Kill 'Quick Mode' ?

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  1. mattack

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    I use Quick Mode VERY VERY often.. and I wish it were WAY faster... I wish there were at least 50% faster and 100% faster (maybe 75% too). I listen to basically all podcasts at 2x.. only going down to 1.5x sometimes (e.g. foreign accents).

    I often download shows to watch in VLC (on AppleTV nowadays, which is the most convenient way to do it) at 1.5x or 2x.. I watched a couple of episodes of The Toy Box at 2x over the weekend. I still got most of the "fun" part of the show.

    For something like America's Got Talent or American Idol (though I admit I have about 2 seasons of each recorded in SD unwatched), I will QuickPlay the non-performance part (fluff), and watch the main performance at regular speed -- usually.

    If I could 'stand' to watch scripted stuff faster than realtime, I would. The only one I do it with is SNL, instead of FFing it like I was for a while. I'll just leave it in quickmode and halfway zone out doing something else for a boring sketch.
     
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  2. Mikeguy

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    Also great for the news and for political debates. ;)
     
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  3. Mikeguy

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    Is that an AA-like group? ;)
     
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  4. Series3Sub

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    I love my quick mode. I love using it during the presidential debates. quick mode seems to be a nice TiVo only feature for DVR glad to see some Innovation still around at TiVo. However a very similar feature was available on the JVC S-VHS VCRs that played at about 1.5 speed. It works just like the TiVo quick mode except that with the TiVo quick mode the pitch does not change. I love that feature on the JVC.
     
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  5. TonyD79

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    Sometimes it feels that way.
     
  6. TexasDVR

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    I like Quick Mode; even my slow brain will watch talk shows in quick mode because they move to slow for me.

    However there are times Quick Mode is not fast enough: Example I usually watch UpChuck Todd at triple speed without any sound at all and will only slow it down if there is someone there that is actually worth listening to (very rare).
     
  7. Mikeguy

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    There are times when QuickMode proves to be a challenge for me: especially with some situation comedies, where the talk is faster (in part, I guess, for the limited showtime?). I can't imagine QuickMode with "The Gilmore Girls," infamous for its quick banter (adopted, indeed, to fit the larger amount of script into the allotted time). At those times, I've noted that using QuickMode can foster anxiety rather than entertainment--off it goes.
     
  8. sharkster

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    Let me count the ways! :D I didn't even know about QM when I purchased my Bolts. I just discovered it very shortly after getting my first one and, knowing me, I probably read some of the book that comes with them. A lot of times it's absolutely invaluable because I'm finding that I am more and more becoming impatient.

    Before, when people spoke as slow as molasses in January, I wanted to put my hand down their throats and pull the words out. Now - I just use QM. I can stay nice and calm. :) Plus, a show that would take 42 minutes to view only takes about 31-32 minutes. (Hey, when you're old it adds up) Priceless!
     
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    I used to watch this silly show called 'Rich Kids of Beverly Hills' and those kids really speak quickly. Put it on QM once, just for giggles, and - whoa! Too fast even for me! But it was a fun test. :)

    I used to watch a couple of the Tyler Perry dramas. Talk about slow-moving and over-dialogued! (had to quit out of frustration of having a whole season cover less than one day) But on QM, it was definitely more watchable.
     
  10. Mikeguy

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    It's kind of sad, but I now sometimes will get frustrated when, gasp, I'm watching a television show in realtime or am watching a DVD, and I can't turn QuickMode on. ;)
     
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    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Don't feel like the Lone Ranger!

    Not only do I often wish I could use it on live, no buffer, shows but sometimes I wish I could use it in real life! :D
     
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    Someday, Shark ... someday. :rolleyes:
     
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    When watching The Late Show and the like, QM plus commercial skip FTW. Slowing down only for the musical acts.
    Real question: So why watch Chuck Stutter at all? If he manages to have a moment worth seeing, it will be clipped and shown elsewhere.
    This is the case for my wife at all times. Except for baseball games, QM really winds her up.
     
  14. mattack

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    yeah not Tivo-only. My Toshiba XS32 (hard drive/DVD recorder) does it too, it's the first place I found out about playing faster than realtime. Heck, it also does video editing in a way Tivo never did (even the DVD burning units).
     
  15. tim_m

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    I use QM pretty much on all of my shows. It is a bit of a learning curve at first, after a bit you get used to it and you barely notice it except with music. It really makes a difference if you have a lot to watch on a particular night.
     
  16. Adam C.

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    I have always looked at it this way - if a show is a so slow that I'm not willing to watch it at normal speed then I probably shouldn't be watching it to begin with.
     
  17. BobCamp1

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    If the OP is still listening, what we're trying to say is that Quickmode doesn't turn itself on. And if somehow it does, it is very easy to turn off. That doesn't appear to be your experience, so maybe something is wrong with your remote? Maybe the Select button is sticky and doesn't pop up right away?

    Or maybe you have interference with another device in your room. Is the remote in RF mode? (It should blink amber, not red, whenever you press a button.)
     
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  18. leiff

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    I think on the first page someone posted here that quick mode doesn't remain a sticky to a show if you start playing it. I would just like to point out after recent TiVo update I notice a show from your now playing list will remember if quick mode is on or not. I actually prefer this and consider it a welcome change.
    Even better under season passes ,it would be great if TiVo gave us an additional option to start a certain show with quick mode enabled.
     
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  19. TonyD79

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    It looks like it only does that once. I lost it when I watched a different recording then went back to the first recording.
     
  20. Mikeguy

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    Of course, it doesn't do it even once on TE3 (although the subtitle "B" button setting gets retained).
     

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