SkipMode works like a champ

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Vicini, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    Same here... Waiting on a Mini update... :)

    NOTE: Oh wait... I just read Yodoka's post... Will reboot now... :)

    NOTE 2: Yup... Works now... Thanks! How are people who don't frequent forums supposed to figure this out???
     
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  2. johnh123

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    Over there
    Oh yes, I like this. Haven't been on here in awhile so didn't know it was coming. Great feature.
     
  3. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

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    I had 3 ReplayTVs with Lifetime and ran them for about 5 years.
    But their support was in question, and switched from company to company.

    I got two TiVo Series 2 with Lifetime. which I also used along with the ReplayTVs.

    But around 2006, I went to HDTV and Dish Network. After a year or so, I got on the waiting list to Demo the Hoppers. Dish limited their Hoppers Commercial skip to the 4 major networks and only for PRIMETIME shows and limited their Commercial Skip till the overnight updates, so it would only be available the next day.

    Surveys were done by Dish Network and later confirmed by the networks the sonly a small slice of the TV audience would ever benefit from Commercial Skip offered by the Dish Hopper.
    At that time about 85% with DVRs hardly used them to time shift PRIMETIME SHOWS. Most used them to watch prime time in real time or slight skewed from real time. Only about 15% used the DVR to watch a show the next day.
    I was in that latter group. My wife and most of my friends were in the former group who watched their primary shows in near real time most of the time. Most of that latter group were shift workers.

    The Commercial Skip option was only activated one for each viewing of a show when it was selected to be played back.
     
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  4. RSCHOON

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    The bigger mystery here is how anyone made it through 9 episodes of The Bastard Executioner! I was really excited for this show, but found it to be completely unwatchable.
     
  5. ej42137

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    Dan203 has said that the commercial breaks are identified during playback from closed caption information. If the show is not re-edited to change the break points, those markers would be consistent between airings.
     
  6. Joe3

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    Anyone on the East Coast have the Skip Mode feature ??
     
  7. ClearToLand

    ClearToLand Old !*#$% Tinkerer!

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    Amen!
     
  8. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

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    I am in South East Florida, on the ocean, so we can not get any further east.

    I just got QuickMode on 12/5/15 on my Roamio Pros and Basic.

    I got QuickMode on 10/30/15 on both of my Premier Minis.

    No SkipMode yet, but I have SW 20.5.6 on all 5 devices.

    So I am guessing it is just a switch or patch to be set as all the SW is there for SkipMode.

    If anyone has the BOLT in my area, they are probably getting SkipMode.
     
  9. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

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    They either live without it being activated for a long time until they accidentally activate it.
    Or
    They call TiVo Tech Support if they think they should have it on their Mini.
     
  10. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    You could move to Maine. Everything north of Georgia is further east than you are.
     
  11. mattack

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    ...going in the other direction, AutoHop is only available for a week, right?

    So saving up a bunch of episodes and watching them en masse with AutoHop isn't possible...?

    As I mentioned in another thread, I have many (but not all) months old episodes of shows showing up with SKIP available. AutoHop, and the "use one tuner for all of network primetime" were features that made me VERY curious about DISH.. But since you couldn't (1) download shows, (2) own the hardware, (3) get lifetime subscription... it was mostly just curiosity.
     

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