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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Bierboy, Nov 24, 2015.
QuickMode is fun - it's like forcing the actors to drink a tumbler of espresso.
South Chicago suburb and got Skipmode on Friday. It sounded gimmicky when it was announced, but I'm liking it way more than I thought. Works perfectly and eliminates over skipping.
Me too. I *HATE* being forced to watch ANYTHING... EVER. And, yet, I don't mind zooming through commercials at high speed and I actually do pay attention to them and I will stop and watch something I think might be interesting.
One thing I find annoying- I never had any problems with undershooting using FF until TiVo added that damn automatic jump back. They assume people have slow reflexes and need assistance. I do not, so I have had to adjust for years trying to overshoot the magic right amount so it will actually stop where I want it to.
Oh, first-world problems
Do you really think any company is that stupid?
Can anyone tell me about national rollout of SkipMode (or at least Boston area?)
No as TiVo hasn't released any information on that. It's only in the couple of test markets for now.
what is stupid? they are testing it in 2 markets
I think it was guessed tivo had employees there to test not that the CEO has family theere.
I believe they were characterizing any company that would release such a feature to regular customers (that is, not a restricted group of customers explicitly classified as "testers") and then later remove the admittedly impressive capability from this set of customers as a stupid company.
Anyone have an opinion as to what TiVo is actually testing in the two markets? My guess would be their servers ability to deal with a lot of communication to each TiVo using the skip.
It's a good question... It's just software, right? And it's implemented on Bolt nationwide, right? What is specific about the Roamio and this new feature?
NOTE: Interesting... With Quick Mode, I got it on my TiVo Mini first...and then it made its way to my Roamio Pro...
However, with Skip Mode, I got it on Roamio Pro, and I am still waiting for it to show up on my TiVo Mini... Weird...
NOTE 2: Found out in another thread that I needed to reboot my TiVo Mini to enable the Skip Mode feature... It's working now!
I've caught a number of good, interesting commercials using the SLIP/SCAN/SHUTTLE (I am not sure now what to call it!) feature...
Last week I caught the Star Wars themed Dodge commercial with the one black Dodge leading a synchronized pack of white "stormtrooper" Dodges to the movie theater... That was a cool commercial!!!
That is my Guess.
They had a faster rollout planned market by market.
California, where they had the most employees who could test it was logical first choice.
The road map had California, Chicago and Albuquerque.
They they hit a problem. I can only assume it was server overload.
Do they have regional servers or only a single central server, I do not know.
Albuquerque was dropped and no longer in the mix or even on the list anymore.
They are still bogged down in the first two markets for many weeks now.
They may be adding or activating SkipMode to a few clusters of TiVos at a time,
maybe they are in areas around the central target area.
You can stop FF without getting the jump-back by using the PAUSE button ("||") instead of the PLAY button to stop the FF. Then hit PLAY to continue at exactly that spot.
By the way, it's not just San Francisco, but the entire San Francisco Bay Area. It's a huge area. I'm 45 minutes away in Cupertino and we got it here. I'm sure it goes on up to the rest of the Bay Area as well.
I'm hoping it goes well and we get to keep it, it's a great feature. I just hope they don't give it to us and then take it away, that would be worse than never having it at all. A friend of mine said it was a ploy to get you hooked on it and then start charging an additional fee for it.
VLC *HAS* removed Dolby Digital decoding in current versions, at LEAST for the iOS version.. I have no idea if the desktop versions too..
(That's why I continue to use the old iOS app.)
Though I'm now using quick mode on my Tivo TOO, I'm still using VLC, especially away from home... (e.g. over the weekend, I watched a bunch of Nightly Show episodes at around 1.8x at the gym.)
I live in the SF Bay Area about 20 miles east of SF (Lafayette CA). I don't have it. Anyone near me have it? I got the email regarding the rollout.
Has your Roamio received the 20.5.6 update, yet?