Tivo STOP the AD's!!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by techie714, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Sep 4, 2007 #1 of 133
    techie714

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    Does anyone know if there is a way to stop these dumb Tivo ad's. Apparently paying $300.00 for the unit PLUS $300.00 for service is just not enough money to not get ads. This just really bothers me. Does anyone else hate these ads? Next Tivo will have you pay another $25.00 per year to continue to use your fast forward button. :mad:
     
  2. Sep 5, 2007 #2 of 133
    Lazlo123

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    I'm on board!! Along those same lines, Cox Cable keeps allowing commercials to be aired on my TV, EVEN THOUGH i am already PAYING for the cable service. They also keep allowing banner ads and whatnot to show up on seemingly RANDOM websites I visit. Likewise, I have to have billboards thrown in my face driving down the highway even though i am paying taxes that built the road i am driving on! And I already own my Mazda, i don't need to have more Mazda logos on my car! You already got me Mr. Mazda! And what about these magazines!! I purchase them with my hard earned money and they are STUFFED with ads for Axe, sony, shampoos, the list goes on and on. I AM PAYING GOOD MONEY FOR THESE SERVICES. Why am i getting bombarded with these ads!!! :rolleyes:

    The horror! I suppose next I'll have to keep putting more gas, oil etc into my car JUST to keep it running, even though I'VE ALREADY PAID FOR IT.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2007 #3 of 133
    matt314159

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    Lazlo, that's not a fair comparison at all. With a premium priced service such as tivo, I think it is a VERY REASONABLE expectation to not want to have extra advertisements.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2007 #4 of 133
    jfh3

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    Sure - don't use your Tivo. ;)

    (You agreed to them as part of the service agreement).

    Correct. Read the financials. Tivo generally loses money on the hardware.

    Sorry to hear that. At least Tivo doesn't force you to watch them, unlike some other advertising options.

    No, I've been a TCF member for years. Never seen a thread like this before from a new user. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Sep 5, 2007 #5 of 133
    bicker

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    Hehe... yeah never seen one of these before. :)

    Seriously, this is one of those "get over it" issues. It isn't that how much you paid doesn't matter, but rather that how much you paid is not so much as to justify your expectations that there won't be any advertisements.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2007 #6 of 133
    RoyK

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    You are by no means alone.

    BTW from what I've been reading you'll also soon be seeing ads on your cellphone and your ipod video. And I expect there will be those who will tell you that they are also good things.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2007 #7 of 133
    jrm01

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    After seeing this post and a similar one on the S3 forum I had to take a look at the menus to see what they were talking about. Oh yeah, i found the menu option to view some ads. Never noticed them before. Boy is that obtrusive!!

    Tivo doesn't force you to watch any ads. It merely gives you the option (in a very unobtrusive way) to view them.

    Compared to cable menu ads that take up half the real estate on the guides this is absolutely no problem.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2007 #8 of 133
    ZeoTiVo

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    yah, it is just as easy as ignoring threads that start with "I hate ads" ... oh wait a minute... now I replied...Doh!
     
  9. Sep 5, 2007 #9 of 133
    RoyK

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    And compared to being attacked by a swarm of hornets a single bee sting is no problem.....
     
  10. Sep 5, 2007 #10 of 133
    techie714

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    I still think that the majority of Tivo subscribers cant stand these intrusive ads. I'm sure eventually someone will figure out how to stop them via a hack or something.
     
  11. Sep 5, 2007 #11 of 133
    MaryT

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    How are they intrusive? You have to ask to see them.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2007 #12 of 133
    techie714

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    There in the main menu & that bothers me. I like a clean looking Tivo interface. Not one with a bunch "Watch this great infomercial about soap" or "Click here to see how cheese is made".

    BTW: I didnt mean to come off rude. =)
     
  13. Sep 5, 2007 #13 of 133
    JimSpence

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    I very rarely see the main menu as I quickly use the shortcuts to move around.:)
     
  14. Sep 5, 2007 #14 of 133
    jmoak

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    If mine had a bunch of stuff like that I'd be right there with you.

    Seeing how I've never had more than one on the main menu and it's always been pretty easy to avoid, it's just never really bothered me.

    How come I've never had more than one and you've got a bunch?
    :confused:
     
  15. Sep 5, 2007 #15 of 133
    Langree

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    intrusive? wow, I don't even notice what it says most of the time.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2007 #16 of 133
    bicker

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    On the contrary, I think that the majority of TiVo subscribers can stand these ads. Very few, if any, have said that they were such that it caused them to abandon their subscription.
     
  17. Sep 5, 2007 #17 of 133
    mike3775

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    I usually hit my Tivo button twice, taking me right to now playing, I rarely ever see Tivo Central unless I want to change something in settings.

    The ads don't bother me at all.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2007 #18 of 133
    atmuscarella

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    The adds don't bother me - heck I even look at them from time to time. My bottom line is I want TiVo to stay in business - if these adds help I am all for it.

    Thanks,
     
  19. Sep 5, 2007 #19 of 133
    TiVotion

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    I don't care for them either.

    However, you have to ask yourself if using the product and the benefit you gain from it is more important than glancing at those ad selections. That's the real question. Is it worth not using TiVo because of it?
     
  20. Sep 5, 2007 #20 of 133
    ZeoTiVo

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    in a long past thread on this topic - I challenged people posting that they did not like the ads to call TiVo and cancel while giving them an explicit reason to register their complete dislike of ads.
    No one took me up on that challenge back then. I would make it again but I no longer feel like providing content for TCF by engaging in long debates
     

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