Tivo is Working on Automatic Commercial Skipping

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  1. Apr 10, 2019 #41 of 339
    Adam C.

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    Do you have the auto skip commercials feature?
     
  2. Apr 10, 2019 #42 of 339
    TonyD79

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    It looks like when you open a folder. Rather than a left/right bar, it has all the topics on the left.
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2019 #43 of 339
    TonyD79

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    Yes.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2019 #44 of 339
    Fofer

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    IFTTT no longer required? Completely handled by the TiVo itself? I thought that specific update wouldn't be coming out until later this year. Sweet!
     
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  5. Apr 10, 2019 #45 of 339
    Adam C.

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    Can it be toggled on and off?
     
  6. Apr 10, 2019 #46 of 339
    Adam C.

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    How long do these rollouts usually take?
     
  7. Apr 10, 2019 #47 of 339
    Fofer

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    It has to be. There's no way it's forced on us.

    My take is, if 21.9.1.v3-USC-11-xxx doesn't show a setting to toggle it off, than auto comskip (at least in the way this article describes) is not actually enabled in that version and folks are just confused.

    I'm hoping it's there though, and that I get it soon. :)
     
  8. Apr 10, 2019 #48 of 339
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Auto skip can be turned off. (But I'm hella keeping it!)

    Tivo has 86'ed the dual axis layout of My Shows. It basically reverts to Encore's three-column style, with the categories (Going Away Soon, TV Shows, Movies, Kids, etc) being placed down the left side of the menu rather than horizontally scrolling along the top. Strips are no longer an option. (that odd experiment is over.)

    You can also play programs without going into the program information screen. One less click.
     
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  9. Apr 10, 2019 #49 of 339
    Fofer

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    Are there any shortcuts to toggle it off (i.e. on-the-fly while you're watching a recording) or do you have to dig down into the Settings to turn it on/off for all playback?
     
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  10. Apr 10, 2019 #50 of 339
    BigJimOutlaw

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    As far as I can tell it's just on/off in settings. Haven't seen shortcuts anywhere.
     
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  11. Apr 10, 2019 #51 of 339
    Fofer

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    Thanks. Hopefully they do eventually add a shortcut, like long-press or the D button.... or something in the info screen (similar to Closed Caption toggle.) I will probably leave the feature on but occasionally there are events or recordings that I will want commercials playing on, and having to navigate to the settings to toggle comskip every time will be a little annoying.

    Still very happy to finally see this feature arrive! It’s been a long time coming!
     
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  12. Apr 10, 2019 #52 of 339
    TonyD79

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    Yes. It is in settings.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2019 #53 of 339
    TonyD79

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    All you have to do is FF into a commercial. It didn’t appear to autoskip if you were beyond the skip point. It prompted me to skip then.
     
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  14. Apr 10, 2019 #54 of 339
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    Does the Tivo Priority sign up page still exists or is that long gone? My bookmark just takes me to Tivo's homepage.
     
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  15. Apr 10, 2019 #55 of 339
    kdmorse

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    Wait.. are you saying the one thing I hated about Hydra most, the main thing keeping me from accepting it into my life, is gone - and that Now Playing works in a way that will make TE3 users happy?
     
  16. Apr 10, 2019 #56 of 339
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    I need a screenshot, stat! This is great news. Can't believe how far they've walked it back.
     
  17. Apr 10, 2019 #57 of 339
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Live Guide and PC transfer folks will have to keep waiting (forever?), but I think the update makes Hydra more palatable for those that don't need those things.
     
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  18. Apr 10, 2019 #58 of 339
    Mikeguy

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    ^ This. I was just going to say, now if TiVo only would "fix" (put back in) the PC -> TiVo box transfer capability (as well as box-to-box transfer capability, without needing to use TiVo Online), and add back in the Live Guide . . . .
     
  19. Apr 10, 2019 #59 of 339
    Fofer

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    Just to be clear for other folks reading along. TiVo -> PC transfer works fine in Hydra. It's PC -> TiVo transfer that's still missing.

    Has TiVo made any announcement that this particular feature is coming back, or gone for good, or anything otherwise?
     
  20. Apr 10, 2019 #60 of 339
    Fofer

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    That's good to know, but still requires a bit too much interaction for the use case I was thinking of. (Like friends are over and the commercial break is welcome for snacks/bathroom, etc.) Or Super Bowl type events when the commercials are actually fun and part of the entertainment. I guess those events aren't frequent enough, and by and large watched live anyway, so auto-comskip won't even be available or relevant to begin with. Ah well, I guess this is good enough. I can just dig down into the Settings and turn it off when I want to.
     

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