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Now the ads are p***ing me off

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by james.92, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Dec 4, 2007 #1 of 384
    james.92

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    Finally got to watch the "Bitter Sweets" episode of Pushing Daisies.

    When it ended I was presented with 3 options:

    Delete now
    Keep this recording
    Discover Sony High Definition (clickable link)

    This is not cool. All you people who have been saying there is no slippery slope, feel free to reply.

    Not a happy camper with the company. I love my TiVo, but if this is the way it is going to be I may as well start looking at a computer solution.

    Sorry is this is old news but I saw it for the first time this morning.
     
  2. Dec 4, 2007 #2 of 384
    flatcurve

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    I b'lieve the company just posted a loss a few days ago... it shouldn't surprise anybody that they're whoring themselves for revenue.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2007 #3 of 384
    SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    What exactly is the problem?

    In what way did the ad affect your ability to watch and then delete the show?
     
  4. Dec 4, 2007 #4 of 384
    tase2

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    Exactly-just don't click it. boom done!
     
  5. Dec 4, 2007 #5 of 384
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    these ads first appeared about 6 months or more ago. they are not new.
    Also as others asked can you please describe exactly what you had to do differently to use your DVR. Exactly how intrusive was this ad?

    I find them easy to ignore, myself, since the current crop of ads have no interest for me. If it was for some new Movie I would click through to see the extended trailer :up:
     
  6. Dec 4, 2007 #6 of 384
    brnscofrnld

    brnscofrnld where is this place?

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    I was wondering the same thing. So they added an extra line on the page when you are asked what you want to do at the end of watching a show, i don't get it.

    You don't have to click past the add, or move through an extra step to delete it...

    I'll complain about the adds when they force you to watch them before deleting, starting or even during a previously recorded show.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2007 #7 of 384
    TheSlyBear

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    I have a hard time understanding the outrage. It'd be different if you had to watch the ad before using the menu. But putting a link to an ad at the bottom of the menu... meh.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2007 #8 of 384
    mrmike

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    I reflexively up-select anyway when I'm done with a show, so I don't even parse the ads most of the time. <shrug>
     
  9. Dec 4, 2007 #9 of 384
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    and you would not be alone if we were forced to deal with clearing the ad in some way. This fact is what defeats the slippery slope argument as it is a cliff for TiVo, no slope about it.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2007 #10 of 384
    kmill14

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    Well, I for one give a big KUDOS to Tivo for finding a way to promote clickable advertising (which helps them stay in business) and yet not have it be intrusive in any way whatsoever. Its not an ad you have to watch, skip over, or even click past. Its just there if you want to see it.

    I can imagine 1000's of more intrusive advertising techniques (that Tivo has even used in the past) and are especially visible on the networks (popups) and all over the internet.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2007 #11 of 384
    james.92

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    I have ignored previous ads, but this just goes too far, IMO.

    What's next, having to watch the ad in order to be able to save the program?
     
  12. Dec 4, 2007 #12 of 384
    TiivoDog

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    Mod - please delete the aforementioned post / We don't need the Network Executives to get their 'brainless storms' on our forum..... :rolleyes:
     
  13. Dec 4, 2007 #13 of 384
    james.92

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    Really nice....:rolleyes:
     
  14. Dec 4, 2007 #14 of 384
    MickeS

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    Yeah these ads are as unobtrusive as they get - no different action is needed than if they were not there.

    And yes, they have been around a while. Actually, for almost exactly a year now - I started this thread last year when I first saw them: Advertisement at end of "Rudolph" - never seen this kind before
     
  15. Dec 4, 2007 #15 of 384
    MickeS

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    When that happens, let us know. Until then, do exactly what you've done before, and you won't have to see any ads, OK?
     
  16. Dec 4, 2007 #16 of 384
    jmoak

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    - fredct, 11/22/2007
     
  17. Dec 4, 2007 #17 of 384
    jcthorne

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    If I promise to click on a few of these links, can they add guide data mapping for clear QAM channels?
     
  18. Dec 4, 2007 #18 of 384
    james.92

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    When/if that occurs, you read it here first.:)

    Look, I love my Tivo and have used one since the summer of 2001. I just do not like where this seems to be going.

    I hope you guys are right, but I really do not think so. Let's see what it looks like in a year or two.
     
  19. Dec 4, 2007 #19 of 384
    brnscofrnld

    brnscofrnld where is this place?

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    :up:

    OoOo.... that would be nice. I'll do the same if they can give us some data on those channels
     
  20. Dec 4, 2007 #20 of 384
    fredct

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    Why?

    These have been around for quite a few months already. It can't have been that bad if it took you months to even notice it was there.
     

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