Yeah, I was thinking of getting an Edge but not with additional forced commercials.
Well, we could simply not buy new hardware and not pay to transfer lifetime to a new box.(Although who knows what percentage of their current retail user base is on lifetime service, in which case TiVo already has their money and there's really nothing they can do.)
No, it can also be a QA issue. It's much simpler to test/debug if the Edge hardware is only running one version of the software.Interesting that you said the Tivo Edge does not support TE3. (...) It's not like newer faster hardware can't support an older OS, so this restriction must be built into the interface.
Well, seeing as how this thread is filled with people opting-out of the ads, then it's difficult for me to assume that requiring TE4 on the Edge is to support the ads...The point here is to *FORCE* users into the new paradigm of pre-ads, which is revenue for Tivo.
As far as I can tell, everyone who has requested for the ads to be removed --- whether they're on lifetime or month-to-month --- have had their requests honored.(...) so my question is does anyone have a sense as to whether getting lifetime will make it more likely that I will get these ads removed, once they finally hit my account? If it is more likely that I can get these ads removed with lifetime, that would make my choice easier.