Tivo is Working on Automatic Commercial Skipping

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  1. Apr 10, 2019 #61 of 339
    BigJimOutlaw

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    I think the best allusion we got was Ted saying Live Guide was low priority. Don't know if he addressed transfers. They have some other high priorities still to come, and knowing how slow they can be even on high priority things, I'm not holding my breath.

    In any event, this update is a pretty good step for what it does have.
     
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  2. Apr 10, 2019 #62 of 339
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Pardon the ignorance, but what's the current solution for transferring TiVo recordings to a PC? The last time I looked I was looking for a Mac solution.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2019 #63 of 339
    Fofer

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    There are a few we have discussed previously. But I just updated cTiVo to v3.3 (some great new features there, with regards to SkipMode specifically) and it appears to be working well: mackworth/cTiVo

    I also like the new virtual remote. Very cool functionality here.
     
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  4. Apr 10, 2019 #64 of 339
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Thanks!
     
  5. Apr 10, 2019 #65 of 339
    TonyD79

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    Actually, the last two Super Bowls slipped TO the commercials so autoskip would skip the game.

    For those use cases, I don’t see a need for a single toggle. They are pretty determinant.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2019 #66 of 339
    TonyD79

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    Just a note that I didn’t really dig a lot. I got presented with a new screen when I wanted to watch the Daily Show this morning, so maybe more information tonight.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2019 #67 of 339
    JACKASTOR

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    Maybe you could post a few pictures if possible?
     
  8. Apr 10, 2019 #68 of 339
    Fofer

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    LOL. I imagine with the introduction of this new feature, TiVo will be handling that presentation differently next year :D
     
  9. Apr 10, 2019 #69 of 339
    Adam C.

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    How long do these Hydra updates typically take to roll out to everyone? I never even got the RC8 update that was posted in another thread .
     
  10. Apr 10, 2019 #70 of 339
    TonyD79

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    I don’t see why.....
     
  11. Apr 10, 2019 #71 of 339
    TonyD79

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    I didn’t either.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2019 #72 of 339
    Fofer

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    If this new, official feature means (by its own definition) that *commercials* are auto-skipped, then its unfair and confusing to people who actually watch the Super Bowl to switch its functionality, during that recording only, in order to skip the game and only show commercials.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2019 #73 of 339
    TonyD79

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    It’s always been called commercial skip. And it only affect people who watch a full recording. Meaning you cannot skip until after the game is over. Not gonna affect any super bowl parties.
     
  14. Apr 10, 2019 #74 of 339
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    I was looking for a PC solution. I think KMTTG is what I was looking for. :)
     
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  15. Apr 10, 2019 #75 of 339
    Fofer

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    Yes but previously it required a button press. Making it automatic changes the expectations surrounding it.
     
  16. Apr 10, 2019 #76 of 339
    TonyD79

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    I fail to see how.
     
  17. Apr 10, 2019 #77 of 339
    TonyD79

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    The My Shows screen (left side is customizable to an extent):


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    Open a show folder (the three dots brings up the old episode screen and the x does quick delete; play or select the episode plays it):

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    New preferences screen with autoskip (skip mode):

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  18. Apr 10, 2019 #78 of 339
    Fofer

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    Sorry to hear that, but thanks for your honesty :)
     
  19. Apr 10, 2019 #79 of 339
    TonyD79

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    I don’t. No other sports have skip and it’s been used that way for two years including people who already use autoskip, which TiVo promoted as an app. And they promote HEAVILY that you can skip the game for the commercials. It was a big ad campaign.
     
  20. Apr 10, 2019 #80 of 339
    Fofer

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    I appreciate your opinion, I am just saying I disagree and my hunch is that now that this feature is prominently built into the OS, their “promotion” regarding the Super Bowl and it’s commercials will be different next year. Of course I could be wrong. But for now we will have to agree to disagree, and wait and see.
     

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