Tivo is Working on Automatic Commercial Skipping

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  1. Apr 10, 2019 #81 of 339
    TonyD79

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    Of course. Just a discussion at this point. :)
     
  2. Apr 10, 2019 #82 of 339
    Adam C.

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    I noticed in your pictures you have a blue theme. I'm running Hydra on my Roamio OTA and I have a black/gray theme. Did they change the colors with this recent update or do different devices have different colors?
     
  3. Apr 10, 2019 #83 of 339
    TonyD79

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    I don’t know. Mine has always been bluish background.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2019 #84 of 339
    exdishguy

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    Well good news on My Shows. A big "whatev" on the auto-skip - I was content hitting the D button a couple of times. I fail to see how Auto-Skip was a higher priority than getting Live Guide back and Tivo-to-Tivo transfers. There are soooooooooo many other UX improvements this tile-based piece of crap could use and they go and focus on ATSC 3.0 and Auto-Skip. Sigh...
     
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  5. Apr 10, 2019 #85 of 339
    exdishguy

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    What cable-co do you have? Are you on a Bolt or Roamio? Just curious because I like the blue myself vs. the boring gray/black. Thanks for posting the pics BTW.
     
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  6. Apr 10, 2019 #86 of 339
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Seems to just be the TV/camera/both making it that blue.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2019 #87 of 339
    TonyD79

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    A. It is a bolt. My mini is also bluish. Cable company doesn’t matter.

    B. It isn’t the phone. The background is a blue swirl.

    C. It is only the background that is blue. The guide is gray, for example.

    D. It is the same on two different TVs with two bolts and a mini.

    E. The picture is darker than in person but the hue is the same.
     
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  8. Apr 10, 2019 #88 of 339
    ThAbtO

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    The blue background is indicative that its running v20.7/TE3. The black background is on v21.7+/TE4/Hydra.
     
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  9. Apr 10, 2019 #89 of 339
    exdishguy

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    Gotchya. Thx
     
  10. Apr 10, 2019 #90 of 339
    krkaufman

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    It matters if the devices are supplied by the cable company and so could be running some slight variation of the TE4 UI, customized per the provider’s specifications.

    Retail TiVo boxes running TE4 have had a black theme, not blue.
     
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  11. Apr 10, 2019 #91 of 339
    krkaufman

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    Except the poster’s statements and posted pics contradict this common knowledge:
     
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  12. Apr 10, 2019 #92 of 339
    compnurd

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    Willing to bet it is just the picture angle and lighting.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2019 #93 of 339
    ThAbtO

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    Well, I came in late into this party. ;)
     
  14. Apr 10, 2019 #94 of 339
    ajwees41

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    why it only skips if you record the game
     
  15. Apr 10, 2019 #95 of 339
    Mikeguy

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    For whatever the reason (user surveys? to be consistent with how cablecos have done things, and without the complication of an alternate guide?), TiVo seemed to have decided that the Live Guide should be supplanted by the TE4 Guide--that seems to be a dead issue (although I would love to be proved wrong--I would have thought that if TiVo could have the alternate guide options under TE3, it would be just as easy to continue those options on in TE4). And for the life of me, TiVo just doesn't seem to think that TiVo box transfers are something to think about (likewise, PC -> TiVo box transfers)--but again, undoing what was done and possible before (I could see if this was new technology that TiVo needed to create-- but it instead seems to be ignoring what it already has done). I just don't get it.

    As to the why for auto ad-skipping: I can see it, as I think that it is something that many users would like to have. This can be a nice selling/marketing point for TiVo, and to keep up with the competition. But I just don't see why it has to prevent the other "fixes." ;)
     
  16. Apr 11, 2019 #96 of 339
    Fofer

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    Can someone enlighten me what the big deal is about the Live Guide? The guide on Hydra is fine for me, I have no issue with it. Took me a day or two to adapt. What’s so special about the Live Guide that so many people lament its absence?
     
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  17. Apr 11, 2019 #97 of 339
    tim_m

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    So has anyone other then @TonyD79 gotten this yet?
     
  18. Apr 11, 2019 #98 of 339
    Rob Helmerichs

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    The old one was a GREAT way to see what's coming up on a given channel without constant scrolling (being able to see an entire vertical screen's worth of shows at once). That capability has been utterly lost.
     
  19. Apr 11, 2019 #99 of 339
    rjrsouthwest

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    I got it yesterday morning on my bolt hydra
     
  20. TonyD79

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    And I’ve only gotten it on one box so far.

    I’m happy with it. The My Shows change is good but auto skip is better. Even though I keep reaching for the remote.
     
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