TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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

  1. Sep 20, 2019 #81 of 2517
    NashGuy

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    If you've read through the thread so far, I think that's what's actually happening is pretty well established. What more is there to say?

    Here are the facts: TiVo owners running TE4 (Hydra) are seeing streaming pre-roll video ads that TiVo is inserting before they begin playback of their regular TV recordings. It's been confirmed by TiVo via Twitter with remarks that seem to indicate that this is now normal behavior and not some sort of limited experiment that isn't ultimately intended for their existing retail customers. The ads can be skipped/FF past, although (at least right now), doing so is a bit sluggish.
     
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    Charles R

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    I'm surprised they wouldn't download a number of them for faster service... via the typically call-in. However if the "ad server" is unique (not used for other services) it will easily be blocked by any number of apps/utilities.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2019 #83 of 2517
    Joe3

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    Return it, send them a message they can read from you and all of us. It's a Bolt and it doesn't have stellar reviews.
     
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    WVZR1

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    I don't know that there's been what you could say ALL TiVo owners running TE4 have the same experience! Until there's a 'majority of TE4 users that can confirm your implied 'FACT' actually is more speculation!!!
     
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    Charles R

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    So far it has "hit" two users I believe and the tweet doesn't go along with their take... the story is far from written and for once it would be nice to read a thread focused on current events not ramblings of little or no interest.
     
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  6. Sep 20, 2019 #86 of 2517
    NashGuy

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    Learn to read, sir. Nowhere in my statement does it say ALL TiVo owners running TE4 are seeing these ads. (Yet, anyway.) How could anyone know with any certainty whether a certain feature/bug is affecting ALL TiVo users anyhow? What we do know is that several folks on TE4 (but, I believe, none on TE3) have confirmed that they are seeing these pre-roll ads. And TiVo has confirmed that this is happening and that's it's apparently not some isolated freak thing.
     
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  7. Sep 20, 2019 #87 of 2517
    NashGuy

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    OK, Charles R. You go ahead and tell us what the story is. Please. Add to the conversation here on this thread. Enlighten us. What do you have to say?
     
  8. Sep 20, 2019 #88 of 2517
    NashGuy

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    Sorry, Charles R. but this post simply doesn't belong on this thread. Why are you posting about the Recast? And the Kindle? And something called the ODROID XU4? Those things have nothing at all to do with what this thread is about.

    Please stick to the story at hand or refrain from posting.
     
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  9. Sep 20, 2019 #89 of 2517
    WVZR1

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    I did READ and nowhere do you mention 'SOME' - the TWEET actually mentions 'SOME DVR' recordings and not all!!!

    You're full of the 'I heard it from this guy who was told by this guy over here that this is FACT' and you're use of the 'I THINK' is maybe an abuse of your mind!! Give it a break!!
     
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  10. Sep 20, 2019 #90 of 2517
    NashGuy

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    It's hit at least three users who have reported just in this thread (andyf, edwinyeun, and V7Goose). And how exactly does TiVo's tweet not match what those users are reporting?
     
  11. Sep 20, 2019 #91 of 2517
    NashGuy

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    So unless someone specifically says "SOME," you understand it to mean "ALL"? Got it. Excellent reading comprehension skills there, bud.
     
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  12. Sep 20, 2019 #92 of 2517
    krkaufman

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    ... and also possibly reboot-triggering, per an earlier post.
     
  13. Sep 20, 2019 #93 of 2517
    Joe3

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    Before it goes to Court where TiVo will lose and most likely lose the tiny string holding up legality of skip. We need to find better solutions outside of TiVo if TiVo is selling us out. I don't care who in this Community has a connection or relationships with TiVo.
     
  14. Sep 20, 2019 #94 of 2517
    Charles R

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    It's an alternative one can make today.
    It shows how it may be deployed.
    Shows how one can easily block such ads.

    Pretty much useful information with a bare minimum of useless ramblings about some possible future. :)
     
  15. Sep 20, 2019 #95 of 2517
    compnurd

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    Excellent grammar on yours.. Your Post clearly leads that all users using TE4 are seeing this.. When there has been a confirmed 3

    This would make more sense

    Here are the facts: Several (Three so far) owners running TE4 (Hydra) are seeing streaming pre-roll video ads that TiVo is inserting before they begin playback of their regular TV recordings.
     
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  16. Sep 20, 2019 #96 of 2517
    WVZR1

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    ALL ? Got it. I get the sarcasm

    - I doubt there's much wrong with my reading comprehension!! I seem to have sorted your 'SPECULATION' and WAG on more/less a daily basis! To your credit you didn't deny the 'I heard it from this guy, who heard it from this guy over here that this was fact. I've learned to ignore much from @NashGuy.
     
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  17. Sep 20, 2019 #97 of 2517
    mntvjunkie

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    I will say this, regardless of how many people have seen it so far, the moment I see an ad before a show I recorded plays is the moment I immediately stop using and recommending Tivo. The service has already gone downhill enough, and at the point they put ads in the beginning, that's the tipping point for me to switch to X1.
     
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  18. Sep 20, 2019 #98 of 2517
    Charles R

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    Does anyone seeing the ads have the ability to see where they are coming from (via your router, firewall, etc)? It would be interesting to know the servers (presuming they are streamed not local).

    Just switched TiVo to my pi-hole (DNS service) and it's using the following during a connection.

    sls.tivoservice.com
    h1.tivoservice.com
    mm1.tivoservice.com
     
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  19. Sep 20, 2019 #99 of 2517
    ManeJon

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    Never gotten them. on TE 4 with latest software. Sounds as if only a matter of time.
    And they wonder why people drop stop and just do streaming services
     
  20. Sep 20, 2019 #100 of 2517
    WVZR1

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    I was told in a CHAT to set up my Bolt and if the function was there to call back and it could be deactivated!

    From the CHAT:

    "Okay, I think you are referring to the pre-roll add which shows in Live TV and recordings. Please, setup your box first and check if you have it activated in your new DVR, if so you may reach us back to remove that feature."

    I did NOT ask if the deactivation/removal was a once and done for 'Lifetime'.

    I couldn't call - I don't speak well enough to use most phones.
     
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