SkipMode and QuickMode coming to Roamio

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

  1. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    If you hate the D key, you can use channel up.

    The skip data is tied to the CC data so a local commercial doesn't affect it.
  2. DigitalDawn

    DigitalDawn Active Member

    Apr 26, 2009
    Jupiter, FL
    Have it here in Jupiter, FL on my Roamio Pro. Works great!
  3. heifer624

    heifer624 Member

    Jul 12, 2009
    They say it's marked by humans but I have my doubts about that. This is a perfect example.
  4. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

    Nov 9, 2002
    To me it shows that it is humans doing it manually. If it was a machine why would the designations of commercials stop?
  5. heifer624

    heifer624 Member

    Jul 12, 2009
    Code looking for a normal 1 hour show. IF humans were watching the program they'd know better that the show was not over yet.
  6. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

    Nov 9, 2002
    Or rather the code would pick up program data correctly. How else would it know that survivor was on when it was on? It couldn't blindly operate on the designated slot as it's not always the same program.

    Anyway, why would TiVo need to lie about this?
  7. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

    Apr 19, 2015
    No NOT on my Basic.

    But it is on both my Pros

    And both my Minis when connected to a Pro.

    I don't have a Plus.

    Still no messages on any TiVo.

  8. phobiac

    phobiac New Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    got it in Los Angeles last night.
  9. kokishin

    kokishin Active Member

    Sep 9, 2014
    Silicon Valley
    Last night's episode of Suits (USA Network) did not have SkipMode. That's three episodes in a row. I have SkipMode for Suits' episodes from 6/24/15 through 1/27/15 and then no more SkipMode. Perhaps Louis irritated someone at Tivo. :confused:
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2016
  10. oregonman

    oregonman Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Portland OR

    Yes. I'm not sure if any of this is related to the update or to each other, but I've noticed the following problems on my romio pro since the update:

    1) Glitchy playback or sometimes it seems like unresponsive to controls. Sometimes it is just a momentary freeze or audio dropout, but the most drastic thing I noticed is a complete freeze for several seconds while fast forwarding. Everything on the screen just freezes and when it recovers it jumps past the several minutes of program that should have been playing.

    2) Up to several seconds of blank greyish screen after hitting play from my shows list. I'm not sure what previous behavior was because when it is a just a fraction of a second, it is not that noticeable. But I don't remember it ever showing a grey screen for several seconds before starting playback.

    3) Netfix dropouts. There is no buffering messages displayed, just a fraction of a second dropout of audio and maybe video. It is so quick I am not sure I notice anything in the video. Happens about half a dozen times or so during an hour show. It is enough to miss portions of dialog and so is highly annoying. I don't know if it is related to the update because I could be having network issues or netflix servers could be having issues, but I know it wasn't happening before the update. It is annoying enough that I would have noticed.
  11. keenanSR

    keenanSR Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Santa Rosa CA
    I'm beginning to think that's the case, better get Harvey on the case! :D

    Yes, 1/27/16 is the last episode for me too.

    It also missed Code Black on CBS, and an episode of Colony from 2/4/16 that previously did not have SkipMode now does yet an even earlier episode from 1/21/16 still doesn't have it. As of yesterday episodes 1, 3, and 5 did have SkipMode, now only episode 4 is missing it. Bizarre...

    P.S. All the episodes mentioned above are first run.
  12. c133roamioerrors

    c133roamioerrors Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    I got another email announcement on skip yesterday. I still don't have it and can't contact the Tivo site.
  13. mjh

    mjh Re: Member

    Dec 19, 2002
    Are any of you who have discovered skip mode working on your roamios, using a roamio ota? It has not come yet on mine but I'm using a roamio ota. My instinct is that it just hasn't been enabled yet on my specific unit, but in the back of my head, I'm wondering if the otas are out of scope for this.
  14. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Philly suburbs
    It's coming to all Roamios by 2/24. Plus doesn't have it yet either.
  15. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Orlando Florida
    ok, got the message I have skip mode. a few shows in my shows show "skip mode" how does it work?, especially since I use a Harmony remote
  16. RoyK

    RoyK New Member

    Oct 22, 2004
    SW VA

    You can encode the D button on your Harmony or simply use channel up which also performs the skip.
  17. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    The easiest way is to use TiVo's Channel Up/Down button.
  18. keenanSR

    keenanSR Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Santa Rosa CA
    If it doesn't show up by 2/24 then I would start making some noise with TiVo to find out why. You should have had it a long time ago, very odd that you haven't.
  19. ericr74

    ericr74 Member

    Apr 16, 2001
    I got SkipMode yesterday on my Roamio Pro. My Mini doesn't have it yet, though. It's an awesome feature!
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Mini just needs a forced call and a reboot. It doesn't "get" SkipMode, it just mirrors the host TiVo. That ability was added to the Mini software back when the Bolt was released.

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