What is QuickMode and how do I use it on my TiVo?

The QuickMode feature lets you speed through a show 30% faster, while also letting you hear what everyone is saying – without those funny chipmunk voices.

Note: This feature is only available on TiVo PVRs.

QuickMode allows you to play recordings faster—at 1.3 x normal speed—with pitch-corrected audio, so you don't have to put up with high-pitched squeaky audio while you watch your favorite programs in less time.

QuickMode works especially well for news and sports programs, and is available for all recording and live-cached content (up until the live point is reached).

QuickMode is available while you’re watching a recorded show, or if you’re “behind” live TV (for instance, if you have rewound a show that’s airing live).

Here’s how to use it:

  1. While watching a recording, press the PLAY button on your remote to bring up the status bar.

  2. Press SELECT to start QuickMode.

  3. To stop watching in QuickMode, press PLAY and SELECT again to resume watching at normal speed.

If you have been watching live TV and have paused or rewound your show, you can also access QuickMode by pressing PLAY to view the buffered video faster.

With QuickMode, you get the speed of fast-forward, without missing any of the details.

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