Nice discovery! But unfortunate!
I did mention the other day pre-rolls have been tested but not clear how and when they'd be utilized. I imagine this would be more a MSO solution or a subsidized retail offering, rather than something we'll see on existing hardware/service.
May I publish the video? Any pics of ads in guide? Thanks!
Zatz article...I just tweeted Zatz's article to TiVo support on Twitter. Will see if they respond.
Windows Media Center still hobbles along for some; otherwise, I believe that SD's DVR software does support their CableCARD network tuner *aside* from protected content.* (No clue if it supports SDV and the associated Tuning Adapter technology, though I'd think they would need to.)Does anyone else make a CableCARD DVR? Does Silicone Dust still make one?
I have a Roamio OTA with TE4 and have not seen any ads yet either.
Heh, I was wondering if older boxes won't see the ads if TiVo found them too unresponsive, causing more instability. Have there been any reports of the ads displaying on any Minis, v1/v2 or VOX?So is it only people with a Bolt that are seeing the ads? Maybe that's one reason Tivo had that big trade-in deal recently.
Is that speculation or has someone reported getting the pre-roll ad on a Roamio? (And TE4 or TE3?)It's in TE4 so if you have a Roamio running TE4 you will soon get to enjoy this "feature" on your Roamio. Let's hope they stop this release from going gold before it rolls out to the masses.
Meh, I don't really agree with this as a blanket assessment, since needs differ person-to-person, aside from TiVo not really being a "streamer," even if it can satisfy that need for basic users.That is certainly an issue. Tivo is not in any kind of good shape going forward. People are dropping cable to go to streaming and Tivo has no solution for them. And even if the Tivo boxes could get the apps to make them a better streamer, the price is too high for any of them.
For example, you could get a Roku for $40 or so, add the HD Homerun for about $75 and have all the streaming and OTA you could stand. Using other streaming boxes ranges from that $40 to about $200.
Given your reasonable response you seem to have missed the point of this thread. Surely this is an existential threat to your way of life, yes?I have a Roamio Plus lifetime and 6 minis. I bought into Tivo in 2015 to avoid the onerous TWC rental fees. I just checked the Spectrum website and to replicate what I have now would be approx $80 per month in just rental/dvr fees. $960 per year. Commercial skip is just gravy, and auto commercial skip is gravy on gravy.
Read what a little closer? Please provide a link and excerpt giving you this impression.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.
How to Rollback Hydra from Roamio and Mini's v1So after reading this from Gizmodo:https://gizmodo.com/tivo-reportedly-rolling-out-pre-roll-ads-that-play-befo-1838316059 I came here to ask how I revert back to Te3?
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.As to TE3 their is no confirmation nor hint from Tivo it will have it. Read the articles, it's the authors opinion only.
I bet it will not. More likely you would get a forced upgrade instead.
Wrapper, schmapper, just return the thing giving the pre-roll ads as the reason ... unless you got the unit at a discount that you feel won't be available later.You've got presently what I'm asking them to 'commit to' before removing the wrapper and connecting my less than 60 day old Bolt CableCARD VOX.