TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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

  1. CloudAtlas

    CloudAtlas Bryan TCF Club

    Oct 29, 2013
    New York, NY
    Honestly most parents don’t talk about their kids as fondly as you talk about TE3. It’s just a DVR UI. You can’t tell me your DVR is that important a thing in your life that it’s worth spending hours a day defending it? And you get so emotional about it since everything is personal to you (it isn’t since no one on TCF uses their real name!) I had no problem understanding what Charles wrote, regardless if I agree, I too don’t understand this fanaticism towards TE3 since TE4’s release.
  2. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    if given a choice between pretty pictures and animation or ease of operation, i'll choose ease of operation, hands down, every time.

    that said, some tivo owners must spend a heck of a lot more time looking at their user interface than i do for it to matter this much.
  3. slice1900

    slice1900 Active Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Why in the world are people shilling for TE4 here? Some people just don't get it, and don't understand that not everyone watches TV the same way they do. Preferring TE3 because of the features it has that TE4 lacks or because it is more stable (since they have pretty much quit making changes to it now as far as I can tell) doesn't make someone wrong, just different.

    I wonder if the people trying to sell us on TE4 are the same people who will tell us why a SUV is the only vehicle you should consider or why we should all eat a gluten free diet? I don't tell you why you should prefer TE3 just because it is the best choice for me, so don't try to tell me I'm wrong for not wanting to have anything to do with TE4. And I'll drive a coupe and eat all the gluten I want, too!
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  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Well, for some people, TE3 gives more trouble-free enjoyment.*

    * Yes, I'm single and without children. ;)
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  5. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Dare I raise and ask in this thread:

    Has anyone with a Roamio box received pre-roll ads yet?
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  6. exdishguy

    exdishguy Active Member

    Apr 30, 2004
    Thanks for sharing your (conspiracy) feelings with the group. Have a nice day.
  7. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    This thread has left the notion of rational conversation behind. Time to finally unsubscribe from this post.

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  8. exdishguy

    exdishguy Active Member

    Apr 30, 2004
    So what you're really trying to tell us is that you are a serial child abuser? :)

    Good lord. If TCF is intended to be all TE4, all the time, then just rename it TCF4 and tell us TE3 users to go away.

    Back to pre-rolls ads. As Mike asked above - has anyone seen them on Roamios? I can't wait for the next earnings call to hear them pitch this disaster and I hope some analyst actually asks a tough question or two vs. softballs.
  9. Charles R

    Charles R Active Member

    Nov 9, 2000
    I keep trying. :) I'm curious if I can block them via Pi-hole and if so how gracefully it's handled. It appears TiVo hasn't learned their lesson and remained rather cryptic versus being upfront which I'm sure many customers would appreciate. If for no other reason than they were being respected (to some degree).
  10. Am_I_Evil

    Am_I_Evil Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    mine seem to be blocked with pihole and i didn't do anything special to block them..it attempts to load and then skips right into the show...
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  11. andyf

    andyf Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2000
    Not to stoke the fire but when I go to play a recording it checks for a pre-roll ad and displays this. I assume its talking about the pre-roll ad but selecting OK takes me back to Now Playing. Sometimes you have to retry multiple times to get the recording to play.

    Doesn't happen all the time but enough to be annoying.

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  12. DerekSF

    DerekSF New Member

    May 16, 2013
    Has anyone noticed even with the pre-roll ads disabled, there is now a multi-second delay where you see the background screen, that did not previously exist?
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  13. slice1900

    slice1900 Active Member

    Dec 2, 2005

    That would really piss me off if it happened even once! I've never been able to not 'play' a recording, getting some stupid error message because they broke the functionality would not make me happy. Glad I (apparently/hopefully) will never have to deal with that!
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  14. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

    May 28, 2005
    New Mexico...
    You are very lucky if your box is not re-booting after you get that V117 message. When I was getting it, it caused a semi-lockup situation that resulted in a reboot 100% of the time! For me, that error seemed to be a timing issue that happened when I repeatedly tried to hit the skip button during the BSC to prevent the nasty commercial from ever starting.
    No. There was a very significant and irritating delay with the BSC before the hated commercials, but after I had them disabled, my programs seem to launch as quickly as they ever have.
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  15. mschnebly

    mschnebly Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2011
    me: I don't like the color blue
    you: Why?
    me: It huts my eyes
    you: BS, if green doesn't hurt your eye then blue doesn't ether
    me: yes it does you one eyed moron
    you: I want a poll to show you how dumb you are
    me: All it will show is how many one eyed morons there are
    you: Or how many of you are a dummy
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  16. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

    Jan 19, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    me: That has me seeing red.
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  17. barnabas1969

    barnabas1969 Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    I'm back home in the USA. I just watched two recordings (recorded Oct 10 and Oct 15). Both had Tulsi Gabbard commercials at the beginning, even though the Tivo representative told me that these commercials would be removed.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
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  18. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    Germantown, MD
    Wait, I must have missed something. Are you saying that the pre-roll adds can be paid political spots?

    If so, excuse me, while I re-sharpen my pitch fork...
  19. ShoutingMan

    ShoutingMan Member

    Jan 6, 2008
    I don’t know. I’ve got a Roamio. Is this noted somewhere in its settings? I couldn’t find any toggle to turn on/off auto updates.
  20. ShoutingMan

    ShoutingMan Member

    Jan 6, 2008
    Software Version: 20.7.4.RC42-xxx-x-xxx
    Does that mean I’m on v4.2 aka TE4?

    I haven’t seen any pre-roll ads.
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