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

  1. FitzAusTex

    FitzAusTex Member

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    So tivo bounces from 5 to 10% up to 30 to 40% back to 5 to 10% and at holidays up to 100%? Guess I'll just have to deal with it as long as I keep their service.
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Less than 5% of the time for me. And even if an ad is is the way. I just need to hit down on the D-Pad and it will be gone for the rest of the recording.
     
  3. dbattaglia001

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    I much prefer a few pop-up ads here and there (that are easy to ignore / clear) than the alternative of a higher cost to the service.
     
  4. MHunter1

    MHunter1 TiVo Bug Hunter

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    To avoid the ad, I've gotten into the habit of pressing Replay a few times when the "keep or delete" dialog pops up then Pause-Left-Clear to delete the program. This has become such a routine part of my "muscle memory" that the ads don't bother me -- because I don't see them!
     
  5. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    And I'm saddened that it's presented as an either-or choice that we essentially have no say in. TiVo *could* choose to make less money and protect the overall user experience, in order to earn a better reputation for having a superior product, which could (ostensibly) eventually increase their number of subscribers...

    But obviously that ship has sailed. Seems to me like TiVo's grasping at straws and doing whatever they can to make an easy buck any way they can slice it.
     
  6. Bytez

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    They should lower the fees if they decide to show ads!!
     
  7. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Gotta love a good dead horse beating, Tivo doesn't care.
     
  8. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    I doubt TiVo cares and I doubt they're even reading here. Yet we vent and commiserate because it makes us feel better. Don't like it? No ones forcing you to read it. :)
     
  9. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Sure, especially Tivo. :rolleyes: If they cared what we think they would've never started them in the first place, or they would've offered a higher-priced set of plans that were ad-free. Along with the ability to get rid of the worthless Discovery Bar, natch. ;)
     
  10. Fofer

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    Indeed. One of TiVo's biggest blunders ever was introducing a Discovery Bar that relied on an internet connection for refreshed ad content. And with a intermittent or broken internet connection, the DVR's entire UI was slow and/or non-functional. WTF were they thinking? Usually when people's internet goes down at home, the first distraction they turn to is the TV.
     
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I go for recorded content. Either from my servers or my TiVos. The TiVos had no problem with recorded content with the internet connection down.
     
  12. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    There was a time I recall that if the internet was down, I couldn't navigate the TiVo UI on my Premiere at all -- I couldn't even initiate playback of recorded content. The issue was discussed here.

    I've a feeling it's been fixed by now. It'd have to be, otherwise TiVo would be an even bigger laughingstock.
     
  13. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    yes, this is the most intrusive of anything. My mother actually thought her remote was breaking before I realized what was going on.
     
  14. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yes I'm affected all the time by this. It used to be a quick succession of button presses to delete show after you are done watching. Now, half the time I go through the usual muscle memory sequence my button presses are ignored until the dialog becomes functional and responsive to button presses.

    I should try and re-train myself to use following sequence to delete a show I just finished watching instead to avoid the above issue completely (and as a bonus skip the annoying commercial):
    Pause, Left, Clear

    Using Pause before Left prevents the "keep or delete" dialog from showing up at all.

    Since above sequence uses Pause and I have SPSPS enabled I still get a brief instant of a Pause ad, so it's not perfect, but better.
     

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