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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by andyf, Sep 19, 2019.
20.anything is TE3. Rest easy.
Nope--you're on TE3, for which there don't seem to be current plans to bring pre-roll ads. Your box will not update to TE4 of its own accord--you would have to take positive steps to move to TE4.
Thanks for the explanation!
That's TE3. TE4 versions start with 21.
I'm getting this error occasionally when trying to tune to a different channel, even on the Bolt itself. It's annoying. I hope it goes away.
I have not seen preroll ads or TiVo+ yet.
Nor the new obnoxious Tivo+ lines in the guide. Stay on TE3, they're turning TE4 into shite.
Perhaps I shouldn't say this out loud, but I'd actually like to try TiVo+ out, and I might even like some of the offerings (e.g. news and cooking shows). But just don't shove it in my face, TiVo: simply list it as one of my available apps, don't put it in the Guide taking up valuable space.
I'm heavily considering downgrading to TE3 on my Bolt and Mini Voxs. I've at the point, I've kinda had enough.
That's a good, rational suggestion, give us the option to see it in the guide/or not. Don't kill it completely.
Do it! More stable, less advertising, and as a bonus you get Live Guide and other oldies-but-goodies. And if you ever really want the content offered by Tivo+, apparently it's just a white label Xumo app which you can get on Fire TV and a number of other platforms. (I learned about the Xumo rebranding relationship in another thread here on TCF yesterday. Given that TiVo was once an innovator and leader, I find this very sad.)
I just downgraded for a few days... found it no more stable, no less advertising and as no bonus found it outdated, clunky and no faster. When the upgrade app finally showed up (after a few days - and a few support calls) I quickly moved on.
No less advertising? None in the Live Guide, and no pre-roll ads. The most I sometimes see is a bottom line listing in TiVo Central.
Yep. Haven't see an ad in the guide nor any pre-roll ads. Yes the old TiVo Central ad brought back memories... never was fond of it.
Regarding Live Guide I think the downgrade make it the default and it only took a moment to correct that... not a fan (in anyway).
Stay far away from the "Get New Experience" App!
I've got ads in the channel guide now. The bottom row in the guide is always an ad for Tivo+ or some random Tivo+ channel. I've been opted out of pre-roll ads, but I'm still seeing these. Less annoying I guess, but still dumb. Tivo+ is full of worthless content nobody cares about, and I don't care to be spammed about it. I can use channel list to control which channels I see in the guide so I don't appreciate Tivo cramming other crap I don't need in there.
I am loathe to comment here and re-subscribe myself to the updates, but I wonder if I have a related issue: on all of my units (a Bolt, a Bolt Vox, two A93 minis) when starting to play back a recording they display the right-arrows background image for .5-2 seconds before starting the playback. No ads, no BSC, just the background image.
Is this related to the ads? Will calling an opting out fix it? Or is it just the box running a bit slow?
I’m not entirely sold on TE4 but the family loves the voice search, and we all know what comes of upsetting the apple cart.
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Update: posting this doomed me, I get ads now. I’ll have to call in tomorrow morning.
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I'm not getting any (yet). Sure they'll start soon.
Is it like a 30 second commercial at the beginning of a show? If so -- and as long as there aren't any commercials within the show -- I'm ok with it. I don't mind watching one commercial before a show. I'm all for TiVo being profitable so they stick around for a while.
This process of Tivo enabling pre roll ads and then the customer calling in to opt out is like setting up a printer and sending the output directly to a shredder.
Okay, so there are no plans to implement pre-roll ads on TE3, I understand. However, I hear there are ads in Hydra's guide. Namely, for TiVo+ right now.
Is the TE3 guide going to be modified to show ads like the TE4 guide? I would find that so irritating. I just want confirmation as to whether or not guide ads are coming to TE3.