TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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

  1. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Active Member

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    The transfers seem to have worked as I can see the programs I transferred from my Bolt now on my other TiVo.

    However, it seems like it is doing a copy rather than an actual transfer(move) as the programs still also reside on the Bolt.

    Just need to verify with the family that I transferred everything we want to keep and I’ll do a clear and delete everything.


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  2. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    That's the standard TiVo "transfer" process--it's really a copying over.
     
  3. bobfrank

    bobfrank Active Member

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    The best way is to upgrade to TE3 and forget TE4.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2020 #1904 of 2158
    pldoolittle

    pldoolittle Tivo'ing since 2001

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    Well said.

    Too many people forget that in the "old days" TiVo supported it's customers to the point that we (the community) reciprocated by voluntarily refraining from hacking their device beyond what TiVo was comfortable with. And this included not obtaining free service.

    Sadly, that symbiotic relationship doesn't exist anymore.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2020 #1905 of 2158
    Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I don’t have a problem with TiVo pre-roll ads. They just did it wrong. They can charge less to those willing to tolerate them (or more to those who cannot). They can even offer a cheaper lifetime service with ads.

    People who hate ads will pay more like they do with CBSAA and ad-free Hulu. That’s fair.

    What isn’t fair is putting these ads on devices with lifetime service. We shouldn’t have these ads added to recordings without compensation.
     
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    Fofer

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    And we shouldn’t have to call in and ask (and sometimes ask again) to opt out. There should be a menu setting for this. Anything less is user-hostile.
     
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  7. Jan 2, 2020 #1907 of 2158
    leiff

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    I was able to get the pre roll ads removed by calling Tivo. I also no longer get the screen delay screen with the forward arrow scree when starting my recordings. Thank goodness for that. Has anyone been able to get tivo to remove the tivo + banner on the channel guide screen?
     
  8. Jan 2, 2020 #1908 of 2158
    Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    No, not officially via TiVo at least. There’s a thread or two discussing it and some folks have had success with configuring Pi-Hole or router settings on their own network in order to block them. There are posts earlier in this thread too that covers it.
     
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    Salacious Crumb

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    Sometimes when i scroll thru the program guide ill be on say 570 but then it just scrolls back to say 502 all by itself.
    Does anyone get this too ??
     
  10. Jan 7, 2020 #1910 of 2158
    Salacious Crumb

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    Bueller ??
     
  11. Salacious Crumb

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    Bueller 2 ??
    Anyways i havent seen an ad in 2 wks - never called or did anything.
     
  12. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

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    Tivo sent me a survey the other day. I told them how much I hated the ads they want to force on me. Anyone else get a survey?

    It was heavy on apps questions and what other streaming devices I have.
     
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  13. tenthplanet

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    I got an ad last night before a recording of a program on KNBC channel 4. It was for a local business that usually runs ads on KTLA (Independent/CW). If it wasn't for not seeing the green recording time line I wouldn't have known it wasn't part of the broadcast. I checked recordings before 1-9-2020 no ads. Other recordings from last night had no ads. It could be they are targeted ads and they are experimenting.:) We'll see. Now on to the real problems of the world :eek:o_O. This was with a Tivo Bolt running OTA on TE4.
     
  14. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    'Deadpool' reference ?
     
  15. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
     
  16. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    One of us is too young/old for one of these/those.

     
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  17. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    :D:D
     
  18. GTW2828

    GTW2828 New Member

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    I have been doing research in order to dump Dish Network and possibly go with Spectrum for their Internet/TV package. I thought I had pretty much finished my research on the TIVO Edge for Cable and a Tivo Mini Vox. Then yesterday I ran into an article about this pre roll ads on DVR recordings! Well that set me back to pretty much ground zero as I have no plans to pay for commercials on a service that I am paying for already... But in this thread I have not seen anywhere as to how "long" these pre roll commercials are? I might be able to deal with 15 seconds or 30 at most but no longer than that.. How long are they?
    Thanks, Gerry
     
  19. Fofer

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    FWIW, you can click a button to skip them and you can also call TiVo and “opt out” of receiving them.
     
  20. GTW2828

    GTW2828 New Member

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    That is nice that you can skip it but doesn't answer the question of how long are they? Also I will NOT pay about $750 or so for a system that maybe they will take them off if you request it! That looks like touch and go and i'm sure someone just buying a system is not going to get them dropped... Thanks for the reply however..
    Gerry
     

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