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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by schatham, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Dec 4, 2018 #1 of 16
    schatham

    schatham Active Member

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    Watch live TV buffered, forget it's live TV and select the channel up button when a commercial comes on. As you know the channel just changed instead of skipping the commercial, losing the buffer. I just did it again.
     
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  2. Dec 4, 2018 #2 of 16
    Mikeguy

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    Oh, no, that's never happened to me. And never on a show that I'm really interested in. Nope, never. Unh-unh.
     
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  3. Dec 4, 2018 #3 of 16
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    Ever create a very vague thread title?
    Nope never have :)
     
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  4. Dec 4, 2018 #4 of 16
    jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Nope, I never watch live tv. If tempted, I hit record to make sure I don't lose it.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2018 #5 of 16
    HerronScott

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    Rarely watch live TV so no (other than my wife having it on as background noise) ;) But yes I could see doing it as SkipMode is great and I miss not having it on the shows/channels I watch that aren't supported.

    Scott
     
  6. Dec 5, 2018 #6 of 16
    mschnebly

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    Well, he got you to look didn't he?
     
  7. Dec 5, 2018 #7 of 16
    hapster85

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    No, because I always hit the green D to skip commercials. I do sometimes forget I'm in the buffer and could be fast forwarding the commercials, though.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2018 #8 of 16
    wmcbrine

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    Yeah, don't use Ch+ for this, unless you've got an old remote that predates the A/B/C/D buttons. (I was doing that for a while, for reasons -- using a vintage Series 2 peanut with a Mini.) The latest "Vox" remotes even have a big green button that says "SKIP"* (not to be confused with the Advance/30-second skip), so now there are three ways to do it.

    * And they took away the zoom! :mad: Three ways to do the semi-automatic ad skip, but I have to go into the menus to change the aspect ratio now.
     
  9. Dec 5, 2018 #9 of 16
    sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I've not done it in that exact manner, but I have done stupid stuff that changed the channel and I lost the rest of the buffer. Frustrating, for sure! Sometimes I've just accidentally hit a number so that changed the channel.

    I've found that if you hit 'pause' really fast, if you can catch your error that quickly, it stops it from changing the channel, so you don't lose your buffer.
     
  10. NJChris

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    clear also works. :)
     
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  11. tommiet

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    Was alcohol involved?
     
  12. mattack

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    No, I use channel up, despite doing what this thread says... because it's WAY easier to hit than the tiny D button.

    (Though I think for me it's more often accidentally hitting channel up than trying to skip commercials, since CNN and sometimes the CSPANs are the only channels I *routinely* buffer.. everything else I just record. and yes, I know 'just hit record' even for CNN..)
     
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  13. Mikeguy

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    And I also can hit the channel up button without looking--with the D button, the fingers need to fish around to make sure that I have the right little circular button.
     
  14. HerronScott

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    Ditto here. I started with the D when the SkipMode came out but kept hitting Advance which is really annoying. Definitely my personal problem but I found the small size and placement next to the Advance caused it enough for me to switch to Channel Up.

    Scott
     
  15. unclehonkey

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    Use a Series 3 or Tivo HD...they dont have skip mode :)
     
  16. unclehonkey

    unclehonkey Active Member

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    could be worse. It could have said "HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
     
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