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 #121 of 2500

    arglebargle2 Member

    Mar 22, 2019


    Like someone said earlier, you have to wait for the spinning circle to load, and then press skip. Maybe adds 5 seconds?

    The real irritant is how much I spent to better avoid ads (and rental fees) only to have the company I gave that money to serve ads at me.

    If I had known tivo was going to be an ad filled experience I wouldn't have even considered it. (I also have 'sponsored' items on the big list of shows you see when you push the tivo button. There aren't any now or I'd take a picture)
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  2. Sep 20, 2019 #122 of 2500

    arglebargle2 Member

    Mar 22, 2019
    Darn, I wasn't so lucky. Looks like it will depend on who you get.
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  3. Sep 20, 2019 #123 of 2500

    warllo New Member

    Sep 20, 2019
    Sorry bad move Tivo. While I was interested in your upcoming hardware I can say that not only will I not be purchasing it. I will be canceling my Tivo subscription and parting ways with your horrific company. I refuse to pay 14.99.month to get additional advertisements sent to my tv.
  4. Sep 20, 2019 #124 of 2500

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    I tried my Bolt OTA with Hydra and don't have the pre-roll. I never use that one directly anyway, but it's the only one I've got that has Hydra. Hopefully TE3 will be immune and I won't have to worry about it.
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  5. Sep 20, 2019 #125 of 2500

    Joe3 Active Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Boston MA


    Ok, this another thing we can do. Find a dead horse. Grab its head. Send it to TiVo. We write on yellow Post-it the word, "Capeesh?"

    Chat nothing, they'll get the message. :)
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  6. Sep 20, 2019 #126 of 2500

    Agebt6ee New Member

    May 25, 2018
    They just bit the hand that feeds them, so it's time for them to starve.

    I see people getting angry at each other, so let's all direct our anger in the correct direction. THE LYING TWO FACED TIVO! I will spread the word to not buy anything they make unless they reverse thia, as they are currently developing a history of screwing their customers for profit. If I am correct, they have long relied on repeat customers, so we could make a difference. I was planning on a new device, I have 4 things they have made, but now am seriously looking at YouTube TV. If I am going to watch ads, no way I am buying premium devices to do it. Selling my 3 lifetime TiVos will pay for a lot of YouTube TV. (Although they have now found a way to kill those resale values I guess.)
    [Proverbially] Light your torches! Sharpen the Pitchforks!
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2019
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  7. Sep 20, 2019 #127 of 2500

    snerd Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    Technically, if you've never been screwed by TiVo before, then pre-roll ads are surely a "New TiVo Experience".
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  8. Sep 20, 2019 #128 of 2500

    eherberg Active Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    TiVo depends on MSO business. Retail customers barely pay for an ivory back-scratcher for the boardroom. I'm sure after seeing the Brinks trucks backing up to the streaming businesses, they may not care much what the few dinosaurs left in retail feel about pre-roll. And if an MSO gets a cut from a pre-roll, they may be motivated to sign on w/TiVo - especially the smaller MSO companies. At this point, if somebody is still with traditional cable, they'll either stay there or take the forced ads of the cable-like alternatives.

    However, with a possible shift in TiVo toward streaming themselves soon after company split-up, it does seem like a better fit down that market path with an audience that has already proven they will accept it.
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  9. Sep 20, 2019 #129 of 2500

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

    Apr 2, 2005
    I tried 4 or 5 different shows on my Roamio Plus with Hydra and didn't get an ad.
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  10. Sep 20, 2019 #130 of 2500

    Rob75 Member

    Nov 24, 2017
    Interested in this. I don't own a PyHole but would like to hear more if you have additional findings.

    Seriously though, we have Disney+ coming out, Apple TV+ coming out. The market is becoming even more saturated with options. THIS is the strategic move Tivo wants to make?? Good luck with that.

    P.S. FU Tivo
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  11. Sep 20, 2019 #131 of 2500

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Oct 26, 2017
    Elizabeth, CO
    i wonder if this is only cable TiVos? I use my Bolt strictly for OTA and I have seen no ads. Granted right now I am only recording one show a week plus the late news every night but I have watched every recording and no ads
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  12. Sep 20, 2019 #132 of 2500

    Rob75 Member

    Nov 24, 2017
    I just checked some recent recordings and can confirm the blue spinning circle, 3 seconds of blank black screen delay, with pause icon in upper right hand corner. So perhaps this is placeholder logic for the ads.
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  13. Sep 20, 2019 #133 of 2500
    Adam C.

    Adam C. Active Member

    Jul 24, 2017
    I have a Roamio OTA with TE4 and have not seen any ads yet either.
  14. Sep 20, 2019 #134 of 2500

    exdishguy Active Member

    Apr 30, 2004
    Blue spinning circle is definitely the clue that you will soon see pre-roll ads. Enjoy! (and please do flood Tivo with many many thank you calls and posts)

    This is what happens when you hire a CEO that found a way to monetize the friggin' Weather channel.
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  15. Sep 20, 2019 #135 of 2500

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    this was my first thought while reading this thread... ;)
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  16. Sep 20, 2019 #136 of 2500
    Adam C.

    Adam C. Active Member

    Jul 24, 2017
    So is it only people with a Bolt that are seeing the ads? Maybe that's one reason Tivo had that big trade-in deal recently.
  17. Sep 20, 2019 #137 of 2500

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    Heh, I was wondering if older boxes won't see the ads if TiVo found them too unresponsive, causing more instability. Have there been any reports of the ads displaying on any Minis, v1/v2 or VOX?
  18. Sep 20, 2019 #138 of 2500
    Charles R

    Charles R Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2000
    I keep calling in hoping I'll get the new release as I'm guessing the ads come with it. If and when I do I'll see what server is serving the ads. I presume when pi-hole blocks access (by blocking the DNS lookup) TiVo will gracefully start the recording. Should be able to relatively duplicate the process by disconnecting the Internet? Anyone try such and what did you see...
  19. Sep 20, 2019 #139 of 2500

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    They are also using our internet to download the ads. Can we send them a bill for data usage??
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  20. Sep 20, 2019 #140 of 2500

    tgmii Member

    Feb 21, 2002
    New Jersey
    I am furious! Lifetime user, multiple tivos since 1999. When I read about this, felt certain that existing lifetime would be exempt. No more tivo purchases for me if this is not stopped. Saw the first ad tonight, US Army ad before Elementary.
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