I'm just curious who is thinking about downgrading from TE4 to TE3 in light of the new pre-roll ads.
I do the same thing with one of my boxes. But it got prompty sidegraded back to TE3 once these pre-rolls popped up. Tivo_Ted's confirmation that TE3 will never be subject to the pre-rolls were reason enough for me to jump hard left...or back.This development has given me pause with the idea of sidegrading from my current TE3 to TE4 (which I continually am evaluating), even as an experiment.
In the coming year with so many high-quality, non-advertising streaming possibilities, "advertising streaming, I think, is going to be at a real disadvantage."pre-roll ads on tivo were brought up/touched upon in a broad discussion about the streaming wars on CNBC with former Tivo CEO Tom Rogers.
I bought a Bolt (Summer Sale) with the intention of of a TE4 trial of sorts - I didn't feel the need to 'RUSH'. The events of the past few days pushed me to doing a TE3 "Roll-Back' last evening. Being a new box with no DVR storage present nothing was lost! Happy I'm NOT - I was looking forward to the TE4 Experience - who knows where TE4 will go? It seems to have issues - not knowing when/if a TE4 'lock' might be applied I just did it!Well I am a TE3 person. I have multiple Tivos, I do have one Bolt on TE4 as I wanted to test it, see if an external 3.5 could withstand software updates (so far it has). But if they are going to take away the ability to roll back coupled with the ads I think my "test" may be over.
I had actually bought a Mini VOX also and was looking forward to the experience of 'auto-skip' etc. Having absolutely no TE4 experience I thought it maybe a good move & let the SoftWare 'geniuses' see how smoothly they can get everything sorted. I suffered through an L3TV/T-Vision transition that the S'ware geniuses seem to have come from a 'curb-side' workday pool! It was a struggle that I certainly didn't want duplicated. I'd think the option to return to TE4 and maybe 'opt-out' of ads will maybe stick around or change to the point it's maybe not as much a nuisance as most expect!I thought of downgrading and finally realized I would lose AutoSkip... save a few seconds there and lose a few minutes everywhere... doesn't sound logical.
I'd like to have a TE4 test box as well--but with the prospect that TiVo could turn off the TE4 rollback feature at any time and without any warning, I'm fearful that the box could be stranded on TE4, and with pre-roll ads besides.Well I am a TE3 person. I have multiple Tivos, I do have one Bolt on TE4 as I wanted to test it, see if an external 3.5 could withstand software updates (so far it has). But if they are going to take away the ability to roll back coupled with the ads I think my "test" may be over.
If I remove my TE3 drive and insert a blank one, TiVo installs TE3 and than I upgrade to TE4. Now I remove the drive and reinstall the TE3 drive what happens?Nope, TE3/TE4 isn't stored on the drive, it is stored in flash memory.
I tried it a few times and it was rather clunky... never could take to it.I have TE3 and use kmttg (best app ever) to perform autoskip.