SkipMode and QuickMode coming to Roamio

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Bierboy, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    That beyond my pay grade, TiVo should be investigating this problem, not much we can do with the information.
     
  2. bareyb

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    Most of us who are complaining have never or very rarely had a blue spinning circle of death (or whatever you call it) and I have not seen this type of Video Artifacting (picture breaking up) in literally years of daily use. So this is a software update problem, not a server location problem. At least it sure seems to be in my case.

    This behavior is all new since the update. Not that it happens all that often, but I did think that TiVo should be aware, and if we don't tell them they won't know. And as I understand it, they do monitor these forums now.
     
  3. c133roamioerrors

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    Today at the bottom of my shows listing there was a line that said this dvr has skip. You click on it and further information is provided. I am assuming that skip mode will only appear on shows that I have not already recorded. Is this correct because none of the shows flagged as new on my shows has the skip icon?
     
  4. bareyb

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    Actually it showed up on a bunch of shows I've had for months. It mostly seems to show up on the major broadcast and cable networks and those types of shows. My MMA stuff never gets marked for instance. You can see the little Skip" label in the list of your Shows on the Main Page.
     
  5. c133roamioerrors

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    I live in Lafayette, CA and that has always been considered part of the SF Bay Area. At one time my Area Code was 415 the same as SF. Silicon valley is at least 30 miles from what I consider the Bay Area and I live about 20 miles from SF. Tivo has it's own map. No icons for regular network shows.
    No icon, no skip.
     
  6. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I thought that some users indicated they didn't see it for a few days afterward. Not sure if that was after they got the notification or after the update.

    Also, it's only going to be non-live shows recorded on the supported channels during the supported time frame.

    Scott
     
  7. midas

    midas I heard that TCF Club

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    In my case it took about 4 or 5 days after I got the update before I finally saw the skip icon. It was so long that I was convinced that I was outside the Chicago DMA. But eventually it showed up.

    But I know about the new message. It's actually a starred item on Tivo Central. That message showed up yesterday even though I've now had skipmode for a few weeks.

    And it's been posted here before, but here's a list of what channels are included and the timeframe involved.

    https://www.tivo.com/popup/skipmode-channels
     
  8. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

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    I have had my 20.5.6 MINI update for QuickMode and Channel Logos on 10/05/15.

    I had my OnePass updated on my Roamios on 11/05/15.

    I got my Roamio TiVo Fall 2015 update for 20.5.6 on 12/05/15.

    So I am hoping the sequence continues and I get SkipMode on my Roamios on 01/05/16.
     
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  9. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

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    What part of the country are you in?
    Are you in one of the two test markets of SF & Chi?
    If you are not, then it is looking more promising of the rest of us.
     
  10. c133roamioerrors

    c133roamioerrors Member

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    I live about 20 miles east of SF and still don't have it.
     
  11. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

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    ROAMIO SkipMode Channels.

    Twenty most watched channels.

    The SkipMode feature is available on the top 20 most-watched networks and more channels will be added in the future. The shows that will be SkipMode-enabled are those that appear during the most common recording hours: seven days a week, between the hours of 4:00 pm and midnight (12:30 am for late night talk shows airing on ABC, NBC and CBS). Recorded shows with the SkipMode feature appear in your MyShows lists with a SKIP icon.

    Alphabetical List Of Current 20 SkipMode Channels:
    ABC,
    ABCFam,
    AMC,
    Bravo,
    CBS,
    Comedy Central,
    CW,
    Discovery,
    Food Network,
    Fox,
    FX,
    HGTV,
    History Channel,
    Lifetime,
    NBC,
    Sci-Fi,
    TBS,
    TLC,
    TNT,
    USA.
     
  12. DawnW

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    QuickMode was added to my features as of yesterday. I am in Charlotte, NC.

    We used it to watch a sitcom that was already a bit fast so some of it was definitely "double espresso" fast! :D

    However, I can see that this will be something I will really enjoy.

    I don't know if I have SkipMode as nothing popped up about that and I haven't tried to it.
     
  13. brandenwan

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    Follow this winter's CES as Tivo solidifies the Bolt as their flagship product and makes some important announcements, including the nationwide rollout of SkipMode to the Roamio. It is likely they will follow their usual formula where they highlight recent software rollouts which included needed improvements and additions to Tivo's core features; QuickMode, SkipMode, OneSearch, and OnePass are the big four. Guide enhancements and third-party app integrations will likely be mentioned too.

    The above statements are based on what they have done at past CES events; please don't scream at me. :)
    CES is the event at which we will likely get our first indication of when a national rollout of Skipmode may occur.
     
  14. gweempose

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    I have SkipMode, but for some reason it isn't showing up on Fargo, which is on FX.
     
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  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    SkipMode uses captions to align to recordings. Check the captions in your recording. If they're corrupt then it wont work. Also if you clip off to much of the start or end of the recording it wont work either, so beware of the overlap protection setting.
     
  16. astrohip

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    FX is known for having caption problems. It is the only channel I watch where captions come & go as they please (and sadly, I watch a lot of FX programs). Perhaps there is a connection between their caption problems, and the SkipMode issue.

    Are you on Comcast?
     
  17. mrizzo80

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    How do they get away with this? Doesn't this violate laws/regulations?
     
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    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there is an FCC requirement for closed captions. Somebody's got to complain for it to be enforced.
     
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    gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    I think I figured out why I wasn't getting SkipMode on Fargo. I had forgotten that all the episodes were originally recorded on my Premier and then transferred to my Roamio. I guess SkipMode only shows up on recordings that were recorded on the Roaomio itself.
     
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    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yep
     

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