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


    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

    Jan 6, 2000
    New York
    Thanks! I appreciate you posting back to clarify your original post. I am not offended, so no worries!

    I understand what you are saying, and buyer's remorse can be a pain in the butt. BUT, the I feel that you didn't make a bad choice with your purchase - this box will have a nice resale value if you decide to sell it sometime down the road.

    BTW, I would like to think that if TiVo added an option to offer a "premium" ad free experience that they would offer this as a choice to existing Lifetime Subscribers as no cost option, as you have already paid for their premium subscription option.

    I am familiar with the scene, and it has always stuck with me. The bucket part really freaked me out... I honestly feel that you are NOT that fat guy.

    I offer my opinions on your purchase as a outsider, so I don't want to diminish the way you feel. I understand you are at that "thin mint" point, and you are entitled to those feelings.
  2. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    I just got SPSPS to take via watching a showcase video. I guess I misunderstood what this did. I thought it would just make the ads disappear, not the entire pause/scrub bar which I actually like.

    Hmm. Have to decide whether to undo this. I use that frequently when my kids ask to finish a show before bedtime. Have to check the time remaining!
  3. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    You can press "play" to briefly see the pause bar any time you want when SPSPS is enabled. Personally I find the play bar intrusive most of the time so SPSPS is on permanently for me.
  4. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    Ah thanks. Yeah I see it appears though it also starts playback again (duh). But good to know.
  5. Davelnlr_

    Davelnlr_ Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Hit play while the video is playing, before hitting pause.
  6. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

    May 10, 2000
    Garland, TX
    This is not new, it's been happening on TiVos going back many a year. It just doesn't happen that often.

    This is also LESS obnoxious than some ad attempts they've done in the past. Look at this one I recorded off my TiVo in 2009.

  7. prisk

    prisk New Member

    Nov 19, 2006
  8. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    Man the things you learn on the internet. Thanks!
  9. miller890

    miller890 Member

    Feb 15, 2002
    My bet is TiVo doesn't know how obnoxious the new pause ads are because the executives' personal TiVo's don't receive ads. Why would they eat their own dog food?!
  10. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    I don't think it's a coincidence that these ads were introduced after the initial launch and press reviews.

    They didn't want reviews to mention or comment on these new ads, so they put them in after the initial reviews went out.

    Pretty sneaky TiVo.
  11. uw69

    uw69 Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    +1 No big deal.
  12. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    I just had an online chat with a TiVo CSR who confirmed that the pause/play ads cannot be opted out of at this time. She did offer to pass the comments along and invited me to go to http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/168 and make a suggestion to remove them.

    I would say that anyone who finds them annoying should do both. Ask a CSR to pass comments along that you don't like the ads as well as use the 'request a new feature' to ask TiVo to get rid of them.
  13. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I suspect that any such request will be a futile endeavor that will only fall on deaf ears. :(

    Think about all the requests for features that haven't been implemented and don't cut into TiVos revenue...
  14. wedgar

    wedgar New Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    What did you do to open a case?

    I just got the Roamio Pro and am considering returning it due the the ads in Tivo Central. I figured paid $500 for the unit - I shouldn't be forced to see advertising.

  15. synch22

    synch22 New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    Pretty crappy and as someone jumping between tuners often as I click the back button or pause to switch tuners, I run into this ad often . I even tried to count how many pauses until it appeared again ... Its not many.
    Ruining the experience but I can ditch it. $1k and we get this....annoying.
  16. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    I know this isn't what you want to hear, but they're not going away, if they bother you that much you should return the unit.
  17. uw69

    uw69 Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Absolutely correct!
  18. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    I finally used the SPSPS trick pause code and it really does work. No more oversized, annoying pause ads!

    Play back a program, then press Select, Play, Select, Pause, Select. If it works, no more progress bar or ads on pause. If it didn't work, try it again. Sometimes it takes several times.
  19. jrock

    jrock New Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    They really aren't that bad. I don't even pay attention to them. Once on my premiere I clicked one by accident and went to some paper towel ad but it hasn't happened yet on the Roamio. Just tune em out and don't let em bother you.
  20. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    No the answer is I will pay an additional premium option not to see them!
    I do that on apps for my phone and for premium cable to watch a movie straight through. I should be able to do that here.

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