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20.7.2.RC22 Update - OMG ugly

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by PCurry57, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. baz48

    baz48 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

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    It is a common phrase said in jest with the younger generation where lots of stuff online is inaccurate.
     
  3. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I think the reason for the disbelief is that not a single other long-time member has reported getting it on anything predating a Roamio. Not one.

    I have one Premier (Elite), and two Roamios. Both the Rs have it, the P does not. This seems to be the case for everyone but you. I'm not saying you didn't get it, I'm saying that no one else has. And that seems odd.
     
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  4. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Except Kevin (kmttg)...

    Scott
     
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  5. PCurry57

    PCurry57 Liberal Hippie Chick

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    Exactly

    Sent from my SM-T817P using Tapatalk
     
  6. baz48

    baz48 New Member

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    I know I'm not a long time member - I only found this site by researching my Premiere problem. If I could take a screen shot of our two Premieres, I would. I have no reason to lie about our one Premiere having SM, and the other one not. I'd love an explanation.
     
  7. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    The problem is TiVo itself doesn't believe you. I do. I also believe that there is some randomness involved. I have four Mini boxes, each with different Apps using a Host with zero Apps. And the best joke:
    Skip mode on Premiere problems | TiVo Features | TiVo Help Forums

    That's not you, is it?
     
  8. baz48

    baz48 New Member

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    Yes, that IS me. I'm almost afraid that they will take away the SM on my husband's just for spite since I keep asking them to fix the problem! LOL Figures that they would try to upsell me. No thanks. It's a great feature, but not worth hundreds of dollars for a new machine and service.
     
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  9. sfhub

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    I think it is clear the software for SkipMode is there for Premieres and everything could work, as it does for some. We just don't know the rationale for who gets the SkipMode switch turned on at TiVo side.
     
  10. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    The SkipMode flag setting is called the "AP_clippy" flag/setting,
    (at least for the Mini, I am assuming the setting is the same for the DVRs)

    I would try to get a Level 2 CSR and don't even mention Premiere just say your DVR does not have SkipMode and give them the TSN. Ask the CSR to enable it in the Device Management Interface.

    This does appear to be a random or rare occurrence, my mom's Premiere has SkipMode, but my sisters does not. Both Premieres are on my account.
     
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  11. powrcow

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    How did you figure that out?
     
  12. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    Secrets from a past NDA
     
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    I agree with the original poster that the new UI is horrible. The Tivo guy, like Tivo itself, is faceless and gray. I really liked the original interface a LOT better. I even liked it better than the Series 3 interface. It's a shame. If I could have blocked the update, I would have, but I don't know if the software looks at the bootpage like in previous versions. Very sad. Tivo really is going down hill.
     
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