I'm going to jump in here about the Premieres having skip mode. My husband's Premiere DOES have it (for a couple of months now) and my Premiere DOES NOT. Tivo has given me several stories, the latest that it "is very rare" for Premieres to have SM since they "don't have the capability". Well, apparently some of them do. We both have the same Platform: Series 4 and software version: 20.7.4.RC2.746-2-746 He got his box after I got mine, maybe a year or so, but I don't remember exactly when.