TiVo inserting short advert before playing a recording

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

  1. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2003
  2. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

    Feb 25, 2002
    Mobile, AL
    I have this same version and don't have ads on my guide either. But I'm not sure that means anything. Was there talk about them removing guide ads? The survey I filled out asked me about the ads on the guide too. I just assumed my Tivo with a lifetime sub would become an ad machine.
  3. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

    May 28, 2005
    New Mexico...
    Wow - let's hope this is permanent! Just checked my one TE4 box, and the hated TiVo+ garbage is gone from my Guide also. But it is not on that worthless sideways strip in the middle of TiVo Home either, so I have to think that this is just a temporary reprieve; everything that TiVo has said recently seems to make it VERY unlikely that they have dumped that stupid product all together.

    (And No, TE4 may grow on some people, but after a full year on this box, it has NOT grown on me at all - it is absolutely HORRIBLE.)
  4. DeltaOne

    DeltaOne Mount Airy, MD

    Sep 29, 2013
    My Roamio is running 21.9.6.v7 and the TiVo+ ads are still in the guide. I wish they would go away.
  5. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    So downgrade back to TE3. Why suffer with something you hate?
  6. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    They are probably gone because Tivo is changing directions again moving to the streaming device.. Maybe we were all just beta testers for the streaming device.
  7. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

    May 28, 2005
    New Mexico...
    My main box is on TE3. I suffer with one box on the horrible TE4 with pride so that I can keep an eye on what the company is doing with that software and speak about what the "experience" is like from personal observation, not just what other people say. I do not bad-mouth something just because other people do not like it; I tell my likes and dislikes because I have USED it and KNOW exactly how it affects me.

    I know from personal experience that they HAVE been making that nasty software better, and it was actually getting close to an acceptable level (ignoring, for the moment, the missing features they will not put back) just before they introduced the travesty of forced advertising. The constant ongoing unfixed bugs in their newest software also provides an excellent insight into the internal cancer that has wracked this company.

    I am certain that at some future point we will be forced to take the new software, and I want to know exactly what is coming before they shove it down our throats.
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  8. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    I agree that forced advertising in this way is horrible and that TiVo appears to be on a death spiral. TiVo+ is an absolute pathetic joke.

    But I actually quite like TE4, haven’t seen a single pre-roll ad on my Roamio Plus or Minis, and now that I’ve upgraded to and experienced TE4, I wouldn’t want a TiVo that didn’t support CEC as well as independent hands-free automatic comskip, both of which are TE4-exclusive features.

    I also think TE3 looks and feels antiquated by comparison.
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  9. t1voproof

    t1voproof Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    I have yet to see pre-roll ads on my Roamio. The box did receive the update removing the Tivo+ ads from the guide recently too.
  10. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    ...for now.

    Reports right now are that those TiVo+ ad in the guide eventually return.
  11. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Tivo + ads..are zombies. Zombies don't die well :confused::D:eek::eek:
  12. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Active Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Hmm, I should check to see if this update cleared the stored cookies on my one TiVo that prevents me from starting a new recording.

    I’ve been slowly moving all my videos from that machine over to another so Incan do a hard reset. When I do it Om debating going back to TE3 for good measure.

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  13. Salacious Crumb

    Salacious Crumb Member

    Jan 1, 2019
    Pequannock, NJ
    The ad channels in my program guide were gone even though i never called them.
    But like every 10 days i need to reboot the tivo because it starts to slow down when i switch channels & that always fixes it.
    But now after the reboot the ads are back.
  14. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

    Dec 1, 2017
    I recently bought a second 3TB Bolt Vox and it came with Hydra installed. I tried Hydra 2 years ago and couldn't stand it, this time I tried it on this new box and those Tivo+ guide entries and preroll ads are awful. I couldn't roll it back fast enough.
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  15. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Active Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    So the software update didn’t fix my issue. So I copied all recordings that I wanted to keep, to another TiVo and instead of doing a reset and clear everything, I am DOWNGRADING.

    This way I shouldn’t have to screw around with this cr@p anymore on the Bolt. Since my other two TiVo’s I have are Roamios, I never have had to worry about prerolls on them, only guide ad intrusions which I handle via PieHole. I may roll back one of them shortly as well but the 3rd has an upgraded drive and way too many recordings to dump off to other boxes.

    TBH I would never have considered rolling back before the prerolls and ad intrusions.

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  16. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    I’m glad I don’t have a Bolt.

    If you downgrade one of the Roamios to TE3 wouldn’t that mean it could no longer share shows with the other Roamios that are on TE4? Or does that just apply to Minis?
  17. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    A TE3 box can access and transfer from TE4 TiVo boxes. No Online needed. You lose auto-skip but gain a font that can be seen from a longer distance. A Mini must match its host and but can access programs on either experience.

    I don't have a Bolt either.
  18. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Active Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    Sadly, I didn't care for my roamio basic, and roamio pro's don't do Ota. But I haven't had any issues with my bolt, knock wood. I never let it go to TE4 and downgraded my mini vox's to TE3 at setup. My Pro sits in the basement as a server. I'd love to sell it as I have no plans to go back to cable/fios. But I have so much protected content to go through that I can't transfer, so I leave it connected.

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  19. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    ...as well as CEC remote control, which I now consider essential in my setup.
  20. LegoZ

    LegoZ New Member

    Nov 9, 2019
    Pre-roll are snuck in here as well

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