I saw these ads showing up last week for me. Mentioned to my wife that something funny was going on. Finally did a Google search tonight and discovered my worst fear. Tivo is now screwing us. I've bought TIVO recorders for myself for over 20 years. Even bought one for three daughters and two for another one. But NEVER AGAIN. I just purchased a new BOLT earlier this summer. If I had know that they were including these obnoxious ads with it, I would have not done so. One of the earliest pillars of strengths of TIVO was that they offered a fantastic feature for users to SKIP advertising!!!! Such a cool idea and so far ahead of it's time. But now, it appears that they have gone back on their respect for their customers. (Remember another HiTech company saying "do no harm"?).... I will begin researching how to replace my TIVO box tonight. I will NOT stand for this blatant switch-and-bait tactic.