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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by dvdvids, Sep 30, 2015.
I give up.
I think that is what we all quietly decided in the Bolt forum. There was rarely if ever any rime or reason to SkipMode failures. If there was any pattern at all, it was that individually we seemed to have certain shows that were issues for ourselves, but not necessarily for others. For me it is Late Night, I get SkipMode on that maybe 1 out of 5 shows. Other than it doesn't work when I get a bad/poor recording I can find no other pattern for the failures.
SF bay area. Still don't have skip mode. Only excuses from Tivo.
What are they telling you?
Along with keenanSR question, You posted in another thread you have/had Internet problems. How long have has it been since you got those issues resolved? SkipMode is dependent on TiVo connecting to TiVo's servers. Are you having any issues with guide data? Do you streaming apps (YouTube, Amazon, etc.) work?
I live in the S.F. Bay Area. North of S.F. and Tivo SkipMode works just fine. I don't have cable tv, get all my content with my Antenna.
All that Skip Data comes from TIVO after the show it over through the Internet. If you have piss poor Internet, You may have issues.
The only other thing is maybe your TIVO didn't get updated to support it. I know my Tivo Mini didn't get updated to support PLEX and something else on a update and I had to call and they fixed it though they said it would take a few days to show up. It did!!! Maybe that's true for you with SkipMode. If your Internet service is fine, then calling Tivo Support is the next step. All things good, it should work. It's a great feature.
Look at something like the DISH and their Hopper, and having to wait 7 days before you can have the skip feature just seems crazy and worthless to me.
Simple test. On Monday, record CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox during prime time. If no show has skip mode, call TiVo again and ask them why. Or just do 3 out of 4 so you can watch something.
Maybe Monday would be a bad night with two live programs.
While 20.5.9 is probably needed for skip mode, skip mode, like Amazon Prime, is not tied to an update.
Since restarting my Roamio for OTA I have 11 recordings and they all have the Skip banner, and Im on Exede satellite internet.
I also have the Hopper 3, and their autohop availability can be spotty sometimes too. Waiting 7 days is not a big deal for me because we stay behind. Also not fair to bring them up vs the TiVo feature because Dish it at the mercy of carriage negotiations where Tivo is not. Both are great features regardless.
The response I get is that there are issues being worked on. I have a simple set up and everything including recording, playback, search, Netflix, Amazon works fine. We record a lot of network prime time shows and I have never seen a skip icon.
Got it today. Months after I was notified I had it.
Happy Earth Day.
Definitely sounds like something was wrong with your TiVo in their database with regards to having access to SkipMode which I guess they finally got resolved. I recall you were supposed to be in one of the initial deployment areas but didn't get it then.
I don't have SkipMode, nor have I received any kind of message or email about it. I have a Roamio Pro, and have service through Wave (a local Seattle cable/internet provider). Do the cable providers have any kind of say over their customers having SM enabled?
Would I be better of trying to contact TiVo about this, or should I talk to Wave?
Thanks in advance!
Edit - Adding more info
SW Version - 20.5.6.RC14-USA-6-848
Last Successful Connection to TiVo service was earlier today
Last restart was a couple days ago
You contact TiVo as your cable provider will have no idea what you're talking about.
Call TiVo. Just don't do anything drastic, like Clear & Delete Everything. If you get an idiot, call back.
SkipMode uses closed captions and only works on some networks. Record CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and anything new tonight.
If you get SyFy or TBS, try their new shows too.
Got it. Thanks for the reply!
Been recording shows on those channels already (minus TBS), and no joy. I'll have a chat with a (hopefully smart-ish) TiVo rep, and hope for the best.
The cable company provided TiVo's will not get skip mode as this will violate their transmission agreements with the content owners. If you want skip mode then you will need to buy a retail unit if you have cable owned TiVo.
Just spoke to a TiVo rep, and that's more or less what they said. Because the box is from Wave, the SW version might be different, so there was really nothing she could do except to send a connection signal from her end.
Thanks for the info!
Jed1- That is a good point, and I believe you
But, is there something authoritative somewhere out there from TiVo that states this?
Edit: Nevermind, just saw the preceding post after composing this one.