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How do i stop the spam ads on my Tivo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by crombiecrunch, May 12, 2012.

  1. crombiecrunch

    crombiecrunch New Member

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    Ok so since that last major update a couple of months back every time now when I press my pause button or stop a program and go to delete it, I get spammed with ads for woollight or staying at the hilton or some other crap I dont want to see.

    Im sorry but I pay 20 bucks a month times 3 TiVo Premieres, I do not want to be pushed ads. Especially since 2 of the boxes are used by my 6 year old that clicks on the by mistake.

    And you cant say well Tivo needs it to make money. I would rather them up my bill by a couple of bucks then get spammed with ads.

    Ive already called customer care and they scratch their heads because they show me as opt'd out for them. I press the down arrow on the but that just temporarily hides them.

    I had my boxes 8 months prior to that last big update and never had this problem. Ive searched and can not find away to do away with them.
     
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    You will want to use the backdoor code that eliminates the pause ads.

    First, pause the program and press the down arrow to hide the ad.

    Next on the remote, enter [Select] [Play] [Select] [Pause] [Select].

    If you have a Premiere and are using the HDUI, you might need an extra [Select] at the beginning of the sequence.
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    You cannot remove those Pause Ads, only hide them.
     
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    You cancel the TiVo service, that's how. They are part of the TiVo terms of service.
     
  5. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

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    Use a Windows Media Center PC for recording. We don't suffer from that kind of crap (nor do we have to pay extra for the privilege).
     
  6. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    This doesn't make sense considering your disdain for the ads. Why would you want to receive ads after paying more each month on the subscriptions?
     
  7. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    What he said is that he would pay more to NOT have the ads
     
  8. Richierod

    Richierod New Member

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    I know that everyone hates the grammar police, but Scandia101 has it right. Had the OP said than instead of then, it would have shown what was intended. No hijacking or fingerpointing intended, just pointed out the misuse of then and than. Lots of other words too, but we'll wait for another day.:)
     
  9. marqattacks

    marqattacks New Member

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    Are these the ads that show up on the bottom of the pause menu, or full screen ads? I only get the ones below the bottom part green play bar.
     
  10. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    But most of knew what he wanted to say, but technically you are correct. :)
     
  11. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Active Member

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    That's funny, usually I don't like the literal interpretations of what was stated jokes but this one works well.
     
  12. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Sometimes the words are important. I had to read the initial post a few times to understand what the OP was trying to say. I normally just roll with it, but this was a case where several meanings were changed by poor grammar.
     
  13. snarler

    snarler New Member

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    Maybe he meant it would be okay if TiVo raised his rates, then TiVo gets spammed with ads instead of him :D
     
  14. Richierod

    Richierod New Member

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    That worked well, but how do you reverse it? I thought this method would only get rid of the ad but, the green bar also went away.
     
  15. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    When someone says "How do I make my X not do Y?" if you respond with "don't use X" then you're the ******* in the thread.

    In case you didn't know that already.
     
  16. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    With the Premier, you are pretty much hosed. That's one more reason I don't recommend the Premier or the Elite.
     
  17. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Yeah that annoyed me too, at first. But anytime you press Play while the video is playing, that brings up the green progress bar.
    When I pause, I want the screen cleared quickly (because I am usually looking at a detail in the show) and this feature does that.

    Repeating the code should toggle it back.
    This feature does not survive a reboot so worst case, a reboot will do it.
     
  18. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Active Member

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    He has been told this often so I am sure he knows it isn't a helpful or meaningful post as it regards this thread.
     
  19. GoEagles

    GoEagles New Member

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    Thanks, I think I did this right. Paused my recording a couple of times and haven't seen any stupid ads for Woolite and the Cayman Islands.

    EDIT: Never mind, they popped back up.
     
  20. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Active Member

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    Does anybody really do this? I sure doubt it.
     

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