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Old 09-22-2019, 01:34 PM
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TiVo is going to start injecting ads into the beginning of recordings. I don't think people paying them $15/month will appreciate that. And others who paid up front for lifetime service didn't agree to that as part of the deal.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/21/2...dvr-recordings
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So much for it being an early, experimental test. TiVo has confirmed that it plans to place pre-roll video advertisements before DVR recordings for all customers — even those with a lifetime subscription plan. “DVR advertising is going to be a permanent part of the service,” a company spokesperson flatly told Light Reading. “We expect to be fully rolled out to all eligible retail devices within 90 days.”

“Eligible” retail devices are those running TiVo Experience 4, the latest software version. If your TiVo box is up to date, you can expect to start seeing these inserted commercials before your DVR’d show or movie starts playing. But it’s also possible TiVo will extend these ads to products on TE3, so I wouldn’t exactly count yourself safe there.

The ads might be skippable, but as a video posted at Zatz Not Funny shows, it’s a sluggish transition between pre-roll commercials and content.
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Crap.
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Y'all should have moved to tablotv when I told you about it.

Software update in the past year added automated commercial skip. Purely OTA based, though. Doesn't do anything with cable or satellite.
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Well, I'm not paying any more for TiVo's already great service. I just want them to add ESPN+ app to the menu.
The ads will suck. We watch nearly everything on delay.
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Glad I never upgraded to the new UI (Experience 4)! Now I'll just stay on 3 until the box dies or cord cutting works for us.
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Bump for some troubling(?) news:

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/19/ti...-billion-deal/

Not sure how my current TiVo comes out of this. Hopefully, more apps will be available through it, like adding HD/internet radio through it (which goes through my AV receiver, so better sound than tiny mobile speakers).
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Just another merger/acquisition deal that will let executives and connected investors extract more money from the company for personal gain, while ultimately leaving the business in worse shape than before.
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