SkipMode and QuickMode coming to Roamio

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

  1. Jan 4, 2016 #221 of 621
    c133roamioerrors

    c133roamioerrors Member

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    It's been a week since I got the message that my Tivo has skip, but no skip icons. Tonight there are some new shows on CBS that I will record and then see what happens.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2016 #222 of 621
    danorum

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    I was also moving some episodes from one roamio to another and noticed that once they moved, they no longer had skip mode. Both of them have skip mode, but it looks like that flag doesn't move with them.

    Dan
     
  3. Jan 5, 2016 #223 of 621
    c133roamioerrors

    c133roamioerrors Member

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    Still no skip icons. Reloaded and rebooted. Turned off captions and turned them back on. I give up. They will be there someday. SF Bay Area Roamio pro user.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2016 #224 of 621
    keenanSR

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    Weird. Sorry to hear that it's just not happening.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2016 #225 of 621
    mattack

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    OK, for the first time, I saw Skip Mode *seriously* fail. On Sunday's premiere of Bordertown, somewhere around halfway into the show, at that commercial break, trying to skip forward would go WAY into the next segment (many minutes)... and at some point later, it put up the 'hit C to skip' info during the show too.. There was nothing wrong with the recording, i.e. no technical difficulties causing an actual delayed section.

    Several other times, including I think on last night's Supergirl, the skip has been a bit *too* close, sometimes even cutting off part of a sentence.. but even sometimes when it was "perfect", I end up skipping back since it wasn't obvious that it DIDN'T cut something off (as I had seen the other cases of part of a sentence being cut off).

    Still, in general _way_ better than me 30 second skipping through commercial breaks.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2016 #226 of 621
    Dan203

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  7. Jan 6, 2016 #227 of 621
    The Merg

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    Anybody know if SkipMode for Roamio has made it to the DC area yet?


    - Merg

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  8. Jan 6, 2016 #228 of 621
    UCLABB

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    TiVo workers setting up the skips are getting bored to death and nodding off on the job.
     
  9. Jan 6, 2016 #229 of 621
    headless chicken

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    So far it's only available in SF and Chicago test markets, but the the CSR I spoke to over the phone today to report a strange occurrence to (see my thread in the Roamio forum) said he believed SkipMode would be coming to all Roamios by late January.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2016 #230 of 621
    wtkflhn

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    From you lips to the TIVO god's ears!
     
  11. Jan 6, 2016 #231 of 621
    midas

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    I'm seeing a lot of instances where shows don't have the skip icon in My Shows, but if you go into the program detail screen it's there.

    And any idea why the Kimmel show has skip but Colbert doesn't?
     
  12. Jan 9, 2016 #232 of 621
    MichaelBLong

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    If true, This would be the first time a CSR has given out accurate information
     
  13. Jan 9, 2016 #233 of 621
    Jed1

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    This maybe true as the current CEO may want to get this done before the new CEO takes over in February. What is not known at this time is what the new CEO will do with the company, stay the course, wind down the consumer unit, or the worst case put TiVo up for sale.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2016 #234 of 621
    NashGuy

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    I'm wondering if the company's current state of limbo is why we've yet to see the Bolt OTA (aka Aereo Edition) roll out. Perhaps they're waiting on the new CEO and whatever decisions he/she makes about strategic direction before rolling out a new product. (We pretty much know the Bolt OTA is ready -- it was included in the original web leak months ago and the Chief Marketing Officer said in Oct. that he expected it to come out by year end.) If the new CEO abandons the consumer unit, obviously we won't see it at all. But who knows? Maybe TiVo will end up abandoning their CableCard consumer products and double down on the OTA/cord-cutter consumer market.

    Anyhow, it sure would be great for us Roamio folks if we could get SkipMode and some new streaming apps locked down before whatever corporate turmoil may come with a new CEO.
     
  15. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

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    Dan
    I have my recording set to start 1 min early and end 3 min late.
    I assume this will not affect the start or end of captions or commercial skip if I ever get SkipMode here in South East Florida.
    George






     
  16. lew

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    Maybe the Bolt OTA model will be announced 40 days after last Roamio basic was sold by tivo.
     
  17. Dan203

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    No, it seems to be able to handle any amount of padding. Where it gets screwed up is when a big chunk of the show gets clipped. Like if you're missing a couple minutes at the end due to overlap protection.
     
  18. Joe01880

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    Most of the CSR's I have spoken too have been in Colorado. Is not to hard to guess what they smoke for breakfast and lunch and might say anything. Believe it when it's in your TiVo.

    Sent from my LG G4 using Tapatalk
     
  19. Jed1

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    The new CSR's name is Jeff Spicoli.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTSk5cbaZso
     
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