Tivo is Pissing me off with Ads!

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Resist, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    So recently I started getting those ads that Tivo has added to the beginning of my recorded shows and it really pisses me off. I bought into Tivo years ago because they allowed me to get away from watching commercials, but now they have purposely decided to put in which is basically commercials. Are you kidding me Tivo?! Just like Apple, Tivo has lost its way.
     
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  2. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    So the 9 bazillion other threads on this subject didn't cover the aspects you wanted to talk about?
     
  3. Slumpert

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    To be fair, I have not been on this forum long, but what’s one more or less post when you already have 9 bazillion posts from people pissed off their TiVo turned to the dark side of making money.
     
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  4. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    9 bazilion threads are not enough. I actually LIKE to see new users starting a new thread on the same complaint topic (as long as they are not asking for help that has already been documented elsewhere). This subject is so big, and Bad_Rovi's behavior is so BAD, that I think we would be better to have 10 bazillion threads on it, or even 23 bazillion threads. I do not want all the complaints about such egregious behavior buried in some huge and very old thread. We need to keep the attention on this terrible behavior!

    And if those complaints get in the way of others who are happy to just bend over and take it, well, that is the natural outgrowth of a stupid company doing terrible things to their customers. Not everyone is happy to ignore it.
     
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  5. tazzmission

    tazzmission Active Member

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    I setup two HDHR primes (since the 6 tuner never came out) and I’m using Channels DVR on my four Apple TV’s. It’s a pretty acceptable replacement IMO.


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  6. jjberger2134

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    You can call TiVo and request to opt-out of the pre-roll ads. 877-367-8486. I was successful, as I was having issues caused by it. Others have reported not being allowed to opt-out.
     
  7. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Bored TCF Club

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    ^^ Make sure you let us know when they come back. ;)

    If you are brave, you can do an experiment now and reboot and see if they come back after that.

    If not just wait....
     
  8. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    No! Maybe if there are 10 bazillion threads about it then it might get Tivo's attention. We shouldn't have to call Tivo to stop it on our boxes. One of the main selling points about getting a Tivo was bypassing commercials (ads), so when they actively put ads into my box...Yeah that gets me pissed off. At this point, I can't wait for another company to come out with a better DVR so I can jump ship.
     
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  9. jzinckgra

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    I agree with your last sentence. I think we'll be waiting awhile
     
  10. thalador

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    I called over the weekend to get opted out. They said they would and it would take 3 days. It has been 4 and I still get the ads. Going to call back today
     
  11. keithg1964

    keithg1964 Ragonk

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    I do not know why people are so upset over this little issue. Amazon Prime does it and is much harder to get past than the Tivo Pre-roll ads. All it takes is one button push and it is gone. I am so tick of people bitching about them.

    Get over it people, they are not going away.
     
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  12. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    NO!! I WILL NOT!!!

    You can bend over and take it; even enjoy it if you want. Nobody can stop you from acting like a door mat. But I will not.

    What ticks me off is people who tell me that I have to act like a sheep just because they do!
     
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  13. tazzmission

    tazzmission Active Member

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    The difference here is we pay a pretty penny for the DVR, and then we pay for service whether it be monthly or lifetime. I have thousands of dollars spent with TiVo over 20 years at this point. This is not ok with me. I’m done. I’ve moved on.


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  14. chiguy50

    chiguy50 Well-Known Member

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    You are correct that it is a "little issue" in the grander scheme of things. But sometimes it's small irritants such as this one that result in outsize blowback.

    Furthermore, it is not accurate to say that the ads "are not going away" when many users have successfully opted out by having TiVo remove this feature from their accounts. Whether the removal is permanent remains to be seen.

    But more importantly, if you are really "tick" of the bitching, you are not going to do yourself any favors by fanning the flames with a post dismissing the complainers' annoyance.
     
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  15. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Not only no, but HELL NO. Not when we're paying for a service that promises to skip ads.
     
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  16. Adam C.

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    Amazon Prime does not really have "ads". They have promos for their own shows. I don't find those annoying, and in fact I have actually found them useful and watched some of those shows that were in the promo that I otherwise probably would not have known about.
     
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  17. keithg1964

    keithg1964 Ragonk

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    I kinda like the ads as they make me laugh on how bad the quality is, but they are supporting local businesses, and I would think most people would be for local businesses.
     
  18. CIR-Engineering

    CIR-Engineering Video Calibration & Electronics Repair Engineer

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    Lame. Oh so lame.

    craigr
     
  19. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    if i were delayed from watching a recording in my shows by being forced to watch/skip a low def commercial for a local business, i'm not sure the impression i was left feeling would be at all positive - just a thought...
     
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