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DaveF

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This is from late September, but I just learned about it. This is a great way to get to me toss my TiVo in the trash and move to streaming 100%. I'm hoping this doesn't hit lifetime sub boxes. :(

As I mentioned a mere 72 hours ago, TiVo’s been trialing additional advertising as part of a broader push to further monetize their platform. And now, andfy of the TiVo Community, has become an inadvertent beta tester of sluggish, lower res pre-roll video ads… that precede his DVR recordings. It looks (and feels) atrocious. See for yourself in the video embedded above.
https://zatznotfunny.com/2019-09/tivo-preroll-ads/
 

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Seems odd that they would introduce the commercial skip option for use during playback, then turn around and add more commercials.

I'm "wait and see" for now, but am glad for the moment that I did not upgrade my unit as I almost did this summer, if I decide to jump ship.
 

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