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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by PHeadland, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Not so....my XL4 has rebooted and this code does NOT reset. It's worked since the day I activated the code. Maybe on the Roamio it needs to be reset, but not on my Premiere...
     
  2. Feb 2, 2014 #202 of 274
    TVjunky

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    Well I currently have directv thinking about getting Tivo but this add thing is ridiculous pay $1000 plus for a system then have to tweak it for hours between cable company and tivo plus a monthly or lifetime fee and you have to put up with Ads WoW.

    Directv shows no ads whatsoever on any DVR playback screens
     
  3. Feb 3, 2014 #203 of 274
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I came from directv and I have to say in the long run its worth it. What I would do is get the TiVo gear and try it out for the thirty day money back period and see if it works for you. Just suspend your directv account if you don't want to pay 2 bills.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2014 #204 of 274
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    tweak it for hours? what?

    As for ads on playback - just do the "Select Play Select Pause Select" trickplay and the bar/ads will instantly go away when paused.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2014 #205 of 274
    Fofer

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    (so will the timeline, FWIW)
     
  6. Feb 4, 2014 #206 of 274
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    right, the bar. I said that :p

    you can always bring it back up if you really need it. I've always had mine off because I've never had a need to see it. You see it once you start fast forwarding.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2014 #207 of 274
    jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Some of us like the normal timeline behavior and don't want to have to enable a special feature to hide the ads. It would be better if we could opt out of those ads as they cover a lot of screen real estate, are intrusive, are annoying, and didn't exist (for many of us) when we bought the product.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2014 #208 of 274
    TrooperOrange

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    This is how I feel. :up:
     
  9. Feb 5, 2014 #209 of 274
    TrooperOrange

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    I understand the perspective of ads are everywhere, normal cable DVR's have them, just ignore them etc...

    There is still a part of me very pissed off though. We shell out good money for their hardware (Expensive for what it is) and then pay them $15/mo on top and we still get these nasty huge ads. Annoys the piss out of me.

    I understand Tivo needs to make money etc... etc... but really?

    I think the reality is Tivo has no real competition, so they don't really care that much about CE. MCE and Beyond TV boxes aren't what they once were, cable company DVR's just suck all around, and there really isn't anyone else out there.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2014 #210 of 274
    atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Adds are everywhere, I hardly notice the ones on my TiVos. My patients spend over $75/mo for satellite without any premium/add free channels or a DVR to help skip past them. Now that's what I call abuse.
     
  11. May 7, 2014 #211 of 274
    kbmb

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    Are these pause ads new? They are longer and shorter than usual. Just started noticing them the other day.

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  12. May 7, 2014 #212 of 274
    jrtroo

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    Just a different shape.
     
  13. May 7, 2014 #213 of 274
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    quick clear code. never see them again.
     
  14. May 7, 2014 #214 of 274
    Fofer

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    Doesn't that also turn off the timeline bar, though?
     
  15. May 7, 2014 #215 of 274
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    Yeah, we've been through this..
     
  16. May 7, 2014 #216 of 274
    Fofer

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    Well, turning the TV off will also remove the ad. Except some of us want to see what's on the screen. And some of us want to see the timeline. So it's worth mentioning that caveat when you offer up the "quick clear code" as some kind of "solution."

    And if we've "been though this," why post the same suggestion again, when all someone's done to bump this thread is ask if the ads are a different shape? No one's asked recently how to get rid of them.
     
  17. May 7, 2014 #217 of 274
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    posting about them at all is stating they are annoying, which in turn leads me to say how to get rid of them. I still don't understand why anyway needs a static timeline on their screen.

    I could ask you the same about why you'd post the same thing again. *shrug*
     
  18. May 7, 2014 #218 of 274
    Fofer

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    not really. kbmb was just asking if the these longer, shorter shaped ads are new.

    Then why does the timeline exist at all?

    Some folks like to see where they are in the program (how much time is left) when they pause.
     
  19. May 7, 2014 #219 of 274
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I don't understand how anybody is OK with NOT having one. I'd use the "quick clear" code, if it didn't take that away. It's also not "static". It's "linear" and "dynamic", and goes away without action, but can be cleared with ....gasp... the "clear" button.

    I also like closed-captions, which some people can't stand, if I have them on.

    P.S. I'm not one who complains about the ads (haven't for a long time, anyway).
     
  20. May 7, 2014 #220 of 274
    moyekj

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    With "quick clear" code activated you can still bring up the play bar on demand simply by pressing the Play button to get a quick glance at where you are, so it's not like enabling that code destroys the play bar completely.
     

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