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.
Are you a beta tester by agreement?Just got a new Bolt and I thought I was going crazy. When I play a recording the screen goes black with the spinning blue circle for a couple of seconds, then an advertisement plays for about 15 secs, then the recording starts. If you go back and play from the beginning you'll see a different ad. The ones I remember seeing are for Toyota, Keurig and Amazon.
It seems you can skip the ad by pressing fast forward but it's not that seamless.
Yeah. The difference is that TiVo isn't getting paid a dime for those ads they're helping you to skip over in the actual broadcast. But they're getting all the ad revenue for those pre-roll ads that customers view.the irony in the same company giving the customer both auto commercial skip and new 15 second streaming ads.
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?