Unbox Pilots - missed opportunity

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by C_A_Jones, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. C_A_Jones

    C_A_Jones Member

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    I've downloaded and watched a number of the pilots for the new TV shows. I wonder why none of the pilots featured a TiVo "thumbs up" prompt to record future episodes? Seems like a marketing blunder to me!
     
  2. d_anders

    d_anders Sr Legacy Member

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    Maybe, but the whole deal between Universal and Apple fell apart quickly and the the content went up on Amazon/Unbox pretty quickly. While it may look like it was all coordinated, I belive the folks at TiVo simply reacted quickly to market the "free" content on Unbox.

    A number of the people have commented on the "thumb's up" opportunity. I think just have the sheer number of pilots available for download 1-2 weeks before airing was brilliant by the networks. I certainly went to set season passes from what I watched.

    That said, TiVo needs to figure out the link between downloaded content from unbox and what's available to set season passes from broadcasted content.
     
  3. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    I've already commented in another thread on this issue, but I whole heartedly agree. TiVo has been touting their new Universal Swivel Search feature along with the other broadband/tv blurring, yet the downloaded pilot/premiere content from Unbox is treated (either by design or accident) as though it were in a walled garden.
     
  4. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    I think it was just all that could be done in a rush. Next year, next year.


    I do know that all the schedule chnages made me miss the fact that my House season premeire did not record. :( I wnet to UNBOX and the House premiere was not only there but it was free :)
     
  5. Dmontgummy

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    Great that you found House. Anyone have any ideas where I might find Cane? It was delayed from some sports (both times that it was on this week!) and I missed it. Actually, I never tried to record it the first time...but heard that it was supposed to be good. So when I heard it was repeated last night, I set it to record. Today I went to watch it and it was the show that had been on prior. So I have looked on CBS and Unbox...but no luck. Any ideas?
     

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