Will Roamio get SkipMode?

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

  1. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD


    I suggested that to him earlier. I think he is using channel up now. We will see if that helps.
  2. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    I've done that too as my finger seems to want to lie where the Advance button is instead of the D button which is worse as I programmed mine for the old behavior which skips to the end. :(

    I've switched to the Channel up button as well to avoid this!

  3. Jed1

    Jed1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Frackville, PA.
    Well no skip mode today. I thought some of us would have gotten it today. This basically leaves tomorrow into Wednesday to complete the roll out.
  4. Am_I_Evil

    Am_I_Evil Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    still nothing on my pluses
  5. namwoljr

    namwoljr Guest

    Aug 8, 2014


    Some customers wanted OTA capability, something the Plus and Pro don't have regardless of price.
  6. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Why? Most TiVo owners know nothing about what is happening to other tivo owners.
  7. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Philly suburbs
    Me either. Forced a few connections before leaving for work and no joy.
  8. Photo_guy

    Photo_guy Member

    Mar 12, 2015
    Assuming the 24th is a hard date - I doubt it. If they take longer what is the downside for them? They made the schedule, they can change it.

    I am patiently awaiting the upgrade for my OTA. I hope it comes on schedule but would not be surprised if there is some delay. I consider it an extra capability that was not there when I purchased the unit so it is a bonus.
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    My Pro got skip mode last week. And I see this morning it finally showed up on my Basic.

    So I guess it updated after the nightly call. I don't even have my Pro and Basic connected to a TV right now. Just to the network. So I've been accessing them through my Bolts.
  10. blacknoi

    blacknoi Active Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    My Pro got Skipmode last week, and my Roamio Basic got it last night (2/22) after a forced net connect. W00T
  11. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 23, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Good point. I wonder what percentage of TiVo owners have ever visited this forum. I bet it's a very small number.
  12. spameater2005

    spameater2005 New Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Still do not have it on my Roamio Plus. I've seen many posts from Plus owners stating the same.
  13. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    And considering how short the rollout schedule is, it seems...ungracious to complain.
  14. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    +1 Ungracious is a big understatement. A week is a typical rollout. Adding the feature first to customers who paid more $$$, if true, is reasonable. You don't want to update by location. Phased rollout is final testing. Tivo wants to know if there is an issue with a particular cable system
  15. Balzer

    Balzer Active Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Sioux Falls, SD
    As of this morning, still nothing on my Roamio Plus. I didn't check my Basic.
  16. NYHeel

    NYHeel Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    I have a Plus and have not yet gotten skipmode. Waiting a week seems reasonable to me. I might be a little annoyed if it's not here by 2/24 but it won't be the worst thing in the world.

    I only question your comment that it's reasonable that Tivo would roll out the feature to those who paid more money. I assume that you're saying that Pro owners paid more for their boxes than Plus owners. That isn't true in many situations. Anyone who bought their Plus in the first few months of release likely paid more than those that bought their Pro in the last year or so. The Pro has been available for $600 with lifetime for awhile now and many who bought the Plus paid $800 or even $900 with lifetime. If Tivo really wanted to add the feature to those who paid more they would have added it to those who bought their boxes first.

    Now I have no issue at all with their roll out schedule. Seems reasonable to me. I just hope they keep to their 2/24 date and I have it by then. But if I have to wait longer I'll survive.
  17. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Does TiVo have geographically distributed servers or one big server farm somewhere. If the former, a more even spread across the country would make more sense based on server capacity.

    Or if they have different entry points for different system types, they would spread the type of boxes either randomly or geographically.

    In other words, they will do what is best for their server load. Especially ramping up a new service.
  18. mickinct

    mickinct Member

    Sep 14, 2015
    Still waiting in Ct.
  19. Jed1

    Jed1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Frackville, PA.
    Just checked my two ghetto model Roamios and no skipmode joy here. I think the argument that Pro owners get skipmode because it is the most expensive model is ludicrous as a lot of Pros were sold to owners who constantly strive to get their gear at the lowest cost. Here are two threads that cover this.
    Some Pro owners are so cheap that they managed to jones free slide pro remotes from TiVo. Some were not satisfied with that and went back for another free remote.

    I find it a smack in the face if TiVo is rolling out this feature to the pro units first and working their way down the base models as some of us paid more for our ghetto units that what pro owners paid.
    Also if TiVo sets a date then it is imperative that they meet their own deadline. They did a bunch of Pro units last Thursday and then did nothing until this morning. If they can't meet their own deadline then why set one in the first place.
  20. NoNose

    NoNose It's complicated...

    Nov 27, 2015
    Orygun, USA
    If this roll-out is not regional, what explains the lack of anything going on in the Pacific Northwest? Checks with several TiVo friends and family in Washington, Idaho and Oregon are pretty dreary. If the roll-out is by product, Wednesday may be a monumentally busy day for TiVo. I'm anticipating issues and phone calls to tech support. Sheeesh!
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2016

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