TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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  1. Dec 1, 2019 #1781 of 2110
    JoeKustra

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    Perhaps TiVo took good data, changed it, then published it? We'll never know. I used to compare data with tv.com, but it now uses CBS Interactive. It dropped TiVo for data last a few months back. Wonder why?
     
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  2. Dec 1, 2019 #1782 of 2110
    Chuck_IV

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    I “thought” I read at some point that Roamios wouldn’t see the prerolls, only the guide ad intrusions. I have 2 roamios and a bolt and neither of the Roamios ever saw the preroll ads. Only the Bolt did.

    (I’m using PiHole now. So no ads of any kind for me on any TiVo device)


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  3. Dec 1, 2019 #1783 of 2110
    Beryl

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    Yeah. Still waiting on the “72 hour delay” in getting it fixed. I’m guessing the delay is doubled due to the holidays so if it isn’t fixed in a couple more days, I’ll call.

    I have lifetime boxes so I’ve already invested in and paid TiVo for their unwanted ads. There would be no issue if they had warned us about the ads. Instead, they touted a new “experience “ with no mention of the ads. This isn’t illegal but it is unethical, IMO. I will not invest further into TiVo.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2019 #1784 of 2110
    Tony_T

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    Agree 100%
    If they were smart, they would not put use ads in Lifetime subscribers TiVo, and offer reduced subscriptions to mo with ads. Works for Hulu.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2019 #1785 of 2110
    Beryl

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    Good analogy. I wouldn’t touch Hulu before they offered the ad-free tier. I loathe ads and willing to pay to not see them or insist on being compensated if required to watch them.
     
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  6. Dec 1, 2019 #1786 of 2110
    Pokemon_Dad

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    Good question! I'll answer in the alternatives thread so we don't get too far OT here: https://www.tivocommunity.com/co...
     
  7. Dec 1, 2019 #1787 of 2110
    Pokemon_Dad

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  8. Dec 1, 2019 #1788 of 2110
    Adam C.

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    Agreed. When I started out with Hulu I had the cheap plan with ads. I couldn't make it through the first week before I upgraded to the ad-free plan. Hulu ads are particularly obnoxious because they often occur at unnatural breaks (like in the middle of a scene), and often it's the same ads repeated over and over again with each break.
     
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  9. Dec 1, 2019 #1789 of 2110
    NorthAlabama

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    that's how they get you to upgrade your plan. :p
     
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  10. Dec 1, 2019 #1790 of 2110
    Adam C.

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    Yeah but I believe they actually make more money from the subscribers watching the ads.
     
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  11. Dec 1, 2019 #1791 of 2110
    ufo4sale

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    TiVo has plenty of money but I will start a class action lawsuit for the poor suffering TiVoites who have to endure the transition from the “happy fun TiVo“ aka happy tivo face to the one we know today “the turn your back” silhouette TiVo we see today. It really breaks my heart. Since money is no object to me I should take over the company and bring peace to TiVo land. Lets rejoice for a new TiVo leader.:)
     
  12. Dec 1, 2019 #1792 of 2110
    Beryl

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    I think so too. Hulu on the web was free for some time and their revenue stream was by ads. When they added the first tier with slightly different content for a fee, that is when I bowed out. For many subsequent years customers like me offered to pay Hulu to avoid ads. They finally added that plan.

    TiVo ads are big for them but they didn’t calculate the cost of existing customers leaving the fold. They didn’t consider that one of the main reasons we purchase DVR devices is the ability to skip ads.
     
  13. Dec 2, 2019 #1793 of 2110
    Beryl

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    Moreover, I believe the popularity of Netflix was the catalyst for Hulu adding the no-ad plan. Many people were satisfied watching complete seasons on Netflix after they’ve been aired — ad free.
     
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  14. Dec 3, 2019 #1794 of 2110
    Beryl

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    Another call to TiVo, “Network connect”, and reset got rid of the nastiness. So much better now without the long delay and ugly arrow before each recording.

    I’m also enjoying autoskip but not enough to update my main Family Room TiVo. I don’t trust the “new experience” that much.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2019 #1795 of 2110
    Sapphire

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    I remember when sling did this. I didn’t like it then and don’t like it now.
     
  16. Dec 3, 2019 #1796 of 2110
    JammasterC

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    Hi new TiVo Bolt VOX guy here!
    Waiting for FedEx to deliver.

    I hope I didn’t make a mistake seeing these type of threads.
    But would I really know the difference with these added commercials and advertisements as it’s all I’m going to know being new to me anyway?
    I have 30 days to return product.

    I recently finished my 2 year agreement with Comcast.
    I gave back all their tv equipment.
    No way I was gonna pay almost $10 ea for 3 boxes.
    Saved $70 on my bill with adjustments.

    Next is to port my Comcast voice number to Ooma.
    Then I’ll just stick with some basic tv and Internet service.
    (Also bringing in my own modem and router to save $13 a month)

    I absolutely hated using the Xfinity Stream bets app on the Roku.
    Weak DVR, no commercial skips, poor searching, etc.
    That’s what caused me to look towards TiVo.
     
  17. Dec 3, 2019 #1797 of 2110
    V7Goose

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    Hmmmmm . . . New user that has never known anything of TiVo before the current ads? This from someone who joined here in 2005 and has 4,550 posts?

    Methinks something doesn't smell quite right here...
     
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  18. Dec 3, 2019 #1798 of 2110
    JoeKustra

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    It's not that unusual. Some forums are very non-TiVo and can be a safer alternative to FB. Just click on someone's post count and you can view their post history. I'm not into gaming, but there are several threads for that. Should I even mention the political threads? :)
     
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  19. Dec 3, 2019 #1799 of 2110
    V7Goose

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    OK - just seemed strange to me. Not trying to judge. Sorry . . .

    (Just to illustrate where I was coming from - I do not even know those other forums EXIST! This is a TiVo focused board, and i doubt I have ever made any post that was not in a TiVo forum.)
     
  20. Dec 3, 2019 #1800 of 2110
    JammasterC

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    2005 I had a DirecTV version of TiVo I guess, maybe for a few quick years.
    That’s when I joined TiVo Community.
    I stayed for the Happy Hour fun!
    I’m new to the “all” TiVo box and service.
     
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