Will Roamio get SkipMode?

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

  1. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Chapel Hill, NC


    TiVo Margret hooked me up and I'm now enjoying - make that really enjoying - Skip Mode on my Roamio Basic.

    Thank you TiVo Margret!!
  2. rolfl

    rolfl New Member

    Dec 27, 2015
    I have skip mode !!!
    Thank you Margret
  3. elborak

    elborak Jack of Some Trades

    Jul 15, 2014
    Western PA...
    I emailed Margret @8:17PM EST. Connect @ 8:57 got me Skip Mode on my Plus.

    Now *that's* service!
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2016
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    This has already changed the way I watch TV. If I have a choice now, instead of watching the show I want to watch most at the moment, I watch the show that has ended long enough ago to have the Skip.
  5. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD


    Hey TiVo? There is a commercial for you.
  6. choco

    choco Active Member

    Nov 3, 2000
    Southern CA
    That's interesting that you actually saw it populate in real time. I looked away for too long, so didn't see it.
  7. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    Yes SkipMode altered my viewing in exactly the same way. There had been shows I started watching before they ended, have stopped doing that completely.
  8. jbureau

    jbureau New Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    I emailed Margret a couple of hours ago and she hooked me up. I now have skip mode on the plus and mini. Working great so far! Thanks Margret
  9. bricketh

    bricketh Member

    Jun 22, 2005
    I emailed Margaret at 6 PM EST, and forced connections a couple of times around 8 and 9:30, but got nothing. I was about to go to bed, but was reading thru this thread,mans decided to check again at 10:05 PM, and I HAD IT! Thanks Margret!!!

    I am using it on Black List, and it works great!
  10. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2012
    Riverside, CA
    I wasn't going to email Margret, but then I saw her tweet saying essentially "bring it on". A couple of hours later and voila. Gracias TiVo Margret.
  11. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

    Sep 24, 2004
    10-to-1 she has a script running on her account looking for Roamio TSNs and the words 'skipmode' or 'skip mode', and doesn't have to do much, if anything, manually. It's what any good engineer would do. :) And this isn't the first time she's asked for TSNs en masse, so even if there wasn't one initially, after a couple of years of these kind of update events, it's certainly something I'd look into.
  12. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

    May 11, 2001
    Just got home and forced a connection and it's there. I emailed Margret this afternoon. Debacle circumvented. ;)
  13. Jepato

    Jepato Member

    Mar 21, 2015
    My world changed tonight.
  14. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2012
    I'm impressed. SkipMode is on ~95% of eligible recordings on my Roamio going back to September, and well over 90% of all recordings.

    I just saw a show gain the SkipMode icon between 11:01p and 11:02p for a 10-11pm show. Quick!

    The auto-refresh of My Shows is a nice touch.

    I emailed my TSN to Margret and had it activated just a couple hours later.
  15. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Active Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    Emailed at 4:45 PM CT forced calls around 8:30 and nothing. Just forced two at 955 and its there. No reboot needed. Weird tho with recent episodes of a show not skippable but one from last summer is.
  16. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    You know what's a real Debacle?

    I tried to watch Horace & Pete tonight via Plex. It was horrible, keep stuttering. I switched to Roku and it was fine.

    Last night I tried to watch 11.20.63 via Hulu and I couldn't' even locate it on the POS Hulu app on TiVo. I went to Roku and found it.

    Every morning I turn on my TV and find that my TiVo lost it's "handshake" with my TV and I have to cycle thru the Inputs for TiVo to come back. Not exactly user-friendly.

    I still don't have QuickSkip...
  17. rocket777

    rocket777 New Member

    Sep 11, 2013
    I was very pleased to find skip on my OTA 4 channel roamio (without even a reboot),

    I like how the first skip takes you to the beginning of the show (instead of the 30 seconds or so recorded before the show starts) and how you can skip at any time (w/o needing to be inside a commercial break). This worked really well to skip to the nth segment on 60 minutes.

    That said :cool::

    As long as we can skip forward with the channel up, how about skipping backward with the channel down.

    Also, why eat up the D key for this. There are several other things that could be bound to the color keys.

    If you want to use the D key, then how about it setting the show to full auto skip instead of the need to keep skipping. I know, they're afraid of the advertisers, but hey, they're likely already ticked off with it the way it is now.
  18. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    You can. Channel down will take you to the previous skip point.
  19. jrlbc06

    jrlbc06 Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Emailed Margret this afternoon, just forced connection and I have it! Thanks!
  20. ekrub

    ekrub New Member

    Feb 22, 2016
    I sent an email to Margret, but not before she tweeted this:

    "@shamilian @davezatz OK! OK! You win. :)"

    I didn't think there'd be that many people caring or paying close enough attention to email her... but it sounds like she may have gotten more than she expected. :)

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