TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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  1. Sep 20, 2019 #61 of 2517
    WVZR1

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    @andyf next TiVo connection might be interesting!!!

    Around sale time @TiVo_Ted mentioned coming soon but couldn't comment!!!
     
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    krkaufman

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    Get VLC
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2019 #63 of 2517
    Charles R

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    I paid less than the typical price of the 4-tuner Recast and no monthly fees.
     
  4. Sep 20, 2019 #64 of 2517
    krkaufman

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    Chuckle. Gotta love the TCF formatting, at times...

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  5. Sep 20, 2019 #65 of 2517
    krkaufman

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    Zatz article...

    TiVo Sullies DVR Recordings with Video Ads
     
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  6. Sep 20, 2019 #66 of 2517
    Dan203

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    Does anyone else make a CableCARD DVR? Does Silicone Dust still make one?
     
  7. Sep 20, 2019 #67 of 2517
    PSU_Sudzi

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    From TiVo Support on Twitter.

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  8. Sep 20, 2019 #68 of 2517
    egeek84

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    I knew that auto skip was too good to be true and that there would be a catch.

    This is so wrong Tivo! Like others have said, I don't mind if you offer it in a new cheaper plan but those of us already paying 14.99 a month shouldn't have to deal with this.

    Please make the right choice here, we love our Tivos but if push comes to shove, there are MANY options out there.

    EDIT - wow ok so i saw the post above mine, guess this is here to stay
     
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  9. Sep 20, 2019 #69 of 2517
    schatham

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    Are you a beta tester by agreement?

    Never mind, asked already.
     
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  10. Sep 20, 2019 #70 of 2517
    cwoody222

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    No. No no no.

    If I see this on my lifetime unit, I’ll get a Recast.

    Does TE3 support Alexa?
     
  11. Sep 20, 2019 #71 of 2517
    trip1eX

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    the irony in the same company delivering auto commercial skip while also getting into the ad business by introducing it's own 15 second pre-roll ads.

    You could see this coming. They said they were going to monetize their UI.

    Funny thing for me is I read this thread yesterday and sign up for a (2nd) free trial of YTTV and what do I see there? 15 second even 30 second (and unskippable) pre-roll ads from Google. (at least on some content.)
     
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  12. Sep 20, 2019 #72 of 2517
    Charles R

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    Per the tweet you can use Skip however I thought those seeing the ads only Fast Forward was active?
     
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  13. Sep 20, 2019 #73 of 2517
    NashGuy

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    Yeah. The difference is that TiVo isn't getting paid a dime for those ads they're helping you to skip over in the actual broadcast. But they're getting all the ad revenue for those pre-roll ads that customers view.
     
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  14. Sep 20, 2019 #74 of 2517
    foghorn2

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    Can you permanently autoskip the pre rolls :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Sep 20, 2019 #75 of 2517
    NashGuy

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    I'm wondering if the next step is to roll out a product with free OTA DVR service (perhaps their upcoming $50 TiVo Android TV Stick in conjunction with a Tablo-style network tuner+hard drive). They'll use their existing AutoSkip technology (supplemented by AI-based ad marking for non-primetime shows) in order to automatically skip over all the original ads embedded in the broadcast recording. But instead, they'll force you to watch, let's say, one or two 30-second targeted streaming ads during each ad break.

    Lots of cord-cutters would accept that kind of trade-off for free DVR service. Not sure if such a scheme might violate copyright, fair-use, etc. though. Broadcasters would, of course, be up in arms.
     
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  16. Sep 20, 2019 #76 of 2517
    Charles R

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    Can we keep at least one thread (largely) centered on what's actually happening... :)
     
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  17. Sep 20, 2019 #77 of 2517
    schatham

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    That's how it starts, slowly they make it not skip-able.
     
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  18. Sep 20, 2019 #78 of 2517
    WVZR1

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    Perhaps this was an 'intended beta' for their Edge plans - now that it's leaked and further leaked that even TE3 users have been asked to do testing maybe there actually is reason for concern. Maybe an 'opt-out' w/fee or no commercial skip until you agree! I've a new Bolt that's not even out of the wrap so I may look into a return. These leaks could be enough of an argument I'd think to justify!
     
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  19. Sep 20, 2019 #79 of 2517
    schatham

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    We'll have to keep internet unplugged except for guide updates. Try inserting adds then Tivo.
     
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  20. Sep 20, 2019 #80 of 2517
    krkaufman

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    Windows Media Center still hobbles along for some; otherwise, I believe that SD's DVR software does support their CableCARD network tuner *aside* from protected content.* (No clue if it supports SDV and the associated Tuning Adapter technology, though I'd think they would need to.)

    * DRM protected Cable TV channels in the USA are available to be viewed Live via Windows 10, Android and Apple iOS devices. Record, playback and other platforms coming soon. (link)​

    edit: Quick check of SD's website highlights a new(?) product of which I was unaware... the SERVIO, their physical DVR offering. Zats review article here.
     
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