TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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  1. Dec 3, 2019 #1801 of 2107
    Tony_T

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    I don't get ads, but do get the "Arrow" for less than a sec before each recording (If I blink I miss it ;))
     
  2. Dec 3, 2019 #1802 of 2107
    MrDell

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    TiVo is definitely the way to go to not only save some serious money by not having to rent inferior cable boxes for ridiculous monthly fees, but also have a platform that works fairly well. I will admit that TiVo is ruining everything with these adds but I made a call and complained and they took them away. Hopefully they won’t return, but if they do I will be on the phone again! They really dropped the ball on trying to force these adds on their customers. I really like TiVo and I really don’t think you made a mistake... I think that you will be happy... especially if you call to have the adds removed.. but if you don’t at least you have your thirty day return window. Good luck.. hope everything works out.
     
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  3. Dec 3, 2019 #1803 of 2107
    JammasterC

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    I told my 15 & 22 year old kids that we’re getting TiVo!

    They were like like, “what is that?”
     
  4. Dec 3, 2019 #1804 of 2107
    JammasterC

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    Looking at my TiVo account online, there’s an option to ‘Change Privacy Status’.
    You can “Opt Out” to turn off ‘Advertising in the TiVo experience’.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2019 #1805 of 2107
    Salacious Crumb

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    "Advertising in the TiVo experience will be personalized for you"
    -- Doesnt have an opt out.
    "Your anonymous viewing information will be partially used for analytics to help improve the TiVo experience"
    -- Does.
    You mean that ??
     
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  6. Dec 3, 2019 #1806 of 2107
    JoeKustra

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    If you use that option, please post if it takes effect. It used to indicate a desire to stop collecting use data. My status is still "Beta".
     
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  7. Dec 3, 2019 #1807 of 2107
    JammasterC

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    Once I Opted Out of "Your anonymous viewing information will be partially used for analytics to help improve the TiVo experience"
    the other, "Limit Ad Tracking" turned off or greyed out.

    But I could "Limit Ad Tracking" if I didn't "Opt Out of anonymous viewing information..."

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  8. Dec 3, 2019 #1808 of 2107
    mntvjunkie

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    "People like me" aren't the reason Tivo isn't staying afloat. I'm a long time Tivo user, having bought my original Phillips S1 in 2001, and have owned several Tivo's and sold several Tivo's. Tivo is killing Tivo by suing instead of innovating, and introducing "features" to it's platform that go against what the company sold for the past 20 years. The Tivo of today isn't even the Tivo of 5 years ago, let alone 20. And while Tivo is becoming LESS consumer friendly and innovative, Comcast is becoming MORE innovative and consumer friendly, offering cloud DVR, seamless on-demand integration, the ability to watch TROUBLE FREE from iPad, iPhone, Android, PC, and Mac from ANYWHERE regardless of home internet speed, status, etc. all for LESS than what Tivo costs.

    Tivo WAS the premium, seamless, smooth, and best option, but NONE of those have even been maintained in the past 5 years. My Tivo Mini has become so unreliable that I have simply unplugged it, Tivo online is a joke, and the last time I tried to watch Tivo in my iPhone or IOS device, it didn't work at all, despite having a premium home router and enough tech skills to be successful in IT. And before people blame me for the technical failure, realize that to the average consumer THAT ALONE is the problem. This crap should just work, and when Comcast provides that ecosystem already while Tivo removes features, THAT is what is killing Tivo.
     
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  9. Dec 3, 2019 #1809 of 2107
    Fofer

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    Mine too. How'd I get marked as beta? And how do I get off that list?
     
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  10. Dec 3, 2019 #1810 of 2107
    NorthAlabama

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    same here, but no idea when the status changed, it used to say "opt-in."
     
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  11. Dec 3, 2019 #1811 of 2107
    slowbiscuit

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    Why? If you say 'apps', there's your problem.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2019 #1812 of 2107
    lessd

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    Worked for me for the last month, updates did not bring back the ADs
     
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  13. Dec 4, 2019 #1813 of 2107
    Tony_T

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    Are you getting "The Arrow"?
    (only lasts less than a sec, just curious, as I get the arrow but no ads)
     
  14. Dec 4, 2019 #1814 of 2107
    MrDell

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    That’s great news!! Hopefully we can put this all behind us now!
     
  15. Dec 4, 2019 #1815 of 2107
    MrDell

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    No ... the arrows disappeared along with the adds... I had to force a network connection and also did a restart.
     
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  16. Dec 4, 2019 #1816 of 2107
    mschnebly

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    Like buying a new car and the radio barely works? Don't complain because that car was meant to be a transportation device, not a music studio. Makes sense.
     
  17. Dec 4, 2019 #1817 of 2107
    Adam C.

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    Exactly. If you're going to spend $150 or more on a Mini, and Tivo states that the Mini supports apps, then there is a rightful expectation that those apps should work properly. I don't know why so many people give Tivo a free pass on this.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2019 #1818 of 2107
    Fofer

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    App performance has been pathetically abysmal on every TiVo I have ever owned.

    TiVo can’t even get its own app, TiVo+, working on my Mini.
     
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  19. Dec 4, 2019 #1819 of 2107
    Tony_T

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    The reason I give TiVo a pass on the Apps is that it's the content providers (Hulu, HBOgo, etc) that are responsible for building and updating the Apps — and they are way behind updating for Tivo (but not the other players: Roku, TV, etc). Also my Roku was a one-time cost of $25. I use the Tivo 1pass to track the streaming shows, but use Roku to watch them.
     
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  20. Dec 4, 2019 #1820 of 2107
    Adam C.

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    On my Roamio OTA I used to have pretty good luck with the Netflix, Hulu, and Prime video apps. Ironically, after Tivo+ went live now all these apps crash my Roamio and force it into a reboot. So I have moved over exclusively to my Firestick for all streaming.
     
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