Will Roamio get SkipMode?

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

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    I think they did the Pro first because it's the only model they still sell and advertise on their website. The rest are probably being chosen randomly like they do with software updates.
  2. NoNose

    NoNose It's complicated...

    Nov 27, 2015
    Orygun, USA
    I tend to agree with you. How hard or disruptive would it have been for TiVo to just put that, or any method information, out there from the git go?
  3. Jed1

    Jed1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Frackville, PA.
    I disagree. Just look at these two recent posts of Pro owners. They are reporting that their Pros were updated last week and now their ghetto units got skipmode last night.
    Arronwt doesn't even have his Roamios connected to a TV because he has two Bolts but he gets skipmode because he has a Pro model.

    So us non Pro owners who have the less desirable units will be last and as noted by another forum member, TiVo will just dump the update on the rest of us and TiVo Support will be inundated with trouble calls. There will be a lot of rebooting modems, routers, and ghetto units, jiggling the cables, etc on Thursday.
  4. wmhjr

    wmhjr Guest

    Dec 1, 2007
    I don't think any of us know what hosting strategy Tivo uses, whether they actually host themselves, pay a third party, use a colo, etc. I seriously doubt that hosting has "different entry points for different system types" (if by type you mean Pro vs Basic vs Plus vs Bolt, etc). That would be about as dumb a solution as could ever be contemplated. And in todays world, based on their model, clearly the most "best practice" topology would not have geographically distributed hosting - outside of course what they may or may not have for a business continuity/disaster recovery solution.
  5. NotVeryWitty

    NotVeryWitty Too Big to Fail

    Oct 3, 2003
    Central Mass.
    I cannot believe all the childish whining in this thread. :rolleyes::(

    You're gonna get it soon, guys! Quit acting like 4-year-olds.
  6. jtdon99

    jtdon99 Member

    Oct 25, 2014
    Got skipmode yesterday here on Maui on my Roamio Basic. Worked fine on everything I watched last night
  7. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

    May 11, 2001
    So you think if you have a pro, then your basic gets it? Based on a couple of posts?

    My mom ONLY has basic and got it last week (2/18).
  8. NYHeel

    NYHeel Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Still haven't seen a single report of a Plus getting Skip Mode. So it seems to be at least somewhat model dependent.
  9. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I have 3 Plus units, no joy yet
  10. generaltso

    generaltso Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    I have two Pros. One of them got Skip mode a few days ago, but the other still doesn't have it. The one that doesn't have it is the one I use the most, so hopefully, it will pop up soon.
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    How does any of that disagree with what I said? I said I think they released it to Pros first because those are the units still being sold. After that they're releasing it similar to software updates, which are sort of random. The posts you quoted seem to confirm that, not disagree with it. Those users got it on their Pros first, then other units later.
  12. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    My basic got skip mode on Feb 20th. Nothing for my Plus yet.

    I shifted some SP's to my Basic, just so I could try it out.
    Pretty cool.
  13. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Yes. Pro versus Bolt. And it may not be stupid. When they introduce a new model, they may model a server farm for it because of different requirements. This isn't a Windows disk farm, these are dedicated systems and they could be custom per client type.
  14. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Please stop making these kind of posts. Your reasonableness is ruining the experience for those of us who want to whine and *****.
  15. RoamioJeff

    RoamioJeff Unregistered User

    May 8, 2014
    Yeah, online forums sometimes crack me up. :)
  16. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    At least one poster in this thread. Go back you'll find it. Or go back to yesterday where I posted a link.
  17. NYHeel

    NYHeel Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Just saw it now. Didn't see it earlier because he didn't specifically say he has a Plus and just had a Plus referenced in his signature.

    However, I'm pretty sure he's the only one. I've looked pretty closely as have others here. Not sure this means anything but he also got the Plex app before many others so he may be on some list that gets boxes updated sooner than others. The point is that he is the only data point that shows a Plus being updated. I think it's pretty safe that TiVo hasn't started updating the Plus boxes yet. Probably will be tonight or tomorrow but we'll see.
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Well they said that all Roamios would have it by tomorrow, so worst case scenario is you have to wait one more day.
  19. KillerBeagle

    KillerBeagle Member

    Sep 3, 2015
    The wait is killing me - it's like Christmas is coming but all the other kids on the block got to open their presents early. ;)

    As others have said, though, I'm just happy to get the feature at all, since I wasn't really expecting to, even if I don't get it by tomorrow.
  20. wmhjr

    wmhjr Guest

    Dec 1, 2007
    And yes, it would be stupid. In todays world, especially considering the fact that all of the devices have to live behind a single MyTivo, a single Tivo app, that your account needs to span across multiple device types, the fact that all of the platforms are (or at least should be) built on the same core, it would be utterly stupid to "model a server farm" (not sure what you even mean by that as it's such a crazy generic term) for a "model". It goes against all current best practices, ESPECIALLY in todays world of virtualization, whether that be via VM/ESX, Oracle Redhat/PCA, MS Hyper V, etc.

    There is no such thing as a "Windows disk farm". Disk is storage, such as SAN, etc. By "Farm" I'm assuming you're talking about clustered high availability multi-home hosting architectures - that happen to have SAN sitting behind them (or in the case of engineered systems such as Exadata, etc "in them").

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