TiVo Advisors Panel Survey

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  1. Apr 8, 2012 #41 of 360
    steve614

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    Nope, and that has been pointed out before.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8936186#post8936186

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8603448#post8603448

    My hope is that since we are dedicated Tivo users, TiVo would make an exception for us as long as we keep the topics vague.
    I cringed when crxssi posted the survey verbatim.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2012 #42 of 360
    davezatz

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    I usually voluntarily check in with TiVo before I run anything I've seen in the Advisors surveys. I assume they're less worried about leaks and more worried about unreasonable expectations people might get from survey material taken out of context. (I should also add that TiVo is more chill these days. Maybe it's the new blood?) Each company handles it differently - Jawbone took issue with a recent survey of theirs which I covered.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2012 #43 of 360
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    I saw nothing on the signup page nor on the survey that requests that it remain private. If it did, I absolutely would; as I have done with beta testing and such (which WAS requested to remain confidential). Hopefully I am not mistaken.

    I think sharing it with the forum is a good thing. Perhaps more people will sign up. If someone else gets this survey and shows me it is to remain private, I will immediately delete the posting.

    EDIT: It was shown that the disclaimer was, indeed there, although we think it was something they added in just the last few surveys. So I removed any detailed info from my previous postings, only sharing my closing comments. Thanks!
     
  4. Apr 8, 2012 #44 of 360
    innocentfreak

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    It is on the very first page of the survey, before you hit continue. It is there you just missed it.

    They added it after people started discussing a survey about what has since become the Elite and Q.

    This post has the image of the text. You see it where they tell you what the prize might be along with the time it will take. It is before you can even see the first question.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8936186#post8936186
     
  5. Apr 8, 2012 #45 of 360
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    I already saw that part of the thread. But I am asking if THIS survey has the disclaimer in it... not an older one. I hope someone will have that answer soon, because now I am getting nervous.

    I will delete it, anyway, and then repost it if someone can verify the current survey doesn't have a disclaimer.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2012 #46 of 360
    aaronwt

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    I didn't see a disclaimer on these two. The topics involved probably determine whether the disclaimer is necessary.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2012 #47 of 360
    innocentfreak

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    It was on mine and it had the exact questions plus more.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2012 #48 of 360
    magnus

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    It was there on mine.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2012 #49 of 360
    steve614

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    Yep, this screen...

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    ...has appeared before every survey I have taken so far.

    But I feel as long as we keep the information within the confines of TCF, TiVo will leave us alone since we are dedicated Tivo users who care about what TiVo is doing.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2012 #50 of 360
    crxssi

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    OK, I give up. I removed it again. I would rather be safe.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2012 #51 of 360
    aaronwt

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    I definitely did not see that. It must have skipped over it for some reason. I though it was odd that when I clicked on the link it started the survey right away.
     
  12. Apr 9, 2012 #52 of 360
    astrohip

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    Yes, my survey definitely had the disclaimer. But when I tried to bring it up, I get a page that says I've already taken the survey, so there is no way to capture it after the fact.

    I tend to believe davezatz is on the right track--TiVo is less concerned with absolute security on these surveys. After all, they don't require an NDA, they simply urge us not to discuss it publicly. And a semi-private discussion here of the general tone of the surveys probably does no harm. But too much detail may raise their ire.

    Who knows?
     
  13. Apr 9, 2012 #53 of 360
    steve614

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    We are all still getting surveys, so I think we're OK.

    I think we can still discuss the topics involved without posting the the questions verbatim.

    For instance, you could just post what you answered. Those that have taken the same survey will remember what the questions were.
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    Regarding a feature wish list, my answer was that I wished my TiVo had 4 OTA tuners. :p

    As to performance and stability, TiVo didn't gear the question to any particular model, so I gave top ratings because my Tivo HD's are stable and performance is acceptable.

    Some of the questions needed more OTA shows. I think at one point, the only OTA show listed was Survivor. :rolleyes:
    It kind of irked me when they didn't even mention Fringe. :mad::p
     
  14. May 5, 2012 #54 of 360
    crxssi

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    Another TiVo Advisor's survey was released this morning. Made sure to see and find the disclaimer as follows, which is on the first screen of the survey:

    "Please do not distribute information you may see in this study (features, products, topics covered, etc.). We greatly value hearing from our most loyal customers, but distributing this information will prevent us from consulting with customers as extensively in the future."

    They asked about a variety of possible network based features and enhancements. I will share only my comments I entered at the end:

    Have absolutely no interest in "second screen" social stuff.

    I am far more interested in:

    * The ability to stream content from my Premiere to tablets (Android) and inexpensive add-on boxes with no fees.

    * Performance, stability, bug-fixes, and enhancements to the core DVR functionality of the Premiere- menus, guides, watching recorded content and TiVo Android App.
     
  15. May 5, 2012 #55 of 360
    aaronwt

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    It was certainly an interesting survey.
     
  16. May 5, 2012 #56 of 360
    LoREvanescence

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    I have never seen that disclaimer on any of my surveys, it just starts right off at the first question.

    I never post about the surveys so I don't have to worry about it.
     
  17. May 5, 2012 #57 of 360
    DonaldBurns65144

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    I was about to tell them to take this survey and put it where the sun doesn't shine. They ask us to keep it confidential, what about them doing the same? The questions this time were off the subject and none of their damn business, IMHO.
     
  18. May 5, 2012 #58 of 360
    innocentfreak

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    Then don't answer them. It is voluntary.
     
  19. May 5, 2012 #59 of 360
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Indeed. That is one of the ways they improved the survey process. They were asking all kinds of personal, confidential, and off-topic questions and not allowing the user to skip them... so your only choices were to: stop the survey and waste any time and responses you had already entered, ignore privacy and answer them, answer the questions as incorrectly and randomly as possible. But they had so many complaints (I also complained) they made the personal, confidential, and off-topic questions an optional section which is skippable.

    Many of the off-topic questions in this survey were REALLY strange.

    One day, they just need to combine all of them from past surveys, add a bunch of creative additional ones, and have one big personal-info fest! Just imagine it: What is your age? Where did you grow up? What religion are you? What political party are you? What are your health conditions? Have you ever had an abortion? Where do you work? How much money do you make? Where do you shop? What is your race? What is your skin/eye color? What is your sexual orientation? How often do you have sex? Do you smoke/drink? Do you use any illicit drugs? If so, which, how often, and where? Which charities do you support? How much education do you have? What books do you read? What shows do you watch? Have you ever been arrested? Convicted? Of what? Cats, Dogs, or both? Do you own a gun? How many children do you have? What are their genders and ages? Which schools do they go to? Thanks for letting us know more about our customers and how we can better meet your interests! Please mail your DNA profile, blood/urine/and hair samples, along with your finger prints and photograph to: ....

    Of course I am kidding in the last paragraph, yet it is surprising just how much of this information people will disclose.
     
  20. May 5, 2012 #60 of 360
    Richard A

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    Sad but true :rolleyes:
     

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