If TiVo Support is to be believed they are stating that the 20.5.9 update is going to be rolled out around March 5th. That means that some Roamio owners will have the new update before some of us get skip mode. https://twitter.com/TiVoSupport/status/702920432090025984 This is probably why they had February 24th set as the completion date so they can get ready to roll out the next update. I wonder if upper management knows that the two dates are overlapping each other. I am suspecting that their real target date to finish skip mode is the 2nd of March but they gave themselves an extra week so they do not look extra stupid for not meeting the new deadline. The bad thing is if they don't meet the extended date of March 9th. I hate to do this but I have to quote Malcolm from the first Jurassic Park when the T Rex got out of the paddock. "I hate being right all the time." I basically called this and in these two posts: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=10802994#post10802994 http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=10807761#post10807761 In the first post was Supports reaction when they realize that the goal was not met and have the customer perform useless procedures. In the second post I stated that the number reporting they got skip mode would have been pretty high is this was tolling out on schedule. I am still fascinated at the number of forum members who keep making up excuses for this companies failures and shortfalls. Don't you think TiVo would have faired better if their customers keep constant pressure on them to perform better which would result in better products and less problems? If TiVo lowers their performance bar any lower it will be sitting on the ground.