TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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

  1. bobfrank

    bobfrank Active Member

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    We just have different deal breakers. For me it's the lack of ability to upload videos to the Tivo. I don't mind one quick button press a few times per show to skip commercials.
     
  2. bobfrank

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    The smiley was because I'm tired of being called a TE3 Nazi by a certain poster. I would hope that Tivo support would know how to revert to TE3 for those people who feel the need. However I wouldn't be surprised if you were right.
     
  3. Tony_T

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    IIRC, won’t all recordings be wiped if a downgrade is performed to TE3?
     
  4. Mikeguy

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    Sadly, yes: when one sidegrades from TE4/Hydra to TE3, the box's recordings are lost. :(

    And so, prior to doing so, install, e.g., easy-to-use pyTivo Desktop onto your PC and pull the recordings that you want to save to your PC first (and then back after).*

    * Note: OTA recordings typically can be saved; cable recordings, depending on the service, may be copy-restricted.
     
  5. Tony_T

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    So, to stop the pre-roll ads, easiest solution is to opt-out.
     
  6. tim_m

    tim_m Active Member

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    I had success with thumbs up thumbs down play play.
     
  7. tim_m

    tim_m Active Member

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    I've seen regular commercials and ads for my tv provider.
     
  8. tim_m

    tim_m Active Member

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    Yep mine were gone in a little over 48 hours.
     
  9. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Well-Known Member

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    I just noticed one of these. Thank goodness did not lock up my Bolt. As long as I can jump past it I'm ok with it. I want Tivo to stay in business so an ad is ok. Maybe they could enhance it to where you only see an ad once a day; less intrusive.
     
  10. tim_m

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    It's ok until it starts crashing the TiVo and it will.
     
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  11. dobbie1

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    I have had multiple Tivo's all with lifetime subs since about 2001. I now have a Roamio with a couple of minis and it will be my last. I have also started seeing the Tivo ads start before my shows and have locked up and reboot my system. Also, once Tivo changed the software so I could not transfer from an older unit to the Roamio I started looking for a replacement and settled on the Amazon Fire Recast. I am pleased with it, no it's not a Tivo but that is not a bad thing.
     
  12. slowbiscuit

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    You can do autoskip in TE3 with a program called kmttg, but it does take a little extra work and knowhow. I've been running it flawlessly for years now.

    The problem with using chat, phone calls etc. to disable these is that the ads will be back. It's not a permanent solution to the problem because of Rivo's incompetence/insistence about these. There are other permanent (?) solutions using router or piHole filtering which also take some knowhow.
     
  13. TKnight206

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    I'm on TE3.

    At least until they fix the crashes? Pre-roll ads are inappropriate. Imagine if you bought a book, and at the beginning of each chapter, a sticker is affixed to the page advertising for a business. Not put there by the book publisher, but by the reseller of the book.

    Call TiVo and tell them you don't want pre-roll ads. They make no logical sense.
     
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  14. cwoody222

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    I had my 2nd crash last night with my Roamio.

    Same behavior as before. Tried to play a show and got an error it wasn’t available now.

    Tried to play another and it rebooted. While I was recording.

    I don’t mind the ads but rebooting during recordings is unacceptable. I’ll be asking to be opted out.
     
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  15. tim_m

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    Mine did that twice but never caused a reboot. What mine would is play several episodes without issue but after a certain amount, I would see the arrow screen then gobgo and stayed there way for several minutes before rebooting. Of it happened while recording I would lose a good 6 minutes of an episode. 3 minutes while it was locking up and another 3 for the reboot. You never know when it's gonna get to the episode where will bork it either which is frustrating, because of this I stopped watching any recoding until all shows were done. So that it it did happen I didn't lose anything. Still unacceptable behavior because I'm not the only one using the TiVo. My elderly mom has a mini. So if the Roamio crashes it interrupts her viewing. If they fix this fine, the ads weren't that bad and easy to skip but causing the crashes is wholly unacceptable.
     
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  16. mtnagel

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    I had random reboots after the ads showed up. I’d be watching something on my Roku and suddenly my tv would switch inputs to my Roamio as its rebooting. This never happened before the ads showed up and hasn’t happened after they removed them.
     
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  17. tim_m

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    Interesting, for me it only ever happened when I started playing a recording.
     
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  18. Salacious Crumb

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    Dont know if its just coincidence but....
    i would get crashes too - like maybe 1 out of 8 times i played a recording - the battery was low on remote so i changed it.
    Since then mustve watched 100+ recordings - 0 crashes.
    Maybe a weak signal to the dvr was doing it ??
    Just seems a rather huge coincidence.
     
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  19. tim_m

    tim_m Active Member

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    That seems unlikely but you never know.
     
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  20. Bandoul

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    I too followed Yagi's suggestion by emailing support to remove pre-roll for each of my Roamio's. They just replied they will remove within 72 hours. Thank you guys/gals, I really appreciate all the help I get from this forum.
     
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