Banner ads gone? Unintended negative consequences

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by TerpBE, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what info you want. On every recorded show in the HDUI, it has an option for explore this show. It goes play, delete now, bonus features, explore this show, and more options. .

    On the explore this show screen it gives you options for get this show, upcoming, episodes, Cast, bonus features, and if you like this....

    As far as I know that covers everything the more info offered.
     
  2. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    How do you get more info about a show that you are watching live without searching for it
     
  3. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    What is this live TV you are referring to? I haven't watched anything live in 10 years.

    Unfortunately since those menus are still in SD, I just tried it and can't find a way.
     
  4. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    People watch "live" TV on a TiVo? I don't think I have watched "live" TV in 10+ years, other than what might be on the screen when I first turn my TV on.... But if you just go to the guide, it will land you directly on what you are watching. Select it, then request "more info". Or you press "info" on the remote, then navigate from there. Either way, no searching required. I don't see why it needs to be on a "pause" menu.

    Still, it would be better if TiVo would stop making unilateral design decisions and, instead, give the OPTION to the user under settings. Imagine that- the ability to customize the UI yourself for the way you want to use it.... nah.

    Anyway, I don't see the point of them removing something that MIGHT have been useful for some people, while leaving something that is always UNUSEFUL for everyone (the stupid pause ads). Had they removed all the overlay crap, that would have at least made sense.
     
  5. daveak

    daveak Series 3 Novice

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    I know. I just liked the option right there on the screen when paused, but if I'm the minority then so be it. I liked being able to jump right to TiVo Search and will miss it.
     
  6. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    Your wrong. If you press info on the remote, while watching live tv, there is no option that says "more info". Show me a screencap or something that says it does. I don't see that option.
     
  7. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Geesh, a little hostile! Yes, it was a mis-rememberence.

    Skip that one and use my previous suggestion. Press guide, then select the program (which requires no searching) then select Other Options, then press Info and you have all the info about the program that I am aware of. Indeed it is a lot more steps.... would be nice if they give you the option for more info on the "info" screen that comes up on a program when you press "info" while watching it.
     
  8. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    Tried the second option. No such luck.
     
  9. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    My Premiere rebooted recently due to power outage and I couldn't get the SPSPS code entered because no banner ad. However, for whatever reason if I use kmttg iPad Remote Control SPSPS macro button it works. Can't explain why but at least I have a workaround to getting it working (for Premiere units that support the iPad protocol).
     
  10. MHunter1

    MHunter1 TiVo Bug Hunter

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    Here's how I was able to activate the undocumented feature that automatically hides the green progress bar during fast-forward, rewind, skip, and pause. It worked even after a TiVo service update disabled Showcase ads and the "pause menu".

    While playing a recorded program or watching live TV, activate the Channel Banner by pressing Right (make sure just the banner is shown without the extra transparent info frame) then press Select-Play-Select-Pause-Select before the banner disappears in about 4 seconds.

    The channel banner is only needed to activate the SPSPS code, not to de-activate it.

    I've only tested this method on a Series 2 TiVo and would like to know if it worked reliably for others.
     
  11. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

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    I actually used to use the "More about this program" menu that popped up quite a bit but that has disappeared as well. :/
     
  12. JulianSF

    JulianSF Jack of all trades, master of none!

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    Pop ups to me are nothing than a form of spam.
     
  13. mattmilw

    mattmilw New Member

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    Works on my Premiere. Thanks!
     
  14. LoveOvit

    LoveOvit New Member

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    Won't work on Premiere after 14.9.2.2 is installed!
    Public release of 14.9 broke it!

    However, the workaround that someone else discovered is to play an older archived show which still has the banner ads on it, as they are apparently saved with the program! Make sure to save any program like this permanently. You only need one. Use the same procedure used before, but now, it works permanently for all NEW programming (until a reboot, which probably will reset it, but I haven't tried that yet...).
     
  15. LoveOvit

    LoveOvit New Member

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    Excellent suggestion! I just confirmed that finding an old archived show on my Premier that still has the banner ads on it (I had the Indie 500 race Saved Until Delete) can be used to UNIVERSALLY disable to green playbar on ALL programming and make it work as before! Apparently, the banner ads are stored with the programming. So, if you have ANY archived show that has banner ads on it, make sure you SAVE IT UNTIL I DELETE IT to use it to enable this feature, since it will probably need to be reset after each reboot!

    Nirvana again on 14.9.2.2!!!!

    Update: It was a little more difficult to get the banner ads to display on some old archived shows on my second Premier unit that upgraded to 14.9.2.2. about a week ago, but playing the show for a while and then pausing repeatedly eventually triggered their display on shows recorded while banner ads were still around. If you have such a show still around (depending upon the size of your Premiere (mine are both XL's) make sure you catch it as soon after the 14.9.2.2 update as possible, BEFORE it gets deleted in the normal course, if you don't have any older shows permanently saved.
     
  16. TerpBE

    TerpBE Go Terps!

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    There's NO NEED to find an old show. It works if you do this:

    Play any recorded program
    Press "info" to bring up the info banner
    S-P-S-3-0-S

    That's it!
     
  17. weinberk

    weinberk Confirmed Doofis

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    I think you mean SPSPS right?
     

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