Old TiVo Commercials

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  1. avocado

    avocado New Member

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    Is there an online archive (youtube is failing me) of old TiVo commercials, preferably from 2001 and earlier? I have searched other threads to no avail, and figure you folks will know better than anyone else...

    thanks! avocado
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If you go to adcritic.com and search for TiVo you can find a few

    Dan
     
  3. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    Where there actually TV commercials for Tivo? I've never seen one.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There were a few good ones in the old days. Check out adcritic.

    Dan
     
  5. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    Joe Montana did at least one...embarrassing one.
     
  6. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I first saw Tivo in action in an infomercial at 2AM.
     
  7. veruca salt

    veruca salt I want it NOW!!

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    Hmmm...the one that I saw was at 3 AM. Wish I would have known it was on at 2 AM, I could have gotten to sleep an hour earlier. :D
     
  8. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    I didn't see any really old ones. There are some later ones if you search for "My TiVo Gets Me" on YouTube.


    Here's another one I found:
     
  9. avocado

    avocado New Member

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    Thanks folks.

    I am most interested in the long-format or infomercial-type ads (lacking humor or famous people) from the early 2000s, if not '99.
     
  10. TerpBE

    TerpBE Go Terps!

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  11. bobfrank

    bobfrank Active Member

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    Let me make a small correction to Dan's comment: "There were VERY few good ones in the old days."

    I knew how wonderful TiVo was, but I thought the commercials did a very poor job of actually providing consumers with any idea of what a TiVo actually was. They did show pause live TV and trick play, but that was about all.

    Bob
     
  12. Azlen

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    I bought my first TV in 1999 or so based on an infomercial. I remember the check out person asking me what it was and I described it as a VCR that doesn't use tapes and has a built in program guide. She looked at me funny.
     
  13. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    What are you using them for? Perhaps you should send an email to TiVo's PR department and see if they can get you a copy?

    Dan
     
  14. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Pat, I'd like to buy a vowel.


    I watched a couple of the Tivo ads on adcritic and then it wanted me to sign in. :mad:
     
  15. TerpBE

    TerpBE Go Terps!

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    So what did you watch it on?
     
  16. Azlen

    Azlen Well-Known Member

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    Oops forgot a I and an O in that post. I bought my first Tivo in 1999. My first TV a number of years before that. LOL
     
  17. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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  18. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    It may have been meant as a joke, but it was poorly conceived marketing, for a new product at the time that needed something very, very different. Sure, it was kinda funny to folks who already knew what TiVo was and could do. Anyone else? Not so much.

    That was back in the time when TiVo actually felt like a wonderful innovation from the future. Sad to see how much of a lead TiVo lost, in all that time. I wonder if better marketing decisions would have changed any of this?
     
  19. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Here's the ads we got in the UK:

    Standard "pauses live TV" one with Martin Freeman (not so famous then)

    ..and a quite odd one:
     
  20. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    Me too! And I remember thinking "Those are SO COOL!! I want one!!" and then having my hopes dashed when I saw how much they cost. :eek:

    Thankfully, the prices came down. :D
     

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