Tivo is Pissing me off with Ads!

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

  1. ManeJon

    ManeJon Active Member

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    I had a new "feature" of the ads show up yesterday. I was trying to watch a show that was only partially through being recorded - I start watching about 10 minutes in to skip ads - so all the recording had was the arrow screen that I couldn't skip or do anything else with just froze I wonder if they freeze it until they can insert the ads.
     
  2. lujan

    lujan Member

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    Interesting, I have had issues with freezing on one of my Bolts since they starting doing these ads. I've called and had the ads removed but the freezing continues every couple of days. The only thing that corrects it is unplugging and plugging back. :(
     
  3. NocturnalBarFlyr

    NocturnalBarFlyr New Member

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  4. jcliff

    jcliff Member TCF Club

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    To clarify, does it "freeze" on the arrow page, or does the device hard reboot?

    I was having both issues, but when you get stuck on the arrow page that shows up briefly before an ad plays, it seems to be related to a Cloudflare address they use for that. It literally streams that picture of an arrow for some reason. I tried blocking it for kicks, and if that domain can't be accessed everything just stops.

    Worth checking out if you use anything to block Cloudflare or have a router that filters traffic.

    For what it's worth, after a few calls to customer support the Guide ads and the pre-roll ads were removed.

    BUT! Only a few days later the Guide ads are back. Pre-roll still seem to be gone though.
     
  5. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member

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    I never did get the pre-roll ads but I am getting the arrow on my Bolt. I also am getting reboots on the YouTube app or when trying to play one of the TiVO+ shows? I also see issues when deleting recordings and lockup when deleting programs that are still recording. Didn't have these issues before the current software. It seems like they still need to work on this to get it stable. I had a reboot while watching Youtube while my wife was recording three shows. She was not happy!

    TiVO + would be more acceptable if it was accessed through the Apps and with a option to remove it from the guide. If we can remove other channels they should also let us remove Tivo+ channels from the guide. Since there is no upcoming program info it does not belong belong there anyway.
     

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