Will Roamio get SkipMode?

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

  1. keenanSR

    keenanSR Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Santa Rosa CA
    If you have a TiVo you probably have an account with them, if you have an account you likely gave them an email address. An email was sent to that address announcing the rollout of SkipMode over the coming week. You will know you have it when you get a message on the TiVo telling you "this DVR has SkipMode" and you will see it by the green Skip icon next to the shows that have it in your Now Playing List.

    The channels that are SkipMode eligible are on this page.

  2. shamilian

    shamilian Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The conspiracy is against Tivo Premiere owners.:rolleyes:
  3. Am_I_Evil

    Am_I_Evil Member

    Apr 7, 2009

    I have gotten no such email

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  4. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    I got this mail sent to the e-mail address on our TiVo account the same day that our Roamio Pro had it enabled.



    Attached Files:

  5. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    We don't know that they targeted Roamio Pros first. All we have is a lot of people with Roamio Pros reporting it here initially.

    You will know you have it as you'll get a message on your TiVo telling you "SkipMode Available on this DVR!" (note this came the day after it was actually enabled on our Roamio). We also had a Gold Star notice on TiVo Central yesterday indicating SkipMode is now on this DVR!". And finally we also got a mail sent to our TiVo email account on the day it was enabled. I'm not sure how much more notification they could do.

    Be patient and wait until the 25th and if you don't have it then, call TiVo support.

  6. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

    May 11, 2001
    It's funny how people are saying this model is getting it first when it's shown from posts that people with all Roamio models have started to get it. IMHO, It's just as random as the software updates that are pushed out.
  7. snerd

    snerd Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    I haven't seen any posts claiming that a Roamio Plus has received skipmode. If you can post a link to such a post, I'd be interested in seeing it.
  8. Grayswandir1

    Grayswandir1 New Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Thank you for implementing Skip Mode for Roamio owners. This is one of the best features rolled out in years.
  9. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I have 3 Roamio Plus units, no joy yet with skip mode, but 3 more days is not that long.
  10. Jed1

    Jed1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Frackville, PA.
    There does seem to be a overwhelming number of Pro owners reporting they got skip mode so based on this it appears that TiVo started with the Pro models for an unknown reason.

    Probably early Monday afternoon they will authorize a second wave of Roamios for skip mode. These probably will be the Pluses and some Base models.
    The rest of the remaining Base models will be authorized on early Tuesday afternoon and will finish by 5PM Wednesday.

    And if you don't have it by then you have to make the choice of trying TiVo Support or just forgetting about it and move on.
    I had a really long and bad experience with Support so I would opt to forget about skip mode and move on with life.

    There is a forum member that contacted support 3 times today to find out why he didn't get HBO GO on his Bolt and he was told 3 separate times that HBO GO is only for Cox cable customers. Support completely refused to listen to any evidence he gave them that this was false.
    As I told him if I had a choice of calling Support or having bamboo chutes driven under my finger nails I would gladly take the bamboo chutes as it would be a far less painful experience.

    All I can do is hope for the best but prepare for the worst. I will be relieved if I get skip mode by Tuesday on both of my Base models. If not then oh well as I will add that to the three other problems I have with these Roamios.
  11. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

    Apr 19, 2015
    got SkipMode THANKS
    several show the D skip button only jumped one commercial at a time.
    there was a *prompt on upper left of screen saying push D for Skip. *
    Which I did over and over.
    I tried channel up.
    now I have to track down the show. *I will write it down next occurrence. *
    Love the Skipmode. *
    Hope TiVo expand the time for Skip. *
    TiVo said they plan on expanding the number of channels in the future.
  12. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    If it happens again, tell us the show and we can see if we get it too.
  13. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    At least one poster with a base unit and at least one with a plus posted receiving skip mode.

    In this thread. I'm not going to bother with a link jMO but you should have taken the time to read before posting.
  14. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

    Apr 19, 2015
    they (all the single commercial skips) all happened in the first two days of that I got SKIP.
    It may have been a glitch.

    i have set up a pad to write on and pen next to my massage chair.

    I now notice that I watch SKIP shows even if I have to SKIP several shows.
    green D button.
    I also have SKIP showing on the folder when no shows in the folder have SKIP.

    I am noticing a prompt in the upper left of screen saying something like
    to SKIP press the Green D Button.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2016
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    You realize that it's only suppose to skip one commercial break at a time right? It's not automated like the Dish version where you press the button once at the start of the show and it skips all the commercials for the whole show. You have to press the button for every commercial break.
  16. snerd

    snerd Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    I've been following this thread and many others very carefully. I have seen a post of a base Roamio receiving skip mode, but not a plus.

    Thanks for the "help" I really appreciate it :rolleyes:
  17. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

    Apr 19, 2015

    What I was reporting is that in the first few days of SKIP being activated on my TiVo, during each commercial break, I had to hit the Green D button 6 to 8 times to get back to the show.
    Each time, I got the SKIP prompt in the upper left of the screen, but it did not advance to the show, just to the next commercial.

    Now that SKIP is starting to show up on about half of my shows.

    I do notice that SKIP shows up for some shows right after the show.

    For weekly shows, SKIP shows up for last weeks show but not for todays. e.g.
    Criminal Minds,
    The 100 CW--------------------(S3E3 & 4 have SKIP but S3E5 does not),
    iZombie CW--------------------(S2E22 &S2E12 SKIP, S2E13 NOT),
    Colony USA--------------------(S1E6 NOT),
    The Big Bang Theory CBS-----(S9E16 NOT),

    On some of my folders of a show I have SKIP but no shows in the folder have SKIP. e.g.
    Anger Management on CW.

    Some of the folders have SKIP, but some are missing in the middle of a weekly series, e.g.
    Elementary CBS--------------(S4E11 NOT, the rest have SKIP, (S4E4-S4E10 & S4W12-S4E13) SKIP),
    The Mysteries of Laura NB---(S2E12 NOT),
    Limitless CBS-----------------(S1E8-S1E12 & S1E15 SKIP, S1E13-S1E14 NOT),
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox------(S3E8,S3E10-S3E16 SKIP, S3E9 NOT),
    SUPER GIRL CBS-------------(S1E3-S1E8, S1E10-S1E13 SKIP, S1E9 NOT),
    QUANTICO ABC--------------(S1E7-S1E11 SKIP),

    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016
  18. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002

    Additionally a number of posters reporting receipt of skipmode, have both a plus and pro model, didn't indicate which unit(s) received skipmode.

    Glad to help correct the misinformation.

    I have no idea, nor do any posters in this thread, if tivo decided to give preference to pro customers first.

    There seem to be more pro customers posting. We don't know if that is indicative ot tivo's procedure or just a function of relatively small sample size.

    The entire rollout is taking about a week. I have no problem IF tivo decided to give preference to their better customers. Better customer is a customer willing to pay a premium price.

    Another, somewhat worthless, data point. I have a plus unit. I haven't received skipmode. I was in the last group to get the latest software upgrade.
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Hmmm.... I've been using SkipMode on my Bolt/Mini for months now and I've never seen that. I also have a pretty good understanding about how SkipMode works technically and I can't see how that's possible.

    Are you sure you weren't accidentally hitting the 30 second skip button? It and the D button are right next to eachother and I regularly hit the advance button instead of D.
  20. modnar

    modnar Active Member

    Oct 15, 2000
    Arkansas, USA
    This was my thought as well. I've done that often since getting SkipMode last week.

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