TiVo introducing “product purchase” feature with Amazon

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by mtchamp, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. rodalpho

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    It looks like the author believes that TiVo will be popping up "click thumbs up now to buy this shredder" when Dwight shreds documents on The Office. That's reasonable enough, since the press release and NYT article substantiate it. I believed it myself until Stephen said otherwise on these forums.

    Anyway, I'm totally with her. I too lament how my beloved TiVo, bought to avoid ads, is becoming inundated with advertising. But for me at least they haven't yet crossed the line.
     
  2. yunlin12

    yunlin12 Tivonation Citizen

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    Wish Tivo had released a few demo videos of how this thing works on YouTube, that would have saved themselves a lot of trouble trying to quell unsubstantiated rumors of pop up thumbs during a show.
     
  3. pomerlp

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    Just when I thought maybe RoyK isn't such a bad guy and felt he had made some amends, what does he do? He goes over to the other thread on this subject in the same forum and starts up over there!

    That's it, I've had it with this topic. And RoyK, there isn't a crying towel big enough in the world for you, is there?
     
  4. RoyK

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    Made amends? For what? My opinion?

    I'll post when and where I please.

    And if you read my post in the other thread it replied to another poster (with facts, not opinions BTW) and referred him here.


    Geesh!

    Oh, and goodbye.
     
  5. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    it is your opinion that TiVoStephen did not answer your question. Your only fact was he never used the word yes or no. However we all know he said that this Amazon thing des not add any new form of advertising and thus there would not be ads overlaying the actual shows.

    Your are behaving like a troll and all that does is weaken your argument to the point of foolishness.
     
  6. sooka

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    Don't even bother with this person. He has been banned from this forum several times by the moderators for his rude and sarcastic remarks and keeps coming back under a new user ID with a new isp. The moderators will soon tag him.

    Are you listening HOOKBILL?
     
  7. RoyK

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    Let me see if I understand you. You say that it is my opinion that he didn't answer my question which requested a yes or no answer based on the fact that he didn't say yes or no?

    Yep

    That's beneath you, Zeo.
     
  8. BlackBetty

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    +1
     
  9. windracer

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    So, TiVoStephen, were you the mystery "TiVo guy" guest in the audience of Cranky Geeks #126 that kept getting hit by Dvorak's cards? There was a tiny discussion of the Amazon feature (like how it would require a code (I'm guessing a PIN like Unbox purchases)) and a little about the implementation so I figure it was probably you.
     
  10. BlackBetty

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    I am very excited to see what they can do with this new feature. Think about those morning shows or talk shows when they display and talk about the latest and greatest tech products. There could be a little buy it now tivo icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. You press the thumbs up button and it takes you to a amazon screen where you can buy the product that they are currently talking about. You make the purchase and the program that you were watching fires back up at the same spot you left off.

    This is very exciting.
     
  11. RoyK

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    Unbelievable.
     
  12. kmill14

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    RoyK, are you always this bitter?

    How has your viewing experience changed from a week ago to today?
     
  13. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    your opinion is that the question required a yes or no. TiVoStephen gave his best answer, since (As Samo points out) TiVoStephen is not sitting with the board and making final decisions.

    PS - note i said you are acting like a troll. We all know you have a long history on the board and this is something you genuinely do not like. You are not breaking rules or just trying to start a flame fest. You are however using tactics to post your dislike of this new feature that truly undermines your message. That is my perception of it, anyway. Note that I was with you on not having your question answered until TivoStephen said
     
  14. TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    Nope -- not me. That was John T., who writes the weekly "Best of TiVo Downloads" posts that I put up here in the forum on his behalf.
     
  15. TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    Series2 users have it already! (9.4 not required.) Try it out under Universal Swivel Search.

    Best,
    Stephen
     
  16. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    Find Programs & Downloads
    - Universal Swivel Search
    I have looked under USS on my 240 Series 2 and still not seeing it.

    Is this a roll out tyoe of thing and not everyone has it yet?
     
  17. RoyK

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    I'm not going to exchange cheap shots with you, Zeo.
     
  18. Gene S

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    My ideal version. Your watching one of those shows, hit the "info" button, and there is another option on the right hand side of the info banner that will start these chain of events...
    1) Pause what you are watching
    2) Bring up another screen that has all the products that have been "tagged" for that show.
    3) Click on the one you are interested in. From there you can get more info about it, or add it to your shopping cart.
    4) When all done, the Tivo takes you back to what you were watching.
     
  19. pomerlp

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    OK, maybe I was a bit rough with the crying towel thing but everyone else seems to get what TiVoStephen is saying but you.

    There's no point really in trying to get you to understand. Your position is clear, you did not get a direct answer to your question. My point was why even bother posting in another thread when there is already one on the subject that you are quite involved in. It just looked like you were trying to take your "message" to another area where you might get more sympathy, because no one is with you on this thread. Thats what it looked like to me. And there is no need for another thread on this subject. You know that yet you still participated.

    But post all you want, as you said that's your right.
     
  20. BlackBetty

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    This 6 page thread would be under 3 pages if Royk didn't post in it. Maybe he is just trying to pad his post count.
     

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