TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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  1. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    So now you pay tivo (mrc, yearly or all in) so you can watch Tom Steyer ads.

    Whats next, Bloomberg?

    Pathetic!
     
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  2. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    We got ads for 24hr Fitness, and a general get out and Vote ad.
     
  3. jmccorm

    jmccorm Special Forum Guest

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    I'd love to get a new TiVo. Especially this week. TE4 interface? No problem, I'll accept that. But pre-roll ads (and in-guide spam) are just a deal killer.

    Someone asked, "Sometimes I wonder outside this forum, if there are just people using a Tivo and just roll with it." I suspect that among the reasons those people had to buy a TiVo, somehow, avoiding ads wasn't one of them. Those aside, I can see the remainder knowing that there is nothing they can do about the device working contrary to its purpose, and they've resigned to suffer in silence.

    When it comes time for their next DVRs, TiVo will have lost even more customers. I take no joy in saying that. TE3 was enough to retain me as a customer, but they've cut off the escape route for those who wanted to purchase new hardware and stay within the TiVo family.
     
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  4. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    You can roll back all new Tivos to TE3 except for Edge.
     
  5. tapokata

    tapokata Active Member

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    IIRC, the Bolt OTA can't be rolled back, either.
     
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  6. dbpaddler

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    My Bolt does OTA and was toed back. But I can do either or on mine (cable/Ota).

    One reason why I will never buy an edge. I shouldnt have to choose a box based on cable or Ota. I've accepted I'll no longer have simultaneous in one box, but to not be able to do either/or in onbox is just dumb. Can't justify an all in when I might bounce back to cable because fios/Comcast decides to offer a tempting package. But when that package is gone its back to internet only and Ota.

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  8. tapokata

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    Generic Bolts, and the Bolt Vox, can be configured for either cable or OTA reception, although not both, and both will run either interface. The "BOLT OTA" however, is a specific model- that in addition to missing a few things (like a MoCA interface) is pre-configured with TE4 and cannot be rolled back.
     
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  9. dbpaddler

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    They dumbed down the bolt Ota like a roamio basic? Geez. As someone that's had a Tivo since the Toshiba DVD combo, it's just amazing how f'd up the decision making has been over the years. Software advancement, hardware design, app streaming. The potential to be the one ecosystem to rule them all. Just sad.

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  10. JoeKustra

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    The basic Roamio can do either OTA or cable. Even an OTA Roamio can do cable if you add the card bracket. That special OTA Bolt was sold at a big discount.
     
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  11. dbpaddler

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    Dumbed down as in no built in moca like the roamio basic...

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  12. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Basic Roamio has no built-in MoCA. A Plus or Pro would be needed.
     
  13. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Active Member

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    No kidding. That was my point of the post.

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  14. Mikeguy

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    Or just wait until November 3. ;)
     
  15. spiderpumpkin

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    Is that TE4 only Bolt OTA something a lot of people have? Or do most people with an OTA Bolt have the TE3/TE4 Bolt cable/OTA model?
     
  16. Fofer

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    It’s worth noting (per this thread title) that the preroll ads only appear on TE4 Bolts and newer.

    For my money right now, the Roamio Plus and Pro have been better buys. They’re not weirdly shaped curved boxes, allow for larger HDD upgrades, and don’t have any pre-roll ads on TE4. At least not yet!
     
  17. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Active Member

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    Except neither of those will do OTA, sadly. And the Edge doesn't have an option that can do both. Unless you go back to Premiere, the Bolt is the only option for those of us that bounce around.

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  18. Fofer

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    Yes that’s right. I held onto my old Premier for that reason, it’s still on my network and allows me to use OTA when I want to.

    It sucks that TiVo has always forced us to make difficult choices. Looks like I won’t be buying any new TiVo and am happy my last investment in theirs was a Roamio Plus. Their about-face on the release of TiVo apps for appleTV and Roku, after a year of lies, was the straw that broke this camel’s back.
     
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  19. weaver

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    The Roamio Basic will do OTA or cable.
     
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  20. Fofer

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    Yes but it can’t stream natively and everyone says it sucks on TE4.

    My Roamio Plus runs fine on TE4, and has streaming built into it.
     
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