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Old 11-17-2004, 12:14 PM  
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TiVo Will No Longer Skip Past Advertisers

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...-home-headline

When it debuted in 1999, TiVo revolutionized the TV experience by wresting control of screen time from advertisers, allowing viewers to record shows and skip commercials. TiVo's slogan said it all: "TV your way."

Behind the scenes, though, TiVo was courting advertisers, selling inroads to a universe most customers saw as commercial-free. The result is a groundbreaking new business strategy, developed with more than 30 of the nation's largest advertisers, that in key ways circumvents the very technology that made TiVo famous.

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Old 11-17-2004, 12:22 PM   #2
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Grossly misleading title.
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:22 PM   #3
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I just fast-forward through the commercials. No biggie.
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:23 PM   #4
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Grossly misleading title.
What else would you expect from the LA Times?
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:24 PM   #5
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I just fast-forward through the commercials. No biggie.
According to the article, it won't be that simple anymore. I guess.
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:25 PM   #6
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:26 PM   #7
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:29 PM   #8
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According to the article, it won't be that simple anymore. I guess.
Why the hell not? I'm just fast-forwarding through a part of the recording I made. I don't see how TV stations are going to control my TiVo remote.
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:31 PM   #9
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Why the hell not? I'm just fast-forwarding through a part of the recording I made. I don't see how TV stations are going to control my TiVo remote.
If you read any of the nine-million articles on this topic posted today, you'll see that TiVo is planning to display some kind of an advertisment banner while you are fast-forwarding. It sounds like you'll still be able to fast-forward, but you'll see something overlaying the screen that would be a "clickable" advertisment.
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:33 PM   #10
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If you read any of the nine-million articles on this topic posted today, you'll see that TiVo is planning to display some kind of an advertisment banner while you are fast-forwarding. It sounds like you'll still be able to fast-forward, but you'll see something overlaying the screen that would be a "clickable" advertisment.
I really don't care. I'm still fast-forwarding. I just want to save time. I could care less what's on the screen.
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:52 PM   #11
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:53 PM   #12
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I love my TiVo. I don't yet think TiVo is the devil like so many do.
Who the **** thinks Tivo is the devil?
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Old 11-17-2004, 01:13 PM   #13
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I'm still unclear on how this affects my method (skipping through at thirty seconds per click).
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Old 11-17-2004, 01:15 PM   #14
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I really don't care. I'm still fast-forwarding. I just want to save time. I could care less what's on the screen.
I agree. But relax, man -- I was just answering your question.
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Old 11-17-2004, 01:16 PM   #15
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I'm still unclear on how this affects my method (skipping through at thirty seconds per click).
If you're doing that on TiVo, it's a hack, right? Like a code you have to enter or something?

If that's the case, I'd say one of two things is going to happen:

1. It won't affect you at all.
2. TiVo will disable that hack.
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