Originally Posted by Kelson
The TiVo "ads" are not really ads. They are one line invitations to view an ad. They are so easily ignored as to largely not be worth mentioning.
Well, I have to modify this statement now because of the new experience we had last night. We were watching live OTA TV through the TiVo last night. During a commercial break, a Charmin
commercial came on and during the commercial a small box appeared in the upper right corner of the screen which said to press "thumbs up
" for more information?!? This took me by surprise so I started calling to my wife to look at the screen. By the time I got her to recognize what I was talking about the Charmin
commercial was over and the little box disappeared. Later on in the broadcast the Charmin
commercial ran again and the box appeared once more. This time I was ready for it and pressed the "thumbs up
". This stopped the broadcast display and brought up a screen with some Charmin
advertising text and a choice of whether I wanted a Charmin coupon
. I declined the coupon offer because we don't use Charmin
, but the whole episode was not lost on my wife who wanted to know what other coupons could we get from the TiVo commercials
This is seriously objectionable, and I'm not trying to be funny here. The last thing I want to hear is my wife telling me to not skip through the commercials so she can see what special coupons TiVo is offering. God help me if TiVo ever starts doing this with Acme commercials.