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.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.
it's on my account, too, and i have no idea when it changed, i haven't logged in for months.On My account page: TiVo.com I have a notation!
PRIVACY STATUS: Beta
I've never seen it explained and admittedly I've never asked!!! I've no idea when it 1st appeared! Does anyone? I would imagine it on ALL OF OUR ACCOUNT PAGE!
And wouldn't that be nice. But then, before TiVo releases such experimentation--something which kinda shakes a foundation of TiVo's boxes--into the wild and forces it on existing customers, perhaps it should tell the customer base what is happening. Even Microsoft, in its arrogance, does so (kind of). I'm happy to beta (and have done so, many times)--but tell me that I'm doing so, first.Before everyone freaks out, we don't yet know what these pre-roll streaming video ads or static UI grid guide ads mean. Maybe it's something that TiVo is developing only for deployment on their pay TV partners' TiVo boxes. And/or maybe it's something that will be offered as an optional way for retail TiVo users to pay less for their monthly/annual TiVo service fees.
Maybe after each time an advert is run, each customer should telephone customer service, mention that it just occurred, and object to it. After each advert.I just got off the phone with technical support. He said there is no way to turn off that feature. If I dont want to see the ad I can press skip.
After I got a bit more heated than I would have liked, he did say they are working on a setting to turn it off. I don't know if he said that because I was being umm a bit stern in my tone.
He also said they are getting a lot of calls about it.
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.
Actually my biggest "complaint" is that TiVo didn't come out and state what they were doing beforehand. They must have known what stink it would cause and even if in the best case it's simply a "test" they should have stepped up by now and addressed the issue.Why am I not panicking or overreacting to this like I normally do?
Amen to that. I love my TiVo, but if they force me to watch stupid effing ads, I will not buy another TiVo box.What the f*ck! No way! If they start doing this to me I'm out. No way they're forcing me to watch ads on a device I paid almost $1,000 for with lifetime service.
Perhaps @TiVo_Ted will have some input.Actually my biggest "complaint" is that TiVo didn't come out and state what they were doing beforehand. They must have known what stink it would cause and even if in the best case it's simply a "test" they should have stepped up by now and addressed the issue.
The more you're going to do something one dislikes the sooner you better explain it. At least they feel respected (to some degree). In reality I would be more likely to switch because of the way it's being handled (up to now) than the actual ads - which I'm presuming I will be able to block.
No. Just NO.Here's the thing. If it actually worked unobtrusively, and the tradeoff was autoskipping three 3+minute blocks of commercials in return for a 15 second at the beginning of a show, then maybe. BUT, that's not the device/experience and trade off that anyone made when purchasing existing products.