Willl be rolled out to all even lifetime subs but hopefully only on TE4.Exactly! I bet they're going to introduce a new tiered subscription similar to Hulu; a cheaper option with ads, and a more expensive option without ads. Either way, if they force me to upgrade to TE4 or stop allowing downgrades, I'm out.
TiVo has confirmed that it plans to place pre-roll video advertisements before DVR recordings for all customers - even those with a lifetime subscription plan.
I feel there should just be an option in your account or on the Tivo itself to disable the ads.We expect to be fully rolled out to all eligible retail devices within 90 days. "Eligible" retail devices are those running TiVo Experience 4.
You give up that right when you accept the TOS during guided setup.A Class Action Suit can always be filed. It's up to the judge where it leads.
I read that everyone will have it on TE4.If you would read this a little closer, the ad is for lower tier paying customers. So they can offer say a 8.99 a month plan. They would see the commercial. Higher paying and lifetime will not.
TiVo confirms its customers will soon see ads before DVR recordingsTiVo has confirmed that it plans to place pre-roll video advertisements before DVR recordings for all customers - even those with a lifetime subscription plan.
Tivo did say it would go to all eligible devices and that eligible devices were those running TE4.There haven't been any reports (at least that I've seen) that the ads are appearing on Roamios running TE4, which, when combined with the CEDIA comment that BOLTs may lose the ability to rollback to TE3, makes me wonder if the ads will be limited to BOLT, EDGE and Mini VOX boxes.
I really doubt I will upgrade to edge.That's the upgrade strategy. Buy an Edge to get through our ads and questionable design choices faster than ever before!
Are you talking about the pre roll or regular ads presented during a recording?I think the only reason that TiVo requires their customers to press a button to skip over ads in SkipMode, rather than have the DVR automatically do it, is to avoid making their business relationships with their pay TV partners more difficult than necessary.
People have called Tivo and said they do not want the ads.So has anyone been able to get these ads disabled for their device?
Perthaps you missed this post.PS: The article quotes Tivo indicating TE3 is not excluded.
Now since the pre roll ads are a feature and TE3 is now in maintenance mode with no further features only bug fixes it seems to me it is safe to say pre roll is not coming to TE3.Sorry, "Maintenance mode" = "Bug fixes only".
Pre-roll ads are a "feature".
21.9.2.v4 is the latest TE4 software that I know of.So it sounds like they may have downgraded you to a prior version of the software that does not support ads. My question is what is going to happen when they release the next software update to everyone. Is that going to start the cycle with the ads all over again?