Tivo STOP the AD's!!!

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

  1. Sep 6, 2007 #61 of 133
    WhiskeyTango

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    If everyone could disable the ads at will, I guarantee the number of advertisers would drop dramatically. That's part of the reason Tivo recordings aren't really counted in ratings because advertisers don't want to pay for people who aren't watching their ads.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2007 #62 of 133
    RoyK

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    It seems there are three schools of thought here.

    1. People who feel that TiVo is cheapening the value of their already highly-priced subscription by trying to make a few more pennies with ads.

    2. People who have learned to click their heels three times and repeat "There's no place like home" to avoid the ads.

    3. People who find the ads of value and view them.

    From what I've read, #1 and #2 far outnumber #3.

    Edit: I forgot the fourth school - the individual who feels that if you don't like the Mole sauce you should throw out the whole enchilada.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2007 #63 of 133
    hunter69

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    Can we have an option of more adds and lower monthly cost? The more money that TIVO makes for other sources the less they will drain out of me.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2007 #64 of 133
    moxie1617

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    I wonder how many remember the two Harmony rebates offered to Tivo customers via the Showcase and Gold Star promos(2005 and 2006). I picked up two Harmony remotes and got $50 back each time. Ever since then I check the Showcase weekly. The only thing of value I've received since then was a coupon from Splenda, but I still check the Showcases all the time. Prior to the Harmony rebate I hated the Showcases, esp with DirecTv, that would download them on ch 582. It was the download and not the content of the Showcase that annoyed me.

    For $100 they got my attention. I'm in the camp that finds the ads of value and never found them to get in the way of my viewing.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2007 #65 of 133
    Thunderclap

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    It may be just me but I don't even see adds on Tivo (unless it's in the Showcase section which is a useless feature these days).
     
  6. Sep 6, 2007 #66 of 133
    jmoak

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    It ain't just you!

    If I had a box that "ads now just pop up at will during a search within the Tivo menus", I'd build a Myth box in a heartbeat.


    We must have special service.
    :)
     
  7. Sep 6, 2007 #67 of 133
    Dr_Diablo

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    I'll bye one plz.... :eek:
     
  8. Sep 6, 2007 #68 of 133
    d_anders

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    You'd absolutely have no patience with an open source Myth TV box....No cablelabs support for mythtv...no cable cards.

    The last time I checked, mythtv only had support for OTA HD, and QAM/cable based tuning of unencrypted channels.

    Mythtv is a hobby pvr box, requiring the approriate amount of time to support it.

    After spending even more money on the appropriate hardware and a lot more of your time for configuration and management of your box...you would then need to respectively engage a "community" for support, etc.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2007 #69 of 133
    MickeS

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    OK, now you really need to provide a screen shot, because this is unlike anything I've ever seen on my TiVos.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2007 #70 of 133
    Langree

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    Same here. I call shenanigans.
     
  11. Sep 6, 2007 #71 of 133
    ZeoTiVo

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    RoyK thinks I am special as well :D
     
  12. Sep 6, 2007 #72 of 133
    RoyK

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    Sure do, Zeo. One of a kind. :D
     
  13. Sep 6, 2007 #73 of 133
    LifeIsABeach

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    I think he are refering to the fact that adds cycle on the front page. You hit TiVo to go to TiVo Central and see one add. If you hit TiVo again you go to Now Playing. If you then back out to TiVo Central the front page add might have changed (if more than one is on your box). I never understood why people are so annoyed by those. I have never clicked on one and hardly ever even read what the add is about before going to the menu option I want.
     
  14. Sep 6, 2007 #74 of 133
    Curtis

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    It is "ad".
     
  15. Sep 6, 2007 #75 of 133
    matt314159

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    I was waiting to see if somebody would speak up about that.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2007 #76 of 133
    jrm01

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    If this is the case you must be one of those comcast customers who asked them for a "Tivo" and they gave them their cable DVR.
     
  17. Sep 6, 2007 #77 of 133
    LoadStar

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    Or "advert" if you use the Queen's English. :)
     
  18. Sep 6, 2007 #78 of 133
    astrohip

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    Yes, it's called OTA live TV. :D
     
  19. Sep 7, 2007 #79 of 133
    DCIFRTHS

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    I would not cancel my TiVo subscriptions over them, but I do hate them (the ads).
     
  20. Sep 7, 2007 #80 of 133
    MichaelK

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    How about #5 – people that might not "love" the ads but are willing to learn to press tivo twice rapidly and ignore the ads so that we can keep our monthly cost as “reasonable” as it is. I’d called them pragmatic.

    Some of us just happen to believe (I’d say realize but that might be a bit condescending) that TiVo needs to make money in ways besides our monthly fees in order to stay in business and since we all seem to want the features tivo offers it seems to reason we all want them to staty in business. This same people probably believe that if they raised their rates for the current subs to the point needed to remain a going concern enough people would bail that the rates would have to go up and more would therefore bail and it would snowball (see Bicker’s post about the floor going up….)

    If you have a plan for how they could forego the ads and keep the price the same and stay in buiness please share it- there's threads on a regular basis with discussions about new pricing plans. The funny thing is I can't recall any one of them ever saying ditch the ad revenue (although to be honest I dont read all that many of them)


    and seriously I'd ask again- once one used the box for a bit and learned where things are and had it set up with their "usual" programs, how much time do people actually spend reading the main menu? I generally hit tivo twice to look at what I have to watch. I do navigate the menu to "find programs" on occasion- but someone above posted how to do that with a shortcut. So what else are people trolling in the menus for? How often do you need to change a setting or read your messages or turn the kidzone on or off, etc, etc. Beyond the ad at the bottom the menu never changes so what's to even read on the screen?
     

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