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TiVo Advisors Panel Survey

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by crxssi, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    You're welcome... I'm shocked no one else has said anything. I tried to go back to see if there was any non-disclosure text at the beginning but can't since I've already finished the survey. I don't want to say more if I agreed not to and I can't remember if it had the same text as the TiVo Advisory Panel surveys.
     
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    Do you remember what the subject line of the email said or the email address it came from? I know occasionally in the past their have been owner's surveys for specific products.
     
  3. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    It came from Michaela as usual and the subject was: TiVo subscriber survey -- your opinion counts

    Nothing unusual. I didn't even realize it was different until I was taking it and it re-directed to the outside survey company.
     
  4. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    This is the standard text that I've seen at the beginning of the surveys (note the second bullet point):

    [​IMG]

    Interpret that how you wish.

    I see it as a polite request not to distribute the information to outside sources and TCF doesn't count as an outside source (IMO).
     
  5. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    I have gotten all the other survey Email but still see nothing like what you have described. Maybe they are picking a smaller focus group based on demographics collected through previous surveys.
     
  6. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    Well I just got a new survey similar to what Heather describes and there is no request not to disclose. I already did this month's survey so this is something different. I will have to take the survey at home though since I am about to leave work.
     
  7. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    Well that was a big letdown. It was a general rate and comment survey. It definitely didn't match the subject line.
     
  8. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    Was it the same one I got? The one that took you to another site to complete the survey? I got another survey today but it was from beta@tivo and was very basic. Quite different from the one I was referring to earlier.
     
  9. Philmatic

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    Same here, I thought it was going to be mind-blowing and they just asked for normal information.

    Edit: Ah, I see now, it all changes based on your answer to the frequency of you TV viewing. Select "I do not watch TV" for more information.

    Without revealing too much, it IS a new feature, but it isn't mind-blowing by any measure. It has nothing to do with streaming, transcoding or anything hardware related. It's just a new way to present information when you turn on your TV.
     
  10. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    Oh that's the one I got today... from beta@tivo. Different from the one I was referring to earlier. I must not have answered correctly because i didn't get any info on the "new feature" my survey ended up being pretty basic. Guess I watch too much TV to fit the demo ;)
     
  11. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    It sounds like poor wording on the survey. I read that as when I watch TiVo since it said TV and not Live TV. Why would you own a TiVo if you don't watch TV?
     
  12. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Man, this is confusing.

    Meanwhile, I still ain't never got nada.
     
  13. beejay

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    Yeah, same problem here. I watch my TV set when it plays back TiVo recordings, so I said I watch TV a lot.

    Evidently I should have said I hardly ever watch live TV.
     
  14. Dec 9, 2012 #194 of 360
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Another new survey. A few speed/stability/satisfaction questions and then right into all the non-TiVo stuff. One of the least interesting ones in a long time now.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2012 #195 of 360
    philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

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    The TiVo survey has become a stalking horse for non TiVo topics. May be a money making deal for TiVo.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2012 #196 of 360
    headless chicken

    headless chicken Member

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    Huh?
     
  17. Dec 9, 2012 #197 of 360
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    He is saying that perhaps they are just selling this non-TiVo survey data to third parties, rather than using it themselves. And that is quite possible.

    It would be nice if TiVo explained more about WHY they are asking non-TiVo questions. I do find it a bit irritating and offensive. I am taking up my time, free of charge, to provide information to TiVo because I want me and others to have a better experience with the products- not because I want to help them make money on the side.

    You might remember that we all started complaining LOUDLY when they starting asking non-TiVo stuff and made those questions *REQUIRED* in order to complete the survey. At least they made it optional a while ago.
     
  18. Dec 9, 2012 #198 of 360
    headless chicken

    headless chicken Member

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    Oh, okay. I understand now. Thanks. Very uncool if that's true.
     
  19. Dec 9, 2012 #199 of 360
    beejay

    beejay Member

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    It seems there is an obvious solution to your irritation.
     
  20. Dec 9, 2012 #200 of 360
    headless chicken

    headless chicken Member

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    Thanks for pointing that out. Here I thought I was obligated to fill out every form and field.
     

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