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Is the 0xEF improvement to 30s Slip a suitable workaround to 30s Skip?

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With the improvement of 30s Slip in the most recent release (0xEF), I'd like your opinion.

Is the 0xEF improvement to 30s Slip a suitable workaround to 30s Skip?
 

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CerpinTaxt said:
It's better now than it used to be (faster), but I prefer the old TiVo instant 30 sec skip. But I doubt we will ever get the true skip on the HR20.
That's my take on it as well. I'm inclined to remove it from the Wish List, but since it is pretty high on the list now and I know it is near and dear to some folks, I wanted to get some kind of consensus on this item before I took action. I'll let this play out until tomorrow and then make a decision.
 

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Andrew_J_M said:
Doug, I don't understand the logic of removing it from the wish list. Like most here (in this thread) I prefer to use the improved slip to Tivo's skip, in fact I gave up reprogramming the Tivo remotes for the skip so always used FF.

But there are Tivo fanatics out there who do like/love the skip, if you remove it from the Wish List they will cry foul. It would be better to leave it on and let it die by dropping into low number zone.
Andrew,

Thanks for your feedback. I guess that I have 3 factors that have played into my decision for removing it from the Wish List. I'm open to making an addition as suggested by milominderbender2.

The factors in my decision were:

(1) the Poll is roughly 3 to 1 in agreement that the changes are a suitable workaround to 30s skip

(2) It is unlikely that DirecTV will ever consider implementing 30s skip regardless of the feedback it receives.

(3) I actually really like the 30s slip now. I was certain that DirecTV could not satisfy me without 30s skip. The changes impressed me so much that I thought it warranted removal. With this complete turnaround in my thinking, it just threw up a red flag.

So, Andrew, say the word regarding adding back a 30s skip type item into the Wish List. If you say "Do it" I'll make it happen.
 

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My mine concern is that Tivo fans will say that the survey is void because items are removed before hitting the bottom.
Understandable. I have also stated that things will be removed from the list if they are (1) added/fixed or (2) a suitable workaround is determined to exist. "suitable" is subjective, yes, but it is a way to say "yeah, that probably covers it" without having to let the item go through a slow death. I didn't just want to pull the trigger on my own for this one, So I posted the Poll. It seems a clear majority agree that the new and improved 30s slip is a suitable workaround to a true 30s skip.
 
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