TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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  1. Sep 23, 2019 #641 of 1967
    Mikeguy

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    "The company intends to roll out the commercials to users still on TiVo Experience 3 at a later date." (Said by the article's author, not directly attributed to TiVo.)

    There seems to be a difference of opinion, from what was said by @TiVo_Ted here earlier today . . . .
     
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  2. Sep 23, 2019 #642 of 1967
    Bigg

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    If they haven't already, someone with TE4 will watch their router's traffic monitor and see. But it sounds like streaming.
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2019 #643 of 1967
    Mikeguy

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    Personally, I think that 14 years notice would be fair. (But ask me again in 13.)
     
  4. Sep 23, 2019 #644 of 1967
    schatham

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    “Hydra , Hydra, don’t be blue,
    Rovi Tivo fooled me, too.”
    (Sound off, one, two – one, two, three, four …)
     
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  5. Sep 23, 2019 #645 of 1967
    Mikeguy

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    I'm really trying to credit your views. But I keep on coming up with the wall in the TiVo user's agreement, etc., and for which there has not been a response: "Features and functionality are subject to change. We reserve the right to determine the timing and content of software updates, which may be automatically downloaded and installed by TiVo products without prior notice to you." (TiVo User Agreement.)
     
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  6. Sep 23, 2019 #646 of 1967
    Bigg

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    What if you cut it off completely, and only manually update guide data, or only let it update in the off hours when you don't use it? Does this mean that if Comcast (or whoever your ISP is) flakes out you can't watch recordings on your TiVo?
     
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  7. Sep 23, 2019 #647 of 1967
    jlb

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    Thank you for the clarification Ted. Again, given how you must be feeling your participation today is very much appreciated.

    I’d like to follow up your response with another question. Do you have any knowledge at this point if TE3 users will be forced to upgrade any time soon?

    It’s great that maintenance mode means no ads for TE3 but how long will TE3 be kept alive?


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  8. Sep 23, 2019 #648 of 1967
    NashGuy

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    Yes, this would be my question too. Will TE4-compatible DVRs be forced to upgrade to TE4 at some point in order to continue accessing TiVo service?
     
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  9. Sep 23, 2019 #649 of 1967
    jlb

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    I hope that this is not the case


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  10. Sep 23, 2019 #650 of 1967
    tenthplanet

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    Grid was not a good option with older (smaller Tv's) a big flat screen changes everything. TE3 always felt like the old Tivo SD being dragged kicking and streaming.
     
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  11. Sep 23, 2019 #651 of 1967
    davezatz

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    Well. It was one early test with one specific technique. We’ll see what happens as the “feature” evolves and under additional scenarios with differing variables. So, yeah, I won’t be having mine turned off. :)
     
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  12. Sep 23, 2019 #652 of 1967
    Rob75

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    You will now be better informed of products available to you. Consume Tony_T.
     
  13. Sep 23, 2019 #653 of 1967
    Tony_T

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    TiVo_Ted said the ads will "bring down the out-of-pocket costs for consumers over time"
    So how do Lifetime subscribes get in on these reduced costs?
     
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  14. Sep 23, 2019 #654 of 1967
    opfreak

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    Heres a way to improve the experience:

    Don't play ads.

    Furthermore, what benefit is their to the Tivo user. I don't care about your free entertainment. Keep your free Tivo+, and give me an ad free experience I paid for.
     
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  15. Sep 23, 2019 #655 of 1967
    Joe3

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    These click e-agreements have been challenged in the Court and are not held to the same standard as a binding contract and for good reason. The click e-agreement can say anything it wants, but you as an individual having certain protections under law, you can not be taken advantage of. The judge has the authority, not a click it e-document to determine if the class action suit has merit. In case, is there a pattern of behavior that shows Rovi misrepresented themselves when they bought TiVo by not revealing they are a predatory company to TiVo customers as Rovi's behavior suggests. The idea that they misrepresented themselves to us is the only explanation that fits as an answer to their questionable behaviors, but makes perfect sense if they are a predatory corporation that raided TiVo for what they could squeeze out its good name. It's clear that TiVo questionable behavior as of late and since Rovi took control strongly suggests they are not acting as tech company, but like a bunch of vultures picking off what's left of the old TiVo bones and doing nothing else, but hiding this behind the TiVo's brand.
     
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  16. Sep 23, 2019 #656 of 1967
    opfreak

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    A feature? still on drugs from the hospital?
     
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  17. Sep 23, 2019 #657 of 1967
    Mikeguy

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    Ah, so attacking the user, etc. agreements as a whole. Got it--thanks.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2019 #658 of 1967
    TiVo_Ted

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    At this point, TiVo have no plans to implement pre-roll ads on TE3. I'm sorry my earlier statement was not clear on this.
     
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  19. Sep 23, 2019 #659 of 1967
    gary.buhrmaster

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    Depending on the router/switch, there may be options to control bandwidth usage by port or by source/destination, but typically for consumer routers (the netgears, asus', etc.) turning on various QoS features can turn a high performance router into something that runs at substantially reduced speeds due to no longer using the hardware assisted forwarding paths in the SoC, so it is not always a good approach (those running advanced networking have many more options).
     
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  20. Sep 23, 2019 #660 of 1967
    Joe3

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    The only one who seems to be attacking here is you, but it's all Zen.:)
     

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