Tivo is Working on Automatic Commercial Skipping

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  1. Apr 5, 2019 #21 of 339
    JACKASTOR

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    I like that feature and this new skip feature would go hand in hand with that.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2019 #22 of 339
    Fofer

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    Only if you're on Hydra, though. TiVo's current IFTTT solution for auto-comskip requires Hydra.

    (Apparently, if you're on TE3/Encore, you can program a Harmony remote to interface with IFTTT in some way and achieve the same, as far as I understand it.)
     
  3. Apr 5, 2019 #23 of 339
    JACKASTOR

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    Hmmm. I know IFTTT worked on my fathers tivo and it did not have hydra. Plus I thought skip was pre hydra anyway. Skip was disabled by his cable company their bastardized TiVo units(pace boxes)
     
  4. Apr 5, 2019 #24 of 339
    Adam C.

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    There is a setting in Hydra called "Auto Play Next Episode". That should auto play all shows in a folder.
     
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  5. Apr 5, 2019 #25 of 339
    Fofer

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    Pre-Hydra boxes can use IFTTT -- along with the D button -- to "auto" skip entire commercial blocks.
    Discussed in many places, included here: ifttt triggers

    The distinction is that Hydra boxes are able to use IFTTT to fully autoskip commercial blocks, no remote keypress needed at all. And soon, with the Spring 2019 update, Hydra boxes won't need IFTTT for this function either.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2019 #26 of 339
    Fofer

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    I've just been selecting the folder of recordings I wanted to play, and hitting the "play" button.
     
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  7. Apr 5, 2019 #27 of 339
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    yeah why are they doing this now? Why not 5 years ago? What's changed?

    In my mind maybe they feel like they have nothing to lose at this point.
     
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  8. Apr 5, 2019 #28 of 339
    Adam C.

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    Because now they have some serious competition with the release of the Amazon Recast. So they need to do something bold.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2019 #29 of 339
    TonyD79

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    That is not necessary to hit play on the folder. What it does is automatically start the next episode. If it is off, you get a prompt to play the next one.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2019 #30 of 339
    TonyD79

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    Why now? This has been building for a while. They had to set up the environment to be able to support skip itself. That involved a whole staff to mark shows, etc.

    And maybe, just maybe, adding things like auto skip are easier in cleaner redone code like hydra. I know a lot of software companies that rewrote code just to be able to maintain it and enhance it. Code gets bound up in itself after years of slight changes.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2019 #31 of 339
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    I assumed TiVo decided to do it now since Tablo offers commercial skip and Amazon Recast has stated they plan to add it at some point. Maybe they feel the lawsuit risk has subsided?
     
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  12. Apr 6, 2019 #32 of 339
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    Will TiVo be making the skip endpoint more precise? Frequently, when I use the skip ability (via the Skip button), I have to rewind a bit in order not to miss a portion of the show.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2019 #33 of 339
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    So unlike now EVERY show will have this option ??
     
  14. Apr 6, 2019 #34 of 339
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    Now THAT would be amazing. :eek:
     
  15. Apr 6, 2019 #35 of 339
    HerronScott

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    Interesting as you are the second person to mention this happening to them. I've never seen this happen with Comcast and the shows that we watch which have SkipMode.

    Scott
     
  16. Apr 6, 2019 #36 of 339
    JoeKustra

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    It makes you wonder if both times the members reporting have something in common. Same model TiVo, same program, same time zone? I record late night, and in the last two weeks they have altered the beginning of The Tonight Show. Probably something to do with Spike Lee and money. But I had to rewind to see if the skip point had been altered. NBC just decided to change things. Late last year my cable feed decided it would be cool to scramble commercials. So far the only problem is with commercials. But if a local modification of a program doesn't make SM fail, how much damage does it need?
     
  17. Apr 6, 2019 #37 of 339
    Fofer

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    Nothing about this news indicates that, unfortunately.
     
  18. Apr 8, 2019 #38 of 339
    WorldBandRadio

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    I gave Comcast as well.

    I see the problem quite a bit, actually. Some shows are worse than others. Also, sometimes there's no skip to get past the final commercial sequence of a show.

    However, while it would be nice to have it fixed, I can deal with this as it is.

    I'd much rather TiVo put the resources into fixing the accelerating degradation of their program guide.
     
  19. Apr 10, 2019 #39 of 339
    TonyD79

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    I got it last night on 21.9.1.v3-USC-11-849.

    New My Shows presentation and play from folder on movies as well as shows.
     
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  20. Apr 10, 2019 #40 of 339
    Fofer

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    What does the new My Shows presentation look like? Can you share a pic please? :)
     

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