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TiVo Advisors Survey

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by crxssi, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Taking the alcohol survey offered an additional drawing for a second set of prizes.

    If you skip the part about alcohol, then you only get entered into one drawing.

    AFAIK, your odds of winning a prize is better with 2 chances versus just one, so I chose to tolerate the tedious questions about alcohol.
     
  2. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Oh, sorry, I missed that part. Dern.
     
  3. BiloxiGeek

    BiloxiGeek Reality Challenged

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    Yep, got the email early the next morning. Lots of booze questions. Which was easy for me, none of the liquor a/wines/beers are in my house. Newcastle or Guinness, nothing else matters.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk - now Free
     
  4. BruceShultes

    BruceShultes New Member

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    I had no opinion about any of the booze.

    I suffer from epilepsy and the one way I can guarantee a seizure within the next 24 hours is to drink alcohol.

    Of course, it has been close to 50 years since I last tested this, but I am not going to be dumb enough to put myself at risk again either.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I drink occasionally, but most just Bud Light and an occasional Jack & Coke. I'd never heard of most of those brands and don't think I'd actually tried any of them. (I hate Vodka and Gin)
     
  6. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    + me
     
  7. Devx

    Devx New Member

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    It seems ANOTHER survey went out requesting feedback specifically on the Roamio a few days ago. Not sure they've ever solicited feedback this often before.

    It does appear Tivo is listening or at least trying to. I remember they asked about a few hot button topics on the forums, the promotions (pause ads), streaming, wishlist screens, UI, stability, etc.
     
  8. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Have not seen it [yet]. I tell you, the oversized/dark background pause ads are really starting to piss me off. I didn't realize how often I pause to read the screen until I had something huge ALWAYS blocking what I want to see.
     
  9. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Time for Select, Play, Select, Pause, Select...
     
  10. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Then I won't see the progress bar, which is something else I want to see frequently. (Unless I am misunderstanding it).
     
  11. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    You can make the progress bar appear by pressing the play button while the video is playing. I know that sounds counter-intuitive, but that will bring up the progress bar for ~3 seconds.
     
  12. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    That is sad, I do that all the time and didn't even think about it. Maybe it is, indeed, time to add that trick code thing.
     
  13. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    And for the first time ever, I have activated it. I think I already like it. Why the hell hadn't I done this years ago?
     
  14. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I can never get these codes to work. I am sure I am not doing something correctly - I have tried from a recorded show and from live tv - but it just doesn't seem to do anything.
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That use to be an option, with an actual screen to set it, back in the S1/S2 days. But when they came up with the brilliant idea to put adds up when you paused they removed it.
     
  16. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    The SPSPS code is one of the trickiest codes to enter for some reason (probably because it has to do with avoiding the pause ad :p:rolleyes:).

    Go into Showcases and play one of the videos that are in there. This is usually the most sure way to get the codes to stick.
    If you have the Tivo sounds enabled, you should hear three dings when the code is accepted.
     
  17. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Really? I did not know that. That must be why TiVo programmed the backdoor pause code in the first place, to give users an option when they change the functionality of the UI. They did the same thing when they changed how the FF button works and gave us SPS88S.
     
  18. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    If it is any consolation, I had to do it three times before it started working. I did it while watching a recording.
     
  19. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    That worked!

    Thanks...
     
  20. innocentfreak

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