Will Roamio get SkipMode?

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

  1. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Several posters who received SkipMode have both plus and pro units. Many of those posters didn't indicate which unit(s) received SkipMode.

    Tivo has thousands of customers with Roamio units. How many reports do we have, all units combined? Maybe a couple of dozen.

    I agree (very limited) anecdotal evidence suggests plus units are being updated last. It might, or might not, be true.

    Rollout usually takes about a week. The most recent software upgrade went a few days over the announced date.

    We're getting a great feature for free. A feature some of us would have been willing to pay for. I got the last software upgrade in the last day or two of the upgrade window. It's not the end of the world if I don't get SkipMode for a few days.

    Software rollut schedules are always more of goal then an absolute deadline. Can you believe a few posters are complaining about not getting the feature without even waiting until 2/24?

    A few posters are very ungracious to the point of being rude.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
  2. elborak

    elborak Jack of Some Trades

    Jul 15, 2014
    Western PA...
    I get the impression that if nobody had it yet, they wouldn't be quite as whiny, but it really seems to gall a few folks that someone else has something that they don't.

    My wife is a preschool teacher. She's used to dealing with those types of feelings. It is a bit sad to see it here as well.
  3. elborak

    elborak Jack of Some Trades

    Jul 15, 2014
    Western PA...
    Sigh... I guess you can't teach irony.

    Either that or someone didn't read the posts that preceded mine.
  4. RoamioJeff

    RoamioJeff Unregistered User

    May 8, 2014
    My apologies, I missed some posts prior to yours. :)
  5. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Philly suburbs
    TiVo Support just tweeted if you don't have SkipMode on your Roamio in the next 72 hours to contact them as the remaining Roamios should be getting the update today.
  6. skaggs

    skaggs AlbanyHDTV

    Feb 13, 2003
    Albany, NY
  7. Jed1

    Jed1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Frackville, PA.
    OK which one of these two statements are true? Or is both of them true as the both say the same thing?
    If you have to wait 72 hours then that is if you don't have it by Sunday then call Monday and we will collect TSN's and turn them into the headquarters so they can authorize them.

    As for all the advice, I am fully aware of what to do to try to force the update as I went through 6 box exchanges last year with two occurring on December 18th.
    The reason I am not forcing a connection is it was suggested about those who do not belong to the forum would not know that skip mode was rolling out. So I am mimicking a non forum TiVo owner and am letting the update occur with out me interfering with the process.
    Besides if your box is not authorized connecting to the service is useless and a waste of time. And if you call TiVo Support they will ask you why your box is connecting to the service so many times. Which is funny because they will have you connect to the service and reboot the box as part of the troubleshooting process.
  8. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

    May 11, 2001
    I'll go with the newer tweet.
  9. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    No Skipmode here on my Plus. I just forced a connection at 7pm EST.

    Oh well.
  10. Patrickcg

    Patrickcg Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    :(. No skip mode on my basic. I forced an update and restarted the TiVo. Been waiting a couple of hours and still no skip mode love for me. I so want to play with the new toy!

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  11. TeamPace

    TeamPace Active Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    No joy for my Roamio basic yet either. Of course it's not midnight yet. I can certainly wait a bit and agree it's not worth whining over. I'm sure it will get here soon enough, and I'm grateful TiVo is providing it for the Roamio units at all. But TiVo shouldn't have set the expectation higher than they were certain they could deliver. Had they said it will be rolled out over the next few weeks and got it done in a week we'd all be signing them praises. Under promise/over deliver!
  12. Conard

    Conard New Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Naples, NY
    No skip mode here either. Forced a connection with no luck. I'm about 80 miles East of cwoody222, wonder if it's a region thing???
  13. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

    Dec 30, 2005
    When I turned on the tv tonight there was a message about skip mode. Seems some of the shows have a green skip icon next to them. Will test out when the kids get finished watching their stuff.
  14. Am_I_Evil

    Am_I_Evil Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    nothing on either of my pluses today

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  15. alanisrox69

    alanisrox69 New Member

    May 25, 2004
    Nothing today on my Plus using Verizon Fios.

    I forced a connection - it took forever to download and load. No SkipMode. Rebooted machine. No SkipMode.
  16. MychaelP

    MychaelP Member

    Jun 30, 2004
    No skipmode for me either. Roamio OTA. I hope I didn't miss it somewhere that the OTA doesn't get it.
  17. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    SkipMode works great with OTA. You will get in on ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, & NBC.
  18. Blakeintosh

    Blakeintosh Active Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    It's really frustrating when TiVo can't even make their own self-imposed deadlines. I'm still in the same boat as I was last week. Both of my Pro's got SkipMode on day one of the announcement, but my Basic is still skipless. I just did a double force connect and a reboot...nada.
  19. KillerBeagle

    KillerBeagle Member

    Sep 3, 2015
    +1! :up:
  20. bricketh

    bricketh Member

    Jun 22, 2005
    I don't have it yet, but technically TiVo is on Pacific time, so they still have 3 and a half hours to beat the 2/24 clock. That said, while I am forcing connections and checking frequently out of excitement for the new feature, I will just continue to check for it, and call if I don't have it by, say, Saturday. I have never had Skipmode, so I'm not missing it, but really want to give it a try.

    I did used to have a Proscan VCR in the late 90's that would tag commercials when you finished recording a show, and would auto fast-forward over them upon playback. I really liked that feature, but quickly forgot about it once I had by first TiVo in 2001. I don't recall any major backlash against RCA for that feature, so hopefully Skipmode will last for quite some time when it finally hits for me.

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