No skip on recordings

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  1. zexel

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    None of last nights (Tuesday) recordings have skip on my Bolt. All of the programs were recorded OTA, all of them were on NBC. This is an ongoing problem, mainly on NBC. Anyone else having this happen?
     
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    Are you TE4 on that Bolt or TE3?
     
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  5. cwoody222

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    I hadn’t gotten any Skips in a few days. I rebooted this afternoon.

    Tonight I got Skips for new episodes and reruns on NBC, ABC, CBS and TBS.
     
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    Skip started working again for everyone, no reboot required. You just happened to reboot before it started working again. Coincidence.
     
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  7. jerryez

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    My skip is off and on. What is up? I get skip on some shows and not on others.
     
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  8. cwoody222

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    You will never get skip on everything.

    What are some shows/dates/times that you expect Skip but do not get it?
     
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  9. jerryez

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    Primetime between 7-10PM CT on the three major networks. 911 and 911 lonestar and etc. About half of my Primetime shows each night do not have skip.
     
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  10. cwoody222

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    I’ve had Skip during Prime Time this week for:

    911
    Kenan
    Superman & Lois
     
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    If you don't record ABC/CBS or NBC in prime time, you probably won't see any auto skip. As I don't record much on these channels, I cannot remember the last time I watched a recording that auto skipped commercials.

    I think TiVo has cut back on the folks that handle marking the commercials for auto skip.
     
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  12. jerryez

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    How do you cut back on the three people that it would take to record the network shows.
     
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  13. cwoody222

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    God, this again?

    Every time it doesn’t work for someone they bring out the “TiVo is firing the people that do this from their basements” bull.

    It’s still a feature. It still works.

    If it’s not working for you there’s very likely a technical reason why. Not a cut-back in services.
     
  14. powrcow

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    I also have Skip on those shows. Skip relies on closed-captioning to function, maybe there is a signal problem during your recording that disrupts closed captioning?
     
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  15. cwoody222

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    I got Skip on 4 network sitcoms last night.

    I noticed one had the Skip icon just 2 mins after the show ended.
     
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  16. tommiet

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    Yup WHEN it works..... It works on EXTEMLY limited amount of channels and programs. Multiple post on this same issue. No biggie for me, as it rarely ever worked for me anyway.

    Also, Could you also please share the technical reasons why it doesn't work on some devices? Inquiring minds want to know....
     
  17. cwoody222

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    It’s ALWAYS only been available on the top 20 stations during prime time.

    As for technical reasons, in short, it relies on the closed captioning to know where to place the skips. If there is anything wrong or different about your local broadcast’s CC, it won’t work.

    The data also needs to be downloaded to your local device after the program ends. If anything prevents or delays that, it won’t be available for you.

    As seen above, I had Skip for 911 and another user didn’t. So just because it doesn’t work for one person doesn’t mean TiVo is reducing their Skip workforce or the amount of programs supported.
     
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    Sometimes the ABC World News Tonight at 5:30 CT has skips. Why? It is not in Primetime.
     
  20. cwoody222

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    MOST shows with Skip are in Prime Time. Some popular shows outside of prime time are often included.

    Daytime soaps and SNL are other examples.
     
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