Advertisements If you are like me, you record a lot of stuff for later viewing. Thats why you bought a TIVO, right? But time is of the essence. While playback is great, it is just as slow as watching in real time (but you can skip the commercials, if you remember to do so). Enter QuickMode, available on all Roamio and BOLT TIVO models. Rather than pressing Fast Forward once and watching recordings at a still reasonable pace, but with no sound at all, Quickmode allows you to watch at 1.3 times faster than realtime, AND you get sound. Ah yes, the sound. Voices seem pretty normal, just a bit faster. It is NOT noticeably uncomfortable. Music, on the other hand, is not only played at a faster rate, but sometimes it sounds like tinny music from some 70s film series (if the recording is a drama or comedy), and a bit off. Sports, on the other hand (with very little background music) is wonderfully watchable. I have noticed that if I implement QuickMode, I have to increase the volume, because it is quieter. This is not a deal breaker. What I like is that it allows you to zip through recordings without missing any content (although you do have to pay a little more attention, a skill todays kids mostly lack). For instance, last year I recorded all of the episodes of the Simpsons for later playback (and I am still playing them back!) but now I can watch 3 episodes in one hour with QuickMode, if I skip the commercials too. Overall, I love it!! Three Thumbs UP!!