Quick Mode - hard to get used to

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bradleys, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

    Apr 2, 2005


  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Philly suburbs
    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.
  3. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    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..)
  4. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    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.
  5. mad.gunsmith

    mad.gunsmith New Member

    Jul 1, 2010


    yes some shows are to fast to be able to use the Quick Mode
    Golf maybe really good in Quick Mode
  6. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    Imo if I need quick mode to watch a show it's just not worth watching in the first place.
  7. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    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
  8. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    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..
  9. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Active Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    Used it numerous times already for talk shows and other stuff where dialogue doesn't matter much. Really like it.
  10. tonestert

    tonestert Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Works great on Master Chief but not so well with football.
  11. jonw747

    jonw747 Active Member

    Aug 2, 2015
    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.
  12. ort

    ort Member

    Jan 5, 2004
    I wish you could set it to something slightly slower, like a 10% boost.
  13. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

    Apr 2, 2005
    Yeah that's why I don't watch talk shows. :D
  14. pfiagra

    pfiagra Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2014
    I wonder if watching The View with QuickMode is a better interrogation technique than waterboarding?
  15. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

    Feb 13, 2000
    TiVo Town
    Curling........... ;)
  16. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    +1. Although, they already sweep at a break-neck pace. I can only imagine how humorous the sweeping would look at 1.3x.
  17. AZrob

    AZrob Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
    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)?

  18. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

    Apr 2, 2005
    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.
  19. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2013
    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.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2016
  20. AZrob

    AZrob Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
    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?


Share This Page

spam firewall