TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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  1. Sep 21, 2019 #341 of 1992
    Mikeguy

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    Please keep us updated over the next few days, as one of a select group of Patient Zeros. ;)
     
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  2. Sep 21, 2019 #342 of 1992
    TonyD79

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    You named one. Such a minor one for a box that otherwise is horrible. I got a TiVo because the fios interface is among the worst in the land. Horrible controls on setting up recordings. Unpopulated guide past a couple of days. Slow and clunky. Extremely inconsistent. Horrible closed captioning. But, yes, it may handle slivers of time better. Woo hoo!

    Wait. It didn’t do it for me. It picked the Schitts creek that is over two minutes ago. Oops.
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2019 #343 of 1992
    JSY

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    Isn't it just ironic for TiVo to promote their service with the ability to easily skip ads is now going to actually serve you more ads? If skipping these ads are not as easy as it is for the ad skipping in their shows (one button press}, then to be honest, I'd be hard pressed to keep the service as well. I like it and have supported them since using IR blasters but I'll have to revisit getting used to the cable company crap DVR and conpare if $20/mo for my 2 TiVos are worth the benefits.

    Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
     
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  4. Sep 21, 2019 #344 of 1992
    smark

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    I don’t have ads yet. I’m just preemptively striking.
     
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  5. Sep 21, 2019 #345 of 1992
    sdsvtdriver

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    Good thing I didn't opt in to the summer sale. I have a Roamio with lifetime, so there's little use for me to stop using it. Hopefully those ads come from URL's that can be blocked ;)
     
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  6. Sep 21, 2019 #346 of 1992
    dadrepus

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    krkaufman

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    aaronwt

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  9. Sep 21, 2019 #349 of 1992
    dslunceford

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    No. VA/D.C.
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  10. Sep 21, 2019 #350 of 1992
    NorthAlabama

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  11. Sep 21, 2019 #351 of 1992
    aaronwt

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    I pretty much dislike TE3 as much as commercials. No way an I going to go back to TE3 since I dislike it so much. But I'm not about to watch any commercials either.

    But my only saving grace is I only watch my TiVos for news now. So I only use them a small percentage of the time. And I use streaming services to watch my other broadcast content. Which either has no commercials or allows me to scan past them.

    It seems like the Bolt will truly be my last TiVo purchase. :(
     
  12. Sep 21, 2019 #352 of 1992
    dadrepus

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    Thanks, it is in the process as I type this. It is a shame as I was starting to like Hydra but I do not want to see those ads. I could set up Kmttg (best app ever) to download and store all my recordings in my Plex folder and not downgrade but I am doing this as a protest as well.
     
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  13. Sep 21, 2019 #353 of 1992
    foghorn2

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    On the flip side of the coin, If I pull out a TiVo Bolt from the closet that no longer has service, will I get free guide service and able to record since I will be seeing unskippable TiVo ads? Id be fine with that, but not the opposite.

    I saw one report here that someone powered up an unsubscribed tivo and got guide and recording service.
     
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  14. Sep 21, 2019 #354 of 1992
    tommiet

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    After the "we are adding commercials" to your recordings announcement... TiVo stocked jumped up.... 6 cents. Stock holders are out celebrating tonight!
     
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  15. Sep 21, 2019 #355 of 1992
    jasbur

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    I just got my first ad.
    I’ve always had TiVo, never even tried a cable or fios dvr after seeing them in other homes.
    Unfortunately, I recently upgraded multiple devices at my place and my parents to the latest voxs but they will be the last TiVo devices we ever purchase.
     
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  16. Sep 21, 2019 #356 of 1992
    Charles R

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    I do wish someone with ads would see what servers TiVo is hitting. I'm not on that release and during the last 24 hours TiVo has hit...

    sls.tivoservice.com
    h1.tivoservice.com
    i.tivo.com
    log.core.cloud.vewd.com

    Hopefully the ad server isn't one of the above.
     
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  17. Sep 21, 2019 #357 of 1992
    Charles R

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    Just received this response via the case I opened... I'm on a Roamio. I presume it's because I haven't been "upgraded" yet.

    Dear Charles,

    Thank you for contacting TiVo Email Support.


    I see you've heard about our Pre-Roll Advertisements. We appreciate your honest feedback about it. These are short video ads which may interest you. As per checking on our end, it shows here that the feature isn't listed in the software of your device so you shouldn't see any Pre-Roll ads on the recordings. If Pre-Roll ads shows up, you can easily skip it using the following buttons on your TiVo remote:


    • SKIP
    • SELECT/OK
    • Channel Up
    • Fast Forward
    • Advance
    • D
     
  18. Sep 21, 2019 #358 of 1992
    krkaufman

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    I’ll have to experience of few of these ads to decide how I feel about them, but were I someone who’d freshly adopted the TiVo platform owing to the AutoSkip feature I wouldn’t have to wait.

    Besides, if AutoSkip is enabled, shouldn’t the pre-roll ads be skipped, as well? Treating their own ads differently as it relates to AutoSkip than those in the broadcasts would seem problematic.
     
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  19. Sep 21, 2019 #359 of 1992
    spiderpumpkin

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    He forgot to mention that pushing any of those buttons at the wrong time may reboot your device, because this new ad injection service is buggy.
     
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  20. Sep 21, 2019 #360 of 1992
    oscarfish

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    If I'm understanding the message from Tivo that Charles forwarded correctly, and it turns out to be true, then it'll be easier (much easier in one case) to skip adds on a tivo than it is in either of the two streaming services I'm familiar with.

    It would be helpful, at least to me, if when people reference streaming services that they do use instead of tivo, to explicitly state whether they have adds or not. I"m finding it frustrating to look into service x that someone says they use instead of tivo only to find out that service x includes ads, and in some cases, ads that can not be skipped over, or the skipping feature is inferior to that of a tivo. I should probably Google this myself.
     
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