SkipMode and QuickMode coming to Roamio

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

  1. Nov 24, 2015 #21 of 621
    eelton

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    Ok, I'm in Chicago...so how do I activate SkipMode? I don't see anything yet.

    I assume a software update is coming.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2015 #22 of 621
    waynomo

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    Nice!

    (Limited to San Francisco and Chicago at first)
     
  3. Nov 25, 2015 #23 of 621
    abeagler

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    So if the Roamios are getting these features, what's left as the advantage of buying a Bolt? I suppose it's more future-proofed in terms of long term support, but am I missing anything else?
     
  4. Nov 25, 2015 #24 of 621
    foghorn2

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    1) slightly quicker interface
    2) 4K, maybe they will remaster Gilligans Island in 4K someday and then you can stream it with a 30meg connection or higher
    3) a bent white turd :D

    If I were CEO, I'd keep the Bolt concept, but market that to OTA users only. Maybe go ahead and call that the Aereo Bolt- umm that would make an interesting graphic. Have bundle deals with an antenna and offer installation in major markets. (I'd love to add that to my LLC's list of services)

    Cable/OTA/Pro units then shall get a new square box any one would be proud of displaying and easily sold by cable companies. These units will go back to using 3.5 HDDs but with more capacity and the Pro with 6 tuners. With the patents expiring, Tivo will really need to latch on to cable subs.
     
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  5. Nov 25, 2015 #25 of 621
    moyekj

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    It has faster processor and triple the RAM which means apps like PLEX run much better (supports 1080p for example) and downloads are a lot faster, but hardly good enough reasons alone to "upgrade". It's still a downgrade compared to 6 tuner Roamios as far as I'm concerned, especially now that SkipMode will eventually become a feature for Roamios in all US markets.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2015 #26 of 621
    scottfll954

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    So is it YES or NO...are we getting it..???

    I do not see it anymore on there site...
     
  7. Nov 25, 2015 #27 of 621
    mickinct

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    TiVo:

    As part of our latest software update that began rolling out today, the QuickMode feature introduced on the new TiVo BOLT will now also be available on all TiVo Roamio DVRs. In addition to other feature enhancements, bug fixes and more, we will also be pushing an update to TiVo Roamio DVRs in two markets – the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago – to test another popular feature introduced on TiVo BOLT: SkipMode. As has been our practice, we will continue to deliver additional features and updates to our platforms as we are able.
    I hope it FIXES THE AUDIO BUG...............
     
  8. Nov 25, 2015 #28 of 621
    moyekj

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    I still don't understand the San Francisco/Chicago test for SkipMode. It's a software feature that already has been tested for Bolt platform not localized to specific markets. But I guess because of the lawsuit possibilities TiVo has to tread very carefully for SkipMode so just being extra cautious. Let's hope the roll out to other markets actually happens and happens shortly after the initial test period.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2015 #29 of 621
    foghorn2

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    I guess if the Skip mode on the Roamio were to be implemented in Las Vegas too soon- and not working right, many here would turn to gambling, drugs and prostitution.

    Killing each other with guns or joining the homeless due to Tivo skipmode depression is less worse.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2015 #30 of 621
    krkaufman

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  13. Nov 25, 2015 #33 of 621
    Fofer

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    What "audio bug?" My Roamio and Mini are fine. :confused:

    EDIT TO ADD: Are you referring to this? Thankfully I haven't noticed that happening on my boxes...
     
  14. Nov 25, 2015 #34 of 621
    krkaufman

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  15. Nov 25, 2015 #35 of 621
    mickinct

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    Yes
     
  16. Nov 25, 2015 #36 of 621
    astrohip

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    I don't think the lawsuit concern has anything to do with the test rollout. The size of the market won't cause or prevent TiVo from being sued.

    WAG is there may be some concern with Internet activity. Since each box has to contact the mothership to get the SkipMode info, maybe they're concerned their servers can't handle the load. But that's a WAG, I have no real insight into their concern.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2015 #37 of 621
    mad.gunsmith

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    my Roamio plus and pro got the update with QuickMode this pass week
    the minis got it a few week ago
    no SkipMode on any box yet
     
  18. Dec 7, 2015 #38 of 621
    mlsnyc

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    You're in the "greater Chicago or San Francisco markets"? Those were supposed to get it in advance of a 12/10 nationwide rollout but TiVo seemed to have backtracked. It now looks like SF and Chicago will be the only areas that will have it for Roamio owners for a while.

    Official release notes:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=534629
     
  19. Dec 7, 2015 #39 of 621
    sbiller

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    This seems like a good theory. Staged roll-out to help with balancing the surge on their back-end data centers.
     
  20. Dec 7, 2015 #40 of 621
    gweempose

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    I'm in the Chicago market and I have some questions ....

    1) How do I know if my Roamio has QuickMode?
    2) How do I know if my Roamio has SkipMode?
    3) Can these features be used on a Mini that is streaming from a Roamio?
    3) If I don't have these features yet, is there anything I can do to get them faster?

    Edit: I just checked, and my Minis all have the new channel logos as well as QuickMode. I don't think they have SkipMode yet. Interestingly, my Roamio hasn't yet received any of these updates.
     
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