TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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

  1. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I have let the commercial play through a few times and they have been both 15 and 30 seconds but nothing longer. I only actually get a commercial on maybe 1 out of 5 or 10 recordings played.
     
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  2. Fofer

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    I agree with you 100% and understand the concern. I haven’t seen a pre roll ad (yet?) on my older hardware, so didn’t know their length. But if I were in your shoes I would be feeling the same way.
     
  3. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    Id like the pre rolls if they showed classic 70's and 80's Ads. I watch YouTube for those. Modem ads are all junk.
     
  4. GTW2828

    GTW2828 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply!! That might be doable and also I hope that I can program a button for "skip" on my Harmony remote (hub).. Really don't like Spectrum at all but first year savings would pay for Tivo Edge and Mini Vox plus one year subscription... I have to now go up and talk to them and find out real world pricing for promo and what is it after the first year is up..
    Gerry
     
  5. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    You absolutely can program a Harmony button for skip. I use a harmony myself
     
  6. aaronwt

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    I called a week ago to have the ads removed. Of course it didn't happen. I was also going to cancel my monthly Roamio. But they gave me a $6.95 credit for the month. So I will push that cancellation back another month.

    Now I guess I need to call again about removing the ads. :(

    Sent from my Galaxy S10
     
  7. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Are the ads on a Bolt? Or the Roamio too?
     
  8. mlsnyc

    mlsnyc Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Did you repeat guided setup and restart? I needed to do those to get rid of it on my Bolt. Not sure if you only needed to do one of those or both.
     
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  9. TKnight206

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    I'm on TE3. No plans to touch Hydra. Lifetime.

    There is no logical reason to be putting pre-roll ads on recordings whatsoever. We're talking about a device that not only time-shifts shows for us, but allows us to skip commercials. The only appropriate place for ads is in the Discovery Bar and no where else. Even the TiVo Central menu is questionable when it comes to those ads.

    If TiVo needs more money, they can just raise monthly and annual rates. I see no reason to ruin the user experience when they can just charge a bit more.
     
  10. dianebrat

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    Asked and answered, they have no revenue from anyone being Lifetime, giving eyes to the advertisers gets them income again if they have TE4.
     
  11. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    As a TiVo poster child I have not received one single ad even though I called in and requested them. I just don't get TiVo sometimes.:rolleyes:
     
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  12. Mikeguy

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    Well, of course, kinda/sorta. TiVo gets no on-going revenue from someone on Lifetime, but it gets its revenue there upfront, as well as the time value of the upfront Lifetime payment. And, of course, TiVo also gets revenue from the sale of my personal use information.
     
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  13. no-mo

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    Dump TiVo and go with something else. It's only going to get worse. The do-nothing tivo folks have sat on the butts for years, now all that matters is more, more more revenue. I'm waiting to see how they mess up the their new dongle (not going to buy one) but it should be good for a few laughs.
     
  14. tenthplanet

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    So far I've only seen them pop-up with some shows recorded from NBC. They may actually needs to sell ads by markets, sort like the way you get local ads on cable.
     
  15. schatham

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    Advertisers have figured out that they get no return for their ads and have stopped buying them. This will wither on the vine as it was a dumb idea to begin with.
     
  16. tenthplanet

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    This is like when live streaming services launched with unsold ad space, eventually local ad space was sold. Technology is easy, marketing is hard.
     
  17. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    Completely different and small target market. Would you buy ad space to a market that will skip them.
     
  18. Beryl

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    I still don’t understand why the television industry hasn’t figured out how to send targeted ads that the consumer probably won’t skip.

    Of course that would require sharing of more personal data.
     
  19. Jed1

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    When Rovi was Gemstar/TVGuide they tried supporting TVGOS with ads and it did not work. So they pulled the plug on the consumer side and kept the cable side going.
    I can see the same thing happening here since their efforts to prop up the consumer side “does not move the needle”.
     
  20. slice1900

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    Why dump Tivo now? I'm fine with my Bolt running TE3. No ads, and since it appears they've quit updating TE3 I not only don't have to worry about ads I don't have to worry about them taking away any functionality in the future or adding any new bugs that cause me problems.

    What you feel is a good alternative for Tivo today may not be in a few years, or something that isn't today may become one. I prefer to wait until I'm forced to move than to move ahead of time and dispose of a product I'm perfectly happy with, just because of worry about what might happen to it in the future.
     
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