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kgibbons
09-30-2003, 09:07 AM
No basis of fact at all here, but an article I came across that might be of interest:

http://www.audiorevolution.com/news/0903/26.tivo.shtml

DPlatt
09-30-2003, 04:00 PM
Here's a better one:

DIRECTV Launches New Consumer Promotions and First-Ever Dedicated DIRECTV® DVR with TiVo Advertising Campaign (http://www.hughes.com/ir/pr/03_09_29_tivo.asp)

Fugg
10-08-2003, 09:28 AM
...and yet another good one:
DIRECTV's Eddy Hartenstein Join TiVo(R) Board of Directors (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/031008/sfw012_1.html)

David Bought
10-08-2003, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by Fugg
...and yet another good one:
DIRECTV's Eddy Hartenstein Join TiVo(R) Board of Directors (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/031008/sfw012_1.html)

Wow, a double whammy: TiVo is now run by the mass media (a.k.a. "The Man") and a guy named "Hartenstein". Kiss your commercial skip goodbye.

Fugg
10-08-2003, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by David Bought
Wow, a double whammy: TiVo is now run by the mass media (a.k.a. "The Man") and a guy named "Hartenstein". Kiss your commercial skip goodbye.
hehe!
not my commercial skip!
;)

shawn
10-30-2003, 02:26 PM
Bound to happen sooner or later. All advertisement people paying top dollar to air commercials are complaing that every1 fastforwards their adds. Tivo gives them the ability to do it.
Commercial skip!
I know i don't watch adds anymore.
Now if we could ff spam email and popups.

TheWickedPriest
10-30-2003, 03:08 PM
Pop-ups are a dead medium. Just use Mozilla (my choice), the Google toolbar, or any of a number of other 100% effective blockers. (The two I mentioned are free.)

Spam is a lot tougher. There's no 100% solution there, but lots of things to try. Mozilla mail is one, as long as you're already downloading it. ;-)

BubbleLamp
10-30-2003, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by TheWickedPriest
Pop-ups are a dead medium. Just use Mozilla (my choice), the Google toolbar, or any of a number of other 100% effective blockers. (The two I mentioned are free.)


The Google Toolbar is spyware, why would you want to use it?

AlphaWolf
10-30-2003, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by BubbleLamp
The Google Toolbar is spyware, why would you want to use it?

It's not spyware, or at least no spyware organizations treat it as such. The only organization I know of that calls it spyware is "googlewatch", but that is primarily run by a bunch of rival search engines who can't make the same revenue that they used to ever since google changed the rules.

I don't use it myself though, primarily because it isn't compatible with firebird.

TheWickedPriest
10-30-2003, 05:05 PM
You can easily turn off the site tracking; I think it actually asked on install. Anyway, I don't use it either, because I use Mozilla; but I've installed it for other people who want or are required to stick with IE, and I turned off the tracking.