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

  1. May 7, 2014 #221 of 274
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    That brief flash is too quick to be of any use to me. But, you are correct that it's not entirely gone, and my wording might imply otherwise.
     
  2. May 8, 2014 #222 of 274
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Yeah, with the newer Tivos, the timeline bar still only displays briefly, while on older Tivos, it stays up for 3-4 seconds.
     
  3. May 8, 2014 #223 of 274
    blacknoi

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    I just noticed the new bar Monday.

    I prefer this new wider but shorter ad bar personally (reminds me of the S3 implementation).

    Of course I'd prefer no ad bar but between the taller, less wide version and the version they have going now, I'll take the current one.
     
  4. May 8, 2014 #224 of 274
    slowbiscuit

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    Select-Play-Select-Pause-Select is the first thing I do after a reboot ever since Tivo started using the much bigger, hideous pause ads. It's also an easy way to discover when your box has rebooted since it has to be enabled after every boot.

    The only real drawback I've seen is that you lose the timeline bar when doing a big FF/REW skip to get to (say) the end of a show, but you can always just keep hitting FF/REW to see where you are before stopping.
     
  5. May 8, 2014 #225 of 274
    eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    It's is unfortunate that Tivo feels they must include ads in their interface, after all wasn't that the main feature of Tivo was to avoid the commercials while watching TV?
     
  6. May 8, 2014 #226 of 274
    jrtroo

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    I hope we have another, long and drawn out discussion on this. Can we make this thread 10 pages long? HA :)
     
  7. May 8, 2014 #227 of 274
    Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    To be fair: an on-screen static text ad when you pause is preferable to many 30-second commercials, littered throughout a broadcast, with audio and video that you can't skip.

    You do know you can ignore this thread, right? Or just not click on it?
     
  8. May 8, 2014 #228 of 274
    kbmb

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    What an absolutely awesome reply....one of the best I've ever gotten on TCF. Thank you for confirming that it's a different shape :D


    I do love that in the 16 replies since my post, only 1 person actually came close to what I originally asked. Man I love the internet :p

    Since I posted I do see someone else started a new thread confirming my original question as to whether these are new if anyone cares:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=517299

    -Kevin
     
  9. May 8, 2014 #229 of 274
    jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    OK. No, just a different shape. "Just" is the operating piece. There is nothing different than that. I'm glad I did not need to indicate that such shape is a rectangle.

    So you are complaining that I answered your question? Weird.
     
  10. May 8, 2014 #230 of 274
    jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    And you know that "HA" and a ":)" mean joke, right?! I don't care how long this thread goes, but I don't care about ads either.
     
  11. May 8, 2014 #231 of 274
    LoadStar

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    No. The main feature was and still is being able to time-shift programming.
     
  12. May 8, 2014 #232 of 274
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    because if you hit the play button, it pops up for reference if you need to know how far along it is. It's not like you know where the commercials are going to be, so having it during FF/RWD is pointless. You hit play when you see the show.

    what? it stays on for a good 5-10 seconds if you hit play.
     
  13. May 8, 2014 #233 of 274
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    I'm talking about static when you pause. It's a static image, that could possible be bad for image retention if you pause long enough since it's so solid and bright.

    Even more preferable is no ads on a box you pay a premium for to own, not rent, and you have to pay monthly on top of that as well.
     
  14. May 8, 2014 #234 of 274
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Only the cable company box you pay a premium for. The TiVo costs much less.
     
  15. May 9, 2014 #235 of 274
    alleybj

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    Can someone point me to instructions on how to use the quick clear code? I seem to just end up triggering and selecting the ads rather than deleting them. Thanks
     
  16. May 9, 2014 #236 of 274
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Play back an existing recording on your TiVo, then while it's playing enter following remote sequence in quick succession:
    Select,Play,Select,Pause,Select
     
  17. May 9, 2014 #237 of 274
    alleybj

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    When I do that it pauses the video, the ad pulls up and then I select the ad; any thoughts?
     
  18. May 9, 2014 #238 of 274
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Mission...
    While ad is showing hide it by pressing down arrow, then resume play, press clear button, then enter the sequence above.
     
  19. May 9, 2014 #239 of 274
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    cable DVR costs about 14.99 a month. Tivo costs about $14.99 a month. I'm not talking about your multi multi multi discounts since you have something like 7, right? Just talking base new user cost per month.
     
  20. May 9, 2014 #240 of 274
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I think he's talking about over the long run, if you get lifetime vs perpetually paying monthly as is case with cable company, and I think he also factors in selling older units on eBay to recover some of the up front cost when upgrading to new models, etc. i.e. It CAN be cheaper over the long run, but that depends on several factors and won't apply to everyone. I always tell people that you shouldn't consider TiVo simply if your only goal is to save money, I say consider TiVo if you want a better experience than your cable company DVR can provide.
     

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