SkipMode and QuickMode coming to Roamio

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

  1. Dec 10, 2015 #81 of 621
    ej42137

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    You are confusing patent with copyright.
     
  2. Dec 10, 2015 #82 of 621
    RoamioJeff

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    Okay. I was responding to tim1724, who used the term "patents". If that is incorrect, then replace "patent" with "copyright".

    My overall point stands: If VLC has developed thier own unique decoding/encoding method/code/software, versus just using someone elses unlicensed code (patented or copyright), then it would appear to be a legitimate process.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2015 #83 of 621
    tim1724

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    They write their own code. So they're ok in terms of copyright. But it infringes Dolby's patent. So the problem with the unlicensed decoder is patent infringement not copyright infringement.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2015 #84 of 621
    ej42137

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    No, VLC infringes on Dolby's patent in the code they have written. It's doubtful the infringement can be mitigated by rewriting the codec, because it's got to produce and read Dolby encoded sound. Moreover, VLC hasn't got pockets deep enough to defend in any case.
     
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    gweempose

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    For those of you still waiting for SkipMode, try forcing a connection to the mothership. Mine didn't have it this morning, but it magically appeared after a forced connect. To be honest, I was kind of shocked, as I've been trying this every day since my Roamio first got the 20.5.6 update. I'm not sure if SkipMode is still limited to the Chicago and San Francisco markets. It may be, or they may have started a wider roll out. I'm in the Chicago suburbs.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2015 #86 of 621
    Am_I_Evil

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    pretty sure that's your answer...
     
  7. Dec 11, 2015 #87 of 621
    krkaufman

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    jonw747

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    I have a Roamio Plus and a Mini connected to the same TVs, so I could do an apples to apples comparison if I felt like it; but like I said - I'd only taken a quick look at Quick Mode on the Roamio because it had accidentally turned on.

    Can't say I've ever had a problem hearing dialog in stereo mode, though, but my front speakers are far bigger than my center (which is by no means wimpy).
     
  9. Dec 11, 2015 #89 of 621
    MikeekiM

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    FYI for those on this thread... You may want to check your Roamio tonight... I got skipmode today... Just checked my NPL and a bunch of programs show up with the green "skip" icon...
     
  10. Dec 11, 2015 #90 of 621
    NJChris

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    You're in one of the test markets so that makes sense you got it.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2015 #91 of 621
    philwojo

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    I got skip mode last night, really like it. Coming from an S3 and Tivo HD so the Roamio is a whole new ball game for me.

    Tried out the skip mode on a previous recording and it worked like a charm, really like this feature, I hope it gets pushed out to everyone very soon.

    I'm in the west burbs of Chicago and I am OTA only.

    Phil
     
  12. Dec 11, 2015 #92 of 621
    krkaufman

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    How's your channel guide logo situation? (my experience)
     
  13. Dec 11, 2015 #93 of 621
    bareyb

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    RFO! I just got it today! It works perfectly too. I had no idea we were going to be getting this. I'm so happy! I HATE commercials. :D
     
  14. Dec 11, 2015 #94 of 621
    zerdian1

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    It will be a long time before it reaches into Southern Florida.

    I was on Priority List and they said that got me 20.5.6.
    for me that is QuickMode and New Channel Logos.

    There is no longer a promise of getting SkipMode for the Roamios.
     
  15. Dec 11, 2015 #95 of 621
    ajwees41

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    it's only supposed to be a test of skipmode in your area and might not even stay.
     
  16. Dec 11, 2015 #96 of 621
    krkaufman

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    That will be a sad day, though I'll be OK with it, since it's a feature I'd never counted on when buying my TiVos. (Though I *would* be a little annoyed to learn that it was all really just a marketing ploy to create buzz about SkipMode, at the expense of teasing legions of Roamio users.)
     
  17. Dec 11, 2015 #97 of 621
    gweempose

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    Is SkipMode supposed to be active on the Minis as well? I assumed it would start working on my Minis as soon as my Roamio got it, but this is not the case.

    Edit: Looks like I spoke too soon. I rebooted the Mini, and now it has SkipMode as well. :)
     
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  18. Dec 11, 2015 #98 of 621
    astrohip

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    You don't know that at all. They rolled it out to some test markets. They may or may not have paused a larger rollout, although it seems we're basing that on some ads that have since changed. But we've heard nothing official from TiVo, or our best source of info, Margret.

    TiVo has not said one word about this. Not. One. Word.

    So how do you know "it will be a long time"? What do you know that we don't?
     
  19. Dec 12, 2015 #99 of 621
    philt56

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    Can I disable the message to hit 'D' to enable skip mode? Getting annoying. I continue to just do the 30 seconds skips. It's nice to see some ads, in particular previews of new shows or specials. If I use skip mode all the time, I could miss lots of things I would have wanted to see. That and Entertainment Weekly magazine TV reviews help keep me aware.

    I remember the old days where one would skim thru the TV guide in the Sunday paper to see what's to watch that week.of course, a lot fewer channels then��
     
  20. MikeekiM

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    OK... I have had a chance to experience skip mode, and I like it...

    That said, I am not sure how I can use it correctly all the time... I know, sounds a little silly, right? Push the button...skip all commercials... Where's the complicated part???

    I thought I read that skip mode also skips to the next "segment" of some shows... They used the tonight show as an example... If you are not into the current "segment", you can press the skip button and be transported to the next skit or segment...

    I tried that, and sure enough, I see it skip to another segment... But being the paranoid guy that I am, I decided to rewind manually, and I found that I had skipped huge amounts of content and was transported to the end of the next commercial break...

    How do I know when skip is set up to skip a segment versus skip to the end of the next commercial break?

    Also...I decided a while ago to stick with the 30-second shuttle (30 second fast-forwards) instead of the 30-second skips... Now that I have this commercial skip capability, I am thinking that the 30-second skips are more consistent and aligned with the commercial skip function... (just a mental note to myself)...
     

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