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Skip Towne
07-19-2005, 08:13 AM
I just heard on the radio that there is going to be an increase of pop up ads on the Tivo recordings. Since avoiding commercials is a primary reason for getting Tivo in the first place this is a shitty deal. They said these pop up ads can take up 25% of the screen. The only exception is if you have Tivo from Directv. All I can say is Haw Haw Haw! We win!

Lzen
07-19-2005, 08:17 AM
All I can say is that my Dish Network DVR doesn't have this problem. :p

Skip Towne
07-19-2005, 08:25 AM
All I can say is that my Dish Network DVR doesn't have this problem. :p
Not yet it doesn't. They just announced this morning that it is about to start. You were the first guy I thought of when I heard it. Hahahahahahaha! You don't drive an Edsel do you?

morphius
07-19-2005, 08:27 AM
But isn't that because all the Tivo's are going to become obsolite on the directtv network anyway?

Saulbadguy
07-19-2005, 08:27 AM
I don't have TIVO. I've got Cox Cable DVR, but i'm not sure what software they use. Hopefully not TIVO. If I start seeing ads, i'll be pissed.

Skip Towne
07-19-2005, 08:30 AM
But isn't that because all the Tivo's are going to become obsolite on the directtv network anyway?
I wish. I hate the damn things. My techs get in fights over who has to install them. They require an extra coax that we don't get paid for. I hope they all blow up.

Skip Towne
07-19-2005, 08:34 AM
I don't have TIVO. I've got Cox Cable DVR, but i'm not sure what software they use. Hopefully not TIVO. If I start seeing ads, i'll be pissed.
This is the first I've heard of it and you know about how accurate the media is but they said Directv DVR is the ONLY exception. When Rupert Murdock took over D* one of his first acts was to divorce Tivo. He may have known something the others didn't. Wouldn't be the first time.

Saulbadguy
07-19-2005, 08:37 AM
I wouldn't mind as much if TIVO wouldn't let you skip commercials. But to have pop-ups is just terrible.

jiveturkey
07-19-2005, 08:43 AM
When would the popups appear?

Skip Towne
07-19-2005, 08:45 AM
When would the popups appear?
All the time. Everywhere. I hope they put them in the middle of the screen.

Coach
07-19-2005, 08:47 AM
Need pop-up blocker

Lzen
07-19-2005, 08:50 AM
Not yet it doesn't. They just announced this morning that it is about to start. You were the first guy I thought of when I heard it. Hahahahahahaha! You don't drive an Edsel do you?

Heh, what's an Edsel? I think you're showing your age. :D

Tell ya what, if DN ever decides to pull this crap then I'll say Skip was right. Until then, you still suck. :p

Gaz
07-19-2005, 08:50 AM
DirecTV is releasing its own non-TiVo DVR this fall. It is called the R15. It lacks some functionality of the TiVo units [for example, while it has dual tuners, you cannot record [2] programs and watch a third].

TiVo’s contract with DirecTV expires in 2007. Whether the DirecTiVo units will work after that point is unknown at this time.

As long as I have Season Passes, Wish Lists and dual tuners, I do not care whose name is on the box.

xoxo~
Gaz
Easy to seduce.

Rain Man
07-19-2005, 08:52 AM
I'm leaning toward just giving up TV altogether. I think it was just a fad.

Lzen
07-19-2005, 08:53 AM
Hey Skip, I was just thinking of something else. You do realize that the DN dvr is not a service like Tivo, right? I mean, yeah I do pay $5 a month to lease the receiver but I don't pay a fee for the Tivo service. As far as I know, they aren't related.

Lzen
07-19-2005, 08:55 AM
DirecTV is releasing its own non-TiVo DVR this fall. It is called the R15. It lacks some functionality of the TiVo units [for example, while it has dual tuners, you cannot record [2] programs and watch a third].

TiVo’s contract with DirecTV expires in 2007. Whether the DirecTiVo units will work after that point is unknown at this time.

As long as I have Season Passes, Wish Lists and dual tuners, I do not care whose name is on the box.

xoxo~
Gaz
Easy to seduce.


See, this is how my Dish Network tuner is already. About time DirecTV got with the program. ROFL

Gaz
07-19-2005, 09:03 AM
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=249749
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=249572&page=1&pp=30

xoxo~
Gaz
Keeping and eye to the future.

Skip Towne
07-19-2005, 09:06 AM
See, this is how my Dish Network tuner is already. About time DirecTV got with the program. ROFL
I don't know much about the operation of Tivos or DVRs. But I've had E* (Dish Notwork) techs tell me they are a POS compared to Directv's version. Herzig knows a lot about Tivos, he's blown up three or four of them. I'll go with what he says.

Lzen
07-19-2005, 10:14 AM
I don't know much about the operation of Tivos or DVRs. But I've had E* (Dish Notwork) techs tell me they are a POS compared to Directv's version. Herzig knows a lot about Tivos, he's blown up three or four of them. I'll go with what he says.

Heh, I know you're a DTV guy and therefore your opinion is biased against DN, whether you'll admit it or not. And I really just like giving you a hard time. It has nothing to do with DN vs DTV. ;)

Here's my honest take on them. I don't really care one way or the other. If DTV offers a better deal, I would go with them. At this point, I've had DN for about 3/4 of a year and I've been very pleased with them up to this point. Frankly, I think your low opinion of them is not justified.

