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Hate The Pause Ads

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by blam, May 15, 2009.

  1. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Activate the SPSPS workaround then.
    I know it makes the progress bar disappear quickly, but which is worse?
    You have to pick your poison.
     
  2. ffsteve61

    ffsteve61 New Member

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    If the TiVo service was free than I wouldn't mind the ads. I pay 20 bucks a month to TiVo,I shouldn't have ads for Carbonite shoved in my face!
     
  3. bogart

    bogart New Member

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    Jersey...
    I'm in the habit of pressing the right arrow immediately after pause when I want to look at the paused screen free of clutter. It clears the screen, and being adjacent to the pause button, is much easier to press than "clear."

    Edit--Actually, it seems to advance the freeze very slightly and clear.
     
  4. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    I hate ads too (a major reason I got a Tivo was to avoid ads, just like I was doing on VCRs for a long time before that).. But I do think people overreact to this.

    You buy the newspaper, there are ads. You buy magazines, there are ads. You pay for cable, there are ads. Would I prefer, and in some cases, pay more for no ads? Yes.

    But the paradigm of "pay but you still get ads" happened long before Tivo.. and Tivo's ads are _almost_ as unobtrusive as they can be _while still being shoved in your face_.
     
  5. igirl

    igirl Tivo and EyeTV User

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    One more Tivo user here that finds the ads to be rude - It's like getting spam and there is no junk filter to get rid of it. There should at least be an option to turn OFF these things.
     
  6. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Just a reminder that once you "down arrow" to get rid of the ad it won't come back for the rest of the recording, so you really only have to select "Pause, Down Arrown" ONCE and they are gone until the next program. Not that I don't think the new larger "BOUNTY" Ads aren't ridiculous looking. It actually makes me want to NOT buy Bounty… Still, it's only one button press per show to get rid of it, so I live with it.

    I used to use a backdoor code that would remove the Ads immediately, but I've forgotten the sequence now (Select-Play-Select-Pause-Select). That was a pretty decent work around too. It would basically instantly "Clear" the Ad (and everything else) as soon as you paused. Not sure if that still works on the newer models though…
     
  7. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    Works on my Premiere, I recently enabled it.
     
  8. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Ah. Thanks. I've been meaning to turn it back on.
     
  9. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Just a reminder for when you do... it's

    Select-Play-Select-Pause-Select.

    :)
     
  10. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I'll update my post. Thanks.
     

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