Game-skip during SuperBowl LV

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  1. Feb 4, 2021 #1 of 11
    jaimz2

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    I didn't do a search to see if this has already been discussed but will Tivo do their Game-skip feature on this sunday's SuperBowl LV?
     
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    dishrich

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    I can't remember...did they do it last year?
     
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    powrcow

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    Yes
    TiVo 2020 GameSkip
     
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    humbb

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    humbb

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    I didn't get it this year.:(
     
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    SteveD

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    I didn't get GameSkip this year, either.
    Has this actually worked for anyone this year?
     
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    pfiagra

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    Given that TiVo didn't promote it as they have for past Super Bowls, it looks as if they didn't do GameSkip this year.
     
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    CommunityMember

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    Given that 2020 (and the first half(?) of 2021) was hopefully an anomaly in "normal"(*), we will not really know until the Big Game in 2022 whether this year was a one time aberration, or the beginning of the end of yet another TiVo consumer friendly feature functionality. Sadly, I am a bit pessimistic, given TiVo did not even offer an explanation/excuse for no GameSkip this year, but who really knows what TiVo will be, or prioritize, a year from now.


    (*) At least *I* am hoping 2020 was an anomaly, and is not the new normal.
     
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    shwru980r

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    I would think this option has limited appeal on a DVR, since may people buy a DVR to skip commercials.
     
  10. CommunityMember

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    While typically true, for the Big Game, for many, the advertisements *are* the content (and the game is just useless fluff that is between the real entertainment).

    In recent times there have been numerous web sites that have chosen to focus on presenting (and critiquing) the ads, which has mostly eliminated the needs or interest for GameSkip, but for a time skipping the game was a valuable feature.
     
  11. mattack

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    Except the Super Bowl is basically(*) the only time I PURPOSELY watch commercials. I use Tivo (and when possible, streaming services that even rid me of having to hit channel up or 30 second skip to avoid commercials) to AVOID commercials. This was a good 'gimmick' to use an existing functionality in a clever way for those of us who DON'T watch the boring 'game' filling up time.

    (*) I also watch the Best Super Bowl Commercials shows and any of those other 'best commercials' type shows (used to be clio awards too).. But I ff through any I've seen a zillion times, and this year's, I watched the best super bowl commercials show in quick mode.
     

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