Tivo Gameskip 2020

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by dishrich, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. dishrich

    dishrich Active Member

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    In case some users didn't see this on their Tivo messages:
    TiVo 2020 GameSkip
     
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  2. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks--I've been wondering about this, but with TiVo reps. rarely posting here nowadays, hadn't seen anything here and hadn't gotten around to asking.*
    * Funny but, shouldn't this be the sort of thing that TiVo sends out as TiVo box Messages? I guess some people received it, but others, no (I didn't). Though the company seems capable of sending me TiVo Stream 4K marketing messages there, for a product that does not yet exist.
     
  3. dishrich

    dishrich Active Member

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    They did, at least to mine & which is how I found out about it...I take it you did NOT get it?
     
  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Nope, no message here--I checked when I saw your post. But I suppose that TiVo could be rolling them out over time.
     
  5. JoeKustra

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    I had messages on three TiVo units today. TE3 and TE4.
     
  6. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I just checked my box, and the message now has appeared. :)
     
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    Nashville Comcast market here.... is anyone else’s guide for Fox messed up...? Mine has said “Upcoming: Super Bowl LIV Postgame “ for two days now... the entire schedule for the whole day says that. Also after getting the message on my box for recording the game....I cannot as the listing does not show the game.... just the postgame show thusly the recording fails.... using the box and the app. What an utter failure. Perhaps just my market...? Did a connection update no change.
     
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    dishrich

    dishrich Active Member

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    Sounds like an issue with your local FOX affiliate screwing up their guide data - I have Tivo's on both Comcast & OTA from 2 markets; all my FOX SB listings are updated correctly & the same.
     
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    chetly

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    Copy that... thx
     
  10. Mikeguy

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    So, I'm wondering: as a business matter, does TiVo earn anything either directly or indirectly from Fox/advertisers through GameSkip? First, it encourages viewers to watch the commercials; and second, because of GameSkip, viewers can't skip the commercials through SkipMode/AutoSkip (although the commercials still may be sped through via FF and Advance).

    Quite ingenious if TiVo does, if you think of it. ;)
     
  11. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    Havent these patent trolls patented that already?
     
  12. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    As far as the guide issue goes. Just record fox from 3 to midnight!!
     
  13. glfiske

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    Game skip never appeared or worked for me either. Recorded Game on a Roamio.. I've had Tivo's since the Tivo Model 1 days and I worry about Tivo not lasting due to being bought out and all of their Intellectual property being spun off and monetized by the new owners while Tivo itself dies a slow death
     
  14. carabalda

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    I saw the message. I read the message. I recorded the game. And GameSkip does not work. Utterly useless. Normal skipping during TV playback is great. This sucks.
     
  15. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Well, the "good" news is: TiVo has been bought out (by the company Xperi; being referenced as a "merger"), although the deal is not expected to close until the second quarter of this year. TiVo to Merge With Entertainment-Tech Firm Xperi in $3 Billion Deal And nothing is being spun-off by TiVo in this--it's a total package merger.
     
  16. unclehonkey

    unclehonkey Well-Known Member

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    still no SM on the Super Bowl
     
  17. mrsean

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    Same here o_O
     
  18. outlanderNC

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    Tuesday 02-04-2020..... still no SKIP on my SB recording.....
     
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  20. unclehonkey

    unclehonkey Well-Known Member

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    I just submitted a ticket. We'll see if it works ;)
     
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