You told me it is because of poor equipment and poor customer service. My personal experience, so far, has been that the equipment is fine. Now, if it breaks tomorrow, I'll stand corrected. But my receivers have worked properly thus far. And the customer support has been very good. For example, I just re-roofed my house a little over a week ago. They normally would charge about $70 to come out and take off the dish and then come back and re-install it. They waived the fee for me. The only problem I had was with the order taker getting the re-install date wrong and I had to wait a couple days longer to get my service back.

But those are just my own personal experiences. Maybe I'm the exception to the rule. I dunno.

Rausch
07-19-2005, 10:21 AM
All I can say is that my Dish Network DVR doesn't have this problem. :p

Or sunday ticket... :)

Lzen
07-19-2005, 11:10 AM
Or sunday ticket... :)

Eh, I wouldn't have that even if I had DTV. Now, if I lived out of state then I'd definitely go with DTV. But I could care less about the other games that are on every weekend. The only one that matters is the Chiefs game.

Rausch
07-19-2005, 11:19 AM
Eh, I wouldn't have that even if I had DTV. Now, if I lived out of state then I'd definitely go with DTV. But I could care less about the other games that are on every weekend. The only one that matters is the Chiefs game.

Problem is your local station has the right of first refusal. They want to show the game, it's not on sunday ticket. They don't feel like showing it, they don't.

Last year my local area didn't show 5 games (3 of the last 7). No ticket, no Chiefs.

I'm not going to be held hostage by the whims of my locals. Besides, I'm also a Steelers fan and run a fantasy league. I want to be able to determine what games I watch...

Now, if you're not an NFL fan (just follow your favorite team) you can probably get most of your games through locals or East/West coast feeds. I was also told that DN had better porn stations but have yet to confirm this...

Lzen
07-19-2005, 11:20 AM
Problem is your local station has the right of first refusal. They want to show the game, it's not on sunday ticket. They don't feel like showing it, they don't.

Last year my local area didn't show 5 games (3 of the last 7). No ticket, no Chiefs.

I'm not going to be held hostage by the whims of my locals. Besides, I'm also a Steelers fan and run a fantasy league. I want to be able to determine what games I watch...

Now, if you're not an NFL fan (just follow your favorite team) you can probably get most of your games through locals or East/West coast feeds. I was also told that DN had better porn stations but have yet to confirm this...

Well, that would suck. I can't believe you just said you're also a Steelers fan. :shake:

Rausch
07-19-2005, 11:22 AM
Well, that would suck. I can't believe you just said you're also a Steelers fan. :shake:

I loved Cowher as our DC and I've always been a fan of the bigger and more physical RB's (Bettis, Barry Foster, Hodge, Okoye, Natrone Means, etc.) When he went to Pitt it was like the Northeast Chiefs.

Only they could win a playoff game...

Coach
07-19-2005, 11:29 AM
I loved Cowher as our DC and I've always been a fan of the bigger and more physical RB's (Bettis, Barry Foster, Hodge, Okoye, Natrone Means, etc.) When he went to Pitt it was like the Northeast Chiefs.

Only they could win a playoff game...

Not to mention that they actually made it to the Super Bowl. Granted, they got beat by Dallas, but still....

Logical
07-19-2005, 11:30 AM
I just heard on the radio that there is going to be an increase of pop up ads on the Tivo recordings. Since avoiding commercials is a primary reason for getting Tivo in the first place this is a shitty deal. They said these pop up ads can take up 25% of the screen. The only exception is if you have Tivo from Directv. All I can say is Haw Haw Haw! We win!Not sure how you can call that a victory, since more people will choose to go to Dish TV to avoid the pop up adds. If you think people are going to give up their DVR capability you are crazy. Hell I will go back to cable if I have to, so if this is a victory it is a pyric victory.

heapshake
07-19-2005, 12:26 PM
Last year my local area didn't show 5 games (3 of the last 7). No ticket, no Chiefs.



What were the 3 games out of the last 7 that weren't shown? I live in central Mo and the only games that weren't on local TV were the Panthers and Falcons games. The Titans and Pats were obviously on and KRCG had all the others.

Idahored
07-19-2005, 12:36 PM
Sounds like it's about time to build my own multi-media pc with dual pvr cards and a few hundred gigs of space....

Rausch
07-19-2005, 12:39 PM
What were the 3 games out of the last 7 that weren't shown? I live in central Mo and the only games that weren't on local TV were the Panthers and Falcons games. The Titans and Pats were obviously on and KRCG had all the others.

KRCG is the bastards that forced me to get DTV. I'll have to go back n check. All the games with local commercials were from cable-.....uh.....not from DTV.

If I can get it on sunday ticket that means it's not on my locals. Come to think of it I think most my taped games were on Sunday ticket... :hmmm:

dtebbe
07-19-2005, 01:05 PM
See, this is how my Dish Network tuner is already. About time DirecTV got with the program. ROFL

Dish should call thier equipment DISHer Price. That's what it looks and is built like.

DT

Skip Towne
07-19-2005, 02:02 PM
Not sure how you can call that a victory, since more people will choose to go to Dish TV to avoid the pop up adds. If you think people are going to give up their DVR capability you are crazy. Hell I will go back to cable if I have to, so if this is a victory it is a pyric victory.
Pyric? My victory is on fire? If D* is the only one without pop ups I'll bet people go to D* for their DVR.

|Zach|
07-19-2005, 03:23 PM
I get Dish Network on the 1st. I can't wait.