TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by andyf, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Charles R

    Charles R Active Member

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    Obsolete tech (as originally posted) is when most components are EOL (End of Life) and have been replaced with if a newer revision. Not you have to stop using it...
     
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Today on two different billboards. Incessant commercials on my cable. I'd estimate there are a dozen different commercials.
     
  3. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps because I do OTA, I can't recall the last TiVo ad I saw. Many, many years. And nothing in physical form: billboards, magazines, etc.
     
  4. dbpaddler

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    I haven't seen a Tivo commercial in ages. Print or TV.

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  5. Charles R

    Charles R Active Member

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    If you are wondering about their ad budget compare it to similar sized corporations via their financial statements... :)
     
  6. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    Are you saying they are flush with money to throw at commercial campaigns? You gotta compete with what you have. PLus you do realize they have a product and IP business. The IP business is their money maker. The product business is 90%+ if not 95% small MSOs from mostly overseas.

    And you really think all that's stopping an exec from padding his salary with many more millions is spending the company's money on an ad campaign and he doesn't do it?

    The people on SD want a deal. They like it when Tivo puts old refurbs on sale with lifetime for $200. lol. They don't (want) to pay $1000 for an Edge with lifetime. Nevermind that a few people in an SD thread is nothing.

    IT seems like you have been asleep for 10 years just like Tivo has. ;)
     
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  7. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    In my universe TiVo is the number one selling commodity on the market. With it's original content called The MR Brain Show. Just imagine for a second that TiVo is richer than Amazon.;):):eek::cool:
     
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  8. dbpaddler

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    Gee.. People on SD want deals? Who knew?

    The point was people don't know tivo is still a thing. The S4k is a tangible product. The Edge is a tangible product. People can't buy it if they don't know about it. They just don't walk into best buy and say I need a DVR system, what do you recommend?

    I know exactly what they've done for ten years. Just haven't given a rat's ass about it to bother sticking my two cents in before. Now that that user base is being left further out in the cold than even before, it's starting to annoy. I'm probably one fo the few that doesn't really care about ads. But I care about a completely cohesive system and not changing inputs and devices when I change gears on what I'm watching unless it's disc based.

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  9. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    That's because people don't buy dvrs. They rent them from the cable and satellite company. Hence Tivo's position in the retail market for cable dvrs the past 10 years.

    The $1000 dvr is a hard sell when the cable or satellite company gives you a free dvr up front and charges you $10/mo or whatever or hides the cost in the cable bill or doesn't charge you at all for a year etc. And then they come to your house and hook it up for you for free on top of that. Tivo never been able to compete with that.

    YOu have a cohesive system. IF you want to remain on cable they have a system for you. If you want to record OTA they have a system for you. And now they have a product for the streaming video service market.
     
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  10. Charles R

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    That's because it's no longer a thing. Legacy pay-TV is dying a fast death across all markets and OTA isn't going to be adopted by the younger market (unless it's via their phone :)). Just might be why TiVo is trying to hit the streaming market... at least potential customers exist.
     
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  11. JonD1999

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    Just now seeing the ads showing up on my Roamio OTA. Not happy. Time to upgrade to Amazon FireTV recast or something else I guess. Well, we had a good run this past decade TiVo, best of luck in the future.
     
  12. dbpaddler

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    Bye Felicia.

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  13. Fofer

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    You can call and opt out, too. At least for now. Just in case you didn't know.
     
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  14. dbpaddler

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    Or go back to the old interface.

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  15. JLGomez2667

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    U can call them and they will remove it probably temporarily because they said it might come back in a update.. but no matter what there is no way if removing the banner if there bullcrap channels on the guide.. my suggestion do exactly what u did wait until the recast is on special i got it last week at 189 the 1tb version and no it's at like 290 or so.. but if u dont have a firetv stick at all there r or where on special the 4k version and the regular also and the r very good stay away like a virus on the new cube fire and the firestick 4k stick is just as good as the pendant 4k is . Aldo if I can find and its hard to the old flat about 4x4x1 inches original firetv 4k that came also in bundles with a game controller that one is the best. Easily hackable and gas a usb and sd port on the back of ur stuff. Home this helped later
     
  16. dbpaddler

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    Is recast really an "upgrade" when picture quality isn't as good, and you have to buy all new equipment, and you won't be able to sell your tivo stuff for anything near value with Covid going on. And you lose the ability to just turn on the TV and see live TV. To me that's one of the big tivo selling points. Live TV is just there. Not turn on TV, navigate to the app and select. I suppose you could script it with a harmony, but I don't even use harmony anymore except in the the theater room. So I wouldn't want to go back to a harmony for the other two setups just to be able to have live TV when I turn the TV on.

    But that's just me. And I'm still on the old interface so it's a non issue.

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  17. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    Started to show up on my Roamio Plus yesterday. No ads yet, just the arrow screen. I don’t see it as a big deal yet.

    Still not on my A93 Mini.
     
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  18. Rob Helmerichs

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    My problem isn't so much the arrow screen per se as the apparent change in resolution, which means it takes a lot longer to actually get to the show (first the arrow screen, then the black screen while the resolution adjusts).
     
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  19. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Crap!! My ads were finally gone after three calls to TiVo. But last week I had to change the hard drive out in my TiVo on FiOS. And now the preroll ads are back. :(

    Sent from my Nexus 7(16GB)
     
  20. tim_m

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    It is hit and miss. On average i am seeing 1 ad a night.
     

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