I'm going to intrude and say that unlike with TiVo, we have a choice here on TCF. We can either pay to get rid of ads, or we can enjoy the site filled with ads.Do you pay a fee to be here?
As Tivo_Ted has stated here, Tivo has no plans to add this feature to TE3 at this time. The decision has been made by Tivo. The business case does not support it. Of course they could change their minds, but right now, Tivo believes they can make more money applying their limited dollars & resources to other projects which will hopefully make a greater return on investment.Yes, but now Tivo has bean counters that will create a powerpoint that says adding ads to TE3, will generate 1 million dollars a year, an it will cost XXXXXX less then that do implement.
Dunno, but you seem to be ignoring "over time."When TiVo_Ted says "mechanisms like targeted advertising, content delivery and premium services are all going to be needed in order for us to help bring down the out-of-pocket costs for consumers over time", what evidence is there for that statement? Is the Edge notably less expensive than the Bolt and Roamio? Did I miss an announcement regarding price reductions for the cost of lifetime or monthly TiVo subscriptions?
It was implied by Ted's statement that TE3 is in maintenance mode (bug fixes only), and that the ads were a "feature." But I still wouldn't say ever.Actually, that's not what he said. All he said was there are no current plans to bring pre-roll ads to TE3. Those plans could change next year, next month, or tomorrow.
Eh, not all that ironic, since the situations aren't the same.Ironic all the ads we see here on this site, some right alongside these words while we complain about ads.
Yes it's a money grab, and seemingly a necessary one. If it keeps TiVo afloat longer, then it will have been worthwhile.This move is a money grab by Tivo, one where they piss on a bunch of customers and they have the balls to tell us its raining, and its good for us.
They are already way too high.Assuming it's necessary, wouldn't it make more sense to just raise the monthly and annual rates instead?
No, not really. If the economic principle to price-setting is "whatever the market will bear," then I expect that they've already set service rates at the highest they think (and hopefully have studied) they can get away with.Assuming it's necessary, wouldn't it make more sense to just raise the monthly and annual rates instead?
In all the noise about this change, this is one of the things I've been curious about. Has anybody with the ads confirmed the inability to play content with the internet is down or disconnected?That would be a pretty stupid design. If your internet goes down you can't watch anything!
Just a few years ago TiVo defined "lifetime" as something shorter than the life of the box IMPORTANT NOTICE: Your TiVo Series1 DVR will stop recording shows after September 29I paid for lifetime on all my boxes. Lifetime means for the life of the box. I don't want ads added to my TE3 Roamio boxes because they don't find the revenue sustainable anymore.