Advertisements You are looking for a communication from TiVo that states that Skipmode is for retail boxes only? You are not likely going to get that because the cable companies do all their own communication and the inclusion or exclusion of Skipmode would be exclusively their decision. I do not suspect Skipmode was developed exclusively for Retail, but as far as we know, no current MSO providers are authorizing the functionality. They will let you know if or when they ever do. So far, nobody in the field has and I would guess it will be quite some time before you ever see one.