turning off Tivo ads inserted into guide

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Flashmasta, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Skye

    Skye Member

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    My ads were coming and going. Would have none for a day or two and then would get two lines per page.
     
  2. DickMan

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    I'm not happy with the Tivo+ adds either. I am paying for this service, and they have the gall to dump in more advertising.
    Enough ranting, I have a question. I put tivoservice into my routers list of blocked keywords, and then restarted my Bolt. Adds are still there. But it seems to me the adds won't get stripped out until the next time the Bolt connects to update the schedule?
     
  3. Skye

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    Are you putting them in the firewall block list? I have an Asus router and there are two places to block keywords in the firewall URL Filter and the keyword filter. Use the URL firewall filter.
     
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  4. DickMan

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    Same here, Asus router. I tried the URL firewall filter, then the keyword filter. Neither are blocking tivoservice.
     
  5. Skye

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    Don’t know worked for me. Turned it on no ads, turned it off rebooted bolt got ads. Turned it on and rebooted bolt, no ads.
     
  6. DickMan

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    My bad. I was blocking "tivoservice.com" but it should have been just "tivoservice". Changed that and restarted to Bolt. It works!

    Thanks!
     
  7. Skye

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    Glad to help
     
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  8. DickMan

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    Update. After successfully getting the ads eliminated, there was an unintended consequence. I hit the Netflix button on my remote, and Netflix was "Unavailable". After a period of unsuccessfully trying to figure out the issue, I decided to back out my changes, and removed "tivoservice" from my router's firewall filters, and restarted the Bolt. Soon after the restart I hit the Netflix button, and I got the message that the Netflix app had not loaded yet. Waited another minute and tried again. Netflix came up normally. My guess is that "tivoservice" is used to load any apps to the Bolt.

    I sure liked the looks of the simpler guide, but this fix won't work if you use Netflix (and possibly other apps), too.
     
  9. Skye

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    I dont run any apps on my Bolt. I use an AppleTv so I did not se this issue. I can say the wife factor was greatly elevated as soon as the ads went away. She said they were really bothering her. So I will take the win.
     
  10. Chuck_IV

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    Keeping Tivoservice blocked will also stop search from working. What you need to do every time the ads show up is block Tivoservice, reboot the TiVo then remove the block on Tivoservice.

    This process gets annoying after a while(I used PieHole for my block) and one of the reasons I eventually rolled back to TE3.


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  11. OrangeTurtle

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    So I called Tivo back when the preroll stuff started (though I had not yet received any) and they gave me a case number and stated that I would be "opted out" of the ads. All of that said, I went back to TE3.

    Anyone know if Tivo keeps any sort of word when they tell you it can be removed by simply calling and complaining? Or do I have to just stay on TE3 forever to avoid the ads?

    I like TE3, but would be open to going back to TE4 with voice control features and what not- but have no desire for all the headaches over the ads everyone else has endured.

    Thanks in advance for the feedback!
     
  12. mattyro7878

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    I like the new feature where you hit guide, scroll a little bit and ZAM! you are back to the original spot where you first hit "guide". Thanks Tivo!
     
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  13. Charles R

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    I noticed with this week's release virtually as soon as you unblock mm1.tivoservice.com guide ads return. Previously after rebooting with it blocked you could unblock and the ads would be gone for days if not weeks... before they showed back up.
     
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  14. peekb

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    Just came here to report this. Same for me. :(
     
  15. Tony_T

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    TiVo now running Netflix Ads in the Guide.
    Before we had TiVo+”Ads” (in quotes, as they were sudo Ads as they did have free content on these channels), but now they are plain Advertisements.
     
  16. Mikeguy

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    Is this another horizontal line entry in the Guide?
     
  17. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    Yes
     
  18. Tiger62

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    I really hate those Sudo Ads! ;-)
     
  19. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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    Are you trying to say that the SUDO ads have you FED up?:D

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    (Pseudo: from Greek pseudo-, combining form of pseudes "false, lying; falsely; deceived."
     
  20. Tony_T

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    I’ve been in my Terminal too long ;)
     
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