Should TiVo increase or stop the ads?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by minckster, Sep 10, 2007.

Should TiVo stop or increase the ads?

  1. Stop the ads

    26 vote(s)
    25.7%
  2. Increase the ads

    41 vote(s)
    40.6%
  3. Keep the ads as is

    34 vote(s)
    33.7%
  1. minckster

    minckster New Member

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    Should TiVo stop or increase the ads? Please keep your discussion to one of the existing threads. (One of which is likely to be locked soon, I think.)

    Stop the AD's

    Increase the AD's
     
  2. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    I vote yes.
     
  3. jkalnin

    jkalnin Baad Spellor

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    I vote they should let us transfer our lifetime sub from a S2 model to the new HD Tivo!!!!
     
  4. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

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    I think they should use the "thumbs up during ads/previews" more. That's the least intrusive method, and I used it often. I'm bummed that they seemed to have dropped that ad aspect completely.
     
  5. TiVotion

    TiVotion Early Adoptersaurus

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    I think they should increase the ads.

    This will result in increased revenue for the TiVo Community Forums, as TCF will experience an influx of new users starting an average of 10.274 threads per day on the subject. More users = more TCF exposure = more product revenue.

    Secondarily, the increased number of threads will result in the creation of a new TCF forum called "TiVo Advertising", where these threads can be contained in their own special section that no one has to see or read unless they want to.
     
  6. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Is there a "I don't care I've never hardly even notice this easy-to-overlook" ads choice?
     
  7. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    That's inconceivable!
     
  8. Curtis

    Curtis New Member

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    I think TiVo should advertise more. They should emphasize how they are better than the generics.
     
  9. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    More More More!!!!
     
  10. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I voted to increase the ads but they need to figure out a way to leverage the income recieved by that in such a way to make the service cheaper. They need more subscribers but in order to do that they need more advertising dollars to help ofset the cost of monthly service.

    Example:

    For the Super Bowl they should have an ad campain for the highest bidder that will allow them to take advantage of their new delete, keep, or watch an ad program. Then they should use some percentage of that money to allocate toward monthly service savings.

    If you have Lifetime service then you should get 5000 rewards points per year (or something like that) to get more Tivo gear.
     
  11. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    I want a pony.

    And some cake.

    Maybe a pony shaped cake.
     
  12. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    Cool, maybe even a TivoPony. :rolleyes:

     
  13. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I voted keep as is.
    For now.

    I agree that Tivo needs to try and get the networks to initiate the "press thumbs up to record" icon more often when a commercial for a show is on.
    So far, FOX is the only network I recall seeing these.

    Also, Tivo needs to get more of those "click on" ads you see on the keep/delete screens when you finish watching a recorded show.
     
  14. RoyK

    RoyK New Member

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    Obviously at least one misunderstands. The poll is not whether TiVo should buy more advertising to push their product. The ads we are talking about here are things like the existing "star" ads, ads on the delete screen, "Push Thumbs Up For more information" ads, pop-up ads, etc.
     
  15. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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  16. minckster

    minckster New Member

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  17. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Keep the presentation of them as-is, just add more advertisers.
     
  18. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    +1 :up:
     

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