Adjusting QuickMode speed via SPS codes

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  1. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    I’ll assume everyone’s either familiar with QuickMode and SPS codes or can get up to speed via existing resources, as I just want to jot a quick post highlighting new info (to me) posted by @TiVo_Ted over in today’s Facebook Live thread, which is...

    You can adjust the QuickMode playback speed from the default of 1.3x to any rate from 1.1x to 1.9x, using the following SPS code sequence:

    Select-Play-Select-7-{boost}-Select

    Just replace “{boost}” with whatever speed boost you’re looking for, understanding that the digit range is 1-9, mapping to the 1.1x-1.9x QuickMode speed range.

    Also, newer remotes use ‘OK’ in place of ‘Select’.

    I’ve yet to test whether a reboot resets playback to the 1.3x default rate.

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    Ted’s original comment:
     
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  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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  3. humbb

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    Repost from the Facebook Live thread:
    Now we just need a KMTTG "SPS Backdoor" pick for this feature (with the variable parameter).
     
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  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Mission...
    (I checked in the 9 new SPS codes into kmttg source code)
     
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  5. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Point of order, I'm pretty sure it's called "QuickMode" not "QuickPlay".
     
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  6. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    %#*+&$!!!

    https://support.tivo.com/articles/Features_Use/QuickMode

    Any mod/admin is free to fix the thread title. (please!) edit: Thank you, unknown admin!

    p.s. Makes my opening sentence especially humorous...
     
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  7. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Is this for TE4 only?
     
  8. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    No, I tested it successfully on a Roamio Pro and v2 Mini, each running TE3.

    Yet to hear if any Premiere users have had success.
     
  9. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Premiere's can't do QuickMode...can they?

    -KP
     
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  10. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Good point. I think I was confusing SkipMode, which they *did* receive, right?!
     
  11. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Yessir...

    -KP
     
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  12. chiguy50

    chiguy50 Well-Known Member

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    This may be regarded as a small refinement, but it is much appreciated. I have long wished to have this feature. Thank you, Ted & team!
     
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  13. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes, it indeed can be the little things. :)
     
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    I'm running kmttg version 2.4m and am not seeing the new SPS QuickMode codes in the "SPS Backdoor" menu picks. Is there something I need to do (or just wait for a new version to publish)? Thanks!
     
  15. minimeh

    minimeh Vanity Phrase Here

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    2.4m came out before the SPS QuickMode codes were known. It'll likely be in the next release.
     
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  16. dishrich

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    Agree - & a nice touch that wasn't mentioned...you get an OSD that confirms what QP rate you just entered ;) (at least I did on my Roamio w/TE3)
     
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  17. krkaufman

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    Quite true. (Both that it is displayed and that it wasn’t mentioned, at least not in this thread.)

    As you said, a confirmation dialog briefly pops up for any change to the QuickMode rate via the SPS sequence.

    Example:

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    p.s. And after double-checking the screenshot and seeing “Fast Play,” I feel semi-absolved of my sin of having referred to the feature as “QuickPlay.”
     
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  18. krkaufman

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    Just did a test on my TE3 Mini and the QuickMode rate appears to have reset to the default after rebooting the Mini.

    Also, in the testing I’ve done, the QuickMode rate appears to be unique to the box. (i.e. Unlike some other settings, the Mini and host DVR QuickMode rate settings are not linked.)
     
  19. Mikeguy

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    Boy, this certainly seems like a sellable feature . . . . If I recall correctly, an earlier JVC VCR I had had variable-speed playback.
     
  20. tim_m

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    I'm not seeing any OSD that confirms the change. What am i doing wrong? I'm on TE4 with the version 9 installed.
     

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