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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bradleys, Nov 23, 2015.
I've tried it on a few different type of shows, news and talk, sports, even TV series and I can't stand it for more than about 10 seconds. I guess I'd rather just watch less TV than watch it faster. To each his own.
Weird, I'm definitely going to try it out and use it _a lot_.. since I already watch several shows at 1.5-2x or sometimes higher.. (e.g. I watched several eps of Hell's Kitchen sped up over the weekend.. downloaded and watched in VLC that is..)
Quick Mode for the Presidential Debates was GREAT. Of course, I had set it to record, but ended up starting the playback while it was already over a half-hour into the debate. It was great just moving through all the speak at a good clip. It did save time.
I really don't hear a difference in pitch with Quick Mode. It seems TiVo did a really good job on this feature, and it is innovative, like the old TiVo. Now, I wish I had Quick Mode on my Hopper. Now that is the TiVo that was: features that others SHOULD have. I hope regardless of the success of the Bolt, TiVo continues to keep our DVR's functioning for a long time to come.
yes some shows are to fast to be able to use the Quick Mode
Golf maybe really good in Quick Mode
Imo if I need quick mode to watch a show it's just not worth watching in the first place.
Let's repeat this for about the umpteenth time in this thread...
It's not for a lot of shows. It's probably not for most prime time scripted shows.
But it rocks for live talking head TV--morning shows, news shows, golf as mad.g said, some sports. Most shows with live speakers proceed MUCH slower than scripted TV. And QuickMode is MADE for that. IMHO. YMMV. my .02
I finally got the update last night.. I have been using Quickmode a lot. Strangely, at first I 'barely' noticed it (since I listen to podcasts at 2x and as I've said a zillion times, already watch shows faster than that via other means)..
But then I started noticing it. I still wish it were optionally faster (1.5 and 2x).. But it is still a VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY great addition, and I already used it VERY often last night. (Watched the rest of the Chasing Extinction movie that was on Discovery a few days ago in this mode.)
A few things I noticed:
* It doesn't remember it, except only on that one show.. i.e. that one show, go into quick mode.. then go back to now playing and start playing that same episode.. it'll still be in quick mode. Change tuners or anything else, it doesn't remember it.. Not like I really expected it to.
* You can use quick mode even in the buffer!!! It goes out of quick mode when it reaches 'now'.. Which again, I guess there isn't really anything better to do.. but I was using it on my normal late night buffering of CNN.
I didn't have skip mode on ANY shows, and I'm in the region that supposedly has it now..
Used it numerous times already for talk shows and other stuff where dialogue doesn't matter much. Really like it.
Works great on Master Chief but not so well with football.
Quick mode isn't really for any type of show, as all professional shows are produced, paced, written, and spoken with intent. It's simply for people who like it, and not everyone will or should like it.
I wish you could set it to something slightly slower, like a 10% boost.
Yeah that's why I don't watch talk shows.
I wonder if watching The View with QuickMode is a better interrogation technique than waterboarding?
+1. Although, they already sweep at a break-neck pace. I can only imagine how humorous the sweeping would look at 1.3x.
Can someone answer these two questions about Skip Mode?
1. Does it work with captions?
2. Does it work when streaming a show from another Tivo through the network (multi-room viewing)?
I did find a use for quick mode. Episodes of Dateline or 48 hrs that I've seen before and remember enough to know I want to watch it again. I've been watching those on quick mode.
Do you mean SkipMode or QuickMode? This is a thread about QuickMode.
If you mean QuickMode, then 1. Yes, and 2. Yes as long as long as you're not watching from a series 4 or earlier.
Sorry, yes I did mean QuickMode.
Are you saying that shows recorded on my Premiere XL4 will have QuickMode enabled for viewing when streamed through the network to a Roamio? That is, when I'm watching my Premiere through a Roamio?