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"Opt-Out" privacy status eliminates HD menus

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Zooks527, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2006
    So after reading the above commends it seems that Tivo is punishing people for not letting them collect data on your usage by taking away the HD menus.
  2. Bigg

    Bigg On the fence to being a cord-cutter.

    Oct 30, 2003
    They are being more than accommodating to the paranoid nutjobs by even offing the option. Most companies would tell you to get rid of their product if you don't like the way they handle the back-end data.
  3. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    I would actually assume the HD menus are too integrated with the data collection such that it would take a massive code overhaul to disentangle the two, and they are not willing to do that for the small % of people who opt-out.

    Assuming malevolence here when a simple lack of demand is a compelte explanation is just... well, paranoid.
  4. sirfracas

    sirfracas New Member

    Apr 5, 2006
    So more data on how Opt-Out can handcuff your Tivo features, even though starting with the Premiere you are opted in on some of the data they collect automatically.

    I just bought a Roamio Pro (big shout out to spherular and his discount codes from ebay - Google it for full details) and was curious on how it would act as I am still Opt-Out on my account. Well, the HD menus work on the Roamio even though a lot of the functionality still has SD menus.

    Interestingly, the IOS app that would not work before works now. As a matter of fact it will now work with my Series 4 as well. I hadn't checked it in a while so that change might have happened over the last six months. Previously, the app would not connect to either of my Series 3 or one Series 4 box. It wasn't a networking issue either - I've an ex-Network Administrator. Tivo was stumped but didn't think Opt-Out has anything to do with it.

    However, I tried the app again a couple of weeks ago and it worked with my Series 4. I could do everything except stream.

    Curiously, since hooking the new Roamio into the network and the app finding a streaming device, the app will now let me stream and copy from the Series4 and the Roamio. Haven't tried it outside my local network but I assume it will work or at least transfer a program.

    Also, it appears I still can't access Amazon Instant Video while still Opt-Out. I get redirected to the "Enable Video Downloads" page on the Tivo website and they only way to change that preference is to Opt-In. However, every other provider I tried, Netflix, Hulu, MLB-TV, You Tube all appeared to work.

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