TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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  1. Apr 1, 2020 #2161 of 2364
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I did a chat with customer support yesterday, and they said they'd be removing it.

    I assume there will be another software update for that?
     
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  2. Apr 1, 2020 #2162 of 2364
    bearcat2000

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    Are these ads only when using Gen4 Hydra?


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  3. Apr 1, 2020 #2163 of 2364
    hapster85

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    The first time I saw the arrows, it caught me off guard. Took several seconds for the ad to begin, at which point I hit skip and my show started immediately. After that, I hit skip as soon as the arrows appeared. Seemed to be no need to wait for the ad to load.
     
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  4. Apr 2, 2020 #2164 of 2364
    pfiagra

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    yes
     
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  5. Apr 2, 2020 #2165 of 2364
    bellbm

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    Once they are disabled, does the black arrow stop (and recordings start playing instantly)?
     
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  6. Apr 2, 2020 #2166 of 2364
    nrnoble

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    This pre-roll BS just started happening to me today. I give it three thumbs down. What are they thinking with this ad crap?

    I question how legal it is for them to start inserting paid advertising into copyright content they don't own. It would be a bit like me starting a youTube channel and start making money from TV shows I record on my Tivo. Ok, maybe not exactly the same, but you get the idea.

    IMHO, their Tivo+ project is very subpar quality when compared to other similar ad sponsored streaming networks, such a Pluto. If I could, I would remove Tivo+ from from my Tivo apps.

    BTW, I pay for HBO, HULU Plus, Amazon Prime, CBS without Ads, because I don't want to be forced to sit through 2min-5min commercial breaks (20min-22min per hour), which is why I bought my first tivo in 1999.
     
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  7. Apr 2, 2020 #2167 of 2364
    nrnoble

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    Now I am curious if I record something from HBO, will Tivo insert commercials on premium channels?
     
  8. Apr 2, 2020 #2168 of 2364
    HoTatII

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    They don't actually insert it into the content, but quickly steam it from a separate source (over the internet?) before the recorded content even begins playing.

    This is why the boxes can lockup at times because the pre-roll ad system is very awkward of trying to rapidly switch from setting up and streaming a brief session for an ad to streaming or locally playing back a DVR recording.




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  9. Apr 2, 2020 #2169 of 2364
    JoeKustra

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    No, they just flip a switch.
     
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  10. Apr 2, 2020 #2170 of 2364
    tommiet

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    Tivo Response to my ticket...


    Thank you for contacting TiVo Email Support.

    I apologize for the inconvenience. I will request an update so your TiVo device no longer shows an advertisement before your recording begins. I will submit the request now but please note that it will take up to 72 hours to take effect.
     
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  11. Apr 2, 2020 #2171 of 2364
    pkeegan

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    I made the same request via Chat support, too. It started showing up a few days ago, and the update was causing my 2 minis to reboot and eventually being unable to find the Roamio server (which had to be rebooted to fix the minis' problem). Grrr!
     
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  12. Apr 2, 2020 #2172 of 2364
    Fofer

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    So now the pre-roll ads appear on TiVo Minis that are connected to Roamios too? I haven't seen that yet. Blech.
     
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  13. Apr 2, 2020 #2173 of 2364
    pkeegan

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    Yes. Why would the Minis not have the pre-roll ads? It's worse on them, too, because of the additional local network delay.
     
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  14. Apr 2, 2020 #2174 of 2364
    Fofer

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    I didn’t say I was surprised. Just saying that is the first time I’d seen anyone mention them. The pre-roll ads haven’t appeared on Roamios or connected Minis until this week. At least, no one has mentioned them until now. They’ve been on newer TiVo models for months now.
     
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  15. Apr 2, 2020 #2175 of 2364
    JonD1999

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    Isn't it ironic that the big feature that TiVo has promoted for years and has always been a huge selling point is the ability to skip commercials... and now they are pushing their own commercials on all of us who bought into that and paid good money for it!

    Not to mention, it was not even done well. My TV sticks on the new arrow logo for several seconds whether it plays a commercial or not. This evening it froze there and I had to unplug it. This is making my TiVo less useful than a doorstop.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2020 #2176 of 2364
    Adam C.

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    There seems to be an increase in shows that are missing the Skip functionality entirely. Lately I have only been seeing Skip for about 50% of the primetime shows I watch on broadcast TV. This week's season finale of The Good Doctor is an example of one that was missing.
     
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  17. Apr 3, 2020 #2177 of 2364
    dadrepus

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    This is one of the reasons why I went back to Te3 and use KTTMG to grab the show and remove the commercials and dump it into Plex. If we don't watch live, and we rarely do, this is how I handle it now.
     
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  18. Apr 3, 2020 #2178 of 2364
    Reeltripp

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    Just got off of Chat about new commercials.
    Jenelyn (11:12:49 AM):We apologize for the inconvenience this might have caused you. TiVo launched a new feature content called Pre-Roll. DVR pre-roll advertisements are short video ads that appear at the beginning of playback of most DVR recordings. These are short videos which may interest you. No worries, you can easily skip DVR Pre-Roll Ads by pressing the following buttons on your TiVo remote:

    • SKIP

    • OK

    • Fast Forward
     
  19. Apr 3, 2020 #2179 of 2364
    dadrepus

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    So, I'm curious, does anybody know the i.p. addresses that tivo uses to send the ads? If so, then one can set up a PiHole dns server and block them (until they switch I.P.'s)
     
  20. Apr 3, 2020 #2180 of 2364
    dadrepus

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    it is maybe because they are working from home and do not have access to the program that does that. I don't think they are essential services. We have a stay at home mandate from the Governor of MD.
     
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