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Discussion in 'TiVo Search Feedback - Beta Release (Archive)' started by Peter Redmer, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    So how do you get signed up to get this beta search?
     
  2. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    If you have a S3, HD or HDXL, it should be in your Music, Photos, and Showcases area.
     
  3. pdxsam

    pdxsam New Member

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    They can do that right now if they wanted to. Even if you're anonymous, they could send mailers just as you referred to in your example. They know how many people are recording and watching stuff off PBS. While they wouldn't know EXACTLY who, a marketer could look to TIVO and say "What area has usage of over 35% for PBS" and target that whole area by zip code.

    While not as precise as nuts and bolts information, it's still possible without anyone's consent from the information they already gather.
     
  4. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    Ok, and they could also mail out Tylenol coupons to all those who watched the tylenol ad instead of skipping of FFing it. (or vice-versa) I am still not seeing what is so bad about this targeted marketing to want to opt out of a good search function.

    I imagine you would say because you do not want ads in the mail, and that is fine for you. Believe it or not though many of us do not find advertising a bad thing at all, we just do not want to watch 3 minutes of it in the middle of a good show. I for one would welcome a mailbox full of coupons for items they knew I had interest in.
     
  5. jhimmel

    jhimmel New Member

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    The new TiVo Search does not find anything for Freida Pinto. However, a Wishlist search on Freida Pinto shows an upcoming Ellen DeGeneres show.
    It seems the new search may not be reliable yet.

    Jim H.
     
  6. RoyK

    RoyK New Member

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    Fine Zeo. You sign away your privacy and get your Tylenol coupons. I'll not do it and avoid the possible need for them.:D
     
  7. markens

    markens Member

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    Gotta say I agree 100% with RoyK on the privacy issue. Once the decision is made to opt-in, is it ever possible to opt-out again? Everybody decides what price of admission is acceptable for such things, and for me it's too high as well. For now, anyway.

    One thing that I would like to see is a way to "test drive" the features in some meaningful way prior to changing my privacy status.
     
  8. Ceciliachavez75

    Ceciliachavez75 Tivo kitten

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    I cant wait to go home and play with this feature! Im so glad i came back to tivo!! Ive missed it soooo much!
     
  9. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    I vaguely really the ability to opt-out with a call to TiVo, but I can't say for certain that is possible.
     
  10. richsadams

    richsadams Active Member

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  11. opus472

    opus472 Member

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    Maybe this has already been asked, but why is the Search Beta listed under Music & Photos instead of Find Programs? Sure doesn't seem like a very intuitive place to put it...
     

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