SkipMode and QuickMode coming to Roamio

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

  1. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    Also, they often miss the end credits. i.e. I can use skip mode throughout most of the show, but have to FF/30 second skip to get to the credits section. (Just to paranoidly check if there's an end tag segment, though I realize that's usually only for sitcoms.. But I also often check guest star info if it's in the end credits.)
     
  2. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    The shows I watch that have end segments skip to them (eg the Goldbergs).
     
  3. blacknoi

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    I have 2 Tivos (a pro and a basic) and 2 minis.

    Both minis are attached to the pro which does have skip mode.

    One Mini has skip mode and the other doesnt (despite being attached to the same parent tivo).

    My basic unfortunately doesn't have skip mode either.

    I figured all my units would get it at the same time.

    EDIT: reading the forum, looks like PRO units are getting skip mode before others (and the attached tivo mini coming along for the ride). And I realized my one tivo mini (attached to the pro) that doesnt have skip mode, is on an older firmware than the other mini where skipmode IS working. So that explains it all.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016
  4. ericr74

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    By the time I got home yesterday, my Mini was also updated to include SkipMode. So much better than FF!
     
  5. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

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    SkipMode is working on both Roamio Pros, Minis (only when connected to the Pros) BUT NOT YET ON MY ROAMIO BASIC.

    I am not getting it on all 20 networks, just 13, but that is fine.

    I have had a number of primetime shows just give me a single commercial skip.
    so I have to push the green button 6 to 8 times during the commercial breaks.

    I get many that commercial skip through all of the commercials in the break, with one push of the green D Skip button,

    Something New (at least for me) is that a prompt is appearing in the upper left of the screen, prompting me to push the green Skip button.
    I do not think I am seeing it during all commercial breaks.
    I ESPECIALLY NOTICE THIS WHEN THE GREEN SKIP BUTTON WILL ONLY SKIP ONE COMMERCIAL AT A TIME.
    I wonder if this is the compromise worked out with the lawyers for the Tv Networks and TiVo's Lawyers.

    The difference with this compromise for the Green D Skip Button, the 30 second jump and the FF3 options:
    Is that I know the Green D Skip button will take me into the beginning the show (eventually).
    With the 30 Second jumps, I eventually have to do one or two backward jumps to see the last part of the commercial, to be able to see the continuation of the show.
    FF3 allows me to speed thru commercials, but I have to guess how much past the start of the show to go, so that it will start at the beginning of the continuation of the show.

    Right now two days after introducing SKIPMODE,:
    I have about 1/3 of my shows with SKIP on my Roamio Pro.
    My Wife's Roamio Pro has about 15% of her shows with SKIP.
    Our Daily News Roamio Basic has 0 SKIPs The Basic records 1 copy of each daily show, morning shows (Today, GMA, etc.), Evening News shows, Late Night Shows, etc.

    And on the Channels that have SkipMode, not all shows have SKIP when recorded from 4PM to 12AM.


    So far I have:
    ABC
    ABC Family
    AMC
    CBS
    CC
    CW
    Fox
    FX
    H
    NBC
    TCM
    TNT
    USA
    WTCNCD ?

    So far I got some shows on 13 of the 20 networks.

    I live in South Florida and was resigning myself that SkipMode was not coming to us in South Florida or the rest of the country.

    I FINALLY GET TO USE THE GREEN BUTTON ON OUR REMOTES.
     
  6. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

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    My CONTINUUM folder has SKIP, but none of the 4 seasons and specials in the folder have SKIP.

    I have all of
    TIME,
    SECONDS,
    MINUTES and
    HOURS

    Is that telling me that Skip is coming to this show SOMETIME in the future?
     
  7. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    My Roamio HD, the 4 tuner cable and
    O. T. A. model got HBO Go, The WWE app and the other new ones yesterday.
    It has not got "Skip Mode" yet. Any info on if that model will get skip mode?
    It has had "Quick Mode" for sometime now.
    Don't know if it matters, I dropped a 3TB HDD in it the day it arrived, it came pre activated with lifetime service.

    Sent from my LG G4 using Tapatalk
     
  8. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Yes, within the next 5 days.
     
  9. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Try using the channel up button to see if you get the skip to work right. You may be accidentally pushing the 30 second skip rather than the D. Some have reported they do that accidentally.
     
  10. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    Thank you!!

    Sent from my LG G4 using Tapatalk
     
  11. elmeng

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    Puzzled, my recording of NBC programs last night did not include the skip Mode. When I first got skip mode, the recording of NBC programs I had made previously to the roll out, contained the skip.

    Is there a 24 hour delay or is it my cable company?
     
  12. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    I've never experienced this on either of my Roamio Pros, but I've only ever used the "Channel Up" button. It could be a weird software bug with the "D" button and some shows.
     
  13. mvalpreda

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    Works great on my Roamio Pro (showed up a few days ago) and showed up on my Minis last night. No issues on The Middle, The Goldbergs, few other shows. I smile a little every time I press the D button.

    In Orange County, California.
     
  14. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

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    I love SkipMode.
     
  15. mickinct

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    HI does anyone in CT. HAVE SKIP mode yet?
     
  16. NoNose

    NoNose It's complicated...

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    Must be a low population density issue. No priority for the Northwest.
     
  17. moonscape

    moonscape Member

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    Yes! I've been having these two exactly on my Roamio Pro for the last week or so. It at times seemed to be ignoring the remote commands and would keep FF'ing, then when it finally would stop, it took a while to get it to back up, then it would stall. This is still going on sporadically. My Basic and Plus don't have this.
     
  18. keenanSR

    keenanSR Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the hit and miss aspect of SkipMode seems to be getting worse. Last night Elementary had SM whereas Shades and The Blacklist did not. Suits on USA has just stopped having it for the last 3 weeks, Colony on the same network seems to be very hit and miss as well.

    Sorry, Elementary is on CBS, but it didn't have SM either.
     
  19. humbb

    humbb Active Member

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    Yes, I also missed SM on the Blacklist last night (Comcast, Roamio Pro, SF Bay Area). Had it on the previous week's episode. Also didn't have it for the first time on People vs OJ (FX) this week.

    Must be all those new SkipMode activations nationwide stressing out the servers! :rolleyes:
     
  20. keenanSR

    keenanSR Well-Known Member

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    I think it's human error, the person responsible simply missed it. From the viewer side, and some of us have had it for quite some time now, the SkipMode operation has appeared to be rather haphazard at times; I can imagine the person leaving the desk to get coffee, comes back(or not!) and forgets they need to do The Blacklist. :D
     

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