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Big Game Sunday & IFTTT tests

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TiVo_Ted, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Feb 7, 2018 #221 of 270
    Mikeguy

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    And my confusion was, that same original post then went on to state that TiVo was working to support IFTTT on Gen3 boxes but that, given the number of those boxes, would be doing so in waves starting last week--I took that to mean the "full solution" that TiVo was working on (including AutoSkip), not IFTTT alone.

    Ah, well, in the near future, as Ted said.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2018 #222 of 270
    krkaufman

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    Regardless, AutoSkip is coming to gen3 BOLTs & Roamios when TiVo can make it happen.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2018 #223 of 270
    Mikeguy

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    Yep, regardless, "when TiVo can make it happen" being the operative words. ;) Although my guess is, this will be happening way sooner than later and I wouldn't be surprised to see a solution in place at any time now--hopefully, it is easier rather than not.

    In the meanwhile, one can use VoiceSkip through an Alexa device--time to get that Amazon Echo Dot. :)
     
  4. Feb 7, 2018 #224 of 270
    DRepke

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    The Super Bowl skip did not work on my non-Hydra Roamio Plus either. It indicated that it was enabled but it does not work. The issue on my Roamio may be more related to the channel (i.e., NBC-HD) than the show itself. I have the same issue with many (if not all) shows recorded on NBC-HD on Spectrum Cable. I'm not certain whether or not NBC has ever worked but it certainly has not worked at all in at least the past several weeks. Right now I have several shows recorded from NBC-HD (including the Super Bowl) that all say they are "skip-enabled" but do NOT skip. Most, if not all, of the other major channels (i.e., CBS, ABC, Fox, etc.) work with skip mode -- but not NBC. Does anyone else have this issue? Is there anything I can do to get skip-mode working for NBC?
     
  5. Feb 7, 2018 #225 of 270
    ryanoc

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    Box 1. 20.7.RC18-USC-11-849
    Box 2. 20.7.4.RC18-848-6-848
     
  6. Feb 7, 2018 #226 of 270
    krkaufman

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    20.* means gen3, not Hydra/gen4 (21.*), so AutoSkip isn't yet available to those boxes. It's in the works.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2018 #227 of 270
    ryanoc

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    Thanks!
     
  8. Feb 7, 2018 #228 of 270
    osu1991

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    set it up on my hydra roamio this morning. works great
     
  9. Feb 7, 2018 #229 of 270
    windracer

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    My IFTTT-enabled Hydra Roamio Pro never got the Skip tag for the Super Bowl recording either.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2018 #230 of 270
    Avitt

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    What Alexa skill is associated with “VoiceSkip”? I don’t see anything that can be used to make Alexa activate the skip command, without IFTTT...
     
  11. Feb 7, 2018 #231 of 270
    Ilene

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    You can only use Alexa voice skip if you have a Harmony Hub with 2 Harmony skills enabled. The IFTTT allows for you to do this using Alexa without a hub using IFTTT trigger.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2018 #232 of 270
    Avitt

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    Ahhh...ok, thanks! I had dabbled with a cheap Broadlink hub, but decided against investing in the Harmony...Looking forward to receiving the IFTTT app.
     
  13. Feb 8, 2018 #233 of 270
    NYHeel

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    So I'm not sure I like the auto-skip IFTTT implementation. It's a little slow so sometimes I forget and press the skip button. Then the IFTTT kicks in and the show jumps again all the way past the next set of commercials. So I go and rewind back right to where I want it and then the show skips ahead again after a few seconds. I realize that I needed to rewind a few seconds earlier so that the IFTTT skip can still operate. All in all it was kind of annoying.

    It's a cool feature but practically of little help. I have the remote right next to me and can press the skip button faster than it takes the IFTTT to kick in. Plus if you ever want to actually move around via trick play, all kinds of weird things can happen. I think I'm going to disable and just go back to pressing the button myself.
     
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  14. Feb 8, 2018 #234 of 270
    mrizzo80

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    I like it. I was a bit worried about the time delay, but it's reasonable in practice and short enough to not be a big deal. If they can find a way to cut it down a bit more, even better.

    They do probably need to add in some logic to avoid invoking IFTTT when users are using 30 second jump, scan, fast-forwarding, or re-winding.
     
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  15. Feb 8, 2018 #235 of 270
    Mikeguy

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    I was wondering if there might be issues. Been thinking, VoiceSkip might be the way to go, in conjunction with an Alexa device.
     
  16. Feb 8, 2018 #236 of 270
    krkaufman

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    If you have smarthome voice control, I'd think AutoSkip would be the way to go ... but with a voice control for toggling it on and off. Plus whatever discrete voice controls you'd want for when AutoSkip is off.
     
  17. Feb 8, 2018 #237 of 270
    Charles R

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    I think you have to retrain your mind. I have only seen it skip a few times and I found myself wanting to pick up the remote and hit Skip. By the time I look for the remote it kicks in and it's good to go. I'm guessing after a few shows it will sink in and become second nature.
     
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  18. Feb 9, 2018 #238 of 270
    brandenwan

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    Hi Ted. I sent you a message in conversations on Tuesday and a short post on your profile page. I am sure you busy but just wanted to follow up. In my efforts to be somewhat invisible, I think I have done myself a disservice. Hopefully I'll hear from you soon. Thank you again for offering to help. Echoing what I wrote in my conversation, the issue corrected itself. I finally did receive the SKIP icon and it worked beautifully. Thanks again.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2018 #239 of 270
    TiVo_Ted

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    Hi all, I figured I'd put a footnote into this thread now that we have final data on how Game Skip worked. If you go back to my first post in this thread, you'll see that we knew there was some risk that things wouldn't work perfectly. It turns out we were right. We ended up with a match rate of just under 80% - technically a C+ We took a look at a bunch of boxes that didn't get a match, and as I mentioned earlier, we believe that some people had some minor reception problems which garbled the closed caption information which we use for matching. Also, there was a commercial late in the game for a new media platform called Blacture. This commercial did not have closed captions, and that gap caused some match failures as well. We could have increased the percentage match even higher, but it would have required us to extend the commercial break into the game a bit to grab some more clean captioning from the game coverage. It wouldn't have been bad for people manually skipping, but for those of you testing Auto Skip, you would have had a worse experience. By the time we got that far with our investigation, it was Wednesday, and it didn't seem worth doing anything more. We're going to learn from this and hopefully come back next year with something even better! Thanks everyone for participating and for your patience. I'm sorry we couldn't get it to work for everyone.

    p.s. - In case you're wondering, here were my 3 favorite commercials:
    - M&M with Danny DeVito
    - Doritos Blaze vs. Mountain Dew Ice
    - Squarespace - Keanu Reeves
     
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  20. dhoward

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    What is the status of auto-skip for the non-hydra Tivos?
     
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