Tivo is Working on Automatic Commercial Skipping

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Tony_T, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Rob Helmerichs

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    That's what I was afraid of (I'm definitely a creature of habit), but for whatever reason it hasn't affected me a bit. The first time I watched an Auto-Skip show I put the remote out of reach...and then never tried to grab it once.
     
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  2. tim_m

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    Good idea, i may have to try that until i no longer feel the urge to grab it every commercial break.
     
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  3. ej42137

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    My arm still twitches when the screen goes dark on Netflix and Hulu, even though there aren't any commercials to skip.
     
  4. TonyD79

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    Yes and no. Since I watch some shows on Hulu without commercials, not as much as when I started doing that. If it is on Hulu and doesn’t have skip, I watch it there. I sort of broke the habit of reaching for the remote that way.
     
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  5. Adam C.

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    Commercials are such a pet peeve of mine that I just recently switched to the Hulu ad-free plan. Their commercials were driving me nuts because they repeat the same ones over and over, and the commercials are often inserted at unnatural breaks, sometimes right in the middle of a scene.
     
  6. JoeKustra

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    Been using auto-skip all day. I wish it displayed the play bar. I find myself hitting the Play button, just to be sure I know where or when I am watching.
     
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  7. TonyD79

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    No thank you.
     
  8. OrangeCrush

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    This one drives me up a wall. I could understand repeating commercials over and over when streaming was new and they hadn't figured out all the contracts and whatnot and not that many advertisers were fully onboard, but this is 2019. Why is this still a problem? Seeing the same commercial a dozen times in a row causes me to start to actively hate whatever product or service is being advertised.
     
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    PJO1966

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    Agreed.
     
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    johnfasc

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    So just wondering what's the next step for commercial buying companies. They stop buying because no one is watching them, means what for local TV??? Could this auto skip thing backfire?
     
  11. dnorth12

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    Just upgraded to Hydra on two Bolts. How do I enable auto skip. Not seeing it in settings. 21.8.3.RC4-USC-11-849
     
  12. Dan203

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    I think it's only in a pre-release software that only some users have gotten. I don't think it's rolled out to all units yet.
     
  13. krkaufman

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    Not "pre-release", just being released slowly.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    One slightly odd observation...sometimes, when I'm starting a show it will automatically skip ahead to the beginning of the show even if it's just a few/couple seconds. Other times it won't, even if there's a good minute or two until the actual show starts.

    (I'm talking about skipping past commercials, promos, the end of the previous show's credits, etc., that might show up at the beginning of a recording.)

    I haven't noticed a pattern. I guess maybe some skip-monkeys mark the beginning of a show and some don't bother..?
     
  16. lparsons21

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    Yeah, there doesn’t seem to be a pattern to it.


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  17. Tony_T

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    I've see this, and also a very few missed skips at the very end of a show.
     
  18. TonyD79

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    Every one of mine that misses at the end is a cbs show.
     
  19. krkaufman

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    Seems like they could use a skip mark at the conclusion of shows, after all credits, so that recordings with post-padding can auto-skip to the end, and the next video in the playlist.
     

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