TiVo Community
TiVo Community
TiVo Community
Go Back   TiVo Community > Main TiVo Forums > TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion
TiVo Community
Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #31
Arcady
Stargate Fan
 
Arcady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 2,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by takeshi View Post
Seems like odd criteria for selecting someone to promote a product.
Will I buy a TiVo because some religious nutbag has his face plastered all over the TiVo website? No.

Will I buy a TiVo if the software has been improved? Yes.

TiVo should spend their money on improving the product, not hiring polarizing figures to pose for pictures. Who's next? Donald Trump?
__________________
Roamio Pro (3TB) on MoCA
Premiere Elite (2TB) on MoCA
Premiere (2TB upgrade) w/ MoCA adapter
Premiere (320GB) w/ MoCA adapter
Mini

Left DirecTV 4/15/07. Left TWC 8/8/11. Now on Comcast Xfinity.
Arcady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 09:32 AM   #32
plazman30
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 358
Well, I just watched the 2 vidoes they posted on Youtube with him. I hope to God he gets some acting lessons before they shoot those commercials.
plazman30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 10:39 AM   #33
chazas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arcady View Post
Will I buy a TiVo because some religious nutbag has his face plastered all over the TiVo website? No.

Will I buy a TiVo if the software has been improved? Yes.

TiVo should spend their money on improving the product, not hiring polarizing figures to pose for pictures. Who's next? Donald Trump?
Completely agree. I'm really offended that they chose someone so openly antigay. What in the world were they thinking?
chazas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #34
celtic pride
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 280
strange i thought about calling or writing tivo when tim tebow was getting popular with the denver broncos,and telling them they should hire tebow to do commercials for TIVO.I gues it took them a liitle to while to notice that tebow sounded like tivo!
celtic pride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 06:15 PM   #35
lrhorer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Posts: 6,849
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattack View Post
Tim Tebow is some kind of football player who's also a religious kook, and Michael Vick is a convicted dog fighter evil guy.
So I repeat, who are they and why should I care? The law has apparently taken care of one, and time will take care of both. If anyone within 100 miles of me knows either name in 20 years, I'll eat my recliner.

Now if I had either one in the sights of my .45, it would be another matter, perhaps, but since that isn't likely to happen, my apathy is firmly in place.

Last edited by lrhorer : 11-19-2012 at 06:24 PM.
lrhorer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #36
lrhorer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Posts: 6,849
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arcady View Post
Will I buy a TiVo because some religious nutbag has his face plastered all over the TiVo website? No.
Good for you. Unfortunately, this isn't often the case. Brand recognition is a powerful selling tool. It usually won't triple the sales of a product, but it can easily make the difference between profitable sales levels and unprofitable sales levels.

It should not be the case, and it is utterly disgusting that it is the case, but there you have it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arcady View Post
Will I buy a TiVo if the software has been improved? Yes.
I am more concerned with the hardware, but software improvement is also very important.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arcady View Post
TiVo should spend their money on improving the product, not hiring polarizing figures to pose for pictures. Who's next? Donald Trump?
Probably him or some other huge loser.
lrhorer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #37
daveak
Series 3 Novice
 
daveak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5,595
I still think TiVo is simply trying to reach the middle of America and going for mass appeal. It may even be the same Middle America that loves football, NASCAR, Walmart, & Chick-Fil-A. Ellen DeGeneres would simply not have the same appeal to these folks and Tebow still has one of the more popular selling jerseys in the NFL - the most popular of all second string quarterbacks and some first string quarterbacks. He signs with a team that lets him play next year and TiVo will have gotten him on the cheap.
__________________
The FBI has not been here.
daveak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 04:53 AM   #38
tomhorsley
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 571
Does this have anything to do with why national broadcasts of Jets games have the camera pointed at Tebow on the sidelines for a larger percentage of time than the game on the field?
tomhorsley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 08:11 AM   #39
trojanrabbit
Cat Nurse
 
trojanrabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Near the banks of the River Charles
Posts: 3,269
So if I don't have a TiVo Premiere I don't have to be subjected to this? Good.

Let the Jests try Tebow in a fake punt formation tonight.
__________________
Paul
RIP Buddy (1992-2006)
RIP Lucky (2001-2013)
trojanrabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 08:13 AM   #40
Arcady
Stargate Fan
 
Arcady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 2,886
I have seen Tebow ads on Series3 and TiVo HD in TiVo Central.
__________________
Roamio Pro (3TB) on MoCA
Premiere Elite (2TB) on MoCA
Premiere (2TB upgrade) w/ MoCA adapter
Premiere (320GB) w/ MoCA adapter
Mini

Left DirecTV 4/15/07. Left TWC 8/8/11. Now on Comcast Xfinity.
Arcady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 08:15 AM   #41
trojanrabbit
Cat Nurse
 
trojanrabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Near the banks of the River Charles
Posts: 3,269
Quote:
Originally Posted by daveak View Post
I still think TiVo is simply trying to reach the middle of America and going for mass appeal. It may even be the same Middle America that loves football, NASCAR, Walmart, & Chick-Fil-A. Ellen DeGeneres would simply not have the same appeal to these folks and Tebow still has one of the more popular selling jerseys in the NFL - the most popular of all second string quarterbacks and some first string quarterbacks. He signs with a team that lets him play next year and TiVo will have gotten him on the cheap.
What team is going to "let him play"? He may be talented, but not as a QB.
Doug Flutie had a heck of a lot more QB talent than this guy, and very few teams "let him play", he had to go to Canada.
__________________
Paul
RIP Buddy (1992-2006)
RIP Lucky (2001-2013)
trojanrabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 09:52 PM   #42
shwru980r
Registered User
 
shwru980r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,299
Quote:
Originally Posted by trojanrabbit View Post
What team is going to "let him play"? He may be talented, but not as a QB.
Doug Flutie had a heck of a lot more QB talent than this guy, and very few teams "let him play", he had to go to Canada.
Flutie was too short. Tebow has a huge fan base that want to see him play and he had some success in the games he played. He even won a playoff game.
__________________
HD-Lifetime-OTA
S3-Lifetime-OTA
Series 2-Lifetime-OTA
Humax DRT800-Lifetime-OTA
Series 2-Lifetime-Cable
Series 2-Lifetime-Cable
Toshiba SD-H400-Basic-Cable
shwru980r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 07:27 AM   #43
davezatz
Funkadelic
 
davezatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 4,216
According to Google, TiVo launched a Tebow "Support" page last week. Not sure if it really is new or just happened to be updated a few days ago. Interesting.

http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2536
davezatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 01:56 AM   #44
grey ghost
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 134
If Tivo thinks that having Tebow as a spokesman will increase their sales, I think they are sadly mistaken.
grey ghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 02:06 AM   #45
replaytv
home brewed chaos
 
replaytv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Denver ish Colorado
Posts: 3,420
Readers react to Tim Tebow canceling visit to Dallas church: 'anti-GOD' journalists; 'leave him alone'

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/dal...-him-alone.ece
replaytv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Forum Jump




Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Advertisements

TiVo Community
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media

(C) 2013 Magenium Solutions - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not owned or operated by TiVo Inc.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 AM.
OUR NETWORK: MyOpenRouter | TechLore | SansaCommunity | RoboCommunity | MediaSmart Home | Explore3DTV | Dijit Community | DVR Playground |