Tivo is Working on Automatic Commercial Skipping

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  1. Apr 2, 2019 #1 of 339
    Tony_T

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    Tivo is Working on Automatic Commercial Skipping - Cord Cutters News

    Ever hate having to fast forward through commercials on your DVR recordings? Now TiVo is rolling out automatic commercial skipping feature for DVRed recordings according to areport from Dave Zatz. According to screenshots that Tivo now removed there is an automatic commercial skipping feature in the works for TiVo DVRs for programs that have already been DVRed.

    This new “SkipMode” option will give you the option to manually skip commercials or have an automatic option to skip commercials. According to Dave Zatz this new feature will come out sometime in the Spring of 2019.

     
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    JoeKustra

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    krkaufman

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    Chuckle. According to Zatz’ reading of a TCF post, actually; and, as I just posted to Zatz’ blog post, the original Shoop Facebook comments are still in place. Nothing’s been deleted; you just need to expand the linked FB post’s comments to see Shoop’s comments Re: AutoSkip.

    (And there weren’t any screenshots posted to the Facebook thread. I expect that the AutoSkip preferences screenshot in Zatz’ post came from his TiVo source. That’s some sloppy writing by Cord Cutters News.)
     
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    Tony_T

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    I'm confused. Is Autoskip in the 21.8.3.RC8 release?
     
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    krkaufman

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    Per Zatz article, no.
     
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    Sparky19053

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    Auto skip commercials, Oh heavenly, what will do with all the free time watching one hour shows under 40 minutes. I Can't wait!
     
  7. Apr 4, 2019 #7 of 339
    mattack

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    I'll definitely use this, but not seeing the commercials AT ALL, and not having animated commercials ON TOP of the programming make it worth switching inputs/using a worse UI, and paying for the streaming services.. (AS WELL as tivoing cable as a backup)
     
  8. Apr 5, 2019 #8 of 339
    Mikeguy

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    You can even do it now, and save all that time: press the 30-second skip button 6 or 7 times during the average commercial break. ;)
     
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    TonyD79

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    ???? You are complaining about technology that saved you 1/3 of your time based on your numbers?
     
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    krkaufman

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    What are you even arguing? That lawsuits were NOT a major factor in the demise of ReplayTV or a concern at TiVo in regards to implementing AutoSkip?
     
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    longrider

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    The legal issue is the whole reason i thought TiVo did the IFTTT applet. As TiVo already had SkipMode implementing Auto Skip would be trivial. But by requiring the user to set it up with an external service it keeps TiVo at arms length from the automatic part
     
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    krkaufman

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    Yes, correct; that was part of the prior discussion from the RC8 thread that I’m trying to redirect over here, now that we’ve been informed that RC8 doesn’t include the feature.
     
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    Fofer

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    You can do it now with TE4/Hydra and IFTTT. No button presses needed. The new feature is that IFTTT won’t be needed, either.
     
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    jcondon

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    I think I will continue with pressing the D / Skip Button. That isn't enough to get me to go back to Hydra.

    I remember this feature fondly on my ReplayTV.
     
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    TonyD79

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    Yes I am arguing exactly that for the TiVo implementation. I’d suspect more of a walk then run implementation plan for TiVo.

    I don’t know enough about replay but I do know that defending even frivolous lawsuits can harm the financial bottom line so they could have played a part in its demise. DVRs were new back then and any distraction from financial security could derail a fledgling company. But they did not lose in court.
     
  16. Apr 5, 2019 #16 of 339
    Fofer

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    Apparently there is a workaround you can achieve the same (or something similar?) with IFTTT and a Harmony remote. But my AV setup got a lot simpler once I started appreciating CEC, and got rid of my Harmony Elite. I also vastly prefer using the original TiVo remote over any less ergonomic "universal" remote out there.

    I also quite like Hydra and could never imagine going back to TE3/Encore on my Roamio Plus. I regret that the negative posts about Hydra had convinced me to hold off as long as they did. I think Hydra is great, the UI overhaul was so long overdue. It's much more modernized and consistent. And CEC support is a dream come true. Native comskip is just icing on the cake.
     
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    jcondon

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    We recently tried Hydra on the refurbished Bolt we got last month. Not being able to watch a folder of shows was a non starter for us. We use that feature almost daily. Hydra might be prettier to some but we will not upgrade until they add that feature back or force the upgrade on us.

    Plus having one interface on the Bolt and another on the 2 Premiere's is less than ideal.

    The old software on the Bolt is pretty snappy. Which is the only real complaint I had with the software anyway.
     
  18. Apr 5, 2019 #18 of 339
    Fofer

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    TiVo added "play all in this folder" to Hydra late last year. I am using it right now. Dave Zatz references it in the last paragraph of this blog post: TiVo Preps Significant System Enhancements

    That said, everybody's got different setups and different priorities. If I had two Premieres in the same household I'd probably prefer all of the interfaces to be consistent, too.
     
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    jcondon

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    I did a Google search and could not find anything definitive on it at the time. It surely wasn't on my screen nor intuitive.

    I will check the link later though thanks.
     
  20. Apr 5, 2019 #20 of 339
    JACKASTOR

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    Well if you use IFTTT than you don’t need to use the d key
     

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