tired of the "anti-ad" crew not letting it go.