Will Roamio get SkipMode?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by dvdvids, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. mobouser

    mobouser Member

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    I got skip mode on the History Channel only. Looks like TWC my provider must be blocking the use of this. I get over 200 channels and have lots of stored stuff. Skip on History channel only.
     
  2. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    If it doesn't level out in a few days call TiVo Support.
     
  3. rick123

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    Love it! IMO Best feature TiVo has ever added.

    I wonder exactly how this is programmed/coded? I was surprised to read in the thread that you cannot transfer a show between TiVos and keep this function. Is this true even if both units are eligible Roamio or Bolts? However, apparently you can use this function thru a Mini (I haven't tried yet...). I also wonder if it is programming complexity/processing speed or an attempt at marketing that is keeping this function from the Premiere lineup. If a Mini can offer this function why can't a Premiere (especially when watching a show that already has the coding in it off an eligible device)?

    I actually expected that when looking at the My Shows list on my Premiere from the Roamio Pro interface that the shows on the Premiere that were eligible would show the skip function as available when they were watched on the Roamio Pro.?

    My understanding is that this coding is added to the eligible show after the show airs on live TV because supposedly real people determine the start/stop points in each show... (Anyone know how long after the show airs that this function shows up?). The coding must be placed into only those shows that are eligible and only placed into those shows if they are on eligible devices (coding not placed on Premiere or earlier models copies of those shows). The Mini must be able to access this coding when watching a skip-coded recording from an eligible device but the Premiere can't? Is a Mini unit THAT Much better at processing power than a Premiere?

    I think they should place the coding into any show that is eligible regardless of the unit it is recorded on (if this is possible). This would allow those of us with a mix of units to access the function on our eligible units even if the show was recorded and stored on an older unit. This function is so excellent it will force those of us with older units to make sure that we record shows that offer the skip function only on our eligible devices.

    If you transfer an eligible show from a Premiere or older unit onto a Bolt or Roamio and wait a few days will the function show up or do they only send out the code to an eligible show 1 time?

    Any insight?

    Love TiVo and Love this new function, excellent addition for binge watching!
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016
  4. Kracko

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    I'm in West LA on TWC and none of the shows I recorded last night had this feature.
     
  5. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    I hate to be snarky, but have you read this thread? The feature is rolling out over several days and has apparently started with Pros and Basics. Thousands of units haven't got it yet. We are glad to know you are one of those thousands.
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    So is Skip mode being rolled out to everyone on the Roamio line?
     
  7. keenanSR

    keenanSR Well-Known Member

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    Yes
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Thanks. I'll need to check my Pro and Basic tonight.
     
  9. MrMac1958

    MrMac1958 TiVo-ed since Dec'01

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    Got it yesterday....Roamio Pro. Love It !!!
     
  10. keenanSR

    keenanSR Well-Known Member

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    As I recall, the rollout should be complete by 2/24, so if it doesn't show up tonight or the next day there's still time for it to happen.
     
  11. Kracko

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    Mr. Snark,

    Yes. I have. Someone earlier said they were in LA and that they had it. I have a Roamio Basic and do not, which is why I chimed in. I thought I was contributing.
     
  12. Am_I_Evil

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    Anyone with a Plus have it yet?


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  13. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    I am still waiting with my Plus and guessing it won't happen over the weekend so will force a connection Monday morning and see if it's been rolled out.
     
  14. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    If you had really read the thread, you would understand that the rollout is not by location, it is apparently by model.
     
  15. spicybrown

    spicybrown New Member

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    My in-laws have it on their pro, it just popped up last night.

    Noting on my plus.
     
  16. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that turning on SkipMode doesn't even require a service connection at this point. Everything that is needed is on the Roamios now, and it will be activated through a VCM connection.

    Remember they can turn SkipMode on or off for individual units, once I lost SkipMode completely on my Bolt, contacted TiVo and a little while latter I check again and it was back on all the shows that had had it again. I am guessing they are just going through service numbers slowly to make sure they don't have any server issues.
     
  17. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    I'm not going to watch any shows with commercials until I get skip on my Plus!

    Btw, I'm guessing they are punishing folks with Plusses because many of us dropped bigger drives in our units rather than buying a Pro, thus cheating TiVo out of money. :)
     
  18. Jed1

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    Well another day and no skip mode on my base Roamios. I really don't understand the logic of how TiVo is rolling this out. It makes it seem like you are a second class citizen if you have something less than a Pro model.

    What bothers me is how am I supposed to know if I have it or not if there is no unified roll out. The apps were a unified roll out so why not skip mode?
    Maybe I have it but none of my shows are eligible or maybe it is not working at all on my units.

    I am getting the cold sweats just thinking about having to call TiVo Support. If you are one of the earlier callers you will have to go through a whole bunch of useless procedures, that you already tried before you called, and then they get snippy with you when none of it works.
    After hundreds of complaints they will then realize it is their problem.
    And if you are not a member of this forum, you will not even know you are supposed to have this.
     
  19. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    The unified rollout is taking days. By Wednesday.
     
  20. elborak

    elborak Jack of Some Trades

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    Wow... we're getting a cool new feature that (for most of us) wasn't promised when we bought our Roamios, and they've given us a very aggressive timeframe (by 2/24), and we get complaints and conspiracy theories?

    Sure glad I don't work in customer service.
     

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