Will Roamio get SkipMode?

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  1. Dago Red

    Dago Red Active Member TCF Club

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    I was actually pretty impressed with the SkipMode on Elementary last night. Even though Elementary started 35 minutes late, the show had SkipMode enabled and the first "Channel Up" took me right to the beginning of the show skipping the first 35 minutes of the recording. Now if they could just get the Tivo to automatically pad shows when needed, I would be all set.
     
  2. JoeKustra

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    That explains it (I guess). The version on the failing box wasn't padded. The version with SM was padded 30 minutes. Thanks.
     
  3. aaronwt

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    That happens every week with me.
     
  4. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Bam!
     
  5. nessie

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    I've been recording Jeopardy manually to start at :01 and end at :28, because the first minute and final two minutes are just advertisements/introducing contestants. Could that be a possible reason for it not getting skipmode?
     
  6. astrohip

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    Just a guess, but if you're recording it manually, you're not really recording "Jeopardy". So no way for the SM data to sync up.
     
  7. UCLABB

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    It'll show as Jeopardy in My Shows, but something might get messed up I guess. Not sure why anyone would bother shaving off three minutes of a recording by scheduling a manual rather than a regular season pass.
     
  8. nessie

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    To save space and not needing to fast forward the first minute immediately after pressing play.
     
  9. moyekj

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    With a manual recording the show isn't going to have the right "contentId" even if TiVo could deal with partially missing content for the show, so there's absolutely no way for it to grab skip data from tivo.com.
     
  10. ej42137

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    I do manual recordings of several late night talk shows; all of them get Skip Mode on at least some episodes, and Skip Mode works correctly on those episodes. TiVo obviously correctly identifies the episode for manual recordings because (a) I get correct episode data, and (b) as I said, Skip Mode works. I've never done a manual recording that chopped the beginning of an episode, though.

    "Jeopardy" I record as a normal One Pass; Skip Mode shows up for it just once in a while, it's usually missing. But when it's not missing, Skip Mode works just fine (for me).

    If it were me, I'd set up a manual recording for something that I know gets Skip Mode and see if the green lozenge appears. However, it's not me because I can't imagine ever intentionally missing the beginning of an episode.
     
  11. JoeKustra

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    No SM on Blindspot again. Nothing on Tonight Show either.
     
  12. atmuscarella

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    My Bolt & Roamio recorded 9 shows last night including Blindspot - they all had SkipMode. But of course Late Night was not recorded as it was a re-run - my guess is if it had I would have had one SkipMode failure.
     
  13. trip1eX

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    NO skip mode on Colbert here but Conan has it. Conan starts at 10 CST. Colbert 10:35 CST.

    Not sure about the others.
     
  14. unclehonkey

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    no skip mode on Dancing with the Stars yesterday
     
  15. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I did. Lately pretty much everything I record has it.
     
  16. unclehonkey

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    hmmm weird
    I record so few prime time shows so its rare I even see a skip mode icon.
    The only other ABC show I record is last man standing and that has SM on it. (oh wait they had a couple of the ESPN 30 for 30's on Saturdays and those worked too)
     
  17. astrohip

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    I had it.

    Crazy how erratic SM is.:confused:
     
  18. lessd

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    I did not and still don't have SM for last weeks Blindspot, but tonight's recording did have SM. :confused:
     
  19. JoeKustra

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    I guess we can blame a heavy news night? NCIS yes, NCIS:NO no, Limitless yes. Heartbeat (premiere) no. Monday's Blindspot no also.
     
  20. atmuscarella

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    I have had SkipMode on all recordings for the last 2 nights including NCIS & Heartbeat.
     

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