FIX: Removing Ads Before Watching a Recorded Event

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tommiet, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. josequinones

    josequinones New Member

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    I have a T-Mobile "Cellspot" branded ASUS TM-AC1900.

    Last night I did the following after logging into the router:

    I went to the Firewall settings, then the URL filter tab, and added
    mm1.tivoservice.com
    prod.adgwy.tivo.com

    In the keyword tab, I added adgwy

    Saved the settings to the router, which causes the network to go down temporarily during the update.

    I'm only a few hours into testing this but so far the Tivo is "snappy" like before, no gray arrows, it just plays the recording.
     

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  2. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I think I would have just put a request in to have them removed. :)

    Scott
     
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  3. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    cool, thanks. Are you still seeing ads for TiVo+ in the guide?
     
  4. dsmoore

    dsmoore New Member

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    Well said. I agree TE4 is a downgrade from TE3. One example, the way the program guide is set up on the TE4 is frustrating. What has happened with Tivo? Management seems to be out of touch with their product.
     
  5. josequinones

    josequinones New Member

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    Tivo+ channels still show up in the guide.

    So far playing recordings is still working great, however I tried to open a youtube video and it crashed. Also the Cox on Demand feature is shown as "not available". Not sure if these things are related to the router blocking.

    Netflix/Hulu work as usual.
     
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  6. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

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    Why would I? Before I purchased my Bolt (which is working well) the TV that it is attached to can do Netflix and Youtube. It probably does more but when I want to stream either of these I use the TV. On one of the HDMI ports I have a Firestick. So I use that for Amazon, Hulu, Disney Plus.
    It appears that the Bolt can do some or all of these, which begets the questions, why would I use the Bolt for these when they are already handled as described?
     
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  7. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Obviously you wouldn't. Every app works terribly on TiVo by comparison and always has.
     
  8. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

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    Can't believe the trouble I've had trying to find an answer to these god awful preroll freezes. Just called and requested them to be removed. Thank you to the OP and all who contributed!
     
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  9. josequinones

    josequinones New Member

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    Update 5/17

    The tivo warned me on Friday that the guide data would end in three days. So I unblocked the two sites mentioned previously and the guide data updated successfully. But I turned the blocking back on because it went back to crashing every time I wanted to play a recording. So I guess I will call Tivo to make it permanent.
     
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  10. Ceciliachavez75

    Ceciliachavez75 Tivo kitten

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    Yup, they responded quickly and took those ads off my tivo!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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  11. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    For now. They'll be back.
     
  12. pfiagra

    pfiagra Well-Known Member

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    I’ve not had a preroll ad since having them removed in early Apr 2020.
     
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  13. ManeJon

    ManeJon Active Member

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    Mine haven't come back either
     
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  14. Noelmel

    Noelmel Active Member

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    Me either and have at least 2 updates since then


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  15. tommiet

    tommiet Well-Known Member

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    Ad's do not come back.... Unless your running TE3 and I cannot validate that.

    NOTE: If you have mini's.... you need to ask to have the ads remove from them too.
     
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  16. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    There were lots of reports before that ads did come back over time, because of Tivo updates or whatever. If you're lucky they finally got a sniff and stopped that.
     
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  17. SuperD

    SuperD New Member

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    Yes they said they would, but they didn't. Welocome to tIv0 service!!!
     
  18. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    I never saw a preroll ad on my Series 4 Roamio, or pair of Minis, but my disgust over this issue was the straw that broke the camel’s back, in terms of it being the last in a string of very disappointing developments and broken promises from TiVo that I could no longer tolerate. After 20 years I’d had enough. I finally dove in fully with YouTube TV and Channels DVR for my AppleTV’s instead and holy mother of GOD is it a much better overall experience for my needs than TiVo, it’s not even close.

    My only regret is that I didn’t switch over sooner, I would have saved a lot of money and had many less letdowns and headaches.

    So in bracing myself for my inevitable first preroll ad, being sure to avoid TiVo+ as it crashed my Minis, and not willing to suffer the indignity of having to downgrade any or all of my devices to TE3 just to make them usable again, albeit while surrendering functionality I shouldn’t have been forced to lose in the first place, I guess I found the best “fix” for me, after all.

    Unsubscribing from this thread now. Good luck, y’all.
     
  19. tommiet

    tommiet Well-Known Member

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    Just do an online ticket asking to get it fixed. It did take a day or two. If they don't do it, just do a ticket once a day and nag the crap out of them....
     

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