Now real ads in the Guide

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Tony_T, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    We had pseudo ads in the Guide with the TiVo- Channels,
    Now we have actual Ads: “Watch Love Island on CBS”
    Click it and you’re sent to the 1Pass menu.
    :(
     
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  2. mattack

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    the stupid bar at the top (old UI) has ads sporadically too.
     
  3. arglebargle2

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    I've been getting real ads in the guide sporadically for about a month.

    They come and go.
     
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  4. Chuck_IV

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    In the guide or at the top when in the main menu?
     
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    JoeKustra

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    On the top. Usually the first block in the Discovery Bar. TE3.
     
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    basscadet

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    I just got the actual banner ads at the bottom of the guide tonight - these aren't the in-guide ads that people have complained about for a while, these are actual honest to god banner ads. I find them extremely distracting, especially because they're always paired with the same in-guide ads, so it really just looks like the guide is plastered with ads now. This is another line TiVo's crossing that I'm not going to stand for. I already set up a PiHole to block the pre-roll ads. Has anyone figured out if there's a server that can be blocked for the guide banner ads? From what I understand there's nothing you can do about the in-guide ads and I hope it's not the same deal.

    There are some suspicious domains that TiVo seems to be connecting to:

    XXXXXXX.cloudfront.net (the subdomain seems random, the X's are a wildcard)
    duketvipvsc00.tc.at.cox.net
    udf-pgd-api-schedule-production-tpa1.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com
    prod.adgwy.tivo.com (this seems like it would stand for "ad gateway")

    Has anyone tried blocking these or any other domains? I would just try it myself but my guide data isn't loading anyway (I keep getting an S303 error), which is a separate issue but one that all too coincidentally only started happening when I got these ads. I'm going to have to contact support about that and I'll mention these ads at the same time.
     
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  7. Sep 8, 2020 #7 of 14
    tim_m

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    Yep i got them too.
     
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  8. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    And now In addition to Ads in the Guide, there’s an Ad at the bottom of the screen,
    So the Guide has 7 shows and 2 Ads, that’s 22% of the space devoted to Ads. And we pay a mo subscription for this.
     
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  9. tim_m

    tim_m Active Member

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    Mine have disappeared, not sure why but i'm not complaining.
     
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  10. JoeKustra

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    I have the ads on the top Discovery bar with TE3. It's only one block. It's for Tubi.
     
  11. Tony_T

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    Mine was an Ad for an ABC special. Special aired, Ad gone. I’m sure more will be back. Sucks.
     
  12. Ronald Himes

    Ronald Himes New Member

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    I’ve seen just the opposite. Two days ago, all of my ads disappeared, both TiVo+ in the guide and recordings. I was shocked! I rebooted both of my TiVo Bolts Vox and eight Minis Vox. Also did the TiVo service connection two times on both main units. The ads are still gone. (Keeps fingers crossed)
     
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  13. tim_m

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    The ads i am seeing in addition to the tivo+ ads in the guide come and go. Sometimes i see one at the bottom of the guide in the black area.
     
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  14. arglebargle2

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    It looks like the below the guide ad is coming from i.tivo.com, which also seems to provide the channel logos and preview pictures.

    I block i.tivo.com and reboot and the ad goes away (along with the channel logos) I allow i.tivo.com and reboot and it comes back.

    Maybe one of the other domains is actually triggering it to appear and i.tivo.com is providing it, but I haven't figured it out yet.
     

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